I’m normally not one to give my opinion here on my blog and yes, I know that that’s kind of what it’s for but with so much going on right now in the world and also my life I don’t really have much time to do that. I consider it pure luck that I’m able to just get the fact posted these days, lol. However, now is NOT one of those times!
This was extremely hard for me to watch. It has my heart breaking and my blood boiling. It took me back to when I was watching all those videos (which have now been removed from YouTube) of all the people in the hospital close to the raw food market is in Wuhan, China. It was the beginning of the bio-viral-weapon (as I call it). The very end November actually, before the CCP decided to get honest with the other nations. I’ll never forget watching the bodies (some still breathing) being thrown into black body bags and hauled down the halls, out the doors and chunked into those big white vans with no windows. The nurse’s were literally having nervous breakdowns all over the hospital. Bodies everywhere, lined up in the hall’s, some sick, some barely breathing. People crying, moaning, screaming and some silent. I also remember seeing the authorities going to people’s homes and locking them inside, literally using thick chains with deadbolts on the OUTSIDE of their doors. They could not even leave to buy food. Many died of starvation. I had never seen anything so horribly inhumane in my life. The only thing that I could compare it to is some of the things I witness while working with sex-trafficking victims. So when I see these kind of videos it kinda takes my breath away. Leaves my heart breaking and my blood boiling. It’s hard to explain.
Quarantine CAMPS. We all know what that looks like in China!
Torture, beaten, raped. It’s like being escorted to your coffin while your still alive. You know where they are taking you, You can’t run and you can’t hide. The ONLY thing you can do is pray you can withstand your stay. Hopefully you will be breathing when and if you leave. The evil is real.
WE, AS AMERICANS NEED TO BE ON THEIR KNEES GIVING THANKS TO GOD THAT THIS IS NOT US! So many think this could never happen here. Why? I learned a long time ago to never say “never” because as soon as I did, Boom! I’d be choking on my words!
For the life of me I can NOT understand how some people in this country are just so wrapped up and so self-consumed with their own little lives that they can’t come up out of it long enough to see the world around them. They probably wouldn’t even believe a robber if he walked up and said I’m going to pull the trigger if you don’t do what I say… while holding a piece to their head! Just BLIND AS HELL!!!
Thank God there are so many Patriots in the U.S. that are aware of what is happening here! I’m so very grateful that they are fighting for truth, justice and freedom! If you are one of them… Hear me when I say “THANK YOU” YOU ARE BRAVE TO THE BONE!
The corrupt Genocide CDC, Plandemic-Pusher’s, are at it again… as always… using any excuse they can, whether it makes sense or whether science agrees or not have come to another nefarious conclusion about masks mandates.
Here’s the kicker… their heinous excuse this time is to gather more information and understanding of the BA.2 variant of the coronavirus.
Can someone please explain this to me?
Here’s the article:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to extend the federal transportation mask mandate for another 15 days to early May, according to a Biden administration official familiar with the decision.
The announcement is expected as early as Wednesday afternoon from the CDC. The mandate is now set to expire on May 3.The Associated Press was first to report the extension.
The administration official familiar with the decision told CNN the goal of the extension was to gather more information and understanding of the BA.2 variant of the coronavirus.
“Since early April, there have been increases in the 7-day moving average of cases in the US. In order to assess the potential impact,the rise of cases has on severe disease, including hospitalizations and deaths, and health care system capacity, CDC is recommending that TSAextend the security directive to enforce mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs for 15 days, through May 3, 2022,” the official told CNN.
The official added, “This will give additional time for the CDC to learn more about BA.2 and make a best-informed decision.”
The US is now averaging 38,345 new Covid-19 cases per day, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Cases are trending up in more than half of states — including all but one state in the Northeast, Delaware. But the daily rate is still one of the lowest since mid-July.
According to the latest estimates from the CDC, BA.2 caused 86% of new Covid-19 cases nationwide last week.
The mandate , which requires masks on public transportation such as planes, trains, buses — as well as in hubs like airports and bus terminals — had been set to expire on April 18. White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha told CNN on Monday that the CDC planned to share a scientific framework this week for the federal transportation mask mandate.
This is a breaking story and will be updated. Source: (CNN)
Now that we have the masks thing cleared up go the next two weeks at least let me take this to another level.
if you’re one of those who’s thinking hasn’t quite caught up with some of your relatives, friends or coworkers or the rest of us, I would really like you to consider adjusting your thinking “outside the box” a little bit for a moment because you deserve to know and understand the truth like the rest of us. If society as a whole doesn’t start to grasp the entire truth of what has been happening and has happened, things are not going to turn out very well for any of us. This much I am convinced.
In case you missed it!
Just in case you missed the “venomous” conclusion regarding the origin of the coronavirus you might want to hear the latest findings. I was blown away! Videos discussion’s centered around the research findings of Dr. Bryan Ardis (www.ardisantidote.com), the real origin of the virus, the goal of this Plandemic, and who is behind it!
The plandemic continues, but its origins are still a nefarious mystery. How did the world get sick, how did Covid really spread, and did the Satanic elite tell the world about this bioweapon ahead of time? Dr. Bryan Ardis (www.ardisantidote.com) has unveiled a shocking connection between this pandemic and the eternal battle of good and evil which began in the Garden of Eden.
Here’s a couple of recommended watches for you. Be sure you’re sitting down! I literally watched one of them 3 times last night because I couldn’t believe my ears!
In this Stew Peters Network exclusive, Director Stew Peters, award winning filmmaker Nicholas Stumphauzer and Executive Producer Lauren Witzke bring to light a truth satan himself has fought to suppress.
As the addiction and overdose crisis that has gripped the U.S. for two decades turns even deadlier, state governments are scrambling for ways to stem the destruction wrought by fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.
In statehouses across the country, lawmakers have been considering and adopting laws on two fronts:reducing the risk to users and increasing the penalties for dealing fentanyl or mixing it with other drugs. Meanwhile, Republican state attorneys general are calling for more federal action, while some GOP governors are deploying National Guard units with a mission that includes stopping the flow of fentanyl from Mexico.
“It’s a fine line to help people and try to get people clean, and at the same time incarcerate and get the drug dealers off the streets,” said Nathan Manning, a Republican state senator in Ohio who is sponsoring legislation to make it clear that materials used to test drugs for fentanyl are legal.
The recent case of five West Point cadets who overdosed on fentanyl-laced cocaine during spring break in Florida put the dangers and pervasiveness of the fentanyl crisis back in the spotlight.
The chemical precursors to the drugs are being shipped largely from China to Mexico, where much of the illicit fentanyl supply is produced in labs before being smuggled into the U.S.
While users sometimes seek out fentanyl specifically, it and other synthetics with similar properties are often mixed with other drugs or formed into counterfeit pills so users often don’t know they’re taking it.
Advocates say test strips can help prevent accidental overdoses of drugs laced with fentanyl. The strips are given out at needle exchanges and sometimes at concerts or other events where drugs are expected to be sold or used.
Thomas Stuber, chief legislative officer at The LCADA Way, a drug treatment organization in Ohio that serves Lorain County and nearby areas, has been pushing for the test strip legislation. It also would ease access to naloxone, a drug that can be used to revive people when they’re having opioid overdoses.
“This is a harm-reduction approach that has received a lot of acceptance,” he said. “We cannot treat somebody if they’re dead.”
Since last year, at least a half-dozen states have enacted similar laws and at least a dozen others have considered them, according to research by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
In West Virginia, the state hardest hit by opioids per capita, lawmakers passed a bill this month to legalize the testing strips. It now heads to the governor.
The measure was sponsored by Republican lawmakers. But state Delegate Mike Pushkin, a Democrat whose district includes central Charleston, has also been pushing for more access to fentanyl strips. He said the situation got worse last year when a state law tightened regulations on needle exchanges, causing some of them to close.
Pushkin, who also is in long-term addiction recovery, is pleased with the passage of the testing strip bill but upset with another measure passed this month that would increase the penalties for trafficking fentanyl. That bill also would create a new crime of adding fentanyl to another drug.
“Their initial reaction is, ‘We have to do something,’” he said. “It’s not just about doing something, it’s about doing the right thing that actually has results.”
But for many lawmakers, making sure that tough criminal penalties apply to fentanyl is a priority.
California Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen, a Republican, introduced a measure that would make penalties for dealing fentanyl just as harsh as those for selling cocaine or heroin. The Republican represents Orange County, where there were more than 600 reported fentanyl-related deaths last year.
“This is sending messages to those who aren’t afraid of selling these drugs that there’s a longer, bigger penalty than you might think,” said Nguyen, whose bill failed to advance from her chamber’s public safety committee in a 5-2 vote last week. She said after the bill failed that she was considering trying again.
She said committee members stressed compassion for drug users, something she said she agrees with.
The same day her measure failed to advance, a Democratic lawmaker in California announced a different bill to increase fentanyl-dealing penalties.
The National Conference of State Legislatures found 12 states with fentanyl-specific drug trafficking or possession laws as of last year. Similar measures have been introduced or considered since the start of 2021 in at least 19 states, the Associated Press found in an analysis of bills compiled by LegiScan. That does not include measures to add more synthetic opioids to controlled substance lists to mirror federal law; those have been adopted in many states, with bipartisan support.
Fentanyl has been in the spotlight in Colorado since February, when five people were found dead in a suburban Denver apartment from overdoses of fentanyl mixed with cocaine.
Under state law, possession with intent to distribute less than 14 grams of fentanyl is an offense normally punishable by two to four years in prison. But fentanyl is so potent that 14 grams can represent up to 700 lethal doses, under a calculation used by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
He and a bipartisan group of lawmakers last week unveiled a bill also backed by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis that would increase penalties for dealers with smaller amounts of fentanyl and in cases where the drug leads to a death. The legislation also would increase the accessibility of naloxone and test strips while steering people who possess fentanyl into education and treatment programs.
Maritza Perez, director of national affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance, a group that advocates for harm-reduction measures, is skeptical of the legislation that would increase criminal penalties.
“We have the largest incarceration rate in the entire world and we’re also setting records in terms of overdose deaths,” she said.
Democratic governors are focusing primarily on harm reduction methods. Among them is Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker, who released a broad overdose action plan last month.
Several Republican governors and attorneys general have responded to the rising death toll with administrative enforcement efforts and by pushing for more federal intervention.
Last year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey called for states to help secure the border with Mexico. Along with trying to keep people from entering the U.S., stopping the flow of fentanyl was cited as a reason. Several other Republican governors have sent contingents of state troopers or National Guard units.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Justice filed about 2,700 cases involving crimes related to the distribution of fentanyl and similar synthetic drugs, up nearly tenfold from 2017. Even so, Republican state officials are critical of federal efforts to stop fentanyl from entering the country.
In January, 16 GOP state attorneys general sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling on him to exert more pressure on China and Mexico to stop the flow of fentanyl. Those are steps that Dr. Rahul Gupta, the director of National Drug Control Policy, said are already being taken.
In March, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey called on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland for more enforcement on fentanyl trafficking and harsher penalties.
“Fentanyl is killing Americans of all walks of life in unprecedented numbers,” Morrisey said in a statement emailed to the AP, “and the federal government must respond with full force, across the board, using every tool available to stem the tide of death.”
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Unhealthy Landscapes: Policy Recommendations on Land Use Change and Infectious Disease Emergence
The could possibly be the rabbit hole from Hell… Some of it seems like it could make sense but that’s how the work. I wonder what one would find if they dug deep – real deep and followed the money Trail on this subject???
Anthropogenic land use changes drive a range of infectious disease outbreaks and emergence events and modify the transmission of endemic infections. These drivers include agricultural encroachment, deforestation, road construction, dam building, irrigation, wetland modification, mining, the concentration or expansion of urban environments, coastal zone degradation, and other activities. These changes in turn cause a cascade of factors that exacerbate infectious disease emergence, such as forest fragmentation, disease introduction, pollution, poverty, and human migration. The Working Group on Land Use Change and Disease Emergence grew out of a special colloquium that convened international experts in infectious diseases, ecology, and environmental health to assess the current state of knowledge and to develop recommendations for addressing these environmental health challenges.
The group established a systems model approach and priority lists of infectious diseases affected by ecologic degradation. Policy-relevant levels of the model include:
specific health risk factors, landscape or habitat change, and institutional (economic and behavioral) levels.
a) to provide information to local communities about the links between environmental change and public health;
b) to facilitate fully interdisciplinary research from a variety of natural, social, and health sciences and train professionals who can conduct interdisciplinary research; and
c) to engage in science-based communication and assessment for policy making toward sustainable health and ecosystems.
Human-induced land use changes are the primary drivers of a range of infectious disease outbreaks and emergence events and also modifiers of the transmission of endemic infections (Patz et al. 2000).
These land use changes include:
coastal zone degradation
the concentration or expansion of urban environments
and other activities.
These changes in turn cause a cascade of factors that exacerbate infectious disease emergence, such as forest fragmentation, pathogen introduction, pollution, poverty, and human migration. These are important and complex issues that are understood only for a few diseases. For example, recent research has shown that forest fragmentation, urban sprawl, and biodiversity loss are linked to increased risk for Lyme disease in the northeastern United States (Schmidt and Ostfeld 2001). Expansion and changes in agricultural practices are intimately associated with the emergence of Nipah virus in Malaysia (Chua et al. 1999; Lam and Chua 2002), cryptosporidiosis in Europe and North America, and a range of food-borne illnesses globally (Rose et al. 2001). Road building is linked to the expansion of bushmeat consumption that may have played a key role in the early emergence of human immunodeficiency virus types 1 and 2 (Wolfe et al. 2000), and simian foamy virus has been found in bushmeat hunters (Wolfe et al. 2004).
In recognition of the complexity of land use change and the risks and benefits to human health that it entails, a special colloquium titled “Unhealthy Landscapes: How Land Use Change Affects Health” was convened at the 2002 biennial meeting of the International Society for Ecosystem Health (6–11 June 2002, Washington, DC) to address this issue. The invited experts worked to establish consensus on the current state of science and identify key knowledge gaps underlying this issue. This article condenses the working group’s report and presents a new research and policy agenda for understanding land use change and its effects on human health. Specifically, we discuss land-use drivers or human activities that exacerbate infectious diseases; the land–water interface, common to many infectious disease life cycles; and conclusions and recommendations for research and training from the working group.
Land-Use Drivers of Infectious Disease Emergence
The emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) resulting from land use change can be entirely new to a specific location or host species. This may occur either from “spillover” or cross-species transmission or simply by extension of geographic range into new or changed habitats. More than 75% of human diseases are zoonotic and have a link to wildlife and domestic animals (Taylor et al. 2001).
The working group developed an extensive list of processes by which land use affects human health (specifically, infectious disease occurrence) and of other factors that contribute to this relationship: agricultural development, urbanization, deforestation, population movement, increasing population, introduction of novel species/pathogens, water and air pollution, biodiversity loss, habit fragmentation, road building, macro and micro climate changes, hydrological alteration, decline in public health infrastructure, animal-intensive systems, eutrophication, military conflict, monocropping, and erosion (ranked from highest to lowest public health impact by meeting participants). The four mechanisms that were felt to have the greatest impact on public health were changes to the physical environment; movement of populations, pathogens, and trade; agriculture; and urbanization. War and civil unrest were also mentioned as a potentially acute and cross-cutting driver. Infectious disease agents with the strongest documented or suspected links to land use change are listed in Table 1.
Changes to the biophysical environment.
Rates of deforestation have grown exponentially since the beginning of the 20th century. Driven by rapidly increasing human population numbers, large swaths of species-rich tropical and temperate forests, as well as prairies, grasslands, and wetlands, have been converted to species-poor agricultural and ranching areas. The global rate of tropical deforestation continues at staggering levels, with nearly 2–3% of forests lost globally each year. Parallel with this habitat destruction is an exponential growth in human–wildlife interaction and conflict. This has resulted in exposure to new pathogens for humans, livestock, and wildlife (Wolfe et al. 2000). Deforestation and the processes that lead to it have many consequences for ecosystems. Deforestation decreases the overall habitat available for wildlife species. It also modifies the structure of environments, for example, by fragmenting habitats into smaller patches separated by agricultural activities or human populations. Increased “edge effect” (from a patchwork of varied land uses) can further promote interaction among pathogens, vectors, and hosts. This edge effect has been well documented for Lyme disease (Glass et al. 1995). Similarly, increased activity in forest habitats (through behavior or occupation) appears to be a major risk factor for leishmaniasis (Weigle et al. 1993). Evidence is mounting that deforestation and ecosystem changes have implications for the distribution of many other microorganisms and the health of human, domestic animal, and wildlife populations.
One example of the effects of land use on human health is particularly noteworthy. Deforestation, with subsequent changes in land use and human settlement patterns, has coincided with an upsurge of malaria and/or its vectors in Africa (Coluzzi 1984, 1994; Coluzzi et al. 1979), in Asia (Bunnag et al. 1979), and in Latin America (Tadei et al. 1998). When tropical forests are cleared for human activities, they are typically converted into agricultural or grazing lands. This process is usually exacerbated by construction of roads, causing erosion and allowing previously inaccessible areas to become colonized by people (Kalliola and Flores Paitán 1998). Cleared lands and culverts that collect rainwater are in some areas far more suitable for larvae of malaria-transmitting anopheline mosquitoes than are intact forests (Charlwood and Alecrim 1989; Jones 1951; Marques 1987).
Another example of the effects of land use on human health involves deforestation and noninfectious disease: the contamination of rivers with mercury. Soil erosion after deforestation adds significant mercury loads, which are found naturally in rainforest soils, to rivers. This has led to fish in the Amazon becoming hazardous to eat (Fostier et al. 2000; Veiga et al. 1994).
This alters the composition of host species in an environment and can change the fundamental ecology of microorganisms. Because of the nature of food webs within ecosystems, organisms at higher trophic levels exist at a lower population density and are often quite sensitive to changes in food availability. The smaller patches left after fragmentation often do not have sufficient prey for top predators, resulting in local extinction of predator species and a subsequent increase in the density of their prey species. Logging and road building in Latin America have increased the incidence of cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis (Desjeux 2001), which in some areas has resulted from an increase in the number of fox reservoirs and sandfly vectors that have adapted to the peridomestic environment (Patz et al. 2000). Foxes, however, are not very important reservoirs for leishmaniasis in Latin America (Courtenay et al. 2002), and a more important factor in the transmission cycle includes domestic dogs.
Ostfeld and Keesing (2000) have demonstrated that smaller fragments in North American forests have fewer small mammal predators. Results suggest that the probability that a tick will become infected depends on not only the density of white-footed mice but also the density of mice relative to that of other hosts in the community. Under this scenario, the density effect of white-footed mice, which are efficient reservoirs for Lyme disease, can be “diluted” by an increasing density of alternative hosts, which are less efficient at transmitting Lyme disease. These results suggest that increasing host diversity (species richness) may decrease the risk of disease through a “dilution effect” (Schmidt and Ostfeld 2001).
Gold mining is an extractive industry that damages local and regional environments and has adverse human health effects, because mercury is used to extract gold from riverbeds in the tropical forests. Not only does mercury accumulate in local fish populations, making them toxic to eat (Lebel et al. 1996, 1998), but mercury also suppresses the human immune system. Also, in gold-mining areas, more mosquito-breeding sites and increased malaria risk result from digging gem pits in the forest and from craters resulting from logging; broader disease spread occurs as populations disperse throughout the region (Silbergeld et al. 2002).
Movement of populations, pathogens, and trade.
The movement of humans, domestic animals, wildlife populations, and agricultural products through travel, trade, and translocations is a driver of infectious disease emergence globally. These sometimes inadvertent, sometimes deliberate movements of infectious disease and vectors (e.g., the introduction of smallpox and measles to the Americas by Spanish conquistadors) will continue to rise via continually expanding global travel and by development of Third World populations. Human introduction of pathogens, hosts, or materials into new areas has been termed “pathogen pollution” (Daszak et al. 2000).
Land use changes drive some of these introductions and migrations and also increase the vulnerability of habitats and populations to these introductions. Human migrations also drive land use changes that in turn drive infectious disease emergence. For example, in China’s Yunnan Province, an increase in livestock populations and migration has led to an increase in the incidence of schistosomiasis (Jiang et al. 1997). In Malaysia, a combination of deforestation, drought, and wildfires has led to alterations in the population movements and densities of flying foxes, large fruit bats known to be the reservoir for the newly emergent zoonosis Nipah virus (Chua et al. 1999). It is believed that the increased opportunity for contact between infected bats and pigs produced the outbreak of the disease in pigs, which then was transmitted to people in contact with infected pigs (Aziz et al. 2002).
Another example of human-induced animal movement on a much larger scale is the international pet trade. This movement of animals involves many countries and allows for the introduction of novel pathogens, such as monkeypox, with the potential to damage ecosystems and threaten human and animal health. Monkeypox was originally associated with bushmeat hunting of red colobus monkeys (Procolobus badius); after a localized epidemic emerged in humans, monkeypox persisted for four generations via human-to-human contact (Jezek et al. 1986).
Human movement also has significant implications for public health. Not only are travelers (tourists, businesspeople, and other workers) at risk of contracting communicable diseases when visiting tropical countries, but they also can act as vectors for delivering infectious diseases to another region or, in the case of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), potentially around the world. Refugees account for a significant number of human migrants, carrying diseases such as hepatitis B and tuberculosis and various parasites (Loutan et al. 1997). Because of their status, refugees become impoverished and are more exposed to a wide range of health risks. This is caused by the disruption of basic health services, inadequate food and medical care, and lack of clean water and sanitation (Toole and Waldman 1997). People who cross international boundaries, such as travelers, immigrants, and refugees, may be at increased risk of contracting infectious diseases, especially those who have no immunity because the disease agents are uncommon in their native countries. Immigrants may come from nations where diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria are endemic, and refugees may come from situations where crowding and malnutrition create ideal conditions for the spread of diseases such as cholera, shigellosis, malaria, and measles [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1998].
The importance of zoonotic diseases should be emphasized. Zoonotic pathogens are the most significant cause of EIDs affecting humans, both in the proportion of EIDs that they cause and in the impact that they have. Some 1,415 species of infectious organisms are known to be pathogenic to people, with 61% of them being zoonotic. Of the emerging pathogens, 75% are zoonotic, and zoonotic pathogens are twice as likely to be associated with emerging diseases than are nonzoonotic pathogens (Taylor et al. 2001). More important, zoonotic pathogens cause a series of EIDs with high case fatality rates and no reliable cure, vaccine, or therapy (e.g., Ebola virus disease, Nipah virus disease, and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome). Zoonotic pathogens also cause diseases that have some of the highest incidence rates globally [e.g., acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)]. AIDS is a special case, because it is caused by a pathogen that jumped host from nonhuman primates and then evolved into a new virus. Thus, it is in origin a zoonotic organism (Hahn et al. 2000).
Because of the important role of zoonoses in current public health threats, wildlife and domestic animals play a key role in the process by providing a “zoonotic pool” from which previously unknown pathogens may emerge (Daszak et al. 2001). The influenza virus is an example, causing pandemics in humans after periodic exchange of genes among the viruses of wild and domestic birds, pigs, and humans. Fruit bats are involved in a high-profile group of EIDs that includes rabies and other lyssaviruses, Hendra virus and Menangle virus (Australia), and Nipah virus (Malaysia and Singapore), which has implications for further zoonotic disease emergence. A number of species are endemic to both remote oceanic islands and more populous suburban and rural human settlements; these may harbor enzootic and potentially zoonotic pathogens with an unknown potential for spillover (Daszak et al. 2000).
Thus, some of the current major infectious threats to human health are EIDs and reemerging infectious diseases, with a particular emphasis on zoonotic pathogens transferring hosts from wildlife and domestic animals. A common, defining theme for most EIDs (of humans, wildlife, domestic animals, and plants) is that they are driven to emerge by anthropogenic changes to the environment. Because threats to wildlife habitat are so extensive and pervading, many of the currently important human EIDs (e.g., AIDS, Nipah virus disease) are driven partly by human-induced changes to wildlife habitat such as encroachment and deforestation. This is essentially a process of natural selection in which anthropogenic environmental changes perturb the host–parasite dynamic equilibrium, leading to the expansion of those strains suited to the new environmental conditions and facilitating expansion of others into new host species (Daszak et al. 2001).
Crop irrigation and breeding sites.
Agriculture occupies about half of the world’s land and uses more than two-thirds of the world’s fresh water (Horrigan et al. 2002). Agricultural development in many parts of the world has increased the need for crop irrigation, which reduces water availability for other uses and increases breeding sites for disease vectors. An increase in soil moisture associated with irrigation development in the southern Nile Delta after the construction of the Aswan High Dam has caused a rapid rise in the mosquito Culex pipiens and consequential increase in the arthropod-borne disease Bancroftian filariasis (Harb et al. 1993; Thompson et al. 1996). Onchocerciasis and trypanosomiasis are further examples of vector-borne parasitic diseases that may be triggered by changing land-use and water management patterns. In addition, large-scale use of pesticides has had deleterious effects on farm workers, including hormone disruption and immune suppression (Straube et al. 1999).
Once agricultural development has expanded and produced food sufficient to meet local need, the food products are exported to other nations, where they can pose a risk to human health. The increase in imported foods has resulted in a rise in food-borne illness in the United States. Strawberries from Mexico, raspberries from Guatemala, carrots from Peru, and coconut milk from Thailand have caused recent outbreaks. Food safety is an important factor in human health, because food-borne disease accounts for an estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,200 deaths in the United States each year (CDC 2003). Other dangers include antibiotic-resistant organisms, such as Cyclospora, EscherichiacoliO157:H7, and other pathogenic E. coli strains associated with hemolytic uremic syndrome in children (Dols et al. 2001).
Agricultural secondary effects need to be minimized, such as the emerging microbial resistance from antibiotics in animal waste that is included in farm runoff and the introduction of microdams for irrigation in Ethiopia that resulted in a 7-fold increase in malaria (Ghebreyesus et al. 1999).
On a global basis, the proportion of people living in urban centers will increase to an unprecedented 65% by the year 2030 (Population Reference Bureau 1998). The 2000 census shows that 80% of the U.S. population now lives in metropolitan areas, with 30% living in cities of 5 million or more. The environmental issues posed by such large population centers have profound impacts on public health beyond the city limits (Knowlton 2001).
Alterations of ecosystems and natural resources contribute to the emergence and spread of infectious disease agents. Human encroachment of wildlife habitat has broadened the interface between wildlife and humans, increasing opportunities for both the emergence of novel infectious diseases in wildlife and their transmission to people. Rabies is an example of a zoonotic disease carried by animals that has become habituated to urban environments. Bats colonize buildings, skunks and raccoons scavenge human refuse, and in many countries feral dogs in the streets are common and the major source of human infection (Singh et al. 2001).
Infectious diseases can also pass from people to wildlife. Nonhuman primates have acquired measles from ecotourists (Wallis and Lee 1999). Also, drug resistance in gram-negative enteric bacteria of wild baboons living with limited human contact is significantly less common than in baboons living with human contact near urban or semiurban human settlements (Rolland et al. 1985).
The Land–Water Interface
Another major driver of infectious disease emergence results from the land–water interface. Land use changes often involve water projects or coastal marine systems in which nutrients from agricultural runoff can cause algal blooms.
Currently the seventh Cholera pandemic is spreading across Asia, Africa, and South America. In 1992, a new serogroup (Vibrio cholerae O139) appeared and has been responsible for epidemics in Asia (Colwell 1996). The seasonality of cholera epidemics may be linked to the seasonality of plankton (algal blooms) and the marine food chain. Studies using remote-sensing data of chlorophyll-containing phytoplankton have shown a correlation between cholera cases and sea surface temperatures in the Bay of Bengal. Interannual variability in cholera incidence in Bangladesh is also linked to the El Niño southern oscillation and regional temperature anomalies (Lobitz et al. 2000), and cholera prevalence has been associated with progressively stronger El Niño events spanning a 70-year period (Rodo et al. 2002). This observation on cholera incidence may represent an early health indicator of global climate change (Patz 2002).
Infectious diseases in marine mammals and sea turtles could serve as sentinels for human disease risk. Sea turtles worldwide are affected by fibropapillomatosis, a disease probably caused by one or several viruses and characterized by multiple epithelial tumors. Field studies support the observation that prevalence of this disease is associated with heavily polluted coastal areas, areas of high human density, agricultural runoff, and/or biotoxin-producing algae (Aguirre and Lutz, in press). This represents the breakdown of the land–water interface, to the point that several pathogens typical of terrestrial ecosystems have become established in the oceans. Toxoplasmosis in the endangered sea otter (Enhydra lutris) represents an example of pathogen pollution. Massive mortalities in pinnipeds and cetaceans reaching epidemics of tens of thousands are caused by four morbilliviruses evolving from the canine distemper virus (Aguirre et al. 2002). Additionally, overfishing has myriad ramifications for marine ecosystems and sustainable protein food sources for human populations.
Cryptosporidium, a protozoan that completes its life cycle within the intestine of mammals, sheds high numbers of infectious oocysts that are dispersed in feces. A recent study found that 13% of finished treated water still contained Cryptosporidium oocysts, indicating some passage of microorganisms from source to treated drinking water (LeChevallier and Norton 1995). The protozoan is highly prevalent in ruminants and is readily transmitted to humans. Thus, management of livestock contamination of watersheds is an important public health issue.
One example of how overexploitation of a natural water resource led to infectious disease is that of Lake Malawi in Africa. Overfishing in the lake reduced the population of snail-eating fish to such a level that snail populations erupted. Subsequently, schistosomiasis incidence and prevalence markedly rose after this ecologic imbalance (Madsen et al. 2001).
Recommendations from the Working Group
Conceptual model: bringing land use into public health policy.
The recommendations stemming from the international colloquium are highly relevant to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA), a broad multiagency/foundation-sponsored scientific assessment of degraded ecosystem effects on human well-being. A conceptual framework of the MEA already provides an approach to optimize the contribution of ecosystems to human health (MEA 2003). This framework offers a mechanism to a) identify options that can better achieve human development and sustainable goals, b) better understand the trade-offs involved in environment-related decisions, and c) align response options at all scales, from the local to the global, where they can be most effective. This conceptual framework focuses on human well-being while also recognizing associated intrinsic values. Similar to the MEA, focus is particularly on the linkages between ecosystem services and human health. Workshop participants developed a conceptual model (Figure 1). Like the MEA, it assumes a dynamic interaction between humans and ecosystems that warrants a multiscale assessment (spatial and temporal).
By using this framework, policy makers may approach development and health at various levels. These levels include specific health risk factors, landscape or habitat change, and institutional (economic and behavioral) levels. For sound health policy, we must shift away from dealing primarily with specific risk factors and look “upstream” to underlying land-use determinants of infectious disease and ultimately the human behavior and established institutions that are detrimental to sustainable population health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a similar DPSEEA (driving forces, pressures, state, exposure, effect, actions) model that in a similar way describes the interlinkage between human health and different driving forces and environmental change (WHO 1997).
As such understanding increases, it will become more feasible to plan how to prevent new infectious disease emergence. Yet, because these are rare events, accurate predictions will remain daunting. It is already evident that inserting humans into complex ecosystems can lead to a variety of EIDs, but health outcomes depend on the economic circumstances of the human population. In poor and tropical communities, land use change can lead to major shifts in infectious disease patterns. For these situations, many conventional public health interventions can prevent several infectious diseases at relatively low cost. In rich and temperate-climate communities, the infectious disease shifts tend to be more disease specific, for example, in the case of Lyme disease and habitat fragmentation.
Research on deforestation and infectious disease.
Considering the deforestation that usually accompanies agricultural development, new conservation-oriented agriculture should be pursued. As discussed above, water project development and modern livestock management present major health disease risks. However, often the secondary unintended consequences can also wreak havoc; for example, a leaking dam may present greater risks than the reservoir itself. A distressingly large number of development projects not only have adverse effects on human health but also fail to attain their primary economic purposes in a sustainable manner.
Habitat fragmentation, whether caused by forest destruction, desertification, or land-use conversion, affects human and wildlife health and ecosystem processes. There is already much research undertaken by landscape ecologists on the consequences of habitat fragmentation for wildlife, especially larger animals. It would be important to study the effects of landscape fragmentation on public health hazards. Such research could entail three components. The first component consists of gathering baseline data, including using historical data where possible and beginning monitoring programs where necessary. Key data include identifying and quantifying the relevant pathogen load of wildlife, livestock, and human communities in fragmented landscapes. The goals of this data collection are, first, to identify key infectious diseases, both chronic and emergent or reemergent and, second, to document the consequences of fragmentation on relative abundance of wildlife and subsequent pathogen load. For example, the loss of large predators in fragmented habitats in the northeastern United States has led to a superabundance of rodent vectors for Lyme disease.
The second component of the research program would involve health impact modeling, primarily in three areas: a) estimating changes in the relative abundance of organisms, including infectious disease vectors, pathogens, and hosts; b) projecting potential vector or transmission shifts (e.g., should the Nipah virus shift to pulmonary as well as neurologic expression in humans as in swine); and c) projecting the impact of infectious diseases in a region on different geographic scales.
The results of these analyses, if successful, could support the third component of research: development of decision-support tools. Improved decisions on land-use policy could be made from a better understanding of costs and benefits to health and environmental decision makers. In all probability, however, they will be very location specific. For example, to construct an irrigation scheme in India would likely invite a malaria epidemic, whereas the same activity in sub-Saharan Africa may have little effect on malaria transmission. It is worth mentioning that costs and benefits could depend on the time course over which they are assessed. For example, some land-use changes can lead to short-term increases in transmission followed by longer-term decreases (e.g., irrigation and malaria in Sri Lanka) or vice versa (e.g., deforestation and cutaneous leishmaniasis in Latin America).
Policies to reduce microbial traffic/pathogen pollution.
In today’s interconnected world, it becomes very important to invest in the worldwide control of infectious diseases in developing countries, for example. It is also necessary to control transport to stem the flow from one place to the next.
Improved monitoring of trade is warranted in order to target infectious disease introductions. In the attempt to prevent the invasion of a pathogen (and drug-resistant organisms) into the vulnerable areas subject to land use changes, we need to pay greater attention to controls at the sources. We need to document and map these trades and investigate the vectors, the infectious diseases they harbor, and the populations they threaten. Risk assessment should guide surveillance and the development of test kits, targeting point-of-origin intervention to preempt these processes. Assessments must further include nonmarket costs (usually to the detriment of the environment and long-term sustainable health). We should communicate to both the exporters and consumers the need to make their trades clean, economically viable, and certified “clean and green” by an independent scientific agency at the source and/or destination. Additionally, strategies for screening travelers for pathogens that may be introduced to a region should be improved.
Centers of Excellence in Ecology and Health Research and Training.
One approach to developing the issues to which this article draws attention is the creation of a system of regional- or subregional-based interdisciplinary Centers of Excellence in Ecology and Health Research and Training. Based at regional universities and/or research institutes but with very close links to the surrounding communities, these centers would have the following objectives:
Providing information based on good science to local communities about the links between environmental change and public health, including the factors that contribute to specific infectious disease outbreaks. The new research agenda must gather information on household and community perspectives about proposals for the use of their land. These perspectives are key to assessing the cost/benefit of a proposed project. Training local professionals in environmental, agricultural, and health science issues, with a particular focus on granting degrees in a new “trans”-discipline linking health and the environment, would be emphasized.
Acting as centers of integrated analysis of infectious disease emergence, incorporating perspectives and expertise from a variety of natural, social, and health sciences. Research activities would range from taxonomy of pathogens and vectors to identifying best practices for influencing changes in human behavior to reduce ecosystem and health risks.
Incorporating a “health impact assessment” as an important cross-sectorial decision-making tool in overall development planning (parallel to an environmental impact assessment), along with the need for doing more research.
Equipping professionals with the ability to recommend policy toward maintaining ecosystem function and promoting sustainable public health for future generations. For example, the link between forest fragmentation and Lyme disease risk could lead to preserving more intact tracts of forest habitat by planning “cluster” housing schemes.
Implementing research and policy programs.
In selecting areas for research and the placement of centers of excellence, it is important to choose geographically representative, highly diverse areas around the world. In addition, research projects should take place in regions or landscapes that have both well characterized and less characterized patterns of infectious disease emergence or transmission for comparison purposes. Local health and environment professionals, who are in the best position to understand local priorities, should make the choices within each region for initial research areas and sites.
Addressing trade-offs among environment, health, and development.
There are some inherent trade-offs when considering land-use change and health. They are ethical values, environmental versus health choices, and disparities in knowledge and economic class. Trade-offs are between short-term benefit and long-term damage. For example, draining swamps may reduce vector-borne disease hazards but also destroy the wetland ecosystem and its inherent services (e.g., water storage, water filtration, biologic productivity, and habitats for fish and wildlife). Research can help decision making by identifying and assessing trade-offs in different land-use-change scenarios. Balancing the diverse needs of people, livestock, wildlife, and the ecosystem will always be a prominent feature.
When considering issues of land use and infectious disease emergence, the public needs to be attentive to entire ecosystems rather than simply their local environs. Although we may not live within a certain environment, its health may indirectly affect our own. For example, intact forests support complex ecosystems and provide essential habitats for species that are specialized to those flora and that may be relevant to our health. If these complex relationships are disrupted, there may be unforeseen impacts on human health, as the above examples clearly demonstrate.
Three new initiatives are rising to the challenges presented above. The first initiative, the Consortium for Conservation Medicine (CCM), was formed recently to address these health challenges at the interface of ecology, wildlife health, and public health (Figure 2). At its core, conservation medicine champions the integration of techniques and partnering of scientists from diverse disciplines, particularly veterinary medicine, conservation biology, and public health. Through the consortium, therefore, these experts work with educators, policy makers, and conservation program managers to devise approaches that improve the health of both species and humans simultaneously [more information is available from the CCM website (CCM 2004)].
The second initiative, the new international journal EcoHealth, focuses on the integration of knowledge at the intersection of ecologic and health sciences. The journal provides a gathering place for research and reviews that integrate the diverse knowledge of ecology, health, and sustainability, whether scientific, medical, local, or traditional. The journal will encourage development and innovation in methods and practice that link ecology and health, and it will ensure clear and concise presentation to facilitate practical and policy application [more information is available from the EcoHealth website (EcoHealth 2004)].
The third initiative, the MEA, is an international work program designed to meet the needs of decision makers and the public for scientific information concerning the consequences of ecosystem change for human health and well-being and for options in responding to those changes. This assessment was launched by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001 and will help to meet the assessment needs of international environmental forums, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and the Convention on Migratory Species, as well as the needs of other users in the private sector and civil society [more information is available from the Millennium Assessment Working Groups website (Millennium Assessment Working Groups 2004)].
As this working group of researchers continues to work on these topics, we face three challenges. First, strong trans-disciplinary research partnerships need to be forged to approach the research with the degree of creative thinking and comprehensiveness required by the nature of the problems. Second, if the work is to influence policy, the choice of questions and the research must be undertaken collaboratively with the local community and also through discussion with decision makers in government, industry, civil society, and other sectors. Third, investigators must consider how they can integrate their findings into the social, economic, and political dialogue on both the environment and health, globally and locally. As links between land use and health are elucidated, an informed public will more readily use such discoveries to better generate political will for effective change.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 966,575 deaths from COVID-19 on Friday after it corrected the data earlier this week, which reduced the death tallies in all age-groups, including children.
The health agency, in a statement to Reuters, said it made adjustments to its COVID Data Tracker’s mortality data on March 14 because its algorithm was accidentally counting deaths that were not COVID-19-related.
The adjustment resulted in removal of 72,277 deaths previously reported across 26 states, including 416 pediatric deaths, CDC said.
With the Freedom Convoy’s fundraiser on GiveSendGo hacked on Sunday and the list of its donors illegally leaked online, politicians and legacy media have been doxxing and shaming everyone they can find who donated their own money to support the grassroots freedom movement.
I never thought that free speech would have sunk to such a low in Canada that it feels as if the Communist Party has taken over – that people would actually feel targeted and bullied for supporting an important and extremely valid cause.
To give one example, an Etobicoke man reached out to me Wednesday after his name was shared with some nefarious types for donating a mere $10 to the Freedom Convoy.
The man – who didn’t want his name used for obvious reasons – had received a vulgar e-mail at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, out of the blue. He said he was “very unsettled” when he went to bed, and he woke up exhausted.
The email from someone by the name of FruitBussy – a handle accompanied by an extremely vulgar bio – informed my contact that “supporting crime is never a good idea, especially on a platform run by deranged dimwits.”
The email’s recipient remains understandably shaken.
“It is very distressing what my country and my countrymen have become,” he said. “I am ashamed of my fellow Canadians.”
He is 100% right.
Not only was the GiveSendGo fundraising platform hacked, but someone under the Twitter handle @WatcherToronto has been sharing the lists of donors for the past 48 hours, together with members of our “objective” media and some politicians.
The anonymous tweeter has repeatedly used the hashtags #RamRanchResistance, #FluTruxKlanGoHome, #KKKonvoy and #Clownvoy. Judging from his tweets, he is clearly enjoying his doxxing activities, saying no laws were broken, no one was libelled and the information is all public.Tweets by WatcherToronto
There’s no doubt this is sick and appalling, and it makes me angry to think how far things have gone. But mainstream media on the Trudeau payroll – many of whom are publishing the names and/or contacting the donors – are as much at fault for doing Trudeau’s bidding.
They should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.
The doxxing that is going on has clearly been enabled by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s implementation of the Emergencies Act on Monday, which is seeing the bank accounts of convoy donors frozen with a court order.
And it’s clearly all about protecting Trudeau, who is looking more and more each day like a supreme dictator.
I blame Trudeau for setting the tone with his vile talk, and even more, his autocratic actions against the Freedom Convoy. His failure to understand or entertain their concerns speaks to his absolute disdain for ordinary and working-class Canadians.
Ditto for mayors Jim Watson in Ottawa and John Tory in Toronto – self-serving, virtue-signaling Liberals both.
And we can’t forget Premier Doug Ford either, once a man of the people who alone among premiers openly supported Trudeau’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act.
I also blame those Canadians who have swallowed the Liberal party line hook, line and sinker – the uninformed, entitled and intellectually lazy voters with ‘head in the sand syndrome’ who can’t or refuse to understand the long-term ramifications of what is happening.
Perhaps one day in the not-too-distant future, Canadians will get it when their favourite charity is targeted by the government of our supreme dictator.
Until then, and as my Etobicoke contact stated so eloquently, Canada has been overtaken by “wretched, disgusting fascists.”
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Discussion begins around 40 minute mark. Sen. Ron Johnson moderates a panel discussion, COVID-19: A Second Opinion. A group of world renowned doctors and medical experts provide a different perspective on the global pandemic response, the current state of knowledge of early and hospital treatment, vaccine efficacy and safety, what went right, what went wrong, what should be done now, and what needs to be addressed long term.
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Attorney Thomas Renz speaking at Clay Clark’s ReAwaken America Tour in Michigan says he is constantly contacted by families across America who have loved ones being killed by the hospital protocols that Fauci instituted in all US hospitals. The Remdesivir + Ventilator protocol finds people dying, and hospitals making Covid money. You have Medical Rights!
In every place where wearing a mask is “required” by the government, the number of people dying with the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) is substantially higher compared to places where people have returned back to living their normal, pre-covid lives.
In Oregon, for instance, where wearing a mask is something of a fetish, the number of “active cases” of the Chinese Virus is skyrocketing. Since August 24 when Gov. Kate Brown reinstated a statewide mask mandate, Wuhan Flu cases have soared by 73 percent.
“Cases and hospitalizations are at a record high,” Brown admitted in a statement while also praising masks for being really progressive.
“Masks are a quick and simple tool we can immediately deploy to protect ourselves and our families, and quickly help stop further spread of COVID-19,” she added without providing a shred of proof to back these claims.
The situation is similar in South Korea, another mask haven. Despite 99 percent mask compliance, Fauci Flu cases in the Asian country have seen record highs for the past three months straight.
Singapore is also seeing a spike in new cases thanks to its mask mandate. That country is on day 527 of a continuous mask mandate and 82 percent of its population is now “fully vaccinated,” and yet sicknesses and deaths are higher than they have ever been since the beginning of the plandemic.
“Pretty incredible feat of media gaslighting that no one is asking politicians and experts how they can continue justifying mandates,” tweeted a person who shared these and other statistics for the world to see.
Unmasked Orange County is doing better than masked Los Angeles County
In the United States, Minnesota, of all places, is currently seeing the most new cases emerge compared to any other state – including Florida, which we were all told would be a giant morgue thanks to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ pro-freedom policies.
It turns out that DeSantis was right, and whoever runs Minnesota is wrong. Freedom is the best policy, and it just so happens that freedom saves more lives than tyranny ever has.
Orange County, Calif., is another shining example of how freedom is the best way to go. While next-door Los Angeles County brought back its mask mandates and is now pushing vaccine passports, it is seeing much more sickness, misery, and death compared to unmasked Orange County.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever get over that LA mandates masks 2+ months ago, neighboring Orange County didn’t mandate masks, yet the county without a mandate did better and followed the same trajectory,” the same Twitter user wrote about this comparison.
“If sanity & science still existed, we’d be done pretending masks matter.”
Arizona and Nevada offer another side-by-side look at the benefits of freedom over fascism. Fully open and mask-free Arizona, it turns out, is far outperforming the masked Branch Covidian land of Nevada.
And finally, Denmark. The European country recently ended all covid restrictions and returned completely back to normal, and since that time covid itself has all but disappeared.
Once again, freedom is the best remedy. Freedom makes people healthier, happier and more resistant to diseases that spread through the air, as well as those that spread through the government and the mainstream media.
“None of this is to say that mask mandates have no effect,” writes Selwyn Duke for The New American.
“In fact, studies have found that masks become as pathogen-laden Petri dishes on people’s faces, can restrict oxygen intake and induce dangerously high carbon dioxide levels in people’s bloodstreams, may introduce unhealthful plastic microparticles into wearer’s systems, can cause skin problems, may exacerbate anxiety and breathing difficulties in children, and can lead to altered facial development in kids due to continuous mouth-breathing.”
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Trump knew. Patriots knew. Now it’s time you knew!
We would all like to believe that there is no such thing as child abuse, child trafficking, child torture, and child murder. No one wants to look at the painful reality of these horrid acts acts against innocent children for their desirous pleasure or financial gain. The kind of evil that is being exposed we can not even fathom. It’s heart wrenching to say the least. Many have refused to acknowledge it existed, however, the time has come to take the blinders off your eyes, the plugs out of your ears, swallow some strength and help shine some light on this darkness! If you are a human with an ouce of character in your soul and virtue in your heart, if you believe in God, a higher power or the like – you have an obligation to protect the innocent whether you think you can handle it or not! I don’t care if you just spread awareness so parents and loved ones of children will hopefully keep an eye on their children while they are on the computer, or at park, or the grocery store! We need “gate keepers” of the children! We need all eyes OPEN whether oit be in public or at home!if you are not willing to do at least this much to bring the these evildoers down to protect the children, something’s SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH YOU!
Pedophilia, child trafficking is in the schools, churches, camps, sports arenas, your neighborhoods, clubs, on EVERY SOCIAL NETWORK – Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, online gaming, etc.
DON’T EVER ASSUME YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD IS IMMUNE TO BECOMING A VICTIM!
NEVER ASSUME YOUR CHILD WOULD NOT FALL VICTIM TO PREY BECAUSE YOU TAUGHT THE BETTER!
The Human Trafficking business, Adrenochrome Harvesting and the Organ Harvesting businesses are HUGE!! These are 3 of the most lucrative and profitable businesses known. The people in these businesses are some of the wealthiest people alive, they are extremely intelligent, they are as powerful as they come. They are patient. They are smooth, manipulative and they play the game with one thing and one thing only in mind…. $$$$. They think nothing about the harm they cause to a child. Children are nothing but a commodity to them. They employ others to do their dirty work and spend their days on cruise ships. They are professionals and seldom make mistakes. Just look how long it took for Jeffrey Epstein to be exposed. Why did it take so long? That’s simply. Because the rich and powerful are able bribe, pay off or knock off whoever gets in the way of their financial gain!
Do you realize that that these “handlers” will watch a child for a couple of years before they even approach them?
Do you realize they they will spend several years sometimes “grooming” a child before the abduction?
Are you aware of “Hunting Games”? Yes, the take the children to secluded, wooded areas, strip them down and let them out of a the vehicle so the children will run. As they are attempting to escape, these sick people HUNT them! Do you know these “Hunting Games” are SCHEDULED almost every month in almost every state in the US, UK and many other countries?
Do you know what the “Hunting Games” are for? They are to torture and for causing extreme fear for withdrawing blood from the children for Adrenochrome purposes. The more fearful the child is the higher their adrenaline levels become! The higher their adrenaline goes the better the adrenochrome. The higher quality of Adrenochrome the more effective the psychotic, hallucinations, etc they have when they drink the blood they have extracted from the child. They became addicted to it all.
And no, it’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s not a lie, it’s not a made-up story. People need to get over themselves because while you that don’t believe are laughing it off – CHILDREN ARE BEING TORTURED AND MURDERED! If you think for one second that this was all brought out into the open as a Trump vs Biden political stunt – once… GET OVER YOURSELF. It just happens to be that Trump was actually the first one that had enough guts to do something about it! And if you disagree with that – AGAIN – GET OVER IT because It’s NOT ABOUT YOU.
IT’S ABOUT THE CHILDREN! And IT’S ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE CHILDREN!
Do you understand that once your child is in the hands of the abductor that it would most likely be a cold day in Hell that you ever see your child again? EVER?
Do you understand that by some off chance or by the grace of God you DO find your child after an abduction, your child will NOT be the same child you knew before? The damage done is near unrepairable. Most times NEVER.
These evildoers are not just in the elite groups, or the cartels, or doctors, lawyers, school teachers, movie stars and ordinary people doing ordinary jobs.
These evildoers are deeply embedded in our political arenas. Some have been bought, some bribes to keep tight lips and forced to agree with the other parties‘ agendas or else! And some are just that sick and demented!
The author extends this courtesy warning to readers: The subject matter under discussion in this article is of a potentially disturbing nature.
“Enemies in our midst. Enemies. In. Our. Midst. The enemies of innocence. The crimes of ritual sexual abuse happened in schools, churches, youth groups, scout troops, orphanages, foster homes, sporting clubs, group homes, charities, and in family homes as well.”
– Australian Prime MinisterScott Morrison, October of 2018, addressing the matter of child ritual abuse
“There’s evil in the world, all right. Being aware of it makes you a realist, not a paranoid.”
But Google’s algorithm censoring the freedom of expression of so many Americans has recently been reversed. It is also true that Facebook has allowed people who have been in “Facebook Jail” for years (this author included) suddenly to start sharing information again without being “shadow-banned” into obscurity.
YouTube– which has shadow-banned conservative content provided by everyone from PragerU to the SGT Report – has likewise suddenly been allowing searches for longed-for, but verboten, videos to succeed.
For years, Internet searches for “adrenochrome” have yielded limited information as to the true significance of that substance, let alone where it comes from, how it is obtained, and who uses it.
There has been a real conspiracy, of bowdlerizing tech companies, to quash not only free speech, but free inquiry as well. If any information were to be found, such as the entry for “adrenochrome” in the Urban Dictionary, there would generally be guidance given for the reader, usually written by some naïve academic, suggesting that adrenochrome is pure fiction, for example: “Author Hunter S. Thompson mentions adrenochrome in his bookFear and Loathing in Las Vegas. . . . In the DVD commentary, director Terry Gilliam admits that his and Thompson’s portrayal is fictional.” While technically true, that the movie portrayal is fiction, the basis for the portrayal is not.
Indeed, logical thinking on the subject at hand eventually brings up the following line of questioning: If there were nothing of substance to the lore surrounding adrenochrome, why not allow people to read about it and make up their own minds? Is censorship of the terrible truth about adrenochrome vital to the continuing ability of the media to protect the powerful elites they serve? And could it be that public knowledge of adrenochrome might pose a danger to establishment elites who participate in the death-dealing harvest of this life-giving elixir of youth, in hopes of making themselves into evergreen immortals?
Search engines, from Google to Bing, havebarred discoveryof almost any useful information with respect to issues that seekers of truth and justice care about, especially when it comes to adrenochrome and other such serious matters, until just recently. (One notable exception to the censorship regime has been IBM Watson’s newYippybrowser.)
Before freedom of inquiry was renewed, most of the information available would deride any reference to adrenochrome as “conspiracy theory” or “urban legend.” But this has all changed overnight, as the CEOs of major companies – fromAlphabettoMicrosoft– have stepped down.
EvenTwitterseems to have undergone a reversal in its censorship algorithms. It is as if suddenly theperfect stormhad moved into the power vacuum created by the leaving of so many notables in the tech world. Suddenly, a query in search of “adrenochrome” yields many different kinds of information on the substance, shedding light upon a dark subject that has been hidden from view for some time.
What Is Adrenochrome, and Why Do Many Strive to Censor Information Regarding the Substance?
One of the most clearly articulated descriptions of adrenochrome can be found in an article entitled “Adrenochrome Vampirism,” which states the following: “Adrenochrome is a chemical compound(C9H9NO3) created by oxidizing adrenaline with Silver Oxide.
From a pure ‘scientific’ viewpoint of it being studied and published in mainstream forums the only side effects reported were that it may induce schizophrenic episodes, de-realization, and euphoria.
The truth behind the use of adrenochrome is much more sinister than it may initially appear.” Actually, the visual representation of the chemical adrenochrome belies the fact of its malign nature, since, turned on its side, it creates the innocuous impression of a commonplacewhite rabbit:
Representation of Adrenochrome, the Chemical “White Rabbit”
Why Global Elites Wish to Make Articles Like This One Difficult to Discover
Adrenochrome is desired by many globalist elites – from Hollywood, California, to Wall Street, NYC, to Washington, DC, and around the world. Whether its use is incentivized by the facts of pure science or the dictates of unholy ritual, the form of adrenochrome most in demand is that which has been taken from young children who have literally been scared witless.
The younger the children are, from whom the adrenochrome is extracted, the more highly prized is the chemical obtained. To complete the harvesting of adrenochrome, children are tortured and terrorized to the utmost.
According toEdgar Morgan, “[t]hey are then killed and the adrenochrome is collected with a needle and syringe from the base of the back of their neck and spinal column. (For someone who is up to the difficulty level and medical precision required, another, more brutal, way of extracting the substance directly from thepineal glandis reported in an article entitled “The Elites’ Super Drug: Adrenochrome”; but the mental picture created by describing this process is too disturbingly gruesome to paint here.)
This author used to believe that stories about adrenochrome were nothing more than bizarre fictional accounts created by the drug-addled minds of fiction writers likeHunter S. Thompson, but this all changed.
When It All Changed: Two Offbeat Anecdotes in the First Person
Anecdote the First: When I was attending the University of Texas, back in the 1980s, I met a young lady we shall call Angie. She was attractive and kind – or so I thought – and I asked her if she might be interested in going out. Her answer was that she was not the right person for me.
Of course, I had to ask her how she could be so sure this was true. Her answer was both creepy and off-putting: “So, riddle me this, Batman,” she said, “are you a vampire – as am I?” Not knowing what to make of this odd combination of weird inquiry and eccentric declaration, I fell silent. Before I could think how to reply, Angie followed up by inquiring, “Okay, tell me this: Do you know what adrenochrome is?” I struggled to recall where I had encountered the term, but my memory failed me in that moment. “I thought not,” Angie said, accusingly, before storming off.
Days later, in the Perry-Castañeda Library, I suddenly remembered where I had first run across the word “adrenochrome,” as I spotted a book that was splayed open, spine up, on a tabletop; it was a copy ofFear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But Thompson’s depiction of adrenochrome users as vampirelike was just made up, right? Angie had to have been pulling my leg about her being an “adrenochrome vampire” – or was she perhaps a little touched in the head?
Anecdote the Second: So, I moved on with my life, put the weirdness behind me, and wound up teaching in L.A., where I would eventually find myself teaching high school.
One day, a student we shall call Luke lingered after class to invite me to worship services with his family. I had met Luke’s folks recently at the school’s parent night, and apparently they had taken a shine to me. I explained that I preferred to attend services in a synagogue but that I appreciated the invitation. Luke bragged that his religion was better than Judaism, because his religion controlled the US government and was the most powerful religion in America. “What is your religion?” I asked. “Satanism,” was Luke’s reply, “which is why my parents look so young.” Luke went on to explain that his parents were adrenochrome users and that someday he too would use it to stay young.
The conversation was interrupted when a colleague entered the room to warn me that I was going to be late to the faculty meeting. At this point, Luke blushed, walked out of the room, and the next day his parents withdrew him from the school.
Adrenochrome in Popular Literature: The Gonzo Journalism of Hunter S. Thompson
Few cult classics have been as popular as Hunter S. Thompson’s 1972 novel,Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which featured an exciting new style of writing created by Thompson himself and branded as “gonzo journalism.”
Thompson got away with saying many of the things he did about drugs and the dark side of American popular culture, because most people believed his narrative to be a fictionalized critique on the supposed failure of the counterculture of the 1960s. This author no longer believes that Thompson spun his yarn out of whole cloth. Indeed, Thompson’s references in the book to adrenochrome tend to show that Thompson must have been genuinely knowledgeable on the subject.
In Chapter 5 of Thompson’s bizarre tale, entitled “A Terrible Experience with Extremely Dangerous Drugs,” Thompson has checked into a hotel with his attorney. At one point, Thompson happens upon a “little brown bottle” in his attorney’s shaving kit and questions his attorney: “What is it?” he asks. “Adrenochrome,” his attorney explains, elaborating that it “makes mescaline seem like ginger beer. You’ll go completely crazy if you take too much. . . . It’s absolutely pure.”
Hunter follows up: “What kind of monster client have you picked upthistime? There’s only one source for this stuff . . . the adrenaline glands from alivinghuman body. . . . It’s no good if you get it out of a corpse.” His lawyer’s response is to admit that his client is “one of these Satanism freaks.
He offered me human blood – said it would make me higher than I’d ever been in my life. . . .”
The attorney also confesses that “[t]hey nailed this guy for child molesting, but he swears he didn’t do it. . . . I didn’tdareturn the creep down. He might have picked up a letter opener and gone after my pineal gland.” Further along in the weird scene being played out, Thompson describes a news program on television, in a way that makes a veiled reference to the Satanic ritual killing of young children: “Nixon’s face filled the screen, but his speech was hopelessly garbled. The only word I could make out was “sacrifice.” Over and over again: “Sacrifice . . . sacrifice . . . sacrifice.”
InFear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72, Thompson again mentions the evil super-drug in the book’s footnotes: “It was sometime after midnight in a ratty hotel room and my memory of the conversation is hazy, due to a massive ingestion of booze, fatback, and forty cc’s of adrenochrome.”
For most readers, Thompson is simply making another one of his drug-related rants, but for those who know the truth about this diabolical substance, there is a high level of discomfort, given the true source from which adrenochrome derives.
It is this same strong discomfort which tends to induce denial that adrenochrome exists in the minds of many people, especially those who have been sheltered and, therefore, have a hard time accepting the existence of such diabolical wickedness.
The truth is that many blackhearted people in this world are more than willing to inflict overwhelming amounts of harm upon others, if there is a pay-off for them.
Fear and Loathing: Satanic Sacrifice
The chemical reaction that produces adrenochrome is described in a whitepaper written at California State University, Northridge, entitled “Assay for Superoxide Dismutase Activity Using the Enzyme Inhibition of the Oxidation of Epinephrine,” whereit is writtenthat “[a]s O2builds in the solution, the formation of adrenochrome accelerates because O2also reacts with epinephrine to form adrenochrome. Toward the end of the reaction, when the epinephrine is consumed, the adrenochrome formation slows down.”
Corporal rejuvenation is the desired outcome for those who ingest this adrenochrome-laden blood. So, it is theblood of child sacrificesthat “allows the body to conduct cell mitosis closer to the level it does for minors, improves regeneration of muscle tissue, and . . . prevents chromosomes from being pulled apart during mitosis which strengthens them.
The more youthful the victim of adrenaline harvesting is, the stronger this effect is. As well as sexual predation this is why the elites have such an obsession with kidnapping and trafficking children.”
Anyone who uses adrenochrome risks his own body’s cessation of making its own adrenaline, so it becomes necessary to take this elixir of youth on a regular basis, so as not to fall ill. This culture of adrenochrome addiction does not bode well for children anywhere and everywhere.
Since time immemorial, wherever Satanists have been present, it has not gone well for children. In a globalist paradigm, as long as Luciferians are at large, child trafficking will serve to ensure that there is no place on earth where children can be safe.
As Memorialized in Leviticus, Child Ritual Abuse Has Been Banned as an Abomination
In the Book of Leviticus –Leviticus 17:10-14to be precise – the act of ingesting blood (and thus the adrenochrome borne by that blood) was prohibited scripturally: “Andwhatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, that eats any manner of blood, I will set My face against that soul that eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people.Forthe life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement by reason of the life. ThereforeI said unto the children of Israel: No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourns among you eat blood. Andwhatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, that takes in hunting any beast or fowl that may be eaten, he shall pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. Foras to the life of all flesh, the blood thereof is all one with the life thereof; therefore I said unto the children of Israel: Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh; for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof; whosoever eats it shall be cut off.”
Leviticus 18:21says this concerning child sacrifice in specific: “Do not permit any of your children to be offered as a sacrifice to Molech, for you must not bring shame on the name of your God. I am the LORD.” This ban on child sacrifice occurs in the section of the Levitical Priestly Code that deals with idolatrous sexual prohibitions, which intimates that ritual sex with children was involved before any sacrifice was made. (This is the same section ofLeviticuswhere male-on-male sex, having to do with idolatrous fertility rituals, is forbidden.) Because the “life of the flesh is in the blood,” anyone who “eats any manner of blood” is stealing the life of another to extend one’s own span of years. Indeed, the child sacrifice necessary to obtain this blood is harrowing.
As a Result of Epstein’s Arrest, People Have Begun to Awaken
Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest has exposed the fact thatpedophile ringsreally do exist and that the problem is larger than most people had ever thought to be the case.
The American people are beginning to learn that the “ritualistic Satanic abuseof children used for various ceremonies, sacrifices, and rituals” is involved. Children are hurt and even killed, and many who carry out the heinous acts involved are from the upper echelons of political, corporate, and cultural power globally.
Taking Child Ritual Abuse Seriously
As recently as October of 2018, the Prime Minister of Australia gave a speech to his parliament, addressing the matter of child ritual abuse, wherein hespoke the following words: “Why was our system of justice blind to injustice? Why has it taken so long to act? Why were other things more important than this, the care of innocent children? Why didn’t we believe? Today we dare to ask these questions, and finally acknowledge and confront the lost screams of our children. . . . Nothing we can do now will right the wrongs inflicted on our nation’s children. Even after a comprehensive Royal Commission, which finally enabled the voices to be heard and the silence to be broken, we will all continue to struggle. . . . We honour every survivor in this country, we love you, we hear you and we honour you. . . . As one survivor recently said to me, ‘It wasn’t a foreign enemy who did this to us – this was done by Australians.’ To Australians. Enemies in our midst. Enemies. In. Our. Midst. The enemies of innocence.
The crimes of ritual sexual abuse happened in schools, churches, youth groups, scout troops, orphanages, foster homes, sporting clubs, group homes, charities, and in family homes as well. . . . When a child spoke up, they weren’t believed and the crimes continued with impunity. One survivor told me that when he told a teacher of his abuse, that teacher then became his next abuser. . . . Power and position exploited for evil dark crimes.”
This speech was a sobering event in Australia, especially when considering that the existence of “survivors” so strongly implies that there were missing children who did not survive or who were never found.
The prime minister’s address was never brought to light by America’s mainstream media, whose goal is the direct opposite – keeping people in the dark about child ritual abuse, in order to protect their corporate employers and political protectors, while intimidating others not to report such abuse;Voxhas put itthis way: “Today, it’s a media-fueled scare over crazed clowns [perpetrating Satanic ritual abuse]. But as Satanic Panic shows us, that’s not the real fear. The real fear is that, tomorrow, someone could decide the crazed clown is you.”
So, do journalists working for the mainstream media protect child sex-trafficking and Satanic ritual abuse, because their strings are being pulled by Hollywood, Wall Street, and Washington elites, ultimately to conceal the harvesting of adrenochrome?
Is this why so many in the media are desperate to maintain the open-borders agenda? Are the media, in truth, so anti-Trump, because the president has been putting a stop to human trafficking? Is the supply of sacrificial children dwindling, thereby forcing a Satanic cadre of politicians to enact laws – like the one passed recently inNew York– to allow the veritable sacrifice of newborn infants, albeit under the auspices of a woman’s right to an abortion? Is it really implausible to conjecture that a conspiracy ofSatanic Ritual Abusemight exist in America’s political Swamp? If the comments of theprime minister of Australiaare to be taken at face value, then who can seriously rule out the possibility?
As corporatist CEOs step down, will the sudden transparency that is being enabled by an Internet free of their regime of censorship finally give rise to arrests of child and adrenochrome traffickers? The prospects are now better than they ever have been. It would appear thatJustice is coming, although many, understandably, will not believe it until they see it. As a praying man, this author has a different view: We shallseeit when webelieveit; so, please pray.
On Sunday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) asked people to report their family members and friends who are showing “extremist” behavior in an effort to “help prevent homegrown violent extremism.”
Incidentally… They also published an Active Shooter Incidents showing that in 2020 there were 40 active shooters compared to 30 in 2019. All the other numbers were down on this report according to the FBI’s reference.
“Family members and peers are often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence. Help prevent homegrown violent extremism,” the FBI said in a tweet. “Visit https://go.usa.gov/x6mjf to learn how to spot suspicious behaviors and report them to the #FBI. #NatSec.”
The document outlines a list of 46 “observable behaviors that could help determine whether individuals or groups are preparing to engage in violent extremist activities.”
This link provided by the FBI in 2019 brings users to a document
The top three indicators on the list are:
Preparing and disseminating a martyrdom video/statement, last will,
seeking religious or political justification for a planned violent act,
Attempting to mobilize others to violence, especially family members and peers.
Other indicators include:
Encouraging or advocating violence toward individuals, military or government officials, law enforcement, or civilian targets
Unusual purchase of military-style tactical equipment other than weapons (e.g., personal protective equipment, body armor),
Dehumanizing people who are not in the identity group,
Researching or discussing ways to evade law enforcement
Lying to law enforcement officers/obstructing investigations.
The 2019 document largely focuses on Islamic extremism
More recently President Joe Biden’s administration has called white supremacy “the most lethal threat” to homeland security.
“According to the intelligence community, terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today,” Biden said during a speech marking the 100th anniversary of the 1921 race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Not ISIS. Not Al Qaeda. White supremacists.”
New Announcement Last Month: National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism
The strategy says that experts and evidence have shown today’s domestic terrorists include those who espouse “racial or ethnic bigotry and hatred” as well as “anti-government or anti-authority sentiment.”
However, what I noticed is that anti-law enforcement ideologies such as those espoused by Antifa and Black Lives Matter were not mentioned.
“Racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists (principally those who promote the superiority of the white race) and militia violent extremists are assessed as presenting the most persistent and lethal threats,” the strategy states.
“Domestic violent extremists pose an elevated threat in 2021 and in the FBI’s view, the top domestic violent extremist threat we face comes from racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, specifically those who advocate for the superiority of the white race,” Garland told lawmakers.
More than 2,700 people in Maryland died from drug and alcohol overdoses last year, the most ever recorded in a single year as fatalities jumped during the heart of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new state report.
The overwhelming majority of deaths — 2,499 — came from opioid-related overdoses. The bulk of those overdoses were attributed to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is much more potent than heroin. According to the state, 2,326 people died in 2020 from fentanyl-related overdoses, about 83.9% of all reported overdoses.
A report released Tuesday by Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center shows that 2,773 people died to drug and alcohol overdoses, 394 more than in 2019 and 376 more than the previous record set in 2018, when 2,406 people died from overdoses.
The coronavirus pandemic “has exacerbated the rate of fatal overdoses around the country,” said Steve Schuh, executive director of the state’s opioid command center, in a statement.
“While the full extent to which COVID-19 has contributed to the increase in substance misuse and related deaths of despair may not be known until further research can be done, we know that vulnerable populations, such as people with substance use disorder, are bearing the brunt of the associated societal disruptions,” Schuh said.ADVERTISEMENTnull
State officials wrote that Baltimore, located along a major corridor for heroin and fentanyl in the Northeast, experienced the most opioid-related overdose deaths with 954 fatalities, a 12.1% increase over the 851 recorded in 2019.
Rural counties in Western Maryland and on the Eastern Shore saw the largest proportional increases year-over-year.
According to the state, opioid-related fatalities in Allegany County more than doubled this year to 48 from 23 in 2019. Worcester County, home to Ocean City, saw opioid-related deaths increase 71.4% to 24 deaths in 2020 from 14 the year before.
Adrienne Breidenstine, vice president of policy and communications at Behavioral Health System Baltimore, said the state “should be doing more of what we already know works,” adding that agencies should be aggressive distributing naloxone, the lifesaving opioid antidote, into the hands of known substance users.
“We know from looking at other countries that this works and this is an access point to care,” Mosby said.
Gene Ransom, the leader of MedChi, an association of Maryland doctors, said the latest statistics should serve as a wake-up call to state officials that the opioid crisis did not halt during the pandemic and remains a pressing issue for the state to address.
“I think we really need to put the same level of focus on the opioid crisis as we did to COVID,” Ransom said. “This is a crisis. These numbers are growing at a very high clip.”
He said he’s worried that the state could continue to see an increase into 2021 because, addiction treatment centers have operated at reduced capacity during the pandemic and may need to continue to do so to meet quarantine and distancing requirements.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — New calls on Wednesday for an investigation into how the state dealt with nursing homes at the beginning of the pandemic. And abc27 Capitol Reporter Dennis Owens asked Governor Wolf about a memo at the center of the storm.
Early in the pandemic, nearly 70% of COVID deaths were in nursing homes. Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne, Carbon) wants the Auditor General to investigate the state.
“Were decisions made that were inappropriate?” Senator Yudichak said. “Were they given bad guidance? Were they not given the state resources they needed to protect lives?”
Especially concerning is a March 2020 memo to nursing homes from the Pa. Department of Health, stating, “Nursing care facilities must continue to accept new admissions” with coronavirus.
Owens asked the Governor about it.
“We didn’t want people to stay in the hospital because we were concerned about hospital capacity,” Gov. Wolf said.
Yudichak says the logic behind the decision to “overwhelm” long-term care facilities doesn’t add up.
“Think of what you’re doing you’re worried about overwhelming the hospitals, so we’re going to overwhelm nursing facilities which are usually underresourced and understaffed,” Yudichak said.
Wolf says it’s bigger than just a decision made by the state health department.
“I think the Department of Health was just following what the federal government was telling us to do,” Gov. Wolf said.
But that’s not exactly correct. While Pa. said nursing homes “must” accept COVID-positive seniors with proper precautions, the CDC guidance said a nursing home “can” accept a resident diagnosed with COVID-19.
It also says, “nursing homes should admit any individuals that they would normally admit.” But not must.
The governor’s spokeswoman also notes that no nursing home has come forward and said they were forced to take covid positive patients by the state’s policy and that directly led to increased deaths.
Owens pressed the Governor on the distinction.
“I’m not sure. I just don’t know,” Gov. Wolf said.
Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh, Northampton) isn’t so sure about the Governor’s uncertainty.
“I would think the Governor would know. That’s a little surprising I’d say. Who’s really running the show?” Mako said.
Especially surprising because in budget hearings the health secretary was grilled over the March 18 guidance. And the House referenced it in announcing its own investigation.
“He should have the answers and he should know this and should be talking to his secretaries,” Mako said.
“We had staffers in these agencies making decisions without the Governor in the room. That is not an excuse. You have to show up for work and do the job,” Yudichak said.
Both the Governor and his spokeswoman reiterated that their guidance absolutely required nursing homes to follow proper safety protocols to keep residents safe.