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Video: DeSantis Warns “We Need A Reckoning” To Prevent Future Lockdowns

“We can never go down that road”

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has warned that unless there is a “reckoning” when Republicans take back control of the House and/or the Senate, authoritarians like Anthony Fauci will continue to implement harsher lockdowns.

Speaking with Fox News, DeSantis urged that Fauci “criticized me every step of the way. He criticized us for having businesses open. He criticized us for having beaches open. He criticized us for having kids in school.”

“Over two years ago, we were the only big state in the country to have 100% in-person. He was a leading advocate for school closures,” DeSantis continued.

“He tried to sow fear in the population and scare a lot of parents,” DeSantis further noted of Fauci.

“He did have constituency. At first almost everyone was following him. Then as more people saw, he had more people that rejected what he said, but he still had a lot of people that actually believed what he was saying,” the governor asserted, adding that Fauci “was wrong on all the important issues.”

“My fear is if the Republicans take control, we need a reckoning on all of this because I think people like Fauci, what they are going to say in the future is, ‘Oh, we didn’t lock down hard enough. That’s why it didn’t work.’ And we can never go down that road,” DeSantis further warned.

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Last week, Fauci claimed that he “never shut down anything,” and further stated “I was also one of the people that said we have got to do everything we can to get the children back in school.”

The comments prompted a now viral supercut of Fauci repeatedly saying “shutdowns” were needed and were good.

Fauci also claimed that lockdowns have not “irreparably damaged anyone” despite a mountain of studies and evidence highlighting how lockdowns and masking in particular have had massively detrimental impacts.

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    Pfizer CEO Bails On EU Testimony After Report Highlights ‘Secretive’ Vaccine Deal

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    Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has bailed on an appointment to testify before the European Parliament’s special committee, where he was expected to face tough questions over secretive vaccine deals, Politico reports.

    Bourla was scheduled to appear before the panel on Oct. 10, alongside key officials involved in the EUs vaccine procurement process, in order to discuss how to respond to future pandemics. According to the report, “Other pharmaceutical executives have addressed the committee, including the CEO of Moderna and senior officials from AstraZeneca and Sanofi.”

    Bourla? Not so much.

    The committee’s chair, Belgian MEP Kathleen Van Brempt, told POLITICO she “deeply regrets” the decision taken by Pfizer.

    After a visit to BioNTech’s headquarters last week, Van Brempt had said in a written statement that she looked forward to discussions “with other CEOs” including “Mr. Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer” on October 10. -Politico

    In early September, an audit repirt into the EU’s vaccine procurement strategy raised questions over Bourla’s relationship with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen before they struck a multibillion-euro vaccine deal.

    The report, by the European Court of Auditors, found that von der Leyen had been directly involved in preliminary negotiations for the EU’s biggest vaccine contract, for up to 1.8 billion doses of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, which was concluded in May 2021. This was a departure from the negotiating procedure followed with other contracts, where a joint negotiating team made up of officials from the Commission and member countries conducted exploratory talks. -Politico

    In April, von der Leyen admitted that she had been texting with Bourla for a month straight while they were negotiating the massive contract. Two months later, the texts disappeared, triggering accusations of maladministration by the EU’s ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly,” Reuters reported at the time.

    Bourla and von der Leyen’s cozy relationship was noted last year by the NYT, which Bourla told they had “developed a deep trust, because we got into deep discussions.”

    “She knew details about the variants, she knew details about everything. So that made the discussion, way more engaged.”

    And now Bourla won’t have to answer questions about it.

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    The Growing Global Reliance On Antidepressants

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    According to the latest OECD data, Iceland continues to have one of the highest levels of antidepressant use in the world – with an average consumption of 16 daily doses per 100 inhabitants in 2021.

    In general, the northern countries are among the biggest consumers, with Canada and Sweden also showing a ratio of over 10 doses per 100 inhabitants per day. 

    Worth noting however is the absence of the United States from the data.

    As Statista’s Martin Armstrong shows in the infographic below, antidepressant use has become more widespread all around the world, with major increases from 2015 to 2020 or 2021 observed in Iceland, Portugal and Sweden, as well as Belgium and Greece. 

    Infographic: The Growing Global Reliance on Antidepressants | Statista

    You will find more infographics at Statista

    The places with the lowest consumption levels of those analyzed are South Korea and Lithuania (not displayed), with a ratio of 2 to 3 daily doses per 100 people.

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    Hypochondriacs And Virtue Signalers Cause #BringMasksBack To Trend On Twitter

    If masks work, why haven’t they worked?

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    Four vaccines later and with even the likes of Joe Biden admitting that the pandemic is over, there are still hordes of people who want to continue to wear face masks and to force others to do the same.

    The terms #BringBackMasks and #BringMasksBack are currently trending on Twitter, along with ‘World War III’.

    Why? Because these people are still out there:

    Well, that was the initial reason the phrases were trending. They continued to trend when everyone else called out the psychotic cult:

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