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UN Official Warns Police Brutality & Lethal Violence Against Lockdown Flouters is “Multiplying”

Rights group in Nigeria says security officers have killed more than the disease itself.

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A UN official tasked with monitoring extrajudicial killings warns that examples of lockdown flouters being targeted by excessive force and cruelty are “multiplying” across the globe.

“The number of allegations of police killings and their excessive use of force that I have received and have been reading are deeply concerning,” said Agnes Calamard.

“Graphic accounts of police cruelty and violence, often directed at the most vulnerable and individuals and communities, are multiplying,” she added.

Dictatorial regimes in numerous countries have exploited COVID hysteria to carry out arbitrary killings, including in Nigeria where security forces enforcing lockdown regulations have killed at least 18 people.

Indeed, according to Nigeria’s Human Rights Commission, “More people in Nigeria have been killed by officers enforcing lockdown then by the disease,” reports the Mirror.

Meanwhile, In Iran, paralympian and disabled bodybuilder Reza Tabrizi faces the death penalty after questioning why the government closed down gyms let allowed places of worship to remain open.

People in the Philippines, North Korea and Kenya have also been killed by security forces for violating lockdown rules or not wearing a mask.

“Impositions of derogations of freedom of movement, including curfews, are permitted under international law in specific circumstances and may be a necessity in the context of the Covid epidemic,” said Calamard.

“But the breaking of a curfew, or of any restriction on freedom of movement for that matter, should not constitute grounds for excessive use of force by the police and under no circumstances should it lead to the use of lethal force.”

As we highlighted two weeks ago, The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), based in Sweden, found that the majority of nations across the globe have implemented COVID related restrictions that have severely eroded the liberties of their citizens.

The study revealed that 61 per cent of countries have used restrictions “that were concerning from a democracy and human rights perspective.”

“These [restrictions] violated democratic standards because they were either disproportionate, illegal, indefinite or unnecessary in relation to the health threat,” the group declared in its report.

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Almost a Quarter of COVID Patients in England Are Being Treated For Something Else

Half of daily hospitalizations test positive for COVID after having entered for something else.

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Almost a quarter of people in hospitals in England who are being counted as ‘COVID patients’ are actually being treated for other illnesses, according to a new report.

“Health service statistics show there were 6,146 NHS beds taken up by people who were Covid positive on September 14th, the latest date data is available for,” reports the Daily Mail.

“But just 4,721 patients (77%) were primarily being treated for the virus, with the remaining 1,425 receiving care for other illnesses or injuries. They could include patients who’ve had a fall or even new mothers who tested positive after giving birth.”

In the Midlands area meanwhile, a full third of patients supposedly being treated for COVID were actually in hospital for different reasons.

The report also acknowledges that as many of half of patients who enter hospital only test positive for COVID after being admitted for an unrelated illness.

The difference between the ‘official’ figure and the real one is important because the UK government has said it won’t hesitate to re-enforce mask mandates, vaccine passports and a new lockdown this winter if hospitalizations continue to rise.

As we previously highlighted, despite the fact that the vaccine was supposed to prevent hospitalizations, many of the same experts who lobbied for the previous lockdowns are claiming that numbers are on a trajectory that will mandate new lockdown restrictions.

Just 24 hours after health secretary Sajid Javid asserted that they had been completely scrapped, the government reversed its position, saying that vaccine passports will in fact form a “first-line defence” against a winter wave of coronavirus.

Back in December, the same government told the public that there was no plan whatsoever to introduce vaccine passports even as they were paying private corporations to build the system.

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Video: Inside Edition Finds That Majority Of NYC Restaurants Are Not Enforcing Vaccine Passport Mandate

Only 4 out of 15 eateries asked for papers

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CBS Investigate show Inside Edition has discovered that most restaurants in New York City are not enforcing vaccine passport mandates, which came into effect in late August.

Reporters shot undercover video and found that 11 out of 15 restaurants seated them inside without asking for proof of vaccination, going directly against the mandate by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who ordered businesses to begin implementing vaccine checkpoints or face $1,000 fines.

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While polls have found a majority of Americans are on board with vaccine passports, it’s clear that the actual implementation of them is a different matter.

Many establishments do not have the staff or means to check the papers of every person coming in, and after months of lockdowns, many simply cannot afford to turn people away.

Critics of the system, including Dr. Drew, have asserted that vaccine passports which ban the unvaccinated from venues like bars and restaurants are a new form of “segregation.”

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    Poll: Almost Half Of Americans Disapprove Of Biden Vaccine Mandates

    But half are fully onboard with it

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    A Quinnipiac poll has found that almost half of Americans (48%) believe that Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates “go too far,” and that a slight majority are in opposition to it.

    Quinnipiac noted that a “slight majority of Americans (51 – 48 percent) disapprove of President Biden’s plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for millions of Americans in the public and private sectors. Republicans disapprove 84 – 13 percent, independents disapprove 56 – 44 percent, and Democrats approve 89 – 10 percent.”

    The survey found that 10 percent think the mandate does not go far enough, while 39 percent think it’s about right.

    Obviously, however, this means that around half of Americans are fully on board with the mandates.

    As we noted earlier this week, a OnePoll survey found that vaccinated Americans are far more likely to permanently sever relationships with friends over their opinion on the COVID-19 jab than those who haven’t been vaccinated.

    America now faces that reckoning with Biden’s plan to impose federal vaccine mandates on every company that employs over 100 people.

    As we previously reported, Police and firefighters are among the groups who are resisting, bringing lawsuits against the mandates.

    There has also been significant resistance among military service members, who will be mandated to take the shots.

    Republican attorneys general from 24 states, almost half the country, have threatened lawsuits against Biden if the mandate takes effect.

    Earlier this week, Joe Biden’s Commerce Secretary claimed that “nobody is being forced” to get vaccinated, despite last week’s announcement that millions of Americans will be mandated to take the shot in order to go to work.

    “We are not being forced,” Raimondo again claimed, stating “You can work from home, get tested on a weekly basis,” and adding “I think this is smart public policy and great leadership by the president.” 

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