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Dr Hilary Jones Fires Doctor For Refusing vaccine

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Dr Hilary Jones Fires Doctor For Refusing vaccine

Dr Hilary Jones Fires Doctor For Refusing vaccine

Interestingly, Dr Hilary Jones has launched a furious response to a fellow doctor who refused the Covid vaccine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Steven James sparked fury among NHS staff for telling Health Secretary Sajid Javid that “the science isn’t strong enough” around vaccines.

He has refused to have a Covid jab because he has acquired enough antibodies having previously been infected with the virus.

 

 

Dr Hilary Jones Fires Doctor For Refusing vaccine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However,in a report, Dr Hillary said this meant he had exposed more people to the potential of catching coronavirus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said the “vast majority” of doctors and scientists agree with mandatory vaccinations in the NHS.

He added: “By his own admission, he has antibodies, so at some point he has been in contact with Coronavirus and has been capable of transmitting coronavirus to the sickest patients in the society in intensive and critical care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Having not been vaccinated, he is likely to have a higher viral load when he’s been infectious and to carry that virus for longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“All the science shows transmission in an unvaccinated person is likely to carry on for longer than it would in a vaccinated person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“He talks about the risk to himself – there is an ethical duty for doctors under the GMT regulations in clinical diseases to immunise yourself to protect the risk to your patients and clearly this isn’t happening here.”

Richard Madeley told Dr James: “That was an effective telling off.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He added: “You have effectively put patients at risk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr James responded: “I am not a fringe person. I am having an expression of my voice – a voice that hasn’t been heard.

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New Virus detected in China, with 35 people affected already

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Virus detected in China

New Virus detected in China, with 35 people affected already

Virus detected in China

At least 35 people in China have been found to have the newly discovered Langya henipavirus or LayV virus reports said Friday.

The virus was detected after dozens of people became sick following contacts with animals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The patients, who are mainly farmers, reported fatigue, cough, loss of appetite and aches, with several people developing blood cells abnormalities and signs of liver and kidney damage.

LayV is from the same family as the deadly Nipah and Hendra viruses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following a 2018 outbreak of Nipah in the Indian state of Kerala, 17 of the 19 people infected died and the government put Ebola protocols in place to prevent its spread.

However, so far all those found to have contracted LayV have survived, although more research is needed to determine the severity of the disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further investigations are needed to understand the infection better, said the researchers from Beijing, Singapore and Australia who uncovered the virus.

The pathogen did not cause any reported deaths, but was detected in 35 unrelated fever patients in hospitals in Shandong and Henan provinces between 2018 and 2021, the scientists said — a finding in tune with longstanding warnings from scientists that animal viruses are regularly spilling undetected into people around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We are hugely underestimating the number of these zoonotic cases in the world, and this (Langya virus) is just the tip of the iceberg,” said emerging virus expert Leo Poon, a professor at the University of Hong Kong’s School of Public Health, who was not involved in the latest study.

The first scientific research on the virus, published as a correspondence from a team of Chinese and international researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine last week, received global attention due to heightened concern over disease outbreaks. Hundreds of thousands of new Covid-19 cases are still being reported worldwide each day, nearly three years since the novel coronavirus behind the pandemic was first detected in China.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, the researchers say there is no evidence the Langya virus is spreading between people or that it had caused a local outbreak of connected cases. More study on a larger subset of patients is needed to rule out human-to-human spread, they added.

Veteran emerging infectious disease scientist Linfa Wang, who was part of the research team, told CNN that although the new virus was unlikely to evolve into “another ‘disease X’ event,” such as a previously unknown pathogen that sparks an epidemic or pandemic, “it does demonstrate that such zoonotic spillover events happen more often than we think or know.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to reduce the risk of an emerging virus becoming a health crisis, “it is absolutely necessary to conduct active surveillance in a transparent and internationally collaborative way,” said Wang, a professor at the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School.

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US forces kill Al-Qaeda leader Al-Zawahiri in drone strike

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US forces kill Al-Qaeda leader Al-Zawahiri in drone strike

US forces kill Al-Qaeda leader Al-Zawahiri in drone strike

 

Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Al Qaeda chief, has been killed in a United States drone strike, President Joe Biden disclosed on Monday.

In a somber televised address, Biden noted that “justice had been delivered” to the families of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

 

 

 

According to him, the final go-ahead for the high-precision strike that successfully targeted Zawahiri in the Afghan capital over the weekend.

“Justice has been delivered and this terrorist leader is no more,” Biden said, adding that he hoped Zawahiri’s death would bring “closure” to families of the 3,000 people killed in the United States on 9/11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A senior administration official said Zawahiri was on the balcony of a house in Kabul when he was targeted with two Hellfire missiles, an hour after sunrise on July 31, and that there had been no US boots on the ground in Afghanistan.

“We are not aware of him ever leaving the safe house. We identified Zawahiri on multiple occasions for sustained periods of time on the balcony of where he was ultimately struck,” the official said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the official’s account, the president gave his green light for the strike on July 25 — as he was recovering in isolation from Covid-19. Biden said there were no civilian casualties in the operation.

It was the first known over-the-horizon strike by the United States on an Al-Qaeda target in Afghanistan since American forces withdrew from the country on August 31, 2021, AFP reported.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday evening that “by hosting and sheltering” Zawahiri, the Taliban had “grossly violated the Doha Agreement” signed in 2020, which paved the way for America’s withdrawal.

Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon who grew up in a comfortable Cairo household before turning to violent radicalism, had been on the run for 20 years since the 9/11 attacks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He took over Al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces in Pakistan in 2011, and had a $25 million US bounty on his head.

Over the weekend the Afghan interior ministry denied reports circulating on social media of a drone strike in Kabul, telling AFP a rocket struck “an empty house” in the capital, causing no casualties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Tuesday in Kabul, however, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted that an “aerial attack” was carried out on a residence in the Sherpur area of the city.

“The nature of the incident was not revealed at first. The security and intelligence agencies of the Islamic Emirate investigated the incident and found in their preliminary investigations that the attack was carried out by American drones,” his tweet said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The news comes a month before the first anniversary of the final withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, leaving the country in the control of the Taliban insurgency that fought Western forces over the preceding two decades.

Under the 2020 Doha deal, the Taliban promised not to allow Afghanistan to be used again as a launchpad for international jihadism, but experts believe the group never broke its ties with Al-Qaeda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“What we know is that the senior Haqqani Taliban were aware of his presence in Kabul,” the Biden official said.

Taliban interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani also heads the feared Haqqani Network, a brutal subset of the Taliban blamed for some of the worst violence of the past 20 years and which has been described by US officials as a “veritable arm” of Pakistani intelligence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Doctor turned jihadist –

Zawahiri, 71, lacked the potent charisma that helped bin Laden rally jihadists around the world, but willingly channeled his analytical skills into the Al-Qaeda cause.

He was believed to be the main strategist — the real mastermind who steered operations, including the September 11 attacks, as well as bin Laden’s personal doctor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saudi Arabia, the home country of bin Laden as well as many of the 9/11 hijackers, welcomed the announcement of Zawahiri’s death.

“Thousands of innocent people of different nationalities and religions, including Saudi citizens, were killed,” by terrorists under his leadership, the Saudi foreign ministry said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Al-Qaeda is believed to have been degraded in the years since the US invasion of Afghanistan, and the White House official said Zawahiri was “one of the last remaining figures who carried this kind of significance.”

The organization, agreed Soufan Center researcher Colin Clarke, is “at a crossroads.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Despite Zawahiri’s leadership, which minimized AQ’s losses while rebuilding, the group still faces serious challenges going forward. For one, there’s the question of who will lead al Qaeda after Zawahiri’s gone,” he said.

Zawahiri’s father was a renowned physician and his grandfather a prayer leader at Cairo’s Al-Azhar institute, the highest authority for Sunni Muslims.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He became involved with Egypt’s radical Muslim community at a young age and published several books which came for many to symbolize the radical Islamist movement.

He left Egypt in the mid-1980s, heading for Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar where the resistance to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan was based.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was at that time, when thousands of Islamist fighters flooded into Afghanistan during the 1980s, that Zawahiri and bin Laden met, and in 1998 he became one of five signatories to bin Laden’s “fatwa” calling for attacks against Americans.

Jihadist monitor SITE said some militants were questioning the veracity of the report he had been killed, while others believed Zawahiri had achieved his desire of “martyrdom.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As for Al-Qaeda’s future without him, SITE said jihadists were bullish, with one writing: “If Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri is dead, there are a thousand Aymans.”

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US President, Joe Biden Tests Positive For COVID-19

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US President, Joe Biden Tests Positive For COVID-19

US President, Joe Biden Tests Positive For COVID-19

 

President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, his administration announced, saying the 79-year-old leader was experiencing “mild symptoms” and would carry out his full duties while isolating at the White House.

“He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms,” the White House said in a statement, adding that Biden had begun taking Pfizer’s anti-Covid pill Paxlovid.

 

 

 

 

“Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time.”

Credit: AFP

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