Biden unleashes executive orders aimed at fighting Covid with 100-day ‘masking challenge’ & vaccine deluge

Newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden has signed multiple executive orders aimed at combating the Covid-19 pandemic, starting with a “100 Days Masking Challenge” mandating face coverings on federal property.

After taking the oath of office on Wednesday, the newly-inaugurated president issued his first executive order, dubbed the “100 Days Masking Challenge.” Biden campaigned extensively on his predecessor Donald Trump’s alleged ineptitude in managing the Covid-19 pandemic, and has made a point of being seen in public with a mask at all times.

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Biden’s coronavirus czar, Jeff Zients, explained the executive order as directing federal “agencies to take action to require compliance with CDC guidance on mask wearing and physical distancing in federal buildings, on federal lands and by federal employees and contractors.

The order has no effect on state governments, though it “will call on governors, public health officials, mayors, business leaders and others to implement masking, physical distancing, and other measures to control Covid-19,” Zients said.

Biden has been a champion of mask-wearing, though the scientific justification for a sweeping face covering mandate remains up for debate. He deemed it “stupid” that mask use had become a political issue and has attempted to reframe it as “a patriotic act,” declaring last week that “we are in a war with this virus.”

The newly-minted president has also reversed his predecessor’s move to defund the World Health Organization, in addition to relaunching the National Security Council’s Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense, a position created by former president Barack Obama in 2015 and liquidated by Trump in 2018.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the public face of the country’s Covid-19 response, will give a speech to the WHO executive board on Thursday, presumably outlining the Biden administration’s shift from its predecessor’s policies. In addition to his role as head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Fauci will take on another role as chief medical adviser to the Biden administration.

Biden has declared a goal of vaccinating 100 million people within his first 100 days in office, appointing Dr. David Kessler – a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner – to lead Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s inoculation initiative. Moncef Slaoui, the former GlaxoSmithKline exec who chaired the project under Trump, will remain with the project as a consultant. 

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Watch Live: Biden Administration Holds First White House Press Briefing

Watch Live: Biden Administration Holds First White House Press Briefing

The White House press corps probably hasn’t been this happy since Nov. 7, 2016.

Hours after Wednesday’s socially-distanced inauguration, which featured a field of flags and a small number of VIPs, ended, President Joe Biden is about to hold his first press briefing in office.

After Wednesday’s inauguration and a stopover to meet with Congressional leaders for the first time, President-elect Biden received an escort to the White House at 1500ET. After that, Biden signed a flurry of executive orders and implemented other presidential actions, which were first officially announced Wednesday morning.

Now, incoming Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki will no doubt give the press pool members and opportunity to ask questions about all the great new policies being unilaterally ordered by Joe Biden (in a manner reminiscent of President Trump’s EOs, which Dems once slammed as bypassing Congress), and how much better they are than the policies adopted by Trump and his administration.

In her first tweet form the @PressSec account, Psaki asked the public to tweet questions at her, promising to answer a few in a video earlier in the week.

Biden will also swear in “day one presidential appointees” in a virtual ceremony Wednesday evening.

The public should probably expect briefings from Psaki, Biden, Harris and members of the administration (including, of course, Dr. Fauci) every day for at least the next 10 days as Biden prepares his opening blitz of policies intended to undo President Trump’s legacy.

Watch the briefing live below. It’s slated to start at 1900ET.

Tyler Durden
Wed, 01/20/2021 – 18:55

Source: Zero Hedge, Watch Live: Biden Administration Holds First White House Press Briefing

Message from NASA Acting Administrator Steve Jurczyk and Senior White House Appointee Bhavya Lal – Space Ref

  1. Message from NASA Acting Administrator Steve Jurczyk and Senior White House Appointee Bhavya Lal  Space Ref
  2. Jim Bridenstine leaves Artemis program ‘in good shape’ for Biden’s NASA  The Verge
  3. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s farewell message: Space exploration ‘should never be political’  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
  4. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine steps down  WAAY-TV 31 News
  5. Bridenstine, departing NASA, hopes Artemis continues  SpaceNews
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Source: Google News, Message from NASA Acting Administrator Steve Jurczyk and Senior White House Appointee Bhavya Lal – Space Ref

Leftists Call For New "Secret Police" Force To Spy On Trump Supporters

Leftists Call For New “Secret Police” Force To Spy On Trump Supporters

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

Perhaps channeling the spirit of the Soviet NKVD, leftists are now literally calling for a new “secret police” unit to be created at the federal level to spy on Trump supporters.

In an article published by the Daily Beast, Jeff Stein argues that existing federal agencies like the FBI are ill-equipped to stop “white terror” because they missed signs of the the pre-planning of the Capitol building siege.

The solution is to create a new “secret police” (yes, he literally uses those words) in order to “infiltrate and neutralize armed domestic extremists,” which according to the media’s latest narrative potentially includes 70 million Trump voters.

Stein even compares the Capitol breach to 9/11, an attack that killed nearly 3,000 people, and argues that a similar response to that should be directly inwardly against American citizens directed by a new “domestic spy agency.”

“One response to the 9/11 tragedy may well get renewed attention after the Capitol assault—especially if armed white nationalists are successful in carrying out more attacks in the coming days and weeks: The call for a secret police,” he writes.

The existence of a “secret police” force that subverts constitutional norms to repress the population is of course a hallmark of all dictatorial regimes, but that doesn’t appear to bother self-proclaimed “progressives.”

“Hundreds of Black Lives Matter/Antifa riots, some of which entailed firing mortars at, firebombing, or burning down police stations, did not qualify as domestic terrorism. But the Capitol Riot was terrorism, due to the usual double standard,” points out Dave Blount.

He also hits the nail on the head about the real reason why the creation of a new secret police unit would be necessary.

“Neither the FBI nor the NSA has the culture of brutal hostility toward their own country’s population needed to efficiently repress dissidents in the unfolding police state.”

As we highlighted yesterday, in addition to a new secret police, some are calling for the creation of a Stasi-like citizen spy network that would recruit Biden supporters to spy on Trump supporters and grass them up to the authorities.

Presumably, this is all part of the national “healing” and “unity” that Joe Biden has called for.

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Tyler Durden
Wed, 01/20/2021 – 18:45

Source: Zero Hedge, Leftists Call For New “Secret Police” Force To Spy On Trump Supporters

President Biden's 17 Executive Orders in Detail – The New York Times

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Twitter Suspends Voices of ‘Rebel Alliance’ Resistance Against JoeBama Agenda

While the JoeBama administration is being formally installed today, the advancement of Big Tech’s control against any voice in opposition continues.  Michelle Malkin, GateWay Pundit and RSBN Broadcasting were all removed from Twitter. Simultaneously, in a stunning display showing the … Continue reading

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Source: The Conservative Treehouse, Twitter Suspends Voices of ‘Rebel Alliance’ Resistance Against JoeBama Agenda