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Donald Trump Responds to Arizona Senate Audit Update by Blasting Fox News & Other Media Outlets

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Donald Trump Responds to Arizona Senate Audit Update by Blasting Fox News & Other Media Outlets


Donald Trump reacted to the findings of the Arizona Senate’s update on the preliminary independent audit findings from Thursday.

“Fox News and other media outlets incorrectly side with the outdated and terrible Maricopa County Election Board to report no fraud found in the Presidential Election,” Trump said in a statement issued Friday.

“They spew the gross misinformation purposefully put out by the county and the Associated Press, and IGNORE the very important Arizona Senate’s hearing yesterday, which showed 168,000 fraudulent ballots printed on illegal paper (unofficial ballots), 74,000 mail in ballots received that were never mailed (magically appearing ballots), 11,000 voters were added to the voter rolls AFTER the election and still voted, all the access logs to the machines were wiped, and the election server was hacked during the election,” he claimed.

“They sided with the County and not the brave Arizona Senate who is fighting for the people of Arizona,” he continued. “The same anchor at the desk the night Fox called Arizona for Joe Biden now wants you to believe there was no fraud. The anchor was Bret Baier.”

“Thankfully, Arizona has strong State Senators willing to fight for the truth. Senator Wendy Rogers says ‘I have heard enough. It’s time to decertify this election’,” he continued. “Senator Kelly Townsend said the fraud was so bad ‘I want to see indictments.’ Senator Sonny Borrelli says “’I’ve seen enough evidence to challenge the validity of the certification of the Maricopa County Election results’,” he said.

“Arizona shows Fraud and Voting Irregularities many times more than would be needed to change the outcome of the Election,” Trump concluded.

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann held a public briefing on Thursday with the leaders of the ongoing election audit that she authorized. The auditors’ update claimed that 74,000 absentee ballots lacked documentation, thousands of ballots were duplicated without proper documentation, and over 11,000 voters were not on the November election voter rolls, but showed up later on the December voter rolls. Maricopa County then responded to the claims.

As a reminder, Donald Trump lost Arizona to Joe Biden by 10,457 votes, or merely 0.3 percent of the state’s certified count.

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FDA Issues Recall for Defective COVID Tests Made by ‘World’s Largest Manufacturer’ of Rapid Tests

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FDA Issues Recall for Defective COVID Tests Made by ‘World’s Largest Manufacturer’ of Rapid Tests


The Food & Drug Administration issued a class I recall for a defective COVID rapid test that had been the “benchmark” for testing in the United States. It continues an alarming trend of problems with COVID tests in the United States.

“The FDA has classified the recall of this test as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall,” the government agency said. “The FDA also has issued a warning letter to Innova Medical Group, Inc.”

Innova describes itself as “the world’s largest manufacturer of rapid antigen tests and leader in COVID-19 testing solutions globally.” The FDA states the reasons for the COVID test recall:

“Innova Medical Group is recalling its SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test. Labeling distributed with certain configurations of the test includes performance claims that did not accurately reflect the performance estimates observed during the clinical studies of the tests. The performance characteristics of the test have not been adequately established, presenting a risk of false results.”

  • False-negative results may lead to delayed diagnosis or inappropriate treatment of SARS-CoV-2, which may cause patient harm including serious illness and death. False-negative results can also lead to further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including when presumed negative patients are grouped into cohorts in health care, long-term care, and other facilities based on false test results.
  • False-positive results could lead to a delay in the correct diagnosis and the initiation of an appropriate treatment for the actual cause of patient illness, which could be another life-threatening disease that is not SARS-CoV-2. False-positive results could also lead to further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus when presumed positive patients are grouped into cohorts based on false test results.

“On April 23, 2021, Innova Medical Group sent all affected device users an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter,” the FDA said. “The letter provided the following information”:

  • Do not use these tests to screen for or diagnose COVID-19.
  • Identify and remove all affected tests from inventory.
  • Either destroy the tests by placing them in the trash or return the tests using the FedEx return label that was included with the letter Innova sent to its customers.
  • Complete and return the form Innova sent to its customers, indicating the number of destroyed or returned tests.

The CDC in June issued an alert for testing laboratories to stop using the Innova SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test.

“Innova Medical Group is recalling its SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test. Labeling distributed with certain configurations of the test includes performance claims that did not accurately reflect the performance estimates observed during the clinical studies of the tests,” the CDC stated. “The performance characteristics of the test have not been adequately established, presenting a risk of false results.”

A number of COVID testing experts reacted to the recall of the Innova rapid tests.

“The Food and Drug Administration issued its STOP notice on Innova’s lateral flow antigen tests in USA on 10th June, by coincidence one day after a Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Working Group had issued its report on diagnostic tests which made 22 recommendations – 10 on study-design, six for regulators and six on transparency,” Professor Sheila Bird of the University of Cambridge remarked.

“The FDA explain that they have withdrawn the Innova test for four main reasons: (a) distribution of the test in the US without approval; (b) erroneous claims on product leaflets; (c) concerns about the reliability of the evidence; and (d) failure to implement appropriate quality assurance processes to ensure that only inspected and approved devices are distributed,” Professor Jon Deeks of the University of Birmingham remarked. “The FDA state that the decision is informed by inspection visits to the distribution sites in the US.  Innova have responded stating that they have already or are fixing the issues which concerned the FDA and will reapply for approval.”

It is not the only concerning news on the COVID testing front. Last week, the CDC urged laboratories to switch over to a “multiplexed method” that “can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses.”

“Visit the FDA website for a list of authorized COVID-19 diagnostic methods,” the CDC stated. “For a summary of the performance of FDA-authorized molecular methods with an FDA reference panel, visit this page.”

“In preparation for this change, CDC recommends clinical laboratories and testing sites that have been using the CDC 2019-nCoV RT-PCR assay select and begin their transition to another FDA-authorized COVID-19 test,” the agency continued. “CDC encourages laboratories to consider adoption of a multiplexed method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses. Such assays can facilitate continued testing for both influenza and SARS-CoV-2 and can save both time and resources as we head into influenza season. Laboratories and testing sites should validate and verify their selected assay within their facility before beginning clinical testing.”

The CDC guidance raises questions about the current laboratory testing regime’s ability to quickly and accurately differentiate between COVID-19 and the seasonal flu. In April, Scientific American commented on reports there was “just no flu circulating.” It attempted to explain the anomaly in terms of lower ‘positivity rates.’

“The U.S. saw about 700 deaths from influenza during the 2020–2021 season,” Scientific American said. “In comparison, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there were approximately 22,000 U.S. deaths in the prior season and 34,000 deaths two seasons ago.”

But perhaps most disturbingly, the CDC has a history of getting it wrong on COVID testing. In November 2020, NPR reported that a CDC internal review knew early on in the pandemic that COVID tests had high failure rates, but they were released anyway.

“On Feb. 6, a scientist in a small infectious disease lab on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention campus in Atlanta was putting a coronavirus test kit through its final paces,” NPR reported. “The lab designed and built the diagnostic test in record time, and the little vials that contained necessary reagents to identify the virus were boxed up and ready to go. But NPR has learned the results of that final quality control test suggested something troubling — it said the kit could fail 33% of the time.”

Remarkably, the early COVID test was modeled on influenza tests.

“Lindstrom, who led the respiratory disease lab, had invented diagnostic tests in the past,” NPR reported. “Before he went to the infectious diseases lab, he was running a different CDC lab, one that focused on influenza.”

“When he was there, he had helped create the diagnostic tests that were used to identify H1N1 in patients, and there were no issues with the test,” the report continued. “The FDA quickly approved the kits and sent them to labs across the country. Within days, the same kits were dispatched around the world.”

“The effort was considered a triumph for the CDC, and Lindstrom was viewed internally as the guy who made it happen,” the report added.

“The influenza lab, however, had an infrastructure and systematic way of responding to flu outbreaks, and because of that Lindstrom and his team just had to do the science, one official said. The infrastructure was already there to help. COVID-19 was different,” NPR went on. “When Lindstrom first built the test at the infectious disease lab, for instance, he didn’t have any human sample of the virus, so it had to be manufactured.”

“What’s more, officials say, Lindstrom built the coronavirus test the same way he would have built one for influenza,” the report notes. “It was, after all, what he knew best. The problem was, the coronavirus had more in common with SARS or MERS — respiratory diseases that hit the Middle East and Asia in 2002 and 2012 — than something like H1N1.”

“The CDC declined to make Lindstrom or anyone else available for an interview and declined to discuss the unreleased internal review,” NPR added.

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HYPOCRITE: Biden Caught Mingling Maskless With Dozens of People After Forcing All Americans to Wear Masks

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HYPOCRITE: Biden Caught Mingling Maskless With Dozens of People After Forcing All Americans to Wear Masks


President Joe Biden is quickly proving to be one of the most hypocritical people in America. On Wednesday, Biden traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania to give a speech on manufacturing in the United States.

Biden, who just this week announced that vaccinated people should wear masks, was caught mingling maskless with people who were also maskless.

What a hypocrite!

Biden also shook hands with people after his speech.

While Biden rubs elbows maskless with all of his elite buddies, you the American people will suffer.

For months, the Democrat party told Americans that if they just “fell in line” and got vaccinated, they could get back to “normal life” and wouldn’t need to wear masks. This was a total lie.

CNBC reports:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend Tuesday that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places with high Covid-19 transmission rates, according to people familiar with the matter.

Federal health officials still believe fully vaccinated individuals represent a very small amount of transmission, according to the sources. Still, some vaccinated people could be carrying higher levels of the virus than previously understood and potentially transmit the virus to others, they said.

“As you have heard from me previously, this pandemic continues to pose a serious threat to the health of all Americans,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said to reporters on a call. “Today, we have new science related to the Delta area that requires us to update the guidance regarding what you can do when you are fully vaccinated.”

Isn’t it interesting how they cite “new science” so they can continue to manipulate the American people and protect themselves from criticism?

CNBC continues:

The updated guidance comes ahead of the fall season, when the highly contagious delta variant is expected to cause another surge in new coronavirus cases and many large employers plan to bring workers back to the office. In mid-May, the CDC said fully vaccinated people didn’t need to wear masks in most settings, whether indoors or outdoors.

“In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor setting to help prevent the spread of the Delta variant, and protect others. This includes schools,” Walensky said. The CDC recommends that everyone grade schools wear masks indoors, “including teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.”

Walensky said new data shows the variant behaves “uniquely differently from past strains of the virus,” indicating that some some vaccinated people infected with the delta variant “may be contagious and spread the virus to others.”

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House is Going to Force Vaccinated Members of Congress to Wear Masks

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House is Going to Force Vaccinated Members of Congress to Wear Masks


Speaker Nancy Pelosi is bringing the masks back. The California Congresswoman is reimplementing House rules to and mandating that members wear them in the Capitol building, regardless of vaccination status.

“To be clear, for meetings in an enclosed US House of Representatives controlled space, masks are REQUIRED,” the Capitol physician, Brian Monahan, stated in a new memo.

“For the Congress, representing a collection of individuals traveling weekly from various risk areas (both high and low rates of disease transmission), all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space,” Monahan’s memo continued.

NBC News reported on the CDC guidance reversal on Tuesday. In a remarkable turn of events, it appears the ‘vaccinated’ could still be spreading the virus to others.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places with high Covid-19 transmission rates,” NBC News reported. “The agency is also recommending kids wear masks in schools this fall.”

“Federal health officials still believe fully vaccinated individuals represent a very small amount of transmission,” the report continued. “Still, some vaccinated people could be carrying higher levels of the virus than previously understood and potentially transmit it to others.”

The return of the masks follows upon a highly publicized trip from nearly sixty Texas state legislators who fled the state without wearing masks, but nonetheless reportedly got COVID and spread it to unnamed White House officials and a Pelosi staffer. They were all purportedly vaccinated.

Even as there is a surge in cases for the “Delta variant,” there has not been an accompanying drastic increase in mortality rates, which are still below 300 total per day in the United States. There are at least 69% of adult Americans who have gotten their first COVID vaccination shot.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted the new House rules in a series of tweets on Tuesday night.

“Vaccines work and vaccinated Americans should not have to wear masks. By forcing vaccinated Americans to return to masks, the Biden administration is not only casting doubt on a safe and effective vaccine but contradicting why vaccines exist,” McCarthy tweeted.

“Make no mistake—The threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science, but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state,” he added.

It looks like the Democrats don’t care if their obsession with masks is completely political and will do nothing to significantly reduce transmission of the virus. In May, the Democrats did not even follow CDC guidance and kept the mask rules in place, leading to Republican House members incurring $500 fines.

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