Covid-19 wreaking havoc on India, 300,000 new cases, 2,023 deaths on Tuesday

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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla sold millions in stock on same day of vaccine reveal​


Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla explains why he hasn’t taken COVID-19 vaccine yet​


I LAUGH at some dummies
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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Monday he hasn’t taken the COVID-19 vaccine yet — but only because he doesn’t want to be seen as jumping the line.

“I haven’t taken it yet and we are having an ethical committee dealing with the question of who is getting it,” Bourla told CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
 
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Not when you don't do facts that's for sure...
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Say BTW...I see you quoted another expert...is he as popular as alex jones?

A smart man would answer to the points the Doctor in the video I posted made...but no...Not you.
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I see "pete" ain't up to it either.
Believe in internet conspiracy experts if you will and fill your head with bullshit and see if I care.
If you're planning for an Irish wake.... I'll try to attend!:ROFLMAO:
 
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DOUBLE-DOUBLE MUTANT: Indian researchers identify new strain of mutated B.1.617
Named B.1.618, the mutation shows an even stronger resistance to antibodies than B.1.617, say authorities

Author of the article:Bryan Passifiume
Publishing date:Apr 22, 2021 • 23 hours ago • 1 minute read • 79 Comments
An official records body temperature of voters queueing up at a polling station to cast their ballot during the 5th phase of West Bengal's state legislative assembly elections in Mohorgon Tea estate on the outskirts of Siliguri on April 17, 2021.
An official records body temperature of voters queueing up at a polling station to cast their ballot during the 5th phase of West Bengal's state legislative assembly elections in Mohorgon Tea estate on the outskirts of Siliguri on April 17, 2021. PHOTO BY DIPTENDU DUTTA /AFP/GETTY IMAGES
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Just two weeks after Indian researchers identified the new ‘double-mutant’ B.1.617 COVID-19 strain, a consortium of scientists in that country have uncovered a new mutation that shows an even stronger resistance to antibodies.

Dubbed B.1.618, the new variant was found in samples taken in West Bengal, the easternmost state in India that shares a border with Bangladesh and home to Kolkata, the nation’s seventh-most populous city.

Despite the outbreak, officials continue to hold elections for West Bengal’s state legislature, with balloting expected to wrap by the end of next week.

Kolkata, reported the Hindustan Times on Thursday, is home to one of the most robust COVID-19 genetic sequencing programs in the country.

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Dr. Vinod Scaria, a researcher with India’s Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, said B.1.618 was first sequenced in Bengal last October and contains the E484K mutation — commonly found in the B.1.351 (South African) and P.1 (Brazil) variants that demonstrate a worrying ability to ‘evade’ antibodies produced by mRNA vaccines.

“There are many unknowns for this lineage at this moment including its capability to cause reinfections as well as vaccine breakthrough infections,” Scaria wrote on Twitter. “Additional experimental data is also required to assess the efficacy of vaccines against this variant.”

B.1.617, identified earlier this month by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) contains the L452R and E484Q mutations widely found in other variants but never before in a single strain.


Many of the cases in West Bengal, say researchers, are linked to either B.1.617 or B.1.618.

Despite calls on the federal government to ban flights from hotspot countries like India — seeing over 300,000 new COVID-19 cases per day during their nightmarish second wave — 39 cases of B.1.617 were identified in British Columbia at the beginning of April but not made public until late Wednesday.

So far this month, 49 flights arrived in Canada from Delhi carrying COVID-19 infected passengers.

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'SYSTEM IS BROKEN': COVID patients die on trolleys outside Delhi hospital
Author of the article:Reuters
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Alasdair Pal and Danish Siddiqui
Publishing date:Apr 23, 2021 • 6 hours ago • 2 minute read • 14 Comments
A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) waits to get admitted outside the Guru Teg Bahadur hospital in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021.
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NEW DELHI — Straining against his weight, Shayam Narayan’s brothers haul him from a rickshaw onto a hospital trolley in India’s capital New Delhi.

Only a few minutes pass before they are given the news: he is already dead.


Narayan is one of the latest casualties of a second wave of the coronavirus sweeping across India. His brothers had first brought him to the hospital at 6 a.m. on Friday. But they said staff deemed him well enough to return home.

Ten hours later, his condition deteriorating, they came back. But it was too late to save him.

“The system is broken,” his younger brother Raj said.

Narayan, who had five children, died without being admitted to the hospital, or taken to its morgue, meaning his death is unlikely to be officially counted in the city’s rising toll.

For the second day running, the country’s overnight infection total was higher than any recorded anywhere in the world since the pandemic began last year, at 332,730.

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Some 2,263 died, with over 300 of those in Delhi alone — figures that are almost certainly conservative.

Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, in the northeast of India’s capital, is one of many battling oxygen shortages and a lack of space. Patients die on trolleys outside, like Narayan.

The medical superintendent of the hospital was not immediately available for comment.

“Due to an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi, all the hospitals are over-burdened,” a Delhi government spokesman said.

“In GTB Hospital, the patients are arriving via ambulances despite unavailability of beds. Despite this, the government is trying its best to give all patients treatment at some facility or the other.”

The government hospital’s 400 COVID intensive care beds are also full, according to official data.


But that does not stop patients gasping for air arriving every few minutes in ambulances and autorickshaws.

Half a dozen wait for hours on trolleys for admission. Others, like Narayan, die before ever being admitted.

“The staff are doing their best but there is not enough oxygen,” said Tushar Maurya, whose mother is being treated at the hospital.

After being denied entry to the ICU, a man staggers as he tries to get back into an autorickshaw. Minutes later, he returns unconscious. Loaded onto a stretcher, his arm slams against the ICU door while a guard watches on.

Another man writhes in pain in the back of an ambulance, alone, as it drives forward with the rear doors hanging open. The oxygen cylinder of a third man lying in the sun runs out, and his family rush to change it.

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Footage from inside the wards seen by Reuters showed some patients sitting two to a bed and barely enough floor space for others to stand.


“They are like cattle in there,” said one man after coming outside.

Despite the lack of beds, many feel they have little choice than to turn up after being denied entry to other overburdened COVID hospitals, pleading with staff to admit their loved ones.

Currently, an online dashboard indicates just 22 ICU beds are available in Delhi out of more than 4,500.

“We have been roaming around for three days searching for a bed,” said a man who gave his name as Irfan, whose wife sat immobile on the pavement.
 

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Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, an American-trained microbiologist now living in Germany, says the Covid-19 pandemic is a fraud because it is based on case and death statistics that are 99% false. He also says that mRNA vaccines are, not only loaded with poisons, they alter the natural immune system in such a way that it will greatly overreact when the victim is exposed later to almost any pathogen including the common flu.

The DR I posted above, repeated for emphasis because some people don't get stuff the first time.

Or they can bring up alex jones, pee their own pants in the fear of his name (AGAIN!!!) and point at people actually doing science with their fingers crossed.

haha

Good luck with thatl

The Latest: Pfizer withdraws vaccine application in India​

Pfizer says it has withdrawn its application for emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in India​


For jones to be right about the situation with the experimental vaccines like he was in his reporting here, that would mean his STOOOPID HATERS are wrong...and they are. That's why I NEVER put faith in those dummahs.
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East Indian's keep saying they are “stranded” after Ottawa decision to halt flights. No one is stranded. The people made informed decisions to travel during a pandemic.

Chances are, they’ll find another route to make it back to Canada - once again, increasing our cases.

The border should just close completely


 
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And vaccination doesn't keep you from spreading the virus, Just keeps you from catching it and getting sick from it......

So, good luck to you anti-vaccers!!.......:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::LOL::LOL:

I was vaccinated March 3rd, 2020 with the real virus COVID-19.
 

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India's hospitals turn away patients in COVID-19 'tsunami'
Author of the article:Reuters
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Sanjeev Miglani and Manoj Kumar
Publishing date:Apr 24, 2021 • 7 hours ago • 3 minute read • 6 Comments
A man wearing PPE kit can be seen amid funeral pyres before they were lit to perform the last rites of the patients who died of the coronavirus disease at a crematorium on April 24, 2021 in New Delhi, India.
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NEW DELHI — Overwhelmed hospitals in India begged for oxygen supplies on Saturday as the country’s coronavirus infections soared again overnight in a “tsunami” of disease, setting a new world record for cases for the third consecutive day.

Max Healthcare, which runs a network of hospitals in north India, tweeted that it had less than two hours of oxygen left while Fortis Healthcare, another big chain, said it was suspending new admissions in Delhi.


“We are running on backup, waiting for supplies since morning,” Fortis said.

India is in the grip of a rampaging second wave of the pandemic, hitting a rate of one COVID-19 death in just under every four minutes in Delhi as the capital’s underfunded health system buckles.

The government has deployed military planes and trains to get oxygen to Delhi from the far corners of the country and overseas including Singapore.

The number of cases across the country of around 1.3 billion rose overnight by 346,786, the Health Ministry said, for a total of 16.6 million cases, including 189,544 deaths.

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COVID-19 deaths rose by 2,624 over the past 24 hours, the highest daily rate for the country so far. Crematoriums across Delhi said they were full up and asked grieving families to wait.

Hospitals in Delhi have gone to the city’s high court this week seeking it to order the state and federal governments to make emergency arrangements for medical supplies, mainly oxygen.


“It’s a tsunami. How are we trying to build capacity?” the Delhi high court asked the state and federal governments in response to this plea.

Television showed families tending to the sick in hospital corridors and streets as they waited for medical attention.

One man identified as Amit who was grieving for his brother at Delhi’s Jaipur Golden hospital said he had seen families running around with oxygen cylinders trying to get them refilled.

“You can’t leave me in the lurch,” a lawyer appearing for the Jaipur Golden hospital told the high court on Saturday, seeking its intervention.

The court asked the government to ensure supplies, as well to make security arrangements for medical centers amid people’s desperation.

“We know how people react, let’s not have a law and order situation,” the court said in its direction to the authorities.

India surpassed the U.S. record of 297,430 single-day infections anywhere in the world on Thursday, making it the global epicenter of a pandemic that is waning in many other countries.

WINTER EASING

The federal government had declared it had beaten back the coronavirus in February.

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Health experts said India became complacent in the winter, when new cases were running at about 10,000 a day and seemed to be under control. Authorities lifted restrictions, allowing for the resumption of big gatherings.

Others said that it could also be a more dangerous variant of the virus coursing through India. It is the world’s second most populous country and people live in close proximity, often six to a room.

“While complacency in adhering to masks and physical distancing might have played a role, it seems increasingly likely that this second wave has been fueled by a much more virulent strain,” wrote Vikram Patel, Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School, in the Indian Express.

Experts say the only way India can turn the tide is to ramp up vaccinations and impose strict lockdowns in the so-called red zones of high infection. It has opened up the immunization program to all adults but faces a shortage.

India is currently using the AstraZeneca shot and homegrown Covaxin. It has also approved Russia’s Sputnik V and has urged Pfizer Moderna and Johnson and Johnson to provide it with vaccines.

 

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At least 27 dead in fire at Baghdad hospital for COVID patients: Medical sources
Author of the article:Reuters
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Publishing date:Apr 24, 2021 • 2 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation
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BAGHDAD — At least 27 people were killed and 46 injured in a fire on Saturday at a hospital in southeastern Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, medical sources at three nearby hospitals said.

The fire at the Ibn Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area of the Iraqi capital occurred after an accident caused an oxygen tank to explode, the sources said.


Many ambulances were rushing towards the hospital, ferrying away those hurt by the fire, a Reuters photographer nearby said.

Patients not injured in the incident were also being transferred out of the hospital, the medical sources said.

The head of Iraqi civil defense unit said the fire broke out in the floor designated for the pulmonary intensive care unit and that 90 people have been rescued from the hospital out of 120, state news agency INA quoted him as saying.

Major General Kadhim Bohan added that the fire has been put out.

Iraq’s healthcare system, already ruined by decades of sanctions, war and neglect, has been stretched during the coronavirus crisis.

The total number of people infected with COVID-19 in Iraq is 102,5288 including 15,217 deaths, the health ministry said on Saturday.
 

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Fauci: Wearing Mask is a 'Symbol' of Your Obedience​


"Symbols" will stop a virus!
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There you have it Mask holes! THAT is what face diaper / virus vaults are all about.

Enjoy.
 

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Popular Tamil Actor, Comedian Vivekh, Dies In Chennai At 59

On Thursday, Vivekh had taken his first Covid vaccine shot at a public event in the presence of Tamil Nadu's Health Secretary to promote vaccination.​

Tamil NaduWritten by Uma SudhirUpdated: April 17, 2021 1:25 pm IST

Vivekh's sudden death has sent his fans of over two generations into mourning
https://www.ndtv.com/tamil-nadu-news/vivekh-death-popular-tamil-actor-comedian-vivekh-dies-in-chennai-at-59-2415575

RIP.
 
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The sudden demise of Tamil actor Vivek has left his fans, friends and colleagues shocked. ... The private hospital in Chennai, where Vivek, 59, was being treated, said he suffered “an acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock. This is a separate cardiac event. It may not be due to Covid vaccination”.
 
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Fire from oxygen tank blast in Baghdad COVID-19 hospital kills 82
Author of the article:Reuters
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Publishing date:Apr 25, 2021 • 11 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation
A man prays next to the coffins of people who were killed in a fire at a hospital in southeastern Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, in Najaf, Iraq, Sunday, April 25, 2021.
A man prays next to the coffins of people who were killed in a fire at a hospital in southeastern Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, in Najaf, Iraq, Sunday, April 25, 2021. PHOTO BY ALAA AL-MARJANI /REUTERS
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BAGHDAD — A fire caused by an oxygen tank explosion at a COVID-19 hospital in Baghdad took at least 82 lives and forced some people to leap through windows out of the burning building, witnesses and authorities said on Sunday.

As rescuers combed the smoke-charred building, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi blamed negligence and suspended his Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi pending an inquiry into Saturday’s blaze at the Ibn Khatib hospital.


Some 110 people were also injured, Interior Ministry spokesman Khalid al-Muhanna said. Most of the dead and injured were patients.

Already decimated by war and sanctions, Iraq’s healthcare system has struggled to cope with the coronavirus crisis, which has killed 15,257 people and infected more than 1 million.

People look on at Ibn Khatib hospital after a fire caused by an oxygen tank explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
People look on at Ibn Khatib hospital after a fire caused by an oxygen tank explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday, April 25, 2021. PHOTO BY THAIER AL-SUDANI /REUTERS
Security forces cordoned off the hospital, in the Diyala Bridge area of the Iraqi capital, where charred debris and shattered glass littered the ground outside.

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As the flames spread on Saturday, relatives scrambled to save loved ones, with some jumping to safety.

“I carried my brother out to the street. Then I came (back) and went up to the last floor which wasn’t burning. I found a girl suffocating, about 19 years old … she was about to die,” Ahmed Zaki told Reuters.

“I took her on my shoulders and I ran down … Doctors jumped onto the cars. Everyone was jumping. And I kept going up from there, got people and came down again.”

While many surviving patients were moved to other hospitals, several families were still outside the Ibn Khatib hours after the blaze was extinguished, still looking for relatives.

An emergency cabinet meeting called by Kadhimi ordered an investigation with findings due in five days.

The governor of Baghdad and another senior health ministry official were also suspended and referred to investigators.

“Such an incident is evidence of negligence and therefore I directed that an investigation be launched immediately,” the prime minister said in a statement, adding that the hospital’s manager and heads of security and maintenance had been detained.

Weary of political violence, Iraqis also suffer frequent accidents due to under-investment, corruption and wrecked infrastructure. During the coronavirus crisis, hospitals have been struggling from an influx of patients and short supplies.

“As soon as you arrived at the main entrance (of the hospital), it was suffocating. No one could climb upstairs,” said another witness, Mohammed Ali, 23, a student who lost his uncle. “The whole hospital was gutted, all burnt down.”
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Influenza Vaccination Linked to Higher COVID Death Rates​

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Fact Checked
(Unlike those posts from those that are asleep)



Pure, Unalloyed Evil Masked as a Pandemic

flu vaccine increases covid mortality

STORY AT-A-GLANCE​

  • Vaccines can in some cases trigger more serious illness when exposed to an unrelated virus, via a process known as virus interference
  • Virus interference was found to be at play during the 2009 pandemic swine flu. The seasonal flu vaccine increased people’s risk of getting sick with pandemic H1N1 swine flu and resulted in more serious bouts of illness
  • Researchers have also found military servicemen vaccinated against influenza were more prone to unspecified coronavirus infection than unvaccinated counterparts
  • An October 2020 data analysis found a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates in elderly people worldwide. Areas with the highest vaccination rates also had the highest COVID-19 death rates
  • Possible explanations include reduced immunity to SARS-CoV-2 by some unknown biological mechanism, and viral interference causing reduced nonspecific immunity
 
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