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Potentially Unknown Pneumonia Sweeping Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan is having an outbreak that is allegedly much more deadly than the current pandemic of CV according to reports.

South China Morning Post reports, the  Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan has warned of a deadly “unknown pneumonia” after the Central Asian country reported a spike in pneumonia cases since June. Kazakhstan has recorded 1,772 pneumonia deaths since the beginning of the year – 628 in June alone, according to a statement on the Chinese embassy’s website.

“The death rate of this disease is much higher than the novel coronavirus. The country’s health departments are conducting comparative research into the pneumonia virus, but have yet to identify the virus,” the embassy said in a warning to Chinese citizens in the country, according to Newsweek.

Compared to the death rate of the pneumonia COVID-19 – has killed a total of 264 since the beginning of the pandemic in Kazakhstan.

However, Kazakhstan officials are disputing the embassy simply describing it as “pneumonia”. Kazakhstan’s health ministry also argued that the claim published by ‘Chinese media’ does not “correspond to reality”, without mentioning the embassy.

Although there is disputing confusing narratives happening since a Beijing health official has admitted that the “unknown pneumonia” may actually “likely be Covid-19′” siding with Kazakhstan’s officials, Dailymail reported.

The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan had claimed the pneumonia outbreak ‘is more deadly than the novel CV’ before the leading disease-control expert challenged the country’s own warning on state TV.

Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist of China’s CDC, said that he believed the ‘unknown pneumonia’ was “highly likely to be Covid-19 ‘from an epidemiological perspective.”

He said he had noticed the recent news and read through relevant information online.

Wu noted that it would be unlikely for a new infectious respiratory disease to break out in summer.

Wu added, that the available mortality rate of the ‘unknown pneumonia’ was similar to that of Covid-19.

Kazakhstan president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev appeared on national television to address the combined threat of pneumonia and COVID-19.

He declared July 13 a national day of mourning in recognition of those who have died from the virus, news website Euractiv reports.

“The threat of CV should not be underestimated,” he said.

“It’s wrong to keep thinking it’s a common flu, it is a much more insidious and dangerous disease.

“Due to mass non-observance of quarantine measures, systemic mistakes of the former leader of the ministry of health … we are essentially dealing with a second wave of CV coupled with a sharp increase in pneumonia infection.”

The country’s deputy health minister, Azhar Giniyat, told reporters on Tuesday that around 28,000 pneumonia patients with negative CV tests are in hospital, with 98.9 percent of them in “moderate” condition.

Health authorities announced they would begin an investigation into what was causing the spike in pneumonia cases, which had quadrupled in June alone. The Health Ministry said that there were 32,000 cases of pneumonia between June 29th and July 5th with 451 deaths in that short time frame alone. By comparison, the official number of CV cases in Kazakhstan stands at 53,021, with 296 confirmed deaths from the disease.

For further comparison June in 2019 had 7,964 cases last year. While last year’s deaths of pneumonia in Kazakhstan were only 274 in June 2019 compared to 628 deaths in the same month this year, CNN reported.

Chief sanitary officer Esmagambetova said the mortality rate from pneumonia has increased in Kazakhstan four times in June 2020 compared to the same time frame last year.

She added that many of those who have fallen ill were not diagnosed with COVID-19, reported RT News.

The World Health Organization (WHO) also thinks that the unknown pneumonia are undiagnosed CV infections. In a press briefing for the WHO, Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the organization’s Health Emergencies Program, said that the news of this outbreak “is certainly on our radar,” and that the foundation was working with authorities in Kazakhstan to investigate it.

Ryan further said the WHO is now looking at the quality of testing conducted and if some of these unspecified pneumonia cases are due to false-negatives test results for CV, he said.

Ryan noted that clusters of atypical pneumonia can occur “anywhere in the world at any time,” and can be due to a number of causes, including Legionnaires disease (severe pneumonia caused by bacteria in the Legionella genus) or influenza.

“The upward trajectory of COVID-19 cases in the country would suggest that many of these cases are in fact undiagnosed cases of COVID-19,” Ryan said. However, he added, “we keep an open mind.”

 

 

Alex Baldridge is an activist and freelance journalist from the midwestern United States who was inspired to become a writer after watching the development of the Wikileaks story and the persecution of Julian Assange. Alex is especially interested in topics like surveillance, the rise of automation, foreign policy, prison reform, and the legal system.

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Lil Uzi Vert Has $24 Million Diamond Installed In His Head

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The rapper Lil Uzi Vert has recently had a $24 million diamond surgically installed into his forehead. The rapper has reportedly been saving for the strange body modification for the past three years.

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He told reporters that the diamond costs more than his home and all of his cars put together. Oddly enough, the diamond could cost more than his entire net worth, which has been estimated at no higher than $16 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Lil Uzi gained initial recognition following the release of the commercial mixtape Luv Is Rage in 2015, which led to a recording contract with Atlantic Records.

The rapper attracted mainstream attention following the release of his debut single “Money Longer” in 2016. After releasing two additional mixtapes in 2016 and 2017, including one in collaboration with Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert was featured on the Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping Migos’ single “Bad and Boujee”. He later secured his first top ten single with “XO Tour Llif3”, which won the MTV Video Music Award for Song of Summer.

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At the 2018 Grammy Awards, Lil Uzi Vert was nominated for Best New Artist. His second studio album, Eternal Atake was among the most anticipated albums in 2o20 and peaked at number one on the Billboard 200.

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Some fans noticed that the diamond seemed to be loose and off-center, but Uzi clarified that it is only like that temporarily because there is still swelling in the area.

“It’s in the middle. I just got a long bar in it because I just got it pierced. When the swelling go down I’ll get a short bar so it won’t move. Y’all keep talking about it off because I got a long bar in it so it can move ’cause of the swelling. When it go down, it gonna be right though,” he said in the video below.

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Photos Show Epstein Cuddling With Young Girl On Private Jet

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New photos that were recently obtained by journalists at The Daily Mail show Jeffrey Epstein cuddling with a sleeping young girl. The photos are said to have been taken on Epstein’s notorious private jet. The late billionaire pedophile reportedly took the girl to Disney World and was returning home with her when the photos were taken.

The most disturbing image shows Epstein sitting in his airplane with the young girl laying on top of his lap. Other photos showed the group’s trip to Disney World, where Epstein, the young girl, and others were seen posing with Disney characters like “Piglet” from “Winnie The Pooh.”

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The young girl in the photos has not been identified, and it is not clear if she was one of Epstein’s victims, but the images certainly paint an ugly picture.

The Disney trip reportedly took place in 2004, which was a few years before he was first arrested. However, many victims say that his abusive behavior goes back far earlier than 2004.

Epstein’s associate and one-time girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell is also believed to have been on the trip, although she does not appear in any of the photos. Some of the faces on the photos are blurred out.

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A source who was on the trip said, “It was a fun day. We ate in a restaurant with two of Jeffrey’s friends who he met there. Jeffrey however did not eat lunch. I hardly ever saw him eat at a restaurant. Food always had to be prepared by a personal chef.”

The source also said that Epstein and his entourage had full VIP access to the theme park and never had to wait in any lines.

“We were given a VIP tour of the park and someone was escorting us around from ride to ride. The group never had to be in line for a ride or a rollercoaster, we went to the front of the line each time,” the source told the Mail.

The source also claimed that the photo was innocent, despite how bad it looks in the context of what we now know about Epstein.

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“It had been a long day and the girl just fell asleep in his arms. The picture is terrifying based upon what we know now but it was entirely innocent,” the source said.

Epstein reportedly flew about ten other people to Disney World for the Trip, including Ghislaine Maxwell, his personal assistant Sarah Kellen and Slovakian model Nadia Marcinkova.

New details about Epstein’s crimes and his associates are expected to be revealed during the upcoming criminal trial against Ghislaine Maxwell. Epstein and Maxwell were connected with major players on both sides of the political spectrum who have a lot to lose if Maxwell discusses their involvement with Epstein’s criminal network. With how many people that Epstein was connected to there is no telling what can be revealed in the upcoming trial.

Epstein allegedly died in his jail cell on August 10, 2019. The medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. Epstein’s lawyers have disputed the ruling, and there has been significant public skepticism about the true cause of his death.

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Nancy Pelosi Reelected As House Speaker In Narrow Vote

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Nancy Pelosi won another term as Speaker of the House of Representatives on Sunday, after a narrow vote.

80-year-old Pelosi will hold the position for a second consecutive two-year term and fourth overall, having previously been elected in 2007, 2009 and 2019.

Pelosi has served as a US representative from California since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the only woman in U.S. history to serve as Speaker and, until the inauguration of Kamala Harris as Vice President, is the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history.

As House speaker, Pelosi is second in the presidential line of succession, after the vice president.

During her first speakership, she was instrumental in the passage of many of the Obama administration’s landmark bills, including the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the 2010 Tax Relief Act.

Pelosi lost the speakership in 2011 after the Republican Party won a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections.

She retained her role as leader of the House Democratic Caucus and returned to the role of House minority leader. In the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats regained control of the House.

When the 116th Congress convened on January 3, 2019, Pelosi was again elected speaker, becoming the first former speaker to return to the post since Sam Rayburn in 1955.

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Under Pelosi’s leadership, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on December 18, 2019.

Despite supporting the $2000 checks for struggling Americans, Pelosi, along with everyone in congress have provoked anger from citizens who see them as being out of touch with the average people.

The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) estimated in 2009 that Pelosi’s average net worth was $58 million which ranks her 13th among 25 wealthiest members of Congress.

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Roll Call said Pelosi’s earnings are connected to her husband’s heavy investments in stocks that include Apple, Disney, Comcast, and Facebook. Roll Call reported that the Pelosis have $13.46 million in liabilities including mortgages on seven properties.

According to Roll Call, Pelosi and her husband hold properties “worth at least $14.65 million, including a St. Helena vineyard in Napa Valley worth at least $5 million, and commercial real estate in San Francisco”.

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