Month: August 2021

Media, Big Pharma attack Doctors

America’s Frontline Doctors released the following statement in response to inaccurate and slanderous reporting by both Time Magazine and NBC News.

When Covid-19 hit in March 2020, the formal recommendation from the United States government was to lock down and only come to the hospital if you could not breathe.

Never before in the history of our nation has this been medical advice. Over the past 18 months, the government has contended that there is nothing that can be done other than masking to protect individuals from Covid-19. The human cost of that reckless and unscientific prescription has been massive. This has been attested to by thousands of doctors worldwide including several testifying before Congress.

A small number of courageous physicians in the U.S. and around the world put their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor on the line, and started treating Covid patients early to prevent hospitalization, mechanical ventilation, and death…  Globally, it is well known that early treatment works, but this truth continues to be frantically suppressed by the dishonest American media and the medical establishment…

..Globally, it is well known that early treatment works, but this truth continues to be frantically suppressed by the dishonest American media…

For entire article see:

AFLDS: Media, Big Pharma attacking doctors who promote effective COVID-19 drugs – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

 

Dr. Alexander 15-point COVID Plan

Dr. Paul Elias Alexander is a research methodologist, evidence-based medicine specialist, former COVID pandemic advisor to Health and Human Services in the Trump administration, and a former COVID pandemic evidence synthesis advisor to WHO-PAHO, DC.

Caution: This common sense plan has NO regard for Big Pharma profits nor political correctness; nor does it provide any cover for all the bad decisions and non-science based policies made by corrupt politicians, CDC, WHO, FDA and the NIH.  I guess that’s why it is so appealing 🙂

Dr. Paul Elias Alexander’s 15-point COVID-19 pandemic reopening plan – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

LifeSiteNews has produced an extensive COVID-19 vaccines resources page. View it here.

The American Bishops and USCCB

Christ’s faithful are at liberty to make known their needs, especially their spiritual needs, and their wishes to the Pastors of the Church. They have the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church.  They have the right also to make their views known to others of Christ’s faithful, but in doing so they must always respect the integrity of faith and morals, show due reverence to their Pastors, and take into account both the common good and dignity of individuals. —Code of Canon Law, 212

As mentioned in my Pope Francis post, I will always be Catholic.  However, as I seek the whole truth about the state of the Church, I realized I could not get the full picture from mainstream Catholic sources alone.  Mainstream Catholic media will tend to minimize any criticism of the Pope and the Bishops because, to be frank, their livelihood depends on not ruffling the feathers of their primary information sources.  So I incorporate additional “rogue” sources into my research.

Below is a summary of what I have come to believe about the American Bishops and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and why they are a bitter disappointment.

  1. They have failed to make any meaningful reforms to bring sexually abusing priests to justice
  2. They have failed to bar Catholic politicians who obstinately support abortion from Holy Communion.
    • A few are now speaking up, but they waited until AFTER the election, to their shame
    • For the past 45 years, the bishops’ reluctance to enforce canon 915 has allowed grave scandal and contributed to the Culture of Death. We still await most American bishops to do the right thing.
    • Canon 915: Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.
  3. They have failed to reprimand liberal Catholic priests like the Assoc. of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) and Fr. James Martin
  4. They have failed to call Pope Francis to account regarding the Pachamama idolatry in the Vatican, October 2019.
  5. They buckled under political pressure and closed churches in most dioceses during Lent & Holy Week 2020; in many cases withheld sacramental confession and even baptism and last rites for several weeks.
  6. Many of them push the faithful to get the abortion-tainted COVID-19 vaccines
  7. They have failed to reprimand other Bishops and the Pope when they contradict church teachings established for centuries.
  8. Many of them promote or at least tolerate liberal, unjust organizations like Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
  9. The Bishops’ Misapplication Of Catholic Charity On Our Southern Border (thefederalist.com)  (9/24/21)
    • More than any other religious group, it is America’s Catholic bishops who lend moral support and cover to the current border situation.  How? Through their promotion to open borders — a strict adherence that warps God’s call to love our neighbors, and misunderstands the criminal situation at the border.  Any step the United States might take to enforce its immigration laws, the bishops oppose it — loudly and swiftly.
    •  “The [USCCB] collected $50 million for migration and refugee services for the year 2020, most of which came from the federal government,” Lepanto Institute President Michael Hichbor told the news site Church Militant. “During that same period,” he added,” the U.S. bishops collected a meager $777,000 for pro-life activities.”
    • While we have an ordered call to charity, we don’t have a religious duty to have no nations, no laws, and no order.
    • God does not call us to violate just laws for charity, understanding we cannot extend good deeds to everyone on earth… no single teaching obscures the others to the detriment of the good; justice, charity, and mercy all must be weighed.  The Bishops have not paid proper heed to the harmful effects this charity without justice has had on the lives of the vulnerable.
    • The results of these mistakes are painful, are deadly, and are on our border every day and night. On this, there can be no confusion; it’s time for our church to recognize it.
  10. 39% of 2016 Diocesan funding comes from Federal Government which makes them beholden to the Deep State. Much of this is for “migrant and refugee services”.  As a result they support illegal immigration, while mostly turning a blind eye to abortion.
  11. They have failed to stop Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities from funding organizations which are blatantly anti-Catholic.
  12. They continue to promote the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) despite consistent evidence of deceptive funding schemes and grant fraud.

Pope Francis

I will always be Catholic, however, that does not mean I turn a blind eye toward what is happening in the Church.  Mainstream Catholic media will tend to minimize any criticism of the Pope and the Bishops because, to be frank, their livelihood depends on not ruffling the feathers of their primary information sources.  But by also reading more “rogue” sources you can get a more complete picture of the state of the Church.

So let me explain why I believe Pope Francis has lost all moral credibility, even though he is the rightful head of the Catholic Church.

  1. His refusal to respond to credible charges made by Abp. Vigano on his awareness of high-level Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops involvement and cover-up of the sexual abuse scandal.
  2. Long awaited McCarrick Report was a travesty. The 2-year wait simply gave temporary cover to the USCCB and bishops worldwide in hopes we would all forget.  Typical Pope Francis move.
  3. Allowed the Pachamama idolatry scandal at St. Peter’s in the Vatican – October 2019 – LifeSiteNews around the 8:54 minute mark.  See 2 Sam 24:12 & following.
    • Oct 4: attended and act of idolatrous worship of the pagan goddess Pachamama in the Vatican Gardens.  He participated by blessing a wooden image of the Pachamama.
    • Oct 7: the idol of Pachamama was placed in front of the main altar at St. Peter’s, whereupon Pope Francis joined in prayers and the procession of the idol to the synod hall
    • Oct 25: a new idol of Pachamama replaced the old one which was thrown into the Tiber river by irate Catholics
    • Oct 27: in the closing Mass for the synod, Pope Francis accepted a bowl used in the idolatrous worship and placed it on the altar
  4. Blocked the USCCB from taking positive action to request opening McCarrick files (2019) and more recently, taking action against abortion-promoting politicians
  5. Greets and embraces abortionists and criminals while refusing to meet with the Dubia Cardinals on Amoris Laetitia confusion
  6. Assigned Abp. Paglia to dismantle the Pontifical Academy for Life and the John Paul II Institute, removing all conservative pro-life professors.
  7. Supports same-sex civil unions in ‘apocalyptically scandalous’ interview – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)  (9/17/21)
  8. Praises pro-abortion President and backs communion for pro-abort politicians – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)  (9/21/21)
  9. Pope rips EWTN ‘work of the devil’ | News Headlines | Catholic Culture  (9/21/21) – He clearly does not believe a Pope should ever be criticized. But he has no problem ripping into those whose viewpoint differs from his.
    • Evidently linking such criticism to support for the Tridentine liturgy, the Pope went on to speak of “the decision to stop the automatism of the ancient rite.” He said that when young priests seek permission to celebrate the Latin Mass, it is “a phenomenon that indicates we are going backward.”
    • Earlier in the exchange, Pope Francis had spoken out against a tendency to “look back to the past: to seek security.” He said: “This is the evil of this moment—namely, to seek the path in rigidity and clericalism, which are two perversions.”
    • The Pope vs. EWTN: too hot to handle? | Catholic Culture  (9/22/21)
  10. Promotes Globalism and calls for One World Government. Zealous cheerleader of The Great Reset and World Economic Forum.
  11. Pushes Covid-19 vaccine mandates, contrary to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, despite the use of aborted fetal cells in their production and/or testing.
  12. Promoter of uncontrolled immigration
  13. Numerus financial scandals at the Vatican
  14. Demolished no small number of Catholic truths in the name of dialogue with heretics and idolaters
  15. Seemingly intends to ‘destroy’ the contemplative life: Franciscan friar – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)  (10/4/21)

COVID-19 Vaccine Research

General              Effectiveness         Safety

  1. The COVID-19 injection is not a vaccine. Here’s why – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com) by Paul Elias Alexander, PhD
  2. Big Pharma is by far the biggest lobby in Washington, and they have a long history of crimes, violations, and fines.
  3. Vaccine makers have no risk: you can’t sue them for vaccine injuries.
  4. Head of Moderna Explains How Vaccines Alter DNA | Armstrong Economics
  5. Covid-19 “Vaccines” are not fully approved by the FDA.  They were originally approved only under an Emergency Use Authorization. UPDATE: Pfizer’s vaccine approved 8/23/21.  This calls into question the others which were approved for emergency use only because such emergency authorization assumes no other effective, approved treatment is available.
    1. Even though the FDA just approved the Pfizer vaccine, such an approval was totally illegal according to Dr. Jane Ruby on the Stew Peters Show.  They did not follow normal procedures.
    2. Pfizer vaccine approved behind closed doors – (thetruthaboutcancer.com) The FDA “approved” Pfizer’s COVID-19 jab for 16 years and older – officially declaring it “safe and effective” – without even allowing public discussion or holding a formal advisory committee meeting to discuss data.
    3. FDA Approves Gates’ Vaccine After Accepting Funding from Him | Armstrong Economics
    4. US Drug Regulators Approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine (theepochtimes.com) 8/23/21.
    5. Despite thousands of deaths and adverse reactions FDA rushes to grant full approval to Pfizer COVID jab – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
    6. Professor blasts COVID-19 jabs for young: ‘No such thing as mild myocarditis’ – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
  6. FDA Leaders, Other Scientists Say Most People Don’t Need Vaccine Boosters (theepochtimes.com)  (9/13/2021)
  7. Dr. Peter McCullough, preeminently qualified on COVID-19
  8. Karen Kingston – former Pfizer employee and independent consultant for pharmaceutical industry
  9. Steve Kirsch’s COVID-19 Vaccine Research
  10. Mark Mallett COVID-19 Documentaries
  11. Dr. David Martin on the Bioweapon aspect of COVID-19 and the mRNA vaccines
  12. Rand Paul & Why | Armstrong Economics  – Rand Paul chastises HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra for not following the science on natural immunity.
  13. Antibodies Persist for More Than a Year After COVID-19 Infection, Study Finds (theepochtimes.com)
  14. Pfizer Quality Inspector / whistleblower Melissa Strickler says vaccine ‘glows,’ contains toxic luciferase, graphene oxide compounds (lifesitenews.com)  (10/14/21)
    • Pfizer vaccine vials glow fluorescent blue and contain an enzyme called Luciferase
    • Pfizer emails from high-level employees directing lower- level workers to not discuss the role of aborted fetal cells in the development of its Covid shots with the public.
    • “They’re just simply being deceitful… they could correct the fact-checkers on social media and they remain silent because they know if they do say, ‘yeah, we did use fetal cell lines in the development of this,’ they know that they’re not able to deny the religious exemptions. I think that’s what it’s about.
    • She added that the mRNA technology of the vaccines could be used with CRISPR technology for gene editing and that fact is also being obscured to the public in messages from Pfizer, the mainstream media and government.
    • “…many employees have “vaccine regret” after getting the shots and “a lot of people refused to get it. In fact, over half of the employees are willing to walk out over this and Pfizer knows that.”
  15. Pfizer Scientists: ‘Your [COVID] Antibodies Are Better Than The [Pfizer] Vaccination.’ #ExposePfizer – YouTube
  16. 29 studies + 14 articles that show natural immunity provides effective protection from COVID-19 (lifesitenews.com)  (10/15/21)

General              Effectiveness         Safety

Effectiveness

  1. COVID deaths significantly higher among vaccinated individuals in Scotland – lifesitenews.com  (10/6/21)
    • From August 21 to September 17, 233 double-vaccinated individuals, 10 with one dose of the vaccine, and 59 unvaccinated people died after testing positive for COVID.
  2. ‘No discernible relationship’ between high vaccination rates and fewer infections: Harvard scientist – (lifesitenews.com)  (10/6/21)
    • “Notably, Israel with over 60% of their population fully vaccinated had the highest COVID-19 cases per 1 million people in the last 7 days… The effectiveness of 2 doses of the [Pfizer] vaccine against preventing COVID-19 infection was reported to be 39%, substantially lower than the trial efficacy of 96%,” Subramanian wrote, based on a report released by the country’s Ministry of Health.
  3. 76% of recent COVID deaths in Vermont were ‘fully vaccinated’ – lifesitenews.com  (10/7/21)
  4. New study on 41,000 people reveals that taking vaccines INCREASES a person’s risk of hospitalization – NaturalNews.com  (10/4/21)
  5. ‘If you get the Pfizer vax, you’re more likely to get COVID’: Industry analyst Karen Kingston flags FDA study – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)  (9/30/21)
    • ‘So, when they weren’t injected, their infection rate was 1.3% and when they got injected, it was 4.34%. It went up by over 300%,’ Pfizer ex-employee Karen Kingston stated. ‘They had less infection when they had no protection. So, that’s a problem.’
  6. Vaccine Antibodies Decline 7 Months After Second Shot: US Study (theepochtimes.com)  (10/3/21)
  7. COVID-19 cases spike at Cornell University despite 95% vaccination rate – NaturalNews.com  (9/16/21)
  8. Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy Weakens Over Time (theepochtimes.com)  (9/15/2021)
  9. CDC Director: ‘Concerning Evidence’ Shows COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness ‘Waning’ Against Delta Variant (theepochtimes.com)  (8/18/2021)
  10. Fauci Claims Spread of Virus by Unvaxxed Will Lead to More Dangerous Variants, but Experts Say Opposite Is True – Centre for Research on Globalization  (8/13/2021)
  11. Over 10,000 COVID-19 Infections Recorded in Americans Who Received a Vaccine: CDC (theepochtimes.com May 26, 2021)
  12. Pfizer Board Member: ‘Natural Immunity’ Against COVID-19 Needs to Be Included in Policy Discussions (theepochtimes.com)  (8/30/21)
    • When the researchers compared cases of prior infection that occurred between March 2020 and February 2021 with vaccinations that occurred between January and February 2021, they found that the vaccinated cohort was 5.96 times more likely to contract the Delta variant and 7.13 times more at risk for symptomatic disease compared to those previously infected.
  13. The CDC’s latest breakthrough numbers, as of Aug. 2, 2021, show 7,525 fully vaccinated people with COVID breakthrough cases. Of those, 7,525 people, 7,101 were hospitalized and 1,507 people died.
  14. See Dr. Peter McCullough page for a lot of information on COVID-19, vaccine effectiveness, vaccine safety.
  15. Sweden Bans Travelers From Israel, One of the Most Vaccinated Nations (theepochtimes.com)
  16. Who’s Really Being Hospitalized? (theepochtimes.com)
    • The mainstream media is reporting that severe COVID cases are mainly among unvaccinated people. An Associated Press headline from June 29 reads: “Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated.” Another, from the same date: “Vast majority of ICU patients with COVID-19 are unvaccinated, ABC News survey finds.”
    • Is that what’s really going on? It’s certainly not the case in Israel, the first country to fully vaccinate a majority of its citizens against the virus. Now it has one of the highest daily infection rates and the majority of people catching the virus (77 percent to 83 percent, depending on age) are already vaccinated, according to data collected by the Israeli government.
    • …The nurse told me that she had gotten both vaccines but she was feeling worried: “Two thirds of my patients are fully vaccinated,” she said.
    • In countries with the highest numbers of vaccinated individuals, we are also seeing high numbers of infections. Iceland has one of the most vaccinated populations in the world (over 82 percent) and is reporting that 77 percent of new COVID cases are in fully vaccinated Icelanders
    • According to news reports, over 85 percent of the Israeli adult population has been vaccinated. But a July report from Israel’s Ministry of Health found that Pfizer’s vaccine is only 39 percent effective. Though Israeli health officials are telling the public that the cases are more mild in vaccinated individuals, this upsurge in COVID cases and deaths is leading Israel’s prime minister to issue new restrictions.
  17. Fully Vaccinated Are COVID ‘Super-Spreaders,’ Says Dr. Robert Malone, Inventor of mRNA Technology (childrenshealthdefense.org)  (10/12/21)
    • To clear up misinformation from the medical establishment, Malone said fully vaccinated individuals can spread COVID. “The idea that if you have a workplace where everybody’s vaccinated, you’re not going to have virus spread is totally false. A total lie,” Malone said.
    • The Noble Lie: “If the government isn’t going to disclose to you what the [vaccine] risks are, and they’re not going to disclose to you what’s really going on because they think that you can’t handle the news … this is called the noble lie.”
  18. Fully Vaccinated With Pfizer? You’re 6 to 13 Times More Likely to Get Delta Than Someone With Natural Immunity, Study Says • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)
  19. Suddenly the “science” claims that VACCINATED people need to be protected from unvaccinated… how is this possible if vaccines work? – NaturalNews.com
  20. UK hospital data shocks the world: 80% of COVID deaths are among the vaccinated… COVID deaths up 3,000% after vaccine wave – NaturalNews.com   (9/28/21)
  21. 81 Research Studies Confirm Natural Immunity to COVID ‘Equal’ or ‘Superior’ to Vaccine Immunity (childrenshealthdefense.org)  (10/19/21)

General              Effectiveness         Safety

Safety

  1. WHO database reports over 2 million potential COVID jab injuries in 2021, vast majority in women – lifesitenews.com  (10/7/21)
  2. Brief video illustrates dramatic spikes in COVID-19 deaths after jabs in 40 nations – lifesitenews.com  (10/6/21)
  3. AI-powered DoD data analysis shatters the official vaccine narrative, shows Antibody Dependent Enhancement accelerating in the fully vaccinated with each passing week, worsening health outcomes among the fully vaccinated – NaturalNews.com  (10/1/21)
    • The vast majority of COVID hospitalizations are occurring among fully-vaccinated individuals and that outcomes among the fully vaccinated are growing worse with each passing week. This appears to fit the pattern of the so-called Antibody Dependent Enhancement as predicted by some experts for the mRNA vaccines.
  4. Safety Signals for COVID Vaccines Are Loud and Clear. Why Is Nobody Listening? (childrenshealthdefense.org)  (9/29/21)
    • See Renz Law (renz-law.com)  for 28-minute video; also see it at Natural News
    • As of early September, 2021, there have been 14,506 deaths reported to VAERS for COVID-19 vaccines, compared to 8,673 for the preceding 30 years for all other vaccines.
    •    
    • A 2010 federal study commissioned by HHS and performed by Harvard consultants on behalf of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events” are ever reported to VAERS.  So even if we are conservative and assume 10% are reported, that would translate into 145,000 deaths from the COVID vaccines, and if we assume only 1% are reported, 1.45 million deaths.
    • WHISTLEBLOWER REPORT: THE VAERS SCANDAL – NewsWars
      • Deborah Conrad, a physician’s assistant, states that these injuries are rarely reported to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) as required by law.  The discussion lays bare the culture within the Hospital which is not willing to put policies in place to comply with the law, because they do not wish to encourage vaccine hesitancy.
      • Conrad saw a dramatic rise in several different health problems as the COVID jabs were rolled out, such as a sudden rise in cancers among vaccinated patients whose cancer had gone into remission before the jab
      • Other conditions that have dramatically risen among vaccinated patients include heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, pneumonia, sepsis, gastrointestinal complaints and bleeds, appendicitis and pancreatitis
  5. Nearly 50k Medicare patients died soon after getting COVID shot: whistleblower – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)  (9/28/21)
    • Brighteon ATTORNEY THOMAS RENZ “We Got Them. Fact Check This!” 28-minute video WHISTLEBLOWER INFO
    • Attorney Thomas Renz: Nearly 50k Medicare patients died soon after getting COVID shot – NaturalNews.com
    • A whistleblower has provided government data documenting 48,465 deaths within 14 days of COVID-19 vaccination among Medicare patients alone, according to medical freedom rights attorney Thomas Renz.  These death numbers are from less than 20% of the U.S. population(!).
    • “Do you want to know why 14 days is important?” he asked. “Because if you die with 14 days, you’re not considered vaccinated,” raising the question of whether government authorities have been classifying these fatalities as something other than vaccination-related deaths.
    • In July, a whistleblower who works professionally as a computer programmer in health care data analytics, made a declaration under penalty of perjury that CMS data revealed “at least 45,000” vaccine-related deaths due to experimental COVID-19 vaccine injections. USA Today and others “fact-checked” the claim and called it misinformation.  A press release on Renz’s website responds, “Today’s revelations solidify that the ’Trusted News Initiative’ is actually the source of misinformation and propaganda, and that [the] Attorney Thomas Renz Whistleblower was correct all along.”
    • The CDC’s VAERS system reveals reports of 726,965 adverse events in the U.S. following vaccination, including 15,386 reports of deaths and 99,410 reports of serious injuries, between 12/14/2020 and 9/17/2021.  Yet a 2010 Harvard Pilgrim study which found that “fewer than 1% of vaccine injuries” are reported on VAERS.  In addition, even vaccine manufacturers have calculated at least a “fifty-fold underreporting of adverse events” on this system.
  6. FDA Reveals COVID-19 Vaccines Kill 2x More People Than They Save | The Truth About Vaccines  (9/21/21)
    • Mercola.com: COVID Jabs killing two people for every person saved
      • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has gone from a drug approval rate of 38% in 2005 to 61% in 2018. According to a 2017 Yale study, nearly 1 in 3 FDA approved drugs ends up having new safety issues detected in the years following approval
      • September 17, 2021, the FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID shot Comirnaty as a third-dose booster for people over the age of 65 and people at high risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 due to their profession
      • According to a retrospective study by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 1 in 1,000 mRNA injections (Pfizer and Moderna) have resulted in myopericarditis, i.e. inflammation of the heart or heart sack, within one month of the shot, although symptom onset typically occurred within days
      • Other data suggest 1 in 317 boys aged 16 to 17 will get myocarditis from the shots, and after a third booster, that number may reach as high as 1 in 25
      • Even if the COVID shots were to provide 100% protection, which they clearly don’t, VAERS data suggest they still kill two people for every life saved. Analyses using non-U.S. data show there are approximately 411 excess vaccine-related deaths per 1 million doses
  7. 30,000+ Women in UK Report Menstrual Problems After COVID Shots, But Menstrual Issues Not Listed as Side Effect  (childrenshealthdefense.org) (9/21/21)
  8. Can COVID Vaccines Cause Temporary Menstrual Changes? : NPR
    • Two researchers have collected more than 140,000 reports from people who say they’ve noticed a change in their periods after vaccination; Lee and Clancy are formally documenting those cases in an open-ended study.
  9. 8 of 10 women pregnant in 1st two trimesters lost baby by miscarriage after being vaccinated (Armstrong Economics 9/24/21)
  10. Health Care Workers Speak Out on Why They Would Rather Lose Their Jobs Than Take a COVID-19 Vaccine (theepochtimes.com)  (10/26/21)
  11. Nearly 15,000 Deaths, More Than 700,000 Injuries Reported to VAERS Since December 2020 Rollout of COVID Vaccines in U.S. • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)  (9/20/21)
  12. Reports of Injuries, Deaths After COVID Vaccines Hit New Highs, as Biden Rolls Out Plan to Force 100 Million More Americans to Get Vaccinated • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)  (9/10/21)
    • 675,593 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 14,506 deaths and 88,171 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and Sept. 3, 2021.
    • For 12-17-year-olds: 19,015 total adverse events, including 1,132 rated as serious and 19 reported deaths.
  13. Children’s Health Defense calls FDA’s COVID vaccine approval for Pfizer premature, arbitrary and capricious – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)  (8/23/21)
    • These are more deaths than all deaths reported during the entire 30 year history of the federal reporting system. In comparison, after approximately 50 deaths following swine flu vaccination in 1976, that vaccine campaign was immediately brought to a halt.
  14. Children’s Health Defense calls FDA’s COVID vaccine approval for Pfizer premature, arbitrary and capricious – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
    • On Friday, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, updated its data through August 13, 2021. Since mid-December, 2020, there have been 595,622 adverse events reported following COVID vaccination including 13,068 deaths. These are more deaths than all deaths reported during the entire 30 year history of the federal reporting system. In comparison, after approximately 50 deaths following swine flu vaccination in 1976, that vaccine campaign was immediately brought to a halt.
  15. From Mark Mallett article Top 10 Pandemic Lies on 8/13/21:
    • the official reporting site in the United States (VAERS) has reported over 13,068 deaths and 17,228 permanent disabilities post-injection (697,564 adverse reactions excluding deaths). In Europe (EudraVigilance), over 21,766 are dead with 2,074,410 reported injuries (for links to the official databases, see The Tolls).
    • A typical new drug at about five deaths, unexplained deaths, we get a black-box warning, your listeners would see it on TV, saying it may cause death. And then at about 50 deaths, it’s pulled off the market. Dr. Peter McCullough, interview with Alex Newman, transcript: assets-global.website
    • Facebook is notorious for their false banners declaring the “vaccines” as safe. On the contrary, the long term trials of these COVID shots were waived and the injections were authorized for “emergency use” by governments, even before clinical trials had been completed or peer-reviewed, and thus the long term side effects are unknown. It is precisely these concerns that renowned scientists all over the world have raised — and Facebook has frequently censored. Hear their warnings in the documentary Following the Science? and hear/see actual testimonies of injuries, etc. at the uncensored MeWe Group: “COVID Vaccine Adverse Reactions Testimonies“.
  16. Army physician warns about toxic ingredients in COVID shots – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)  (9/27/21)
    • Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Theresa Long: “Use of mRNA vaccines in our fighting force, presents a risk of undetermined magnitude, in a population in which less than 20 active-duty personnel out of 1.4 million, died of the underlying SARs- CoV-2.” Statistical truths are routinely ignored by government officials mismanaging the pandemic.
    • “vaccination with mRNA increases the risk of Myocarditis… “Research shows that most individuals with myocarditis do not have any symptoms… but Myocarditis carries a mortality rate of 20% at one year and 50% at 5 years.
    • Re: the Pfizer vaccine, “One of the primary ingredients of the Lipid Nanoparticle delivery system is “ALC 1035.”  This is a toxic material.  It “comprises between 30-50% of the total ingredients” and comes with this caution note: “Caution: Product has not been fully validated for medical applications.  For research use only.”  She also noted: “Other journals and scientific papers also denote that this particular ingredient has never been used in humans before… “My assessment is that ALC 1035 is a known toxin with little study, specifically restricted to ‘research only’ and effectively has no prior [medical] use history.”
    • Another ingredient in the vaccine is a known toxic chemical: “Polyethylene Glycol is the active ingredient in antifreeze.”  There have been countless cases where people have been fatally poisoned with this chemical.  This comment by the Colonel is especially impressive: “I cannot discern what form of alchemy Pfizer and the FDA have discovered that would make antifreeze into a healthful cure to the human body.”
  17. Are the COVID-19 Vaccines Safe and Effective? | Armstrong Economics Excellent 16-minute Video Summary (May 22, 2021)
    • Numerous significant side effects can be found in VAERS – Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, but rarely reported on by media and never by the government.  Long term effects unknown.
    • Covid-19 “Vaccine” is not a vaccine, but rather an experimental medical injection treatment.  They contain several industrial chemicals known to be toxic, as well as secret ingredients not disclosed.  UPDATE: CDC just modified the definition of a vaccine to “fit” the COVID-19 injections. (9/10/21)
    • Rushed through clinical trials; skipped safety testing.
    • Clinical trials did not show the injections prevented getting COVID-19, transmitting it to others, nor reduce hospitalization nor deaths.
    • The Government, medical establishment, and the media all suppress and censor information about effective early treatments
    • Case and death counts are overstated.  PCR test was never designed to tell you if you are infected.  94% of deaths attributed to COVID-19 had, on average, 2.6 comorbidities (other contributing diseases)
  18. Two Top Virologists’ Frightening Warnings About COVID Injections: Ignored by Government and Big Media – Centre for Research on Globalization  (8/21/21)
  19. Ontario doctor resigns over forced vaccines, says 80% of ER patients with mysterious issues had both shots – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)  (10/4/21)
    • Dr. Rochagné Kilian asked a hospital system CEO some tough questions about unethical behaviour and he deferred to the government.
  20. How Many Have Died From COVID Vaccines? (mercola.com)Tucker Carlson video may have been taken down.  Here are my notes:
    1. Each year, more than 165 million Americans get the flu shot. There were 85 reported deaths following influenza vaccination in 2017; 119 deaths in 2018; and 203 deaths in 2019.
    2. Between mid-December 2020 and April 23, 2021, at which point between 95 million and 100 million Americans had received their COVID-19 shots, there were 3,544 reported deaths following COVID vaccination, or about 30 per day.
    3. In just four months, the COVID-19 vaccines have killed more people than all available vaccines combined from mid-1997 until the end of 2013 — a period of 15.5 years.
    4. As of April 23, 2021, VAERS had also received 12,618 reports of serious adverse events. In total, 118,902 adverse event reports had been filed.
    5. In the European Union, the EudraVigilance system had as of April 17, 2021, received 330,218 injury reports after vaccination with one of the four available COVID vaccines, including 7,766 deaths.
  21. Pathologist asks: Where are investigations into organ damage caused by COVID vaccine? – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
  22. Several more articles indicating Covid-19 “Vaccines” are not safe.
      1. Study Finds Patterns in VAERS Data that Provide Evidence of Causality
      2. Latest VAERS data show vaccine injury trends continue
      3. Latest VAERS data show reports of blood clotting disorders after all three emergency use authorization vaccines
      4. Scientists warn Pfizer, Moderna vaccines may cause blood clots, too
      5. Thousands of reports of menstrual irregularities, reproductive dysfunction following COVID vaccines
      6. CDC Data Show 4,000+ Reported Deaths Following COVID Vaccines
      7. Connecticut govt. secretly tells health care workers COVID vaccines are DEADLY, but withholds the same information from the public
      8. CDC yet to determine whether coronavirus vaccines are safe for kids, pregnant women – NaturalNews.com
      9. Red Cross does not want plasma from the vaccinated
  23. See Dr. Peter McCullough page for a lot more information on COVID-19, vaccine effectiveness, vaccine safety.
  24. Pfizer vaccine approved behind closed doors – (thetruthaboutcancer.com) – The insert confirms that the safety of Comirnaty is based on only two studies. The first has a sample size of only 60 participants. And get this … the second study had over 44,000 participants, but participants in the placebo group were offered the jab in December 2020!  …This means that there was no true placebo group.  …Pfizer publicly admits that the study supporting the approval of the drug was RUINED. Conspicuously, there has been no mention of the 13,608 deaths reported after administration of the COVID-19 shot. There have been more adverse events reported since these shots were released than in the 30 years prior. THIRTY YEARS!
  25. Project Veritas 10/12/21 – 3-minute under cover video: Citizen Journalist Secretly Films 20 Year Pfizer Contractor on Covid Vax “Skeptical of the Science” – YouTube.  As a consultant he tells Pfizer and the others about the dangers of the vaccines, and the information is apparently ignored.
  26. Project Veritas 9/27/21 – Scientists In Drug Companies Say They Do Not Know Long-term Effects | Armstrong Economics
    • Brandon Schadt, Johnson & Johnson Regional Business Lead: “It’s a kid, you just don’t do that, you know? Not something that’s so unknown in terms of repercussions down the road, you know?”
    • Justin Durrant, Johnson & Johnson Scientist: “Don’t get the Johnson & Johnson [COVID vaccine], I didn’t tell you though.”

General              Effectiveness         Safety

Summary of COVID-19 research

Below is a summary of what I have come to believe after my research on COVID-19.  See separate posts on vaccines, masks and for various experts.

  1. The virus is real; it does kill people.  It is highly contagious, but statistically speaking, not that deadly, unless you are in a high-risk group.
    • I have seen a lot of articles and videos claiming that the COVID-19 mortality rate is < 1% in the U.S.  It it not always clear how that is calculated, but I understand it to be deaths attributed to COVID-19 / total cases.  Both deaths and cases may be overstated (see #4 and #5 below), so it is difficult to say.
    • It is clear that the risk varies greatly by age group, with the elderly very much more at risk, and the youth very much less at risk.
  2. Viruses historically evolve to be more contagious, less deadly. While mainstream sources will stoke the fires of fear about the new Delta Variant, alternate competent medical experts assert the Delta Variant to be less lethal than its predecessor.  Although Fauci Claims Spread of Virus by Unvaxxed Will Lead to More Dangerous Variants, Experts Say Opposite Is True – Centre for Research on Globalization
  3. SARS-COV-2 was created in a lab and may have been released intentionally. A strong reason for believing this: A patent for SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, was filed in the US in the early 2000’s along with detection (PCR test) and treatments. Ponder that.  Watch the David Martin Interviews for an in depth analysis from this bioweapons and chemical expert.
  4. The PCR test is unreliable and will be discontinued by the end of 2021.  The number of cases is therefore inflated. Think about all the policy decisions that were driven by a test that we now know is inaccurate in that it did not distinguish between live and dead viruses; nor between flu and SARS-COV-2.
  5. The rules for attributing a death (like my own father) to Covid-19 are skewed to inflate the number of deaths.
    1. My father was diagnosed with COVID-19 in early November 2020. He was not treated, but weathered it well, better than I who came down with it a day later.  He was on a steady decline before and after his bout with COVID.  He eventually died in January 2021.  This was not the profile of someone taken out by COVID-19.  Most typically they go into a hospital with difficulty breathing, go on a ventilator, and then pass away.  Dad just stopped eating, weakened steadily, and passed away.  BUT: the death certificate says the primary cause was Alzheimer’s; secondary cause: COVID-19.  So, he was counted as a COVID-19 death, which is hogwash.
    2. Medical facilities are incentivized financially for Covid-19 diagnoses ($13K, if I remember).  It’s $39K if the patient goes on a ventilator (!). See: CDC Admits Hospital Incentives Drove Up COVID-19 Deaths
    3. CDC admits 94% of US COVID-19 deaths had an average of 2.6 co-morbidities.  Covid may have pushed them over the edge, but maybe not.
    4. Study: CDC Illegally Inflated COVID-19 Deaths
    5. Drop in flu deaths may indicate that most at risk died from COVID-19 (nypost.com)
  6. The public was misled to believe that asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 was significant
    1. Former HHS Covid Adviser: ‘Asymptomatic transmission more myth than reality’ – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
      • We restate emphatically that the concept of ‘asymptomatic spread’ of the COVID-19 virus was devised to frighten the population into compliance and, contrary to what we were told, it was not central to this pandemic.
    2. Even Dr. Anthony Fauci says asymptomatic spread is not a driver of pandemics in this 45-second video clip.
    3. The myth of asymptomatic COVID transmission doomed America’s pandemic response – lifesitenews.com  (10/7/21).
      • Asymptomatic spread is virtually non-existent, and if this does occur, it would account for fewer than 1% of cases.  We have no documented evidence of asymptomatic spread occurring in any appreciable manner.
    4. So why all the lockdowns, social distancing and masking of asymptomatic people?
  7. Even if you get sick with Covid-19, we now have effective early treatments, so the vaccine is not necessary for most people, excepting those in high-risk categories (elderly, obese, diabetics).
    1. Medical journal calls for Ivermectin to be ‘globally & systematically deployed’
    2. Ivermectin works – it’s that simple
    3. Despite disparagement from the mainstream press, there are Ivermectin is very effective against COVID-19, according to Dr. Peter McCullough.  “there are 69 supportive studies, 31 randomized trials, all showing when used early in combination with other drugs, reduces the severity of disease and importantly, reduces mortality.”
    4. Fauci’s push to delay hydroxychloroquine treatment made COVID worse
    5. Budesonide Works
    6. Ohio Governor Calls Out Fauci Lies, Lifts HCQ Ban – United Medical Freedom Super PAC (medicalfreedompac.com)
    7. Mounting Evidence Supports Use of Ivermectin (theepochtimes.com)
  8. Early treatment of Covid-19 has been very successful, but this information is aggressively censored and suppressed.  Why?  Because if a treatment existed, and there were 80% or 90% fewer deaths, there would be no need for a vaccine (follow the money).
    1. How a false hydroxychloroquine narrative was created – 47 steps.
    2. The biggest crime committed during the vaccine heist is the censorship of Ivermectin – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
    3. Ivermectin’s success in battling COVID-19 – America’s Frontline Doctors (americasfrontlinedoctors.org)
    4. Media attacks Doctors promoting early treatment despite 300+ studies showing success
    5. Dr. Peter McCullough, who is preeminently qualified on COVID-19, said the motive behind the suppression of treatment is to prepare the population for mass vaccination. He said there was intent to maximize the amount of fear, suffering, hospitalization, and death to condition the population to accept mass vaccination.
    6. See our Ivory Hecker page for interviews with Dr. Joseph Varon of Houston, the “COVID Hunter”.  Dr. Varon explains that he has been interviewed about his success in treating COVID-19 hundreds of times, but the importance of early treatment and Ivermectin to his success is ALWAYS excluded from the report when it airs.  These interviews are very enlightening.
    7. Remdesivir Reduced Risk of Hospitalization When Given to COVID-19 Patients Early: Study (theepochtimes.com)    (9/22/21)
      • However, “No clinical benefit was observed from the use of Remdesivir in patients who were admitted to hospital for COVID-19, were symptomatic for more than 7 days, and required oxygen support,” researchers wrote in The Lancet last week.
  9. For those recovered from COVID-19, the likelihood of reinfection is extremely low.
    1. Dr. Peter McCullough: Under no circumstances should a recovered patient get a COVID “vaccine”
    2. If you recovered from Covid-19 no need for the vaccine
    3. If You Had Covid, you don’t need the vaccine – AIER
    4. According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, 95 percent of the people with prior COVID-19 infections had durable immunity to the CCP virus lasting up to eight months.
    5. Even Fauci says: No ‘Firm Answer’ on Why Americans Who Recovered From COVID-19 Should Get Vaccinated (theepochtimes.com)  9/11/21
  10. The COVID-19 vaccines are neither safe nor effective beyond reducing the severity of symptoms.  They do not prevent infection NOR transmission.
  11. The Government, the media and mainstream medicine are all suppressing treatment options, pushing vaccines, censoring dissent, and stifling debate, and I therefore do not trust them.  They appear to be heavily influenced, if not controlled, by the Pharmaceutical industry.
  12. Top Ten Pandemic Lies – The Now Word (markmallett.com)  [thank you Patrick for sending me this]
    1. PCR Testing
    2. “Cases”
    3. Asymptomatic cases are a threat
    4. Masks help stop the threat of the virus
    5. Social distancing helps to stop the spread of the virus
    6. The “vaccines” are safe and effective
    7. The mRNA injections provide herd immunity
    8. Everyone is in danger from COVID-19
    9. The Unvaccinated are the threat
    10. There is no hope outside of mass vaccination
    11. COVID is our only problem

 

COVID-19 PCR test to be discontinued

Below are some articles from several different sources on the PCR test showing it is an inaccurate method for determining infections and is being discontinued:

  1. Epoch Times: cdc-to-replace-its-pcr-test-with-one-that-can-differentiate-between-ccp-virus-and-flu
    1. Key point: The CDC’s PCR test cannot differentiate between a dead virus fragment and a live infectious virus, nor from the flu.  No wonder flu cases dropped to near zero – flu cases were counted as Covid.
  2. WHO Finally Admits COVID19 PCR Test Has a ‘Problem’ | Principia Scientific Intl. (principia-scientific.com)
  3. Inventor of PCR Test Said Fauci ‘Doesn’t Know Anything’ And Is Willing To Lie On Television – National File
    1. “PCR is separate from that, it’s just a process that’s used to make a whole lot of something out of something. That’s what it is. It doesn’t tell you that you’re sick and it doesn’t tell you that the thing you ended up with really was going to hurt you or anything like that,” Mullis said.
  4. The truth about the PCR test kit from the inventor and other experts
    1. Inventor says PCR Test should not be used to determine if the person has an active infection
  5. PCR Test is Not Valid | Armstrong Economics
  6. CDC withdraws fraudulent PCR testing protocol used to falsify COVID positives – Natural News

PCR Test not safe:  COVID Nasal Swabs Examined by Scientists Reveal DANGER – Oct 18 2021 (bitchute.com)

PCR Test collects your DNA: BIOTECH ANALYST Karen Kingston : GENETIC CODE STOLEN,CHANGED WITH PCR TESTS, SHOTS (bitchute.com)  (10/22/21)

Why distrust Big Pharma and the System

Why should we distrust the major pharmaceutical companies and the USA health system in general?  Below are a few reasons that I have collected which suggest a skeptical attitude is in order.

First, the documentaries.  Please watch these documentaries, at least the 1st one!  I believe they are very persuasive, unless of course you are already hardened in your opinion about vaccines.

This is about the fraud and coverup within the CDC around one particular vaccine: MMR.
VAXXED II: The People’s Truth  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UWNySwlDLg  
This film evolved into a collection of interviews with parents and doctors about vaccines in general.  Since the CDC has refused to study the outcomes of the vaccinated vs. the unvaccinated, Polly Tommey and her team investigate this question themselves.  Polly and the team travel over 50,000 miles in the USA and around the world asking “Are vaccines really as safe and effective as we’ve been told?”
Next, various videos and articles that provide rationale for distrusting Big Pharma.
  1. Drug companies are shielded from Vaccine Liability, and they repeatedly violate the law.
  2. Pfizer Quality Inspector / whistleblower Melissa Strickler says vaccine ‘glows,’ contains toxic luciferase, graphene oxide compounds (lifesitenews.com)  (10/14/21)
    • Pfizer vaccine vials glow fluorescent blue and contain an enzyme called Luciferase
    • Pfizer emails from high-level employees directing lower- level workers to not discuss the role of aborted fetal cells in the development of its Covid shots with the public.
    • “They’re just simply being deceitful… they could correct the fact-checkers on social media and they remain silent because they know if they do say, ‘yeah, we did use fetal cell lines in the development of this,’ they know that they’re not able to deny the religious exemptions. I think that’s what it’s about.
    • She added that the mRNA technology of the vaccines could be used with CRISPR technology for gene editing and that fact is also being obscured to the public in messages from Pfizer, the mainstream media and government.
    • “…many employees have “vaccine regret” after getting the shots and “a lot of people refused to get it. In fact, over half of the employees are willing to walk out over this and Pfizer knows that.”
  3. Project Veritas 9/20/21 – Federal Govt HHS Whistleblower Goes Public With Secret Recordings “Vaccine is Full of Sh*t” – YouTube
    • Vaccine injuries not being reported at this hospital in Phoenix
    • Gov’t does not want to show that the vaccine is ineffective and harms people
    • Nurse’s colleague was coerced to take the vaccine, and ended up dying shortly after on 8/28/21.
    • Hospital policies coming from HHS – Federal Gov’t
    • “It’s a shame they are not treating people… I think they want people to die.”
    • Ivermectin not allowed at this hospital for COVID.
  4. Project Veritas 10/12/21 – 3-minute under cover video: Citizen Journalist Secretly Films 20 Year Pfizer Contractor on Covid Vax “Skeptical of the Science” – YouTube.  As a consultant he tells Pfizer and the others about the dangers of the vaccines, and the information is apparently ignored.
  5. Project Veritas 9/27/21 – Scientists In Drug Companies Say They Do Not Know Long-term Effects | Armstrong Economics
    • Brandon Schadt, Johnson & Johnson Regional Business Lead: “It’s a kid, you just don’t do that, you know? Not something that’s so unknown in terms of repercussions down the road, you know?”
    • Justin Durrant, Johnson & Johnson Scientist: “Don’t get the Johnson & Johnson [COVID vaccine], I didn’t tell you though.”
  6. Is COVID-19 Or The Suppression Of Information Putting More Lives At Risk? | The Standard SC  (9/20/21)
    • Local Conservative GCGOP leader Pressley Stutts died August 19th. His death raises concerns regarding hospital care.
    • Throughout his hospitalization Pressley’s health deteriorated, but even in his final days when his lawyer pressed for Ivermectin on a compassionate use basis, the request was denied. THIS IS MY OWN BIGGEST PERSONAL FEAR ABOUT GOING INTO THE HOSPITAL.
  7. Interview: NY pharmacist discusses his refusal to administer experimental biological agents without informed consent – Frontline News– he got fired
  8. UK Funeral director: ‘I’ve seen the lies firsthand; I’ve talked to the angry families who have had COVID put on death certificates’ – Frontline News
    • “Before Christmas it was very, very quiet. After Christmas, the death rate number went through the roof – in exact line with the beginning of vaccination locally which started on January 6th…  I’ve never known a death rate like it in 15 years as an undertaker.”
  9. Yes, Fauci and Gates Do Have Ties to COVID-19 Vaccine Maker (jeremyrhammond.com)
  10. NIH Owns Half of Moderna Vaccine • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)
  11. Study reveals 40-45% of coronavirus hospitalizations are actually due to other causes – NaturalNews.com  (9/25/21)
  12. 26 of 27 Scientists Who Published Paper Calling COVID Lab Leak Theory a ‘Conspiracy’ Have Ties to Wuhan Lab • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)
    1. Merck, for example, paid out $4.85 billion in 2007 after pleading guilty to criminal charges over illegal marketing of its lethal drug Vioxx. The company has gone on to face numerous other allegations of fraud, deceit and negligence, including for its measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.
  13. American Medical Association (AMA) instructs docs to use pro-vaccine language, push COVID jabs – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)  (9/23/21)
  14. American Medical Association (AMA) on an agenda to restrict life-saving Ivermectin – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)  (10/22/21)
  15. Hydroxychloroquine not recommended for  COVID-19 except in hospital – Mayo Clinic  (updated 9/1/21)
  16. J&J’s recent criminal history includes:
    • A 2013 order by the U.S. Department of Justice to pay $2.2 billion in civil and criminal fines related to the antipsychotic drug Risperdal and two other drugs, following aggressive off-label marketing and other dubious practices such as fraud and kickbacks.
    • A 2019 award by a Philadelphia jury of $8 billion in punitive damages to a man alleging that J&J failed to warn that Risperdal could lead to breast growth in boys. Thousands of other lawsuits against J&J feature the same allegation.
    • $572 million judgment against J&J by the state of Oklahoma in 2019 for the company’s role in the opioid crisis.
    • $3.9 billion set aside for 25,000 lawsuits related to J&J’s asbestos-tainted baby powder. And  a 2018 Missouri verdict, “one of the largest punitive-damages awards in U.S. legal history,” was reached after internal documents showed that the company had been aware of the baby powder contamination since the 1970s.
  17. Pfizer sponsors the “news,” which is why you rarely hear anything bad about its covid “vaccine” – NaturalNews.com