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Charlie Ward predicts that next election will use blockchain technology, not mail-in voting, to ensure votes are not tampered with.
CirstenW Talks to Charlie Ward Massive Breaking news towards the end regarding the Vote 2020
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Premier Daniel Andrews says Victoria’s State of Emergency will be extended to 18 MONTHS – and strict lockdown will continue in September after another 15 coronavirus deaths overnight
Lauren Ferri and Charlie Moore, Daily Mail, 23 August 2020
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the State of Emergency will be in place for 18 months and lockdown restrictions will be extended beyond September.
This is despite the state recording its lowest rise in COVID-19 infections in seven weeks with 116 new cases and 15 additional deaths on Monday.
Mr Andrews said the state could not afford to lower the restrictions, and would extend the State of Emergency to 18 months in September, giving the government the power to impose further lockdown restrictions.
‘It is not an unlimited extension, it is nothing more than a recognition that this virus won’t be over on September 30,’ the premier said.
‘I would love nothing more for there to be no need for any rules on September 14, but I don’t think that is the reality.’
While the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 only allows a State of Emergency to operate for six months, the premier said amendments are being made to change it.
This is to ensure restrictions such as mandatory masks and the strict lockdown can continue to be implemented throughout the state.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that the State of Emergency will be in place for 18 months and lockdown restrictions will be extended beyond September.
Members of Brazil’s Parliament Broke Into Hospital that Claimed to Have 5,000 Infected & 200 Dead from COVID19 – The Hospital Was EMPTY
Humans are Free,
Breaking news: Members of Parliament of Brazil break into hospital that claimed to have 5,000 infected & 200 deaths from COVID19 and caught them red handed. NOT ONE PERSON, the hospital is empty.
Five members of the Brazil parliament went to hospitals under encouragement by president Bolsonaro to break into hospitals & check to see the number of patients there.
This hospital was not even finished, but claiming it was treating 5000 people with COVID19 while 200 were already dead.
Officials broke in to check the claims and found the hospital is an absolute mess, not finished, and no patients.
The governor is frauding the state and nation and taxpayers and lying about the numbers to pad the numbers.
Embezzlement scheme & to help bring down the country and push vaccines.
Devon nurse exposes empty hospital
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My talk this week with a Nurse in Devon UK who tells me there are no #Coronavirus #Covid19 cases in any of the big hospitals in Devon UK, yet there are still empty beds and people dying without treatment.
She also speaks of nurses having heart and breathing problems from compulsory face masks.
240 Belgians Sue Bill Gates, Neil Ferguson, and the Belgian State Over Coronavirus Restrictions
Bill Gates, Belgium and a British epidemiologist are being taken to court by hundreds of Belgians who are against all coronavirus regulations and want to get them abolished.
Around 240 Belgians have joined a group called Viruswaanzin, which translates to ‘viral madness’ in Dutch and was launched by members of the restaurant and hospitality industry, according to their lawyer Michael Verstraeten.
Verstraeten told The Brussels Times that their aim was to get the Belgian government to revoke all coronavirus regulations, which they say trample on their freedoms and have done more harm than good in the current health crisis.
“With no lockdown, there would have been fewer deaths,” Verstraeten said. “You have no idea how many people are dying due to lockdown.”
On their website, the group regularly publishes posts challenging research and estimates which have driven coronavirus measures in Belgium and abroad.
“We think that other measures are needed, measures which don’t limit the economy and the rights and freedoms of people,” the lawyer said.
A central argument of the group is that data on the impact of lockdowns on mortality rates remains unclear and that lockdowns would ultimately cause more deaths because of the postponement of non-urgent medical procedures to bolster the Covid-19 response.
Through their civil suit, Viruswaanzin will argue that faulty prediction models were used by governments to make health policy decisions “in a panic” and will seek to obtain a penalty €10,000 per plaintiff for each day the measures remain in place.
“If you take measures out of panic, you can make mistakes and end up with more deaths than if you had taken no measures,” the attorney said.240 Belgians vs. Bill Gates, Neil Ferguson and the Belgian state
A second, criminal complaint is also in the works and will target not only the Belgian state, but also Belgian virologists, and Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and British epidemiologist, Neil Ferguson.
The group are attacking Gates in court because of his status as a top contributor to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and over his various funding projects into coronavirus treatments and vaccines, while they are going after Ferguson — a top advisor to the WHO and, until recently, to the UK government — for producing mortality and infection rates estimates which they say are “completely wrong.”
Dr Ferguson, who stepped down from his role as a government advisor in May after he was reported to have broken lockdown rules, did not reply to a written request for comment.
Since its launch, Verstraeten said that hundreds of other people from across Belgium had rushed to become plaintiffs in the suit, despite the fact that their first attempt to get their case to the courts was rejected on the basis of research done by Dr Ferguson.
For their appearances in court, the plaintiffs have taken to wearing eye-catching plague doctor masks, which Verstraeten said aim to send the message that governments are “pestering” the population with regulations based on information that, to them, is at best uncertain, and at worst, flat out fake.
“More and more people feel bad about these measures, they feel like they are in a completely different society — they don’t feel at home anymore,” he said, adding that some were even thinking of moving but did not know where.
“There are a lot of conflicts, people are scared and bullied because they have another idea, a different opinion. Scientists don’t get their articles published if they don’t match the views of the WHO.”
Verstraeten, who claimed he had contracted Covid-19 himself, repeatedly compared the coronavirus to the flu, and brushed off the high death rates of the ongoing pandemic as comparable to those of a “severe flu” saying it was “complete nonsense” to say that the novel coronavirus was “killer virus.”
Questioned about which sort of measures would be seen as appropriate by Viruswaanzin, Verstraeten said that a central demand was for the government to “properly inform at-risk populations” so that they could decide for themselves which measures to follow.
“What we want is for them to support the health care sector, the hospitals and the health staff on the front lines, and to protect and properly inform at-risk populations, instead of taking general measures applicable to everybody,” he said.
After an opening hearing at the Brussels Court of Appeal on Tuesday, pleading for the case will debut on 14 October.
The arguments advanced by Viruswaanzin echo early assessments of the novel coronavirus — which has caused more than half a million deaths globally — as comparable or equal to the flu, including by Belgium’s own federal health minister, who referred to the coronavirus as “a little flu” just as the first wave of the epidemic hit Europe.
The group’s rejection of the containment measure is akin to the resistance that has emerged in countries like the Netherlands or the US, where large swaths of the population have staged protests against the mandatory use of face masks or the closure of non-essential businesses to fight the spread of the virus behind the current pandemic.
The plaintiff’s lawsuit now comes as Belgium rushes to rein in emerging coronavirus clusters by imposing some of the strictest measures in Europe in what officials say are efforts to avoid a new country-wide lockdown.
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Why NYC’s Largest Emergency Hospital Is Empty During COVID-19
Abby Narishkin, Steve Cameron, and Libertina Brandt, Business Insider, Apr 20, 2020,
Narrator: As COVID-19 cases rise to over 2 million worldwide, countries have been converting stadiums, convention centers, and even parks into emergency field hospitals.
Libertina Brandt: Hospitals and clinics are quickly becoming overwhelmed with patients. So really the purpose of these field hospitals is to ease some of that pressure.
Narrator: With more than 110,000 COVID-19 cases by April 14 in New York City alone, four emergency field hospitals have gone up across the city and two more are underway. The city’s biggest, and one of the largest in the country, is the Javits Center. Javits has a history of being called on during emergencies, first as a FEMA headquarters after 9/11, then as a collection site for donations during Hurricane Maria.
To battle COVID-19, FEMA was brought in on March 20 to design the Javits Center medical facility. Altogether, it took four days to complete the first phase of 1,000 beds.
Andrew Cuomo: In just one week, the Javits Center looks entirely different. This is a place that’s literally going to save lives.
Narrator: With thousands more beds slated to be built in the coming weeks, many believed Javits would be the saving grace overcrowded hospitals in Manhattan so desperately needed. But it wasn’t as helpful as everyone had hoped. It was originally meant to handle non-COVID-19 patients.
Brandt: The thing is, nobody’s leaving their house right now, right? So there are very few non-COVID-related illnesses and injuries. So the center was sitting empty while hospital hallways were packed with COVID patients because there just wasn’t enough room for them.
Narrator: On April 2, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Javits’ new mission would be to treat COVID-19 cases. On that same day, Javits’ second phase of bed construction was completed, and Cuomo designated 2,500 of them for COVID-19.
But much to the frustration of healthcare workers, since that announcement, Javits has taken in nowhere near its capacity. As of April 7, the convention center had admitted only 66 patients. This was due in large part to the strict admission requirements. At first, a patient could only be transferred to Javits if they were convalescing, or in the recovery period. The fear was that Javits didn’t have the ICU beds, operating rooms, or equipment necessary to handle patients who might relapse or need surgery because of an underlying condition.
One nurse in an East Harlem hospital anonymously told the New York Post that there was a 25-point checklist to transfer a patient into Javits. Out of 95 patients they requested for transfer, only one met the standards.
Brandt: The convention center wasn’t originally set up to treat COVID patients, mainly because they just didn’t have enough ICU beds or ventilators. So when they did start to get the proper equipment, it made sense that they were strict and slow about who they would let in. The only problem with this was the city hospitals just didn’t have the space or time to wait.
Narrator: Javits later relaxed requirements for admission and began accepting COVID-19 patients of all levels. But this hasn’t completely solved the problem. Javits has yet to admit more than 500 patients. Meanwhile, city hospitals are contending with more than 20,000 patients. Javits has been slow to receive equipment from the US stockpile and can’t accept a patient who’s intubated. Even transferring patients to the convention center has been a logistical nightmare. Guidelines required Javits officials to pick up patients they’d hand-selected for transfer and bring them to the convention center. But this slowed down the process considerably.
Brandt: You know, even if Gov. Cuomo overestimated the amount of beds needed, that’s not a bad thing. Hospitals in the city are still overwhelmed with the amount of coronavirus cases that they’re taking on, and this center can absolutely be used to help relieve some of that pressure. We just have to use it.
Narrator: Neither the Javits Convention Center nor the governor’s office responded to our request for comment.