China fills gap left by US in covid vaccine program

 
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China will participate in a World Health Organization- backed initiative to provide a coronavirus vaccine to developing countries, filling a gap in global health leadership after US President Donald Trump rejected the program.

Beijing on Thursday joined the $ 18 billion Covax initiative that aims to give lower-income countries the same access to vaccines as richer nations. The move came with  China "leading the world with several vaccines in advanced stages of research and development and with extensive production capacity," spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement on Friday.

"We are taking this concrete step to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines, especially in developing countries, and we hope that more capable countries will also join and support the Covax project," he said.

The measure,  allows China to positively differentiate itself from the United States. while tensions rise between the world's two largest economies in sectors ranging from trade to technology to human rights.

The Trump Administration withdrew from the WHO and declined joining  Covax. A White House spokesman said the United States would not be "restricted by multilateral organizations influenced by the corrupt World Health Organization and China."

In May, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised that the vaccines developed by China would become a global "public good" to be shared by all.

The decision could also help improve the country's image after receiving widespread criticism from abroad about how it handled the initial outbreak in the central city of Wuhan, where Covid-19 originated last year. A global survey released this week by the Pew Research Center found that negative perceptions of China reached record levels in the United States and other major economies.

"In many ways, this is a soft power victory for China, coming amid a lot of negative information in other fields in recent weeks," said Nicholas Thomas, associate professor of health security at the City University of Hong Kong. “It is a victory facilitated by President Trump's rash decision to withdraw from the WHO and his shortsighted refusal to engage the United States with Covax. Now, anything the United States does in this area will look like an attempt to tie China, when the United States was expected to lead. "

Democratic  presidential contender, Joe Biden, who has a double-digit lead over Trump in national polls, promised in July to rejoin the WHO if he wins the November 3 election "and restore our leadership on the world stage."

China's participation is also a big win for Covax, since the possibility of providing doses to even a fraction of the 1.4 billion people of China would increase the critical mass, increasing the bargaining power of the alliance. Covax is led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). It currently has nine vaccines in development and nine under evaluation in its portfolio, with a goal of securing 2 billion doses by 2021.

 

 

More than 170 economies are now involved with Covax, deals are in the pipeline for vaccines, and the program is nearing its initial fundraising goal to support low-income countries, Gavi CEO Seth Berkley said in a statement

China has pioneered the development of vaccines against the coronavirus. Nine of its candidate vaccines have entered clinical trials, and four of them have already been approved for end-stage phase III clinical trials in foreign countries. Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Morocco, and Egypt have formal agreements with China's major vaccine manufacturers.

For Beijing, participation would provide a de facto insurance policy that would allow it access to any successfully developed vaccine. China could also support the manufacture of a successful vaccine, regardless of which country develops it.

 



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Brian

WHO (Accidentally) Confirm COVID Is No More Dangerous Than Flu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The media tried to turn the claim by the WHO that only 10% of the world has been infected with coronavirus into a global fear factory to spin up the fear. BUT the monsters and criminals did not do any calculations on their endless F’N lies and propaganda against humanity for their psychopathic totalitarian global communism police state. 0.14% IS THE ACTUAL MORTALITY NUMBER NOT THE MEDICAL FRAUD TOLD TO THE WORLD IN MARCH 3.4% mortality ….IT IS A FLU DEATH RATE USED TO DESTROY 60% OF GLOBAL SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES, FORCE HOME IMPRISONMENT UPON THE WORLD…FORCED WRONGFUL DEADLY PROTOCOLS THAT MURDED PEOPLE ACROSS THE PLANET TO CREATE MORE FEAR … WITHHOLDING MEDICAL DOCTOR TREATMENTS THAT WOULD CURE PATIENTS 100%….PCR TESTS THAT ONLY REPORT 7% ACCURATELY TO INSTILL MASS HYSTERIA… ALL SHOW INTENT TO MEDICALLY DEFRAUD AND THESE FACTS INDICATE THIS IS A ORCHISTRATED GENOCIDE…ALL A GIANT FRAUD TO MASS MURDER PEOPLE & DESTROY THE WORLD ECONOMY AND NOW THEY WANT YOU TO TAKE A DANGEROUS, UNPROVEN, RUSHED EXPERIMENTAL DNA ALTERING VACCINE, WHO WOULD DARE LISTEN FURTHER TO THESE CRIMINAL MURDERERS AND THEIR ENDLESS LIES?....... ENDLESS FRAUD, ENDLESS LIES, MORE DECEPTION IN THIS GLOBAL GENOCIDE AND ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION AS LEADERS PARTICIPATED AGAINST THEIR CITIZENS WITH MEDIA AND BIG TECH ALL GUILTY OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY ....TIME FOR EVERY CRIMINAL BEHIND THIS AND EVERY PERSON WHO PARTICIPATED IN THESE SERIOUS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY TO BE TRIED AND EXECUTED IN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURTS!!!!!!!!!!! TIME FOR HUMANITY TO GET JUSTICE FOR THESE EXTREMELY SERIOUS AND DEADLY CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND EXECUTE EVERY PSYCOPATH INVOLVED ACROSS THE ENTIRE PLANET!!!!!! START LINK https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/did-who-just-accidentally-confirm-covid-no-more-dangerous-flu

18 days ago
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Respectful

"Fear-addled minds swarm around conspiracies like flies around something foul." ~ Raul Ramos y Sanchez "It's all one big conspiracy. Just there's nobody pulling all the strings." ~ James Oswald

18 days ago
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General Butler

Well stated, Hogan. We are in WW3 right here, right now, the battle of all battles for the future of all humanity and barely 5% of the people are even aware.

19 days ago
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MHogan

Here’s some dots to connect: We could end the pan/epidemic tomorrow if we cease testing people without symptoms—we have entered a casedemic where all that matters is to keep the issue of Covid alive—so keep those case numbers going and growing Think for a minute why they are doing this—it’s not to give us time to develop a vaccine because there are already more and more therapeutics to cure Covid and more on the immediate horizon (non vaccines). Allow me to propose what this is really about (and I base it on a recent report —you can look it up yourself—“ $6 billion in Covid-19 vaccine contracts awarded by Operation Warp Speed have been doled out by a secretive government contractor with deep ties to the CIA and DHS, escaping regulatory scrutiny and beyond the reach of FOIA requests.” The real interest is to find a way to inject nanoparticles (hydrogel) into everyone to control. The vaccine makers have now realized that more and more people will not take THE VACCINE and mandatory compliance in democratic countries (especially those where people are armed) is a resistance they may not overcome. Solution when the real objective is to get 100% of people with these nanoparticles inserted: think of another method besides vaccine delivery for the 60% who outright refuse or are “vaccine hesitant” (gotta love that term!). Gates even admitted that the vaccine plan won’t work if everyone won’t comply. Only the vaccine wasn’t and never was the objective— Gates has always been about “control”—health was just a diversionary modality. Everyone needs to be “chipped” and nanotechnology can accomplish this in discreet ways; no need for an injection . A test swab might be a method, or a patch test, or ... ? “contractors with deep ties to the CIA and DHS”?—this is getting spooky just for a vaccine! https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/operation-warp-speed-is-using-a-cia-linked-contractor-to-keep-covid-19-vaccine-contracts-secret/ If you don’t care to read the entire article, consider this quote from it: “...ties to the CIA, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense and how ATI [Advanced Technology International—a defense contractor] is helping to lead those agencies’ efforts to militarize health care and create a surveillance panopticon that not only monitors the world around us but our physiology as well.“ There’s very little time left, if any, to stop this. You can be sure that the billions poured into our “control” is advancing at real “Warp Speed”; there isn’t time for naïveté or complacence—we are in a battle for our liberty.

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General Butler

Observer, friend, if you're still watching television to get your information you need help. Brian and others are offering it through other sources where you can get the truth. No, Fox News isn't the answer. Due to extreme censorship and control, the only way to find the truth is through independent research on the internet and the exercise of critical thought. You have to connect the dots by yourself.

19 days ago
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OBSERVER

McArthy is alive and well. Communists behind every tree. Watch CNN tonight to see what the rest of the world thinks of the former world leading country.

19 days ago
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Oh ya

If you really want to know about vaccines and you have time to watch a 10 part docu-series do a google search for... The Truth About Vaccines 2020. Click the link and sign up to watch (its free) and they will email you the link to watch the shows every night for the 10 nights. Yes they will try to get you to buy the series on CD but you do not have to buy and there is no fee to watch the series as they show them. So open your mind and learn something. Netflix will still be there next week so you can watch some brain dead actor spew their hatred for the world

19 days ago
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claire

Thank you for your long and complete explanation, Brian. You are exactly correct. The world is in deep trouble. And I would not take anything that comes from China.

20 days ago
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General Butler

This article is 100% horseshit. There is no need for a vaxx against a flu-like infection that kills 0.03% of the infected - not 0.03% of the population, 0.03% of the infected. Secondly, the whole vaxx movement has nothing NOTHING to do with saving lives. It's to get us on a regularly scheduled injection program that requires a biometric 'immunity/vax passport' https://id2020.org so no one can do a damned thing in this world without having been injected. Does anyone honestly believe the powers that be would refrain from allowing substances in those injections that just might be disadvantageous to our health? Can anyone think anymore? What's going on here is the greatest crime against humanity ever perpetrated. Wake up, folks. Before it's too late

20 days ago
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General Butler

This article is 100% horseshit. There is no need for a vaxx against a flu-like infection that kills 0.03% of the infected - not 0.03% of the population, 0.03% of the infected. Secondly, the whole vaxx movement has nothing NOTHING to do with saving lives. It's to get us on a regularly scheduled injection program that requires a biometric 'immunity/vax passport' https://id2020.org so no one can do a damned thing in this world without having been injected. Does anyone honestly believe the powers that be would refrain from allowing substances in those injections that just might be disadvantageous to our health? Can anyone think anymore? What's going on here is the greatest crime against humanity ever perpetrated. Wake up, folks. Before it's too late

20 days ago
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General Butler

This article is 100% horseshit. There is no need for a vaxx against a flu-like infection that kills 0.03% of the infected - not 0.03% of the population, 0.03% of the infected. Secondly, the whole vaxx movement has nothing NOTHING to do with saving lives. It's to get us on a regularly scheduled injection program that requires a biometric 'immunity/vax passport' https://id2020.org so no one can do a damned thing in this world without having been injected. Does anyone honestly believe the powers that be would refrain from allowing substances in those injections that just might be disadvantageous to our health? Can anyone think anymore? What's going on here is the greatest crime against humanity ever perpetrated. Wake up, folks. Before it's too late

20 days ago
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General Butler

This article is 100% horseshit. There is no need for a vaxx against a flu-like infection that kills 0.03% of the infected - not 0.03% of the population, 0.03% of the infected. Secondly, the whole vaxx movement has nothing NOTHING to do with saving lives. It's to get us on a regularly scheduled injection program that requires a biometric 'immunity/vax passport' https://id2020.org so no one can do a damned thing in this world without having been injected. Does anyone honestly believe the powers that be would refrain from allowing substances in those injections that just might be disadvantageous to our health? Can anyone think anymore? What's going on here is the greatest crime against humanity ever perpetrated. Wake up, folks. Before it's too late

20 days ago
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General Butler

This article is 100% horseshit. There is no need for a vaxx against a flu-like infection that kills 0.03% of the infected - not 0.03% of the population, 0.03% of the infected. Secondly, the whole vaxx movement has nothing NOTHING to do with saving lives. It's to get us on a regularly scheduled injection program that requires a biometric 'immunity/vax passport' https://id2020.org so no one can do a damned thing in this world without having been injected. Does anyone honestly believe the powers that be would refrain from allowing substances in those injections that just might be disadvantageous to our health? Can anyone think anymore? What's going on here is the greatest crime against humanity ever perpetrated. Wake up, folks. Before it's too late

20 days ago
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General Butler

This article is 100% horseshit. There is no need for a vaxx against a flu-like infection that kills 0.03% of the infected - not 0.03% of the population, 0.03% of the infected. Secondly, the whole vaxx movement has nothing NOTHING to do with saving lives. It's to get us on a regularly scheduled injection program that requires a biometric 'immunity/vax passport' https://id2020.org so no one can do a damned thing in this world without having been injected. Does anyone honestly believe the powers that be would refrain from allowing substances in those injections that just might be disadvantageous to our health? Can anyone think anymore? What's going on here is the greatest crime against humanity ever perpetrated. Wake up, folks. Before it's too late

20 days ago
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General Butler

This article is 100% horseshit. There is no need for a vaxx against a flu-like infection that kills 0.03% of the infected - not 0.03% of the population, 0.03% of the infected. Secondly, the whole vaxx movement has nothing NOTHING to do with saving lives. It's to get us on a regularly scheduled injection program that requires a biometric 'immunity/vax passport' https://id2020.org so no one can do a damned thing in this world without having been injected. Does anyone honestly believe the powers that be would refrain from allowing substances in those injections that just might be disadvantageous to our health? Can anyone think anymore? What's going on here is the greatest crime against humanity ever perpetrated. Wake up, folks. Before it's too late

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Brian

The "New ABnormal" of Global Tyranny: Why is John Stossel being Censored about Climate change? What is happening in this world? We are living in the new beginnings of global authoritarian tyranny that is their “new normal”, worse than ever before in history as the technology is being used to enforce their will. I will take you through what is happening so you can understand it in depth and be able to prepare for what is coming. It is getting worse. Take the pregnant women brutalized at the beach when police chased her there because authorities were alerted, she left a 5KM prison perimeter in Australia with track and trace in your phone now. Now they are track and tracing people in more countries as people acquiesce to these systems of terror that are being pushed down the throats of everybody across the planet to enforce the new global authoritarian police state and their forced vaccines which I will go into great detail to connect the dots that most of you do not understand. I cannot think of a global takeover in history where leaders sold out their citizens as they have across the world. This is a first and it really is alarming the degree of this evil across the world now. There will be revolutions and bloodshed as the people rise up against these global psychopathic terrorists. They are selling hard this “new ABnormal” if you don’t like what is happening in the world now or have not liked the past 9 months… wait because it is going to get much worse across the planet as these violent psychopaths will not give up their grip around the necks of humanity so easily. We are going to have kill them to get them to stop chocking us. The violence and controls against people will get even more extreme, it already is, than what we have lived through unless enough people stand up and take back power. We are living in days where sticking your head in the sand and wishing this will pass is simply not enough anymore and very well could end up causing you and your family to be murdered. We are living in days where you cannot just wish this will pass with a positive attitude, that is what so many did under Hitler/Mao/Stalin and 130 MILLION people died under psychopaths in the last century who thought that way. We are in a global fight for our existence against psychopathic terrorists who control the global stage to institute fear so deep across the world that most people are in fear for their lives and will do anything they say. These psychopaths believe in global warming (they call it climate change as global warming was debunked by scientist across the world) and believe 7 out 8 of us need be killed to keep the planet sustainable. Yes their agenda is to bring the population to 1 billion people. It will be done through vaccines, starvation and covert sterilization, we are dealing with monsters that have done this to the world, so you have to step in their psychopathic minds. You cannot think like a normal person to understand these insane monsters. This is outlined in Agenda 2020 and 2030. This is going to be a long road of hell we all must walk through. This is why they have been pushing endlessly the propaganda for the last 9 months “you will not be able to go back to normal” because these psychopaths have a plan they are implementing against humanity and want you to accept their “new ABnormal” which most will find hell on earth once they understand where this going. They did not kill 130,000,000 last century without using propaganda by the media as they are doing today to sell this evil. They are even training kids across every country to turn against their parents. Parents across the planet have had to sign forms they will not be in the rooms while their kids are being virtually brainwashed against their parents values and against them as they become indoctrinated to obey the state. All of what is happening is breaking your human spirit and training you to subjugate yourself them as a human and strip away any decency, emotions and connections between humans. They have trained the world to look at other humans as the enemy who carry a dangerous virus. To create the communist state were persons turn on other persons and report them to the police for not wearing a mask, allowing your children to play outside, for to many people gathering at a home etc all across the planet, the rules are different all across the planet but all extremely similar which is identical to how people cooperate with communism in the past. This is out of the textbook manuscripts of a hellish scumbag called Carl Marx who even his friends and family hated this lazy bastard who was so sickening lazy he let 3 of his children to starve to death because he was not a man who would work. At his funeral nobody wanted to go not even his family or remaining kids, he was a repugnant human being! His virus he created is living and the world has been fighting it since his death. As of today, his sick ideology has been tried and failed across 2/3rds of the world with between 130 million and up to 200 million murdered from this sick ideology only fools believe in! It takes a fool to believe the global propaganda being pumped into humanity across the planet by media. It is identical across the planet today. Casedemics, fear porn and vaccines are needed, the great reset, a new normal, capitalism failed, you must obey edicts, you must give up your civil liberties for the collective good of all and much more. Across the world the same dangerous messaging is being used against humanity. Yes I say fools because these dangerous idiots all believe in their version of socialism/communism is different this time but they are hugely mistaken because it still is communism which is the big brother of socialism. They are the same and one. It is a broken dangerous ideology that always leads to death of masses in history and the aggregation of power to a few. https://youtu.be/punjBhQG__s John Stossel now being censored by the global communists because he was talking about climate change. Climate change is the basis of this global coup d’etat by a billionaire class Bill Gates and George Soros among the main criminals with the UN yes the United Nations organizing this (who else could pull off a global coup d’etat across the planet against citizens in almost every country on the planet) and the Pope of the Catholic Church is in on these crimes too who also believes in authoritarian communism and hopes to be the King of this new global one world UN authoritarian communism police state. The more you learn about this, the more you realize the psychopaths behind this are very revolting humans some even look like evil demons. Country after country their leaders were paid off to harm their citizens, this is a war against humanity and all of us are the enemies in this war. https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/war/the-plot-to-create-a-terror-state-following-hitlers-playbook/ https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/conspiracy/using-every-trick-in-the-book/ https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/britain/boris-johnson-repeals-english-bill-of-rights-from-1689/ These articles will get you up to speed in understanding why we are living in global world of Tyranny. Starting this weekend, the global terrorist have implemented ConVid Health Passports, digital Nazi show your papers. Yes this is real (even though Bill Gates denied it months ago) it is being piloted in Heathrow airport, sold to CovidIdiots as a way to fly without being forced into mandatory isolation around the world that are already set up in place after place where when you fly in they can test you and place you into forced medical isolation and force treatment into your body and you must pay for this too. In addition, these genocide terrorists will use this new digital system to prove you have received their dangerous unproven experimental DNA changing vaccine. Failure to inject yourself with their killer injury producing vaccine will result in you not being able to board a flight, public trains, busses, subways, assemble in sporting events, go to grocery stores and eventually not be able to leave your house permanent house imprisonment under the name of lockdown they got everybody use to thinking was acceptable. This is all happening from a virus that 99.75% of the world lives without treatment and using any of ½ a dozen know cures 99.9997% live. Does that sound like a pandemic that needs these forced vaccines and justifies the global terror along with economic destruction thrust upon the world? They are locking down the world again all across the planet with draconian measures calling it a second wave which I predicted months ago would happen. This time people are fighting back across the planet as it does not make any sense to even the average person across the planet. The police brutality is growing extreme in response as these new police states (their new normal we are supposed to agree to) that these terrorists have created respond to the citizens beginning to resist. These genocide criminals are insane psychopaths that have caused global terror across the world and need to be punished severely for their crimes against humanity. Unfortunately, until enough people begin to rise up this “new ABnormal” they are pushing down our throats will continue. All across the world even for those have been given limited freedom to move about they are seeing restrictions in evening hours be in your home at X time and many countries are restricting movement on Saturday/Sunday (blaming coronavirus but this is part of their climate change agenda religion and communist police state), YOU MUST OBEY THESE CRIMINAL GENOCIDAL TERRORISTS! All across the world it varies the controls as I believe they are testing them. To see how far they can push people then they implement in other countries as they are testing many variations across the planet. Some are insane lockdown prisons; others are partial prisons and others are a little freer if you obey the rules your terrorists by edict told you to obey. Essentially freedom across the planet is essentially gone. It will not be back until people across the planet take it back from these criminals.. I believe mankind will rise up when the pain of this hell they are putting in place becomes too great for people to take anymore. All across the world there are many leaders that have joined this global communist agenda. State governors, PM’s, Premiers, City Mayors, Presidents across the world leaders in every single country on the planet have sold their soul to the devil in exchange for power. They are now drunk with extreme power and taking it to extreme levels across the entire planet. You have a duty to get actively involved every day in fighting. If everybody in the world resisted, they could no longer control us. Say no to masks that are making you and your kids sick, say no to further restrictions, reach out and shake another humans hands and hug them, go to religious gathers and encourage leadership to disobey because all this is based on fraud science to bring in these controls against humanity. Educate your local leaders. Educate yourself and your family to what is going on. Donate money to those on the front lines across the world fighting to restore freedom and normalcy to the world. I do believe we as humans will prevail against the evil we are up against, but it will be a tough road ahead, especially if a critical mass of people doesn’t become activists. There is nothing more important in your life now to invest time in every single day to do something. Every day I do something across the world to have a positive impact on this situation. Try to get outside your circle otherwise it is just an echo chamber. You want to get the message and knowledge into the hands of many new people as you can. You can help turn the tide against the global tyranny happening. If you don’t one day you will wish you did. I truly believe we are reliving the same extremely dangerous times of the past but actually much worse. Imagine if Hitler/Mao/Stalin had Big Tech on their side, how many more would have been killed in the last century then you get an understanding of what mankind is facing today. Please feel free to pass this message on to your family and friends, your social networks, email lists, your representatives. I will end with something from history from the prominent Lutheran pastor in Germany, that is very relevant to what mankind is facing right now to reflect upon: First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. FURTHER RESEARCH TO EDUCATE THE WORLD: www.plandemicseries.com documentary discusses the economic criminals behind the global crimes against humanity and how Big Tech blocked lifesaving medical information by Doctors to perpetrate these crimes against humanity. https://youtu.be/RweOsFdQoWQ “New ABnormal” they want to us to live under www.c19study.com shows ONLY 1 of over 6 cures prevented/purposely blocked from use by those in power along with Big Tech which caused senseless murders across the planet https://www.oann.com/calif-doctor-successfully-cures-1700-covid-19-patients/ Proof people can be treated and 100% can live WITHOUT a vaccine. https://www.naturalhealth365.com/covid-19-vaccine-trial-failure-3573.html AstraZeneca vaccine injuries in small trial as they rush to inject your family https://vaccine-injury.info/masonry.cfm Vaccines take about 20 years to make safe, here is proof of rampant vaccine injury across the planet, nobody in their right mind should take a rushed, dangerous, unproven experimental DNA Changing vaccine for a disease that 99.9997% with treatment live. https://youtu.be/kr04gHbP5MQ Point by Point Dr. Reiner Fuellmich an attorney in both the USA and Germany discusses the Global Crimes Against Humanity and lays out the legal case being filed before you!!! https://www.euronews.com/2020/08/18/wuhan-goes-wild-thousands-attend-pool-party-in-former-covid-19-epicentre Giant Pool party in Wuhan while the world was suffering house arrest https://www.stress.org/open-letter-from-medical-doctors-and-health-professionals-to-all-belgian-authorities-and-all-belgian-media open letter from medical doctors and health professionals to all Belgian authorities and all Belgian media https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/ Facts about Covid-19 by Swiss Policy Research https://www.bitchute.com/video/LNCf84FAdQDY/ Want to know why Coronavirus was unleashed? Here is the actual science that dictates masks do not work conclusively and in fact you will uncover the science how harmful they are to humanity to be wearing daily. Review of the Medical Literature Here are key anchor points to the extensive scientific literature that establishes that wearing surgical masks and respirators (e.g., “N95”) does not reduce the risk of contracting a verified illness: Jacobs, J. L. et al. (2009) “Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: A randomized controlled trial,” American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 37, Issue 5, 417 – 419. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19216002 N95-masked health-care workers (HCW) were significantly more likely to experience headaches. Face mask use in HCW was not demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds. Cowling, B. et al. (2010) “Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: A systematic review,” Epidemiology and Infection, 138(4), 449-456. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/epidemiology-and-infection/article/face-masks-to-prevent-transmission-of-influenza-virus-a-systematic- review/64D368496EBDE0AFCC6639CCC9D8BC05 None of the studies reviewed showed a benefit from wearing a mask, in either HCW or community members in households (H). See summary Tables 1 and 2 therein. bin-Reza et al. (2012) “The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: a systematic review of the scientific evidence,” Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 6(4), 257–267. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00307.x “There were 17 eligible studies. … None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.” Smith, J.D. et al. (2016) “Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks in protecting health care workers from acute respiratory infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” CMAJ Mar 2016 https://www.cmaj.ca/content/188/8/567 “We identified six clinical studies … . In the meta-analysis of the clinical studies, we found no significant difference between N95 respirators and surgical masks in associated risk of (a) laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection, (b) influenza-like illness, or (c) reported work-place absenteeism.” Offeddu, V. et al. (2017) “Effectiveness of Masks and Respirators Against Respiratory Infections in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 65, Issue 11, 1 December 2017, Pages 1934–1942, https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/65/11/1934/4068747

20 days ago
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Mirador del Bosque

Trumps a pure Alpha male so don't expect to beat the virus if your a beta boy.

20 days ago
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Dolega

C'mon man how bad can this virus be if Trump beat it in 2 days? We don't need no stinkin badges or vaccines.

20 days ago
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Penelope

I remember when the Chinese poisoned all the pet food that entered the USA. Only a fool would put something from china into their veins!

20 days ago
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