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Denver Police
Denver Police

Denver Police Union: Officers ‘Can Be Trusted’ To Make ‘Personal Decision’ On COVID Vaccine

A union representing Denver police officers released a statement saying officers “can be trusted with their own personal decisions” after Democrat Mayor Michael Hancock announced a public health order requiring all city employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September.

“As to the Mayor’s current health order, the Denver Police Protective Association respects and trusts our members with their own choices on how to maintain their health, the health of their families, and the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Denver in a profession that exposes them on a daily basis to violent criminals, as well as multiple contagious and infectious diseases prevalent in our community,” the statement said. “Health and safety has been and always will be a core value and personal commitment to every officer serving the community. Our members can be trusted with their personal decisions.”

“The city government will verify the vaccination status of its employees, including first-responders, said Mike Strott, a spokesperson for the Hancock administration. While the city does not yet have a comprehensive verification system set up, Strott said that the vaccination cards provided by medical professionals after both shots would be acceptable forms of proof,” Denverite reported. “It’s not clear how many Denver police officers are vaccinated. Department of Public Safety spokesperson Kelli Christensen said in an email the department has not been tracking vaccination figures for police, fire and sheriffs because up until his week, vaccinations were not required for them. Christensen said the department won’t have accurate numbers until staff submit proof of vaccination by September 30.”

Mandating COVID-19 vaccines has been particularly controversial because they were authorized under the Emergency Use Authorization and have not yet been fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

However, the Pfizer vaccine is expected to be fully approved by the FDA in September.  According to recent polls by the Kaiser Family Foundation, three out of 10 unvaccinated people said they would be more likely to get a fully approved vaccine.

Larry Elder
Larry Elder
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Larry Elder Campaign To Replace Newsom Raises $4.5 Million In 19 Days

Longtime conservative radio host Larry Elder has raised almost $4.5 million in the first 19 days of his campaign to replace Democrat California Governor Gavin Newsom in a special recall election on September 14.

“The fundraising numbers are tallied from July 12, 2021, the day Elder announced his candidacy, to July 31, 2021, the end of the latest reporting period,” Elder’s campaign said in a statement. “Some 46,000 donors contributed, making the average daily donation over $235,000, and the average donation $84.00. This reflects the overwhelming grassroots support for Elder, the commonsense candidate now leading in the recall polls.”

“The numbers announced by my campaign today solidify my candidacy to defeat Gavin Newsom in the upcoming recall election,” Elder said. “Californians have shown up and believe in our mission to recall Newsom and elect me in his place. Newsom can raise an unlimited amount of funds for this election; therefore, every single donation to my campaign counts, whether small or large.”

“In mere weeks, his total eclipsed what fellow Republicans had raised in months, and daily filings show Elder has pulled in another $440,000 in the first few days of August,” Politico reported.

Recent polls show Elder leading among the 40 candidates on the ballot to replace Newsom with 23% support, according to polls from Survey USA and Emerson Polling. At the same time, support for recalling Newsom has continued to gain traction with an increase of 40% in March to 43% in mid-July, and an equivalent increase to 46% two weeks later, according to polls from Emerson College and Nexstar Media’s “Inside California Politics.” Another Survey USA poll drew an even worse picture for Newsom, with support for his recall at 51%

Joe Biden
Joe Biden
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Biden Admin Resettling Thousands of Afghans in U.S. in Coming Weeks as Taliban Gains Ground

Just as COVID restrictions are being reinstated across the country due to concerns of the delta variant, the Biden administration is welcoming foreigners in with open arms. Multiple reports have arisen from the southern border proving that illegal immigrants who are positive for COVID-19 are being released around the country. As of Monday, the Biden administration also announced it will potentially allow thousands of Afghans to resettle in the U.S.

President Biden has been pulling U.S. troops from Afghanistan, raising concern that a lack of presence has emboldened the Taliban’s resurgence. USA Today reports the terror group has captured a significant amount of new territory in the past few weeks and has seized strategic border crossings with neighboring countries.

The result has been “a 47% increase in the number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across Afghanistan in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period last year, according to the United Nations.”  President Biden has pledged to have all American troops out of Afghanistan by August 31, ahead of the initial September 11 deadline. The Pentagon has said the U.S. withdrawal is over 90% completed.

Just last Friday, over 200 Afghans were brought to Fort Lee, Virginia to relocate in the U.S. They were part of an evacuation program Biden announced earlier this summer for Afghans who had served alongside U.S. troops as translators and in other jobs. The Afghans “had applied to come to the U.S. through the special visa program and were near the end of the vetting process” according to USA Today.

“Some 2,500 Afghans – roughly 700 visa applicants and members of their immediate families – are expected to be relocated in the coming weeks through that program” reports USA Today. “It’s not clear how many Afghans will be included in the new refugee designation, but the State Department said it will expand resettlement opportunities ‘to many thousands of Afghans and their immediate family members who may be at risk due to affiliation with US organizations.”

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
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De Blasio Announces Proof Of Vaccination Requirements For NYC

New York City revealed their “Key to NYC Pass” program on Tuesday which requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination to be provided in order to participate in various indoor activities.


The New York Times reported, “New York City will become the first U.S. city to require proof of vaccination for a variety of activities for workers and customers – indoor dining, gyms and performances – to put pressure on people to get vaccinated, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday morning.”

The Times added, “The program, similar to mandates issued in France and Italy last month, will start later this month, and after a transition period, enforcement will begin in mid-September when schools are expected to reopen and more workers could return to offices in Manhattan.”

During a press conference on Tuesday, de Blasio explained the program, “Today I announce a new approach which we’re calling the ‘Key to NYC Pass.’ The key to New York City. When you hear those words, I want you to imagine the notion that because someone is vaccinated, they can do all of the amazing things that are available in this city. This is a miraculous place, literally full of wonders, and if you’re vaccinated, all of that is going to open up to you. You’ll have the key. You can open the door…”

He added, “The goal here is to convince everyone that this is the time. If we are going to stop the Delta variant, the time is now, and that means getting vaccinated right now.”

De Blasio later said, “If you want to participate in our society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated. It’s time. It is time for people to see vaccinations as literally necessary to living a good, full and healthy life. If you’re unvaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many things.”

 

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Scientist On BBC: Trans Athletes Have Advantages Over Female Athletes

On Monday, professor Ross Tucker discussed transgender athletes on BBC airwaves and explained the permanent advantages transgender females (biological males) have over actual females.

“The rules state that the [trans] athlete has to reduce their testosterone level,” the BBC presenter said. “In your view, Ross, is that enough to allow a trans woman to compete in an event like weightlifting?”

“No, it’s not. That’s the short answer,” Tucker responded. “The problem is that there’s an asymmetry where, once testosterone has done its job, and viewers will know what that job is — it’s basically the development of male characteristics which we see so prominently during puberty and adolescence, so we’re talking muscle, bone, decreased body fat, increased heart and lung size — all of which adds up to strength and performance advantages.”

“Once those are laid down by testosterone’s effects you can’t undo them simply by lowering the testosterone level,” he continued. “And there are now ample studies that have demonstrated this. And so, therefore, the conclusion is that even the suppression of testosterone, as is required, leaves behind a considerable residual advantage that then means it’s unfair to cross into the woman’s sport category.”

According to a 2013 study, the effects of testosterone on the accrual of myonuclei is likely permanent. In the study, “Female mice were treated with testosterone propionate for 14 days, inducing a 66% increase in the number of myonuclei and a 77% increase in fibre cross-sectional area. Three weeks after removing the drug, fibre size was decreased to the same level as in sham-treated animals, but the number of nuclei remained elevated for at least 3 months (>10% of the mouse lifespan). At this time, when the myonuclei-rich muscles were exposed to overload-exercise for 6 days, the fibre cross-sectional area increased by 31% while control muscles did not grow significantly.”

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