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#CoronavirusNewsDesk – The Slippery Slope of the WHO Pandemic Treaty: Prediction: If another “pandemic” can result in more power for the power-hungry, there will likely be another “pandemic.” Apr.14, 2022

This story is about the proverbial “slippery slope” as it pertains to the potential new World Health Organization pandemic treaty that may gradually, then suddenly pave the way for the end of national sovereignty as we know it. 

Some peasant philosophy

I am using words carefully because I want to be precise. One can easily don their 2019 hat and say, “Well, why I should I care about a WHO document? It’s just some cryptic, pointless formal thing, a bureaucratic project that exists to justify their salaries,” etc. And if I could somehow erase the past two years from memory, I would agree! (In the past, many unbearably boring documents birthed by the United Nations agencies served primarily to justify their salaries.) 

However, the past two years cannot be erased. Adhering to the WHO guidelines put countless innocent people on ventilators and killed them, and prevented many from receiving helpful medical attention—and that’s just the surface of the story! We are in the middle of what feels like a global color revolution, where submissiveness and not asking questions make you a good citizen, and “love of freedom” is suddenly an embarrassing and selfish ultra-right value. By the way, even the “reframing” of the previously highly marketable Western freedom didn’t happen overnight but instead, took some years and a very concerted effort! “Updates” to public perception are at the core of any major social change! 

Besides, “long-range plans made in secret” (borrowing Steven Newcomb’s term for “conspiracy”) do exist. They exist because human beings with extreme ambitions exist—and they usually like to lie and scam. In fact, we can easily describe the entire known history of the past few thousand years as a story of very successful scams: scams based on sincere illusions, scams based on blatant deceit—but scams none the less, in a sense that somebody had an arbitrary ambitious idea, made it into a cause, got some funding, whipped together a bunch of willing or unwilling men with arms—and here we are. A lot of things that many generations of people have believed in with religious fervor have never been true in the physical sense—but none the less, many choices by millions of people have been made based on those beliefs. A long conversation for another time! (If you are curious, here is a pre-pandemic essay of mine about that). 

And in this day and age, it may take decades to prepare various legal and perceptional frameworks for the “new normal”—and then one day, suddenly, something unexpected happens, and wow, look, amazingly, right there in the bushes, there is a white concert grand piano! It’s just sitting there for some reason, wow! Who would have thunk! And the next thing you know, the younger generation doesn’t even know the joys and the freedoms that what their parents took for granted, etc. The trajectory of deceit can be very very ordinary! 

Speaking of the Bushes … the extreme American “health response” of 2020 was made possible in part thanks to the “pandemic preparedness” plans developed during Dubya, when no one was looking or thinking about it. Which is to say that a framework developed when no one was looking or thinking about it became visible years later and profoundly changed our lives, so… 

And again, with Bush’s 2005 plan, one may say that there was no conspiracy, it’s just that he meant well, and one thing led to another… to which I say, same difference! Yes, the world is a very complex dance of many forces. And no, the world cannot be explained strictly as a primitive one-track conspiracy. However, everything in human interactions is driven by individual desires and choices, and it so happens that people with exuberant fortunes have more access to the tools that allow them to turn their desires into reality for all of us. So it doesn’t matter if it’s “one thing led to another” or of it’s a matter of fifteen people with access to trillions of dollars getting together and deciding to move in a particular direction. Both can be true at the same time! 

A side note:

(The public commentary period for the WHO pandemic treaty has ended. If my nose is correct, the critiques will be shoved based on the fact that the people who want more power, well, want more power. They are kind of enjoying it right now. Our leaders are temporarily bulldozing straight through any objections or conventional assumptions—and doing whatever they please, including what pre-2020 would have been considered unthinkable. And if someone complains, they just say the complainer is right-wing, or selfish, or demographically inferior, and should be ashamed of himself. A lame but highly successful technique!

Another side note: if you search for the phrase “WHO pandemic treaty” on DuckDuckGo, #StopTheTreaty comes up among the top results. On Google though no such thing exists. If you actually search for the phrase “stop the treaty,” on DuckDuckGo #StoopTheTreaty is the number one result. Google, on the other hand, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the 1919 Treaty of Versailles!)

Here’s Dr. Tess Lawrie:

As you may know, the WHO is proposing a global pandemic agreement that would give it undemocratic rights over every participating nation and its citizens. Put simply, in the event of a ‘pandemic’, the WHO’s constitution would replace every country’s constitution. Whether your country’s elected government would agree or not, the WHO could impose lockdowns, testing regimes, enforce medical interventions, dictate all public health practices, and much more.

[The links to the WHO Constitution and basic founding documents—keeping in mind that the word “health” has unfortunately been hijacked without shame or mercy, and now this word provides a cover for whatever lucrative measure, product, or policy that the bureaucrats decide to promote!]

Urgent – my video call with the WHO this morningI just got off a call with the WHO that’s left me shaken, reaching for my affirmations and more determined than ever. As you may know, the WHO is proposing a global pandemic agreement that would give it undemocratic rights over every participating nation and its citizens. Put simply, in the event of a ‘pandemic’, the WHO’s constitution would replace ever…Read morea day ago · 375 likes · 184 comments · Dr Tess Lawrie, MBBCh, PhD​

The “swine flu” precedent

Thing is, the WHO already tried to pull off a huge vaccine-selling health crisis more than ten years ago but it didn’t quite work.. The vaccine-selling part did work very well because they managed to activate the purchasing agreements—but the “scaring the public” part kind of “flopped” that time around. All that happened was that the pandemic was solemnly declared, the agreement-participating counties purchased relatively large batches of subpar vaccines (see “narcolepsy fiasco”), and then the entire thing went away. 

Here is a 2010 Forbes article that says: “From the beginning the World Health Organization’s actions have ranged from the dubious to the flagrantly incompetent.”

And here is the report by the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, titled, “The handling of the H1N1 pandemic: more transparency needed”:

“The rapporteur considers that some of the outcomes of the pandemic, as illustrated in this report, have been dramatic: distortion of priorities of public health services all over Europe, waste of huge sums of public money, provocation of unjustified fear amongst Europeans, creation of health risks through vaccines and medications which might not have been sufficiently tested before being authorized in fast-track procedures, are all examples of these outcomes.”

Now, one can say that maybe the WHO were just incompetently doing their best to prevent a potentially serious crisis—and in the philosophical sense, that, too, is possible. But they did conveniently changed the definition of “pandemic” just before they declared a pandemic…

From the British Medical Journal:

“WHO for years had defined pandemics as outbreaks causing “enormous numbers of deaths and illness” but in early May 2009 it removed this phrase—describing a measure of severity—from the definition.” [emphasis mine]

“Key scientists advising the World Health Organization on planning for an influenza pandemic had done paid work for pharmaceutical firms that stood to gain from the guidance they were preparing. These conflicts of interest have never been publicly disclosed by WHO, and WHO has dismissed inquiries into its handling of the A/H1N1 pandemic as “conspiracy theories.”

“A joint investigation by the BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has uncovered evidence that raises troubling questions about how WHO managed conflicts of interest among the scientists who advised its pandemic planning, and about the transparency of the science underlying its advice to governments. Was it appropriate for WHO to take advice from experts who had declarable financial and research ties with pharmaceutical companies producing antivirals and influenza vaccines?”

And here is a 2019 lecture by Marc Van Ranst, Belgian Flu Commissioner, at the ESWI/Chatham House Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Stakeholders Conference. At around 13 minutes in, he brags about how he “misused the fact that that the top, top football… soccer clubs in Belgium inappropriately and against all agreements vaccinated… they made their soccer players priority people.” The audience laughs. 

I want to end the story with an interview with the inimitable Mary Otto-Chang from last year in which we talked about the infiltration of the UN, including the 2019 agreement between the UN and the WEF. Even though it’s an interview I posted before, it is well worth re-watching in the context of this new WHO pandemic treaty in progress. (Also, if you have the time, please check out the pre-pandemic documentary called, “Trust WHO.” It’s very good and completely non-sensationalist.) 

In conclusion, all this is very challenging but I believe that we are living in interesting times because we are equipped with an ability to deal with these interesting times. One day, we’ll look back and we’ll be healed. One day, we’ll be healed completely. I say a prayer for this day to come as soon as possible! May it be so. 

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Argumentative Essay: Why Fewer Christians?

You may know this. Nan posted about it. The trend is for fewer people to raise their hand when I ask, how many of you are Christians? It’s been going that way for years. Twelve years ago, I would have reluctantly raised my hand. I preferred to say I was Irish-Catholic rather than Christian, even […]

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(GENEVA) #Coronavirus Report: A further 700,000 people could die of #COVID19 by March in Europe and parts of Asia, the World Health Organisation has warned #AceNewsDesk report

A medic works in an intensive care unit for Covid patients in Antwerp, Belgium. Photo: November 2021
The WHO said it expected “high or extreme stress” in intensive care units in 49 countries of its Europe region in March

#CoronavirusNewsDesk says according to health news media #COVID19 Europe region faces 700,000 more deaths by March – WHO has reported: The death toll already exceeds 1.5 million in the 53 countries of what the WHO terms as its Europe region.

‘160,000 lives could be saved’ from Covid in Europe if 95% of people wear masks

Wednesday 24 Nov 2021 3:58 pm

160,000 lives could be saved from Covid in Europe if 95% of people wear mask160,000 lives could be saved from Covid in Europe if 95% of people wear maskss(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
If 95% of Europe wore a face mask thousands of lives could be saved from Covid, the WHO has claimed (Picture: AP)

Thousands of lives could be saved in Europe if the majority of people wear masks, a top World Health Organisation (WHO) official has said.

Meanwhile Globally ….

Global Confirmed259,006,084

Global Deaths5,170,446

U.S. Confirmed47,984,647

U.S. Deaths773,864

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DATA IN MOTIONCOVID-19 Data in Motion: Tuesday, November 23, 2021A 60-second, daily summary of the most important data on COVID-19 in the U.S., updated every morning.

The WHO warned of “high or extreme stress” in intensive care units in 49 of the nations by March 2022.

Europe is facing a surge in cases, prompting Austria to return to lockdown and others to consider fresh measures. 

A number of countries – including France, Germany and Greece – could also soon make booster jabs a requirement for their citizens to be considered fully vaccinated.

But several countries have seen fierce protests against new measures. The Netherlands saw several nights of rioting over a partial lockdown. 

In its assessment, the WHO warned Covid was the top cause of death in its Europe region. 

“Cumulative reported deaths are projected to reach over 2.2 million by spring next year, based on current trends,” the WHO said on Tuesday. 

Confirmed Covid-related deaths recently doubled to almost 4,200 a day, it added. 

In Russia alone, the daily death toll has been recently topping 1,200.

A high number of unvaccinated people and the prevalence of the Delta variant in some countries were key factors behind high transmission rates in the Europe region, the WHO said.

The WHO Europe director, Dr Hans Kluge, urged those who were still unvaccinated to get the jab. 

“All of us have the opportunity and responsibility to help avert unnecessary tragedy and loss of life, and limit further disruption to society and businesses over this winter season,” he said.

As well as European nations, the WHO also considers Israel and ex-Soviet states like Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as making up the region. 

Unlike the UK – and England in particular – many parts of Europe kept major restrictions in place for much longer.

Whereas England fully unlocked in mid-July, parts of Europe did not do this until the autumn, and in many places kept tougher restrictions in place even as they did.

Part of this was to do with timing. The UK was hit by the more infectious Alpha variant and then Delta sooner, meaning it was in a position to push ahead with unlocking before others.

But it was also a conscious choice backed by the government’s top scientists, Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance.

The logic – along with the benefit of ending restrictions that themselves cause harm to health – was that it was better to have the rebound in infection, the so-called exit wave, in the summer.

It was felt the increase in the spread of the virus would be mitigated by the better weather, meaning more time spent outdoors, and would avoid the winter crunch when pressure on the health system increases across the board.

Read more: Can UK avoid a Europe-style return to lockdown?

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(WORLDWIDE) #Coronavirus FULL Report: The cumulative number of #COVID19 cases in the world had nearly reached 177.11 million, with the death toll exceeding 3.84 million, as of June 18, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – June.21: Clinical trials are will start soon: Look back at all of the day’s coronavirus news and updates:

#CoronavirusNewsDesk – #COVID19 Australia’s first local mRNA coronavirus vaccine trials will start ‘within months’ Victoria’s Acting Premier James Merlino announces $5 million of the government’s $50 million pot of funds for battling coronavirus will be spent on a program at Monash University to produce mRNA vaccines: If you’d like to know a bit more about the vaccines in use around the world, you might like to read this.

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Global COVID-19 cases exceed 177.1m, death toll tops 3.84m: WHO

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the world had nearly reached 177.11 million, with the death toll exceeding 3.84 million, as of June 18, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Globally, there had been 177,108,695 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,840,223 deaths, the WHO’s COVID-19 dashboard showed.

And as of June 16, a total of 2,378,482,776 vaccine doses had been administered around the world.

The United States still leads the world in the number of both confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

The nation’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 33.52 million on June 19, with the death toll reaching 601,714, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Brazil surpassed half a million COVID-19 deaths after registering 2,301 more deaths from the fatal disease in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said Saturday.With the national death toll reaching 500,800, Brazil has become the second country in the world to record more than half a million pandemic deaths, after the United States. Its caseload is the world’s third largest following the United States and India.

Britain reported more than 10,000 coronavirus cases for a third consecutive day on Saturday as there has been a 79 per cent rise in the highly contagious Delta variant in the country in the past week.

In the latest 24-hour period, Britain has reported another 10,321 coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,620,968, according to official figures released Saturday.

Japan divided over Olympics as decision on having spectators looms

Facing the daunting task of keeping the world’s largest sporting event safe, some emergency medicine officers overseeing Tokyo Olympic venues are calling on the organisers to bar spectators over risks of a jump in COVID-19 cases.

Organisers are to decide as soon as Monday whether to allow domestic spectators into the stadiums for the Games, which were delayed by a year due to the pandemic and now set to start in about a month. Foreign spectators have already been banned.

The Tokyo 2020 president is eyeing a cap of 10,000 people per venue, even as government health experts warn against in-person audiences.

Overwhelming public opposition to the Games has eased somewhat, but a Friday poll from Jiji news found 41 per cent still want the Games cancelled.

If the Games go ahead, 64 per cent of the public want them without spectators, the poll found.


WA to ease remaining hospitality restrictions

Hospitality venues will benefit from eased coronavirus restrictions from Wednesday. (ABC News)

Western Australia is set to remove its remaining COVID-19 capacity restrictions at restaurants, bars, hotels and other venues.

WA Premier Mark McGowan announced the state would move to phase five of eased restrictions on Wednesday morning, following updated health advice.

The existing 2-square-metre rule and 75 per cent capacity limit for a range of venues will be lifted.

Read more. 

Vaccination figures defy fears jab numbers would fall

Chief Nurse Alison McMillan says the latest vaccination numbers are “encouraging”.

“I can report figures are showing 64,500 doses were delivered yesterday, which is a great number,” she said.

“That is 3,700 doses more than the equivalent day last week. 

“So you may have heard that we were concerned that we may see a drop-off in people getting vaccinated but these numbers are really encouraging.” 

Chief Nurse says work underway to roll out Pfizer jab through GPs

Chief Nurse Alison McMillan says authorities are working to have the Pfizer vaccine available through GPs as soon as possible.

We’re working closely with the AMA and the RSCGP to prepare for that rollout,” she said.

“There’s a lot to do to make sure for storage and all those sort of things that we have all our systems in place so when that happens it happens safely and effectively.:

Chief Nurse urges public to return for second vaccine dose

Chief Nurse Alison McMillan says it is vital people get their second jab in order to get the best protection against COVID-19. 

“Please, get your second vaccine,” she said.

“That’s how you’ll get maximum protection and that’s a part of the two-dose program.

“If your in the 60-plus, which is the AstraZeneca [vaccine cohort], again, please don’t hesitate to get your vaccine.

“It’s really important you do that. It gives you the greatest protection from COVID.”

Chief Nurse Alison McMillan gives a vaccine rollout update

Australia already using mRNA vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine which is in use in Australia, uses an mRNA-based formula.

Sydney’s COVID-19 face mask rules are changing — this is what you need to know

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Indoor mask mandate applied to seven LGAs across NSW as cluster grows

The number of infections linked to the COVID-19 cluster in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has increased to nine, prompting the NSW government to mandate face masks in several settings.

Let’s start with public transport.

On Thursday, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said masks would be mandatory on public transport in Greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains, but from 4:00pm Sunday, people in the Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas will also need to comply with this public health order.

From 4:00pm today, face masks will also be mandatory in certain settings if you’re in several Sydney local government areas, including: 

  • Randwick
  • Waverley 
  • Woollahra 
  • Sydney
  • Canada Bay
  • Inner West
  • Bayside 

People in those areas must wear masks in:

  • Retail shops (including supermarkets)
  • Theatres 
  • Aged-care facilities 
  • Or, if they are front-of-house hospitality staff

Where don’t I need one?

While NSW Health “continues to ask people to wear masks in indoor settings”, if you’re a customer in a pub, bar or restaurant, they will not be compulsory.

Masks are also not mandatory in schools.

“But if any parents would like to have their child were a mask, it has been the usual practice that that has not been opposed,” NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said.

Dr Kerry Chant provides the daily coronavirus update at a press conference
NSW Chief Medical Officer Kerry Chant makes a point to reporters.(AAP: Bianca de Marchi)

Masks are not going to be mandatory in private offices, however, NSW Health is advising people to work from home if they can.

They’re also not going to be mandatory in gyms, despite Dr Chant describing them as “high risk” environments for transmission.

She said it wasn’t practical for people to wear a mask while working out.

“We are asking everyone to moderate at this time to ensure social distancing, ensure the gyms are making sure classes aren’t crowded and there is good spacing,” she said.

While no capacity restrictions at hospitality venues and public or private gatherings have been introduced, NSW Health has urged people to use common sense.

“Everyone is strongly urged to avoid gatherings and minimise their movements, such as not attending the cinemas or trips to the ski fields,” it said in a statement.

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SA Premier on Sydney’s Waverley area: ‘We don’t want to take any risks’

Here are some more details about SA’s extra border restrictions:

South Australian authorities have announced border restrictions for people who have been in Sydney’s Waverley Council area, in response to a growing cluster of COVID-19 cases.

They will be required to complete two weeks of self-quarantine.

South Australia had already imposed two weeks’ quarantine on anyone who’s been to a New South Wales COVID-19 hotspot.

Premier Steven Marshall said authorities had to make the changes “in response to the situation that’s unfolding in New South Wales”.

Read more.

Finally some good news out of India

As you’re no doubt aware, India has been in the grip of another deadly wave of COVID-19. 

However, in what is hopefully a good sign, Reuters is reporting the nation reported 58,419 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours — the lowest daily number in nearly three months.

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 29.9 million and so far 386,713 people have died.

Deaths rose by 1,576 overnight.

Timing of Queensland case’s positive test

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How did the Queensland case get diagnosed? Was this picked up in her exit test?

-Just curious 

Thanks for your question, Just curious.

Officials say the woman returned a positive test after her time in hotel quarantine. The test was performed as part of routine surveillance of aircrew. 

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Anger in Brazil as death toll passes 500,000 

Anti-government protesters took to the streets across Brazil on Saturday as the nation’s COVID-19 death toll soared past half a million — a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimise the disease.

Thousands gathered in downtown Rio de Janeiro waving flags with slogans such as “Get out Bolsonaro. Government of hunger and unemployment.”

Similar marches took place in at least 22 or Brazil’s 26 states.

Mr Bolsonaro’s supporters have also taken to the streets over the past month, in large part because many agree with his dismissal of restrictions meant to stifle coronavirus and anger that lockdown measures have hurt businesses.

But critics say such messages, as well as Mr Bolsonaro’s promotion of disproven treatments such as hydroxychloroquine, have contributed to the soaring death toll and a sluggish vaccine campaign that has fully inoculated less than 12 per cent of the population.

The country of some 213 million people is registering nearly 100,000 new infections and 2,000 deaths a day.


mRNA vaccines explained

You have several articles about MRNA vaccines but what exactly is it it layman terms?


Here’s what science reporter Belinda Smith has to say about how mRNA vaccines work:

Vaccines train our immune system to recognise pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, and fight them off down the track.

In other words, they give our body a practice run of the real thing, but without causing the full-blown disease.

They do this by introducing our immune system to antigens — specific parts of a pathogen the body can then use to identify the invader in subsequent encounters.

Traditional vaccines typically inject us with antigens as, for instance, bits of inactivated virus or purified molecules.

But mRNA vaccines work differently. They don’t contain antigens. Instead, they contain a blueprint for the antigen in the form of genetic material — that’s the mRNA.

In the case of Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines, the mRNA provides the plans to build the spike protein that the SARS-CoV-2 virus uses to latch onto and infect our cells.

When injected into muscle, the mRNA is taken into cells, which ‘read’ the mRNA and build antigens over the course of a few days, after which time the mRNA is broken down.

The cells push the antigens outside their membrane and wave them around, a bit like a flag, alerting the immune system that something foreign has managed breach the body’s defences.

In response, a type of white blood cell called B cells make and pump out antibodies — Y-shaped molecules that form an immune ‘memory’ of that particular antigen. (Fun fact: the word ‘antigen’ comes from ‘antibody generator’.)

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Good news for hungry Queenslanders

The state’s Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, says restrictions on the hospitality sector will ease further from 1:00am on June 25.

Among the changes, buffets will be back on the menu, with zero restrictions on self-service food.

In addition, density limits will increase to three people per four square metres. 

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Victoria’s Acting Premier James Merlino discusses the importance of having a locally produced vaccine.

WA records no new cases of COVID-19

The WA Health Department has reported no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The department is currently monitoring two active cases of the virus in hotel quarantine.

Victoria outlines timeline for locally manufactured mRNA vaccine

Here’s some more detail on that mRNA vaccine announcement out of Victoria:

Australia’s first locally manufactured mRNA vaccine candidate will enter Phase 1 clinical trials with around 150 people in October, the Victorian government says.

Acting Premier James Merlino said the government had allocated $5 million from a $50 million mRNA research fund to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences to help it develop Australia’s first mRNA vaccine proceeding to “phase one clinical trials”.

“This is an incredibly important, incredibly exciting step that we are making in our nation,” Mr Merlino said.

“This will get us on a pathway to local manufacturing capability.”

Read more.

Sydney’s mask mandate explained

From 4:00pm today, Sydney’s face mark rules are changing.

Here is everything you need to know.

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(GENEVA) #Coronavirus Report: Renaming #COVID19 Variants Alpha & Omega (as Beginning and the End) OR covering up their names and origins after Indian social media told to remove all reference to the referencing that variant #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – June.02: From now on the WHO will use Greek letters to refer to variants first detected in countries like the UK, South Africa and India:

#CoronavirusNewsDesk – #WHO renames UK and other variants with Greek letters & UK variant for instance is labelled as Alpha, the South African Beta, and the Indian as Delta

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The labels will not replace existing scientific names but are designed to make discussions easier and remove stigma

The WHO said this was to simplify discussions but also to help remove some stigma from the names: But India asks social media firms to remove reference to ‘Indian variant’ of coronavirus: NEW DELHI, May 21 (Reuters) – India’s information technology (IT) ministry has written to all social media companies asking them to take down any content that refers to an “Indian variant” of the coronavirus, according to a letter issued on Friday which was seen by Reuters.

The World Health Organization said on May 11 that the coronavirus variant B.1.617, first identified in India last year, was being classified as a variant of global concern.

The Indian government a day later issued a statement saying media reports using the term “Indian Variant” were without any basis, saying the WHO had classified the variant as just B.1.617.

In a letter to social media companies on Friday, the IT ministry asked the companies to “remove all the content” that names or implies “Indian variant” of the coronavirus.

“This is completely FALSE. There is no such variant of Covid-19 scientifically cited as such by the World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO has not associated the term ‘Indian Variant’ with the B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus in any of its reports,” stated the letter, which is not public.

A senior Indian government source told Reuters the notice was issued to send a message “loud and clear” that such mentions of “Indian variant” spread miscommunication and hurt the country’s image.

The IT ministry could not be reached for comment.

Around the world, coronvirus variants have generically been referred to by doctors and health experts on the basis of where the are identified. This includes South Africa and Brazil variants.

A social media executive said it would be difficult to take down all content using the word as there would be hundreds of thousands of such posts, adding that “such a move would lead to keyword based censorship going forward.”

The Indian government is facing increased criticism over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with Prime Minister Modi and state authorities being blamed for not adequately planning for the ongoing second wave of coronavirus infections.

India has the second-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world and has been reporting around 250,000 infections and 4,000 deaths daily. (Reporting by Aditya Kalra in New Delhi; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

Earlier this month the Indian government criticised the naming of variant B.1.617.2 – first detected in the country last October – as the “Indian variant”, though the WHO had never officially labelled it as such. 

“No country should be stigmatised for detecting and reporting variants,” the WHO’s Covid-19 technical lead, Maria Van Kerkhove, tweeted. She also called for “robust surveillance” of variants, and for the sharing of scientific data to help stop the spread. 

Letters will refer to both variants of concern, and variants of interest. A full list of names has been published on the WHO website

These Greek letters will not replace existing scientific names. If more than 24 variants are officially identified, the system runs out of Greek letters, and a new naming programme will be announced, Ms Van Kerkhove told STAT News in an interview.

“We’re not saying replace B.1.1.7, but really just to try to help some of the dialogue with the average person,” she told the US-based website. “So that in public discourse, we could discuss some of these variants in more easy-to-use language.”

On Monday, a scientist advising the UK government said the country was in the early stages of a third wave of coronavirus infections, in part driven by the Delta, or Indian variant. 

It is thought to spread more quickly than the Alpha (UK; Kent) variant, which was responsible for the surge in cases in the UK over the winter.

Vietnam, meanwhile, has detected what appears to be a combination of those two variants. On Saturday, the country’s health minister said it could spread quickly through the air and described it as “very dangerous”.Why do new variants of Covid-19 keep appearing? The BBC’s Laura Foster explains

Sources: BBC/Reuters/WHO/

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(AUSTRALIA) LATEST: Joins the United States and other countries have called for a more in-depth investigation into the #COVID19 pandemic’s origins, after an international mission to China earlier this year proved inconclusive #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – May.28: Addressing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) main annual meeting of member states, representatives from several countries stressed the continued need to solve the mystery of how #COVID19 first began spreading among humans.

#CoronavirusNewsDesk – WHO member nations, including Australia, call for fresh probe into origin of #COVID19 after the investgation provide inconclusive after a long-delayed report by the team of international experts sent to Wuhan and their Chinese counterparts drew no firm conclusions on the origins of the #pandemic.

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Determining the origin of the virus is seen as vital to preventing future pandemics.(AP: Ng Han Guan)

“We underscore the importance of a robust comprehensive and expert-led inquiry into the origins of COVID-19,” US representative Jeremy Konyndyk told the World Health Assembly (WHA).

The European Union, Australia and Japan were among others to call for more progress on the investigation, while the British representative urged that any probe be “timely, expert-driven and grounded in robust science”.

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The WHO team visits a major virus research laboratory in Wuhan.

Determining how the virus that causes COVID-19 began spreading is seen as vital to preventing future pandemics.

Instead, they ranked a number of hypotheses according to how likely they believed they were.

The report said the virus jumping from bats to humans via an intermediate animal was the most probable scenario, while it said a theory involving the virus leaking from a laboratory was “extremely unlikely”.

After the report was released, however, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted all theories remained on the table.

Purpose ‘not to assign blame’

The investigation and report have also faced criticism for lacking transparency and access, and for not evaluating the lab-leak theory more deeply.

China has always flatly rejected that theory, which was widely shared in the US during the tenure of former president Donald Trump.

While not suggesting that a lab leak was necessarily the source, a number of prominent international scientists have said a deeper, more scientific look at the theory was needed.

There have been complaints that the very terms of the investigation, negotiated with Beijing and approved at last year’s WHA, said the task was to identify the “zoonotic” — or animal — source of the virus.

There had been calls for the ongoing WHA to decide the next stages in the probe, and to redefine its focus.

US Secretary of Health Xavier Becerra backed the call for new terms of reference.

“Phase two of the COVID origins study must be launched with terms of reference that are transparent, science based, and give international experts the independence to fully assess the source of the virus and the early days of the outbreak,” he told the assembly.

But amid diplomatic sensitivities, their agenda contains no resolutions on the way forward.

“The purpose of the inquiry is not to assign blame, but to be grounded in science, to find the origin of the virus and the outbreaks, and to help us all prevent future global catastrophes from happening,” Mr Konyndyk said. 


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(GENEVA) WHO #Coronavirus Report: Grants emergency approval for the #COVID19 vaccine made by Chinese firm Sinopharm #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – May.08: It is the first vaccine developed by a non-Western country to get WHO backing: China has already vaccinated millions of people at home and in 45 other countries:

#CoronavirusNewsDesk Sinopharm: Chinese #COVID19 vaccine gets WHO emergency approval: In April, China’s top disease control official said the efficacy of the country’s Covid vaccines was low, although he later insisted his comments had been misinterpreted: Even Brazilian trials of another vaccine, Sinovac, for instance, showed an efficacy rate of around 50.4%, which is barely over the 50% threshold needed for approval by the WHO. Other trials in Turkey and Indonesia have indicated a higher efficacy rate though:

A woman receives a dose of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against COVID-19 during a mass vaccination campaign at the Boris Trajkovski Arena in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, 05 May 2021.
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Until now, the WHO had only approved the vaccines made by Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna.

But individual health regulators in various countries – especially poorer ones in Africa, Latin America and Asia – have already approved Chinese jabs for emergency use.

With little data released internationally early on, the effectiveness of the various Chinese vaccines has long been uncertain.

The WHO said the addition of the Sinopharm vaccine had “the potential to rapidly accelerate COVID-19 vaccine access for countries seeking to protect health workers and populations at risk”.

It is recommending that the vaccine be administered in two doses to those aged 18 and over. 

A decision is expected within days on Sinovac’s vaccine, while Russia’s Sputnik vaccine is still under assessment. 

Why does WHO backing matter?

The green light from the global health body is a guideline for national regulators that a vaccine is safe and effective. 

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it would give countries “confidence to expedite their own regulatory approval”.

It also means that the vaccine can be used in the global Covax programme, which aims to provide about two billion vaccines to developing countries.

The decision to list the Chinese vaccine for emergency use is expected to give a substantial boost to Covax, which is currently crippled by supply shortages, mostly caused by India halting the export of vaccines: It has only been able to deliver about 50 million doses so far.

The vaccine made by Sinovac, called CoronaVac, has only been fully authorised for use by China, but the government has already shipped millions of doses to a number of countries, which have permitted its emergency usage.

In Asia, the biggest recipients of the vaccine are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Pakistan, while in the Americas, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador have ordered millions of the jabs.What do we know about the Chinese vaccines?

In Europe, Turkey and Ukraine have signed large contracts for Sinovac.

The vaccine is also thought to be particularly important for African countries, where so far Zimbabwe, Somalia, Djibouti, Benin and Tunisia have received vaccines from China.

One of the Chinese vaccines’ main advantages is that they can be stored in a standard refrigerator at 2-8 degrees Celsius, like the AztraZeneca vaccine.

How do the Chinese shots work? 

The two Chinese vaccines differ significantly from some of the other Covid vaccines currently in use, especially those by Pfizer and Moderna.

Developed in a more traditional way, they are so-called inactivated vaccines, which means they use killed viral particles to expose the immune system to the virus without risking a serious disease response.

By comparison, the BioNtech/Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are mRNA vaccines. This means part of the coronavirus’ genetic code is injected into the body, training the immune system how to respond to it.

The UK’s AstraZeneca vaccine is yet another type of vaccine where a version of a common cold virus from chimpanzees is modified to contain genetic material shared by the coronavirus. Once injected, it teaches the immune system how to fight the real virus.

BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna have an efficacy rate of around 90% or higher, while the AstraZeneca jab is thought to be around 76%.

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