FDA authorizes first COVID-19 treatment pill, Pfizer’s Paxlovin drug

Paxlovid, a Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pill, is seen manufactured in Freiburg, Germany, in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on November 16, 2021. Pfizer/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters)

FDA calls emergency authorization a ‘major step forward in the fight against this global pandemic’The Food and Drug Administration authorized the first oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19, Pfizer’s Paxlovid drug.

Emergency use authorization was granted Wednesday for Pfizer’s Paxlovid – nirmatrelvir tablets and ritonavir tablets, co-packaged for oral use – for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease in adults and children 12 years of age or older weighing at least 40 kilograms or about 88 pounds. 

It applies only to those who meet those qualifications, have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 testing and “who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death,” the FDA said. 

PFIZER PREPARES SHIPMENTS OF ANTIVIRAL PILL FOR TREATING COVID-19

Paxlovid is available by prescription only and should be initiated as soon as possible after diagnosis of COVID-19 and within five days of symptom onset.

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𝐆𝐖𝐍 𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐀𝐋

While bad weather conditions unfold across the nation we are seeing the escalation of violent crime, hatred, suicide, alcohol abuse, drug overdose and lawlessness in record levels. The Apostle Paul warned Timothy, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)This surely does seem to be a timely commentary on today’s society. Without question we are quickly coping the days of Noah in Genesis 6:5, “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” The only hope for mankind is JESUS CHRIST. Change comes through repentance and faith in JESUS CHRIST. -𝐆𝐖𝐍

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Tornadoes bring death, injuries, damage to several states

Destruction reported in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee

WND News ServicesBy WND News Services
Published December 11, 2021 at 9:04am

(FOX NEWS) – Tornadoes and severe storms swept across several states Friday night, leaving in their wake multiple deaths, numerous injuries and severe structural damage, according to reports.

Affected states included Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky, where the governor said it’s likely that more than 50 people are dead.

Major incidents included heavy damage to an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, where two people are confirmed dead and dozens of workers were reportedly trapped inside the building, and the destruction of a nursing home in Arkansas, where at least two people were killed and five were hurt, according to reports.

READ MORE HERE: https://www.wnd.com/2021/12/tornadoes-bring-death-injuries-damage-several-states/

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THE WORLD HAS ENTERED A PERIOD OF DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES.

Our nation has wavered and backslid as developing nations continue to struggle with hunger, disease, and sickness. Pollution continues to poison water and contaminate the air. Evolved countries are faced with mountainous debt, economic crisis, and diminishing levels of happiness. Ordinary folks are not spared from hardships resulting from hatred, and battling against crippling stresses of life, to facing financial difficulties, poor health, and shallow connections. There is no doubt that the vibration of our country has taken a nose-dive. And it’s up to us to raise the standard back up! It can start on an individual, personal basis that begins with repentance, and faith in JESUS CHRIST. -𝗚𝗪𝗡

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GWN Editorial

THE WORLD HAS ENTERED A PERIOD OF DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES.

Our nation has wavered. Developing nations continue to struggle with hunger and disease. Pollution continues to poison water, and contaminate the air. Evolved countries are faced with mountainous debt, economic crisis, and diminishing levels of happiness. Ordinary folks are not spared from hardships resulting from hatred. From battling against the crippling stresses of life, to facing financial difficulties, poor health, shallow connections. There is no doubt that the vibration of our country has taken a nose-dive. And it’s up to us to raise it back up! It can start on an individual, personal basis that begins with faith in JESUS CHRIST. -GWN

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Senior China Official Says Biden Democracy Summit Will Be ‘Joke’

U.S. President Joe Biden’s planned democracy summit next week will be a “joke” and the American political system doesn’t represent a real democracy, senior Chinese officials said on Saturday.

“Under the American democratic system, U.S. politicians are the agents of interest groups, and don’t represent interests of majority voters nor national interest,” Tian Peiyan, deputy director of the Policy Research Office of the Communist Party’s central committee, said at a press conference in Beijing on Saturday for the release of a white paper on democracy.

U.S. politicians would promise anything just to get elected and rarely delivered on their commitments, he said. “This is not real democracy, Chinese people don’t like and don’t want such a democracy,” Tian said.

The “revolving door” phenomenon in the U.S. system means that politicians are swayed by interest groups and lobbyists, said Xu Lin, deputy head of the Publicity Department in the party’s central committee. 

Biden has frequently characterized democracies’ battle against autocracies as an essential geopolitical challenge of the 21st century. Chinese authorities have criticized the U.S. president’s planned virtual summit next week, with Taiwan among the more than 100 invitees. China Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said in a call with his Russian counterpart on Friday that the event was a “complete farce.”

China has ratcheted up military, economic and diplomatic pressure on democratically run Taiwan since Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s election win in 2016. Beijing says the island is part of its territory, a claim refuted by Tsai and her ruling party.

“The U.S. is a self-styled leader of democracy, but its so-called summit of democracy is only aimed at suppressing and containing countries with a different development model,” said Tian, “it is set to become a joke and will not be popular.

READ MORE HERE: Senior China Official Says Biden Democracy Summit Will Be ‘Joke’ (msn.com)

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People Are Getting Vaccine Passport Microchips Embedded in Their Hands as COVID Advances the ‘Internet of Bodies’

The number of Swedish residents who have opted to implant microchips with their vaccine passport into their hands has risen since the country announced new COVID restrictions, according to local media. 

On December 1, Sweden enacted new rules that require individuals to have a passport at all events with more than 100 people. 

“Vaccine passes are a measure that we see as necessary,” Karin Tegmark Wisell, with the Swedish Public Health Agency, announced in November. “We cannot just kick back and hope for the best.”

Aftonbladet, a Swedish daily newspaper, reports since that announcement the number of people who have chosen to receive a microchip in place of carrying a passport has increased. 

In this video, you can see how the chip works.

Hannes Sjoblad told Aftonbladet he had a microchip with his vaccination passport inserted into his left hand. When scanned, all his information about COVID-19 is reflected on his mobile phone.

According to Euronews.com, around 6,000 people in Sweden have had a chip inserted in their hands since 2014.

Swedes have swapped out carrying keys, train tickets, and ID Cards for the convenience of a microchip. 

Another resident told Aftonbladet having the microchip made him feel healthier. 

It is a transition that many call the “Internet of bodies”, or medical implants and other devices that go inside your body and link with the internet. 
 
“It’s actually an ecosystem,” Mary Lee, a RAND fellow, explained. “It’s a bunch of devices that are connected to the internet that contain software and that either collect personal health data about you or can alter the body’s function. We think of this ‘internet bodies’ as a collection of all these devices as well as all the data.”

It’s a so-called “health tool” The Atlantic predicted would become more popular. 

“As with most technologies, the tipping point for implantable chips will come when they become so useful they’re hard to refuse. It could happen sooner than you think,” Haley Weiss wrote in 2018. 

Meanwhile, several European nations have reintroduced restrictions since the rise of the Omicron variant.

Austria has instituted a full lockdown, the Netherlands is requiring businesses to close early, and Germany is inching closer to a nationwide vaccine mandate after barring the unvaccinated from public spaces like gyms and restaurants. 

President Biden announced Thursday new plans to combat COVID-19 through the winter including stricter testing for those entering the U.S. “It doesn’t involve shutdowns or lockdowns, but widespread vaccinations, and boosters, and testing and a lot more,” Biden said.

The White House’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says he believes the virus crisis will never come to an end. “We’re going to have to start living with COVID,” he said on CBS’ Face the Nation, Sunday. “I believe that’s the case because I don’t think we’re going to eradicate it.”

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