Delta Airlines CEO Announces Company Will Ditch COVID Vaccine Mandate – The Citizen Media

https://thecitizenmedia.com/2021/10/16/delta-airlines-ceo-announces-company-will-ditch-covid-vaccine-mandate/
Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian said that the company will be dropping its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, making it the only U.S. airline that will not require employees to receive their shots. Bastin said during a Thursday appearance on Fox Business’ “The Claman …

How many people get ‘long COVID?’ More than half, study. – Scientific Inquirer

https://scientificinquirer.com/2021/10/16/how-many-people-get-long-covid-more-than-half-researchers-find/

The researchers conducted a systematic review of 57 reports that included data from 250,351 unvaccinated adults and children who were diagnosed with COVID-19 from December 2019 through March 2021. Among those studied, 79% were hospitalized, and most patients (79%) lived in high-income countries. Patients’ median age was 54, and the majority of individuals (56%) were male.

The researchers analyzed patients’ health post-COVID during three intervals at one month (short-term), two to five months (intermediate-term) and six or more months (long-term).

According to the findings, survivors experienced an array of residual health issues associated with COVID-19. Generally, these complications affected a patient’s general well-being, their mobility or organ systems. Overall, one in two survivors experienced long-term COVID manifestations. The rates remained largely constant from one month through six or more months after their initial illness.

The investigators nconst…:

  • General well-being: …
  • Mobility: …
  • Neurologic concerns:
  • Mental health disorders:
  • Lung abnormalities: Six in ten survivors had chest imaging abnormality and more than a quarter of patients had difficulty breathing.
  • Cardiovascular issues: Chest pain and palpitations were among the commonly reported conditions.
  • Skin conditions: Nearly one in five patients experienced hair loss or rashes.
  • Digestive issues: Stomach pain, lack of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting were among the commonly reported conditions.

“… adverse health effects from COVID-19 can linger,” said co-lead investigator Vernon Chinchilli, chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. “… this study examined a larger population, including people in high-, middle- and low-income countries, and examined many more symptoms. Therefore, we believe our findings are quite robust given the available data.”…

Israel moves to expand illegal settlement in occupied East Jerusalem located beyond the 1967 armistice line • The Cradle – muunyayo

https://muunyayo.com/2021/10/16/israel-moves-to-expand-illegal-settlement-in-occupied-east-jerusalem-located-beyond-the-1967-armistice-line-the-cradle/

By: Esteban Carrillo

Source: https://thecradle.co/Article/news/2600

An Israeli planning committee approved plans on 14 October to build thousands of homes in the illegal settlement of Givat Hamatos in occupied East Jerusalem.

If built, this would become the first Jewish settlement in 20 years to be built in occupied East Jerusalem, and the first ever beyond the 1967 armistice line.

The announcement came one day after Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with US Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, DC.

The Biden administration has previously spoken out against the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine. However, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet has said multiple times that his government has no plans to stop these expansions.

Experts believe that, once completed, the Givat Hamatos settlement will effectively split the West Bank in half, isolating Palestinians who live in occupied East Jerusalem and making a two-state solution virtually impossible.

EU officials condemned the Bennet administration’s plans for the construction of additional housing units in Givat Hamatos earlier this year, saying that the plan would “undermine the negotiations for a two-state solution.”

The Israeli settlement in Givat Hamatos is located beyond the 1967 Green Line, on lands which were seized from the Palestinian towns of Beit Safafa in the Jerusalem governorate, and Beit Jala in the Bethlehem governorate.

The construction plans approved on Wednesday would effectively cut off Beit Safafa from surrounding Palestinian villages and the rest of Jerusalem.

German state allows ALL businesses to ban unvaxxed customers, even for groceries & other essentials — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/537644-hesse-bans-unvaxxed-supermarkets/

16 Oct, 2021 02:15 / Updated 3 hours ago

The German state of Hesse has become the first to allow
businesses to deny the unvaccinated access even to basic necessities,
setting a troubling precedent as its neighbors wrestle with protests
against vaccination mandates.

Hessian supermarkets have
been granted permission to deny the unvaccinated the right to buy food
and other essentials, the state chancellery confirmed to German magazine
BILD on Friday. Under the new policy, stores can decide whether to
implement the ‘2G rule’, which means allowing entry only to the
vaccinated and recovered (‘geimpft’ and ‘genesen’ in German) or the more
lax ‘3G rule’, encompassing those who have tested negative for the
virus (getestet).



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Minister-President Volker Bouffier somewhat bafflingly told BILD
he hoped the new rule wouldn’t be widely implemented, explaining: “We
expect that this option will only be used on some days and that
businesses which cater to everyday needs will not make use of it.”

“The greatest protection is provided by vaccination. And still it is uncomplicated, unbureaucratic and free to get,” he boasted,
noting that masking and social distancing requirements would remain in
place for businesses that failed to adopt the more exclusionary 2G Rule.
In exchange for admitting only vaccinated or recovered people, 2G
businesses are allowed to forgo social distancing and mask mandates –
perhaps a tempting tradeoff after 18 months of burdensome face
coverings.

In addition to the new 2G option,
hospital staff who remain unvaccinated must be tested for Covid-19 twice
a week, and students are still required to mask up while seated in
class.

While at least eight other German states
have opened up the 2G option for certain businesses like bars,
restaurants, gyms, cinemas and brothels, Hesse is the first to allow the
rule at grocery stores and other retail shops.

Though
other European nations like Italy and France have implemented strict
vaccine requirements forbidding the unvaxxed from working (Italy) or
eating at cafes (France), most leaders have stopped short of directly
mandating jabs for their citizens. However, concerns about vaccine
passports have sent hundreds of thousands of people into the streets to
protest, even while countries like the US begin to reopen for travel –
to the vaccinated only, of course.


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Why animals don’t get lost (and no, it’s not because they’re willing to ask for directions) — Reformed Perspective | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2021/10/16/why-animals-dont-get-lost-and-no-its-not-because-theyre-willing-to-ask-for-directions-reformed-perspective/

…Scientists have been astonished to discover how far these and many other animals migrate. Another interesting study involved young fingerling salmon emerging from 16 river systems on the Pacific coast of North America. The tags on several thousand of these fish were scanned as they passed over special receivers placed on the ocean floor from Washington State up to Alaska. This study revealed that the young salmon follow precise migration paths which vary depending upon their river of origin.

The results of these tracking studies intensify the question, long pondered, as to how animals navigate long precise routes through the oceans or skies. As our tools for study become ever more sophisticated, our insights might be expected to increase too. This may be, but the more famous cases still abound in unanswered questions.

Sea turtles

Most of the seven species

Shipping disruption: Why are so many queuing to get to the US? – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/58926842

… Marine Traffic, a ship-tracking website, counted more than 50 container ships outside Long Beach and Los Angeles on 13 October.

The backlog reached a record in September.

… Janet Porter,
Chair of the Lloyd’s List Editorial Board: “The whole shipping cycle has slowed down. So you have ships waiting days, even a couple of weeks to unload their cargo.”

JMSE | Free Full-Text | Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) from Submarine Power Cables Can Trigger Strength-Dependent Behavioural and Physiological Responses in Edible Crab, Cancer pagurus (L.)

Comment by tonytran2015: What are the effects of these very low frequency EMF on mammals? Then what are the effect of EMF at extremely high frequencies (2 GHz and up) on human?

https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/7/776

The current study investigated the effects of different strength
Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure (250 µT, 500 µT, 1000 µT) on the
commercially important decapod, edible crab (Cancer pagurus, Linnaeus, 1758). Stress related parameters were measured (l-Lactate, d-Glucose,
Total Haemocyte Count (THC)) in addition to behavioural and response
parameters (shelter preference and time spent resting/roaming) over 24 h
periods. EMF strengths of 250 µT were found to have limited
physiological and behavioural impacts. Exposure to 500 µT and 1000 µT
were found to disrupt the l-Lactate and d-Glucose
circadian rhythm and alter THC. Crabs showed a clear attraction to EMF
exposed (500 µT and 1000 µT) shelters with a significant reduction in
time spent roaming. Consequently, EMF emitted from MREDs will likely
affect crabs in a strength-dependent manner thus highlighting the need
for reliable in-situ measurements. This information is essential for
policy making, environmental assessments, and in understanding the
impacts of increased anthropogenic EMF on marine organisms.

Crabs are just another victim of Wind turbines thanks to EMF pollution from undersea cables | “OUR WORLD”

https://nackpets.wordpress.com/2021/10/15/crabs-are-just-another-victim-of-wind-turbines-thanks-to-emf-pollution-from-undersea-cables/

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Edible crab like the one used in the study. Jean-Pol Grandmont Wiki

It?s a Nightmare on Crab Street.

Crabs are being drawn to high Electromagnetic (EMF) fields around undersea cables and getting trapped there, ?mesmerized?.

They are not just immobilized, in lab tests it screws up their blood chemistry too.

And if the field strength affects crabs so obviously, what other marine life is also being impacted? The magnetic fields may be playing havoc with migrating fish and turtles. Who would know?

Where is the Green outcry, or The save-the-crabs campaign? Do Greens even care or are some kinds of pollution OK ?for the greater good??

These are not some esoteric rare crustacean, by the way, but common dinner crabs. So that food chains and fisheries at risk too.

Underwater power cables are ?mesmerizing? crabs around Scotland

In a new study, researchers found brown crabs ?freeze? when they come…

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When breezy, wear masks outdoors to prevent coronavirus exposure – Scientific Inquirer

https://scientificinquirer.com/2021/10/15/when-breezy-wear-masks-outdoors-to-prevent-coronavirus-exposure/

WASHINGTON, October 12, 2021 — As the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend even the vaccinated wear masks indoors to prevent exposure and transmission.

However, it is less clear what people should do when outside.

In Physics of Fluids, by AIP Publishing, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay found when a person coughs outdoors, wind flowing in the same direction can propagate the virus faster over longer distances than in calm conditions.

“The study is significant in that it points to the increased infection risk that coughing in the same direction as the wind could bring about,” co-author Amit Agrawal said. “Based on the results, we recommend wearing masks outdoors, particularly in breezy conditions.”

Other guidelines,…

Russia is NOT manipulating gas market to drive up costs, European Commission says in response to claims Moscow plotted price rise — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

https://www.rt.com/russia/537538-russia-not-manipulating-gas-market/

There is no evidence that Russian state energy giant Gazprom is
attempting to squeeze Western Europe’s fuel supplies, the European
Commission has said, amid a sharp rise in prices and fears of shortages
in the lead-up to winter.
Speaking to Bulgarian broadcaster bTV on Friday, Frans Timmermans, the Commission’s deputy head, said, “Russia is fulfilling its gas supply contracts.” He added that “we have no reason to believe it is putting pressure on the market or manipulating it.”

However, Timmermans went on to say that “the demand for gas at the global level is huge, including there.”
Some parts of Western Europe have seen prices skyrocket by as much as
250% in recent weeks, with reserves running low and rising bills hitting
businesses and consumers.



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Last month, US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the EU would have to “stand up when there are players who may be manipulating supply in order to benefit themselves,” suggesting the crisis could be down to “manipulation.” A number of analysts have since blamed Russia for not ramping up output in response to growing demand.

The
Kremlin, however, has insisted Gazprom is meeting all of its existing
orders, and is taking steps to ensure it can increase the volumes of gas
reaching Western Europe if new contracts are agreed.

Speaking
earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed the rise in
prices on falling electricity output from wind farms, which make up a
growing share of the EU’s energy generation. He blasted claims Russia is
‘weaponizing’ energy supplies as “complete nonsense” and claimed that “proper analysis of the situation is often replaced by empty political slogans.”



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“If they ask us to increase further, we are ready to increase further. We will increase by as much as our partners ask us,” Putin added. “There is no refusal, none.”

Putin’s
spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has previously said Russia stands ready to
pump more gas across the continent, but boosting output takes time. “Underground storage facilities can’t just be pumped out in a few days by simply opening a valve,” he said. “There are technological limits.”