World Fauci emailed friend saying masks were ‘ineffective,’ pushed for mandates anyway, Missouri AG says
Mask mandate returns on cruise ships
Carnival Cruises have reintroduced mandatory mask wearing on ships after a spike in Covid cases - as health officials call for the return of face coverings across the nation.Carnival management said in a statement that 'out of an abundance of caution' masks would return to 'adapt to the evolving public health situation'.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said Friday during his seven-hour deposition withnew information revealed that two months after Fauci told a friend masks were "ineffective," he supported mask mandates.
On Friday the Show-Me State Republican attorney general tweeted a "tidbit" from his seven-hour deposition with the outgoing head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
"Another tidbit from: In Feb ‘20 he emailed a friend advising her masks were ineffective. Confirmed again on Mar 31. On Apr 3 he’s adamant masks should be worn even though he couldn’t cite a single study to prove it. Mandates followed—Lives ruined."
New mask mandate introduced for millions of Australians
Australia is in the midst of its latest Covid wave, with hospitalisations increasing as well. It's the first to strike since the removal of the public health measures, though predicted to be short and sharp, authorities still prepare for the worse.
"COVID tyranny is born," Schmitt continued.
On Wednesday, Schmitt and his counterpart, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, questioned Biden's chief medical advisor under oath for his alleged role in colluding with Big Tech to control communication about COVID-19, as part of the attorneys general lawsuit.
Schmitt and Landryin May, accusing top-ranking government officials of working with the giant social media companies Meta [Facebook], Twitter and YouTube "under the guise of combating misinformation" in order to achieve greater censorship.
They are seeking to prove that Fauci worked with Facebook and others to tamp down talk that the virus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China.
If Idaho murder victims 'were going to go, they were going to go together,' friend says
Close friends of University of Idaho homicide victims Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen remember them as not only best friends but as sisters who loved to laugh and sing.Those boots belonged to Madison "Maddie" Mogen, a 21-year-old college senior who enjoyed dancing to country music and made everyone laugh.
"Defendant Dr. Anthony Fauci, a senior federal government official, coordinating with others, orchestrated a campaign to discredit the lab-leak hypothesis in early 2020," Landry and Schmitt said in their brief. "As director of [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases] NIAID, Dr. Fauci had funded risky 'gain-of-function' research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology through intermediaries such as EcoHealth Alliance, headed by Dr. Peter Daszak."
Will America continue to turn away from vaccines?
Covid-19 vaccines helped stem the pandemic, but public skepticism about them could doom future vaccines.Yet, tens of millions of Americans in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century took a look at the greatest scientific achievement of the modern age and said, in effect, “Thanks but no thanks.” While 68 percent of Americans got both initial doses of the vaccine, fewer than 50 percent went on to be boosted once, according to the CDC; an even smaller share has received a second booster. The failure to convince enough of the public to take up a tool developed specifically to prevent severe disease and death has blunted its ability to do just that.
"Thus, if the lab-leak theory were established, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Daszak could be potentially implicated in funding the research on viruses that caused the COVID19 pandemic and killed millions of people worldwide," they said.
According to a Wednesday tweet following the deposition, Schmitt said Fauci "knew the Lab Leak theory had merit but it'd come back to him & sought to immediately discredit it."
In his last White House press conference before he is scheduled to retire after anext month, Fauci said, "Every day for all those years I've given it all that I have, and I've never left anything on the field," he continued.
"I gave it all I got," he added.
Fox News has reached out to NIAID.
Senior Coalition MP Stuart Robert gave secret advice to lobbyists .
Senior Liberal MP Stuart Robert, while in government, secretly gave free advice to a Canberra consulting firm that helped large companies win government contracts and meet Coalition ministers.A cache of leaked emails reveals how Robert used his status as a federal MP in 2017 and 2018 to help the firm, Synergy 360, sign up corporate clients with the promise of helping them navigate the federal public service and political system and meet key decision-makers, including senior Coalition ministers. Synergy 360 is paid a retainer by companies to lobby officials and is paid a commission if a contract is successfully secured.