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Nov 16 06:13

Report: Airlines to Require “Health Pass,” Vaccine Certificate Before Allowing Passengers to Fly

Airlines are likely to require passengers to sign up for a “health pass” which includes a digital certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 before allowing them to fly, according to a new report.

The system would be similar in nature to that being considered by Ticketmaster, who it was revealed earlier this week are considering making customers prove they’ve had the vaccine or a negative coronavirus test before allowing them to purchase tickets.

Ticketmaster later clarified that a final decision on such measures would be up to event organizers but that they were still mulling over the implementation of the system.

Now according to a new report by Axios, airlines are likely to follow the same model.

“Three global alliances representing 58 airlines are pushing governments to allow widespread COVID-19 testing of passengers instead of existing quarantine restrictions that they argue are ineffective and have killed travel demand,” states the report.

Nov 16 05:51

‘Everybody dies’: Musk says neither he nor his family will take Covid-19 vaccine, blasts Bill Gates as ‘knucklehead’

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk has said that neither he nor his family will likely take future coronavirus vaccines even when they are readily available, saying the pandemic has “diminished [his] faith in humanity.”

Speaking during a podcast interview with Kara Swisher, 49-year-old Musk stated that neither he nor his children are at risk for Covid-19 and therefore would be unlikely to need the vaccine.

“This is a no-win situation. It has diminished my faith in humanity, this whole thing… The irrationality of people in general,” Musk said.

He also decried lockdowns across the globe and in the US in particular, having previously referred to them as “unethical” and “de facto house arrest.”

Nov 16 05:51

Danish Mink Cull Shelved After Government Botches Covid Response

Denmark won’t go ahead with a plan to immediately slaughter millions of mink, after opposition lawmakers slammed the government’s handling of the matter.

The proposed cull -- about 17 million animals were to be gassed and either burned or thrown into mass graves -- generated global interest last week amid fears that a new Covid mutation that started in Danish mink farms might hamper efforts to develop a vaccine.

But it’s now clear the Social Democrat administration of Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, which initially issued an order to mink farmers, lacks the three-quarters majority needed to pass such emergency legislation through parliament. Food and Fisheries Minister Mogens Jensen has since issued an apology for the confusion.

Nov 16 05:50

Ultimate Proof: Covid-19 Was Planned To Usher In The New World Order

1. Medical Doctors Declare That The Pandemic Was Planned

A group of over 500 medical doctors in Germany called ‘Doctors for Information’ made a shocking statement during a national press conference: (1)

‘The Corona panic is a play. It’s a scam. A swindle. It’s high time we understood that we’re in the midst of a global crime.’

Nov 16 05:47

Hurricane Iota Strengthens Into Category 4; Potentially Catastrophic Central America Landfall Ahead

Iota has rapidly intensified into a Category 4.

Iota will be the second major hurricane in two weeks to strike C. America.

Potentially catastrophic flooding, storm surge and destructive winds are possible.

Nov 16 05:39

"This Pandemic Was The Final Blow To Our Collective Notion Of Money As Something Real"

"The shift to digital forms of currencies is inevitable,” declared PayPal CEO, Dan Schulman, introducing crypto trading to all his US customers, ahead of his payments roll-out to 26mm global merchants.

"Bringing with it, clear advantages in terms of financial inclusion and access; efficiency, speed and resilience of the payments system,” he added, talking his book. "And providing the ability for governments to disburse funds to citizens quickly,” concluded PayPal’s CEO, saving the most important bit for the end - classic Steve Jobs style.

You see, there will be many legacies of this pandemic, which miraculously "ended" with Pfizer’s announcement. Daily life will return to something more normal, perhaps even euphoric, as has been the case throughout human history when our plagues subside.

Nov 16 05:30

Tucker Carlson: We were lied to about coronavirus and the mass lockdowns. Here's the proof

Millions of Americans remain subjected to unprecedented restrictions on their personal lives, their daily lives, their family's lives.

The coronavirus lockdowns continue in many places. You may not know that because it gets no publicity, but it's true. And if you're living under it, you definitely know.

Nov 16 05:30

CDC Quietly Admits That Less than 10,000 Really Died from COVID-19

Last weekend the CDC drastically downgraded the number of COVID deaths and noted that in truth less than 10,000 died of the virus.

Nov 16 05:17

"We Need A Full Investigation": WaPo Questions COVID Origins 10 Months After ZeroHedge Twitter Ban For Doing Same

About 10 months after Zero Hedge was suspended from Twitter and ridiculed by those peddling the "official" narrative about Covid-19 for an article we published asking critical questions about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the "mainstream" media finally appears to be asking those very same questions.

In the latest example of one of our "conspiracy theories" potentially turning into "conspiracy fact", the Washington Post published an op-ed by its Editorial Board on Saturday called "The coronavirus’s origins are still a mystery. We need a full investigation."

"After so much death and illness, a mystery from the first days of the novel coronavirus has yet to be solved. We still don’t understand its origins or how it became a global killer. The answers lie in China, and quite possibly beyond. The world needs a credible, impartial investigation to better prepare for future pandemics," the op-ed opens by saying.

Nov 16 05:15

California gov. parties at exclusive restaurant as citizens banned from multi-family gatherings

Earlier this month California Governor Gavin Newsom dined at “one of the world's most exclusive restaurants” with “people from several other households,” Politico reported. For nearly all of 2020, Newsom has presided over one of America’s strictest lockdowns, which currently includes a ban on gatherings of more than three households.

“Gatherings that include more than 3 households are prohibited. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests. Remember, the smaller the number of people, the safer,” reads the “Guidance for Private Gatherings,” issued by the California Department of Public Health on October 9.

Newsom, a Democrat, with other members of his party around the country — such as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot — has been discouraging people from celebrating Thanksgiving this year.

Nov 16 05:14

Nigel Farage fumes at coronavirus 'mess' after being told to quarantine after Trump visit

NIGEL FARAGE has blasted the UK Government over its coronavirus quarantine measures after returning from the US where he attended a Trump rally.

The leader of the Brexit Party spoke at a Donald Trump rally last month in Arizona to give support to the Republican election campaign. On his return to the UK, Nigel Farage has had to self-isolate due to Government travel measures.

Nov 16 05:13

‘We HAVE TO get people to take the vaccine,’ Fauci tells CNN, adding no return to ‘normal’ until next summer

Infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that the US government must “get people to take the vaccine” against Covid-19, but warned that normality won’t return until next summer and masks will still be recommended.

Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, Fauci heralded the recent announcement that US drugmaker Pfizer’s experimental vaccine is more than 90 percent effective against Covid-19. However, Fauci went on to say that the next challenge for politicians and scientists would be convincing people to take the jab.

Nov 16 05:12

Silencing discussion? UK Labour Party demands online crackdown on ‘anti-vax disinformation’ ahead of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

With the UK preparing for a Covid-19 vaccine rollout, the Labour Party is calling for emergency censorship legislation to punish social-media companies if they allow posting of what it considers to be “anti-vax disinformation.”

“Social-media companies have a pitiful record of tackling disinformation,” shadow culture secretary Jo Stevens tweeted on Sunday.

The government needs to stop dragging its heels and force companies to remove this dangerous content ahead of the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine.

Nov 16 04:58

United Airlines will run first Covid free transatlantic flight from London to New York this week in pilot scheme that raises hopes of travel corridor

A new pilot scheme has raised hopes of a London-New York travel corridor being approved as pressure grows on the government to reopen the busy business route.

United Airlines will run the scheme over the month that guarantees all passengers do not have the virus and the findings will be shared with officials on both sides of the Atlantic.

The first flight is scheduled to touch down at Heathrow on Tuesday morning and the scheme will continue for four weeks after that.

Nov 16 01:17

Report: Care homes policies violated human rights in Belgium

Amnesty International said Belgium authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic in a report Monday going through a series of inadequacies described by the group as “human rights violations.”

Between March and October, Amnesty International said “a staggering" 61.3% of all COVID-19 deaths in Belgium took place in care homes. The group said authorities weren't quick enough in implementing measures to protect care home residents and staff during this period, hence failing to protect their human rights.

Nov 16 00:31

Cable Failures Endanger Renowned Puerto Rico Radio Telescope

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The giant, aging cables that support one of the world's largest single-dish radio telescopes are slowly unraveling in this U.S. territory, pushing an observatory renowned for its key role in astronomical discoveries to the brink of collapse.

The Arecibo Observatory, which is tethered above a sinkhole in Puerto Rico’s lush mountain region, boasts a 1,000-foot-wide (305-meter-wide) dish featured in the Jodie Foster film “Contact” and the James Bond movie “GoldenEye.” The dish and a dome suspended above it have been used to track asteroids headed toward Earth, conduct research that led to a Nobel Prize and helped scientists trying to determine if a planet is habitable.

Nov 15 17:55

Why NASA wants to put a nuclear power plant on the moon

NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy will seek proposals from industry to build a nuclear power plant on the moon and Mars to support its long-term exploration plans. The proposal is for a fission surface power system, and the goal is to have a flight system, lander and reactor in place by 2026.

Anthony Calomino, NASA's nuclear technology portfolio lead within the Space Technology Mission Directorate, said that the plan is to develop a 10-kilowatt class fission surface power system for demonstration on the moon by the late 2020s. The facility will be fully manufactured and assembled on Earth, then tested for safety and to make sure it operates correctly

Nov 15 17:26

German Turkish Couple Who Helped Develop Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine Doesn't Even Own a Car

Scientists Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci, who have dedicated their lives to finding cures for infectious diseases and cancer, helped develop the Covid-19 vaccine that is being developed by Pfizer.

Nov 15 08:16

Deutsche Bank proposes a 5% tax for people still working from home after the pandemic

A research team at Deutsche Bank proposed that people pay a 5% tax for the “privilege” of working from home, if they continue to do so after the pandemic, as this could subsidize income lost by lower-earners due to the coronavirus crisis.

Deutsche Bank thematic strategist Luke Templeman said in the investment bank’s Konzept research report, published Tuesday, that a tax on remote workers had been needed for years but “Covid has just made it obvious.”

Working from home meant that many people were saving on everyday costs such as travel, lunch, clothes and cleaning, as well as possibly spending less on socializing. However, the report also said it meant remote workers were “contributing less to the infrastructure of the economy whilst still receiving its benefits.”

Nov 15 08:15

'It's Just the Flu, It's All BS' - Russia's Top Official COVID Doctor Admits in Bombshell Invu

it is difficult to overstate how important this is. This man is the equivalent of Fauci in the US, or perhaps Dr. Deborah Birx. The 1.5 hour long interview below is only in Russian, but if you can understand it, it is well worth watching, because a lot of important information is covered.

The interviewer is Ksenia Sobchak, who is very liberal - think of her as like a Russian Rachel Maddow. Like liberals in the West, she very much wants to believe the COVID situation is much worse than it really is. Myasnikov explains to her in detail why it is in fact very difficult to assign 'cause of death' in most cases, because there are usually several, in addition to a lot of other things.

It is a great interview, in which the good doctor finally loses his patience and tells her its not nearly as dangerous as people think, and that the whole world has over-reacted. He also insists that the death numbers in the West are way over-counted.

Nov 15 08:01

Police scuffle with anti-lockdown and anti-vaxxer protestors and make dozens of arrests - including Piers Corbyn - after thousands march through Bristol and Liverpool

Police scuffled with anti-lockdown and anti-vaxxer protestors and made dozens of arrests after thousands marched through Bristol and Liverpool city centres today despite warnings they could face fines for breaking coronavirus restrictions.

The group Stand Up Bristol gathered with signs in the city this morning, with at least 14 maskless protestors being arrested by police as tensions bubbled over.

Avon and Somerset police also said that as well as several people being arrested for failing to comply with the directions of officers, one arrest was also made after an officer was assaulted.

Nov 15 08:00

Christmas logjam! Shops warn of festive stock shortages after Britain’s biggest container port at Felixstowe becomes clogged up with 11,000 PPE containers

Shops could see stock shortages this Christmas as 11,000 shipping containers full of PPE bought by the Government are stuck in Britain's busiest container port.

Currently 30 per cent of container space at the Port of Felixstowe is being taken up by the PPE order as the Government have nowhere else to store it, sources claim.

This backlog of containers - some of which have been there since August - is a 'significant factor' in the current congestion seen at the port.

Nov 15 07:59

PETER HITCHENS: Our panicking Prime Minister is bankrupting Britain

How extraordinary that the Johnson Government, while in serious money trouble, chooses to spend billions on a vaccine against a disease which in many cases has no symptoms at all.

Yet this peculiar decision is a mere ripple on the surface of a much deeper problem. Britain in 2020 has many economic difficulties, but good credit. The lenders and investors of the world believe the UK is run by responsible people and will repay its debts.

But my astute colleague Dan Atkinson recently discovered that the Treasury and the Bank of England are creating money out of nothing on a huge scale. It is like the old fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin, who could spin gold out of straw – but at a terrible price.

Nov 15 07:56

WATCH German police use water cannon at anti-lockdown march blocked by counter-protesters

Things got heated when Covid-19 skeptic march in the German city of Frankfurt was met with a counter-protest. The police had to interfere, using a water cannon to separate the sides and making arrests.

The rally in the largest city in Germany’s central state of Hesse was staged by a group called “Lateral Thinking.” The group insists that the coronavirus is nothing but a hoax, and decries the government’s lockdown measures, introduced to stem the spread of the virus.

Around 2,000 people registered for the Saturday march, which was permitted by the local authorities, but at the start of the event the attendance was at around 500, according to the media.

Nov 15 07:38

Justice Alito unloads on coronavirus restrictions in bombshell Federalist Society speech

Supreme Justice Samuel Alito has warned that “the pandemic has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty” and that freedom of speech is at risk of “becoming a second-tier Constitutional right.”

Speaking to the Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention, which was hosted online this year, Alito said, “it is an indisputable statement of fact: we have never before seen restrictions as severe, extensive and prolonged as those experienced, for most of 2020.”

“Think of all the live events that would otherwise be protected by the right to freedom of speech, live speeches, conferences, lectures, meetings, think of worship services, churches closed on Easter Sunday, synagogues closed for Passover on Yom Kippur War.”

Nov 15 07:38

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trials showed ‘severe’ side effects, ‘fever and aches’

Mere days after Pfizer announced its new “90% effective” coronavirus vaccine, reports have emerged about “severe” side effects volunteers for the vaccine trial experienced, including fevers and headaches.

According to the British Daily Mail, Carrie, one of the 43,538 participants in Pfizer’s vaccine trial, “said she suffered a headache, fever and aches all over her body, comparable to the flu jab, with the first one. But after the second these became ‘more severe.’”

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered in two doses three weeks apart.

Glenn Deshields, another participant, “said he suffered side effects not dissimilar to a ‘severe hangover.’” The man from Texas said he believes “he received the vaccine because when he had an antibody test with doctors it came back positive.”

Nov 15 07:36

Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects Are Worse Than the Virus for Young People

Pfizer is expected to seek federal permission to release its Covid-19 vaccine by the end of November, a move that holds promise for quelling the pandemic but also sets up a tight time frame to make sure consumers understand what it will mean to get the shots.

The vaccine, and likely most others, will require two doses to work, injections that must be given weeks apart, company protocols show. Scientists anticipate that the shots will cause enervating flu-like side effects — including sore arms, muscle aches and fever — that could last days and temporarily sideline some people from work or school. And even if a vaccine proves 90 percent effective, the rate Pfizer touted for its product, 1 in 10 recipients would still be vulnerable. That means, at least in the short term, as population-level immunity grows, people can’t stop social distancing and throw away their masks.

Nov 14 10:42

VAX THE BLACKS: Joe Biden’s Covid-19 taskforce member recommends withholding food stamps and rent assistance from those who refuse coronavirus vaccines

"... If you vote for tyrants, you get tyranny. This is what millions of Joe Biden supporters are about to discover if their candidate manages to steal the election and seize control of the White House. A prominent member of Biden’s Covid-19 taskforce, a CIA-linked operative named Luciana Borio, says that people who refuse to be vaccinated should be deprived of food stamps and rent assistance. And in order to convince Black Americans to take the vaccines, influencers should be hired to brainwash Blacks with special compliance messages that are scientifically tested in social engineering focus groups..."

Nov 14 08:39

Tropical Storm Iota Expected to be Major Flood, Wind Threat to Central America

Tropical Storm Iota is expected to become a major hurricane before posing another serious threat of flooding rainfall to Central America. Hurricane conditions are possible in portions of Honduras and Nicaragua Sunday night or Monday.

Iota is the 30th storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which is two more storms than the previous record for a season set in 2005.

Nov 14 08:38

Oregon governor orders 2-week coronavirus freeze, restricting bars and restaurants to takeout, closing some businesses

Gov. Kate Brown on Friday announced the most extensive set of restrictions since her March stay-home order – once again closing some businesses and restricting social gatherings – in an attempt to slow the rapid spread of coronavirus across Oregon.

She will limit all bars and restaurants to takeout only, close all gyms, restrict indoor and outdoor gatherings to no more than six people from two different households, limit capacity at grocery stories and pharmacies, and allow churches and faith groups to accommodate indoor crowds no larger than 25.

Nov 14 08:21

Russian arts sector warns of financial trouble as world-famous Bolshoi Theatre reports record losses during coronavirus pandemic

The director general of Russia’s most iconic arts venue has cautioned that restrictions and a lack of tourism are threatening the country’s traditionally vibrant arts scene.

Vladimir Urin of the Bolshoi Theatre has told reporters that the historic institution, known across the world for ballet and dramatic arts, has lost around 1.2 billion rubles (around $15.5 million) during the coronavirus pandemic. He told Russia’s Dozhd TV channel that “these income losses... until October amounted to about 50% of all income that we have.”

The director of another famous Moscow theatre, the Lenkom’s Mark Varshaver, has also spoken out on the situation facing the arts. Speaking to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, he said that Moscow Deputy Mayor Natalya Sergunina had committed to helping venues meet the shortfall.

Nov 14 08:04

THE TIME IS NOW: President Trump gives NEW DETAILS on the COVID-19 VACCINE

Nov 14 08:01

Restaurant owner joins Tucker to speak out on Cuomo's latest COVID restrictions

Nov 14 06:57

Coronavirus: Selfless Iranian Teacher Dies While Teaching on Hospital Bed

"...Maryam Arbabi, one of the committed teachers of Garmeh city in Iran’s North Khorasan province, who was teaching on the hospital bed, passed away after days of fighting the coronavirus.

Working for 22 years, Arbabi was a primary school teacher in Garmeh, who despite her illness and hospitalization in the intensive care unit and acute respiratory condition, did not stop teaching the students even in the last moments of her life..."

Nov 13 12:57

Rocket booster flung into the abyss of space on a mission to the moon in 1966 returns to Earth’s orbit and will circle our planet ‘for a few weeks’

A rocket booster flung into the abyss of space during a 1966 mission to the Moon has been caught by Earth's gravity and will orbit our planet 'for a few weeks'.

NASA launched the uncrewed Surveyor 2 probe to the Moon in 1966 but an issue mid-flight resulted in the spacecraft losing control and NASA eventually lost contact.

Now Centaur, the upper stage rocket booster that helped lift the ill fated spacecraft off the Earth has been captured by our planet out of its orbit around the Sun.

It is expected to become a temporary satellite for the next few weeks or months until it eventually escapes Earth's gravitational pull and returns back to a solar orbit.

Nov 13 10:04

Nasa's new 'megarocket' set for critical tests

Nasa has been developing a "megarocket" to send humans to the Moon and, eventually, Mars. The last critical tests of the giant launcher's core section are expected to take place within the next few weeks. Sometimes compared to the iconic Saturn V, can the Space Launch System (SLS) help capture the excitement of lunar exploration for a new generation?

In southern Mississippi, near the border with Louisiana, engineers have been putting a remarkable piece of hardware through its paces.

A giant orange cylinder is suspended on an equally imposing steel structure called the B-2 test stand on the grounds of Stennis Space Center, a Nasa test facility outside the city of Bay St Louis.

Measuring 65m (212ft) from top to bottom - longer than the Statue of Liberty - the cylinder represents the core of a space vehicle more powerful than anything the world has seen since the 1960s.

Nov 13 10:03

Covid cases in U.S. could be near zero in 6 months, UBS economist says

The latest coronavirus vaccine developments have brightened the outlook for the U.S. economy, with UBS economists boosting their GDP forecasts for the country.

Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday that their Covid-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing the infectious disease. The announcement fueled optimism that the pandemic could come to an end sooner rather than later, driving up stock markets globally.

UBS had originally estimated that the number of coronavirus infections in the U.S. would approach zero by the end of 2021, but the vaccine news has made the bank bring that forecast forward by six months.

Nov 13 10:01

SpaceX Is Ready to Launch Its First Official Crewed Mission

EARLIER THIS SUMMER, SpaceX launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on a historic mission to the International Space Station. It was the first time that a private launch company had ever boosted astronauts into orbit, but the mission was fundamentally a test flight to prove that SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule was safe for human occupants. Behnken and Hurley safely splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean in August after a two-month stay on the ISS. NASA officials have reviewed the data from the mission and on Tuesday they certified SpaceX to begin regular crewed flights to the ISS as an operational part of the agency’s human spaceflight program. It all starts this weekend.

Nov 13 10:00

NASA 'unlikely' to achieve moon landing by 2024, says audit report

NASA programme to land the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024 is "unlikely" to be achieved, according to an audit report by the agency's office of inspector general.

The report warns the space agency "will be hard-pressed" in "achieving any date close to this ambitious goal", although it could potentially do so with "strong, consistent, sustained leadership from the president... as well as stable and timely funding".

Nov 13 09:58

Moon dust is object of lunar legal struggle between KC law firm and a lucky client

The lucky Illinois woman who got $1.8 million for a bag that went to the moon and back and cost her less than $1,000 is now poised to potentially make over a million dollars more selling residues of lunar material from that bag.

But not so fast, says a well-known Kansas City law firm. Wyrsch Hobbs Mirakian has sued Nancy Lee Carlson, asking a federal judge to block a sale until it’s determined whether the firm is entitled to a share of those profits for helping her obtain the moon dust from NASA after a year-long court battle.

“We think we have a contract and it ought to be honored,” said law firm partner Stephen Mirakian. “We did a good job for her.”

Nov 13 09:57

Earth may have captured a stray 1960s-era rocket booster

Earth has captured a tiny object from its orbit around the sun and will keep it as a temporary satellite for a few months before it escapes back to a solar orbit. But the object is likely not an asteroid; it's probably the Centaur upper stage rocket booster that helped lift NASA's ill-fated Surveyor 2 spacecraft toward the moon in 1966.

Nov 13 09:57

Scientists spotted an explosion so intense it defies explanation

There are all kinds of interesting things happening in space at any given moment. Asteroids are colliding with planets, stars are being born while others are dying, and black holes are continuously slurping up anything that gets to close. It’s rare, however, for astronomers to be surprised by an explosion in the cosmos, as we have a pretty good idea of what kind of blasts different objects produce.

So, when researchers scouring data from the Hubble Space Telescope took a look at a distant “kilonova” explosion and saw near-infrared radiation that was many times what it should be, they were left scratching their heads.

Nov 13 09:56

Elon Musk Might Have the Disease He Said Would Be Gone By April

Elon Musk has been tested for the novel coronavirus and received conflicting results, according to the tech mogul’s Twitter account. The 49-year-old founder of SpaceX wrote that he was given a rapid covid-19 antigen test four times, with two tests coming back positive and two coming back negative on the same day. Musk, who wrote that he experienced the symptoms of a typical cold, previously said the covid-19 pandemic would be gone by April.

“Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD,” Musk tweeted shortly after midnight ET.

Nov 13 09:06

Elon Musk says he tested both positive and negative twice for COVID-19 in one day and claims 'something extremely bogus' is happening

The Tesla boss, who has previously described lockdown measures as 'fascist,' tweeted Thursday: 'Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD.'

The 49-year-old may have been referring to Becton Dickinson's Veritor Plus system, a 15-minute rapid antigen test. BD is a major supplier of tests to the US government.

The FDA, which gave emergency authorisation to the BD test, says any negative result should be verified by molecular testing - the most accurate form.

Musk later revealed he was suffering 'typical cold' symptoms and warned of the contradictory results: 'If it's happening to me, it's happening to others'.

Nov 13 08:38

Plans on ice: Freezers & logistics are the reasons Pfizer's vaccine is all hype, and won’t be a magic bullet

The Pfizer vaccine uses messenger RNA (mRNA) to combat the virus, an advanced genetic therapy that uses the virus’ own genetic material against it. Because mRNA is in a sense a living molecule, the vaccines have to be constantly kept at extremely low temperatures: -70 degrees Celsius or -94 Fahrenheit to be exact. And that is the maximum: ideally they would be even cooler.

This takes freezers. Big, expensive ones, and lots of them at that. The vaccine can only be stored in a normal refrigerator, like one you would have in your kitchen, for five days prior to use. After that they spoil, but the boffins are currently working to extend that period to two weeks. Opening the freezer as little as possible also helps.

While initial reactions were white hot, many health policy makers seem to be going cold on the idea of Pfizer’s vaccine.

Nov 13 08:15

Supermarkets Limit Toilet Paper Purchases As COVID Cases Hit New Highs

Some experts warn about the genuine possibility that US daily caseloads of coronavirus could breach 200,000 in the coming weeks or by the end of the year as daily new cases top more than 100,000 for the sixth consecutive day. Total cases exceeded ten million on Sunday since the pandemic began, far more than any other country.

Weeks ago, on Oct. 28, we informed readers: "panic hoarding begins" - as anxieties of Americans soared in tandem with new cases as threats of a COVID winter along with new restrictions and possible lockdowns drove people to supermarkets.

Coronavirus has turned tens of millions of Americans into preppers, as many fringe preppers were relentlessly mocked by mainstream media in February and March ahead lockdowns. A recent survey shows over half of all Americans are currently planning "to stockpile food and other essentials"…

Nov 13 08:06

More than half of Americans say it's likely they WON'T comply with another month long lockdown but 61% believe the virus is getting worse, new Gallup poll shows

More than half of Americans say it's likely they won't comply with another month-long lockdown despite 61 per cent believing that the virus is getting worse, according to a new Gallup poll.

According to the survey, only 49 per cent of participants said they would be very likely to abide by new lockdown restrictions as cases in the US continue to surge.

In comparison, this number is much different to the 67 per cent who said they would shelter-in-place when the pandemic began in late March and early April.

Nov 13 08:05

Covid-19 vaccine may have unpleasant side effects. That will mean it's working.

Pfizer is expected to seek federal permission to release its Covid-19 vaccine by the end of November, a move that holds promise for quelling the pandemic but also sets up a tight time frame to make sure consumers understand what it will mean to get the shots.

The vaccine, and likely most others, will require two doses to work, injections that must be given weeks apart, company protocols show. Scientists anticipate that the shots will cause enervating flu-like side effects — including sore arms, muscle aches and fever — that could last days and temporarily sideline some people from work or school. And even if a vaccine proves 90 percent effective, the rate Pfizer touted for its product, 1 in 10 recipients would still be vulnerable. That means, at least in the short term, as population-level immunity grows, people can't stop social distancing and throw away their masks.

Nov 13 07:53

Bill Gates Meets With Boris Johnson To Discuss Implementing ‘Global’ Vaccine Program

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, currently being criticised for imposing another lockdown based on questionable data, has met with Bill Gates to discuss implementing a global “health security” program using Britain’s G7 presidency to speed up the process.

Johnson met with Gates along with the CEOs of ten of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies to foment plans to roll out the vaccine for coronavirus.

Nov 13 07:46

STUDY: CDC Not Testing Refugees for COVID, Flouting Public-Health Requirement

"Thousands of refugees from countries with floundering health care systems ... are being resettled here without prior testing..."

Nov 13 07:42

LOCKDOWNS COMING: 22 STATES ALREADY LOCKING DOWN AGAIN

Anyone who understands that these lockdowns were never about health, but about control, know that the first lockdowns didn’t quite devastate the middle class to the point that the elitists needed them to. Now, another round of lockdowns is coming in order for the rulers to usher in the New World Order through chaos and poverty.

This is straight up nothing short of economic terrorism and it’s being done by the government.

Nov 13 07:26

Robert Bridge: How The Democrats Weaponized A Pandemic To Beat Donald Trump

The one question that continues to haunt political observers is ‘How was Joe Biden, 77, able to get away with such a low-energy, low-carb campaign, in what has been described as the most consequential election in U.S. history?’ Let’s be so bold as to peek into the brain of this political genius who was somehow able to upset the 5D chess grandmaster of our times, Donald J. Trump.

As the Republican incumbent was flying non-stop to multiple rallies around the country in the days leading up to Nov. 3, Biden preferred to remain hunkered down in his basement, leaving for the occasional ice cream cone, or photo-op at some airfield where he waved to imaginary crowds on a deserted runway. Judging by such lackadaisical behavior, it almost seemed that Biden knew he had nothing to worry about. And perhaps he didn’t.

Nov 13 07:00

"Catastrophic Collisions" - NASA Warns About New 5G Satellite Constellation

Several private companies are planning to launch large, low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellations. NASA, who generally doesn't comment on these types of developments, recently published a stark warning for AST & Science, which intends to launch a massive constellation of hundreds of large 5G satellites.

NASA engineer Samantha Fonder expressed concern about AST's 5G mega constellation of satellites in a recently penned letter to FCC's Marleen Dortch, about how the space agency worries its assets in orbit could experience a "catastrophic collision," reported Ars Technica.

Nov 13 06:59

A document co-written by CIA InQTel Luciana Borio, recently appointed to Biden's Covid-19 taskforce, recommends linking Covid-19 vaccination with food security and rent assistance.

Want to not be homeless or feed your family? Guess you'll have to get an experimental vaccine

You can read it here for those interested: centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/pubs_…

They also want to use barber shops, churches and "home visits" to get "under-served" and "disadvantaged" groups to receive the Covid-19 vaccine that the US military is supposed to deliver. Creepy

Nov 13 06:49

Paris beefs up policing amid ‘lack of respect’ for Covid-19 rules as France mulls tighter lockdown

France is to increase policing in Paris and other big cities amid a “lack of respect” for Covid restrictions, the prime minister has said, warning that lockdown could be tightened if the situation worsens in the coming days.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, PM Jean Castex confirmed that France’s current measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 would remain unchanged for the next fortnight, explaining it would be “irresponsible” to lift them now amid serious pressure on the health system.

Currently, someone is admitted to hospital in France every 30 seconds and to intensive care every three minutes, Castex said, adding that one out of every four deaths is currently attributed to the virus.

Nov 13 06:45

UK prime minister slams anti-vax ‘nonsense’, tells Brits to get the Covid-19 jab when it’s their turn

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hit out at anti-vaxxers and claimed that he has no hesitation about getting the Covid vaccine himself, adding that everyone should receive the jab once it’s available to them.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Johnson encouraged all Britons to get immunized against coronavirus, and took the opportunity to freshly lambast the anti-vax movement, which has been increasingly vocal in the UK.

“Anti-vax is total nonsense; you should definitely get a vaccine,” he said.

Nov 13 06:31

Tucker rails against lawmakers for cracking down on what you can do at home

Nov 13 06:30

Plans on ice: Freezers & logistics are the reasons Pfizer's vaccine is all hype, and won’t be a magic bullet

The announcement on Monday that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine was 90% effective injected rocket fuel into the stock market and hope into hearts everywhere. But the vaccine’s cold-storage requirements present huge problems.

Immediately after the announcement, politicians began falling over themselves to hand fat checks over to the Big Pharma giants, hoping that the news would inspire hope in their public. Many parts of the media treated it likewise as a crushing blow to the coronavirus; the Economist called it “the beginning of the end.” But not everyone shares their optimism. Concerns are emerging about how practical the Pfizer vaccine could be, requiring as it does hugely expensive supporting equipment.

Nov 13 06:26

Emmanuel Macron shamed: French president torn apart over MEDIEVAL coronavirus plan

EMMANUEL MACRON has come under fire for his handling of France's second wave of coronavirus infections, with one critic branding the continuing imposition of fresh restrictions "medieval".

France went into lockdown again at the end of October and tight restrictions will remain in place until next month. Prime Minister Jean Castex warned it is still too early to ease the COVID-19 rules after 35,879 new cases reported yesterday took the country's total to 1.86 million. The number of French deaths from COVID-19 also rose by 328 to reach a total of 42,535.

Nov 13 06:24

Gates Foundation pours another $70mn into pushing Covid-19 vaccines on 3rd world countries as safety & efficacy questions remain

Billionaire vaccine evangelists Bill and Melinda Gates have topped off the global effort to roll out a shot against the novel coronavirus as some question the vague clinical trial results of the Gates-funded Pfizer jab.

The couple’s foundation will pour $70 million more into the vaccine development and distribution effort, they announced on Thursday in a press release, adding that Melinda Gates would make the official statement during the Paris Peace Forum.

The pair have earmarked $50 million for COVAX – an international effort to ensure 92 “low- and middle-income countries” have access to the experimental jab(s) – and $20 million for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), which is supposed to “jumpstart the development for an additional slate of promising vaccine candidates.”

Nov 12 20:49

Woman, 25, experiences heart failure after COVID-19 infection

Woman, 25, experiences heart failure after COVID-19 infection
Oct. 30, 2020, 11:56 PM IST / Source: TODAY
By Meghan Holohan
After a few days of fever then uncontrolled vomiting, Ramya Yeleti visited the emergency room. She felt dizzy and thought she was dehydrated. But the doctors wanted her to undergo an EKG because they worried about her heart. The fourth year medical student was confused.

“I turned to my dad and was like, ‘What is going on?’ He was like, ‘I don’t know,’” the medical school student at Marian College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, recalled to TODAY. “Everyone was so nice to me and that put me more on edge. Nurses are super nice to the young patients who are critical … My brain wasn’t really functioning well.”

Months after having COVID-19 Ramya Yeleti became very sick as her heart was starting to fail. Doctors believe that COVID-19 attacked her heart, weakening it.

Nov 12 14:20

Iconic radio telescope in Puerto Rico is at risk of collapsing

ONE OF THE world’s most venerable radio telescopes is on the brink of catastrophe, triggering a frantic race by engineers at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to save it after two critical cables supporting a 900-ton equipment platform broke.

The platform, held aloft over a massive dish by cables strung to towers, must be quickly stabilized, or it could crash to the ground and destroy the telescope. With the loss of these two cables, the remaining cables are under increased strain, and it’s uncertain whether rescue efforts will be successful.

Nov 12 11:48

Biden Admin Seeks to Throw Open U.S. Borders While Instituting 'Strict' Second Lockdown Domestically

A prospective Joe Biden administration is reportedly planning to throw open America's borders and reverse President Trump's common-sense immigration policies while simultaneously throwing our country into a "strict" second lockdown in the name of stopping the coronavirus.

Nov 12 07:15

COVID vaccine revelation sinks like a stone; disappears

A few weeks ago, I ran a one-off. The analysis and commentary were mine, but the story was an opinion piece in the New York Times. The Times called it an opinion piece to soften its blow. I suspected it would disappear, and it did.

Its meaning and implication were too strong. It would be a vast embarrassment for the White House, the Warp Speed COVID vaccine program, the vaccine manufacturers, the coronavirus task force, and vaccine researchers.

And embarrassment would be just the beginning of their problem.

So…here it is again. The vanished one-off, back in business:

COVID vaccine clinical trials doomed to fail; fatal design flaw; NY Times opinion piece exposes all three major clinical trials. [2]

Nov 12 06:51

The New Normal: By Any Means Necessary

A huge question is whether the shameful and shameless tactics deployed by the Establishment against Donald Trump in 2020—censoring online media, editorializing the news, covering up mass lawbreaking, blacklisting, threats of additional riots if Biden is not elected, and much more—will be dropped going forward as only having been justified by the once-in-a-lifetime Ends Justify the Means necessity to dump Trump.

Or will By Any Means Necessary become the new normal?

Nov 12 06:50

If they can steal the election and put Biden in the White House, MANDATORY covid vaccines are coming next

One of the most powerful lawyer groups in United States, The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), is calling on all fifty states to mandate a two-dose covid-19 vaccine protocol in 2021. Even though this brazen declaration violates the basic tenets of human rights, body autonomy, medical privacy, parental rights and informed consent, the NYSBA suggests that every human being must submit. They believe that all humans must submit their bodies and their children to the government’s “scientific consensus.” They believe no one has individual rights or self-decision when a public health emergency is put in place. Every legal exemption will be taken away from human beings, including various medical concerns, philosophical, religious and scientific objections.

Nov 12 06:41

Sneaky Names For MSG (Check Your Labels!)

The dangers and prevalence of MSG will shock you! This flavor enhancer is linked to a host of health issues, including fibromyalgia, obesity, fatty liver, high insulin and blood sugar, high cholesterol, liver toxicity, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, disturbance to the gut-brain connection, neurological and brain damage.

The danger lies in that MSG is almost impossible to avoid.

Why? The reason is twofold:

1. There are over 40 different ingredients that manufacturers use, that all have MSG.

2. It is not just a flavor enhancing additive – it is a natural by-product of processing proteins. These MSG by-products are found in many of your favorite organic health foods.

Keep reading to discover how to avoid this insidious poison.

Nov 12 06:33

MAJOR: WHO Admits Gates-Backed Vaccine Caused Recent Polio Outbreak In Africa

In a major development, the World Health Organization (WHO) is finally admitting that the vaccines pushed by the likes of oligarch Bill Gates and similar globalist technocrats have caused a polio outbreak in Sudan.

As a result, this polio outbreak is now spreading outside of Sudan to neighboring countries.

In the confession, they say that several children – one from South Darfur and another from Gedarif – had already been paralyzed as a result of being administered the oral polio vaccine. The outbreak reportedly is spreading to Chad and Cameroon now.

“Sequencing of viruses isolated in Sudan so far reflects that the viruses are related with viruses reported earlier in neighboring Chad from where there were multiple separate introductions into Sudan from Chad. There is local circulation in Sudan and continued sharing of transmission with Chad,” the WHO wrote in their official statement.

Nov 12 06:32

Pfizer CEO sells $5.6mn of stock on record surge the day he praised Covid-19 vaccine’s 90% effectiveness, denies insider trading

CEO Albert Bourla sold off 60 percent of his shares in drugmaker Pfizer the day its stock price peaked following a favorable report on the effectiveness of its Covid-19 vaccine – but the company insists the sale was kosher.

Pfizer defended its CEO’s sale of 132,508 shares on Monday at near-peak value, claiming in a statement on Wednesday that the trade had been set up back in August as “part of Dr. Bourla’s personal financial planning” in keeping with a pre-established plan allowing “major shareholders and insiders of exchange-listed corporations to trade a predetermined number of shares at a predetermined time.”

Nov 12 06:25

BoJo hosts Bill Gates & pharma bigwigs to plot Covid-19 vaccine deployment as UK military preps for ‘biggest effort since WWII’

UK PM Boris Johnson has met with billionaire vaccine evangelist Bill Gates and 10 Big Pharma CEOs to discuss rolling out the Covid-19 jab and unveil the country’s new Gates-funded plan to “prevent future pandemics.”

The pharmaceutical lovefest, conducted virtually on Tuesday, saw all 10 execs “re-commit” to ensuring fair global access to any successful Covid-19 vaccines in the wake of positive yet vague news about Pfizer’s jab, which has yet to be approved in the UK even as the National Health Service prepares to start vaccinating people as early as December.

Nov 12 06:24

Business owners file lawsuit to end Governor Newsom's reopening orders

Nov 12 06:09

UK Police State Shaming: Force Scolds, Fines Man £200 for Cup of Tea with Friend

A British police force took to social media to shame a man for visiting his friend’s house for a cup of tea and fined him £200 for breaching lockdown.

England’s second lockdown prohibits the mixing of households. With five senior police officers vowing last week that those who break the rules would “face the consequences of greater levels of enforcement”, Greater Manchester Police held one Wigan man up as an example to others.

Posting on Facebook, the force said: “As a follow on from yesterday’s post reminding you we are currently in Lockdown 2.0 as they say and under government restrictions, a fixed penalty was issued to a male last night who decided he was going to see his mate and have a brew with him.”

“To make matters worse he tried to lie about why he was there. You cannot go to another person’s address unless for certain exemptions ie childcare, support bubble etc,” the force added, according to The Guardian.

Nov 12 06:08

‘Gestapo coming to your Thanksgiving’: New York Governor Cuomo ripped for new draconian Covid-19 restrictions

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new Covid-19 restrictions in his state ahead of the holidays. They include forcing many businesses to close at 10pm and even limit gatherings in private residences.

“New York follows the science,” Cuomo tweeted on Wednesday when announcing the new restrictions, all of which will be put into effect on Friday.

Calling indoor gatherings and parties a “major source of COVID spread,” Cuomo said private residences will be limited to having 10 people or less in them. He did not reveal how this will be enforced.

Nov 12 06:07

Joe Biden Coronavirus Adviser Urges National Lockdown for ‘4 to 6 Weeks’

An adviser to Joe Biden on coronavirus has floated the idea of a nationwide lockdown for “four to six weeks.”

Dr. Michael Osterholm was appointed to Biden’s 12-person Covid advisory board on Monday.

On Wednesday, he appeared on CNBC and attempted to rationalize a national lockdown order.

“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for losses to small companies, to medium-sized companies or city, state, county governments. We could do all of that,” he said.

“If we did that, then we could lock down for four-to-six weeks.”

Nov 11 18:24

Ticketmaster to 'Verify COVID Vaccination Status' Before Issuing Concert Passes

Ticketmaster is planning to require customers to verify coronavirus vaccination status with a digital passport on their smartphones or prove coronavirus-free status with a test in order to attend live events, according to reports.

Nov 11 12:49

El Paso hospitals see patients with both the coronavirus and the flu

Nov 10 20207:59 PM EST

El Paso, Texas pulmonologist Dr. Emilio Gonzalez-Ayala told CNBC that the hospital infrastructure in El Paso “hasn’t and won’t for the foreseeable future” be able to withstand the coronavirus surge that has stricken his community.

“For the next few weeks that come ahead, I don’t see how we can continue to afford the impact that we’re seeing on our ERs,” Gonzalez-Ayala said in a Tuesday evening interview on “The News with Shepard Smith”. “There is no bed available in any hospital in El Paso and there hasn’t been for at least the last couple of weeks.”

The El Paso pulmonologist told host Shepard Smith that he had never seen anything like this in his professional career, and that he has been seeing patients with both the coronavirus and flu.

Nov 11 12:30

Globalist Klaus Schwab: World Will “Never” Return to Normal After COVID

In his book Covid-19: The Great Reset, World Economic Forum globalist Klaus Schwab asserts that the world will “never” return to normal, despite him admitting that coronavirus “doesn’t pose a new existential threat.”

Breitbart’s James Delingpole unveils how Schwab is even more explicit in his book about the elite’s plan for exploiting the COVID pandemic than in his public statements.

Schwab has continually pushed for COVID to be exploited to push for a new world order, claiming, “Now is the historical moment of time not only to fight the… virus but to shape the system… for the post-corona era.”

However, he goes further in the book, making it clear that the financial elite will never allow life to return to normal, suggesting that rolling lockdowns and other restrictions will become permanent.

Nov 11 10:33

The Plan to Turn Scrapped Rockets Into Space Stations

IN EARLY OCTOBER, a dead Soviet satellite and the abandoned upper stage of a Chinese rocket narrowly avoided a collision in low Earth orbit. If the objects had crashed, the impact would have blown them to bits and created thousands of new pieces of dangerous space debris. Only a few days prior, the European Space Agency had published its annual space environment report, which highlighted abandoned rocket bodies as one of the biggest threats to spacecraft. The best way to mitigate this risk is for launch providers to deorbit their rockets after they’ve delivered their payload. But if you ask Jeffrey Manber, that’s a waste of a perfectly good giant metal tube.

Nov 11 09:39

Eta Strengthens To Hurricane As It Prepares To Strike Florida For Second Time

The National Hurricane Center's (NHC) 0735 ET tropical update has upgraded Tropical Storm Eta to a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph or higher.

"Reports from an NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft and Doppler radar data indicate that Eta has re-strengthened into a hurricane offshore the southwestern coast of Florida, with maximum, sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), with higher gusts," NHC said.

Nov 11 09:03

NASA certifies SpaceX to carry astronauts, a first for a privately-developed spacecraft system

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced it certified SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket to carry astronauts to-and-from orbit, the first U.S. spacecraft certification by the agency since the space shuttle program nearly 40 years ago.

The certification marks a historic milestone for both NASA and Elon Musk’s space company. NASA, under the Commercial Crew program, supplied most of the funding used to develop Crew Dragon over the last six years and conduct hundreds of tests.

Nov 11 09:02

NASA is moving swiftly to bring Mars samples back to Earth

NASA has explored Mars more than any other agency or scientific group on the planet. With multiple rovers, orbiters, and probes chilling out on the Red Planet, NASA’s hard work has revealed more about Mars than we could ever have hoped to know… but it’s not done yet. Ahead of the eventual crewed missions to Mars, NASA wants to be able to study material from the planet’s surface here on Earth, and doing so is a complicated endeavor.

The Mars Sample Return campaign will begin in earnest once the Perseverance rover arrives on the planet, and a recent independent review reveals that the agency is indeed ready to begin the “campaign to bring pristine samples from Mars to Earth for scientific study.”

Nov 11 09:01

Perseverance rover is 100 days out

Mark your calendars: The agency's latest rover has only about 8,640,000 seconds to go before it touches down on the Red Planet, becoming history's next Mars car.

A mere 100 days and 166 million miles (268 million kilometers) separate NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission and the Red Planet's Jezero Crater. Landing will occur on Feb. 18, 2021, at 12:43 p.m. PST (3:43 p.m. EST), with confirmation being received back at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California about 11 1/2 minutes later.

The six-wheeled Mars car is tasked with prowling the crater—believed to be the site of a Martian lake billions of years ago—to search for signs of ancient microbial life, collect and cache Martian rock and regolith (broken rock and dust), and pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet.

Nov 11 09:01

SPACEX CREW DRAGON: IMPRESSIVE IMAGES SHOW CAPSULE AHEAD OF HISTORIC LAUNCH

CREW DRAGON, SPACEX'S HUMAN-CARRYING CAPSULE, is about to take on its biggest challenge yet.

On Monday, the company shared four images via Twitter of its capsule preparing for a crewed launch scheduled for Saturday. The "Crew-1" mission, scheduled for 7:49 p.m. Eastern time, will be the first non-test crewed flight of SpaceX's capsule and the first time that four people have flown in the capsule together.

Nov 11 08:59

Fireballs will light up the sky during Northern Taurid meteor shower this week

Dazzling fireballs will light up the night sky in the coming days, making it a great time to grab a lawn chair and gaze at the stars.

The Northern Taurid meteor showers have been spotted in the sky since October, but the annual shower will peak on November 11 and 12, according to the American Meteor Society. The Northern Taurids are visible from the Northern Hemisphere.

During this time, Earth will be going through the densest part of the debris stream of comet 2P/Encke, the celestial body giving rise to the Northern Taurid showers, according to Bill Cooke Jr., who heads NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.

Nov 11 08:57

Why Aren’t Scientists More Skeptical Of Dark Matter?

What is it, exactly, that you’re supposed to do when the predictions of your best scientific theories don’t match what you observe? The first step is to reproduce your results independently, ensuring that you haven’t made an error. The second step is to find whether this mismatch occurs for a wide variety of conditions, quantifying it in an attempt to learn exactly what it means. And the third step — if you’re bold enough — is to try and find a theoretical explanation that brings things back into line.

Nov 11 08:45

Relativity’s 3D-printed engine has completed a mission duty cycle test-firing

Relativity Space said Monday that the company has successfully completed a full-duration test-firing of its Aeon 1 rocket engine, running it at full power for 187 seconds.

The test at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi took place with all of the engine's key components—including turbopumps, injector, and combustion chamber—operating in a flight-like configuration. Surprisingly, the company met this milestone ahead of schedule—Relativity had been targeting completion of this mission duty cycle test before the end of 2020.

"Despite the coronavirus, we're on track," said Relativity's chief executive, Tim Ellis, in an interview. "The mission-duty-cycle engine test is actually two months ahead of schedule. So I think it really demonstrates how the 3D-printing approach to building a rocket is lightning fast."

Nov 11 08:43

A VIEW OF EARTH… FROM MARS

Ihave seen countless images of space, taken from Earth, above it, and many from spacecraft at the target destination itself: the Moon, Venus, Mars, asteroids, comets, Jupiter, Saturn... the view is always wondrous, and always at some level poetic.

But there is something also deeply profound of seeing the Earth from space, too. Certainly from low orbit, where we can see a fraction of our planet, or from higher orbit where perhaps we see it as a disk, blue and green and white.

And then, sometimes, we see it from much farther away, so distant that this vast world around us is reduced to a dot, a pixel of light from a vantage a hundred times farther away than any human being has ever traveled.

Here is such a view.

Nov 11 08:40

Big Govt Orders Supermarkets to Barricade ‘Non-Essential’ Aisles During English Lockdown

The head of the UK’s oldest conservative think tank has condemned government orders for supermarkets to barricade aisles containing ‘non-essential’ items during England’s lockdown, saying Boris Johnson’s administration should “leave it to the public to decide what they want and need to buy”.

The Conservative national government has quietly instructed supermarkets to close departments selling so-called “non-essential” items during England’s second lockdown, with media reporting in recent days citizens’ anger at not being to buy items including kettles, socks, and baby clothes.

Nov 11 08:39

INCREDIBLE IMAGES SHOW NASA'S SENTINEL-6 IS READY FOR LIFT OFF

ON NOVEMBER 21, THE WORLD'S LARGEST Earth observing satellite will lift off into space. There, observatory Copernicus Sentinel-6 will keep a watchful eye on our planet's dangerous rising sea levels.

But before it begins its mission, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft needs to be prepped for its time floating through space. The satellite has been going through a series of testing, and now it has finally been tucked away in a giant cone, ready to be loaded onto the rocket that will carry it out into space.

This week, the European Space Agency released images showing the Sentinel-6 satellite in its final resting place before liftoff. The observatory is a joint venture between the agency and NASA. In the images, the spacecraft is shown sealed in its rocket fairing at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Nov 11 08:38

NASA’s VIPER mission will break new ground for rovers in a very special way

NASA is going back to the Moon — with humans, no less! — very, very soon. Nobody quite knows if the space agency is going to make its 2024 “deadline” sending humans to the lunar surface but regardless of when these human and robotic missions take place, they’re going to take place. NASA’s newest lunar rover, VIPER, has a very specific mission ahead of it, as it’s being sent to the Moon’s South Pole in search of water.

With a seemingly straightforward objective, you wouldn’t imagine that the rover would need to be significantly different from other rovers that the space agency has sent into space before, but you’d be very wrong. The rover is obviously equipped with the special hardware it will need to sample and test materials it comes across, but it will also be decked out with something that no NASA rover has ever had before: headlights.

Nov 11 07:12

Transhumanism: Expert exposes liberal billionaire elitists’ ‘Great Reset’ agenda

The COVID-19 pandemic was manufactured by the world’s elites as part of a plan to globally advance “transhumanism” — literally, the fusion of human beings with technology in an attempt to alter human nature itself and create a superhuman being and an “earthly paradise,” according to a Peruvian academic and expert in technology.

This dystopian nightmare scenario is no longer the stuff of science fiction, but an integral part of the proposed post-pandemic “Great Reset,” Dr. Miklos Lukacs de Pereny said at the recent summit on COVID-19.

Nov 11 06:46

UK’s beleaguered vaccines chief accused of profiting from $65m of taxpayers’ money steered towards her venture firm

The head of the British government’s Vaccine Taskforce may have personally profited from a $65 million investment of taxpayers’ money into a firm managed by a venture fund in which she holds a managerial post.

The allegation, which was raised by the Guardian newspaper on Tuesday, is the latest in a string of claims of impropriety leveled against Kate Bingham in recent weeks.

The biochemist and venture capitalist became the chair of the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce – a body created to facilitate acquisition and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines – in May. She combines her unpaid job with the government with being a managing partner in the private equity firm SV Health Investors.

Nov 11 06:27

Who will make coronavirus vaccines for the developing world? India holds the key.

November 11, 2020 at 3:30 pm
NEW DELHI — Adar Poonawalla is an Indian billionaire whose family-owned firm makes more vaccines a year than any other company on Earth. Ask him about the race for a coronavirus vaccine and he will offer some unvarnished opinions.

One prominent vaccine candidate is “a joke” that will not work for the developing world. Anyone who declares how long a vaccine will confer immunity is talking “nonsense.” The world’s entire population will not be immunized until 2024, he says, contrary to rosier predictions.

Poonawalla is equally frank about the gamble his company, Serum Institute of India, is making in the pandemic. He is putting $250 million of his family’s fortune into a bid to ramp up manufacturing capacity to 1 billion doses through 2021.

“I decided to go all out,” said Poonawalla, 39. Among the initial skeptics: his father, Cyrus, the company’s founder. “He said: ‘Look, it’s your money. If you want to blow it up, fine.’?”

Nov 11 06:21

Scientists discover ‘gene within gene’ hiding among coronavirus nucleotides

In potentially worrying news, scientists have discovered another ‘hidden gene’ within the genetic code of SARS-CoV-2, which may explain why the virus has been so difficult to defeat.

The so-called overlapping gene is named ORF3d and has been tucked away within the structure of nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA and RNA, in the coronavirus for months, undetected until now.

“In terms of genome size, SARS-CoV-2 and its relatives are among the longest RNA viruses that exist,” explained the lead author of the research article, Chase Nelson from the American Museum of Natural History.

Nov 10 14:02

A Conspiracy Collapses In The Court: Justices Appear To Confirm A Majority In Favor Of Preserving The ACA

During the Barrett confirmation hearing, we discussed the narrative of the Democrats and the media that the Affordable Care Act was dangling in the balance on the Supreme Court. With huge pictures of beneficiaries of the ACA displayed around the room, some Democratic senators actually said that Barrett was part of a conspiracy to rush her to the Court to kill the ACA.

Nov 10 14:01

One Bank Asks If Pfizer's Delayed Vaccine News Changed The Outcome Of The Election

Four charts today with as few words as possible.

I wanted to include three charts from weekend pieces from our US equity and FX strategists post-election and also the first one that I’ve compiled this morning.

Given how extraordinarily good Pfizer's vaccine news was [on Monday] morning, would it have made much of a difference to the election had it been released a week or more earlier as was initially expected? On some measures, the election was extremely close.

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