Four newborn babies in Adelaide, Australia have died after being denied life-saving heart surgery due to coronavirus travel restrictions.
Adelaide is the only mainland Australian capital that doesn’t provide paediatric cardiac surgery, therefore around 100 babies a year have to be sent interstate to receive treatment.
However, due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions imposed by the Australian government, transfers to Melbourne have stopped and the babies have to make a longer journey to Sydney instead.
“Obsetrician Professor John Svigos said four babies who had died in Adelaide in the past month had been unable to be transferred and would have “almost certainly” benefited from on-site surgery,” reports 9 News.
The United Nations’ World Food Program on Friday won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe.
The announcement was made in Oslo by Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee.
The Nobel Committee said that the coronavirus pandemic has added to the hunger faced by millions of people around the world and called on governments to ensure that WFP and other aid organizations receive the financial support necessary to feed them.
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Video from the UK shows a worker at a crematorium scolding mourners during a funeral because they moved their chairs to be closer to each other during the service.
Under draconian covid rules, funerals services are limited to 30 people, and they must all wear masks and sit 2 metres apart from each other.
The Daily Mail reports that Craig Bicknell, attending his father’s funeral last week, was chided during the ceremony for attempting to comfort his mother.
Video footage shows Mr Bicknell and his brother moving their chairs and putting their arms around their distraught mother, prompting a member of staff to come pacing over waving his arms and warning the family to “move the chairs back,” saying “you were told”.
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Facebook’s notoriously strict and convoluted hate speech and Community Standards policies will allow users to post hopes, dreams, and wishes that President Donald Trump dies from COVID-19, as long as they don’t make the effort to deliberately search for his Facebook page and manually tag his account.
Section 9 of Facebook’s Community Standards states, “We distinguish between public figures and private individuals because we want to allow discussion, which often includes critical commentary of people who are featured in the news or who have a large public audience. For public figures, we remove attacks that are severe as well as certain attacks where the public figure is directly tagged in the post or comment.”
Facebook’s restrictions on “Calls for death, serious disease, epidemic disease, or disability” only apply to private individuals or public figures who are of minor age, meaning wishing death, serious disease and the other referenced attacks on adult public figures is not considered actionable by Facebook so long as the public figure’s account is not manually tagged in the post or comment.
A Black Lives Matter protester was arrested after attempting to assassinate Louisville Police Officers on Wednesday night, two of whom were hit by gunfire.
Video shows a man identified by authorities as 26-year old Larynzo Johnson firing over 10 shots at police from behind a crowd of BLM rioters, hitting two police officers who were later treated at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
But local authorities only charged Johnson with two counts of first-degree assault on a police officer, and fourteen counts of wanton endangerment for opening fire on a formation of Louisville police officers.
The National Police Association says the charges don’t go far enough, and has called for Johnson to be charged with attempted murder for opening fire at the officers.
“A police officer shot in the gut, and a police officer shot in the hip, in the middle of violent riots and looting would indicate to me that that should be – at a minimum – attempted murder,” retired police Sergeant Betsy Brantner Smith told the Daily Mail.
A teenage boy with autism was found deceased near Melbourne, Australia, over 32 hours after he had gone missing — and after his family and local residents were ordered to call off searching due to draconian coronavirus rules.
William Wall, 14, embarked on his daily run at approximately 6:45 am on Tuesday morning but never came home, his family said.
A massive search effort was launched, with family and friends joining authorities to look for William.
Victoria Police eventually told civilians they could no longer participate and must return home, or risk violating current rules barring state residents from traveling more than five kilometers from their homes.
“In line with coronavirus restrictions, at this stage we do not require any assistance from the public,” local police wrote on Facebook on Tuesday night.
“We want to say a big thank you however, for the all the offers we have received.”
Following the controversial arrest of a pregnant woman over a Facebook post, police in Australia defended the move and said they had paid over 80 home visits to people warning them they will be arrested if they attend anti-lockdown protests.
28-year-old Zoe Buhler was handcuffed and arrested in her Ballarat home in front of her children yesterday because she used Facebook to organize a ‘freedom day’ anti-lockdown protest in her home town.
Authorities claimed they were “satisfied” that police had acted reasonably and Buhler was charged under section 321G of the state’s Crimes Act 1958.N
However, the president of the Victorian Bar, Wendy Harris QC, said she was concerned about the arrest.
“In the case of Ms Buhler, who was arrested and handcuffed in her home in front of her partner and children, the Bar is concerned that the enforcement action of the police … appeared disproportionate to the threat she presented,” she said.
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Nancy “Antoinette” Pelosi this week waltzed into a shuttered hair salon in San Francisco and got her hair blown out.
The Speaker was seen on video without a face mask on.
California currently has a mandatory mask mandate, but it’s only for the peasants.
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This is the most hideous abuse of US law in decades!
The Department of Justice dropped their case against General Michael Flynn months ago in May after it was acknowledged that the general was set up by federal operatives.
General Flynn was and is an innocent man.
This effectively set General Flynn free. But the corrupt Obama judge in the case in the District of Columbia refused to let General Flynn go — despite his innocence.
This is UNHEARD OF in US law.
On Monday the corrupt DC Court ruled in favor on Judge Emmet Sullivan.
Today Judge Emmett Sullivan announced he will push his “resolution” against General Michael Flynn until AFTER THE ELECTION!
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Top economists have warned that the UK will likely face “substantial” tax increases in the coming years, as the government seeks to pay for the cost of its COVID-19 response and public services.
Leading economists told parliament’s Treasury Select Committee on Tuesday that tax rises were likely, although they said increases would likely not happen for a few years.
Paul Johnson, a director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) think tank, said it was “probably true” taxes would have to rise.
“If you are looking to raise taxes, the likelihood is it’s going to have to be a fairly substantial increase,” Johnson said, suggesting the government could seek to raise around 2% of GDP.