Analysis: Two words describe the Senate's latest Big Tech hearing: Worthless and petty

In 1994, Congress dragged the CEOs of the nation’s largest tobacco companies to Capitol Hill, where they testified — under oath — that cigarettes are not addictive, contrary to evidence otherwise. It was a watershed moment for the tobacco industry and marked the beginning of the end of Big Tobacco’s dominance in America.



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Dr. Scott Atlas demolishes Joe Biden's COVID lockdown claim

President Donald J. Trump listens as White House medical advisor Dr. Scott Atlas delivers his remarks during a press conference Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House photo by Tia Dufour)

When Joe Biden claimed “no serious” doctor agrees with Dr. Scott Atlas’ coronavirus strategy of loosening coronavirus restrictions for the healthy while protecting the vulnerable, the White House coronavirus adviser got the last word.

CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell noted to Biden that Atlas is “advocating young people go about their business and older people sequester.”

“Nobody thinks he makes any sense,” Biden responded in the Oct. 25 “60 Minutes” interview. “Nobody. No serious doc around the world.”

Atlas shot back in a tweet, the Washington Examiner reported.

“‘NOBODY!’ Ummm … tell that to the 11,000+ (so far) epidemiologists and ID scientists from Harvard, Stanford, Oxford etc. who aligned with this. Boy, those Flat Earthers sure don’t give up,” he wrote.

Joe Biden (Video screenshot)

Atlas was referring to The Great Barrington Declaration, launched earlier this month.

As WND reported, the petition organized by professors Dr. Martin Kulldorff of Harvard, Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford and Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya of Stanford states that as “infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.”

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found the sweeping lockdowns lead to more COVID-19 deaths and a prolonging of the pandemic than if the government were to let herd immunity build up in young populations, the National Post of Canada reported.

The researchers did a a reanalysis of data modeling used by the U.K. government as guidance for implementing blanket lockdowns.

They concluded that that while strict public health measures bring cases down, the number of deaths rise in the long run.

The authors described the lockdown model as a postponement of the pandemic.

Not a death sentence

In a Fox News interview earlier this month, Kulldorf
said most of his “colleagues in infectious disease are in favor of risk-based strategy or an age-based strategy where we protect the elderly or other high risk groups while the younger resume life more or less normally.”

Gupta and Bhattacharya, who joined Kulldorf in the interview with Laura Ingraham, emphasized that herd immunity should be the objective, contending it could be achieved in a relatively short amount of time.

COVID is not a “death sentence,” Bhattacharya argued, alluding to survival rates calculated by the Centers for Disease Control of nearly 100% for those under 70 and nearly 95% for those who are older.

“I think we’ve created this idea in the public mind that it is something so unique and so deadly that we should utterly end all normal existence as a result of it,” he said.

A service member conducts a temperature check during a flu vaccination event for Army family members and military retirees at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 9, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Gordon)

“That’s not right. We can have a much better way. Protect the vulnerable. Shield them for a short period of time until we reach a level where there is population immunity,” the Stanford professor said. “And for the rest of the world, let us live our lives.”

The CDC last month issued new estimates that showed people under 50 years infected by COVID-19 have nearly a 100% survival rate. It broke down to a 99.997% survival rate for 0-19; 99.98% for ages 20-49; 99.5% for 50-69; and 94.6% for those over 70.

Those who died of coronavirus, according to the CDC, had an average of 2.6 comorbidities, meaning more than two chronic diseases along with COVID-19. Overall, the CDC says, just 6% of the people counted as COVID-19 deaths died of COVID-19 alone.

The World Health Organization said in early October it estimated 10% of the world’s population has been infected, meaning that by the U.N. body’s own account, the infection fatality rate for COVID-19 is only 0.13%. That’s a little more than one-tenth of 1%, which the WHO says is the rate for the seasonal flu.

The WHO’s estimate in March of a death rate of 3.4% sparked panic worldwide, fueling the catastrophic lockdowns.

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Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana as Category 2 storm with 110 mph winds

Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana as Category 2 storm with 110 mph windsFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Zeta, which has been increasing in intensity and speed all day, is making landfall in southeast Louisiana as a Category 2 storm with 110 mph winds, according to the 5 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Zeta, which is traveling at a brisk 24 mph, is almost a Category 3 hurricane, which is considered a major hurricane. A Category 3 hurricane has …



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The New York Times called ‘Anonymous’ op-ed author Miles Taylor a Trump ‘senior official.’ Was that accurate? – The Washington Post

  1. The New York Times called ‘Anonymous’ op-ed author Miles Taylor a Trump ‘senior official.’ Was that accurate?  The Washington Post
  2. The White House is rolling its eyes at the big ‘Anonymous’ reveal  Yahoo News
  3. Author of 2018 ‘Anonymous’ op-ed critical of Trump revealed  CNN
  4. New York Times, CNN sullied by ‘Anonymous’ charade  The Washington Post
  5. Anonymous Failed  The Atlantic
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WTH? Another Crackpot Democrat: Oregon’s Health Minister Dresses as a Clown to Announce Latest Coronavirus Deaths

It’s a joke.

These people are so strange.
Democrat Oregon senior health official Claire Poche announced the latest coronavirus numbers today for the state of Oregon dressed as a clown.

This is Oregon.
The same state that has had nonstop rioting in its largest city for months now.

This is as bad as Cuomo cracking jokes about coronavirus deaths earlier today.
Democrats are dangerous.

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Fantasy Football Week 8: Starts and sits, sleepers and busts for every game – CBS Sports

  1. Fantasy Football Week 8: Starts and sits, sleepers and busts for every game  CBS Sports
  2. NFL Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 8: Tight ends  NFL.com
  3. Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 8 Running Backs – Sleepers, Fades, Matchups, DFS Bargains  Sports Illustrated
  4. Fantasy Football Week 8 Trade Values Chart: Time to fill those lineup holes  CBS Sports
  5. Fantasy: Positional rankings for Week 13 games this week and weekend  MLSsoccer.com
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Trump says Miles Taylor 'should be prosecuted' after reveal as 'Anonymous' administration critic

President Trump called Wednesday night for former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor to face prosecution after he revealed himself as “Anonymous,” the former senior administration official who authored a New York Times op-ed criticizing the presidency in 2018.

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Surge in coronavirus cases set to shake Asian markets

October 28, 2020

By Pete Schroeder

(Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to join a global sell-off on Thursday as worries about surging coronavirus cases in Europe and the United States sent investors scrambling for safe-haven assets.

Australia’s ASX 200 fell 1.73% in early trade, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index futures were off 0.8%.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 futures were up 0.24% but down 1.23% from the underlying index’s close on Wednesday.

MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe was down 2.89%.

Surging coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe were a growing concern as French and German leaders announced new lockdown measures to combat rising infections. Worsening matters for investor enthusiasm were dwindling hopes for any imminent U.S. economic relief package with a presidential election less than a week away.

“Risk sentiment took a nose dive on Wednesday amid more concern around the spread of COVID-19 and renewed restrictions in Europe,” ANZ analysts wrote in a note. “This was seen alongside ongoing concerns about failure to agree on U.S. fiscal aid before the election next week, adding to a weak economic picture.”

U.S. and European stocks faced a brutal trading day on Wednesday with major Wall Street indices down 3% and the Dow at its lowest levels since late July. Energy and technology stocks led the declines.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 3.43%, the S&P 500 lost 3.53%, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.73%.

Wall Street’s “fear gauge” is on pace for its biggest weekly jump since March, when the pandemic took off in the United States. The Cboe Volatility Index surged on Wednesday to its highest level since June, ending at 40.28.

Looming large ahead is Thursday’s advance report on U.S. third-quarter economic growth, with analysts expecting record growth but not enough to make up for the hit from the pandemic.

A closely watched estimate model used by the Atlanta Federal Reserve shows third-quarter growth at a 37% annualized pace, which would only account for about 71% of the $2.2 trillion in lost output so far in 2020.

Oil also took a big hit Thursday, falling over 5% to a four-month low as coronavirus concerns weighed on demand expectations. Brent futures fell $2.08, or 5.1%, to settle at $39.12 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell $2.18, or 5.5%, to $37.39.

Investors seeking a safe-haven moved into the greenback with the dollar index rising 0.3% against a basket of six currencies.

The flow to the dollars weighed on gold with the yellow metal settling down 1.56% at $1,877.06 per ounce, after falling as much as 2% on Wednesday.

Benchmark 10-year notes last rose 1/32 in price to yield 0.7743%.

(Reporting by Pete Schroeder; Editing by Sam Holmes)