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California Halts COVID Vaccinations From Moderna Batch Linked To "Unusually High Number" Of Adverse Reactions

As the suspected death toll attributed to COVID-19 vaccines rises around the world, with dozens already reported in the US and Norway, California health officials have asked health-care providers in the state to immediately stop administering a batch of Moderna COVID-19 jabs after an “unusually high number” of adverse reactions were linked to it, according…

California Is Worse Than You Think

Authored by William Anderson via The Mises Institute, My colleague from the philosophy department was becoming increasingly angry. He was trying to be polite, but it was clear that he was raging inside. After a few minutes, he smiled a very strained smile and excused himself. Our conversation was about California, or to be more…

US COVID Cases Top 20MM As California Deaths Hit New Record

Summary: US cases top 20MM California sees new death record Russia new cases topped 27K Portugal reports nearly 7K new cases * * *  Several US states have been plagued by reporting delays over the holiday, but with California expanding lockdowns around the state, and more cases of B.1.1.7, the mutant strain first discovered in…

"I'm Choosing The Risk Of Getting COVID": Over Half Of Health Care Workers At California Hospitals Refuse Vaccinations

California’s health workers are refusing to take the new COVID-19 vaccines – with over half of frontline workers at one hospital unwilling to take it, and between 20% and 50% of workers at other facilities who feel the same, according to the Los Angeles Times. New York nurse Sandra Lindsay becomes the first person in…

How California Politicians Created a Homelessness Crisis

By Craig Eyermann California has more homeless people than any other state, with large homeless tent camps occupying the sidewalks of many of its streets. California also has the second most expensive housing of all states, lagging only behind Hawaii. Writing at the Washington Examiner, Timothy P. Carney wonders to what extent the state government’s…

"People Are Fed Up": California Out Of Excuses As Coronavirus Defies Militant Lockdowns

California’s response to COVID-19 ranks slightly below China welding people inside apartment buildings in terms of militancy, yet the for all the measures taken by the Golden State, it’s become one of the nation’s worst epicenters for the pandemic, according to Politico. Registered Nurse Allison Shiftar puts on protective glasses as she gets ready to…

California Gov Warns LA Lockdown Likely To Be Extended; Spanish COVID Deaths Top 50K: Live Updates

Summary: California Gov extends LA lockdown Spain deaths top 50K WHO says UK study shows no differences in deaths between normal, mutant strain Finland latest to confirm presence of UK mutant strain Erdogan says will receive COVID vaccine Thurs Russia extends UK travel halt Global cases top 80MM US cases decline as states see holiday-related…

California Doctor Fired After Writing Letter Criticizing Lockdown Orders

Authored by Kipp Jones via The Western Journal, A doctor in Northern California has been fired from his job after he co-authored a letter that questioned the science behind his county’s lockdown order. Dr. Michael deBoisblanc was working as the trauma medical director for John Muir Health in Contra Costa County, California, until last Friday, after…

California Gov Newsom Quarantines After Staffer Infected, Warns COVID Lockdown Will Be Extended: Live Updates

Summary: California Gov. Quarantines after COVID exposure; hints at lockdown extension EU grants market approval to Pfizer vaccine 38K vaccinated in New York WHO says it’s “aware” of UK variant Europe shuts doors to UK Mutation announced last week stokes fears worldwide US hospitalizations decline, led by Midwest Sweden imposes travel ban Ireland warns extension…

The New Derivatives Market In California Water: Disaster Natural Resources Capitalism At Work

Authored by Bill Hatch via Counterpunch.org, I attended a rain dance 40 years ago in the Southwest. At the end of the 6-hour ceremony, it rained. My final memory of the event was a small, elderly lady chasing an immense clown, who had ritually molested her in the ceremony, beating him about the head and…

California Reports Record COVID Cases And Deaths… Despite Strictest Lockdown

Authored by Jon Miltimore via The Foundation for Economic Education, On December 4, a bipartisan group of California legislators sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a letter urging him to reconsider his order closing outdoor playgrounds as part of his regional stay-at-home order. “While we must appropriately consider best practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission,…

Larry Ellison Is Latest Billionaire To Flee California, Moves To Hawaii

The relentless California exodus continues: after Tesla boss Elon Musk, Splunk CEO Doug Merritt and comedian Joe Rogan all left the Golden State for Austin, Texas, with Oracle unveiling last Friday that it had become the latest tech company to uproot its Redwood City HQ and move to Austin, Texas, moments ago we learned that…

California as Ground Zero for Cultural Change – What the Heck Happened?

By Janet Phelan It was, at one time, established fact, or at least commonly held opinion that “Everything starts in California.” That would include hula hoops, freeways, the internet, hippies, and—for those who remember this still—the Free Speech movement. In 1964, Mario Savio stood on the steps of Sproul Hall at UC Berkeley and made…

California, NJ Report New COVID Records; Peru Halts Sinopharm Trial: Live Updates

Summary: California, NY & NJ report new cases Peru halts Siopharm vaccine trial CDC approves COVID Cases see new daily record US tally nears 16MM Pfizer vaccine approved for EUA by FDA Hospitalizations remain elevated in west and midwest Poland sees chance of reopening schools * * * Update (0820ET): More record COVID numbers were…

California Versus Texas

California has had a nearly identical case trajectory as Texas… And then there’s this… I don’t know if there’s a better indicator of how completely useless interventions are than the fact that Pennsylvania & Delaware have essentially followed the exact same curve since mid-October. Like, the same, almost to the exact number. Wonder if the…

LA County Orders Bars, Restaurants To Close As California Sees Record COVID Cases: Live Updates

Summary: LA County orders bars, restaurants to close UK to suspend quarantine for holidays Dr. Fauci says most Americans need to be vaccinated Sen Loeffler receives conflicting test results NY reports another 5,391 cases More than 1 million ppl traveled through US airports Friday US cases top 12 million WH vaccine czar targets Dec. 11…

Huck Finn, To Kill A Mockingbird, Other Classic Books Banned In California Schools For “Racism”

Authored by Matt Agorist via The Free Thought Project, When Gutenberg introduced the printing press in 1440, the world had no idea that things were about to drastically change. Prior to the release and production of the printing press, books were incredibly expensive, rare, mostly written in Latin, and reserved for royalty and clergy. The spread…

California Pulls COVID-19 “Emergency Break” With New Restrictions: Live Updates

Summary: California reimposes restrictions statewide Illinois reports another 11k+ new cases Germany imposes new restrictions next week UK reports 21k+ new cases NYC hospitalizations hit new high Philly may bar indoor gatherings ahead of TG NYC positivity rate has climbed to 2.77% BioNTech CEO says vaccine shipments to start in early Jan NJ lowers limit…

Woman Who Voted For Trump In Texas Shocked To Find She Also ‘Voted’ Via Mail-In-Ballot In California

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, A woman who says she voted in person for President Trump in Texas was shocked to discover that voter records showed she had also apparently voted in Orange County, California via mail-in ballot. The woman gave permission for her name to be revealed and is happy to…

Proposition 22 in California Passes – A Rare Win for Liberty

Op-Ed by Krishna Chandrasekaran This author had previously written about Proposition 22, which overturns AB 5, here and here. By overturning AB 5, Proposition 22 protects the rights of drivers for various ride-sharing companies, primarily Lyft, Uber, and DoorDash, to work as independent contractors, rather than employees (who would have to file a W-2 tax…

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