23 May 2020

Cannabis Might Block COVID-19 Infection, Study Shows

Smoking weed won't make you coronavirus-proof, but these researchers might be onto something.


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Canadian scientists at the University of Lethbridge have some promising results that might be counted as preliminary evidence that cannabis may block COVID-19 infection.


While smoking weed definitely won't make you coronavirus-proof, Canadian scientists at the University of Lethbridge have some promising results that might be counted as preliminary evidence that cannabis may block COVID-19 infection.



The study's aim was to find ways to hinder the COVID-19 from finding a host in the lungs, intestines, and oral cavity.



The researchers have studied over 400 cannabis strains, and now, they are concentrating on about a dozen they say have the most potential to help prevent the virus.



CBD performed the best



In order to conduct to study, the researchers developed over 400 new cannabis Sativa lines and extracts. The end-strains were high in anti-inflammatory cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) since the compound has been proposed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.



By using artificial human 3-D tissue models, they simulated and mapped out how each strain may impact COVID-19 infections in the human oral, airway, and intestinal tissues. Particularly, they monitored each strain's ability to modulate ACE2 levels, an enzyme previously linked to COVID-19 infection.



The lead researcher, biological scientist Dr. Igor Kovalchuk stated some strains showed promising results in ensuring less fertile ground for the virus to take root.



Some reduced the virus receptors by 73%



According to Kovalchuk, "A number of them have reduced the number of these (virus) receptors by 73 percent, the chance of it getting in is much lower. If they can reduce the number of receptors, there’s much less chance of getting infected.”



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Moreover, the researchers were able to identify 13 CBD extracts that are able to change ACE2 levels. The data suggested that some strains were also able to down-regulate serine protease TMPRSS2, which is another protein critical for COVID-19 to enter host cells and spread throughout the body.




Yet to be peer-reviewed



So yes, while the findings are promising they are yet to be peer-reviewed. The results cannot be taken as conclusive evidence of cannabis’s ability to treat the virus since the researchers haven't been able to identify what the ideal ratio is of THC to CBD, or even if the active ingredient is CBD or some other component or combination.



If peer-reviewed and more research is done on the subject, the study could be actually practiced in the form of mouth wash, gargle, inhalants, or gel caps, according to Kovalchuk.



Source: Cannabis Might Block COVID-19 Infection, Study Shows

Costa Rica Used HCQ as Instructed; Canada, US Prohibit Use?

There are two tracks to the global pandemic, those countries that went for the $0.64 pill and those that stuck with the precautions. On the latter list, count the blue half of America and most Canada, or at least most of our northern neighbor’s provinces, where strict guidelines were even published by the doctor, nurses and pharmacist unions of Ontario to explicitly prohibit taking or prescribing HCQ.


That would be Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug that has confounded those hoping it would not be the simple-stupid cure for Corona Virus.


We’ve since learned that for years, scientists have known that HCQ also fighting Cancer, Arthritis and even Diabetes, that its basic ingredient — quinine — can be made at home, and on Monday that U.S. President Donald J. Trump has been popping the pill daily.





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But reading the missive from the Ontario medical community, and it’s long list of reasons why not to take the pill, even alluding to shortages of it — which seem unlikely as Canada’s Apotek is among the world’s largest manufacturers of the generic drug — their caution and dread are palpable:





While research and testing are ongoing, we need to take stock of the impact of unrestricted prescribing and dispensing of these two products… Due to the recent yet-to-be-proven claims of effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine sulfate against COVID-19 and the growth in prescribing for it, we are now faced with a very serious shortage (and some brands, outages) of the product.”





The statement was written on behalf of 110,000 doctors, nurses and pharmacists.


In Canada, only one province refused to follow the recommendations to abstain from its uses — New Brunswick — and by prescribing the $0.64 generic pill, their recovery rates (blue line) are triple or quadruple that of the other provinces and the nation as a whole.





Continue Reading: GLOBAL RESPONSE: Costa Rica Used HCQ as Instructed by China; Canada, US Prohibit Use? - QUARTERMASTER NEWS

Covid19 Revealed - By Rev Danny Jones NorthLake Baptist Church April 2020


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Rev Danny Jones NorthLake Baptist Church April 2020




I am not taking a side on the content of this video but I am going to say it is worth listening to and doing some research on the facts he mentions.





Once you have done this then you should be able to make your own decisions about it.





If you want to skip the biblical lessons and go straight to the covid-19 information then skip ahead to about the 8 minute mark.

Air Force will finally mount laser weapon on AC-130 gunship

IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!





By Jared Keller





After years of funding woes, Air Force Special Operations Command is on track to fire a high-powered laser weapon from an AC-130 gunship sometime in fiscal year 2022



Speaking during the Virtual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference last week, Air Force Col. Melissa Johnson — program executive officer for fixed-wing programs at SOCOM — stated that the command is inching towards strapping a laser weapon aboard an AC-130J Ghostrider following a series of studies and ground tests.


“This is pretty exciting," Johnson said, according to National Defense magazine. "And if it is successful — and we are planning for success — then it will feed into our new requirements and potentially a new program down the road."


AFSOC officials have been working towards an airborne laser weapon for at least the last five years, with initial plans to rock a system aboard a Ghostrider some time in 2020 for an airborne demonstration. 


Here's how AFSOC chief Lt. Gen. Marshall 'Brad' Webb described the system in action in a hypothetical scenario in 2017, per National Defense:



“Without the slightest bang, whoosh, thump, explosion, or even aircraft engine hum, four key targets are permanently disabled. The enemy has no communications, no escape vehicle, no electrical power and no retaliatory” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability, said Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, as he relayed the story.

“Minutes later, the team emerges from the compound, terrorist mastermind in hand. A successful raid,” he said.



But despite the extreme excitement among AFSOC officials about augmenting the Ghostrider's already beastly arsenal with a directed-energy weapon, the effort has faced delays stemming from budget woes in recent years — woes that, according to Johnson, AFSOC seems to have finally corrected. 


 “After several years of seeking stable funding, we are there," Johnson said at vSOFIC, per National Defense


With funding in hand, AFSOC is looking to successfully demonstrate a laser with an output of at least 60 kw that can "achieve high precision lethal effects on targets with little to no acoustic signature and very low collateral damage,” as Webb put it in April 2018.


But as Webb had previously noted, AFSOC's previous funding challenges for the project are moot if the command can't actually achieve the desired affect from the altitude of a Ghostrider's flight path.


 "The challenge on having the laser is funding," as Webb said at the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium in February 2018, Military.com reported at the time. "And then, of course, you have the end-all, be-all laser questions: 'Are you going to be able to focus a beam, with the appropriate amount of energy for the appropriate amount of time for an effect?'


Looks like AFSOC will find out in the next two years — we hope. 


Source: Air Force to finally mount laser weapon on AC-130 gunship - Task & Purpose

China wants Any Investigation Into the Pandemic to be Led by WHO

By Patrick Goodenough | May 18, 2020 | 3:59am


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Any investigation into the coronavirus pandemic should be carried out by the World Health Organization, a Chinese Communist Party newspaper declared on Sunday, on the eve of WHO’s annual assembly where dozens of countries are expected to press for a review.

Urging other nations not to be “held hostage by Washington’s plot” to blame China for the crisis, the Global Times said in an editorial that there should be an investigation, but not of the type that the U.S., echoed by some Western allies, has been calling for.

“A scientific investigation should be carried out,” it said. “But first of all, it should be led by WHO rather than any country or regional organization.”

“Second, the investigation needs to be scientific and fair. Not only China-related factors, but also those related to the U.S. and other countries need to be included.”

The Trump administration has led condemnation of China’s handling of the outbreak that began in Wuhan late last year, and has also been sharply critical of the WHO. President Trump called the U.N. agency’s leadership “China-centric” and suspended new U.S. funding pending a review.

“China, the country where the virus originated and the pandemic was allowed to spread, has refused to share information to help the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Friday, underlining what he and others in the administration have been charging for weeks.

In an earlier interview, he said the CCP has “relentlessly deceived and denied information to the West,” while trying to “manage” the WHO and the flow of information about the outbreak.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom has rejected the criticism.

At the WHO World Health Assembly (WHA) which begins on Monday, more than 60 countries are expected to back a draft resolution calling for an “impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation” of the international response to the pandemic.

They do not necessarily share the outspoken U.S. criticism of China, however, and the European Union for one has cautioned against a “blame game,” while stressing the importance of determining how the virus spread.

Those that have been more critical, such as Australia, have angered Beijing, resulting in punitive trade measures.

The WHA has been downgraded this year from a week-long mass gathering in Geneva to a two-day virtual event that will be dominated by the coronavirus, which has been blamed for more than 300,000 deaths around the world.

Also on the truncated agenda is a request by 14 countries for the WHA to invite Taiwan to take part in the meeting, in the face of determined Chinese opposition.

The proposal for a “supplementary agenda item” was presented to Tedros by Belize, Eswatini, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Nicaragua, Palau, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Tuvalu.

The countries, which all have diplomatic ties with Taiwan, said in supportive documents that Taiwan’s exclusion from WHO “has seriously compromised the organization’s overall disease prevention efforts, undermined the interests of its members, and endangered global health.”

Taiwan is the only de facto sovereign country not permitted to attend the WHO, even as an observer, because Beijing claims it to be a rebel province and part of “one China.”

In a separate initiative, the U.S. this year has lobbied hard for allies to back Taiwan’s participation, a stance backed by Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand.

Pompeo has also called directly on Tedros to invite Taiwan, but the WHO says it’s a matter for member-states, not the secretariat.

Taiwan’s supporters say its exclusion is detrimental to the 23 million people of the island, particularly during severe epidemics such as the current one. At the same time, Taiwan has been widely praised for its own response to the coronavirus outbreak. Although just 80 miles from China at its nearest point, Taiwan has managed to keep the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases low – just 440 as of Sunday, with seven deaths reported.

Taiwan meanwhile has donated more than 17 million surgical masks to countries around the world grappling with the pandemic, including the U.S.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a briefing Friday WHA proceedings would be disrupted by the Taiwan issue.

“The few countries that insist on discussing the proposal relating to the Taiwan region are only aiming to politicize the health issue to seek selfish political gains even at the expense of hijacking the WHA and undermining global anti-pandemic cooperation,” he said.

Zhao expressed confidence that the initiative would be “firmly rejected by the vast majority of the international community.”

Source: China: Any Investigation Into the Pandemic Should be Led by WHO | CNSNews

Trey Gowdy Humiliates Adam Schiff With Bombshell Revelation - BEP

Adam Schiff’s world is collapsing before his very eyes. It’s one day of bad news after another. Trey Gowdy just humiliated Adam Schiff with one bombshell revelation.


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Adam Schiff’s world is collapsing before his very eyes.
It’s one day of bad news after another.
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U.S Surgeon General Adams DUMPS GATES 'Predictive Contagion' Model

“What the American people need to know now is we actually have data, and so we’re tracking that data,”


WASHINGTON DC – Apr 13, 2020 – In a stunning turn of events, Surgeon General Jerome Adams explained in an interview on live XM radio, that the Coronavirus Task Force has, effectively, dumped the Bill Gates/CDC/WHO predictive contagion model, and is now working with the real data.

He explained on the Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow, that given the new data, businesses will begin to re-open as early as May, others in June.

This runs contrary to the out-and-out fear-mongering of Dr. Fauci and Bill Gates who have made a media tour, threatening the public that businesses may not re-open for six months to a year, or until and unless governments purchase their conveniently patented, big-pharma vaccination.

According to Dr. Adams:

“What the American people need to know now is we actually have data, and so we’re tracking that data,”


Before this about-face, which appears to have come as an order from the Trump administration in consultation with the findings of Dr. Adams, the task force was working with’predictive models’, which had been created by the Bill Gates dominated WHO and CDC. Dr. Fausti’s control over the CDC has been criticized in the past for its for-profit motive in handling a range of illnesses from HIV to H1NI.

In those inflated, ‘fear-based’ models, the deaths of millions worldwide, and hundreds of thousands in America, were touted. These were used as the basis for what many experts have termed a ‘grossly disproportionate response‘.

Previously, the task force was working with predictive models, frequently criticized because of their tendency to exaggerate the possible effect of the virus on the United States. Models predicting the deaths of millions and hundreds of thousands in America appear to be overblown, as the real-time data is showing the death count much lower.

Adams said that the models usually took data from different cultures and places around the globe, but they were able to track more accurately what could happen in the United States based on real data gathered in places such as California and New York.

“We’re following this data every single day, and we’re giving that data to communities so that they can make informed and intelligent decisions about when and where to reopen,” he said.

A significant indicator for communities being allowed to reopen, Adams said, was actual testing data, not a predictive model.

“I feel confident that some places will start to reopen in May and June. Other places won’t; it will be piece by piece, bit by bit, but will be data-driven,” he said.

Adams praised South Korea and Singapore, which closed their borders early, just like the United States did with travelers from China. But he said there are lessons learned across the board.

Source: MAJOR: Plans to Re-Open - U.S Surgeon General Adams DUMPS GATES 'Predictive Contagion' Model - Fort Russ