November was another exhausting month of Covid-19 craziness as lies, lockdowns, and controversy over looming vaccines accelerated. New studies on mask effectiveness, coronavirus death rates, and quarantines emerged challenging official narratives. Despotic public officials tried to cancel or lessen Thanksgiving celebrations and continued the trend of fear mongering with outrageous statements to keep much of the public subdued. The Great Reset continued to be a major topic after video of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau endorsing it went viral.
Here’s November’s edition of The COVID Chronicles.
Nov 1: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò penned an open letter to President Trump addressing such topics as The Great Reset initiative, Bill Gates and “a program of vaccination”, and the “establishment of the New World Order.” An excerpt from the letter proclaims,
A global plan called the Great Reset is underway. Its architect is a global élite that wants to subdue all of humanity, imposing coercive measures with which to drastically limit individual freedoms and those of entire populations. In several nations this plan has already been approved and financed; in others it is still in an early stage. Behind the world leaders who are the accomplices and executors of this infernal project, there are unscrupulous characters who finance the World Economic Forum and Event 201, promoting their agenda.
The purpose of the Great Reset is the imposition of a health dictatorship aiming at the imposition of liberticidal measures, hidden behind tempting promises of ensuring a universal income and cancelling individual debt. The price of these concessions from the International Monetary Fund will be the renunciation of private property and adherence to a program of vaccination against Covid-19 and Covid-21 promoted by Bill Gates with the collaboration of the main pharmaceutical groups.
Nov 1: The World Economic Forum released a white paper titled, Resetting the Future of Work Agenda: Disruption and Renewal in a Post-COVID World emphasizing the need to “accelerate the digitization of work processes”, “provide more opportunities to work remotely”, “permanently reduce the workforce”, and many other steps to accelerate the new economy and business structure planned in the Great Reset.
Nov 1: A UN expert on privacy reported that widespread use of contact tracing technology to fight the COVID-19 pandemic has led to almost incessant and omnipresent surveillance in some parts of the world.
Nov 1: At least five states including California, Nevada, New York, Oregon and Washington – and a Black medical group said they’ll conduct independent verification of any COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These review panels, which began popping up last month, are meant to instill public confidence and counter the doubt cast over COVID-19 vaccine development and approval.
Nov 1: More than 300 Brazilians gathered on São Paulo’s main commercial thoroughfare to protest state Governor João Doria’s support for mandatory COVID-19 immunization and testing the potential vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac.
Nov 2: A Silicon Valley company with early funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the US Department of Defense’s highly secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is expecting approval of an injectable, permanent under-the-skin biochip sensor made of advanced hydrogel material sometime in the spring.
Nov 2: California Governor Gavin Newsom’s lockdown orders were declared unconstitutional and a Sutter County Superior Court Judge issued a permanent injunction barring Newsom from issuing additional Executive Orders that amend, change, alter, or create new statutory law or legislative policy.
Nov 2: A new MIT algorithm is capable of determining, with impressive accuracy, whether or not people have COVID-19 — just by listening to them cough. The BBC suggested it could serve as a point-of-contact test before meeting a group or attending an event.
Nov 2: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that unless “we’re really, really careful” Canadians might “not be” able to celebrate Christmas with family and friends, despite having allegedly broken coronavirus restrictions himself to visit his family this Easter.
Nov 3: A survey by the COVID Collaborative revealed that only 35% of Americans are definitely planning to get a COVID-19 vaccine when made available.
Nov 3: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted clinical laboratory staff and healthcare providers that false positive results can occur with COVID-19 antigen tests. The decision was made following reports of false positive results associated with the tests used in nursing homes.
Nov 3: The CDC wrote on its website that it was okay for people who have COVID-19 to vote in person stating:
Voters have the right to vote, regardless of whether they are sick or in quarantine. Voters who are sick or in quarantine should take steps to protect poll workers and other voters. This includes wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands or using hand sanitizer before and after voting. You should also let poll workers know that you are sick or in quarantine when you arrive at the polling location. Check with local authorities for any additional guidance.
Nov 3: As reports of flu cases have dropped dramatically during the same time period last year, the CDC, in an unprecedented move, decided to “suspend data collection for the 2020-21 influenza season.”
Nov 3: Switzerland-based cruise line Viking completed construction of the first-ever “full-scale” PCR testing laboratory on a cruise ship, designed to allow for daily COVID-19 testing of all passengers and crew members on the Viking Star.
Nov 3: Dr. Deborah Birx warned that the US was entering the most deadly phase of the pandemic and proclaimed:
We are entering the most concerning and most deadly phase of this pandemic … leading to increasing mortality…This is not about lockdowns. It hasn’t been about lockdowns since March or April. It’s about an aggressive balanced approach that is not being implemented.
Nov 4: Project ‘Halo’ was established to enable researchers and public health officials to spotlight myths, facts, and information about how a vaccine would be created and highlight core science about how it is going to provide immunity against the COVID-19 in respiratory systems.
Nov 4: Denmark announced it will cull its entire herd of up to 17 million mink after the furry creatures were found to have a coronavirus mutation that was spreading to humans, posing a risk to vaccine efforts.
Nov 4: The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA) paid Genpact UK a tender of £1.5m to develop an AI tool to sift through reports of adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines. The government contract states that the AI tool will process the expected high volume of Covid-19 vaccine adverse drug reaction (ADRs) and ensure that no details . . . are missed.
Nov 4: UK police chiefs warned they will clamp down heavily on anyone flouting restrictions during the new national pandemic lockdown. They also threatened to increase pursuit of those who are caught breaking coronavirus rules and refuse to pay fines.
Nov 6: Oxford Professor Julian Savulescu, a leading ethicist advocated paying people to take a COVID-19 vaccine to ensure herd immunity is reached stating:
The advantage of payment for risk is that people are choosing voluntarily to take it on. As long as we are accurate in conveying the limitations in our confidence about the risks and benefits of a vaccine, then it is up to individuals to judge whether they are worth payment.
Savulescu also believed payment in-kind may be a good strategy suggesting, “One attractive benefit would be the freedom to travel, to not wear a mask in public places if you carried a vaccination certificate, and not to socially distance.”
Nov 7: A new working paper published by a team of German scientists suggested that people have four types of attitudes regarding COVID-19 vaccination including: “anti-vaccination,” “anti-duty,” “free riders.” and “pro-vaccination.”
Nov 7: Official data is ‘exaggerating’ the risk of Covid-19 and talk of a second wave is ‘misleading’, nearly 500 academics told UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in open letter titled, First Do No Harm. The doctors and scientists said the Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has become ‘disproportionate’ and that mass testing has distorted the risk of the virus.
Nov 8: Bill Gates announced plans to work with the Biden-Harris administration to bring the surging Covid-19 pandemic under control. In a long message broken down into two tweets, Gates wrote:
Congratulations to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris. Thank you to the election officials and campaign workers who worked tirelessly to ensure a record number of Americans could cast a ballot and have it counted during such a challenging time for our country. I look forward to working with the new administration and leaders on both sides in Congress on getting the surging pandemic under control, engaging partners around the world on issues like poverty and climate change, and addressing issues of inequality and opportunity at home.
Nov 9: The New York State Bar Association passed a resolution urging the state to consider enforcing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, even if people object for “religious, philosophical or personal reasons.”
Nov 9: Pfizer and its collaborator BioNTech released early study results indicating that their vaccine, BNT162b2, prevented more than 90% of infections with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Nov 9: Health experts want to prioritize people of color for a COVID-19 vaccine while acknowledging the approach may be problematic and unethical. Lawrence Gostin, a professor of global health law at Georgetown University revealed:
The other challenge you have with saying, ‘We want African Americans to step up first,’ is that we don’t want people to feel that they’re being guinea pigs… We need to be very careful. We don’t want to give people the perception that they’re being experimented upon.
Nov 9: The US Food and Drug Administration granted “fast track” status to Novavax’s experimental coronavirus vaccine.
Nov 10: Brazil halted a clinical trial of the Sinovac vaccine after the ‘unrelated’ death of a volunteer participant.
Nov 10: US Public health officials criticized the White House for not having clear a communication approach for encouraging the population to take a coronavirus vaccine. Experts felt that even the name Operation Warp Speed sets people on edge about the forthcoming vaccines. Regarding the shot itself, Dr. William Schaffner, a vaccine expert and professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University said:
This is a nasty vaccine to get. It really makes your arm sore. It can make you feel crummy for 24 hours. And remember, it’s a two-dose vaccine. Well, guess what – the second dose is worse than the first.
Nov 10: The World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United Nations, and governments around the world have used the COVID-19 pandemic to push implementation of digital ID systems. World Bank Managing Director Mari Pangestu announced:
Now is the time for accelerated action to get every person a digital ID that enables their access to services and ensures their privacy, and to have all countries prepared not only to respond better to the next crisis but to take advantage of the new opportunities being created by the digital economy.
Nov 10: Paris hospital director Julien Lenglet told RMC Radio that “without any hesitation, that we ought to cancel Christmas and Saint-Sylvestre“ — the latter being a reference to traditional New Year’s Eve parties.
Nov 10: The Israeli Health Ministry may recommend legislation requiring Israeli citizens to receive a coronavirus vaccine once one is available, according to Yediot Aharonot. The possible recommendation was discussed during a meeting last week by the team that advises the ministry on epidemics.
Nov 10: A study showing that more than a thousand counties in the US saw COVID-19 hospitalizations decrease after passing mask mandates was withdrawn. “The authors have withdrawn this manuscript because there are increased rates of SARS- CoV-2 cases in the areas that we originally analyzed in this study,” the updated abstract reads.
Nov 11: A study (CHARM – COVID-19 Health Action Response for Marines) of military recruits published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that extreme quarantine plus frequent testing and isolation among military recruits did nothing to stop the virus, compared with a nonquarantine group.
Nov 11: Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla cashed out 62 per cent of his stock in the company on the same day it announced the success of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine.
Nov 11: Ticketmaster announced it had been working on a framework for post-pandemic fan safety that uses smart phones to verify fans’ vaccination status or whether they’ve tested negative for the coronavirus within a 24 to 72 hour window. The plan will rely on three separate components — the Ticketmaster digital ticket app, third party health information companies like CLEAR Health Pass or IBM’s Digital Health Pass and testing and vaccine distribution providers like Labcorp and the CVS Minute Clinic.
Nov 11: Investigate journalist Whitney Webb warned that British and American state intelligence agencies are waging a cyber war against independent media to quash vaccine hesitancy as both nations prepare for mass inoculations.
Nov 11: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that indoor and outdoor gatherings in private homes in New York state will be limited to 10 people. Cuomo also ordered restaurants, bars to close at 10pm amid a COVID-19 uptick.
Nov 12: While speaking at the Washington National Cathedral with other top health experts on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that an independent spirit is a hindrance to controlling the virus. Fauci claimed,
I was talking with my U.K. colleagues who are saying the U.K. is similar to where we are now, because each of our countries have that independent spirit… I can understand that, but now is the time to do what you’re told.
Nov 12: French prime minister Emmanuel Macron stated that France would increase policing in Paris and other big cities amid a “lack of respect” for Covid restrictions, warning that lockdowns could be tightened if the situation worsens in the coming days.
Nov 13: An article in Children’s Health Defense’s The Defender, revealed that despite the proclamations of success for the leading vaccine candidates, the safety trials suffer from confirmation bias. For instance, “Pfizer’s study protocol states cases count even if a trial participant has a positive test and only one symptom — like a cough, chills or diarrhea — that could easily be caused by one of 1,400 human pathogens, including 200 viruses known to infect humans.” In addition, Pfizer’s trial was based on only 94 trial participants — of more than 43,000 — testing positive for SARS CoV-2.
Nov 13: In comments to the Edmonton City Council Community and Public Services Committee meeting on Nov. 13, Dr. Roger Hodkinson called the corona pandemic the “greatest hoax ever perpetuated on an unsuspecting public.”
Nov 13: Though Ticketmaster denied it would force people to prove they have been vaccinated to attend concerts and other events, the BBC reported that many concert goers expressed approval of the plan. “Inject me now,” wrote one. “Honestly I would do anything to go to a concert right now,” added another.
Nov 13: Singer Erykah Badu said she tested positive for COVID-19 in her left nostril and negative in right nostril.
Nov 13: A CDC report found that mental health-related emergency department visits among children 18 and younger have increased this year. The report states, “Compared with 2019, the proportion of mental health-related visits for children aged 5–11 and 12–17 years increased [by] approximately 24% and 31%, respectively… The number of children’s mental health–related ED visits decreased sharply from mid-March 2020 (week 12, March 15–21) through early April (week 15, April 5–11) and then increased steadily through October 2020.”
Nov 13: Greece’s prime minister said the government will provide the coronavirus vaccine, when it becomes available, to all Greeks free of charge.
Nov 15: In Canada, the COVID-19 crisis overshadowed an equally dark pandemic of opioid overdoses, which rose sharply since March as the border closure and limited access to services raised fatal risks for drug users. Jurisdictions across the country have reported an increase in overdose deaths tied to opioids, a stark reversal of the 13 per cent decline in fatal opioid overdoses between 2018 and 2019.
Nov 15: Scott Atlas, the medical professional who’s been tasked under President Donald Trump to help decide best coronavirus practices and policies, called for citizens, particularly in tyrannically-governed Michigan, to “rise up” and fight unconstitutional crackdowns from overreaching, overbearing public servants.
Nov 16: After nine straight days of public demonstrations, protestors in Denmark successfully defeated a proposed law that would have given authorities the power to forcibly inject people with a coronavirus vaccine, conduct forced physical exams, and mandate isolation.
Nov 16: Moderna announced that its candidate vaccine, mRNA-1273, developed in collaboration with the U.S. government, appears to be 94.5% effective against the disease.
Nov 16: UK travel specialist Dr. Felicity Nicholson, predicted it would take time for the travel industry to return to normal and that new measures, such as vaccine certificates, would be necessary to ensure safety. Nicholson stated,
I think we’ll have a formal certificate, either online or on paper, showing that you’ve been vaccinated at a recognized, accredited clinic, as we do for yellow fever…It’ll be the destination demanding it – and that could be everyone… Most countries where there’s a vulnerable or older population will certainly be demanding proof because we know how devastating the disease can be.
Nov 16: The WHO suggested that COVID-19 vaccines could go to children first to protect the elderly.
Nov 16: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a statewide mandate for mask use to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Reynolds signed a proclamation requiring that everyone over 2 years old wear masks when in indoor public spaces. The mandate applies only when people are within six feet of others for 15 minutes and they aren’t members of their households. Iowa is one of many states to either reissue or issue new mask mandates.
Nov 16: Dr. Fauci said that masks, social distancing will still be needed after a Covid-19 vaccine estimating that 5% to 10% of people immunized may still get the virus. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Fauci stated,
We are not going to turn [the pandemic] on and off, going from where we are to completely normal. It’s going to be a gradual accrual of more normality as the weeks and the months go by, as we get well into 2021.
Fauci also warned that the death toll could surpass 400,000 by March 2021, recommended universal mask wearing, and advocated for curfews under certain circumstances.
Nov 16: President-elect Joe Biden said that President Donald Trump has made the American people skeptical about the safety of a coronavirus vaccine by encouraging unproven treatments and politicizing the vaccine approval process. “I wouldn’t hesitate to get the vaccine…The only reason people question the vaccine now is because of Donald Trump.” Biden said after a speech on his economic plan.
Nov 16: The three most popular antigen tests in the U.S. had to submit far less proof of success than is usually required and were prone to produce more false negatives and false positives.
Nov 17: Presented as a way to help stop the spread of coronavirus, the DC Council approved the “Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2020” passed by a 10-3 margin. First introduced in 2019, the bill will allow minors as young as 11 years of age to receive vaccinations without parental consent.
Nov 17: UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock refused to rule out making the Covid vaccine mandatory as ministers state the “public needs to be persuaded” that the shot is safe.
Nov 17: The New York times reported that a new study revealed that immunity to the coronavirus may last decades. The new data shows that eight months after infection, most people who have recovered still have enough immune cells to fend off the virus and prevent illness. According to Shane Crotty, a virologist at the La Jolla Institute of Immunology who co-led the new study “That amount of memory would likely prevent the vast majority of people from getting hospitalized disease, severe disease, for many years.”
Nov 17: Bill Gates criticized federal plans to distribute coronavirus vaccines and worried about getting it to people who needed it most. Gates also expressed concern about “tracking their two doses, making sure the vaccine doesn’t expire because of the need to keep it so cold, and following how people are doing in case there are ‘breakthrough’ infections.” Gates stated, “I’m worried about vaccine distribution not going to the right people…Wow, it is a dysfunctional set of people at the moment.”
Nov 17: Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf announced new COVID restrictions, including ordering people to wear masks inside their own homes. Additionally, anyone who visits PA from another state must get tested within 72 hours before entering the state or quarantine for 14 days. Residents who traveled to other states must follow same rules when coming home. Pennsylvanians who have guests over their own homes will be required to wear masks.
Nov 17: A British MP faced backlash after suggesting that employees in the UK should not be allowed to go to work unless they can prove that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, when the shot becomes available. In an interview with HuffPost UK’s Commons People podcast, Conservative Tom Tugendhat stated:
If vaccination works and if we’re confident it’s safe, and all indications so far are good, then I can certainly see the day when businesses say: ‘Look, you’ve got to return to the office and if you’re not vaccinated you’re not coming in… And I can certainly see social venues asking for vaccination certificates.
Nov 17: Investigative journalist Jon Rappoport reported that the recent rise in Covid case numbers is all hype stating,
THE CASE NUMBERS COME FROM THE TESTS. AND FROM EYEBALL DIAGNOSIS.
Eyeball diagnosis can mean a doctor observes the patient has a cough, or chills and fever. That’s all. That’s all a doctor needs to make a diagnosis of COVID. That’s a case number. Ridiculous? Of course it’s ridiculous. It’s a con. Brought to you by the CDC.
The PCR test, as I’ve explained dozens of times, spits out false-positives like waterfalls. It’s set up to do exactly that.
Nov 17: The US FDA approved emergency use of the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed entirely at home and delivers results in 30 minutes.
Nov 17: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein who pushed for a nationwide mask mandate was seen mask less in public having a conversation with two other men wearing masks.
Nov 18: Awareness of plans for The Great Reset greatly increased after mainstream coverage of comments made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were broadcast on Fox News through nighttime anchors Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham as well as other networks like Sky News.
Nov 18: A major face mask study with 4,862 participants conducted by Danish scientists revealed that:
The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use. The data were compatible with lesser degrees of self-protection.
The difference between infection in those who wore masks and those who did not was a mere −0.3 percentage point.
Nov 18: A Massachusetts school district asked families to sign a covid safety pledge to avoid traveling to locations other than low-risk states and avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people — the state’s limit. The letter sent home to parents stated,
If you choose to decline to certify the above statements, or if you elect to not complete and submit the form, students in the family will not be permitted to participate as in-person learners (a) for 14 calendar days after school resumes at the end of the break or (b) until they provide proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 for such students.
Nov 18: The U.S. House passed a bill that would let the federal government participate in an international vaccine development center (CEPI) founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to combat the coronavirus pandemic and future diseases.
Nov 18: The governors of Texas, Florida and South Dakota refused to lockdown their states as reports of rising coronavirus cases mounted.
Nov 18: German citizens protesting in Berlin against new more restrictive coronavirus lockdowns, masking and social distancing restrictions were dispersed by police forces using water cannons and pepper spray on the crowd of about 10,000.
Nov 18: Scottish nurse Tracey McCallum was suspended for spreading “conspiracy theories” about the coronavirus “scamdemic” — claiming, among other things, that face masks help spread the bug, according to a report. Among the statements McCallum posted leading to her suspension was the following:
I believe the NHS is as corrupt as the Government. More people are waking up from the lie since birth. Tyranny! Genocide! Treason! The world is going to be a better brighter place when we all move from the dark side.
Nov 18: California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an apology for not following his own virus restrictions after being exposed for having dinner at a restaurant with a large number of guests who were not wearing masks or socially distanced.
Nov 18: Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, which must be stored at minus 112 degrees, prompted a rush on dry ice.
Nov 18: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a proposal for distributing a vaccine in the U.S. if and when one is approved for public use. In the proposal, the vaccine would be distributed in four phases, with health-care workers and vulnerable Americans, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, getting it first, according to the group. Essential workers, teachers and people in homeless shelters as well as people in prisons would be next on the list, followed by children and young adults.
Nov 18: Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer called for a nationwide debate on the introduction of new laws to punish people who spread anti-vaccination conspiracy theories.
Nov 19: Canadian Catholic Priest Father Anthony Hannon exposed plans for The Great Reset and criticized government response to the pandemic, writing:
The lock downs, forced quarantines, the closing of schools and businesses, and the destruction of the economy have caused more suffering and deaths than the 2019-2020 cold or flu, which is all that Covid 19 is, or ever was. The government measures are crimes against humanity.
Everybody is being bullied and the fear is paralyzing individuals. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but the way to stop a bully is to stop acquiescing to the bully’s demands. Nobody is forcing anybody to wear a mask and stop seeing family and friends. We are doing it to ourselves, and we need to muster up the self respect and the courage to stand up to the bully.
Nov 19: Republican lawmakers filed to impeach Michigan Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after she imposed strict new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, beginning November 18 and running until December 8.
Nov 19: Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, outlined the financial challenges the world faces resulting from the pandemic. Lagarde emphasized the digital revolution and close cooperation between the public and private sectors stating:
Digitalization will have an impact in terms of how services are provided…They will probably be less local and more from anywhere in the world. And in the same vein, businesses providing those services will be more challenged from a competition point of view, which may bring about improved productivity.
Nov 19: Mink industry workers in Sweden tested positive for the coronavirus following a mutant-strain outbreak that forced fur farms in neighboring Denmark to shut down.
Nov 19: WHO Europe’s Regional Director Hans Kluge stressed that lockdowns should be a “last resort,” and urged the public to follow guidance to help to prevent deaths. He said that if 95% of people wore masks, instead of the current 60%, “lockdowns would not be needed” – although he added that mask use was not a “panacea” and needed to be combined with other measures.
Nov 19: The University of Birmingham developed a nasal spray they say protects against coronavirus and prevents transmission.
Nov 19: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz ordered a four-week shutdown of bars, restaurants, entertainment venues and fitness clubs, to slow the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused more than 3,000 deaths.
Nov 19: Don Chilito’s Mexican restaurant in Mission, Kansas stood firmly against mask mandates. Don Chilito’s owner, Barry Cowden believes the mandate is an encroachment on civil liberties. “It’s supposed to be a free country, and we can make our own decisions with what we do in our lives and in our businesses,” Cowden said. Cowden said that he denies any claims from scientists or researchers who have pointed toward evidence that wearing masks slows the spread of COVID-19. “I don’t believe it,” he said. “I don’t think that there is any science that proves that.”
Nov 19: Colleges across the US asked students travelling home for Thanksgiving to get tested before leaving and stay at home for the remainder of the semester due to coronavirus fears.
Nov 20: Dr. Anthony Fauci said during an interview with the NYT that convincing skeptics to take a COVID vaccine is a matter of paramount importance to safeguard the public health. After slamming all the “fake news” surrounding the virus and the vaccine, Dr. Fauci complained that he was “stunned” by peoples’ reluctance to believe in the virus.
Nov 20: Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech applied for emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 candidate vaccine.
Nov 20: Three health professors believed coronavirus vaccines will fall short of expectations and warned of potential dangers. In an article published by the World Economic Forum, the professors wrote,
Short-term trials on small population samples relative to the numbers expected to receive the vaccine may also not be able to pick up relatively rare but important risks. This is a problem we may not be able to avoid because the only way to find out is to give the vaccine to large numbers of people and then allow long periods of time to elapse, for any long-term adverse events to become evident.
Ideally, a vaccine should prevent any person who receives it from catching the disease. However, at least with the first vaccines, it is likely the benefits will be more limited. For example, they may slightly reduce the severity of the illness, or they may only benefit a small subset of the population. No current trials are looking at purely whether the vaccine will reduce the chance of dying from COVID-19 of individuals in specific risk groups.
Nov 20: Soviet propaganda expert and former CIA analyst Stella Morabito compared Covid lockdowns to communistic social control tactics. In an online seminar with the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) Morabito revealed:
How do you control people? You isolate them. You control their personal relationships… In an era of social isolation, when people respond by self-censorship, all they are doing is creating more isolation.
Nov 20: A Portuguese court ruled that PCR tests are “unreliable” and quarantines are “unlawful.” Further, the ruling suggested that any forced quarantine applied to healthy people could be a violation of their fundamental right to liberty. Most importantly, the judges ruled that a single positive PCR test cannot be used as an effective diagnosis of infection.
Nov 20: A day after it was issued, South Australia revoked its draconian lockdown, which banned people from even walking their dogs, after it was revealed that the one person who sparked the decision had lied to contact tracers. The lockdown would have banned people from leaving their homes unless for emergency medical reasons or to buy food.
Nov 20: After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed guidelines from its website that promoted in-person learning for schools, CDC Director Robert Redfield said they do not recommend closing schools during the COVID pandemic. Redfield’s announced that schools can operate with “face to face learning” and can do it “safely and they can do it responsibly.” “The infections that we’ve identified in schools when they’ve been evaluated were not acquired in schools,” he said.
Nov 21: Sheriffs in many US states including California, New Mexico, Oregon, and New York announced they would not enforce orders from their governors mandating new restrictions, lockdowns, and/or mask mandates.
Nov 21: A possible alternative to a vaccine, for people without functioning immune systems, entered its final stage of trials. The injection was developed using antibodies – made by the immune system to fight infection – produced by a single Covid patient in the US. It is hoped it could provide at least six months’ protection for patients who cannot receive vaccines.
Nov 22: An article published on Nov. 22 in the Johns Hopkins Newsletter, but deleted a few days later revealed some startling facts about Covid-19 death rates including:
- The deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19
- The percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same
- There is no evidence that COVID-19 created any excess deaths. Total death numbers are not above normal death numbers
- The total decrease in deaths by other causes almost exactly equals the increase in deaths by COVID-19
- Deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia may instead be recategorized as being due to COVID-19
- The CDC classified all deaths that are related to COVID-19 simply as COVID-19 deaths. Even patients dying from other underlying diseases but are infected with COVID-19 count as COVID-19 deaths.
The original article was retracted with an editor’s note on Nov. 27 with corrections and made available by PDF.
Nov 22: All Newark, New Jersey residents will be forced to stay at home for 10 days, from November 25th until December 4th. Police checkpoints will be set up on the roads coming into the city demanding people show proof of residence and proof they are doing an “essential activity.” Mayor Ras Baraka stated:
I know you want to have fun, but now is not the time for fun. We have to stay focused, we have to do whatʼs right…We want people to shelter in place. We want to be able to do that for 10 days, and we want only folks to come out for essential purposes. Thatʼs what we want.
Nov 22: Kelby Krabbenhoft, President and CEO of Sanford Health recently wrote in an email that he has already recovered from a Covid-19 coronavirus infection, believes that he is now immune to the virus, and now doesn’t want to wear a face mask. “For me to wear a mask defies the efficacy and purpose of a mask and sends an untruthful message that I am susceptible to infection or could transmit it,” Krabbenhoft indicated. “I have no interest in using masks as a symbolic gesture.”
Nov 22: Several California Sheriffs openly defied Governor Newsom’s latest lockdown orders. Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said in a statement:
It has been the policy of the Sheriff’s Department to encourage responsible behavior and compliance with the Governor’s orders. To ensure constitutional rights are not violated and to limit potential negative interactions and exposure to our deputies, we will not be responding to calls for service based solely on non-compliance with the new order or social distancing and mask guidelines.
Nov 22: Business owners in Buffalo, New York, resisted a Health Department representative and two armed Sheriff Deputies who tried to enforce Cuomo’s new COVID orders by forcing them to leave the premises and only return if they had warrants.
Nov 22: Former Pfizer chief science officer Dr. Michael Yeadon said that the pandemic is over and that the second wave is faked based upon false-positive Covid tests. In an interview, Dr. Yeadon proclaimed:
Were it not for the test data that you get from the TV all the time, you would rightly conclude that the pandemic was over, as nothing much has happened. Of course people go to the hospital, moving into the autumn flu season…but there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen.
Nov 22: A pair of women cursed out New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy who had just extended his executive order for COVID-19 restrictions while he was dining with his family outside a restaurant.
Nov 22: Moncef Slaoui, head of Operation Warp Speed projected the US would reach 70% herd immunity and possibly return to normalcy by May 2021. Regarding public perception of the vaccine’s safety, Slaoui stated:
I really hope and look forward to seeing the level of negative perception people have about the vaccine decrease and positive perception increase…Most people need to be immunized before we can return to a normal life.
Nov 23: As Thanksgiving approached, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams urged all Americans to have small and “smart” celebrations and said the nation is at a “dire point” in the pandemic with increased cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Nov 23: Through adoption of “freedom passes”, people who test negative for Covid-19 in community-wide testing in certain regions of the U.K. may face fewer restrictions — including the ability to meet up with others who have also tested negative. An article in the Edinburgh Evening News revealed how the passes could work:
If passes are issued then they are almost certainly going to be done so electronically, with a QR code being rumoured to be a suitable solution.
Venues would then have to scan the QR code on the point of entry to allow or deny access depending on your Covid test results.
It would require millions of tests to be available and taken up by the population every day across the country.
Nov 23: In an interview with the Washington Post, Dr. Anthony Fauci criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) for expressing doubts about the safety of a coronavirus vaccine. Fauci also warned Americans who ignored advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) not to travel on Thanksgiving to wear a mask indoors stating:
In other areas and other times, when you’re in the house, if you have people in your home that are not members of the immediate household and you’re not real sure as to their level of exposure, then to the extent possible you should wear the mask indoors with the obvious exception of when you are eating and drinking.
Nov 23: Though he presided over the state with the highest death count in the US, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York received an International Emmy® Founders Award, in recognition of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nov 23: Nearly 18,000 workers were sealed into Shanghai’s main airport and tested for COVID-19 in one night after authorities detected seven cases linked to the cargo unit of the facility. Social media lit up with dramatic smartphone videos showing large crowds of workers pushing against guards in white hazmat suits in the airport’s parking structure.
Nov 23: Bill Gates predicted that business travel and office work won’t return to pre-pandemic levels in the future. Gates believes that about half of business travel will cease forever, along with a third of working in the office and stated, “My prediction would be that over 50% of business travel and over 30% of days in the office will go away.”
Nov 23: New Zealand’s prime minister offered to help President-elect Joe Biden manage his response to the coronavirus pandemic once he is inaugurated. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern implemented strict nationwide lockdown measures twice this year.
Nov 23: Toronto began a four-week lockdown, its second of the pandemic. Residents will be required to stay home and only interact with those in their own households, but schools will remain open.
Nov 23: A San Diego church, fed up with unfair restrictions on churches while strip clubs are allowed to open to the public, decided to label itself a “family friendly strip club” as it reopened for Sunday service. Jurgen Matthesius, Senior Pastor stated:
We have buried three people in the last five weeks who didn’t die of COVID, but because of it… the overbearing restrictions around COVID. There is no data that shows COVID signs linked to church services.
What we don’t do is compromise our First Amendment right that says congress shall make no law prohibiting churches from operating. We are doing as much as we can to be compliant, but there are some things that we will not compromise.
Nov 24: Russian authorities claimed their Sputnik vaccine is 95% effective and had greater efficacy than the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine because of Russia’s proprietary technology.
Nov 24: Facial recognition may accompany the UK’s proposed “freedom passes”. The country considered a partnership with De La Rue for the creation of holograph and security stamp documents to verify the identity of citizens who have tested negative for the virus.
Nov 24: Qantas became the first airline to require passengers to get a Covid-19 vaccine before flying internationally. CEO Alan Joyce said the airline will be changing its terms and conditions to make vaccination a “necessity” for anyone hoping to travel internationally, with domestic travel dependent on local conditions.
Nov 24: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio dispatched police to key traffic chokepoints to strictly enforce quarantine rules. New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito said the sheriff’s office (a separate entity from the NYPD) will conduct spot checks when out-of-state buses drop riders off at the curb, and will also check cars will out of state and New York licenses plates. Test-and-trace teams will also be on the ground to help direct people to testing sites while providing “education” about quarantine.
Nov 24: UK leaders announced that despite restrictions, three households will be allowed to mix for up to five days in a plan to allow families to reunite at Christmas.
Nov 24: Virtual/mental mental health providers saw increased adoption and demand as the coronavirus pandemic continued to take its toll on the population.
Nov 24: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown urged residents to uninvite family for Thanksgiving. In addition to rescinding family members’ Thanksgiving invitations, Brown told residents to call the cops if they see coronavirus violations. Violators could face up to 30 days in jail, up to $1,250 in fines, or both, the Oregonian reported.
Nov 25: Minnesota will be rolling out PathCheck, a new contact tracing app that will be tethered to local and state health institutions. PathCheck will send “codes” to users in order to “prevent false reports” and keep contact tracing entities abreast of a user’s COVID-19 status. In a paper called Apps Gone Rouge, PathCheck calls on experts to offer advice on how to overcome the public’s hesitance when it comes to contact tracing apps. The foundation has also been pushing for a “national coordination” program to bring all contact tracing apps under a single roof within the federal government.
Nov 25: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock apologized for flying for Thanksgiving after urging others not to travel due to COVID-19. As Hancock sent messages on social media and to city staff asking everyone to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving, he was on his way to Mississippi to celebrate the holiday with his wife and daughter.
Nov 25: Officials in Weld County, Colorado a county with a population of roughly a quarter million people, refused to enforce the state’s newly mandated coronavirus restrictions. The counties Board of Commissioners said in a statement:
The county will not enforce a rule confining individuals to their homes for an undetermined length of time;
the county will not enforce a rule that states residents cannot have personal gatherings;
the county will not tell the school districts how to provide education to their students;
the county will not enforce a rule requiring a reduction of attendees in places of worship;
the county will not enforce a rule demanding restaurants close their indoor dining areas;
the county will not enforce any rule that forces a business to shut down or impedes their ability to operate.
Nov 25: The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined Courthouse Club Fitness $90,000 for keeping four Salem area locations open during Oregon’s statewide COVID-19 freeze, which began Nov. 18.
Nov 25: Lexington, Kentucky coffee shop Brewed was ordered to close on November 24, but opened the next day anyway, serving dozens of customers. The Kentucky Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) responded by issuing an emergency license suspension after the owner refused to close down for violating COVID-19 restrictions.
Nov 26: In a 5-4 ruling, the US Supreme Court backed a religious challenge to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions limiting attendance at religious services. The ruling highlights the lack of evidence that the applicants — the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, two Jewish synagogues, and an Orthodox Jewish organization — have contributed to the spread of the virus and questions the rationale of the specifics of Cuomo’s restrictions, which limited services to just 10 and 25 occupants for red and orange zones, respectively.
Nov 26: Disney announced it plans to lay off 32,000 workers, primarily at its theme parks, in the first half of FY 2021.
Nov 26: Sanford Health Systems CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft resigned after sending a controversial email about his recovery from the coronavirus, refusal to wear a face mask, and denying that we are in a crisis situation with Covid-19.
BREAKING: Owner Adam Skelly of the Etobicoke barbecue business has been arrested.
— NEWSTALK1010 (@NEWSTALK1010) November 26, 2020
Nov 26: The Etobicoke barbecue restaurant owner who openly defied COVID-19 restrictions was taken into custody and charged with 13 offences by Toronto police. Adam Skelly is facing both criminal and non-criminal charges, including trespassing, intent to obstruct police, violating indoor dining rules, holding an illegal gathering and operating a business without a license.
Nov 26: The U.S. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) postponed national math and reading tests used to track students’ knowledge in those subjects until 2022 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Nov 27: Dr. Anthony Fauci believed that Thanksgiving could mark the beginning of a bleak winter, warning that the pandemic could worsen throughout the holidays and encouraged Americans to “be careful” as Christmas approaches, though he is personally looking forward to Christmas in 2021.
Nov 27: Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis compared people not wearing masks in public to domestic terrorists, stating:
If it were up to me, anybody not wearing a mask when they are out in public would be arrested…That’s an act of domestic terrorism and should be treated like one.
Nov 27: As the CDC’s eviction moratorium order and a patchwork of state and local protections for renters is set to expire by year’s end, nearly 40 million Americans could face eviction over the next several months.
Nov 28: A UK couple delivering Christmas presents to a family was stopped by police for breaking coronavirus laws. A group of nine people travelling in convoy to visits friends at a university were also turned away by officers.
Nov 28: Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board fully expects COVID-19 deaths to multiply from holiday visits stating,
We fully expect that in about a week or two after Thanksgiving we will see an increase in cases first, then about a week or two later you’ll start to see an increase in hospitalizations, and then another week or two after that you’ll start to see deaths… Unfortunately, that means that many people who celebrated with family, with friends over Thanksgiving will find themselves in the hospital, in ICUs over Christmas and New Years.
Nov 28: New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) put immense pressure on businesses with her “abrupt” lockdown order – forcing “nonessential” businesses to close and creating what has been dubbed “modern breadlines” — with people waiting 2-4 hours to enter essential retailers. Grisham’s order also closed a dozen grocery stores and several major retailers.
Nov 28: San Francisco and San Mateo counties were moved into the state’s most restrictive lockdown tier, which forces the closure of indoor gyms and movie theaters. Santa Clara County issued its own tightened COVID-19 rules where people must quarantine for 14 days upon return from travel of more than 150 miles, hotels will be open for only essential travel or isolation and quarantine, and nonessential retail establishments will be limited to 10% of capacity indoors, down from the current cap of 25%.
Nov 28: Los Angeles County announced a new stay-at-home order that places new restrictions on businesses and gatherings but does not ban them altogether. The “safer at home” order — which takes effect on November 30 and runs through Dec. 20 — prohibits all public and private gatherings with individuals outside of a person’s household, with exceptions for faith-based services and protests because they are “constitutionally protected rights.”
Nov 28: CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen advised quarantining after holiday visits saying:
We are facing an impending calamity. Many hospitals are already at the brink. ICUs are full. We all need to do our part and flatten the curve again. And that means knowing when we are at risk to others around us. If you’ve traveled, and have seen other people, you could pose a risk to your community… Do not go into work. Keep kids out of school. Get groceries delivered. Definitely do not get together with others.
Nov 28: Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear filed an emergency appeal seeking to permit him to close religious schools throughout the state following an earlier ruling dictating that he lacks the authority to do so. Beshear, last week ordered all schools within Kentucky to close down in the hopes that doing so would curb the state’s recent spike in positive COVID-19 tests.
Nov 28: In an article titled, Here’s Why You Should Skip the Covid Vaccine, author Mike Whitney wrote:
The new Covid vaccines will make billions of dollars for the big pharmaceutical companies, but here’s what they won’t do:
- The vaccines will not cure Covid
- The vaccines will not prevent people from contracting Covid
- The vaccines will not prevent Covid-related hospitalizations
- The vaccines will not prevent Covid-caused deaths
Nov 28: Robby Dinero, the owner of Athletes Unleashed gym located in Orchard Park, New York, tore up a $15,000 fine from the Erie County Health Department during a live Fox News interview.
Nov 28: An Oregon mink farm reported an outbreak of coronavirus among mink and farmworkers. Ten mink samples submitted all came back positive for coronavirus. The farm was placed under quarantine where no animal or animal product can leave the farm until further notice.
Nov 28: Police in London made 155 arrests as they tried to break up anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protests. One police officer estimated the protesters, who held up signs saying “Defend Freedom, Defend Humanity”, “No more lies, no more masks, no more lockdowns”, numbered between 300 and 400.
Nov 28: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced it is in the final phase of development for what it hopes will be universally accepted documentation that in turn could boost confidence among wary travelers. The digital health pass would include a passenger’s testing and vaccine information and would manage and verify information among governments, airlines, laboratories and travelers.
Nov 29: Officials at the UK’s NHS plan to enlist celebrities and “influencers” with big social media followings in a major campaign to persuade people to have a Covid vaccine amid fears of low take-up. Ministers and NHS England are drawing up a list of “very sensible” famous faces in the hope that their advice to get immunized would be widely trusted.
Nov 29: According to the Japanese Health Ministry, the country’s October spike in suicides (2,153) was greater than the total number of people who have died (2,087) on the island nation from the coronavirus pandemic for the entire year.
Nov 29: According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), 40% of the nation’s Covid-19 deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities as more than 100,000 lives have been lost.
Nov 29: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that preschools and elementary schools will reopen on December 7. The decision comes less than two weeks after he ordered all public schools to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Under new guidelines, 20 percent of every student body will be tested on a weekly basis. Students were previously tested for the virus monthly.
Nov 29: An Indian man who participated in AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trial has filed suit, claiming that he suffered extreme side effects during his participation in the trial. The man alleged that he suffered serious neurological damage after taking part in the phase three trial of Covishield, the SII’s version of the Covid-19 jab being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.
Nov 29: Experts called for people with learning disabilities to be among the first to receive Covid vaccines when available. According to a report published by Public Health England earlier in November, based on the early months of the pandemic, people with learning disabilities are over six times more likely to die from Covid-19 than the general population. Furthermore, young people with learning disabilities aged 18-34 are a staggering thirty times more likely to die from Covid-19 than their neurotypical peers.
Nov 29: US Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned the pandemic would worsen in the weeks ahead, stating:
I want to be straight with the American people, it’s going to get worse over the next several weeks, but the actions that we take in the next several days will determine how bad it is or whether or not we continue to flatten our curve…The science has never been stronger in terms of what we can do… wearing a mask is an instrument of freedom, it actually will let my kids go to school, protect my mother.
Nov 29: In an interview with ABC’s Martha Raddatz, Dr. Anthony Fauci said, “We may see a surge upon a surge. We don’t want to frighten people but that’s just the reality.” He added that he doesn’t expect a relaxation of restrictions or travel advisories for the Christmas season.
Nov 29: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that he will not take a coronavirus vaccine should one become available. During a press briefing broadcast live over multiple social media platforms, Bolsonaro said that he has already decided to refuse a future coronavirus vaccine. Bolsonaro defended his position by asserting:
I tell you; I will not take (any vaccine). It is my right and I am sure that Congress will not create difficulties for whoever doesn’t want to take a vaccine.
If it is effective, lasting, reliable, whoever doesn’t take it will be doing harm only to himself, and who takes the vaccine will not be infected. There’s nothing to worry about.
Forcing people to take the vaccine or say that who doesn’t take it cannot get a passport, have a public job, that’s dictatorship…Whoever defends that is a dictator. Or a false dictator that is willing to do business with the lives of others.
Nov 29: The British army mobilized an elite “information warfare” unit renowned for assisting operations against al-Qaeda and the Taliban to counter online propaganda against vaccines. Information Warfare Unit soldiers have been monitoring cyberspace for Covid-19 content and analyzing how British citizens are being targeted online.
Nov 29: The NFL’s San Francisco 49ers will not be able to play home games scheduled in December as health officials in Santa Clara County, California, announced new coronavirus restrictions that includes “a temporary ban on all high school, collegiate and professional contact sports.”
— OnPoint (@OnPointWM) December 1, 2020
Nov 29: A total of 23.3 million people in England – 41.5 per cent of the population – will be in Tier 3 of the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions beginning December 2. All Tier 3 local authorities will be offered support from NHS Test and Trace and the Armed Forces to deliver a six-week rapid community testing program. The hospitality and entertainment industry will take the biggest hit under the revised restrictions for Tier 3, with pubs and restaurants allowed to stay open for a takeaway service only.
Nov 29: Dozens gathered near the home of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to protest coronavirus restrictions.
Nov 30: CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner appeared on the network to declare that “we just can’t do” Christmas “this year” because of COVID-19. Reiner said:
So the next big holiday is obviously the Christmas, New Year’s holiday where people tend to travel, want to travel, want to be with family, but we just can’t do it this year. We’re going to cause needless deaths and particularly that’s among people we really care about, you know, our most vulnerable, our grandparents, our parents, our neighbors.
We can’t travel this year. We need to stay home. This is a sacrifice that Americans can make and we should be making it for each other. Stay home, mask up, we’ll have a great series of holidays next year. We’ll really have something to celebrate next year.
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— Dr. Zev Zelenko (@zev_dr) December 1, 2020
Nov 30: A study published in Science Direct revealed that early treatment with low-dose hydroxychloroquine combined with zinc and azithromycin was an effective therapeutic approach against COVID-19. The treatment was proven to significantly reduce hospitalization and mortality rates in the treatment group.
Nov 30: Moderna announced it will apply to the US Food and Drug Administration to authorize its coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. The first injections may come as soon as Dec. 21 if the FDA gives its approval, the New York Times reported Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel as saying.
Nov 30: A retrospective study of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Jersey revealed that 89% had a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order before admission. DNRs are signed by a physician and direct all medical staff not to revive an individual should he go into cardiac arrest.
Nov 30: US public health officials strongly urged people who traveled over the Thanksgiving holiday to get tested for coronavirus. Dr. Deborah Birx warned, “If your family traveled, you have to assume that you were exposed and you became infected.”
Nov 30: A tequila bar owner tried to get around the UK’s strict coronavirus restrictions by registering the bar as a church since places of worship remain open despite the tiered lockdown.
Nov 30: Mac’s Public House, a New York bar declared itself an “autonomous zone” and tried to defy lockdown restrictions by giving out drinks for free while asking for donations instead.
Nov 30: At least eight inmates were killed and 71 others injured when guards opened fire to control a riot over coronavirus conditions at a prisonon the outskirts of Sri Lanka’s capital city. The riot at the overcrowded jail, holding nearly 10,000 prisoners, began when inmates broke out of their cells to protest after the number of coronavirus infections passed 180.
Nov 30: A throng of angry protesters descended on the home of Los Angeles County’s public health director Barbara Ferrer ahead of new COVID-19 restrictions, slamming her as “satanic” for banning gatherings of mixed households.