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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Georgia USA: Former DA indicted in jogger Ahmaud Arbery's murder
[NYPost] A former district attorney in Georgia was charged with trying to shield the white men who allegedly chased down and killed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery from hate crime charges last February.

Former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson was indicted for violating her oath of office and hindering a law enforcement officer.

Johnson used to work with suspect Greg McMichael, then an investigator in her office. He called the then-DA soon after he chased down Arbery, 25, in a pickup truck while his son Travis McMichael shot the victim dead in the coastal town of Brunswick, prosecutors said.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 09/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The other 1/2 of the story for Ahmaud Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery - No babe in the woods.
RAP SHEET
2013- he pleaded guilty to charges he carried a gun onto a high school campus, a year after he graduated. Rodney Ellis, police chief for the Glynn County school system, testified at Wednesday's hearing that Arbery tried to evade officers on foot and stopped only when two of them pointed guns at him.

2017 - He pleaded guilty to shoplifting charges where he tried to steal a TV from a Walmart store.

Two other officers testified they recalled encounters with Arbery, saying he became angry when questioned. He was not charged with crimes in either instance.

And a local convenience store manager, Crystal Wilson, told the judge about a young Black man who several times stole food. Wilson said she recognized it was Arbery after seeing his photo in the newspaper after his death.

Mental Issues
The judge chose not to hear testimony on Arbery's mental health, expressing concern about discussing private medical records in open court.

According the Police report.
There was an altercation between Arbery and Travis in which they struggled over a shotgun. That is when Arbery was shot.

MY TAKE
The shooters overacted and should have handled the situation better.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/03/2021 7:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Try this trick on the Washington DC DA's who failed to press charges against any of the rioters of the 2017 Inauguration.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/03/2021 7:56 Comments || Top||

#3  black jogger

I got the impression he was "running the fuck" away from some ne'er-do-well action.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 17:24 Comments || Top||

#4  The results of searching Rantburg’s archives for Mr. Arbery can be seen here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2021 19:51 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Evagelo Morris - 'If Our Flag Could Speak'
[YouTube] During this uncertain time, we can all agree - we are all Americans and we love this nation!

The Old Glory Flag Ceremony is a time-honored tradition that symbolizes the service members rise through the ranks, but most importantly it represents their love for a nation that they so proudly serve. Imagine our flag has a personality. Here is its message, its song.



Posted by: Besoeker || 09/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under:



How to properly clean your Kalashnikov
[Palmetto] So you just got your first AK-47 RIfle, congratulations and let me humbly welcome you to the club. You now have one of the most simple and effective tools of self-protection out there. Many battles have been fought with the AK rifle by many different groups; They are built tough and will work under just about any condition.

In this post, we will help you understand how to properly clean/maintain your AK-47 after putting some 7.62x39mm rounds through it and show you what products we like to use to accomplish this task.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  My older brother , a Riverboat Vet, told me how he "cleaned" an AK-47: pull the magazine, lock open the bolt, lean over the side and slosh water through the AK-47. If that doesn't 'fix things' then toss it over the side and get another from the pile of guns from captured VC arm caches. But I doubt that was what the author of article would want to hear.
Posted by: magpie || 09/03/2021 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Cleaning an AK. What a novel concept.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/03/2021 10:13 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Yeah, I'm told dunking it in a mud puddle works.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/03/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Put a round through it. Presto, no more spiders.
Posted by: KBK || 09/03/2021 11:26 Comments || Top||

#5  I keep my AK clean but I don’t know why.
Posted by: Lonzo Hapsburg5562 || 09/03/2021 18:01 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
All Texans who legally own a firearm can now carry openly in public without permit or training - amid 14% rise in gun violence in the state
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • New law allows Texas residents who legally own guns to carry the firearms openly without a license or having to complete training

  • It is now the 20th state in the U.S. to allow residents to openly carry a firearm without a permit after after Iowa, Tennessee, Montana, Utah and Wyoming all passed a similar laws this year

  • Gov. Greg Abbot had vowed to make Texas a 'sanctuary state' for gun rights

  • The law comes two years after the deadly El Passo and Midland and Odessa mass shootings that left 30 dead and dozens injured

  • The state has seen a 14% rise in shootings in 2021, with 38 shootings reported this August, a 40% increase in last year
    Is that increase across the state. or just in Democrat-controlled cities that are hospitable to Antifa/BLM and gangs?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What about openly carrying a katana?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 2:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Unless you are bird or hog hunting in the wilderness, so-called 'open carry' is a recipe for disaster. Just my 2 cents worth.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/03/2021 2:39 Comments || Top||

#3  14% rise in gun violence in the state

"Gun violence" is code for young black criminals shooting other young black criminals.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/03/2021 2:50 Comments || Top||

#4  "Gun violence" is code for young black criminals shooting other young black criminals.

Wonder how ban on abortion will affect this?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 2:53 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ Urban, drug related turf wars and tribal culling. Nothing much done about it in the last half-century or so. Nothing much will likely be done about it in the next half-century.

Roe v Wade is a Gov't legislated and funded auxiliary culling technique. The impacts of it's ending are yet to be determined.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/03/2021 2:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Much like changing the sentencing on Fentanyl usage I suppose. Reduces the head count, perhaps not the body count.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 7:00 Comments || Top||

#7  open carry just makes you the first target
Posted by: Retard Strength || 09/03/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||

#8  What about openly carrying a katana?

Sure, but not within 1000 ft of school, voting, court, racetrack or airport unless the length is <5.5 inches. Longer, and it's a location restricted knife.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

#9  A way of scaring off the non-local Californista infestation?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/03/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#10  I was in a McDonalds in Texas the other day and a customer had a side iron in a secure holster and no one took offense. No one appeared concerned.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/03/2021 12:13 Comments || Top||

#11  Oh, you might have some roosters for a while, but will end up being mostly unnoticed.

Then again, we aren't on The Border.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/03/2021 14:09 Comments || Top||

#12  #8 A Katana typically is a long sword with a length of three to four feet
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 16:08 Comments || Top||

#13  Naginata? That's my cane.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/03/2021 16:14 Comments || Top||

#14  A Katana typically is a long sword with a length of three to four feet

So don't take it to school, and you're OK.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 17:27 Comments || Top||

#15  ^But how I'm supposed to defend myself from female students?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 17:32 Comments || Top||

#16  ^ Carry it concealed (suggests the idiot who carried nunchucks in his Lydonesque sportcoat for a while (mostly for entertainment value))?
Posted by: Chusoting Clomoting4647 || 09/03/2021 17:52 Comments || Top||

#17  Lydonesque sportcoat????
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 18:18 Comments || Top||

#18  Something like this? Lydon jacket
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2021 20:06 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Congo says 12 dead, 4,400 sick following Angola mine tailings leak
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Reuters story - Congo says Angola tailings pollution kills 12, to seek compensation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/03/2021 2:36 Comments || Top||

#2  I wasn't aware that diamond mine tailings were particularly toxic. This being 2021, I'd be totally unsurprised if it turned out to be a Chinese Ebola mine.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/03/2021 2:48 Comments || Top||

#3  It's the chemical extraction processes and run-off that presents the danger. Mercury is often used in SA gold mining.

Here is some additional info.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/03/2021 2:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Cyanide for gold
Posted by: Frank G || 09/03/2021 6:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't drink the orange water!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 6:56 Comments || Top||

#6  #2 Wiki: The Catoca diamond mine is the fourth largest diamond mine in the world, and is located in Angola. The mine is owned by a consortium of international mining interests, including Endiama (the state mining company of Angola) (32.8% ownership), Alrosa of Russia (32.8%), Odebrecht of Brazil (16.4%), and the Diamond Finance CY BV Group (16.8%).
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 09/03/2021 9:21 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
In Ingushetia, tourists are advised not to wear shorts and touch women
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Ingushetia issued a memo for tourists with recommendations on how to dress and behave so as not to offend local residents and not cause them an unwanted reaction. The rules are published on the official page of the Dzheyrakh district administration in Instagram.

In the rules of conduct, guests are advised, first of all, to monitor their appearance, not to drink alcohol, and women not to smoke, and men not to try to talk to unfamiliar women, and even more so not to touch them with their hands. A separate piece of advice concerns visiting the houses of local residents and inviting them to food. It is not customary to reject such a traditional sign of hospitality in Ingushetia in order not to offend the owner.

"Do not try to talk to unfamiliar women, do not stare at women, and even less point your hand or finger in their direction. In case you are officially introduced to a woman, do not reach out. To avoid an awkward situation, just tilt your head slightly as a sign that you are pleased to meet you," they advise men in the memo.

As for the appearance of a tourist, here women are advised not to wear tight-fitting, open and transparent clothes, "no open bellies and deep neckline." Men are warned against wearing shorts, which "in Ingushetia are only worn by children," and they are not advised to "bare their backs, let alone their breasts."

"When visiting absolutely any region of our country, it is important to know about local customs and rules of conduct. This will help to avoid embarrassing situations, as well as enjoy the trip and communication with the local population without fear of offending anyone," summarizes the recommendations in the memo.
Posted by: badanov || 09/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So I guess nude sunbathing is out.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 8:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Tourism in Ingushetta...
Like Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, I guess they go there for the health giving waters.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/03/2021 12:07 Comments || Top||

#3  What's the penalty for going into the women's spa and waiving your junk around?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/03/2021 14:10 Comments || Top||

#4  A Turkish cafe in old new Munich.
"I once again lifted my tunic --
Yes, just as before! --
At the Sultan's back door,
And last year I retired as Head Eunuch."
Posted by: Chusoting Clomoting4647 || 09/03/2021 17:24 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Why is North Korea reheating its nuclear program?
[DW] Analysts say cash-strapped Pyongyang is returning to its strategy of trying to obtain concessions from the international community by threatening nuclear proliferation.

The United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
' nuclear watchdog described the resumption of operations over the weekend at North Korea
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2021 01:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Why is North Korea reheating its nuclear program?

Because they can. Next?

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/03/2021 4:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Crematoriums full?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 6:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Weak horse is obvious
Posted by: Frank G || 09/03/2021 6:59 Comments || Top||

#4  He wants more baksheesh from Blinken, Biden and Chuckie?
Posted by: magpie || 09/03/2021 11:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Weak horse is obvious

I thought he meant 'as in beating a dead horse'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 17:21 Comments || Top||


China bans 'sissy men' from TV, demands masculine role models and orders broadcasters to stop promoting 'vulgar internet stars' as President Xi expands his war on fame and capitalism
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Heh. Nice try, but you cannot change Chinese men. Majority of them are incredibly immature and lazy.
Posted by: Wren || 09/03/2021 5:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Majority of them are incredibly immature and lazy.

The boss class, with no class.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 17:29 Comments || Top||


Economy
Amazon asks delivery partners NOT to screen potential drivers for marijuana in a bid to overcome labor shortages
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This oughtta lead to some interesting liability issues.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/03/2021 11:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Optimized matrix.
More money to be made in sales and delivery than lost deep pocket liability settlements.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2021 17:30 Comments || Top||

#3  One issue with marijuana screening, unlike blood alcohol which measures current intoxication, is that the marijuana screen is detecting metabolites that hang around for days or weeks after use. It doesn't tell you how high someone is *right now*.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/03/2021 18:25 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
The Rise and Fall of Hydroxychloroquine for the Treatment and Prevention of COVID-19
[PMC] - The efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 has received great attention, and most notably, the enthusiasm for HCQ has been one of politicization rather than science. Laboratory studies and case series published early in the pandemic supported its efficacy. The scientific community raced to conduct observational and randomized evaluations of the drug in all stages of the disease, including prophylaxis, early treatment, and advanced disease. Yet a divisive media response affected recruitment, funding, and subsequent enthusiasm for continuing scientific investigations.
Not just the media has been divisive. All those politicians, and the science professionals who have supported them, shouting about “settled science” will one day have a place in science textbooks next to Piltdown Man and Trofim Lysenko.
Of the more than 300 HCQ trials registered, fewer than 50% report having recruited any patients, and most trials might fail to achieve any useful portions of their intended sample size. Multiple observational studies and two large randomized trials have demonstrated HCQ does not offer efficacy against COVID-19 in hospitalized patients.
As expected. HCQ was originally presented as part of a treatment protocol to be used as a prophylactic upon exposure and immediately upon the onset of symptoms to reduce the progress of the disease so that hospitalization would not become needed. HCQ is one of several ionophores that pull zinc ions into the cell, where the zinc inhibits reproduction of RNA viruses like Covid-19. The original treatment package included HCQ, zinc, azithromycin for its anti-inflammatory effect, and vitamins D and C which strengthen the immune system. Aspirin was later added to reduce the formation of damaging tiny blood clots. Once the immune response has progressed to the point of cytokine storm, the actual infection no longer matters.
Prophylaxis studies and early treatment studies provided heterogeneous results and are plagued by low event rates and poor study outcome monitoring. Emerging high-quality evaluations of prophylaxis and early treatment do not support a role for HCQ in these populations.
“Emerging”? That sounds like a premature conclusion.
The story of HCQ for COVID-19 has followed a pattern of initial enthusiasm supported by poor quality evidence, followed by disappointment based on more rigorous evaluations. The experience of HCQ in the COVID-19 era calls for the depoliticization of science away from media glare.
Depoliticization would be really nice. Especially at the NIH, CDC, FDA, and WHO.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 15:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I already showed you how they rigged the trials. You just looked away, asshole. Since you're not willing to look at the actual data, go bother someone else. Maybe go to reddit, they like the vax.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/03/2021 16:18 Comments || Top||

#2  I already showed you how they rigged the trials.

No. That you showed to me that you are a zealot incapable of rational thought.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 16:54 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 Please don’t shoot my dog when you come to forcefully vaccinate us.
Posted by: Saltie Fork || 09/03/2021 17:08 Comments || Top||

#4  ^Nobody's going to shoot your dog - the use of Predator UAVs to deal with unvaccinated has been approved.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 17:23 Comments || Top||

#5  #2. The fact you’ve taken Your vax (or two or three) doesn’t give you the moral high ground. You’re just another schmuck who took a shot. The effect of the vax is still largely unknown. I hope it be vax works but just shut up.
Posted by: Lonzo Hapsburg5562 || 09/03/2021 17:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Oh, you had to Look Away from the actual details because I'm a zealot. Right.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/03/2021 17:58 Comments || Top||

#7  Nah, these are the type of people who will poison your dog, spread a rumor it really died of Covid 20, and have the neighborhood Karens do the door knock with them behind.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/03/2021 18:15 Comments || Top||

#8  Yada, yada, yada. The fact is, your covid anti-vaxxerism is finished as a popular movement in USA. Because,
Insurance companies are now asking COVID-19 patients to share in the cost of their treatment

Your fellow scientific geniuses may ignore the risks of death or permanent impairment - because "It can't happen to me: I'm special" - but they can't ignore the rise in their insurance premiums.

So, I suggest you fellas find a new venue. I bet most of you will shine as "Intelligent Design" advocates.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 18:28 Comments || Top||

#9  p.s. I don't actually object to your faith (or whatever) it's the "scientific proofs" of your position that you feel compelled to share with the rest of us that gets me irritated. What's so hard to understand about "Please Don't Litter - Help Keep Rantburg Clean"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 18:39 Comments || Top||

#10  So long as its your articles, and follow your opinions, to your conclusions on our own. Got it.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/03/2021 18:52 Comments || Top||

#11  It occurs to me that the only kook articles posted, like the magnetized shots, have been posted by you, g(r)om, as a means to set up and bash those you don't agree with.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/03/2021 18:56 Comments || Top||

#12  g(r)omgoru is not the only one to post kook articles on the subject, swksvolFF. There are plenty of fixed opinions on both extremes here.

g(r)omgoru, disagreeing with you is not proof that the other is either stupid or ignorant.

HCQ is one of a number of zinc ionophores that can be useful as part of a prophylactic protocol and in the early stage of the disease to prevent progression of the thing. Its advantage is that it is inexpensive, has a long history of use so dosages and dangers are well known and, until the Dr. Fauci drummed up anti-HCQ hysteria, was readily available in the U.S. But others, such as quercetin, are nutraceuticals that do not need a doctor’s prescription, available in a variety of foods or in the vitamin aisle of American grocery stores and drug stores.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2021 19:37 Comments || Top||

#13  Apologies; I submit to your honor in fairness and retract the absolution, guilty of my breaking my own rule of Unchangeable Opinion Based On Incomplete Data.

For 12 months now, I have been witness to ignorant decision making and outright propaganda and have relied mainly on observation evidence.

I submit two more data points, or more accurately for everyone reading, anecdotes.

One: a known known, who does not go to hospital except when no other option allows to squirm out, submitted oneself for lack of breathing. After a Z-Pack, if you will, patient was home in 48 hours.

Two: the long term health effects and damage from Covid Regulations has cost two people their lives - liver failure. Not to say they didn't have problems already, but the house arrest gave virtue to their addiction.

And say what you will about Islam/the covering of the face, at the end of the day when the veil comes off, it is a joyous move..too many see the removal of this Covid Facemask as a negative increase threat.

I guess witnessing two funerals which deserved so much more than cats hiding in a box was heart breaking, the 8 year old girl who jumped from me like I was a coiled rattlesnake got me thinking about the emotional toll.

Also, witnessing two confirmed with The Covid survive when their own lifestyles should have had them in the ground on their own accords five years ago.

Suppose that is four, then.

Cannot speak for our esteemed host and his and family's ordeal. It was about the same time as my associate and his Z-Pack and the fashionable hits against supplemental or passive actions.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/03/2021 20:40 Comments || Top||

#14  To crib from a sister thread today concerning Dune, Fear is the Mind Killer. I abhor both wings of the question, and only wish us humans here come to their own conclusions and the population of Rantburg allowed to their own conclusions based upon their own situations without the strain of peer pressure.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/03/2021 20:44 Comments || Top||


#16  The novel pathogenic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causes COVID-19 and remains a threat to global public health. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been shown to prevent viral infection in cell-culture systems, but human clinical trials did not observe a significant improvement in COVID-19 patients treated with these compounds. Here we show that hydroxychloroquine interferes with only one of two somewhat redundant pathways by which the SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein is activated to mediate infection. The first pathway is dependent on the endosomal protease cathepsin L and sensitive to hydroxychloroquine, whereas the second pathway is dependent on TMPRSS2, which is unaffected by this compound. We further show that SARS-CoV-2 is more reliant than SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV-1) on the TMPRSS2 pathway, and that this difference is due to a furin cleavage site present in the SARS-CoV-2 S protein. Finally, we show that combinations of hydroxychloroquine and a clinically tested TMPRSS2 inhibitor work together to effectively inhibit SARS-CoV-2 entry. Thus TMPRSS2 expression on physiologically relevant SARS-CoV-2 target cells may bypass the antiviral activities of hydroxychloroquine, and explain its lack of in vivo efficacy.
Posted by: John Frum || 09/03/2021 20:55 Comments || Top||

#17  If, dear readers, you do not mind my indulgence, I would like to quote as sorts one of the storytelling epics available.

The Marvel Comics series.

Bear with me. It is an epic, it is modern, and it is topical.

In Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark/Iron Man goes on a tirade against Steve Rodgers/Captain America towards the beginning of the film. "What we needed, was an Iron Suit, damned the peoples' rights" or some such. It was framed that Starks was right, and that a iron clapdown would have avoided that whole Thanos situation. Because Starks is infallable.

Wrong.

Had there not have been Ultron, and the Iron Suit Around the World have taken place, then no Avengers would be around and that idea of Independent Thought would have been squashed and come Thanos' goons would have rolled over Earth, close credits, please throw away your movie trash.

https://youtu.be/4FXHnmO2qK8
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/03/2021 21:07 Comments || Top||


Coronavirus: Who are Israel's seriously ill patients?
[JPost] - As of Thursday morning, there were some 250 COVID-19 patients in serious condition. What are their ages and what is their vaccination status?

About 210 of them are individuals over the age of 60. Of those, 153 were fully vaccinated, seven were in the process of getting fully immunized and 50 were not vaccinated.

Of the 40 patients in serious condition aged under 60, however, only nine were fully inoculated, one was partially vaccinated and 30 had not received any vaccine.
And, I'll bet you that among the seriously ill vaccinated majority didn't get the third shot in time.

Ask and ye shall receive:
New daily infections top 10,000 for 4th straight day; serious cases further dip

[IsraelTimes] Expert advising government says morbidity declining faster than recently predicted; relaxed quarantine rules for those immunized against COVID take effect.

The Health Ministry on Friday reported 11,210 new coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
infections the day before, as serious cases continued declining amid a national campaign to administer vaccine booster shots.

Segal attributed the record levels of daily infections to increased testing of children around the start of the school year, which began Wednesday.
Israel has now recorded over 10,000 new cases for four straight days, with Thursday’s figure below the daily record of 11,265 infections confirmed Wednesday.

Despite surging infections, serious cases have begun falling since peaking at 753 on Sunday, with the Health Ministry reporting 667 people at death's door from COVID-19 complications as of Friday morning.

The positive test rate Thursday was 8.43 percent, the highest its been during the current wave of morbidity.

The corpse count stood at 7,122, with 13 fatalities recorded Thursday.

The Health Ministry also reported 6,005,150 people have received at least one vaccine dose and 5,501,924 have gotten two shots. Another 2,493,222 have been administered a third dose.

"Morbidity is continuing to decline even faster than the scenario we presented two weeks ago. Hopefully it will continue like this," Eran Segal, a Weizmann Institute computational biologist who is a top government adviser on COVID, wrote on Twitter.

Segal attributed the record levels of daily infections to increased testing of children around the start of the school year, which began Wednesday.

Also Friday, new quarantine rules for arriving travelers took effect, with those now defined by the Health Ministry as immunized exempt from having to self-isolate for a week.

Under the new guidelines, which were announced Sunday as the booster shots were made available to all Israelis eligible to be vaccinated, anyone who received a third dose at least a week before only has to quarantine for a day or upon receiving a negative test result.

The exemption also applies to those who have had their second vaccine dose within the last six months or those who recovered from COVID in the past half year. Following the six months, anyone who recovered must receive a vaccine shot to continue to be exempt from quarantine.

The relaxed quarantine rules do not apply to travelers coming from "red" countries with high infection rates, where Israelis are currently barred from visiting without special permission.
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#1  On goes the insanity. Swiss doing better than most countries and Bangladesh "one of the most densely populated countries in the world" not a peep. I spoke to a gentleman from Bangladesh about this and he said they were so poor so hence lack of interest to the world. So as always follow the money. George Soros and Gates have invested in vaccine testing I understand. Both pillars in healthcare. So the cabal grows bigger every day, media, medical, political and educational system. Seems the state of mind of humankind is in retrograde(I am seeing this in nearly all aspects in human interactions).
Posted by: Dale || 09/03/2021 3:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Are they skipping categories intentionally or just plain sloppy. Another report from the UK on breakthrough infections - People with frailty and other health conditions that limited their independence were up to two times more more likely to get COVID-19 after vaccination, and of getting sick.

Why do I get the feeling is like 'gun violence' that fails to identify who's doing the shooting because of political considerations not public safety? /rhet question
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/03/2021 6:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Of those, 153 were fully vaccinated, seven were in the process of getting fully immunized and 50 were not vaccinated.

Don't tell g(r)om...
Posted by: Warthog || 09/03/2021 9:11 Comments || Top||

#4  No mention of the previously infected unvaxed in serious condition. I'll take that as a 0/250.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 09/03/2021 10:47 Comments || Top||

#5  "Now, Dr. Marion Gruber, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccines office, and her deputy, Dr. Philip Krause have both resigned, accusing the White House and CDC of pushing booster shots without supporting data."
Posted by: Dale || 09/03/2021 11:11 Comments || Top||

#6  ...Twister and Fakebook accounts already blocked.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/03/2021 11:19 Comments || Top||

#7  The reporting has been bad from the start of this thing with respect to who is getting seriously ill, and seems worse on the breakthrough infections. It’s not just age, but comorbidity, particularly obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Israel also has some very unique genetic populations. I’ve seen nothing that addresses whether there are genetic subsets of the population that are more affected than the general population.
Posted by: Remoteman || 09/03/2021 19:12 Comments || Top||


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#1  The Cool-O-Meter set at 11.
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#3  ^Still, they did call it "Firefly".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Indeed...great TV Series...bought the entire thing off Apple awhile back. Worth it for Morena Baccarin alone!
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Israel is now the world's Covid hotspot: Cases soar despite country's trail-blazing vaccine roll-out - sparking fears other highly-vaccinated countries will be hit by another wave
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Israel has become the Covid capital of the world despite leading the charge on vaccines, in a clear warning sign that Britain, the US and other highly-immunised nations are still vulnerable to another wave.

Stats compiled by Oxford University-backed research team Our World in Data shows there were a record 1,892 Covid cases per million people in Israel on Wednesday — nearly 0.2 per cent of the entire population in a single day.

That was significantly higher than second worst-hit Mongolia, where the rate was 1,119 per million, and double the figures for Kosovo (980), Georgia (976) and Montenegro (909), which rounded out the top five.

The figure only looks at one day's worth of tests and Israel's high rate is thought to have been driven up by a huge testing push ahead of schools reopening there.

But the country has consistently reported some of the highest infection rates in the world since mid-August amid an unprecedented third wave, despite being one of the most vaccinated nations in the world.

For comparison, 522 people per million in the UK tested positive yesterday and the figure was closer to 595 in the US. It suggests protection gained from vaccines is starting to buckle in the face of the highly-transmissible Delta variant.
While Israel is seeing record case numbers in its fourth wave, the jabs are still protecting against severe illness with Covid deaths running at about half of the level of its second wave, even though fatalities have risen sharply in the last month.

Israel has been offering booster jabs to people over the age of 60 since July, and data suggests the scheme has helped to curb rising hospital admissions. The country has since expanded the top-up drive to everyone over 12 who has already had two doses.
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#1  So far man has been unable to eradicate a virus....
Posted by: The Traveling Unvaxed || 09/03/2021 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  I dunno. We kicked smallpox in its microbial groin. And polio would be pretty much gone if it weren't for some Islamic countries where it manages to hang on.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/03/2021 1:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Stats compiled by Oxford University-backed research team Our World in Data shows there were a record 1,892 Covid cases per million people in Israel on Wednesday

That's # of positive tests.
COVID in Israel: Daily Cases Hit New Record, but Serious Cases Decline

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 2:07 Comments || Top||


#5  ^Can't have herd immunity WITHOUT long term immune memory.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2021 8:29 Comments || Top||

#6  There is still a lot of doubt as to whether the current vaccines are effective against c19.
A person can still contract c19 and become ill, maybe die. The vaccines require a booster after six months, and maybe more boosters, and you can still become ill. There are questions about the safety and side effects of the vaccines. There is no long term data on the c19 vaccines.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 09/03/2021 10:41 Comments || Top||

#7  Polio is still here. They simply call it other names. Fellows grandson is currently paralyzed from the neck down. He said they call it AMS or Guillain-Barre now. You don't know what to believe anymore. Fellows wife left him of 30 years. Despondent he shoots himself dead. DX Covid. Wife collected over $200,000 in life insurance with that DX. Big win for that DX also for medical system, $38,000 now?. Well a lot anyway.
Posted by: Dale || 09/03/2021 10:48 Comments || Top||

#8  Depending on your genetic, the vaccine sets the stage for ADE, exactly as intended.
Posted by: Zebulon de Medici9635 || 09/03/2021 17:33 Comments || Top||

#9  Fellows grandson is currently paralyzed from the neck down. He said they call it AMS or Guillain-Barre now.

Without infection by the the polio virus, Dale, the result, though it may look the same, is not polio.
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