Moderna, Pfizer Hike Vaccine Prices By Up To 25%

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/08/02/moderna-pfizer-hike-vaccine-prices-by-up-to-25/
Moderna, Pfizer Hike Vaccine Prices By Up To 25% Pfizer and Moderna have both made clear that they see their COVID vaccination businesses as long-term profit drivers, not the public service that enabled them to receive billions of dollars in public money to effectively subsidize their development.

…The new price for a Pfizer shot was €19.50 ($23) vs. €15.50 ($18) previously, according to the contracts seen by the FT…

The Daily Dose: WHO not pleased with booster shot plans; Space transportation getting crowded. – Scientific Inquirer

https://scientificinquirer.com/2021/08/02/the-daily-dose-who-not-pleased-with-booster-shot-plans-space-transportation-getting-crowded/

Each booster, they say, represents a vaccine dose that could instead go to low- and middle-income countries, where most citizens have no protection at all, and where dangerous coronavirus variants could emerge as cases surge.” The organization maintains that the shots would be more useful if given to low- and lower-middle-income countries...

Under the Cover of Covid 15,000 Wealthy Foreigners given Australian Visas! | COMMUNITY ACTION ALLIANCE FOR NSW (CAAN): HOUSING INEQUALITY WITH AUSSIES LOCKED OUT!

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.com/2021/08/02/under-the-cover-of-covid-15000-wealthy-foreigners-given-australian-visas/

DURING the Pandemic 15,000 wealthy foreigners have been given Australian Visas!

WE did tell you so!

Martin North, principal of property research firm Digital Finance Analytics, also notes ‘there’s been a swing away from foreigners looking to invest to people wanting to move here.’ And that they are more interested in buying land and larger properties!

Overseas Buyers are tipped to Return!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-02/chinese-overseas-buyers-australia-property-housing-investors/100259470

Little-known property investor quietly secures $32m housing parcel in Vaucluse

https://www.domain.com.au/news/ying-yu-sister-in-law-of-wilson-shoe-king-xue-buys-8m-house-as-part-of-32m-vaucluse-consolidation-1073532/

MEANWHILE tens of thousands of Australians remain stranded overseas!

This latest report:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-28/australians-want-to-flee-coronavirus-hit-indonesia/100323264

IS this not the ultimate betrayal by the Morrison Government through its business innovation and investment visa programme?

Under these visas:

Business Innovation Stream applicants can buy or start a business, and have $1.25M in either business or personal assets

Investor stream, applicants have to be recommended by a state or territory agency and invest $2.5M on authorised investments

Significant investor stream, applicants must invest $5M, with a minumum $1M in venture capital or private equity

In September 2016 in its final report the Productivity Commission called for these visas to be scrapped because they are channels for money laundering!

WHY hasn’t there been a response from the Morrison Government to a public inquiry into “Migrant intake into Australia”?

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/migrant-intake#report

With the ‘Significant Investor and Premium Investor Visas’

no English language requirements

no upper age limits

-a risk they might be an avenue for ‘dirty money’

Most business and investment immigrants are often older, buy retail and hospitality businesses, so how can this add to Australia’s innovative and entrepreneurial capacity?

View this AFR report about migration agents enabling Chinese investors to gain Significant Investment Visas!

https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/vc-funds-concoct-fraudulent-visas-for-wealthy-chinese-investors-20200729-p55gii

HOW can this be of any benefit to the Australian people and our Nation with more competition to buy our businesses from overseas with ‘black money’?

AND even more competition for a limited supply of housing, and inadequate infrastructure as these VISAS allow ‘Permanent Residency,’ and the benefits of parking ‘their family’ in Australia as they can continue to run their business in another country?

These families have access to our MEDICARE, and FREE EDUCATION as their business is predominantly overseas!

WT ****!

READ MORE!

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/15-000-rich-foreigners-given-visas-to-australia-during-the-pandemic-20210721-p58bky.html

(USA) Eviction Moritorium Report: Ends today Saturday with more than 6-million American households behind on rent and rental aid not yet spent #AceNewsDesk report | Ace News Services

Comment by tonytran2015: The most logical and easiest solution to the dilemma is for the governments to directly pay the landlords. Why hadn’t governments done that? Why should landlords alone bear the burden?

https://acenewsservices.com/2021/08/01/usa-eviction-moritorium-report-ends-today-saturday-with-more-than-6-million-american-households-behind-on-rent-and-rental-aid-not-yet-spent-acenewsdesk-report/

#AceDailyNews says as ‘The Eviction Moratorium’ Is Expiring. Yet the Vast Majority of Rental Aid Still Hasn’t Been Spent as more than 6-million American households are behind on rent payments.

Mother Jones: Published: July:2021:

The Biden administration will allow the nationwide eviction moratorium to expire on Saturday following a June Supreme Court decision that limited its ability to keep the ban in place. The moratorium is ending despite the fact that the vast majority of federal rental aid still hasn’t been spent.

Herpes zoster following BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases: a case series | The zombie apocalypse survival homestead

https://mobiuswolf.wordpress.com/2021/08/01/herpes-zoster-following-bnt162b2-mrna-covid-19-vaccination-in-patients-with-autoimmune-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-a-case-series/

https://academic.oup.com/rheumatology/advance-article/doi/10.1093/rheumatology/keab345/6225015?searchresult=1

Anti-eviction lawmaker camps overnight on US Capitol steps – BBC News

Comment by tonytran2015: The most logical and easiest solution to the dilemma is for the governments to directly pay the landlords. Why hadn’t governments done that? Why should landlords alone bear the burden?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58043908

The freeze was imposed 11 months ago in part to halt the spread of infections through crowding in shelters…

POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED ORGANIZATION??? CDC Says You Can’t Attribute COVID Rise to Open ‘Southern Border’ Despite Massive Flood of Illegals With COVID-19 … Blames Americans in the South for ‘Really Quite High’ Covid Percentages Instead – Trump:The American Years

https://americafirst.blog/2021/07/31/politically-motivated-organization-cdc-says-you-cant-attribute-covid-rise-to-open-southern-border-despite-massive-flood-of-illegals-with-covid-19-blames-american/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” that the Delta variant surge can not be attributed to the high rate of coronavirus cases at the U.S.-Mexico border because the infection rate is “really quite high” in“thesouthern part of this country.”

Baier said, “One woman wrote in, Myin-laws live in Austria, theycannot come here to see theirsix-month-old baby because of theEU travel band even as migrantscome across the southern borderfrom other countries with moreCOVID and worse vaccineperformance and they are allowedin. Is that a problem, Dr. Walensky?”

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Mexico won’t be ‘hostage’ to Big Pharma, president says, as internet predicts trouble after country rejects Covid jabs for kids — RT World News

Comment by tonytran2015: What is the aim of giving Covid jabs to kids? To reduce the transmission rate? NO. To protect them? No, there is less obvious benefits than possible harm.

https://www.rt.com/news/530770-mexico-hostage-vaccines-pharmaceutical-companies/

Social media users have theorized that President Andres Manuel
López Obrador could face severe repercussions after he refused to
purchase Covid vaccines for children, vowing that Mexico wouldn’t bow to
pressure from drugs firms.
In remarks made earlier
this week, the Mexican leader said his government was still waiting for
the scientific community to demonstrate the benefits of vaccinating
minors. Until conclusive evidence was provided, Mexico would refuse to
purchase jabs for children, Obrador announced, adding that
pharmaceutical firms seemed to be focused more on making profits than on
ensuring medical necessity as they rake in record sales from Covid-19
vaccines.

Mexico will not be held hostage
by pharmaceutical companies that only want to do business and scare
children with the idea that it is necessary to vaccinate against
Covid-19.

He was similarly critical of
plans by drugs companies to introduce third- or even fourth-dose booster
shots, opining that the jabs could be “superfluous.”

Speaking on the same topic, Undersecretary for Health Hugo López-Gatell claimed there was “no scientific evidence” showing the jab was “essential” for minors, given the high rate of inoculation among the adult population, Excélsior, Mexico City’s second-oldest daily, reported.

Mexico
has approved a range of Covid vaccines for emergency use, including
shots developed by Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and
Sinovac, as well as Russia’s Sputnik V.



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The country’s Health Ministry recently revealed that a minimum of 48% of Mexicans have received at least one vaccine dose.

Like
many other countries, Mexico rolled out its inoculation program in
phases, giving high-risk groups first priority. Currently, those under
18 are not included in the vaccine drive.

Largely ignored by
international media, Obrador’s provocative remarks went viral after an
English-subtitled video of his speech was shared across social media.

Several comments hailed the Mexican president’s “cajones”
for calling out Big Pharma greed. Pfizer, for example, has boasted
record profits and recently raised full-year sales estimates for its
vaccine to $45 billion.

Others
shared more conspiratorial reactions to Obrador’s comments. Numerous
observers theorized that the Mexican president was exposing himself to
potential harm or an “accident” by criticizing Big Pharma firms in such a blunt and direct manner.

While
Mexico doesn’t feel comfortable administering the shot to youngsters,
many other countries have begun to offer the vaccine to minors, both in
clinical trials and as part of inoculation drives. According to the Mayo
Clinic, around 14% of Americans under 18 have received at least one
Covid shot.

Mask-free Sweden nears zero daily Covid deaths as chief epidemiologist warns against ‘far-reaching conclusions’ about Delta strain — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/530759-sweden-delta-masks-zero-covid-deaths/

As the CDC urges Americans to mask up against the Delta variant, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist has argued that more data is needed about the strain’s infectiousness. His mask-free nation is hovering at zero Covid deaths per day.

Anders Tegnell said on Friday that there was “a lot we do not know” about Delta and cautioned against drawing “far-reaching conclusions” about the coronavirus strain. He noted that the variant had been circulating in Sweden “for quite some time” with little effect, particularly in high-risk settings such as nursing homes.

His comments were made in response to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggesting the Delta strain is more transmissible and could potentially cause more severe illness. The New York Times and other media outlets ran stories reporting that the CDC now believes the Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox – but this comparison didn’t seem to impress Tegnell.

“It is difficult to say how contagious Delta is, [as] when it comes to chickenpox, we have been able to follow the disease for several years. The infectivity [of Delta] seems to be very uneven – in some cases, one person infects a hundred people, then we have other occasions when an infected person does not infect anyone at all,” he told Sweden’s Aftonbladet.

In separate remarks, he pointed to the fact that one-third of the country’s municipalities reported zero new Covid cases over the past week. At the same time, there was an uptick in cases among young people in Stockholm and other large cities.

And while US health authorities are pressing Americans in “high transmission” areas to mask up, Sweden dropped its last remaining mask recommendation – related to public transport – on July 1. While Sweden’s public health agency has supported measures such as social distancing and remote working, it has no recommendations for the use of face coverings in public spaces.

Reviled by the media for refusing to impose harsh lockdowns, Sweden’s less draconian approach to the health crisis appears to be paying off: The Scandinavian nation has recorded a total of eight Covid-linked deaths so far this month, an average of 0.25 deaths per day. While it’s possible this number will increase due to reporting lags, deaths have undoubtedly plummeted over the past several months. On June 4, Sweden reported 13 deaths – more than the entire month of July.

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Daily hospitalizations have also hovered near zero in July: On most days this month, the country saw between 0-2 Covid-cases requiring hospital treatment. At the same time, daily cases have fallen sharply since April.

Despite the promising developments, Tegnell warned against getting too comfortable. He stressed on Friday that Sweden was still in a pandemic and urged his countrymen, especially those in younger age groups, to get vaccinated.

NSW records 210 new COVID cases, and one new death as outbreak total passes 3,000 – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-31/nsw-covid-19-update-210-new-cases-recorded/100339662

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard says people
critically ill with COVID-19 are being hidden from authorities, as the
state recorded another death and 210 new infections.