page-loading-spinner
Home Daily Digests Unvaxxed Scapegoats, Engineered Viruses, & Solar Flares: Oh My!

Unvaxxed Scapegoats, Engineered Viruses, & Solar Flares: Oh My!

From unvaxxed scapegoats to engineered viruses, and solar flares that play havoc with your radio, we’re diving deep into the rabbit hole of recent studies and news.

user profile picture Ivor Dec 16, 2023
1
placeholder image

DISCLAIMER: The following content does not reflect the opinions of Peak Prosperity, but is rather a summarization of content that has caught the interest of members of the community.

Discussion is welcome in the comments section!

In the realm of health and science, a recent study has shed light on the stigmatization faced by unvaccinated individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research suggests that unvaccinated individuals were disproportionately blamed for the spread of the virus, a sentiment fueled by misinformation and overestimation of the virus’s threat. The study also revealed the influence of political ideology on scapegoating, with both left-leaning and conservative individuals prone to blaming the unvaccinated. The authors called for further investigation into the role of media exposure in shaping these attitudes.

In a separate study, Japanese virologists Professors Atsushi Tanaka and Takayuki Miyazawa suggest that all COVID-19 variants were engineered in biolabs and intentionally released. The researchers traced the origins of the Omicron variant by studying viral sequences found in public databases and discovered roughly 100 subvariants that could not have arisen naturally. This provides evidence of large-scale lab creation and release of COVID-19 viruses. The study’s findings prompt a reconsideration of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and suggest that it may have been a well-designed global experiment in human inoculation and a social experiment.

Turning to the world of media, former Vice President Al Gore has expressed concern over the impact of social media algorithms on democracy. During an appearance at the Cop28 climate change conference in Dubai, Gore argued that these algorithms disrupt the balance of shared knowledge that underpins representative democracy. He suggested that these algorithms, which he likened to “the digital equivalent of AR-15s,” should be banned.

In the realm of entertainment, a new documentary titled “The WWI Conspiracy” challenges the official narrative of World War One. The film explores the hidden influence of secret societies in manipulating alliances and shaping public opinion during the war. It also uncovers the deception and manipulation employed to draw the United States into the conflict.

In economic news, the world’s economy’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels has raised concerns about the potential negative impacts of a fossil fuel-deprived economy. Banks may fail due to the inability to repay debts, leading to hyperinflation and a decline in the availability of goods and services. Governments may also struggle to bail out banks and face declining tax revenue. The article concludes that the world needs to scale down its use of fossil fuels due to limited resources and the laws of physics governing their selling prices.

In the shipping industry, Danish shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk has paused all container shipments through the Red Sea until further notice due to escalating security concerns. The decision follows a near-miss incident involving one of its vessels, Maersk Gibraltar, which was targeted by a missile while travelling from Salalah, Oman, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Finally, in space news, a NASA telescope has captured the biggest solar flare in years, which temporarily knocked out radio communication on Earth. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it was the biggest flare since 2017, and the radio burst was extensive, affecting even the higher frequencies. The sun is nearing the peak of its 11-year or so solar cycle, with maximum sunspot activity predicted for 2025.

Sources

Japanese Study Suggests All COVID-19 Variants Engineered in Biolabs and Intentionally Released

As a result, we concluded that the formation of part of Omicron isolated BA.1, BA.1.1, and BA.2 was not the product of genome evolution, as is commonly observed in nature, such as the accumulation of mutations and homologous recombinations. Furthermore, the study of 35 recombinant isolates of Omicron variants BA.1 and BA.2 confirmed that Omicron variants were already present in 2020. The analysis showed that Omicron variants were formed by an entirely new mechanism that cannot be explained by previous biology, and knowing how the SARS-CoV-2 variants were formed prompts a reconsideration of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Source | Submitted by bcoop

NOAA Forecasts Stronger and Earlier Peak of Solar Activity in Solar Cycle 25

We expect that our new experimental forecast will be much more accurate than the 2019 panel prediction and, unlike previous solar cycle predictions, it will be continuously updated on a monthly basis as new sunspot observations become available.

Source | Submitted by mysterymet

NASA Telescope Captures Biggest Solar Flare in Years, Temporarily Disrupting Radio Communication on Earth

The sun spit out the huge flare along with a massive radio burst on Thursday, causing two hours of radio interference in parts of the U.S. and other sunlit parts of the world.

Source | Submitted by mysterymet

Maersk Halts Container Shipments Through Red Sea After Near-Miss Incident and Attack

“The recent attacks on commercial vessels in the area are alarming and pose a significant threat to the safety and security of seafarers,” it wrote in the statement.

Source | Submitted by preppy

The Impending Consequences of a Fossil Fuel-Deprived Economy

The economy is extraordinarily dependent on fossil fuels.

Source | Submitted by aaronmckeon

Al Gore Calls for Ban on Social Media Algorithms, Claims Threat to Democracy

Al Gore says that people having access to information outside of mainstream media sources is a threat to ‘democracy’ and that social media algorithms ‘ought to be banned.’

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

The Prison Industrial Complex: A Brief History and Call for Reform

The prison industrial complex perpetuates social inequality and excessive punishment while failing to rehabilitate or promote public safety.

Source | Submitted by newsbuoy

"The WWI Conspiracy: Challenging the Traditional Understanding of World War One"

The WWI Conspiracy

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

Study Finds Unvaccinated Individuals Disproportionately Scapegoated During Pandemic

The scientific study by Maja Graso et al. examined attitudes toward unvaccinated people by presenting a questionnaire with fictional characters: a vaccinated person named Katy and an unvaccinated person named Mark. Both Katy and Mark carried the COVID-19 virus and infected a vulnerable individual.
It turns out that, despite being in the identical position, the unvaccinated individual was selected for blame and targeted with extremely negative emotions.

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

"Malaysia Sun Offers Daily Email Subscription for World and Business News"

Get a daily dose of Malaysia Sun news through our daily email, its complimentary and keeps you fully up to date with world and business news as well.

Source | Submitted by preppy

Submit News to the Daily Digest

Do you have news you think the community will find interesting? Submit it here!

Please login to submit a story to the Daily Digest.

Community

Image | Game Plan Experts

Game Plan Experts

Learn more
Image | Hard Assets Alliance

Hard Assets Alliance

Learn more