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Earlier: ‘An Unexplained Type Of hepatitis’

Good Morning America.

ABC News’ Dr. Jen Ashton on why antibodies ‘surge’ after taking the fourth covid jab.

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This afternoon.

Shanghai, China.

Shanghai officials will over the next few days further restrict access to food and hospitals in some parts of the city, the most severe phase of its extended lockdown yet.

Via BBC:

Commercial food deliveries are not allowed and access to hospitals for all but emergencies must first be approved.

Neighbours of Covid-19 cases and others living close by are also being forced into government quarantine facilities.

Shanghai is now in its seventh week of city-wide restrictions.

Despite the tougher measures, Shanghai officials insist that people living in half the city’s districts are now free to leave their homes and walk around.

State media has shown propaganda videos of departing medical workers visiting city landmarks together and taking photographs.

Shanghai moves to impose tightest restrictions yet (BBC)

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The head of the World Health Organization has said China’s zero-tolerance Covid-19 policy is not sustainable given what is known of the disease, in rare public comments by the UN agency on a government’s handling of the virus.

“We don’t think that it is sustainable considering the behaviour of the virus,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a media briefing.

WHO chief says China’s zero-Covid policy not ‘sustainable’ (RTE)

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Via Reuters:

Face masks are set to be no longer mandatory in airports and on flights in Europe, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have said.

The new recommendations will come into effect from 16 May.

“From next week, face masks will no longer need to be mandatory in air travel in all cases, broadly aligning with the changing requirements of national authorities across Europe for public transport,” EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky said in a statement.

Europe plans to drop mandatory mask requirements for air travel next week (RTE)

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Last night.

Further to the release by court order of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine safety data…

…Via Daily Exposé:

One of the documents contained in the Pfizer data dump is ‘reissue_5.3.6 postmarketing experience.pdf’.  Page 12 of the confidential document contains data on the use of the Pfizer Covid-19 injection in pregnancy and lactation.

Pfizer state in the document that by 28th February 2021 there were 270 known cases of exposure to the mRNA injection during pregnancy.

One-hundred-and-forty-six of those mother cases did not immediately report the immediate occurrence of any clinical adverse event. But 124 of the 270 mother cases did. Meaning 46% of the mothers exposed to the Pfizer Covid-19 injection suffered an adverse reaction.

Of those 124 mothers suffering an adverse reaction, 49 were considered non-serious adverse reactions, whereas 75 were considered serious. This means 58% of the mothers who reported suffering adverse reactions suffered a serious adverse event ranging from uterine contraction to foetal death.

There were 34 outcomes altogether at the time of the report, but 5 of them were still pending. Pfizer note that only 1 of the 29 known outcomes were normal, whilst 28 of the 29 outcomes resulted in the loss/death of the baby. This equates to 97% of all known outcomes of Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy resulting in the loss of the child.

When we include the 5 cases where the outcome was still pending it equates to 82% of all outcomes of Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy resulting in the loss of the child. This equates to an average of around 90% between the 82% and 97% figure.

Confidential Pfizer Docs. reveal 90% of Covid Vaccinated Pregnant Women lost their Baby; but Pfizer claimed: “No safety signals emerged” (Daily Exposé)

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Bloomberg’s Global Covid Resilience Ranking

Via Bloomberg:

Three years into the worst pandemic in a generation, the world is split in its response to Covid-19. While restrictions are falling as most countries embrace living with the virus, China’s zero-tolerance stance makes it an important holdout.

Places that are normalizing life alongside the coronavirus lead Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking in April, with Norway ranked No. 1 for a second month.

The nation is among a growing group that no longer have Covid-related travel curbs in place, and has even scrapped a requirement to self-isolate after a positive result. Ireland and the United Arab Emirates are second and third in our monthly analysis of where the pandemic is being handled best, with the least social and economic disruption.

Well done, everyone.

The Best and Worst Places to Be in a World Divided Over Covid (Bloomberg)

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This morning.

Via RTÉ News:

The Health Service Executive has said it is finalising plans to begin the second booster vaccination programme…

…It said it expects the programme to begin very soon, “in the coming days“.

….Earlier this month, NIAC recommended a second booster (a fourth dose) for everyone over 65 years, to be given generally six months after the last vaccination.

It also recommended a second booster for everyone aged 12 years and older who has a weak immune system,

NIAC is currently looking at what it should recommend in terms of a second booster for other groups.

Covid-19 booster vaccination programme set to start ‘in the coming days’ (RTE)

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Choice Music Prize nominees Saint Sister

This afternoon.

Via RTÉ News:

The Covid support scheme for the music industry supported 318 artists alongside 817 music industry professionals, according to figures released by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

The Music Stimulus Scheme, worth €1.7m gave 185 artists recording grants, creating employment for 694 musicians, while 56 artists were supported to release new music.

Among the artists receiving funding were Denise Chaila, Saint Sister, Kojaque and Elaine Mai.

A number of recipients went on to be nominated for awards including the Choice Music Prize and the RTÉ Radio One Folk Awards…

In fairness.

185 artists given recording grants under Covid scheme (RTE)

 

This morning.

Shanghai, China.

Shanghai is preparing to ease its lockdown over the city’s 25 million people.

Via The Guardian:

Major companies including Tesla and Volkswagen are among 666 firms told they could restart production this week, under closed-loop management. A memo reportedly circulated at Tesla told employees they would have to sleep at the factory, with the company providing each with a sleeping bag and mattress, daily meals and a stipend.

Drone footage taken by Chinese media appeared to show Tesla employees arriving at the factory on Tuesday with luggage, and several people moving the frame of a Tesla car around the site. Volkswagen, which restarted production at its Changchun factories after restrictions there eased, said it was still studying the feasibility of resuming production in Shanghai, Reuters reported.

Shanghai prepares to ease Covid lockdown as factories reopen (The Guardian)

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