Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast a shadow over the nation’s Fourth of July celebrations as health experts worried that holiday parties will cause a further spike in infections that could overwhelm hospitals.
After towns and cities across the country canceled annual fireworks displays to avoid large crowds gathering, many Americans launched bottle rockets and roman candles from streets and suburban backyards to commemorate Independence Day.
In the first four days of July alone, 15 states have reported record increases in new cases of COVID-19, which has infected nearly 3 million Americans and killed about 130,000, according to a Reuters tally.
Florida’s cases have risen by over 10,000 for three out of the last four days, including climbing by 10,059 on Sunday, surpassing the highest daily tally reported by any European country during the height of the coronavirus outbreak there. Cases are also soaring in Arizona, California and Texas and trending upwards in Midwest states that once had infections declining such as Iowa, Ohio and Michigan, according to a Reuters analysis of how much cases rose in the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks.
In Phoenix, Arizona, people gathered on Saturday without masks or social distancing to listen to a speaker at a rally against restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus. Many in the crowd wore red, white and blue, and some held signs saying, “Capitalism makes sense. Socialism doesn’t. Go Trump 2020.”
“We opened way too early in Arizona,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said on ABC. She said the city was in a “crisis related to testing,” with people waiting in eight-hour lines in their cars to find out if they were infected.
During an Independence Day speech at the White House on Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that 99% of coronavirus cases in the United States were “totally harmless.”
In Texas alone, the number of COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized rose to a record 7,890 on Saturday compared with 3,247 just two weeks ago. The Democratic mayor of Austin, Texas, warned during an interview with CNN that his city’s hospitals could reach capacity in two weeks and run out of intensive care unit (ICU) beds in 10 days. In Arizona, about 90% of ICU beds are full.
‘NO ROOM TO EXPERIMENT’
Trump, a Republican, has refused to wear a mask in public and has been reluctant to encourage Americans to do so, saying it was a personal choice. A July 4 celebration he attended at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota was “mask-optional” and had no social distancing.
Mixed messaging from governments has been a major factor in people not following coronavirus mitigation recommendations in Miami Beach, said its Democratic mayor, Dan Gelber.
Miami Beach’s coronavirus hospitalizations have doubled in the last 14 days and hospitals now have 158 people on ventilators, up from 64 two weeks ago, he told CNN.
“We’re spreading it because of this incredible activity, and too many people obviously are not taking seriously all of these admonishments to socially distance to wear masks,” he said.
In addition to rising cases, an alarming percentage of tests are coming back positive. The World Health Organization considers a positivity rate above 5% to be cause for concern because it suggests there are more cases in the community that have yet to be uncovered.
Ten states averaged double-digit positivity rates over the past week – Arizona (26%), Florida (18%), South Carolina (17%), Nevada (14%), Alabama (14%), Texas (14%), Mississippi (13%), Georgia (13%), Idaho (11%) and Kansas (10%), according to The COVID Tracking Project https://covidtracking.com/data/charts/state-percent-positive-and-average-tests-per-100k-people, a volunteer-run effort to track the outbreak.
Judge Lina Hidalgo of Harris County, a hard-hit county in Texas that includes Houston, said officials must be proactive in getting ahead of the virus and advocated a stay-at-home order. “We don’t have room to experiment. We don’t have room for incrementalism when we’re seeing these kinds of numbers,” she told ABC.
Thousands packed the streets in Chicago for an unofficial gay pride march despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the first openly gay mayor, canceling the official annual event because of her worries over the coronavirus.
Organizers insisted that the rally held in the city’s West Side Lakeview neighborhood was an attempt to “reclaim” the “grassroots” efforts to push gay pride, according to ABC 7.
The gay pride parade has roots in the Windy City going back to 1972 and has taken place in the Boystown area of the city until this year, when it was canceled over the coronavirus. But the cancellation did not deter avid pride marchers, who began gathering at noon on Sunday near the CTA Belmont station in the Lakeview neighborhood.
Hundreds flocked to the march flogged by social media posts until thousands were massed in close proximity for a two-mile demonstration into Uptown.
“The reason the march is so important is to highlight those lives that we lost and highlight the people whose lives may not have been lost, but have been wrecked just because they exist openly,” Ashabi Owagboriaye told ABC 7.
Organizers tried to tell marchers that masks were required in compliance with the city’s coronavirus rules.
But many photos posted to social media by pride enthusiasts showed large numbers of people without masks, in contradiction to the coronavirus response orders issued by Lightfoot.
Many of the states hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak, including New York, have been calling for a moratorium on rent payments and evictions. However, this has led to a backlash by landlords who say they have bills to pay too. For many of these property owners, their rentals are their sole source of income.
It is part of the cascading effect of the economic shutdown to combat the virus. Governors are urging landlords not to evict renters during the crisis — some even going as far as officially prohibiting evictions, as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo did in March.
Cuomo suspended evictions for both residential and commercial property for 90 days in New York, which has emerged as the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S.
Delaware Gov. John Carney halted evictions in his declaration of a state of emergency, citing the public health threat and the need for people to shelter in their homes.
That doesn’t help landlords who still have mortgage payments to make and rely on rent payments. It creates a domino effect.
Still, many landlords have said that they remained hopeful they would get by with aid in the $2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue bill signed by President Trump last week, which included government checks and unemployment benefits that could help tenants pay rent for next few months.
Local governments also are stepping up to give guidance to cash-strapped tenants and worried landlords.
The San Diego Housing Commission created a website that gives tenants information on how to qualify for rent relief and what proof they must provide their landlords.
The rent is not entirely forgiven. Tenants get six months to catch up on their payments.
San Diego’s moratorium on evictions expires May 31.
In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has been pressured to issue a moratorium on evictions but has not formally done so. Sen. Rick Scott, Florida Republican, said the coronavirus relief package that Congress has passed does not go far enough.
The legislation put into place a nation-wide moratorium on evictions, but Mr. Scott wants a 30-day halt on taxes, utility payments, credit card payments, mortgages, and financial payments including rent.
“Today is April 1, and so many across our nation are struggling to pay their rent, mortgage and other financial obligations,” he said in a press release.
“I thank the many governors that have taken action to prevent evictions and foreclosures in their states. But we have to go even further to provide much-needed relief for Americans – and we have to do it today,” he added.
The things that are done in the name of science!
A researcher who was seeking a way to keep people from touching their faces during the COVID-19 outbreak, was himself hospitalized, when the magnets he was using to test his theory, got stuck up his nose!
With medical authorities around the world advising people to stop touching their faces to help slow the spread of the virus, Melbourne-based Daniel Reardon thought he would try to make a sensor that could tell if your hands were near your face, he told CNN.
An astrophysicist by trade, Reardon, 27, had some electronic parts lying around and decided to try his hand at a bit of ingenious engineering.
“I was just feeling a bit bored when it came up,” he said, admitting that his invention had the opposite effect to the one he intended: Instead of making a noise when his hands were close to his face, it buzzed incessantly until he moved them to his face.
“I had a laugh and gave up temporarily,” he added. “Then I started mindlessly placing the magnets on my face. First my ear lobes, then my nostrils — like a magnetic piercing.”
At that point, Reardon had only gained himself some temporary body modifications, but things were about to get slightly more permanent.
“The problem was when I put magnets first in one nostril, then in my other nostril,” he said. “They all pinched together and the ones on my septum got stuck!”
Unable to remove them by himself, Reardon ended up heading to the local hospital.
He said he spent about an hour there, describing the facility as “pretty quiet,” as coronavirus patients are being sent to another hospital.
“The staff enjoyed it — several doctors and some nurses came to laugh at/with me,” said Reardon.
“In the end, two doctors pulled at them — one grabbing at the magnets in each nostril.”
“I was in a bit of pain while they were moving the magnets and my nose — I had made it pretty sore myself,” he said.
“But other than that I was laughing with everyone else.”
So far, Australia has had close to 5000 cases of coronavirus and 22 deaths.
In response to the outbreak, the country tightened its restrictions on movement earlier this week. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said public gatherings would be limited to two people and ordered residents to stay home, except to shop for necessities, medical care, exercise, work or education.
I have always said that a crisis, such as the current COVID-19 outbreak brings out the best and the worst in people. This is a story about one of the worst.
The press is reporting the sad story of an elderly woman who died after being shoved to the ground by a patient at a New York hospital for “not social distancing.”
The account was first reported earlier this week in the New York Post. According to the Post, the 86-year-old victim, who was awaiting treatment for a bowel blockage, was reportedly pushed by a female patient in NYC Health and Hospitals/Woodhull location in Brooklyn, on Sunday, March 29, just after 2pm.
She fell backward and hit her head following the assault, police sources told the New York Post. Roughly three hours later, the 86-year-old woman died while hospital workers were waiting to give her a CT scan.
The death of Janie Marshall of Williamsburg appeared to be the first potential crime in the city sparked by fears over the deadly contagion.
Marshall’s unidentified female attacker was given a summons for disorderly conduct, the Post reported. “She got too close,” the woman said to justify why she shoved the frail old woman. Her attacker was a 32-year-old patient, who was awaiting psychiatric treatment and got out of her nearby bed to launch the unprovoked attack, sources said.
The hospital didn’t alert authorities until 10.30pm — as the medical center was flooded with a surge of COVID-19 patients. New York City hospitals have been overwhelmed with coronavirus patients in recent weeks.
As of the writing of this post, New York leads the US with over 96,000 positive cases of the coronavirus and nearly 2500 deaths.
Cops were seeking to arrest Marshall’s alleged attacker on upgraded charges. She has a record of 17 previous arrests, many for trespassing, sources told the Post.
Neighbors at Marshall’s apartment described her as a longtime resident who lived alone and didn’t have any children, with one calling her a “nice lady” who was “very helpful.”
“She would always ask me if she could do something for me,” said the neighbor, who gave her name as Ms. Calloway.
Efrain Gomez, 70, described Marshall as a “very nice person.”
“What a shame,” he said of her death.
Gomez also noted that Marshall “looked much younger than she was.”
Some may say that humanity is on the clock. The time is nigh. We have been experiencing a strange new world over the past few months as if it was not crazy enough. Currently, we are in the midst of a global pandemic. Some may feel the entire calamity could have been avoided and was caused by man’s negligence. Others may feel that this outbreak is a plot to destroy President Trump’s re-election run. Or, some may feel that what we are going through has been written and prophesied about for millennia, biblical. Even if this situation that we are all in is biblical, on the stage of the world, actions need actors.
Technology would be one of a few perfect mediums that could be used to scar humanity with the mark of the beast. Drugs, food and social programming are other viable ways used by those that control the world to control and direct the minds of the people. It’s been told that in the last day’s Satan would stamp everyone with the mark which basically would mean that this individual follows the laws of and is ruled by Satan in the Bible. Without this mark, one would not be allowed to do any commerce or exist within this New World Order.
There is a little procedure these oligarchs use called PRS or Problem Reaction Solutions. What they do is cause a problem like a financial crisis for instance. Once the crisis is in full effect, they watch how the people, as well as markets, react. Once the reaction to the new reality is underway, they then come up with a solution to the problem making them appear as the hero. It is tantamount to home security system company, in order to boost sales in a specific area, started organizing home break-ins and robberies, increasing crime and henceforth increasing the need or so-called need for a home security system.
This coronavirus may well have been a PRS event. Many are not aware of the fact that Big Pharma and Microsoft have come together to work on something called the ID 2020 Alliance. This alliance will combine vaccinations with implantable microchips to create digital IDs of all individuals that take the vaccine. This was published on October 24, 2019, in Now The End Begins written by Geoffrey Grider. What a strange union. It gets worse. In 2018, the Pirbright Institute was granted a patent, for what, the coronavirus. The US patent application number is 20170216427. Pirbright is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates. On October 18, 2019, Bill and Melinda Gates hosts a pandemic exercise called Event 201 along with The World Economic Forum and John Hopkins Center for Health Security. This event was based on a mock pandemic exercise and the need for a vaccine. One month later China has a coronavirus outbreak. If these vaccines they crate have RFID microchips in them and everyone is moved to take the vaccine either by fear or force then they would have successfully chipped everyone. With that, they will be able to control and monitor the lives of everyone. If their intention is to get everyone chipped, an easy way to do that would be to put the chip in a vaccine that fights the virus causing the pandemic that they created.
We can well be living in Orwellian times for sure. Control is ensuing and propaganda seems to be the way of the world. Technology is good but it can be bad as well. RFID chips may well be the mark of the beast. Time will tell. What is done in the dark shall be revealed in the light.
Robots have always been of huge interest to me as a child. Who wouldn’t want his or her own personal mechanical servant that doesn’t need food or rest, doesn’t talk back and follows your instructions. All it needs is a battery or rechargeable solar cells, replacement parts and oil. Kind of like a car which we all find useful. This is the age that we are in now. The robotic age. The age of artificial intelligence. We would hate to be enslaved by our own creation, however. Movies like iRobot express this idea precisely. The tail wagging the dog is a common theme in Hollywood film so one has to wonder is Artificial Intelligence or A.I. safe?
Artificial Intelligence can be a direct bridge to transhumanism. Some might feel that being a bionic man like Lee Majors in The Six Million Dollar Man is the way to go. We went from a simple remote control for our TV to Siri or Alexa controlling just about any electrical device that the new technology can interface and communicate with. This may well be a natural unnatural progression for an intelligent species like us but at what cost. Some believe that the human race was on Mars prior to populating the earth. Their technology levels were a bit more advanced than ours where they used A.I. to do most things giving the people more time for things like war. This is said to be how Mars became inhabitable because of the destruction of the atmosphere from wars with weapons of mass destruction. In Greek mythology, Mars is the god of war.
Our current technology, most of which is not mainstream, has created microchips that can be implanted into the brain. These chips can enhance our perceptions and knowledge or be used to correct some form of neurological issue like a broken back. These chips are created via nanotechnology. Scientists at the University of Vermont have created the worlds first living robot. Joshua Bongard says that this creation is neither a traditional robot or a new species of animal but a living programmable organism. These robots are only 1 millimeter wide. The Deep Green Supercomputer is how this biological robot was created. They call these biological robots Xenobots. These xenobots can heal themselves like the terminator in the second Arnold Swartzennegger movie Terminator 2.
DARPA stands for the Defensive Advanced Research Projects Agency. This agency does a lot of covert development and testing. Currently, they are testing a development called SyNAPSE or systems of neuromorphic adaptive electronics. If you are unaware, a synapse is a component in our brains responsible for information transmission between neurons. In a nutshell. This SyNAPSE technology is nanobots that intercept the signal between neurons. So, basically these bots can be implanted in a person’s brain and control them like a remote control. This can be scary and the technology is here.
The truth of the matter is that technology can be used for good or bad. We have magic and we also have black magic. The same technology that created the microwave oven also created microwave weapons which in fact preceded the microwave oven. Most of, if not all, the technology that we currently get was created by the military for military use which usually is not so humane but gets the job done.
There are plenty of extremely powerful organizations that exist in the mainstream but are hidden by the cloak of secrecy. These organizations have websites where they publish their plans for the world and for the United States but these plans are never televised or expressed in the media. Every now and again something gets out but it easily is swept away safely under the proverbial rug. Unfortunately, the average person only hears about the outcome of a mission as it affects them individually. One such organization that runs America is the CFR.
Yes, there are agencies and organizations that are not part of government but controls government overall. The CFR would fall under the heading that one would call a Front Group. Front Groups penetrate into major industries, public and government offices, media, politics, education, the banking system, etc. Their overall job is to infiltrate common society on all levels. The Royal Institute for International Affairs was the name of these front groups which began in the 1920s. The name was later changed in the United States to the Council on Foreign Affairs.
The CFR had such members as W.A. Harriman and John D. Rockefeller (both members of the Skull and Bones), J.P. Morgan and Paul Warburg just to name a few. They play a major role in the take over of America’s sovereignty via the proposed New World Order because it creates the agenda for the Committee of 300. Many believe that the CFR is the government behind the U.S. government. There are videos of Hillary Clinton speaking at the CFR and stating clearly that our government gets marching orders from them.
There about four thousand members of the CFR in the United States. These people are in control of the biggest ost power an influential industries and mediums in the U.S. People like Alan Greenspan who was head of the Federal Reserve and George Soros. Some American presidents were and still are members of the CFR like Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, and Richard Nixon. This is important because the CFR is all about a new world order which means the destruction of the U.S. as a sovereign nation.
In July 1973, the Trilateral Commission was created. David Rockefeller was a chairman of the CFR around this time. The Trilateral Commission is a spin-off of the CFR which arose from the Bilderburg Group due to internal conflict concerning including Japan. Meetings of the Trilateral Commission were attended in private by CEOs of big companies, political officials, university presidents, labor union leaders, so on and so forth. This commission is basically an international CFR. After WWI, we had the League of Nations whose mission was to promote international corporations and security. It was established in 1949 under the Treaty of Versailles. Since the League of Nations could not prevent the 2nd World War, it was disbanded. The bottom line is that the Trilateral Commission’s goal is to set up the taking over of governments and economies via multinational banks and corporations.
Freedom is what this country was created upon. Unfortunately, the powers that be have their own definition of what they would call freedom for the common man. It only takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch. America is full of good people. It is to be the land of the free. Let us not let anyone or anything change that.
If you are among those that have had this strange feeling that your smartphone knows your every move, and is sharing it with the world, you are not paranoid – you are absolutely right.
According to recent reporting by CNBC, Google Maps does indeed track everywhere you go.
Google Maps is designed to automatically keep a detailed log of everywhere you go, whether you’re walking, driving or even flying anywhere in the world. It’s wildly detailed down to the minute, and can show where you were at any moment in time. However, according to Todd Haselton, tech reporter for NBC News, the good news is, you can disable this functionality.
According to Haselton, Google began rolling out a feature that lets you automatically delete your saved location date either every 18 months or every 3 months. Anything older than that is automatically deleted, so Google won’t know about those stops you made “on the other side of the tracks” last year.
Oddly, it’s not where Google normally puts this setting, on your Google Account page. Instead, you need to dig through your settings in Google Maps. Haselton says here is what you need to do to make where you are, or were, your own business again.
- Open Google Maps on iPhone or Android.
- Tap the menu bar on the top-left of the app.
- Choose “Your Timeline.”
- Tap the three dots on the top-right of the screen.
- Choose “Settings and privacy.”
- Select “Automatically delete location history.”
- Change the setting from “Keep until I delete manually” to “Keep for 18 months” or “Keep for 3 months.”
Haselton recommends forcing Google to delete after every 3 months. There isn’t much reason to hold on to your history for much longer than that, though you can select 18 months if you disagree.
Now, if I can just figure out a way to get Facebook to stop reading my mind, and sending me ads to things I was only just thinking about buying!
We truly live in a technological world. If you look back a few decades ago, it’s like night and day. We are literally living in the Star Trek era. A lot of the same tech that we saw in the hands of Captain Kirk, we now have useful applications for in realtime. One of those futuristic devices that have gone mainstream is cell phones. But is all technology good for us?
According to the CDC Marketplace, cell phone usage can be hazardous to our health. The CDC states that the closest that a person can have a cell phone to their body and still be within the ‘quidelines’ of being safe is 5 millimeters, according to cell phone manufacturers. This is said to keep the user from being exposed to radiation levels that are in the unacceptable range of the low-frequency radiation being emitted. In the testing done, having a cell phone closer than 5 millimeters to ones self shows accelerated rates of tumors and cancer. No matter if the phone is 5MM or 15MM, users will still be exposed cell altering microwaves being emitted phone the cell phones.
Here’s a bit of information that most people don’t know but the manufacturers of cell phones are supposed to put a policy advisory disclaimer warning in common areas at stores that sell cell phones explaining the hazard. Also, this disclaimer is supposed to be on every phones’ policy and procedures page. When investigators randomly asked consumers about these disclosures, none of them knew of this rule nor could find this disclosure on the phone anywhere. Even when directed to it. I myself can’t recall ever seeing a sign disclosing this hazard and I’ve purchased many cell phones.
Testing proves that men that carry cell phones on their bodies have consistently lower sperm cell counts than men that don’t. The fact is that most people keep their phones closer than 5 millimeters from their bodies. Here are the radiation safety requirements per the top three manufacturers:
Apple is 5MM. LG is 10MM and Samsung is 15MM.
Radiation emissions can differ from cell phone manufacturer to manufacturer. The one thing that’s consistent is that if the phone is closer than the recommended testing levels, human cells are being mutilated and destroyed.
Each cell phone is constantly connected to a cell tower off or on. Consistently emitting radiation day and night. The cell phone tower measures the distance a phone is from a cell tower by using soundwave vibrations. This is how cell phones stay trackable. Because of the tracking of cell phones via what is called a bulk collection of ephemeral information, cell phone companies can have, own, and sell this information which at one time would just be lost. So, not only is our safety at risk but so is our privacy.
Nowadays, everyone owns a cell phone. One would be looked at strangely socially if they didn’t own one. We get our hands on new tech and immediately integrate it into our lives after it’s forced down our throats using grandiose images via marketing. New humans don’t even know what life is like without certain amenities. A lot of times products are dumped on the general public with little concern about the health risks associated. Would you still keep your cell phone if you knew for a fact that it was or could give you cancer? Think about. Until next time.