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Chinese Chimeric Virus, Economic Discrepancies, Ivermectin Going Mainstream?

Chinese scientists create a chimeric virus for Ebola research, U.S. economic forecasts show mixed signals, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. discusses health issues, and debates on fascism and censorship in scientific discourse resurface.

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In a groundbreaking yet controversial study, Chinese scientists have created a chimeric virus by combining elements of the Ebola virus with the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), aiming to mimic Ebola symptoms in Syrian hamsters. This experiment, intended for Ebola research under biosafety level 2 conditions, resulted in severe systemic diseases in the animals, mirroring the multi-organ failure observed in human Ebola patients. Despite the alarming outcome, experts like Dr. Richerd Ebright from Rutgers University suggest the risk of such a virus causing a widespread public infection remains low, emphasizing the importance of further studies to ensure it does not pose a threat to humans.

Meanwhile, in the economic sphere, contrasting reports have emerged regarding the state of the U.S. economy. The Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model has significantly upgraded its Q2 GDP growth estimate to 4.2%, signaling robust economic expansion. However, this optimistic outlook is juxtaposed against data from the Department of Energy, which indicates a sharp decline in gasoline and diesel demand to levels not seen since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. This discrepancy raises questions about the true health of the economy, as lower fuel demand could suggest a downturn in economic activity, despite the positive GDP projections.

In political news, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has disclosed past health issues, including a brain parasite and mercury poisoning, which he claims have impacted his cognitive functions and earning potential. Despite these revelations, Kennedy’s campaign maintains that his health will not hinder his ability to serve effectively as president. This openness about personal health challenges is rare in the political arena and adds a unique dimension to Kennedy’s candidacy.

Discourse around fascism has also surfaced with historical literature shedding light on its once-legitimate consideration as a future governance model. Books like “The Vampire Economy” and “As We Go Marching” offer insights into the economic and social transformations under fascist regimes, highlighting the dangers of such systems. These discussions remind us of the importance of understanding history to prevent the repetition of its darkest chapters.

Lastly, the evolving conversation around censorship and the freedom of scientific discourse, particularly in the context of COVID-19 treatments, signals a potential shift in public and media narratives. The acknowledgment of previously marginalized viewpoints by mainstream media figures suggests a growing willingness to question established narratives and explore a broader range of perspectives. This development could herald a more open and inclusive dialogue on critical health and policy issues moving forward.

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Chinese Scientists Engineer Ebola-Enhanced Virus, Resulting in Death of Syrian Hamsters

The team concluded that the infected hamsters showed a rapid onset of symptoms, shock liver, systemic infection, and developed severe systemic diseases similar to those observed in human EBOV patients.

Source | Submitted by PhilH

Bidenomics Boosts GDP Nowcast, but Gasoline Demand Plunges to Pandemic Lows

If that’s indicative of the performance of the economy, that’s bad all around.

Source | Submitted by PhilH

Robert Kennedy Jr. Reveals Worm in Brain and Mercury Poisoning in Resurfaced Divorce Proceeding

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) previously stated in a resurfaced divorce proceeding that doctors found a worm in his brain after it had already ‘ate a part of it.’

Source | Submitted by bcoop

The Forgotten Reality of Fascism: Lessons from History

Fascism is more appropriately called corporatism, for it is the perfect merge of State and corporate power.

Source | Submitted by AaronMcKeon

CNN Host Breaks Free from Prescribed Thought Bubbles, Challenges The Narrative™

But I watched, firsthand, how the media carried water for evil people who wanted to make money and hide their sins while keeping power.

Source | Submitted by AaronMcKeon

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