Week in Review, focus on Corona

Coronavirus: China calls for global QR code system to track international travel amid pandemic (independent.co.uk)

Xi Jinping wants ‘smooth functioning’ world economy but rights expert warns of surveillance

Could this COVID-19 ‘health passport’ be the future of travel and events? (WEF)


Rising COVID-19 infection rates pose a threat to global tourism. A new app acts as a health passport for travellers who are virus-free. Using blockchain technology, it provides an encrypted record of test results. Its creators say it could allow healthy travellers to avoid quarantine. The app could also allow sports and entertainment venues to reopen safely, as well as the global conference and exhibition industry.

Ethiopia’s military chief calls WHO head Tedros a criminal supporting a rebel region (WP)

In a televised address Wednesday night, Ethiopia’s army chief of staff, Gen. Berhanu Jula, called Tedros a criminal and said he should step down from his position as director general of the WHO for seeking to procure weapons for the Tigray region, where the Ethiopian military is fighting local forces.

Vaccine Safety to Remain Unclear Until Millions Get Their Shots (Bloomberg)

Some worry federal safety monitoring isn’t well coordinated. CDC safety expert says wide amount of date to be watched.

Vaccine rumours debunked: Microchips, 'altered DNA' and more (BBC) 

"Injecting RNA into a person doesn't do anything to the DNA of a human cell," said Prof Jeffrey Almond of Oxford University. Pfizer spokesperson Andrew Widger said the company's vaccine "does not alter the DNA sequence of a human body. It only presents the body with the instructions to build immunity". It is true that no mRNA vaccine has been approved before, but multiple studies of mRNA vaccines in humans have taken place over the last few years.


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TikTokers are pretending to have horrible side-effects from COVID-19 vaccines. The posts are jokey, but medical experts say they can encourage real anti-vaxx views. (BI)

A series of videos on TikTok show creators play-acting as patients who get sinister side-effects after taking a COVID-19 vaccine. The videos are part of the "point of view" trend. Many are clearly fictional, but some dabble in widespread conspiracy theories.

Bill Gates, the Virus and the Quest to Vaccinate the World (Billionaire Propaganda - by nytimes)

New DNA-Based Tagging System Could Replace Barcodes (interestingengineering)

University of Washington researchers teamed up with Microsoft to create the new system that could even revolutionize voting.

Britons who test negative for Covid twice in a week are set to receive a 'freedom pass' under government scheme that will allow them to live a normal life (dailymail)

"To earn the freedom pass, people will need to be tested regularly and, provided the results come back negative, they will be given a letter, card, or document they can show to people as they move around."

"Pandemic is Over" - Former Pfizer Chief Science Officer Says "Second Wave" Faked On False-Positive COVID Tests (zerohedge)

This video provides one of the most erudite and informative looks at Covid-19 and the consequences of lockdowns. As AIER notes, it was remarkable this week to watch as it appeared on YouTube and was forcibly taken down only 2 hours after posting.

Top Pathologist Claims COVID-19 Is "The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated On An Unsuspecting Public" (zerohedge)

Top pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson told government officials in Alberta during a zoom conference call that the current coronavirus crisis is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.”

German police arrests lockdown critic Dr. Andreas Noack in a shocking video

Reports from Germany indicate that a German doctor, Dr. Andreas Noack was arrested during a police raid while he was recording a live video.

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