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Gov. Brian Kemp says Covid-19 vaccinations will begin within 3 weeks in Georgia. While many Americans express an unwillingness to take mRNA vaccines, a North Carolina-based professor says your diet may prevent Covid-19.

De-Yu-Xie, a professor at NCSU, says "active compounds" in certain foods can fight the virus at the cellular level.

Xie says green tea, muscadine grapes and cacao (dark chocolate) contain anti-viral compounds.

"I hope that more people know that green tea, grapes and cacao have active compounds with anti-SARS-Cov-2 enzyme activity," he said, according to Wraltechwire.com.

Xie said many foods contain compounds that can help boost immunity and help prevent the virus.

"Before vaccines are ready, use these functional food and beverage products. My family, my students, and I are doing this way," he said.

"Many foods on our tables, many beverages on your table, in your car — they have generally antiviral activities."

Chemical compounds in foods he cited "can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease," NCSU reported.

Xie and his fellow researchers at NCSU stress that there is no cure for a virus. No vaccine can kill a virus and "no medicines can prevent this contagious disease."

Food, beverages and dietary supplements that can help boost immunity include:

1. Green Tea
2. Broccoli Sprouts
3. Garlic
4. Ginger
5. Olive leaf
6. Propolis (produced by bees from tree sap)
7. Reishi Mushrooms
8. Berries
9. Pumpkin seeds
10. Coconut oil

Always consult your doctor or healthcare provider before taking dietary supplements.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans must "do what you're told” as positive Covid-19 tests surge in hotspots around the country.

Fauci is fed up that Americans are ignoring his advice about wearing masks and social distancing, particularly in wide open states such as Florida and Georgia.

The 77-year-old semi-retired doctor spoke in a forum with United Kingdom officials who are faced with similar public resistance to Covid-19 fear-mongering in their region.

"We don't want to be told what to do," Fauci acknowledged. "Well, I understand that, but now is the time to do what you're told."

Researchers quietly withdrew a study on the effectiveness of face masks after Covid-19 positive tests surged in places where face masks or face coverings are mandated.

"The authors have withdrawn this manuscript because there are increased rates of SARS- CoV-2 cases in the areas that we originally analyzed in this study," the researchers wrote.

The study was funded in part by Yale University.

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Americans who refuse to get mandated Covid-19 vaccinations may lose benefits such as food stamps (WIC) and rent assistance, according to a document from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Health Security.

According to the document, one of the top members of the "Working Group of Readying Populations for COVID-19 Vaccines" is Luciana Borio, MD, a prominent member of Joe Biden's Covid-19 taskforce.

Borio recommends recruiting celebrities and social media influencers to speak to "specific audiences" about the urgency of taking the vaccine.

The document says "bundling" vaccines with food stamps would be, "a way to build trust" among low-income people such as "Blacks and minority communities."

The taskforce will target grocery stores, community centers, schools, nursing homes, and elderly daycare centers to reach populations that may not have access to the vaccines.

"In some cases, it also may be acceptable and feasible to deliver vaccinations via home visits by community health nurses" who go door-to-door to vaccinate people.

The paper acknowledges Blacks and minorities have been lied to and abused by the U.S. government in the past.

Celebrities and influencers will be recruited to deliver "a salient and specific message repeatedly" to "reinforce a unified message about COVID-19 vaccination."

Read the full document in PDF form here.

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As a possible Covid-19 vaccine April availability date looms, some Americans have expressed concerns about their employers forcing them to get the vaccine.

The New York State Bar Association on Saturday voted to approve a resolution urging the state to make Covid-19 mRNA vaccinations mandatory for all New Yorkers -- even those who object for "religious, philosophical or personal reasons."

Other local governments are considering their own vaccine mandates for a virus that causes no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms 99.4% of the time.

According to AARP, you can you lose your job if you don't take the COVID-19 vaccination. "An employer can make a vaccination a requirement if you want to continue working there."

"Employment in the United States is generally 'at will,' which means that your employer can set working conditions," says Dorit Reiss, a law professor at the University of California.

AARP said there are exceptions, such as medical disability or religious beliefs. As mentioned before, New Yorkers can't object for "religious, philosophical or personal reasons." But a medical disability may be acceptable.

It also depends on whether your job is indispensable and not easily outsourced.

As a RN, your auntie worked at hospitals up and down the Eastern seaboard. Every hospital had a flu vaccine mandate. None of the hospitals pressed the issue when I declined to take the flu vaccine. I didn't have to give a reason. I simply signed a waiver form and it was placed in my employee file.

Update: Ticketmaster announced it will verify if fans received Covid-19 vaccinations or tested negative before issuing tickets.

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The Centers for Disease Control has changed its guidance on face masks once again. This time the CDC emphasizes that face masks protect you, rather than just the people around you.

The CDC's old guidance, which changes with the political climate, claimed face masks don't protect you, they protect those around you.

The CDC's updated guidance also advocates cloth masks over the blue surgical masks littering beaches and city landscapes.

According to the CDC: "Studies demonstrate that cloth mask materials can also reduce wearers' exposure to infectious droplets through filtration, including filtration of fine droplets and particles less than 10 microns."

The coronavirus is 1 micron or less.

The CDC suggests wearing multiple layers of cloth with higher thread counts such as silk, which the CDC claims filters "nearly 50% of fine particles less than 1 micron."

The CDC maintains that silk "may help repel moist droplets and reduce fabric wetting and thus maintain breathability and comfort."

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Maryland rapper IDK, real name Jason Mills, is pictured above on the cover of British GQ Style issue 31.

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IDK, who was born in London, is the first artist ever to creative direct his own GQ cover, which was shot by Micaiah Carter.

IDK (Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge) explains, "The cloth represents roots. The doll represents youth. And I represent the 70 per cent [sic], which is education."
 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is threatening to stop the Covid-19 mRNA vaccination distribution while President Donald Trump is in office -- because the vaccine distribution won't be mandatory.

In a discussion with ABC's George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America on Monday, Cuomo said Pfizer's announcement that it's mRNA vaccine is 90% effective is "good news." But he will stop the distribution rather than allow Trump to get the credit.

Pfizer said it is prepared to roll out the vaccines under a plan already in place with the Trump administration.

But Cuomo said he fears Trump's plan to use private distribution to drug stores, clinics and hospitals will be "too slow".

"The vaccine plan is very important, and it's probably the most ambitious undertaking since COVID began," he said. "Just to put it in focus, we did 120 million COVID tests in this nation over seven months, scrambling, doing everything we can. We now have to do 330 million vaccinations, maybe twice."

Cuomo said distributing the vaccines through the normal channels (drug stores and hospitals) will bypass the main target community (Black people).

"They're going to take this vaccine and go through the private mechanism, through hospitals, through drug [store] chains, etc., that's going to be slow, and that's going to bypass the communities that we call 'health care deserts.'"

Cuomo said communities that don't have drug stores will have trouble gaining access to the vaccine.

When asked what Joe Biden would do differently, Cuomo declined to go into specifics.

On his website, Biden specified a large task force of 100,000 people and an extensive "track and trace" system to ensure that every citizen in American takes the vaccine.

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Drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc. says its Covid-19 mRNA vaccine is more than 90% effective in preventing the coronavirus.

Pfizer released its efficacy analysis revealing its vaccine has likely prevented more than 90% of cases. Pfizer declared the breakthrough as "a great day for science and humanity."

Pfizer recruited 42,000 volunteers separated into two groups, with one group to receive a placebo. 94 volunteers who were vaccinated went on to test positive for Covid-19.

Pfizer says the trial will continue until 164 positive cases have occurred.

The company hopes to obtain authorization for emergency use from the Food and Drug Administration by the third week of November for people aged 16 to 85.

The news was met with great skepticism from the government's main target group -- Black people.

An Instagram user wrote: "I'm good y'all let me know how it goes [peace emoji]."

A second user wrote: "The vaccine is FREE for ALL Americans... Since when is a vaccine or anything dealing with healthcare free... Ummm, no thanks."

Others were suspicious that the news comes just days after the presidential election.

One Instagram user wrote: "Interesting considering the elections are ... nvm [never mind]."

Local governments anticipate some resistance from the public who refuse to take the vaccine. They are ready to implement laws to crack down hard on resistance.

The New York State Bar Association on Saturday voted to approve a resolution urging the state to make Covid-19 mRNA vaccinations mandatory for all New Yorkers -- even those who object for "religious, philosophical or personal reasons."

Other local governments are monitoring New York closely as they also prepare to enact similar vaccine mandates.

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The New York State Bar Association on Saturday voted to approve a resolution urging the state to make Covid-19 mRNA vaccinations mandatory for all New Yorkers -- even those who object for "religious, philosophical or personal reasons."

The bar association met on Saturday to vote on the mandatory recommendation if voluntary Covid-19 vaccinations fail to produce satisfactory immunity levels in the population.

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If the state adopts the Bar's recommendations, every New Yorker will be forced to line up when the vaccines become available.

The timing of the NYSBA's vote -- coming just four days after the presidential elections -- seems suspicious to some objectors.

"The authority of the state to respond to a public health crisis is well-established in constitutional law," said Mary Beth Morrissey, chair of the Health Law Section's Task Force on COVID-19.

Among the NYSBA's recommendations is releasing older inmates and prisoners with disabilities and serious illnesses who do not pose a danger to the community.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who has a vaccine in development for months, said multiple vaccinations per person will be necessary to achieve immunity.

The normal timeline for vaccine development is three years.

Gates said Black people and healthcare workers should be first in line to receive the mandatory injections.

Interestingly, Gates disabled comments under this post.

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The Centers for Disease Control says hospitals counted over 130,000 deaths from heart attacks, influenza and bacterial pneumonia as Covid-19 deaths.

Over 84% of all Covid-19 deaths are in Democratic states, according to the CDC.

Hospital systems are accused of counting patients who died from serious pre-existing conditions as Covid-19 deaths in order to receive more money from the government for Covid-related deaths.

The CDC updated their death counts to reveal that Covid-19 is rarely the actual cause of Covid-19 deaths.

According to the CDC, 87,000 patients died from bacterial pneumonia and influenza. Another 17,000 died from chronic respiratory diseases, and another 26,000 died from adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by bacteria.

Additionally, 44,000 patients died from hypertension not related to Covid. Yet those patients were also counted among Covid deaths.

According to One America News (OAN), hospitals counted 51,000 patients who died from heart attacks as Covid-19 related deaths.

Meanwhile, the number of patients who usually die from heart attacks in hospitals dropped considerably this year when compared to the same time period last year.

Also decreasing dramatically are deaths caused by influenza. Those deaths are being counted as Covid-19 deaths.
 

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An update by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests wearing masks or face coverings increases your risk of contracting Covid-19.

According to an update on the CDC website, in the 14 days before illness onset, 85% of case-patients and 88% of control-participants reported often or always using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public.

In the 14 days before illness onset, 71% of case-patients and 74% of control-participants reported ALWAYS using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public.

Only 12% of control-participants reported never wearing a mask before Covid-19 illness onset.

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All disposable masks are "single use" only and should be discarded after 2 hours because the moisture from your breath renders masks ineffective.

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The latest statistics confirm what U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said about face masks in February.

Dr. Adams previously said the public should not wear masks to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease because masks offered little protection against a virus.

"Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!" Adams tweeted on Feb. 29.

The WHO, the CDC and NIH's Dr. Anthony Fauci also strongly discouraged wearing masks as not useful for the public.

Dr. Adams changed his tune months later. He encouraged Americans to wear a mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus — insisting the face coverings don't infringe on Americans' "freedom".

Adams was not wearing a mask in August when he and another man were cited for trespassing in a park in Hawaii that was closed.

Adams, 46, was with his personal assistant, Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, a 37-year-old dietician with the U.S. Health Dept. The two men were "taking pictures" inside the rural park.

People who are most at risk for contracting Covid-19 include those with preexisting conditions such as cardiac problems, hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), immunodeficiency (HIV), psychiatric condition, diabetes, or obesity.

There are other risks associated with prolonged use of face masks by the public.

One doctor said he expects to see a huge spike in throat and lung cancers from breathing in the "resins" and other chemicals that coat face masks.

Consult an attorney if you are sickened by Covid-19 after wearing a mask or if you are diagnosed with throat or lung cancer.

You will need a diagnosis of a mask-related disorder in order to collect damages in a lawsuit.