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  • Canada reports two cases of the Omicron variant of concern in Ontario November 29, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Public Health Agency of Canada reported today that testing and monitoring of COVID-19 cases has confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of concern in Ontario. Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos said, “As the monitoring and testing continues with provinces and territories, it is expected that other cases of this variant will be […]
  • Increasing seasonal influenza A (H3N2) activity: CDC health advisory November 28, 2021
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity that could mark the beginning of the 2021-2022 influenza season. Recent increases in influenza activity in many places in the United States could mark the beginning of the 2021-2022 influenza season in the United […]
  • It is possible that lockdown will go down as one of the greatest peacetime policy failures in modern history November 28, 2021
    Lockdowns are clearly the questionable mitigation method used during the pandemic and previous studies have concluded they didn’t reduce Covid-19 deaths and resulted in large economic costs for little benefit (HERE, HERE, and HERE for just a few). Now a new study from Canada concludes it is possible that lockdown will go down as one […]
  • Did Dr. Fauci say malaria was nearly non-existent in the US due to vaccines? November 28, 2021
    Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, Dr. Anthony Fauci cruised the Sunday shows today and spent some time with Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation. I didn’t get a chance to watch the interview, but read articles on the interview to see what […]

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