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As flu season and the coronavirus pandemic collide, there are growing concerns about the burden on U.S. hospitals. The FDA is granting emergency use authorization to a new swab test to determine if the virus is flu or Covid-19.
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  1. The difference is the flu is real, covid isnt…..side not the pcr test CANNOT distinguish between active or inactive virus and all the false positives are being created by amplifying samples above 35 cycles which will ALWAYS give a positive.
    The fact they get a positive means absolutly NOTHING though. It can be identifying old colds and flus from months even years previoulsy that the body has fought and this is why it CANNOT and SHOULD NOT be used to diagnose anything and its inventor stated this many times. They know this and 1 thing is for sure and that is they are using the pcr test to fabricate figures and is the main factor DRIVING this shamdemic.

  2. the numbers keep getting closer and closer to flu numbers as we test more and we are finding out most that get covid never know unless tested and the majority of those tested show no symptoms, a few have mild symptoms, and those with other health issues have serious problems the same as they do with the flu and both are very deadly them. Even with all changing ways to count corona virus deaths ti is still not the biggest killer around yet it the one that scars people the most

  3. Typical monitor tweets, facebook, messenger post preemptive news upload by the Sinclair Network news group.

    Obey.
    Do as told.
    FEAR!.
    Hush, the Teleprompter gods are speaking.
    Take in there non stop driving in of the Plandemic.
    "Breaking! Spike in leaves falling somewhere on earth due to [insert a covid narrative]."

    "Cases spike" "cases surge" cases cases cases. Illness and mortality is too low, in response to pump the Plandemic its all about the "cases".

    Summerization of the news for this year. Ahhhhh! COVID-19! A group here… Ahhh! covid "cases" spike. A group there… Ahhh!!! covid "cases" surge. The goal in this phase of the Plandemic is "cases". News will not assert that those that showed freedom became sick or tested positive. News will just plant that seed into your mind. End of summary..

    Ignore decades of CDC statistics.
    Worship your covid stricken celebrities..

    Interesting videos about media and the agenda.

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  4. Fascists of the dictator Lukashenka continue the genocide of the Belarusian people! Support Belarusians!!

  5. I go early in morning (before sunrise)… hiking in California mountains. Got to take off the extra pounds I put on from "house arrest". But when I go its so scary, so many people not wearing a mask.

  6. CDC: of the 161,392 deaths attributed to Covid-19 in the U.S. over the last 6 months (02/01/20 – 08/22/20), 94% of them had an average of 2.6 comorbidities (additional causes of death, as defined by W.H.O.); Only 6%, or approx. 9,700 people died exclusively from Covid-19); (accessed 8/31/20)
    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm?fbclid=IwAR2-muRM3tB3uBdbTrmKwH1NdaBx6PpZo2kxotNwkUXlnbZXCwSRP2OmqsI
    Compare that to CDC: 79,400 people in the U.S. died of the flu during the 2017–2018 season
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2017-2018/archive.htm#anchor_1572967859863
    CDC: Fatality rate among those who Contract Covid-19 for Ages
    0-19=.00003; Ages 20-49=.0002; Ages 50-69=.005; Ages 70 and older=.054 (accessed 10/04/20) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html
    Anthony S. Fauci MD (NIAID, Corona Virus Task Force), Robert R. Redfield MD (Director of CDC), Et. al. in New England Journal Of Medicine: Even if one assumes number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza
    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387
    White House: University Southern Califonia & L.A. County Public Health study indicates Covid-19 case fatality rate is .1-.3 percent, similar to common flu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za77anxxM0I
    World Health Organization: Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is very rare (6/8/20)
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/asymptomatic-coronavirus-patients-arent-spreading-new-infections-who-says.html
    CDC: A positive Covid-19 Test result could just mean that you have antibodies from an infection with a virus from the same family of viruses (called coronaviruses), such as the one that causes the common cold 
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/serology-overview.html
    CDC: COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents, even if it’s only assumed to have caused, or contributed to death 
    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvss/coronavirus/Alert-2-New-ICD-code-introduced-for-COVID-19-deaths.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0aMmi5bjnfXwvUZDa8iv6sTPEyXu
    States adopting “revised definition” for “Covid-19 Probable cases”: all contacts of those who’re “Covid-19 confirmed” get added to Covid-19 case count, as if they too are confirmed cases
    https://banned.video/watch?id=5efab695672706002f367a0a
    Government programs based on a provision in the CARES Act are paying hospitals more for treating patients who’re diagnosed with coronavirus
    https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/verify/verify-are-hospitals-paid-more-for-treating-coronavirus-patients/65-9ab9237b-24ac-4fee-b308-a7a71aae2bd1
    Minnesota Senator, Dr. Scott Jensen MD: Through Medicare, hospitals get $13,000 for each Covid-19 Patient, $39,000 if they get put on a ventilator
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7AZM24srcY
    Manufactured Pandemic: Testing People for Any Strain of a Coronavirus [which includes common cold/flu, American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine], Not Specifically for COVID-19
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/manufactured-pandemic-testing-people-any-strain-coronavirus-not-specifically-covid-19/5707781

  7. Headline: "For the first time in 36 years there will be no flu season in South Africa"
    Plenty of "covid" cases though. How obvious does this have to get?

  8. Fauci has a history of contributing to the deaths of thousands
    some years ago during an HIV outbreak according to Dr. Risch.
    So Fauci's parallel behavior regarding hydroxychloroquine is
    an encore performance of a similar dance routine done before,
    but with a greatly increased body count. Practice makes perfect.
    Vadodara India seems to be the elephant in the room about which
    no one is talking, as if it was some "magic city" that does not exist
    where coronavirus deaths are less than one tenth the mortality as
    in comparable population density areas in other parts of the world
    where hydroxychloroquine is not being used as a prophylaxis and
    outpatient therapeutic. A similar story is developing for ivermectin,
    that may be as effective as the Regeneron REGN-COV2 and also
    much less expensive and is an oral medication.

    A popular epitaph for Dr. Fauci's body count maybe should be
    "another casualty of anecdotal evidence rejected"

  9. Read it and weep corporate media and Dr. Fauci sycophants. See the light about Fauci.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci should not be trusted. Fauci is a discredited shill for Big Pharma who has been deceptive about the safety and efficacy of a cheap therapeutic that is now evident is the Vadodara India “game changer” called hydroxychloroquine. It is a very safe medicine cheaply available over the counter in many parts of the world as an anti-malarial commonly used for prophylaxis by millions of travelers to regions where malaria exists.

    On reflection, President Trump’s March 19th news conference was, in a negative way, pivotal. In that conference, he publicly stated that hydroxychloroquine could be a “game changer”. Following his statement, Dr. Anthony Fauci immediately stated that hydroxychloroquine had only been studied in vitro despite the FACT that the Chinese, South Koreans, and French had already studied it in vivo, and noted that it decreased viral loads in patients. Dr. Fauci may have disagreed with how these countries studied it but the fact remains they did. What is important about his disparaging incorrect claim is Fauci set himself up as an arbiter for the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine, yet Fauci has been advocating competitor drugs: Remdesivir and vaccines. By any measure this was a conflict of interest, and a bureaucrat like Dr. Fauci is not above playing favorites even at the cost of lives. Then Dr. Fauci dropped an unsolicited remark, stating that he liked randomized control trials (RCTs), setting-the-bar high for what he would consider acceptable studies. But RCTs are very expensive and time-consuming, with pharmaceutical companies and governments tending to be the gatekeepers. Accordingly, pharmaceutical companies felt obliged to sponsor RCTs against their *competitor*, hydroxychloroquine, kneecapping it with flawed treatment hypotheses, like Tonya Harding’s team kneecapped figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan. For the diabolical ways in which these bogus studies administered hydroxychloroquine to their patients, they might as well have applied the pills as patches or directly used the pills as suppositories. Yes, RCTs, like all other studies, can easily be rigged to fail, so it is the quality of the treatment hypothesis that really counts, not the quality of the testing methodology. Dr. Fauci left the public with a false impression that only RCTs could determine hydroxychloroquine’s safety and efficacy for COVID-19 despite the fact that the EMA and FDA have accepted 76 drugs within a period of fifteen years without RCTs [1]. RCTs are certainly appropriate for new vaccines because they would-be administered to patients uninfected by the disease. "Primum non nocere." ("First, do no harm.") However, if one is a high-risk coronavirus patient, a patient being treated with an off-label drug with a known excellent safety profile, historical controlled studies are quite sufficient. Besides, denying care to those afflicted with such a deadly virus, something that would be required in an RCT, would be “unethical or impractical” [1].

    Receiving a fair hearing of HCQ's efficacy does not require additional positive studies; we have plenty of those. The answer is to publicly disqualify Dr. Fauci as the self-appointed arbiter of HCQ's safety and efficacy. In this vein, Dr. Fauci has already disqualified himself, revealing his confirmation bias over the Lancet study fiasco.

    At the time the Lancet study was published, Dr. Fauci was subsequently interviewed by CNN and used the Lancet study to conclude that hydroxychloroquine was a dry hole, suggesting that our country should move on to other promising therapies like the ultra-expensive Remdesivir [2]. Then in protest 112 doctors, researchers, statisticians, and others, wrote an open-letter to Lancet, questioning the legitimacy of the study [3], but Dr. Fauci, our country’s “expert” suspiciously, was not one of them. After the study was retracted, it was also revealed that Surgisphere, the company that supplied the research data, was run by a lawyer, sci-fi writer and adult content model, supplying data more fit for the Pornhub than the pages of medical journals. Since then our “expert,” the president’s former go-to-person, Dr. Fauci, has never explained how he was punk’d by the fraudulent Lancet study. Nevertheless, Dr. Fauci went on to label the Henry Ford study flawed [4]. If Fauci was unable to recognize the obviously fraudulent Lancet study as trash, how was he able to determine the Henry Ford study is flawed? How can anyone trust a study analysis by Fauci going forward? So who is it is truly spewing quackery here? Fauci.

    Suspiciously, the press avoids tangling with Front Line Doctors like Dr. Simone Gold. Why? Will corporate news media publicly attack someone like Prof. Harvey A. Risch ? Why not ?

    [1] "Regulatory approval of pharmaceuticals without a randomized controlled study: analysis of EMA and FDA approvals 1999–2014": https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4932294/

    [2] "Fauci: Science shows hydroxychloroquine is not effective as a coronavirus treatment": https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/27/politics/anthony-fauci-hydroxychloroquine-trump-cnntv/index.html

    [3] "An open letter to Mehra et al and The Lancet":
    https://zenodo.org/record/3862789

    [4] "Fauci: Henry Ford Health's hydroxychloroquine study 'flawed'": https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/07/31/anthony-fauci-henry-ford-health-hydroxychloroquine-study-flawed/5559367002/1

  10. Linked below is current data from Vadodara India, a city of 2 million
    where a COVID-19 outbreak began 6 months ago, and where 342,000
    residents were given hydroxychloroquine sulfate as prophylaxis. Now
    6 months later the deaths are 205. That death total is VERY LOW
    compared with many areas of similar population density where HCQS
    has not been used. It shows a more than tenfold reduction in deaths.
    Extrapolating Vadodara data to the US it reasonably means 180,000
    less people would have died, had the "game changer" of Vadodara
    been freely implemented in the US. But HCQS wasn't used because
    there are so many "geniuses" in their own minds who think they are
    smarter than Trump, being so irrational in that belief that the lives of
    thousands of human beings are pawns in the "more virtuous intellect"
    of any obsessive Trump hater. Prime Minister Modi of India is not
    a stupid man and neither is President Trump. Many critics of both
    good men are true imbeciles of the Darwin Award variety. What kind
    of moron would send COVID-19 patients to nursing homes instead of
    sending those sick people to an isolation ward ?

    https://vmc.gov.in/coronaRelated/Covid19Dashboard.aspx

    https://indianexpress.com/article/india/vadodara-administration-drive-hcq-helping-in-containing-covid-19-cases-say-docs-as-analysis-begins-6486049/

    https://i.postimg.cc/2505PzT8/HCQS-in-OTC-package-Zydus-Covi-Q-10-pills-cost-one-dollar.jpg

    Resurgence potential exists with seasonal changes for obvious reasons.
    This causes me to become an ad hoc apothecary stocked with medicines
    that have been becoming subject to shortages. Many people are thinking
    on a parallel path and doing exactly the same thing as a preparedness.

    We are taking the nutritional supplement prophylaxis for the past 6 months.
    Quercetin / zinc, selenium, Vitamin D, K1, A, C, B1, NAC, melatonin, added
    to the usual One A Day or Centrum multivitamin. I keep a good supply of the
    supplements, prophylaxis, and treatment prescription meds for immediate use
    if needed.

    SARS-CoV-2 generally presents in children as a benign childhood disease
    like chicken pox, not a serious risk for children, but more dangerous for adults.
    There are several other virus types similarly are not generally dangerous for
    children, for example Epstein-Barr Virus, but are generally dangerous to adults.
    SARS-CoV-2 is an addition to the list of what is now an emergent childhood
    disease no adult should suffer.

    Children have less ACE2 cell receptors (more appear as you grow older).
    Compensation for the generation gap that is inherent for such an unusual virus,
    is provided by supplements and medicines to augment and refine the immune
    response of the adults who are disadvantaged of course, being already grownups
    when first exposed to the disease.

    https://www.palmerfoundation.com.au/covid-19-is-a-lack-of-nutrients-exploited-by-a-virus/

    As I understand it a reasonable theory on masking usefulness relates to limiting
    the number of infectious particles on exposure. For example, when the mails
    were contaminated with anthrax powder that was inhaled, it was observed that
    mortality was related to the number of spore particles inhaled at initial exposure,
    and this is a general rule that is also observed for SARS-CoV-2 particles. Being
    lightly exposed and infected is less dangerous, than being heavily exposed and
    more infected, when the doubling rate takes off after the incubation period.

    https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/07/418181/one-more-reason-wear-mask-youll-get-less-sick-covid-19

    https://heraclitusoncovid19.com/

    https://i.postimg.cc/hjW5j7xF/Heraclitus-mask.jpg

    Here linked is an interview with Dr. Graves and Dr. Zelenko where Dr. Graves
    describes her contact with WH and is assured that the Zelenko Protocol is being
    taken by President Trump. Evidently information considered "sensitive" is not
    disclosed to avoid "triggering" all the "masterminds" who believe they are smarter
    than Prime Minister Modi or President Trump. Why provide any fresh subject matter
    to trouble their challenged and inferior intellects with any added exertions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZXZ277I5Hg

  11. .Trump politically cannot deny and denounce the falsehood of the "pandemic", but he is giving it an intelligent treatment … whoever has understanding that understands … that is what an honest president does who has not sold himself to the CO-V-I-D-19 cartel … r-evolucion-revelacion.es/vacunas-y-diplomacia-politica/

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  13. I'll explain it to ya, some people never crawled out of the primordial waters, having been "social progress people" and not qualifying. CoVid calls to them with spacial discipline, and I'm not a joke – that's a wrap y'all.
    : ) How did you do that? Read that print like that? Do you believe you are of an alien race ( :
    I just got to do this cavemen have had pneumonia since the first trials at "getting around" and now you are telling me that the bends (sworn off for divers to discriminate themselves) has never been the common cold or the flu? Is this some sort of word play political advantage because like thieves they all move and we know about the 'Science' *(medical) and politics.

  14. My father in law was admitted two days ago with severe COVID at the age of 75. He was given an experimental drug yesterday from the wonderful doctors here in Dallas Tx. As of this afternoon he is doing much much better and responding very well to the treatment.

  15. Partial list of flu shot ingredients
    MERCURY
    ALUMINUM
    FORMALDEHYDE
    NEUROTOXINS
    PHENOL
    FETAL CELLS
    ANTIFREEZE
    ANIMAL BLOOD and VIRUSES

  16. Tests are 100 % bogus…..
    They are bankrupting the economy on purpose

  17. NO TO THE NWO
    DON'T GET TESTED
    DON'T DOWNLOAD THE APP

  18. It was never about a virus
    It was always about control
    Death rate 0.026%

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