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Fauci Says Vaccines Should Be Mandated Locally Across the Country

The Hill reported:

White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci said Sunday he supports COVID-19 vaccine mandates at the local level as more than 600,000 Americans have lost their lives over the course of the pandemic.

“There have been four million deaths worldwide. This is serious business. So, I am in favor of that,” Fauci told CNN’s Jake Tapper, referring to targeted local vaccine mandates.

Sharyl Attkisson: Big Tech Is Censoring Key Facts About COVID Vaccine Safety

Children’s Health Defense reported:

No matter how diligent your research, finding truthful information about the risks of COVID vaccines can be tricky, according to investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson.

During a recent segment of “The Sharyl Attkisson Podcast,” Attkisson said information about the safety of COVID vaccines and other medicines is often “falsely portrayed by propagandists and pharmaceutical interests.”

COVID vaccines are being used on an “emergency basis,” said Attkisson, meaning they weren’t subjected to the same safety trials vaccines normally go through before hitting the market. “That’s why we’re learning things in real time as we go,” she said.

CDC Guidance Should Not Be Used to Mandate Masks for Kids Under 12. They’ve Suffered Enough.

USA Today via Yahoo!News reported:

All public health interventions have a public health cost, and masking our children –especially very young ones – against COVID is no exception. That’s why the new school reopening guidelines announced Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are a big step in the right direction.

The agency says masks are unnecessary for fully vaccinated students, teachers and staff, as long as they can maintain 3 feet of distancing, and recommends continued indoor masking and distancing for those who are unvaccinated. I agree with this as long as it doesn’t lead to mask mandates for young children, who are not yet eligible for vaccines.

Google’s Been Recording You. Here’s the Easiest Way to Delete Your Voice History

CNET reported:

People were understandably freaked out when reports surfaced in 2019 that Google and Amazon were giving human contractors access to audio clips from their customers’ Google Home (now Google Nest) and Echo devices. Google has since made a change, requiring you to opt in to having voice searches recorded in the first place — and opting in also allows for human review, though audio is anonymized.

If you don’t remember whether you opted in or not, or if you opted in and now regret it, it’s worth taking time to see what Google’s recorded about you. Even though Google changed its stance on recording voice searches, the rest of your Google ecosystem activity might still be getting saved for posterity, no opt-in required.

Amazon Has Won Permission to Monitor Your Sleep Using Radar

Business Insider reported:

Amazon has won permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make a device that can monitor people’s sleep using radar, Bloomberg first reported.

The FCC approval document, published Friday, said Amazon’s description of its proposed device included “Radar Sensors to enable touchless control of device features and functions.”

It also said the device would be stationary, and Amazon “plans to use the radar’s capability of capturing motion in a three-dimensional space to enable contactless sleep tracing functionalities.”

Most of the U.S. Is Leaving Mask Policies Up to School Districts

Axios reported:

With about a month until back to school begins in many K-12 districts, most states in the U.S. have no uniform plan to require masks, even as public health guidance still strongly recommends them for the unvaccinated.

Why it matters: Kids younger than 12 still haven’t been eligible for vaccination and, without mitigation efforts like masking, the fall could bring an uptick in the spread of COVID.

CNN Medical Analyst Suggests Life ‘Needs to Be Hard’ for Unvaccinated Americans

Fox News reported:

CNN medical contributor Dr. Leana Wen suggested Saturday that life needs to be “hard” for Americans who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine and individuals who refuse to get shots should perhaps face weekly testings.

“It needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated,” Wen, the former Planned Parenthood president, said. “Right now, it’s kind of the opposite.”

Unvaccinated people, she fretted, can at the moment go about their lives as normal without any consequence.

California to Require Masks in Schools, Despite New CDC Guidance

Fox News reported:

California plans to require masks for all students in the fall despite guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says vaccinated students and teachers don’t need to wear them amid proper physical distancing.

State health officials said the requirement will allow for full-time in-person learning and for all students to be treated the same, whether they’re vaccinated or not.

Federal Bill Would Ban Vaccine Database in Response to Biden’s ‘Door-to-Door’ Pledge

The Highland County Press reported:

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced a bill that would prohibit the federal government from creating and maintaining a federal database of every American who has received COVID-19 vaccines.

Cruz introduced the bill after White House officials announced a plan to use taxpayer dollars to pay individuals to go door-to-door in regions of the country where there are relatively low vaccination rates.

Lara Logan Says Americans’ Privacy ‘Sold Out’ to Big Tech: ‘No Such Thing as Fourth Amendment Anymore’

Fox News reported:

LARA LOGAN: “I mean, the depth and breadth to which we have given up all of our privacy is truly staggering. As a mother, I was particularly shocked and alarmed by how every single piece of information that they have about us … they create a pattern of life and they connect all the dots and they know everything that you do.

So if you’re pregnant, they can tell that by the changes in your habits and what you search online and they can you know, they can manipulate a child that has anxiety by constantly reinforcing the things that give that child anxiety and things like 23 and Me, you know, these companies that use your DNA to tell you all about your history, that they’re selling that information to people like insurers, medical insurers. And all the people that you don’t want to have that information are getting it, everything has a back door and the government literally is spying on us in every means possible.

Cell Phones and Cancer: New UC Berkeley Study Suggests Cell Phones Sharply Increase Tumor Risk

KTVU Fox 2 reported:

New UC Berkeley research draws a strong link between cell phone radiation and tumors, particularly in the brain.

Researchers took a comprehensive look at statistical findings from 46 different studies around the globe and found that the use of a cell phone for more than 1,000 hours, or about 17 minutes a day over a ten year period, increased the risk of tumors by 60 percent.

Researchers also pointed to findings that showed cell phone use for 10 or more years doubled the risk of brain tumors.

Trudeau Says Unvaccinated Tourists Won’t Be Welcome in Canada for ‘Quite a While’

The Independent reported:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced its going to be “quite a while” before Canada will let in unvaccinated travellers, despite pressure from the travel industry.

“I can tell you right now that’s not going to happen for quite a while,” Mr Trudeau said at a press conference in British Columbia, asserting the need to protect the citizens of Canada.

Mr Trudeau continued, “We need to continue to ensure that the safety of Canadians, of all the sacrifices that so many people have made over the past many, many months, are not for nothing.”