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offsite link ‘Reduced Service’ Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:37 | Anti-Empire

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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Trade ? States ? Markets Fri Jun 24, 2022 15:37 | amarynth
by Francis Lee for the Saker Blog The customary argument that ?free-trade? promotes global growth will, given an appropriate policy mixture of specialisation and comparative advantage, result in a rise

offsite link Open Thread for today Fri Jun 24, 2022 13:12 | amarynth
This is an open thread for discussion of everything Saker related. Two notes to start it off: The Russian MoD released a very interesting additional statement, beyond their usual factual

offsite link BRICS Summit Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:58 | amarynth
Vladimir Putin took part in the 14th BRICS Summit, held via videoconference and chaired by China.   The meeting?s topic is Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development. President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, President

offsite link Sergey Lavrov?s Presser at a joint news conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Hossein ... Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:48 | amarynth
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov?s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Tehran, June 23, 2022

offsite link About Telegram Thu Jun 23, 2022 23:37 | amarynth
Quickie news by Amarynth We all started using Telegram when the Russian voice was completely blocked, just after the Ukraine SMO started.  I remember very clearly a 2 week period

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offsite link News Round-Up Sat Jun 25, 2022 00:24 | Will Jones
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link How Did Universities Become Woke Madrassas? Fri Jun 24, 2022 18:44 | Toby Young
Why have students turned their backs on free speech? According to an excellent piece in UnHerd by Matthew Goodwin, it's a combination of generational change, victimhood culture and the marketisation of universities.
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offsite link Climate Scientist Says Humans Cause Less Than 0.05°C of Global Warming and Warns of ?Anarchy? From ?... Fri Jun 24, 2022 14:02 | Chris Morrison
One of Germany's most distinguished atmospheric scientists has castigated politicians for their climate alarmism and called the idea that humans can control the climate with their CO2 emissions an ?absolute delusion?.
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offsite link BBC Boycotts Mayor?s Briefings After Bristol Council Banned Reporter for Quizzing him over 9,000-Mil... Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:42 | Will Jones
The BBC is boycotting mayoral briefings in Bristol after the council banned a reporter for asking a Labour politician why he flew across the Atlantic to give a 14-minute speech on climate change.
The post BBC Boycotts Mayor’s Briefings After Bristol Council Banned Reporter for Quizzing him over 9,000-Mile Flight for Climate Conference appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Masks are Not Protective, Says Health & Safety Executive Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:10 | Niall McCrae
The NHS dropped its national requirement for face masks in hospitals last month, yet many hospitals continue to insist on them. But why, when the Health & Safety Executive is clear that they do not provide protection?
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Voltaire Network
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offsite link London bans Russia's participation in OSCE forum Fri Jun 24, 2022 06:50 | en

offsite link Unification of Russian and Belarusian armies Thu Jun 23, 2022 21:52 | en

offsite link EU launches blockade of Kaliningrad Thu Jun 23, 2022 21:39 | en

offsite link Dr. Volodymyr & Mr. Zelensky: the dark side of the Ukrainian president, by Guy M... Thu Jun 23, 2022 08:29 | en

offsite link Against Omicron, natural immunity more efficient than vaccines Wed Jun 22, 2022 17:21 | en

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Slovakia With a “Voluntary” Mass Testing Scheme, But If You Don’t “Volunteer” You Can’t Work, Enter Shops, or Go Outside

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Saturday December 05, 2020 19:53author by Pol Pot Report this post to the editors

Totally voluntary except for the threatened house arrest without trial part

Now before reading this bear in mind the recent scientific report (see here that says the PCR test is completely useless and even though they used the antigen test that in fact has got it's own major flaws and it will be easier to accept that what happened in Slovakia is a trial run of the police state system and there is no plan to exit it.

Slovakia has just pulled off a feat that no other country has managed: It has tested almost its entire teen and adult population to find out how many are infected with the coronavirus.

The answer, Prime Minister Igor Matovič said Monday, is 1.06 percent.

A total of 3,625,322 Slovaks over the age of nine were given antigen swab tests over the weekend, with 38,359 testing positive. The number tested represents 95 percent of the targeted population of about 3.8 million. [The question remains is worth the swabs used to actually infect them with something else? Who knows?]

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The idea is that a negative test result exempts people from the curfew imposed this week and allows them to enter shops, provided they show the result.

“This will be a significant step for all of Slovakia on how we can win the fight against COVID-19,” Matovič said, describing the approach as an alternative to a hard lockdown.

“It means we don’t have to kill the economy,” he said. “This is a smarter solution.”

It was the first such mass testing project carried out by a country of Slovakia’s size. Other nations will be watching to see if this strategy can be effective in slowing the spread of the virus and limiting its economic damage.

Slovakia has seen the number of daily infections and COVID-19-related deaths soar in the past months, after being largely spared in the first wave. [I.e the virus is going to do what the virus is going to do, but on its own schedule, in a flu season of its picking.]

Infection rates began to rise rapidly in August and September, with thousands of new infections detected daily, reaching a high of 3,363 on October 29. As of Sunday, when Slovak labs detected 1,883 positives, the country had recorded 61,826 COVID-19 infections and 219 deaths attributed to the virus.

More than one-quarter of the total number of infections and deaths were recorded over the week of October 25 to 31.

Some 40,000 medics, soldiers, firefighters, police, local administrative employees and volunteers helped carry out the testing, which was performed at about 5,000 sites around the country. The tests were free and voluntary, but those who refused to be tested will have to self-isolate for 10 days in their homes.

Matovič went on Facebook late Sunday to thank those who took part in the project, writing: “You did it and without you this little big miracle could not have succeeded.”

In the run-up, the project had some prominent detractors, including President Zuzana Čaputová, who asked to have the testing delayed because of a lack of medical staff. However, on Sunday she took to Facebook to call the project a success.

Others questioned the decision to use the antigen swab test, which has had its accuracy questioned by studies in The Lancet and elsewhere. Some infectious-disease experts had warned that the project was a risky public health decision and could undermine public trust in measures to control the pandemic.

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