Surveilled and Infected,
Firstly and most cheerfully, Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii , along with Representative Tom Massey have proposed to repeal the Patriot Act and all of it's unconstitutional provisions in HR 8970.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: “The Constitution of the United States guarantees fundamental rights and freedoms for every American — including the right to privacy and protection against illegal search and seizure without probable cause. Unfortunately, the so-called Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act allowed the intelligence community to conduct mass surveillance on Americans, collecting information about our phone calls and our emails,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “Our legislation will repeal these laws and require Congress to strike the right balance between serving our national security interests and protecting our civil liberties and Fourth Amendment rights.”
The Hill has the story and 3 minute video of the honest politician (whose term will soon expire) here:The Hawaii Democrat also called out the intelligence community, saying it “has not been transparent or honest with the American people or even Congress about what they've been doing.”
COVID-19 Un-Explained, Larry Romanoff
Mr Romanoff has been doing hard and persistent investigative reporting on this virus all year. He opens with an analysis of the waves of infection which is not informed by vitamin-D levels at various times of year, or by the different seasonal patterns of spread typical for areas like Northern Eurasia and Northern North America, as compared to tropical spread patterns, typified in Texas and Peru, for instance. Otherwise his extensive and detailed research and analysis is first rate, especially regarding the origin of the virus, which may well have been Ft Detrick Maryland, the super-spreading event at the Wuhan Games, official cover-ups by national governments, especially the US. No search for "patient zero" in the US, and all information about tests for coronavirus on frozen blood and sewage from 2019 in the US are state secrets, reportable only to the feds, not the newspapers or local authorities. That was Mike Pompeo's doing, it seems.
Oh, and just like the tetanus vaccine that immunized girls against pregnancy, the COVID vaccines may induce antibody production against a protein called syncytin-1, which is vital for the formation of the placenta in pregnant women.
Dramatic levels of “friendly fire” from the immune system may drive severe Covid-19 disease and leave patients with “long Covid” – when medical problems persist for a significant time after the virus has been beaten – scientists have said.
Researchers at Yale University found that Covid-19 patients had large numbers of misguided antibodies in their blood that targeted the organs, tissues and the immune system itself, rather than fighting off the invading virus.
The scientists compared immune responses in patients and uninfected people and discovered scores of aberrant antibodies in the former.These blocked antiviral defences, wiped out helpful immune cells, and attacked the body on multiple fronts, from the brain, blood vessels and liver to connective tissue and the gastrointestinal tract.
Further tests revealed that the more “autoantibodies” patients had in their blood, the worse their disease.
Here is the study, with excerpt of the abstract: Diverse Functional Autoantibodies in Patients with COVID-19
Here, we used a high-throughput autoantibody discovery technique called Rapid Extracellular Antigen Profiling (REAP) to screen a cohort of 194 SARS-CoV-2 infected COVID-19 patients and healthcare workers for autoantibodies against 2,770 extracellular and secreted proteins (the “exoproteome”). We found that COVID-19 patients exhibit dramatic increases in autoantibody reactivities compared to uninfected controls, with a high prevalence of autoantibodies against immunomodulatory proteins including cytokines, chemokines, complement components, and cell surface proteins. We established that these autoantibodies perturb immune function and impair virological control by inhibiting immunoreceptor signaling and by altering peripheral immune cell composition, and found that murine surrogates of these autoantibodies exacerbate disease severity in a mouse model of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Analysis of autoantibodies against tissue-associated antigens revealed associations with specific clinical characteristics and disease severity. In summary, these findings implicate a pathological role for exoproteome-directed autoantibodies in COVID-19 with diverse impacts on immune functionality and associations with clinical outcomes.