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Chicoms Hit Citizens With 10 Point Social Credit Score Penalty For Not Wearing a Mask in Public

Communist tech tyranny being mirrored in the west.

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The Communist Chinese government is punishing citizens in some areas of the country who commit COVID-related transgressions such as not wearing a mask in public by deducting 10 points from their social credit score and in some cases putting them on no fly blacklists.

A lengthy article in the London Times explains how the CCP exploited the COVID pandemic to massively expand monitoring of its own citizens and introduce new methods by which they could be punished for committing COVID-related infractions that didn’t rise to the level of criminal acts.

Some of the newly introduced transgressions which lead to social credit score points deductions and travel bans include failing to wear a mask in public (10 point deduction) and failure to self-isolate (50 point deduction).

“Those who made the blacklist were punished by a variety of measures, including prohibition from buying flights, high-speed rail travel and luxury hotel bookings,” reports the Times.

“Citizens with the lowest scores can be barred from government employment, and businesses can be excluded from subsidies or participation in government procurement programmes,” the report adds.

People in some areas of the country “caught hiding virus symptoms, concealing the details of their recent travel, avoiding medical treatment or having contact with suspected patients had their misdemeanours added to their personal social credit file.”

Mirroring social media censorship and actual government legislation in the west that seeks to punish people for spreading “conspiracy theories” or “misinformation,” China likewise deducts social credit score points for “spreading rumours,” a punishment that was inflicted upon medical workers and journalists who blew the whistle on China trying to hide the outbreak in the early days of the pandemic.

“The bar for falling foul of the social credit system was much lower than for breaking the law,” according to the report. “During one month last year, 96 infringements of Covid-related rules, such as the concealment of travel history, were recorded by the Shanghai government. Only nine were deemed serious enough to warrant criminal proceedings, but all were made public online and attached to the individuals’ credit records.”

British MP Bob Seely summed up the desired effect of the program, which is to “(encourage) people not to question the system because otherwise you will face a myriad of problems and complications in your daily life.”

In contrast, those who spread what the Communist regime deems to be ‘truthful’ information about the pandemic and the vaccine are put on “red lists” for their good behavior and rewarded with perks which include cash payments, low interest loans and discounts on utility bills.

The COVID pandemic allowed the CCP to further centralize social credit score pilot projects into one scheme, with citizens being given green, amber or red status via a traffic light app to determine their compliance with regulations.

“It allowed China to deploy the full force of the surveillance state, tapping into a trove of data on movement and behaviour — combined with casual brutality towards those who resisted quarantine after being flagged by the algorithms,” said Ian Williams, an expert on Chinese cybersecurity.

“The ‘social credit’ elements involved the fine-grained analyses of social media behaviour, location, movement and the monitoring of social interactions,” he added.

Former British diplomat in Beijing Charles Parton said the intent of the system is to “reinforce the totalitarian control of the people” by creating a “police cloud” framework that will allow authorities to monitor and predict the activity of dissidents and activists.

Meanwhile, in the west, the deplatforming of conservatives started with Big Tech companies banning users and led to banks freezing accounts and the TSA putting people on no fly lists for their political opinions.

A similar progression occurred in China, where the system began in the corporate sector and eventually expanded into the state directly metering out punishments to individuals.

The only difference it seems between the Chinese system and the west is that the Chinese government cannot rely on a legion of mob activists and self-proclaimed journalists to do the dirty work for them.

These hate groups have weaponized Twitter to facilitate the organized harassment, doxxing, deplatforming and all round life-ruining of conservatives and anyone who questions the mob’s narrative on a daily basis.

Communist Chinese dictators could only dream of having access to such an army of thought crime hall monitors and tattle tales.

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Investigation Into Unusual Spike in Newborn Baby Deaths in Scotland

5 months after the first investigation was promised.

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Health authorities in Scotland are set to launch an investigation after an “unusual” spike in deaths of newborn babies was recorded on two separate occasions.

We previously highlighted the spike in deaths back in May, when it was reported that an inquiry was set to be announced into the “very unusual” phenomenon, with the alarm being raised after 18 infants died within four weeks of birth in March.

That same control limit was also breached in September last year, when 21 neonatal deaths were reported, the first time this had occurred since records began.

Despite an “investigation” being promised nearly 6 months ago, one didn’t appear to take place, but the media is again reporting that the strange deaths will be scrutinized.

“The Scottish government has ordered the review of neonatal death rates after two spikes over a six-month period. Both increases were larger than what would normally be expected,” reports BBC News.

“The review will be carried out by Healthcare Improvement Scotland. It is expected to last six to nine months and cover all reported baby deaths between April 2021 and March 2022.”

The death rate for babies in Scotland under the age of 1 is at its highest level for a decade.

The Herald newspaper previously reported, “The neonatal mortality rate was 5.1 per 1,000 live births in September and 4.6 per 1,000 in March, against an average of 1.49 per 1000 in 2019.”

Health authorities have said that the deaths are not linked to COVID and could not be put down to chance.

Edinburgh University’s Dr. Sarah Stock previously said, “The numbers are really troubling,” but that the cause of the deaths remained a mystery.

Indeed, it remains a complete enigma as to what medical circumstances relating to pregnant women could have changed from 2021 onwards.

I have full confidence that our esteemed health authorities will totally get to the bottom of this without any possibility whatsoever of hiding the true cause.

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Canadian Actress Reveals She Has Bell’s Palsy Two Weeks After Vax, Says She Would Take It Again

July 2021 clip goes viral on Twitter.

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In a video originally posted to her Instagram that went viral on Twitter over a year later, Canadian actress Jennifer Gibson revealed that she was suffering from Bell’s palsy two weeks after taking the vaccine, before going on to say she would take the shot again.

Gibson first posted the video to Instagram in July 2021 and it was actually filmed on May 11, but it received little attention until going viral on Twitter last night, and has already received millions of views on different versions of the clip.

“This is not a video that I wanted to make, and it’s kinda hard to make, cause as I’m watching myself, I see what I’m gonna say,” a a visibly upset Gibson says on camera.

The left side of Gibson’s face is clearly paralyzed, a condition she subsequently revealed to be Bell’s palsy.

“So I got it about two weeks after getting my vaccine and I had a rough go with the vaccine, and I guess still am,” Gibson remarked.

“But I have to say that I would do it again because it’s what we have to do to see people,” she said.

“I don’t know why I’m making this video but here’s my worse smile,” Gibson said before ending the video smiling with half of her face paralyzed.

In a message posted to her Instagram page accompanying the video, Gibson wrote, “I’ve had many people follow this page after their own #diagnosis, so I’m sharing this video hoping it gives them optimism. My symptoms got worse after this video, I was considered a severe case, and I am almost back to ‘normal’. (Whatever that is…) I didn’t see any improvement for about a month and I got really discouraged, so I hope this can help someone.”

The actress posted numerous other photos to her Instagram page urging people to wear masks and take vaccines.

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Gibson saying she would take the vaccine again despite it almost certainly causing her condition is a familiar refrain for vaccine enthusiasts who often thank the “100 per cent safe and effective” jab after going public to reveal they have caught COVID.

Studies have shown that the COVID-19 vaccinations can cause rare cases of Bell’s palsy.

Back in June, pop star Justin Bieber revealed that he was also suffering from facial paralysis, which was subsequently explained to be caused by Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

Claims that Bieber was suffering from the condition as a result of a COVID-19 vaccine were subsequently denied by fact checkers as “false,” despite rampant speculation.

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Fauci Net Worth Soared 66% During Pandemic

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The net worth of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s household soared a whopping 66% over the course of the pandemic, according to new financial disclosures obtained by OpenTheBooks.com. Fauci reported a Jan 1, 2019 net worth of $7,523,634. By Jan 1, 2022, it had grown to $12,677,513.  

Values are as of Jan 1 each year. Chart via OpenTheBooks.com

As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci was paid a 2021 salary of $456,028, making him the highest-paid employee in the entire federal government. His wife, Christine Grady, is chief bio-ethicist for the National Institutes of Health, does very well too, raking in a $238,970 salary last year.

Fauci is famously paid more than the president, and his wife collects more than the vice president. However, those hefty federal salaries aren’t the only driver of the Fauci household’s pandemic-era enrichment.

In 2021, Fauci was awarded the Tel Aviv University-affiliated Dan David Prize, which came with a $1 million check. The prize committee said Fauci “has been widely praised for his courage in speaking truth to power” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The committee was apparently oblivious that Fauci was the power and routinely spoke falsehoods about everything from the usefulness of masking to herd immunity, the efficacy of vaccines, and NIH funding of gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute. 

As is customary, Fauci donated some of his prize money back to be awarded as student scholarships, but still pocketed $901,400, according to the financial statements reviewed by OpenTheBooks.com. 

Though it’s chump change compared to the Dan David Prize, Fauci also scored $12,500 from both the Elliot Richardson Prize in Public Service and the Abelson Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and got $5,198 when he was named Federal Employee of the Year at the 2020 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals ceremony.  

Fauci even did some moonlighting as an editor for McGraw Hill, taking home $100,000 for his work in 2021. 

There’s no indication Fauci made any “shrewd” investments a la Nancy and Paul Pelosi. According to the financial disclosures, Fauci’s portfolio comprises broad mutual funds with no individual stocks: 

“These funds were held in a mix of trust, retirement, and college education accounts. Fauci has an IRA worth $706,219 (up $67,700); a defined benefit brokerage account totaling $2,551,210 (up $147,688); and a revocable trust worth $7,014,197 (up $1,718,299). His wife’s revocable trust is worth $2,269,225 (up $306,406) and an IRA totaling $136,662 (up $16,385),” reports OpenTheBooks.com. 

OpenTheBooks.com has filed four federal lawsuits against NIH to pry loose additional details not only about Fauci but also about royalties received by other NIH employees.  

Though Fauci has announced he’ll retire by the end of the year, the wheelbarrows full of taxpayer money will keep on rolling his way. When you’re the highest-paid employee in federal government history and you’ve been on the federal payroll for more than 55 years, that’ll make for an astounding pension of some $375,000 a year. 

It’s emblematic of the whole miserable Covid-19 spectacle: Bureaucrats wallow in government money while ordinary people suffer the ever-mushrooming destruction caused by public health’s catastrophic lockdown and mandate regime.  

This post was originally published at Zero Hedge

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