Canada resuming mandatory random COVID-19 testing for air travellers | 14 July 2022 | The federal government is bringing back mandatory random COVID-19 testing for air travellers coming into Canada, starting July 19. A little more than a month after pausing the measure, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced Thursday it will be re-implementing random testing for fully vaccinated air travellers arriving into the country at four major Canadian airports: Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto… The mandatory random testing only applies to fully-vaccinated travellers. Unless exempt, unvaccinated travellers will still have to test on days one and eight of their mandatory 14-day quarantine. If a fully-vaccinated traveller tests positive, a 10-day isolation is required, regardless of the province or territory in which the traveller resides. Mandatory random testing continues at land border points of entry, the government added.
Jacinda Ardern will bring back hated Covid restrictions as New Zealand battles its biggest-ever outbreak – with 11,000 cases a day | 13 July 2022 | New Zealand is set to tighten its Covid restrictions and will hand out more free masks and rapid antigen tests as the virus threatens to run out of control [in one of the most heavily vaccinated countries in the world]. Covid-19 Response Minister Ayesha Verrall is expected to announce the measures on Thursday as the country battles an outbreak that is seeing more than 11,000 new cases a day. The move to hand out more RATs is aimed at getting more people to test and isolate if they are found to have the disease. New Zealand has a “traffic light” system to grade Covid warnings and currently the country sits on Orange.
Uruguay Halts COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Under 13, Judge Demands Government Officials Turn Over Pfizer Contracts | 8 July 2022 | Uruguay suspended COVID-19 vaccinesfor children under 13 after a judge on Thursday issued an injunction halting vaccinations in that age group until government officials turn over its contracts with Pfizer. Uruguayan government officials and Pfizer were ordered on Wednesday to appear in court after Judge Alejandro Recarey gave them 48 hours to present detailed information on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the court considered an injunction request to halt COVID-19 vaccinations for children 5 and older. The government said a confidentiality clause in the contract prevents it from producing the documents, The Washington Post reported. According to ABC News, the judge received answers to 18 questions about the safety and chemical composition of COVID-19 vaccines, signed by Health Minister Daniel Salinas, but did not turn over the contracts.
UK Government: Children Who Received COVID Vaccine Are 30,200% More Likely to Die Than Kids Not Injected | 8 July 2022 | The government of the United Kingdom is admitting that the shots are killing kids in a published report that proves those children that took the jab are 30,200% more likely to die than those who have not received one. From The Expose:The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has questionably authorised emergency use of both the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA Covid-19 injections for use among children aged 6 months and above, despite the UK Government admitting the Covid-19 Vaccine is killing children after it published data via the Office for National Statistics proving children are 82 to 303x more likely to die following Covid-19 vaccination than children who have not had the Covid-19 vaccine. On June 17, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) criminally extended the emergency use authorisation of the mRNA Covid-19 injections for use in children as young as 6 months.
Rights Group Files First Lawsuit Against Hospitals Denying Transplants to Unvaccinated Patients | 7 July 2022 | A national legal rights organization has filed the first of what it says will be dozens of lawsuits against U.S. health care facilities that are denying patients organ transplants for not being vaccinated against COVID-19. In the first complaint–which was filed against the University of Michigan’s transplant center–the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) argues the hospitals are carrying out illegal and unconstitutional policies by requiring medical treatment against the will of a patient. “Individuals in the United States have the inherent and fundamental Constitutional Right given by God, not any government board, to seek or to refuse medical treatment or any part of a course of medical treatment,” PJI states in its lawsuit it served on July 5 to the board of regents that oversees the University of Michigan.
Army Cuts 60,000 Unvaccinated Guard and Reserve Soldiers From Training and Pay as COVID Vaccine Mandate Deadline Passes | 7 July 2022 | About 60,000 Army National Guard members and Army Reserve soldiers who refused to comply with a Department of Defense (DOD) COVID-19 vaccine mandate are no longer allowed to participate in their military duties and were cut off from some of their pay and benefits, Army officialsannounced July 1. Of the more than 40,000 members of the Guard who remain unvaccinated, 14,000 have said they do not intend to ever receive a COVID-19 vaccine, Guard officials told CBS News. Approximately 22,000 Reserve soldiers have refused to get vaccinated.
COVID Boosters Might Be Less Than 20% Effective After a Few Months – Study | 8 July 2022 | COVID booster shots appear to be less than 20% effective against infection with the omicron variant of the virus just a few months after the booster is given, a new study found this week. The Italian study, which is a pre-print review and re-analysis of prior studies and has not been peer-reviewed, suggests boosters are effective in the short term to restore protection against the virus. But over just a few months, that wanes quickly. “Booster doses were found to restore the VE [vaccine effectiveness] to levels comparable to those acquired soon after administration of the second dose; however, a fast decline of booster VE against Omicron was observed, with less than 20% VE against infection and less than 25% VE against symptomatic disease at 9 months from the booster administration,” the authors wrote in the paper released Wednesday.
Natural Immunity 97 Percent Effective Against Severe COVID-19 After 14 Months – Study | 10 July 2022 | The protection against severe illness from so-called natural immunity remains superior to that bestowed by COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new study. People who survived COVID-19 infection and weren’t vaccinated had sky-high protection against severe or fatal COVID-19, researchers in Qatar found. “Effectiveness of primary infection against severe, critical, or fatal COVID-19 reinfection was 97.3 percent…irrespective of the variant of primary infection or reinfection, and with no evidence for waning. Similar results were found in sub-group analyses for those ≥50 years of age,” Dr. Laith Abu-Raddad of Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar and colleagues said after studying long-term natural immunity in unvaccinated people. That percentage is higher than the protection from COVID-19 vaccines, according to other studies and real-world data.