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UK Gives Town Councils Power To Bulldoze ‘Contaminated’ Homes To Contain Outbreak

UK Gives Town Councils Power To Bulldoze ‘Contaminated’ Homes To Contain Outbreak Tyler Durden Thu, 08/06/2020 – 02:00 Britons were shocked and angered this week when an internal government guide meant to inform local councils and town authorities on possible strategies in dealing with rising coronavirus cases throughout the country explored scenarios wherein demolition of ‘contaminated’ homes would be allowed.  It’s unclear if the UK guide, called Covid-19 Contain Framework and produced by the Department of Health and Social Care, was intended to gain broad public circulation, given it contains what’s widely seen as oppressive overkill measures that are absolutely Orwellian and downright tyrannical in terms of the power assumed by local councils. Here’s the headline in The Telegraph that went viral late in the day Tuesday: Councils can demolish contaminated buildings under powers to stop second coronavirus wave. Illustrative file image, via Inside Edition This as London fears greater spread from a second wave and hopes to avoid another nationwide lock down. The idea behind the government strategy is that by giving local councils unprecedented powers to curb local spread, more sweeping national measures could be avoided.  But citizens are not impressed, given ‘demolition orders’ could theoretically be issued for the very roofs over people’s heads. The Telegraph report detailed shockingly of the government document: Local authorities will be able to order the demolition of buildings at the centre of coronavirus outbreaks...

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Antifa Protesters Sue Seattle Over ‘Forced’ Armor Upgrades

Antifa Protesters Sue Seattle Over ‘Forced’ Armor Upgrades Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 23:30 A lawsuit has been filed against the city of Seattle by several protesters, who claim that the Seattle Police Department’s “indiscriminate” us of chemical and less-lethal crowd control measures forced them to buy “expensive” protective gear in order to withstand the tactical response to their violent resistance, according to KIRO7. Oakland, CA Antifa members John Cookenboo and Vincent Yochelson aren’t doing much better… “Because the Seattle Police Department has acted above and outside the law in dispensing its unbridled force, and the City has failed to prevent same, the government effect is to establish a de facto protest tax,” reads the legal complaint, filed Monday. “Individual protesters subjected to SPD’s unabated and indiscriminate violence now must purchase cost-prohibitive gear to withstand munitions – even when peacefully protesting – as a condition to exercising their right to free speech and peaceable assembly.” The suit, filed on behalf of five protesters who attended the July 25 protest on Capitol Hill that police later declared a riot, seeks an order from a judge to stop the city from using controversial crowd control tactics on protesters, including blast balls and pepper spray. It’s the latest lawsuit against the city of Seattle for its handling of protests that have continued in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. In response to...

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US Cruise Operators Halt Voyages Until Oct. 31 After 2 Ships Hit By Outbreaks Amid Restart

US Cruise Operators Halt Voyages Until Oct. 31 After 2 Ships Hit By Outbreaks Amid Restart Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 23:00 No doubt among the hardest hit industries globally has remained cruise ships. As late as May and June there were still cruise ships essentially stranded as ports refused them entry while outbreaks on board raged among passengers and crew. Even as some companies have tepidly tried to resume operations in the past weeks, the moment a single COVID-19 case appears on board, all operations have had to be suspended as we noted days ago with the Amundsen. “One of the first cruise ships to resume overnight sailing in U.S. waters since the coronavirus shut down the cruise industry earlier this year has reported one case of COVID-19 on board,” USA Today reports Wednesday. It happened on board UnCruise Adventures’ Wilderness Adventurer ship, and all aboard have been ordered to remain in their rooms on ship “until the State of Alaska deems it safe for them to return home,” according to an alert on the cruise line’s website. And then there’s this ongoing disaster first reported Monday: At least 41 passengers and crew on a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19, officials say. Hundreds more passengers who travelled on the MS Roald Amundsen are in quarantine and awaiting test results, the company that owns the ship said. The ship, which belongs to the Norwegian...

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How Central Banks Made The COVID Panic Worse

How Central Banks Made The COVID Panic Worse Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 22:35 By Kristoffer Mousten Hansen of Mises,org Historical events are complex phenomena, and monocausal explanations are therefore by definition wrong when explaining history. Many factors go into explaining why people and the world’s governments reacted as they did to the coronavirus. It is, however, my contention that examining the inflationary policies pursued by central banks and governments are fundamental to understanding how the current corona hysteria developed. Calling it hysteria may sound harsh. When the coronavirus first started to draw attention back in February, and when most Western countries instituted extremely restrictive measures in March, one could make a plausible argument that the world was dealing with an unknown and seemingly catastrophic disease and that therefore extreme measures were justified. To be sure, this does not mean that the measures implemented were in any way effective, nor that the sacrifices imposed were morally justified; but there was at least an argument to be made. At this point in time, however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has repeatedly cut the COVID-19 fatality rate, and it is now comparable to a bad year of the seasonal flu (see the useful aggregation of studies and reports by Swiss Propaganda Research). The glaring question therefore is: Why do governments across the West act as if they were still...

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Study Finds 98 “Long-Term” COVID-19 Symptoms Including Baldness

Study Finds 98 “Long-Term” COVID-19 Symptoms Including Baldness Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 22:10 Epidemiologists readily admit that viruses are chock full of puzzles. And COVID-19 is no exception. Earlier today, Dr. Fauci himself lamented the fact that nearly half of those who get the virus don’t see symptoms, which is one reason why young people have been so reckless, purportedly helping to spread the virus. And in a study published recently by the University of Indiana School of Medicine happened on a surprising finding: those who suffer from long-term symptoms of the coronavirus – a group that the researchers nicknamed “long haulers” after a Facebook group where many go for help – can experience all kinds of surprising symptoms, including baldness (for both men and women). The study was conducted by a doctor at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the grassroots COVID-19 survivor group Survivor Corps using a Facebook poll that was shared with a group of “long haulers”, whom the researchers thanked for sharing their time and experience. The CDC has identified only 17 persistent COVID-19 symptoms, but the survey of more than 1,500 patients found 98 possible symptoms, according to Dr. Natalie Lambert, an associate research professor who worked on the study. “The new symptoms our study identified include severe nerve pain, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, blurry vision and even hair loss,” Lambert said in a written...

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