NEWS/OPINIONS

Oct. 19, 2021

Please see the attached E-book for:

 

“Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA Vaccination Against COVID-19 Hospitalization Among Persons Aged 12–18 Years — United States, June–September 2021”

Link when live: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7042e1.htm?s_cid=mm7042e1_w

 

Oct. 19, 2021

The Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe General Assembly, on 14-16 October, released a message, “Together we can save a million vulnerable humans in Europe again!”

Photo: CCME
19 October 2021

The message challenges discourses and practices of European asylum and migration policy, calling on Europeans and their institutions as well as churches across Europe to protect a million of the most vulnerable refugees and migrants by bringing them to Europe.

The message underlines the positive aspects of the year 2015 and following years in which a million people found protection in Europe. The message also criticizes the current tendency of European countries to keep refugees and migrants out or at the border.

The message notes with particular concern not only proposals in the new “asylum and migration pact” of the EU but also ongoing practice at the European external border to bar access to protection.

The general assembly also focused on safe passage for refugees and migrants, right to family life in migration and efforts of churches to unite in diversity.

Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe moderator Prof. Dr Goos Minderman reflected that there is a huge support for hosting refugees and welcoming migrants at local and regional levels in churches and society across Europe. “Policies have, however, resulted in hundreds of kilometres of fences and walls being built to keep them out,” said Minderman. “We need to reach out to churches and coalitions of the willing to tear down these fences and walls in Europe.”

Oct. 18, 2021

Smith Calls Out Biden Administration’s Continued Failure to Account for Impending Cuts to Medicare, Other Government Programs as a Result of Democrats’ Reckless Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Budget Committee Republican Leader Jason Smith (MO-08), in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), slammed the Biden Administration over its continued failure to follow the law by transparently accounting for impending cuts to critical government programs that will result from Congressional Democrats’ reckless spending.

The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (PAYGO) requires that new mandatory spending be offset with mandatory spending cuts to programs like Medicare. OMB is required to periodically and publicly release scorecards that contain balances for new spending legislation that is enacted. These balances determine whether automatic cuts to important federal programs will occur at the end of this session of Congress as a result of new spending enacted by Congressional Democrats.

“President Biden and Washington Democrats falsely claim their reckless spending habits will have no negative impact on Americans or the broader economy. Yet, the spending from their first bailout bill alone would trigger a $36 billion cut to Medicare next year. This comes as rampant inflation is sweeping the country and imposing higher prices on workers and families,” said House Budget Committee Republican Leader Smith. “This is another manufactured crisis the American people are facing because the Biden Administration wants to give itself more command and control over their lives. Working families deserve a government that is transparent about its spending and accountable for its actions. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration has shown little interest in either.”

Historically, OMB has published updated scorecards in January, May, September, and December. However, since President Biden took office eight months ago, not a single PAYGO scorecard has been published that accounts for legislation enacted during the Biden Administration.

“The record level of government spending, lack of transparency about the PAYGO impacts of this spending, and continued efforts to enact trillions in additional spending by President Biden and Congressional Democrats do a serious disservice to Americans,” wrote Smith in the letter to OMB. “The White House should be publicly tracking this information and lawmakers should be openly debating ways to offset the programmatic cuts scheduled to occur with more acceptable solutions. Unfortunately, as currently structured, the legally required end-of-year programmatic cuts as a result of the Democrats’ new mandatory growth in government will disproportionately impact America’s seniors and those of low or fixed incomes. But the lack of transparency from the White House about the current amounts needed to offset and prevent these cuts triggered by their new laws is hampering any efforts to prevent this next coming crisis.”

House Budget Committee Republican Leader Smith first wrote to the Biden Administration approximately one month ago urging them to immediately publish the scorecards and noting that these cuts will affect critical programs including Medicare, the Crime Victims Fund, farm security and rural investment programs, and maternal, infant, and early childhood support programs.

Oct. 18, 2021


DR NTUBA THOMPSON AKWO , GLOBAL HEALTH OUTREACH WORK , JOHNS HOPKINS HEALTH SYSTEM .



Johns Hopkins , the biggest single institutional medical center on Earth continues to make great strides in Covid-19 preparedness and response following the 8 pillars of national coodination , port of entry , surveillance , case management , prevention and control , testing , contact tracing and risk communication and community engagement .
The experts in John Hopkins did not hide behind behind that is Eghytian cruise virus or that is a political medical question but came forward, humbling communicating the truth to their communities according to the vision and wishes of founder Johns Hopkins .
Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson working in Baltimore on Covid following the WHO guidelines , scored Hopkins the greatest in their approach to Covid 19 that led to few deaths in the city .
While other cities used pride to hide what was happening in their communities , talking nonsense of Brazine , Agentina variants and what have you , Global health experts at Hopkins were working with their partners in Hopkins India , sharing best practices .
officers and residents continue to die in the USA from covid19 because of misinformation and confusion ,
Those who said it was impossible to produce the Covid 19 in one year in Houston , have now changed their statements , talking rubbish to cover their lies . What if we say we did not know the Turkish German medical doctor couple could produce the vaccine so fast for Pfizer under their multi billion dollars company called BioNteach?.
Medical communicators must have a hard time communicating the falsehood from the rostrum of so called experts who never went to medical school .
by
Dr Ntuba Thompson Akwo , international political leader, physician and communicator . Certified professional and expert in Global health USA . Adviser of prime ministers and presidents .