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Only 2 Percent of Americans Have Received New COVID Vaccine, Bill Gates Investing $40 Million for mRNA Vaccine Development in Africa, and more!
Only 2 Percent of Americans Have Received New COVID Vaccine: HHS
The CDC provided an update on the new vaccine was rolled out last month.
About 2 percent of all Americans have received the updated COVID-19 booster shot after it was authorized and recommended by federal health officials several weeks ago, according to updated data provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
More than 7 million Americans have taken the updated shot, which is authorized for people aged 6 months and older, said an HHS spokesman. That's approximately 2 percent of all Americans.
Louisiana AG Jeff Landry Hails Ruling in Government–Big Tech Censorship Case as Independence Day Triumph
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry on Tuesday hailed a major victory for the First Amendment after a federal court issued a preliminary injunction partially restraining the federal government from working with big tech companies to censor Americans' speech on social media platforms.
The decision, handed down on Independence Day, comes amid a lengthy legal battle challenging what Landry described as "one of the most massive undertakings of the federal government to limit American speech in the history of our country."
"The things that we uncovered in this case should be both shocking, appalling, and concerning for all Americans. And so we're glad to see that the judge saw it our way," Landry said during an interview with EpochTV's "American Thought Leaders: Now" program on July 4.
Bill Gates Investing $40 Million for mRNA Vaccine Development in Africa
The investment will fund new technologies that cut down mRNA vaccine costs by over 50 percent.
The Gates Foundation is spending $40 million on countries in Africa and other economically backward nations to produce new mRNA vaccines in efforts to prevent against diseases like tuberculosis and malaria.
On Monday, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced $40 million in funding to "advance access to mRNA research and vaccine manufacturing technology that will support low-and middle-income countries’ (LMICs) capacity to develop high-quality, lifesaving vaccines at scale," according to an Oct. 9 press release. The $40 million will be spent on boosting access to a low-cost mRNA research and manufacturing platform developed by Belgium-based Quantoom Biosciences.
While $20 million will go to Quantoom, two research institutes in Africa—located in Senegal and South Africa—will get $5 million each. The remaining $10 million will go to vaccine manufacturers from low- and middle-income countries.
COVID-19 vaccines immediate onset Autoimmune Disease adverse events in VAERS
This post focuses on 30+ autoimmune disease adverse events enriched following COVID-19 vaccinations. The VAERS data has the following limitations: (1) only a subset of actual adverse events are captured (estimated at 1 in 241 in the above article) and (2) reported adverse events include background frequency adverse events. If the adverse events are all background and the number of dose 2 shots is slightly less than the number of dose 1 shots for COVID-19 mRNAs, then the ratio of [dose 2/dose 1] should be less than 1.0 for autoimmune disease adverse events other than random fluxuations. So observing excess autoimmune disease adverse events following dose 2 shots greater than dose 1 shots is not likely to occur by chance very often.
Figure 3 (from article). COVID-19 vaccines dose 2 versus dose 1 autoimmune diseases adverse events ratios – autoimmune diseases label: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).
Pfizer Slashes Profit Estimates, Says Vaccine Sales 'Much Lower'
Pfizer said that demand for its COVID-19 products, including vaccines, is lower than expected.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer slashed its profit and revenue estimates for a full year as it said that demand for COVID-19 vaccines and other products has dropped.
The firm now expects 2023 sales of $58 billion to $61 billion, down from previous forecasts of $67 billion to $70 billion, according to its guidance report that was released on Friday, Oct. 13. The revenue outlook was slashed, it said, "solely due to its COVID products" such as its vaccine and antiviral drug.
It anticipates that sales of its COVID-19 vaccine will be about $2 billion lower than its previously expected forecast due to lower-than-expected rates of people taking the mRNA shot. The firm's latest COVID-19 booster was made available by U.S. federal regulators last month, but the rollout has been relatively slow—with only about 2 percent of Americans taking any of the vaccines, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) data.
Fauci says threats from 'extreme radical right' justify his taxpayer-funded chauffeur and security detail
The "retired" NIAID chief continues to benefit from public assistance, in an arrangement that costs taxpayers millions of dollars, but remains hidden from scrutiny.
Every time Anthony Fauci leaves home, he is driven by a publicly funded chauffeur and escorted by a fully staffed U.S. Marshals taxpayer-funded security detail. Despite claiming that he is retired from government work, the exorbitant costs of his lifestyle are paid for by the American taxpayer, through a secretive arrangement that has yet to be publicized. In a new interview, Fauci said the costs are necessary and justified because of threats he has received from the “extreme radical right.”
In a new interview with Newshub, Anthony Fauci elaborated on the supposed necessity of him receiving these perks, which includes, as The Dossier has reported, a taxpayer-funded, 24/7 chauffeur and a full time U.S. Marshals security detail.
A DECLARATION and REFLECTION on COVID-19 POLICIES by COLLEGE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
A Call to Action; please add your signature below
The Student Declaration 2023 printed below is a statement and reflection on Covid-19 policies and mandates written by student representatives from colleges and universities across the United States. The declaration was drafted over the course of six weeks from late August to October and was officially signed by its authors on October 4, 2023, a nod to the Great Barrington Declaration signed three years prior on October 4, 2020. The declaration urges for reflection on the harms and losses caused by Covid-19 mandates from 2020 to the present and seeks to empower students, faculty/staff, and the public to reclaim the fundamental principles of dialogue and humanity which are so essential to any place of true learning.
Should US Public Schools be Teaching SEL?
"NO! We do not co-parent with the government!"*
For those arriving late, SEL means Social Emotional Learning. Although it’s aggressively marketed as being beneficial, SEL is one of the most divisive programs to ever hit our K-12 schools.
This is the third of my SEL commentaries: 1) SEL introduction, 2) Should a Catholic School be Teaching SEL?, and 3) this discussion of the Public School counterpart as there are some significant differences from the Catholic school situation…
This insightful quote puts things in perspective: “In American public education: failure doesn’t come with consequences, and success is seldom replicated.”