Fitness influencer Dmitriy Stuzhuk has died at 33 years old after testing positive for coronavirus, having previously doubted the existence of the virus. Three days ago, Mr Stuzhuk, from Ukraine, shared a post on Instagram updating his 1.1 million followers on his condition, having contracted Covid-19.
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Even during Halloween, nothing is scarier than a pandemic if you’re a small business owner. Costume and decor shops where Halloween is normally the busiest season of the year estimate a 50%-75% drop in revenue as COVID-19 threatens to cancel the spooky holiday.
WHO’s COVID infection number when compared to death number indicates virus no more dangerous than flu
GENEVA, October 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In an apparent attempt to incite a level of fear regarding the spread of COVID-19, World Health Organization (WHO) officials released what at first glance appears to be an alarming infection rate number. When that number is compared to the number of deaths, however, it proves that the death rate of the novel coronavirus is comparable to the seasonal flu, something that many experts and close observers have been claiming for months. According to the AP, the WHO’s executive director of emergencies, Dr. Michael Ryan, indicated as much on October 5th during a “special session of the WHO’s 34-member executive board focusing on COVID-19.” “The disease continues to spread. It is on the rise in many parts of the world,” Ryan stated.
The minority Liberal government is attempting to pre-empt opposition efforts to create a special committee to investigate alleged corruption by proposing its own special committee to examine billions of dollars of COVID-19 pandemic-related spending. The proposal is also aimed at trying to break the impasse over the WE Charity affair that has bogged down two House of Commons committees in marathon meetings for the past two weeks. A Conservative motion to create a special “anticorruption” committee to investigate the WE fiasco and other alleged unethical conduct during the pandemic is slated for debate and a vote next week. Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez would not rule out Friday declaring that vote a test of confidence in the minority government.
Rempel Garner blasts Trudeau Liberals over ‘outrageous cover-up tactics’ for refusal to release COVID-19 documents
Shadow Minister for Health Michelle Rempel Garner criticized the Trudeau government’s handling of the pandemic in a statement this morning, citing a list of “Trudeau’s pandemic failures.” Among the failures listed by Rempel Garner include: Telling Canadians that there was no person-to-person spread of COVID-19; Telling Canadians that border control measures and masks didn’t work; Sending critical supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) to China when [Canada] had a shortage; Abdicating responsibility for the pandemic to the provinces; Failing to ensure Canadians have access to rapid and at-home testing options; and shutting down the federal pandemic early warning system, just months before COVID-19.
The late epigrammatical Anglo-American pundit Christopher Hitchens once observed that “perhaps you notice how the denial is so often the preface to the justification.” “Of course we don’t keep political dissidents in secret prisons,” dictators will say. “Not that there’s anything wrong with keeping them in prison if they’re agitating to disturb the peace, and if we did have secret prisons those dissidents surely be there for good reason.” Translation: Sure, we have political dissidents in secret prisons. But shh. Perhaps it’s the fact that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t a despot. Or maybe he just doesn’t have the practice. Whatever the case, Cuomo has decided to reverse things and make the justification the preface to the denial.
Instead of making decisions that benefit all Canadians, politicians in Canada are basing their public health decisions on the latest polls and on what they think will help them get re-elected. These are unprecedented times. Does old-style political strategy really matter right now? True North’s Anthony Furey says Canadian politicians can learn a thing or two from Winston Churchill.
After refusing food to a customer who wouldn’t wear a mask at a walk-up takeout window, a local Thai restaurant was given an ultimatum: pay $20,000 or be taken to a human rights tribunal. Thai Palace received a hand-delivered letter Friday from Antoine d’Ailly Law Office, which states a claim of discrimination will be filed against the restaurant for violating the Ontario Human Rights Code. The letter demands that the owner hand over any and all video footage of the incident, which it says occurred on Oct. 7. It also says the restaurant can settle the issue and avoid “the necessity of a formal process” by paying $20,000.
Independent cinemas in Toronto and Ottawa are coming up with different ways to generate cash as COVID-19 restrictions force them to shut their doors for a second time since the pandemic began. From offering patrons the chance to have their names grace cinema walls for a price, to selling concession stand staples at the front door, the theatres say they’re doing what they can to stay afloat.
In the 21st century, hallmark American and international institutions have lost much of their prestige and respect. Politics and biases explain the lack of public confidence in organizations and institutions such as the World Health Organization, the Commission on Presidential Debates, the Nobel Peace Prize, the Pulitzer Prizes and the Academy Awards.