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… As you watch this video from Biden’s campaign today it is important to remember state government officials have already moved to define “essential businesses” and “essential workers” during the forced shut-downs. That is going to become a bigger issue downstream; however, for now just watch closely what Joe Biden is saying here:
The Dept of Transportation would be the agency enforcing a national interstate transit mask requirement…
… Protesters in the Shrine forecourt held placards with slogans such as “media is the virus”, “COVID-19 is a scam” and “wake up Aussies”.
Some were wearing t-shirts that said “let Victoria work”.
Many people pulled their face masks under their chin or were not wearing them at all.
Officers surrounded the protesters on foot, with more forming an outer wall, and many were on horseback…
Journalist Peta Credlin is putting Andrews ”on the ropes” over the Private Security Contract awarded to manage Lockdown Hotel Security.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has dodged questions from Sky News host Peta Credlin about why Victoria did not use ADF staff for the bungled hotel quarantine program.
Ms Credlin said Victoria, NSW and Queensland were offered ADF support by the Morrison government in March.
“It’s a statement of fact that the chief of the defence force allocated Victoria 100 personnel on Friday the 27th of March,” she said.
However, Mr Andrews dodged her questions saying that fact, which is included in evidence to the hotel quarantine inquiry, was “absolutely incorrect”.
“I left the National Cabinet with no expectation whatsoever there would be ADF support.” “To assert otherwise is simply inaccurate.”
However, Ms Credlin pushed back saying Mr Andrews had acknowledged in a press release that ADF would be engaged in supporting hotel quarantine arrangements.
… AstraZeneca shares turned negative Wednesday after a Brazilian health authority said a volunteer in its coronavirus vaccine study died.
The Federal University of Sao Paulo, which is helping coordinate late-stage trials in Brazil, separately said that the volunteer was Brazilian, according to Reuters…
… Hong Kong reported the first documented re-infection back in August, and the United States recorded its first case of someone catching coronavirus twice last week.
“It is only a handful of cases reported around the world, so it seems to be exceptionally rare, but it does happen,” Professor Sutton said…
No, it wasn’t a case of Trump’s “mismanagement” of the crisis. Here are the forgotten facts…
There were some good reasons we were scared, indeed, petrified, of the Chinese Virus. But we panicked mostly because we were set up to do so.
The World Health Organisation says a clinical trial of the drug Remdesivir has found it makes no substantial difference to the health of a COVID-19 patient. The WHO’s conclusion has been reported by the Financial Times, …
Remdesivir was one of the drugs used to treat the US President Donald Trump.
Comment by tonytran2015: The Premier of Victoria denied that the disastrous decision to employ private security at the quarantine hotels came from any one in his cabinet and so it just appeared out of nowhere. He decided that the former Minister of Health was responsible although she had no opportunity to make any decision. She then said that the disastrous decision would not come if no one had decided to make it. There is something fishy here.
Hotel quarantine inquiry to hold an ‘extraordinary sitting’
Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry has just announced it’ll hold an “extraordinary sitting” on next Tuesday afternoon.
… it follows calls from the Opposition this weekto re-examine key evidence and recall witnesses in light of several new revelations.
One of them was contained in phone logs from Chris Eccles, who was in charge of Premier Daniel Andrews’s department. The logs showed the Mr Eccles phoned former police chief Graham Ashton during a crucial six-minute window on the day the hotel quarantine inquiry was set up. Earlier, Mr Ashton had been unable to remember who called him that day to tell him private security would be used in the quarantine hotels. … Mr Eccles said his phone call to Mr Ashton did not mean the decision to use private security came from him or the Premier’s department – but he resigned on Monday anyway,
Professor Sutton told the inquiry he did not know private security was being used to guard returned travellers at quarantine hotels until late May, after there was an outbreak at the Rydges on Swanston hotel. But according to evidence from Jenny Mikakos – the state’s former health minister, who recently quit – Professor Sutton was among officials who were sent an email that mentioned the use of private security, more than a month earlier.
The March 27 email said certain points relating to hotel quarantine had been “agreed” at a National Cabinet meeting, including: “enforcement by S&T [state and territory] governments keen for police not to babysit, but called in as needed (e.g. use private security)”Ms Mikakos said in her statement that the email was provided to the inquiry but never tendered, and no witnesses were ever questioned about it….
Companies collecting data for pubs and restaurantsto help them fulfil their contact-tracing dutiesare harvesting confidential customer information to sell.
Legal experts have warned of a “privacy crisis”caused by a rise in companies exploiting QR barcodesto take names, addresses, telephone numbers and email details, before passing them on to marketers, credit companies and insurance brokers…
Comment by tonytran2015: No air force would waste time and money on purposeless actions. This may be an experiment to test a revolutionary mode of Covid safe air travel. Roofless passenger planes may appear soon. Haha !
Incredible footage has emerged of a Russian pilot flying a state-of-the-art fighter jet without a roof canopy.