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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is being criticized from all sides over comments she made last week in an interview.

Appearing on ABC News to discuss Omicron variant death statistics, Walensky was asked about a new CDC study that found COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death. The study looked at more than 1 million people who completed primary vaccination (two shots, no booster, or one Johnson & Johnson shot) between December 2020 and October 2021. Researchers found that “severe COVID-19-associated outcomes” occurred only in only 0.015% of vaccinated people. Deaths were rare, happening in only 0.0033% of cases.

“Severe COVID-19 outcomes were defined as hospitalization with a diagnosis of acute respiratory failure, need for noninvasive ventilation (NIV), admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) including all persons requiring invasive mechanical ventilation, or death (including discharge to hospice),” the study said. “Among 1,228,664 persons who completed primary vaccination during December 2020–October 2021, a total of 2,246 (18.0 per 10,000 vaccinated persons) developed COVID-19 and 189 (1.5 per 10,000) had a severe outcome, including 36 who died (0.3 deaths per 10,000).”

The study explained that people most at risk from developing a severe outcome were older than 65, are immunosuppressed, or have at least one of six other underlying health conditions.

Digging into these results on Friday, Walensky told “Good Morning America” that the vast majority of people who died of COVID-19 after primary vaccination had at least four underlying conditions that increased their risk of serious illness. Those conditions include diabetes, and chronic kidney, cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, and liver diseases.

“The overwhelming number of deaths, over 75%, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities. So really these were people who were unwell to begin with, and yes, really encouraging news in the context of Omicron,” Walensky said, referring to deaths of vaccinated people examined in the study, not total deaths from COVID-19.

Some people on social media attacked the CDC director for allegedly speaking disrespectfully toward disabled or chronically ill people. Newsweek reported that Twitter users posted #MyDisabledLifeIsWorthy with comments criticizing Walensky for saying she was encouraged that COVID-19 deaths among the vaccinated appear limited to people with preexisting health conditions or disabilities.

“Contrary to popular belief, CDC Director, disabled people aren’t just data points … How callous to say you’re encouraged by the prospect of their deaths,” Imani Barbarin, a disability rights activist, wrote.

Matthew Cortland, a lawyer who suffers from a chronic illness, tweeted: “It is ‘encouraging’ to [Walensky] that chronically ill and disabled Americans are dying … our deaths clearly don’t count.”

Many others shared similar comments, some of them nasty. The social media backlash prompted Walensky to respond on Sunday with a tweet emphasizing the CDC’s dedication to protecting people with comorbidities from COVID-19.

“We must protect people with comorbidities from severe COVID-19. I went into medicine—HIV specifically—and public health to protect our most at-risk,” she wrote. “CDC is taking steps to protect those at highest risk, including those with chronic health conditions, disabilities and older adults.”

But the CDC director faced more backlash for entirely different reasons. Several individuals called attention to Walensky’s comment that over 75% of COVID deaths were people with “at least four comorbidities.” These critics took her comments out of context, leaving out the vaccination effectiveness study and claiming she was saying that 75% of all coronavirus-related deaths were from people with comorbidities.

“How many had 2/3 things that would likely kill them or were in late stage terminal cancer, or were hit by a bus?” Donald Trump Jr. asked. “Whats the # of truly healthy?”

“This means they shut down the country, stole two years of education from children, sent thousands of businesses under, and caused mass hysteria when only 209,000 deaths weren’t people already deathly sick,” Greg Price, a senior digital strategist for X Strategies LLC, a political consulting and digital marketing firm, said.

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  • The bottom line for me in ALL of this latest data that’s being released is fantastic! Why? First, my husband has stage IV renal cell carcinoma and I have congestive heart failure that’s currently being managed. Both of us received two doses of the Moderna vaccine ages ago, we will not be boosted. Our Doctors pushed and we listened and while I worry about possible long term issues I don’t dwell on it. However, we continue to support and defend those that choose not to be vaxxed.

    So why fantastic? Because this data is coming out/leaking before the mid-terms. Any patriot knows that last election was fraudulent, and done so horribly wrong because people were scared! People bought into the hysteria (some still are) surrounding the virus and mail in ballots made it all possible. Talk to people!! We’ve all been so isolated but people need to be informed and our media isn’t going to do! Arm yourselves with the data and talk calmly and respectfully to your neighbors and communities. It’s the only way for the Dems and their evil madness to be stopped.

  • mamabear says:

    Here’s another liar that doesn’t want people to know the facts. Liar, Liar, pants on fire!!!

  • Been lying since 2020 to date & no media has pressured for real answers
    OK NOW END the Mandates

  • Kevlar Stone says:

    Watch bitch bat her eyes and talk a hundred miles per hour, in hopes people only listen to her bullshit at 60 miles per hour. Typical liberal skank. It shows in her eyes. She is probably related to kamala

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    Autopsy Reveals Death of 26-Year-Old Man Who Developed Myocarditis was Due to Pfizer Vaccine

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    Joseph Keating, 26 years old from Dakota, died of myocarditis on Nov. 12, 2021 four days after receiving his third Pfizer shot.

    His family members said he was experiencing rare and mild symptoms including increased heart rate, fatigue, muscle soreness.

    According to the autopsy report and death certificate obtained by the Defender, Keating’s cause of death revealed that “post-Pfizer Covid
    vaccination myocarditis has been identified to cause left ventricular dysfunction.”

    The CDC was informed but still not following up despite verified proof that the vaccine inflamed and attacked Keating’s heart.

    Here’s a copy of the autopsy:

    The Defender reported:

    In an exclusive interview with The Defender, Joseph’s father, mother and sister said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not investigated Joseph’s death.

    The CDC also did not contact the pathologist who performed the autopsy or request the documents which confirmed Joseph’s death was caused by the Pfizer vaccine.

    According to the autopsy report and certificate of death, Joseph died from severe heart damage from “myocarditis in the left ventricle due to the recent Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine.”

    Joseph’s mother, Cayleen, said her son was pro-vaccine and worked in an environment where he needed to be vaccinated. According to Joseph’s vaccination cards, he received his first Pfizer shot on March 26, 2021, and the second dose on April 16, and received a third booster dose on Nov. 8, 2021.

    After Joseph died, an autopsy had to be performed to confirm the cause of death.

    “When they first did the preliminaries they couldn’t find anything — his heart looked normal,” Cayleen said. But “the pathologist said he was going to do 22 different slides to see what he could find.”

    Meanwhile, Cayleen said she started hearing stories about young males getting myocarditis from COVID vaccines.

    “I knew COVID could cause MIS-C [multisystem inflammatory syndrome], but nobody told me the vaccine was giving people myocarditis,” Cayleen said. “There’s a big difference between COVID giving you myocarditis and a vaccine giving you myocarditis and actually killing you.”

    Joseph’s private physician called the family after his autopsy results were back and told Cayleen if she would have called him and informed him of Joseph’s symptoms, he would have said it was just a side effect of the vaccine.

    Joseph’s sister, Kaylee, said, “My brother felt he wasn’t bad enough to seek medical attention because he wasn’t having any symptoms, it just came out of nowhere.”

    “That’s what is so amazing that he didn’t have any chest pain, he didn’t feel his heart flutter, he didn’t have any shortness of breath,” Cayleen said. “I mean two hours before he died he has 100 percent oxygen concentration. It just didn’t show anything outside of an elevated heart rate.”

    Cayleen said she took a full set of vitals and her son just didn’t feel sick. “When you’re sick, you’re in bed, but he just never felt that way. He just got into a rate the heart couldn’t keep up with and he died.”

    CDC ignores reports of death caused by myocarditis

    Both Joseph’s family and the pathologist submitted a report to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), but to this day, neither have been contacted by the CDC about Joseph’s death.

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    Ralph Northam Pardons Democrat State Senator Jailed For Underage Sex Crimes in His Final Act as Virginia Governor

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    Governor Blackface-Klansman Ralph Northam pardoned a Democrat who was jailed for underage sex crimes in his final act as Virginia governor.

    Northam pardoned Democrat state senator Joe Morrissey, who was charged for having a sexual relationship with his 17-year-old law firm receptionist.

    In 2014, Morrissey, who was 57 years old at the time, was sentenced to 12 months in jail for engaging in sex acts with a 17-year-old.

    Morrissey married his receptionist after she turned 18 and they now have four children.

    Richmond Times-Dispatch reported:

    Gov. Ralph Northam has pardoned Sen. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond, for a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor related to his relationship with a 17-year-old law firm assistant who later became his wife.

    Morrissey, then a delegate, was convicted in 2014. He and his wife, Myrna, are now raising four children.

    Morrissey said he learned of the pardon on Thursday. Northam granted him what’s called a simple pardon.

    “To say that I was extremely pleased with what the governor did would be, perhaps for me, the understatement of the 2022 General Assembly session,” he said.

    “Most importantly, my wife is grateful,” he said.

    And although their young children don’t understand a pardon yet, they’ll be grateful someday for the governor’s action, Morrissey said.

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    British Police Make Multiple Arrests In Connection With Texas Synagogue Hostage Situation

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    British law enforcement officials released a statement late on Sunday night stating that they have made multiple arrests in connection with a British national who took several Jewish people hostage at a synagogue in Texas over the weekend.

    “As part of the ongoing investigation into the attack that took place at a Synagogue in Texas on 15 January 2022, Officers from Counter Terror Policing North West have made two arrests in relation to the incident,” the Greater Manchester Police said in a statement. “Two teenagers were detained in South Manchester this evening. They remain in custody for questioning.”

    “CTP North West and CTP International operations continues to assist the investigation being led by the US authorities, and police forces in the region are liaising with local communities to put in place any measures to provide further reassurance,” the statement concluded.

    The news comes after Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN on Sunday that “the FBI has now fanned their investigation out to London and Tel Aviv” and that it had “turned into an international investigation.”

    “So there’s something more here,” he added.

    The suspect claimed to be the brother of convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, who is currently serving an 86-year prison sentence in the U.S. for trying to kill American forces in Afghanistan. However, it appears that the suspect was not the brother of Siddiqui.

    “And so I think we’re going to find out a lot more in the next 24, 48 hours. He is British. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s Pakistani, just like Siddiqui. And we need to get to the bottom of this,” McCaul continued. “We haven’t seen one of these radicalized attacks in a few years now, and it is disturbing to see it raise its ugly head again.”

    Aafia Siddiqui is “linked to al Qaeda and was convicted in 2010 of attempting to kill Americans in Afghanistan,” Foreign Policy reported. “Siddiqui … who’s known in counterterrorism circles as ‘Lady al Qaeda,’ has been linked to 9/11 ringleader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and was once on the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists list. Educated in the United States — she studied at M.I.T. and received a doctorate from Brandeis — Siddiqui was arrested in 2008 in Afghanistan carrying sodium cyanide, as well as documents describing how to make chemical weapons and dirty bombs and how to weaponize Ebola. When FBI and military officials tried to question Siddiqui, she grabbed a weapon left on the table in her interrogation room and fired upon them.”

    The suspect was killed late on Saturday evening and all hostages were freed, unharmed. It was not immediately clear whether law enforcement killed the suspect or if the suspect killed himself.

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    FBI Identifies Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taker as Malik Faisal Akram

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    The FBI identified the man who took four people hostage in the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue as Malik Faisal Akram — a British national. All of the hostages were unharmed in the standoff that lasted nearly 12 hours on Saturday.

    FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno identified 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, a British national, as the man who took four men hostage Saturday morning in Colleyville, Texas, according to a report from CBSDFW on Sunday.

    In a written statement, the FBI indicated that no other person appears to have been involved in the hostage-taking incident at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue. Akram released one of the four men held hostage at about 5 p.m. on Saturday. The remaining three hostages fled from the building approximately four hours later.

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    During a service broadcast on Facebook Saturday morning, Akram could be heard demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.

    Aafia Siddiqui, the convicted terrorist serving an 86-year prison sentence on multiple charges, is reportedly being held at the Carswell Federal Medical Center at Carswell Air Force Base near Fort Worth.

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    Virginia’s New Attorney General Is Not Messing Around: Jason Miyares Fires 30 Staffers, Opens New Investigations

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    Virginia’s new Attorney General Jason Miyares wasted no time in taking his office in a new direction after being sworn in on Saturday, as the Republican A.G. fired 30 staffers, including many attorneys who were unlikely to see eye-to-eye with his promises of enacting law and order in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The first statewide elected Latino in Virginia’s history also announced several new investigations aimed at increasing government transparency and making Old Dominion safer.

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    “We are restructuring the office, as every incoming AG has done in the past,” Civita added.

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    As reported by Fox News, several Virginia prosecutors had received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the progressive financier:

    Liberal billionaire George Soros has repeatedly poured thousands into prosecutor’s races in Virginia. In 2019, Soros provided a significant cash infusion to three winning progressive candidates, Parisa Dehghani-Tafti in Arlington County (nearly $1 million from Soros); Buta Biberaj in Loudon County ($850,000 from Soros); and Steve Descano in Fairfax County ($600,000 from Soros). Soros spent about $200,000 in a prosecutor’s race in Norfolk this year. His candidate went on to win the race.

    As Attorney General-elect, Miyares also announced that he would be pursuing legislation under Governor Glen Youngkin (R) that “would essentially say, if the chief law enforcement officer in a jurisdiction – either the chief of police or the sheriff – makes a request because a commonwealth’s attorney is not doing their job, then I’m going to do their job for them.”

    “I’m thinking specifically, some of the so-called ‘social justice’ commonwealth’s attorneys that have been elected particularly in Northern Virginia. We’re obviously aware of some pretty horrific cases,” he added.

    On Saturday, hours after being sworn into office, Miyares launched two new investigations into the Virginia Parole Board as well as Loudoun County Public schools.

    “One of the reasons Virginians get so fed up with government is the lack of transparency – and that’s a big issue here,” Miyares said in a statement. “The Virginia Parole Board broke the law when they let out murders, rapists, and cop killers early on their sentences without notifying the victims. Loudoun County Public Schools covered up a sexual assault on school grounds for political gain, leading to an additional assault of a young girl.”

    As reported by The Daily Wire on Saturday, two of the 11 executive orders signed into law by Governor Youngkin dealt directly with Virginia’s parole board and LCPS:

    • Executive Order Number Three delivers on his Day One promise to restore integrity and confidence in the Parole Board of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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    Scandal plagued the Virginia Parole Board after it came to light that the board had allegedly been granting parole to cop killers and murderers without properly following procedure. The board is supposed to inform families of the victims, as well as prosecutors, who have a right to weigh on whether or not individuals should be given parole. But Virginia’s inspector general found those instructions had not been followed.

    “It appears that neither the rules nor the law were followed,” Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Phil Ferguson said in April of 2021.

    “The three cases in Suffolk were among the worst people I’ve prosecuted in my many years as a prosecutor,” he added in reference to several convicted killers who had been granted parole. “The crimes were committed by people that maybe should have spent the rest of their life in prison.”

    In Loudoun, as is well documented by The Daily Wire, school board officials have reportedly faced myriad scandals, including allegedly covering up a sexual assault in one of their schools. That cover-up appears to have been motivated by a desire to protect the county’s transgender bathroom policy.

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    Lori Lightfoot Reportedly Called Smash-And-Grab Victim An ‘Idiot,’ Then His Store Was Cited For Various Violations

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    Joe Perillo’s business was targeted by smash-and-grab perpetrators, who stole millions of dollars worth of merchandise from his Gold Coast Exotic Motor Cars store. During a meeting with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the mayor reportedly called Perillo an “idiot,” though he didn’t hear the insult.

    Days later, Perillo’s business was cited by Chicago officials for various violations, including employees and a customer not wearing face masks, for “storing, receiving, possessing, selling nineteen bottles of liquor,” and for apparently “interfering with or obstructing the commissioner’s designee in the performance of duties,” CWB Chicago reported.

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    Two men destroyed a display case in Perillo’s business and stole eight luxury watches worth more than $1 million. Perillo then went on local and national TV to demand the city address the wave of smash-and-grab crimes.

    “It’s only a fool who keeps doing things the same way and expects different results. If the Mayor and Kim Foxx don’t do anything to get control of this, it’s not going to get better. It’s going to get worse,” Perillo told CBS2

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    Lightfoot went to Perillo’s showroom to meet with the business owner but the conversation reportedly did not go well. One source told CWB Chicago that the mayor called Perillo an “idiot” as she left the showroom. The mayor’s office wouldn’t provide details on the conversation.

    “The Mayor routinely meets with victims of crime and reached out to Mr. Perillo which resulted in a meeting. The Mayor offered to work with him to address safety and security matters at any of his dealership locations,” a spokesperson told CWB.

    Perillo told Fox News that he did not hear the mayor call him an “idiot.”

    “I’m not aware that she called me an idiot… at least she did not say that to me,” Perillo told the outlet. “In her heart, I believe she is trying her best. That said, we are both passionate individuals and have different views of how to deal with theft. I can report that there was nothing I said that in any way was foolish! I simply wanted to know what her future plans were going forward!”

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    Tim Allen To Reprise Role As Scott Calvin In New Disney ‘Santa Clause’ Series

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    Actor and comedian Tim Allen is slated to return to the North Pole as the star and executive producer of a new “Santa Clause” series scheduled for Disney Plus.

    The new project brings back “Scott Calvin” from the original trilogy of “The Santa Clause” films launched in 1994. “The Santa Clause 2” was released in 2002, while the third film, “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause,” completed the original trilogy in 2006.

    Production is reportedly scheduled for March of this year.

    “Calvin (Allen) is on the brink of his 65th birthday and realizing that he can’t be Santa forever. He’s starting to lose a step in his Santa duties and, more important, he’s got a family who could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two kids who have grown up at the Pole. With a lot of elves, children and family to please, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in a life south of the Pole,” Deadline reported on Friday.

    Disney announced on Friday that Jack Burditt (“30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” “Frasier,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) is the executive producer and showrunner, and Kevin Hench (“Last Man Standing”), Richard Baker, and Rick Messina also serve as executive producers.

    Allen’s voice has become well-known to many film lovers as the voice of the iconic “Toy Story” series of films. His role as the voice of Buzz Lightyear, shouting, “To infinity and beyond,” has touched the lives of millions of film lovers.

    In more recent years, Allen has starred in the television series “Last Man Standing” that concluded last year after nine seasons. The Daily Wire previously reported about Allen’s farewell message regarding the series:

    Tim Allen’s sitcom “Last Man Standing” will be coming to a close on Thursday night after a nine-season run and one network change. Ahead of the final episode, Allen thanked fans for their support and commitment over the years.

    “I don’t want to wrap up this story,” Allen said in the video he shared on Twitter.

    Allen’s co-star, Nancy Travis, said that we will remember the great time she had throughout the years.

    “I will just take away the memory of having a great time,” she said.

    Speaking with Fox News, Allen said he had to hold back tears when shooting the final episode.

    “Our prop guy said, ‘Which of these did you want to take?’ and it was pictures of the family from the hallway that was going away,” Allen said. “I walked in and looked at Nancy and [I’m] literally surprised I got through that scene.”

    “She really looked at me [and said], ‘Are you OK?’ and I was not OK,” he added.

    Nancy Travis said that somber departures are part of working on a long-running show.

    “It’s the nature of what we do,” she said. “But this job, in particular, we just all formed such close bonds and relationships.”

    “We just tried to portray a family and the nuances of a family, and the relationships within a family. To be able to bring that into somebody’s living room every single week is pretty incredible,” she added.

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