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  • Shiloh
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    Pursuing Truth in COVID Drug Treatment Amid a Censored Media Landscape
    The death rate from COVID-19 is dramatically low at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, TX compared to other hospitals across the nation and the world. Despite Dr. Joseph Varon's popularity on TV, news personalities avoid questions of why he's having success treating his patients. As it turns out, he's using drugs the WHO and CDC recommend against.

    View at: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/24/delt...ndroidappshare


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  • Shiloh
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    Meet the Censored: Bret Weinstein
    Canceled on campus for speaking his mind, he's now going through a sequel at the hands of Silicon Valley
    Matt Taibbi
    3 hr ago

    On May 23, 2017, not so long ago in real time but seemingly an eternity given the extraordinary history we’ve lived through since, a group of 50-odd students at Evergreen State College arrived at the classroom of a biology professor named Bret Weinstein, demanding his resignation. He stepped into the hall to talk, believing he could work things out.

    He was wrong. Weinstein’s offense had been to come to work during an event called the “Days of Absence,” in which white students, staff, and faculty were asked to stay home. This was an inverted version of a longstanding Evergreen event of the same name that, based on a Douglas Turner Ward play, invited students of color to stay home voluntarily, to underscore their value to the community. As he would later explain in the Wall Street Journal, Weinstein thought this was a different and more negative message, and refused to comply. When that group of 50 students he’d never met arrived at his door and accused him of being a racist, he assumed he could find common ground, especially when his own students (including students of color) spoke on his behalf.

    “I was one of Evergreen’s most popular professors,” he later testified to the House of Representatives. “I had Evergreen’s version of tenure. Did they really think they could force my resignation based on a meritless accusation? They did think that, and they were right.”

    Weinstein was a Bernie Sanders supporter who described his politics as unabashedly liberal, even leftist. Like many, he’d grown up steeped in the imagery of sixties protest culture, probably imagined himself on its side, and therefore thought he could find solidarity with protesters. He didn’t realize was that he was the canary in a coal mine for a new movement that understood free speech as a stalking horse for the exercise of institutional power. When Weinstein opened his mouth to defend himself, what the crowd heard was him attempting to exercise authority, and they exercised theirs back.

    They’d won over Evergreen’s new president, George Bridges, who refused to intercede in Weinstein’s behalf and later even asked college police to stand down, when protesters began stopping traffic and searching cars for someone, presumably Weinstein. The police told Weinstein they couldn’t guarantee his safety, and ultimately he was, in fact, forced to resign.

    Frequently portrayed as the involuntary protagonist of the first of a series of campus free speech crises, in fact Weinstein was one of the first to understand that a rollback of “free speech” in cases like his was incidental to the larger aims of the movement.

    “What is occurring on college campuses is about power and control. Speech is impeded as a last resort,” he told the House Oversight Committee.

    He described the new movement as like a cult, in which members sincerely believed they were acting to stop oppression, but leaders understood they were simply “turning the tables” on oppression. They were exercising authority to achieve what may be presented as social justice goals, while the actual end is the authority itself, with the teardown of due process and other protections a critical part of the picture. “This committee,” he said, “should take my tale as cautionary.”

    Fast forward three years. Weinstein and his wife Heather Heying have become prominent figures in independent media, co-hosting a popular podcast called DarkHorse. Identified in the New York Times as one of the main dramatis personae of the so-called “Intellectual Dark Web,” a group of heterodox intellectuals not aligned with the traditional right or left, he appeared for a time to find a home on YouTube. Maybe he would never go back to academia, but this seemed a more secure replacement. After all it’s one thing to be dependent on the whims of a college president or even a faculty board, but surely there’s safety in subscriber numbers?

    Not so fast. As detailed in “Why Has ‘Ivermectin’ Become a Dirty Word?”, Weinstein is on the verge of becoming one of the more prominent casualties to a censorship movement that it’s hard not to see as part of a wider Evergreening of America. He and Heying’s two YouTube channels have been hit with multiple warnings for two brands of speech offenses, and are on the verge of having their business shut down entirely as a result (YouTube has a “three strikes and you’re out” policy). One offense involves interviews with the likes of Dr. Pierre Kory about the potential benefits of the repurposed drug ivermectin, and the other involves interviews with guests like Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA vaccine technology used in the Covid-19 vaccines. One video with Malone this week had 587,331 views before it was shut down...

    Read more: https://taibbi.substack.com/p/meet-t...bret-weinstein

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  • Shiloh
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    Why Has "Ivermectin" Become a Dirty Word?
    At the worst moment, Internet censorship has driven scientific debate itself underground
    Matt Taibbi
    17 hr ago


    On December 8, 2020, when most of America was consumed with what The Guardian called Donald Trump’s “desperate, mendacious, frenzied and sometimes farcical” attempt to remain president, the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the “Medical Response to Covid-19.” One of the witnesses, a pulmonologist named Dr. Pierre Kory, insisted he had great news.

    “We have a solution to this crisis,” he said unequivocally. “There is a drug that is proving to have a miraculous impact.”

    Kory was referring to an FDA-approved medicine called ivermectin. A genuine wonder drug in other realms, ivermectin has all but eliminated parasitic diseases like river blindness and elephantiasis, helping discoverer Satoshi Ōmura win the Nobel Prize in 2015. As far as its uses in the pandemic went, however, research was still scant. Could it really be a magic Covid-19 bullet?

    Kory had been trying to make such a case, but complained to the Senate that public efforts had been stifled, because “every time we mention ivermectin, we get put in Facebook jail.” A Catch-22 seemed to be ensnaring science. With the world desperate for news about an unprecedented disaster, Silicon Valley had essentially decided to disallow discussion of a potential solution — disallow calls for more research and more study — because not enough research and study had been done. Once, people weren’t allowed to take drugs before they got FDA approval. Now, they can’t talk about them.

    “I want to try to be respectful because I think the intention is correct,” Kory told the committee. “They want to cut down on misinformation, and many doctors are claiming X, Y, and Z work in this disease. The challenge is, you’re also silencing those of us who are expert, reasoned, researched, and extremely knowledgeable.”

    Eight million people watched Kory say that on the C-SPAN video of the hearing posted to YouTube, but YouTube, in what appears to be a first, removed video of the hearing, as even Senate testimony was now deemed too dangerous for public consumption. YouTube later suspended the Wisconsin Senator who’d invited Kory to the hearing, and when Kory went on podcasts to tell his story, YouTube took down those videos, too. Kory was like a ghost who floated through the Internet, leaving suspensions and blackened warning screens everywhere he went.

    One of the challenges of the pandemic period is the degree to which science has become intertwined with politics. Arguments about the efficacy of mask use or ventilators, or the viability of repurposed drugs like hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin, or even the pandemic’s origins, were quashed from the jump in the American commercial press, which committed itself to a regime of simplified insta-takes made opposite to Donald Trump’s comments. With a few exceptions, Internet censors generally tracked with this conventional wisdom, which had the effect of moving conspiracy theories and real scientific debates alike far underground.


    A consequence is that issues like the ivermectin question have ended up in the same public bucket as debates over foreign misinformation, hate speech, and even incitement. The same Republican Senator YouTube suspended for making statements in support of ivermectin, Ron Johnson, has also been denounced in the press for failing to call the January 6th riots an insurrection, resulting in headlines that blend the two putative offenses.

    “You have these ideas about the need to censor hate speech, calls for violence, and falsity,” Kory says, “and they’ve put science on the same shelf.”...

    Read more: https://taibbi.substack.com/p/why-ha...become-a-dirty

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  • Pathfinder
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    Originally posted by Pathfinder View Post
    Reposted from the thread "Discussion: Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Wuhan has been working with bats and coronavirus for many years - DNA manipulations, cloning...."
    https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...cloning/page24
    ...
    As Petrovsky considered whether SARS-CoV-2 may have emerged in lab cultures with human cells, or cells engineered to express the human ACE2 protein, a letter penned by 27 scientists appeared suddenly on Feb. 19 in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet. The authors insisted that SARS-CoV-2 had a natural origin, and they condemned any alternate hypotheses as conspiracy theories that create only "fear, rumors, and prejudice."

    Petrovksy says he found the letter infuriating. Conspiracy theorists is "the last thing we were, and it looked to be pointing at people like us," he says.
    ...
    But in late April 2020, as Petrovsky's group was thinking about where to publish their work, "Trump blurted out" that he had reason to believe that the virus came out of a Chinese lab, Petrovsky says. And at that point, he adds, much of "the left-wing media decided they were going to paint the whole lab thing as a conspiracy theory to bring down Trump." When Petrovsky approached administrators of the preprint server bioRxiv, the paper was refused. BioRxiv staff replied that it would be more appropriately distributed after peer review, "which stunned us," Petrovksy says. "We thought the whole point of preprint was to get important information out quickly."

    The paper was subsequently posted on a different preprint server called arXiv.org, based out of Cornell University.
    ...
    Petrovsky describes himself as politically neutral, and according to sources, he is highly regarded in the vaccine world. Maria Elena Bottazzi, a microbiologist at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, says Petrovsky doesn't make scientific claims that aren't fully supported by evidence. And yet, simply following the science, Petrovsky suggests, had become too politically fraught. "We were dealing with global forces," he says, "that are way more powerful than a scientist trying to tell a science-based story."
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    BY LATE SPRING of 2020, scientists in the natural origins camp had taken the upper hand in shaping opinions. Only a few researchers have looked deeply into SARS-CoV-2?s origins, and according to the Broad Institute's Chan, the vast majority of those who did not investigate the question simply accepted what they perceived to be the prevailing view.
    ...
    In Australia, Petrovksy says he is trying to stay above the fray. He says he was warned to avoid speaking publicly about his modeling findings. "A lot of people advised us "even if it's good science, don't talk about it. It will have a negative impact on your vaccine development. You will get attacked; they will try to discredit you."
    ...
    "If we are at the point where all science is politicized and no one cares about truth and only being politically correct, " he says, "we may as well give up and shut down and stop doing science."

    https://undark.org/2021/03/17/lab-le...t-in-politics/
    Beijing’s useful idiots

    Science journals have encouraged and enforced a false Covid narrative


    BY IAN BIRRELL


    Just over a year ago, I stumbled across an intriguing scientific paper. It suggested the pandemic that was ripping around the world was “uniquely adapted to infect humans”; it was “not typical of a normal zoonotic infection” since it first appeared with “exceptional” ability to enter human cells. The author of the paper, Nikolai Petrovsky, was frank about the disease when we spoke back then, saying its adaptability was either “a remarkable coincidence or a sign of human intervention”. He even broke the scientific omertà by daring to admit that “no one can say a laboratory leak is not a possibility”.

    But even though Petrovsky has excellent credentials — professor of medicine at a prominent Australian university, author of more than 200 papers in scientific journals and founder of a company funded by the US government to develop new vaccine technologies — I was still anxious when my story went global. His original document had been posted on a pre-print site, so had not been peer reviewed, unlike if it had been published in a medical or scientific journal. These sorts of sites allow researchers to get findings out quickly. Petrovsky told me his first attempt to place these seismic findings was on BioRxiv, run by prominent New York laboratory. But it was rejected; eventually he succeeded on ArXiv, a rival server run by Cornell University. Last week, however, he told me this important origins modelling paper had finally been accepted by Nature Scientific Reports after “a harrowing 12 months of repeated reviews, rejections, appeals, re-reviews and finally now acceptance”.
    ...
    Petrovsky has had to endure what he calls “the legitimacy” of his paper as a peer-reviewed publication being denied for a critical 12 months — and he is far from alone.“I have heard all too many tales from other academics who have been equally frustrated in getting their manuscripts dealing with research into the origins of the virus published,” he said.
    ...
    Many scientists have been dismayed by their actions. “It is very important to talk about the scientific journals — I think they are partially responsible for the cover-up,” said Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, a leading French evolutionary biologist and key member of the Paris Group of scientists challenging the established view on these issues. The rejection of the lab leak hypothesis, she argues, in many places was not due to Trump’s intervention but the result of “respectable scientific journals not accepting to discuss the matter”.

    ...
    https://unherd.com/2021/06/beijings-useful-idiots/

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  • bertrand789
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    ethics in sport, especially the Olympic.

    Today in France we are told that the French delegation, so 1400 people have all received a first dose, to be able to receive the second 4 weeks later. This is therefore done, by special dispensation ...

    We are talking about the Olympic Games:
    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeux_olympiques

    therefore, for this summer:

    The IOC is recommending the vaccination of athletes if they are available, but vaccines will not be required, and the IOC is recommending against athletes "jumping the queue" in order to obtain priority over essential populations. [50] On 12 March 2021, Thomas Bach announced that in nations where they are approved for use, the Chinese Olympic Committee had offered to cover the costs of the Chinese CoronaVac and Sinopharm vaccines for athletes competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics and 2022 Winter Olympics, and purchase two doses for their nation's general public for each vaccinated athlete

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Summer_Olympics

    I think this subject should be treated with the greatest care, because it shows a lot ...

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  • bertrand789
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    https://www.precisionvaccinations.co...launches-study

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  • bertrand789
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    "Bien s?r que je me suis tromp?"

    https://www.bfmtv.com/sante/je-ne-pe...105020003.html

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  • bertrand789
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    a quick question for those who care a bit about the laws. It seems that traditional Chinese medicine is recognized by the O.M.S., except that:

    Women[edit]


    The act of diagnosing women was not as simple as the diagnosing of men in traditional Chinese medicine. This was for several reasons: first, the treatment of sick women was expected to be called in by and take place under male authority.[87] The visiting physician would then discuss the female's problems and diagnosis through the male. Second, women were often silent about their issues with doctors and male figures due to the societal expectation of female modesty and the presence of a male figure in the room.[87] Third, the presence of male authority in the sick room and the patriarchal dominated society also caused doctors to reference their women and children patients "the anonymous category of family members (Jia Ren) or household (Ju Jia)"[87] in their journals. This anonymity and lack of conversation between the doctor and woman patient led to the inquiry diagnosis of the Four Diagnostic Methods[88] being the most challenging. Male doctors in China traditionally used a figurine known as a Doctor's lady, on which female patients could indicate the location of their symptoms. [89]

    The study of medicine for women was called Fuke[87] (known as gynecology and obstetrics in modern science and medicine); however, it has little to no ancient works based on it except for Fu Qing-zhu's Fu Qing Zhu Nu Ke (Fu Qing-zhu's Gynecology).[90] The most challenging part of a woman's health in Traditional Chinese Medicine was pregnancy and postpartum, this is because there were many definitions of pregnancy in traditional Chinese medicine.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tradit...inese_medicine




    so the O.M.S. accepted that or ?

    What suggests that the U.N. has admitted this as well?

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  • bertrand789
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    In a country under pressure from two viruses that the C.D.C should know: ebola and HiV the results are good:

    Covid-19: the pretty Senegalese success

    https://atlantico.fr/article/decrypt...rique-charles- come back? utm_source = sendinblue

    So the knowledge exists, the question becomes why it has not and is not deployed?

    Are the results in military hospitals the same as in others?

    Is that one more Oops or?

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  • Emily
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    Interesting, Bertrand. I think that is the trend with raw materials getting more and more expensive.

    The US decided to send it's Astrazeneca supplies to India, finally.
    https://nypost.com/2021/04/26/us-sen...lies-to-india/

  • bertrand789
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    Emily do you believe in chance?
    https://www.letemps.ch/economie/nest...liards-dollars

  • bertrand789
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    there are many moral codes :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-25qb-Dysuk

  • Emily
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    Agree with many points in this Russian article - but one. Even if censorship supports my own beliefs, it is still censorship and will be noticed as such.

    https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...ed-information
    Control of informational coverage of an epidemic on TV media sources.
    The next suggestion is not censorship, IMO, but it is easy for me to think that. The virologists would be countering media/politcal fearmongering rather than supporting it.

    Fixing persistent myths, misleading media images and video clips that are going viral in the web, with further professional analysing their mythical character by virologists and other expert researchers.

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  • bertrand789
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    Emily : Thank you, if diversity is an asset, it has been the source of many conflicts. When, for real or false health reasons, we break the agreements of respect, for example by touching the mortuary rites, only believers, from my point of view, can envisage the possible ones.

    This gentleman should be, as a matter of urgency, automatically withdrawn.

  • Emily
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    Interesting, bertrand. Fauci would like to share vaccines with India. I agree - we are doing well with the combination of targeting vaccines to the vulnerable combined with natural immunity. Why should we hoard? The statesman opposed to sharing has no medical background.
    ""The United States is committed first and foremost to an ambitious and effective campaign to vaccinate all Americans," said U.S. diplomatic spokesman Ned Price on Thursday."
    https://www.state.gov/biographies/ned-price/

    I don't want a former CIA agent deciding if I or anyone else should be vaccinated. That is a medical issue. The same thing happened internally when the federal goverment would not surge vaccines to Michigan. It was bean-counter that decided that, not a doctor of any sort.
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