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Польза для здоровья, давняя традиция, избавление от грехов... Купанием в ледяной воде тысячи россиян отметили Крещение Господне. Не изменил своей привычке и президент Владимир Путин, окунувшись в прорубь в Московской области.
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Clinton suggests Putin may have known about riot in Capitol, Pelosi wants 9/11 commission-type probe https://t.co/Bq7DIKczwVMichael Novakhov (@mikenov) January 19, 2021
Hillary Clinton suggests Trump was \'talking to Vladimir Putin on the day of Capitol riot\' https://t.co/w7SYvTJRi7Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) January 19, 2021
Президент принял участие в традиционных крещенских купаниях #Крещение https://t.co/JWcyJBwTCB pic.twitter.com/JGJZSa7r1HПрезидент России (@KremlinRussia) January 19, 2021
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Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on her podcast about the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month and hinted that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have been receiving updates about the chaos from President Trump.
Clinton, who hosts the podcast, You and Me Both, told Pelosi that she would be interested in obtaining President Trumps phone records to see if he was on the phone with Putin while the Capitol was being breached.
Clinton lost to Trump in 2016 and said it is clear that Trump has a disdain for democracy, but its true depths may never be known. She said the president had other agendas while in the White House and hopes that one day it becomes known who exactly the president was beholden to and who pulls his strings.
I would love to see his phone records to see if he was talking to Putin the day the insurgents invaded our Capitol, she said. She asked Pelosi if she believed the country would benefit from a 9/11-commission-type probe to investigate what exactly led up to the deadly riot.
Pelosi said she is in favor of such a commission and she recalled telling the president that, With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin.
I dont know what Putin has on him politically, financially or personally, but what happened last week was a gift to Putin because Putin wants to undermine democracy in our country and throughout the world, Pelosi said. She said those that took part in the riot were Putins puppets.
So yes, we should have a 9/11 commission and there is strong support in the Congress to do that, she said.
Representatives from Pelosi and Clinton did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News.
The suggestion from a former top diplomat that a sitting president could have somehow interacted with a foreign leader during such a trying time in the countrys history is remarkable and perhaps is an example of how divided the parties are in Washington. Trump supporters often tie President-elect Joe Biden to China.
Byron York, the Fox News contributor, retweeted a clip of the podcast and wrote, There was a House investigation. A Senate investigation. A special prosecutor investigation with the full powers of law enforcement. Obsessive media inquiries. None found what Hillary Clinton wanted to find. So she wants another
Clinton called the breach an invasion while Congress was doing the work of Democracy and certifying an election. Earlier this month, she offered her support for impeaching Trump a second time, but claimed that the root problem that led to the riot at the Capitol last week white supremacy will still remain.
Removing Trump from office is essential, and I believe he should be impeached, Clinton wrote. Members of Congress who joined him in subverting our democracy should resign, and those who conspired with the domestic terrorists should be expelled immediately. But that alone wont remove white supremacy and extremism from America.
Fox News Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report
The week after the attack on the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins Hillary for a candid, no-holds-barred conversation. In a detailed firsthand account of what Speaker Pelosi and her House members experienced that day, she shares how she felt when she learned what was happening, her takeaways from her call with Vice President Pence amidst the chaos and violence, and why she was so determined to resume congressional business the second it was safe to do so. They also talk about what needs to happen to ensure that those responsible are held to account, how we got here, and what a new administration can do to address the many challenges facing the country.
Nancy Pelosi is the 52nd Speaker of the House (and first woman to serve as Speaker), recently re-elected for the 117th Congress. Nancy has represented Californias 12th Congressional District in San Francisco for more than 30 years. She has led House Democrats for more than 18 years in her roles as Minority Whip, Minority Leader, and Leader of the House Democratic Congress.
Related: Hillarys Washington Post op-ed on the attack and what needs to happen next.
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Much ado about nothing: It is very likely that Sars-Cov-2 was made or modified in the lab(s) but unlikely the Chinese one: not enough brains and expertise. GERMANS!\n\n
New life pumped into theory COVID-19 is result of China experimental lab leak nypost.com/2021/01/04/new via @nypost
5:17 AM 1/6/2021 - M.N.: Much ado about nothing: It is very likely that Sars-Cov-2 was made or modified in the lab(s) but unlikely the Chinese ones: they do not have enough brains and expertise for it. GERMANS! New Abwehr! Old WW2 Nazi and Japanese work!\n\n
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GERMANS! New Abwehr! Old WW2 Nazi and Japanese human experiments and research - this is the most likely answer, in my opinion. And this is even much greater and much more consequential story that no one wants to look into ...\n\n
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It has been clear for a while that, at least in the U.S., the only way out of the coronavirus pandemic will be through vaccination. The rapid deployment of coronavirus vaccines is underway, but how many people need to be vaccinated in order to control this pandemic?\n
I am a computational biologist who uses data and computer models to answer biological question at the University of Connecticut. I have been tracking my states COVID-19 epidemic with a computer model to help forecast the number of hospitalizations at the University of Connecticuts John Dempsey Hospital.\n
This type of computer model and the underlying theory can also be used to calculate the vaccination rates needed to break the chain of transmission of the coronavirus. My estimate is that for the entire U.S., roughly 70% of the population needs to be vaccinated to stop the pandemic. But variation in how people behave in different parts of the country, as well as open questions on whether the vaccine prevents infection entirely or just prevents people from getting sick, add a degree of uncertainty.\n
Cutting off transmission\n
Clinical trials have shown that once a person gets vaccinated for the coronavirus, they wont get sick with COVID-19. A person who doesnt get sick can still be infected with the coronavirus. But lets also assume that a vaccinated person cant spread the virus to others, though researchers still dont know if this is true.\n
When enough of the population is vaccinated, the virus has a hard time finding new people to infect, and the epidemic starts dying out. And not everyone needs to be vaccinated, just enough people to stop the virus from spreading out of control. The number of people who need to be vaccinated is known as the critical vaccination level. Once a population reaches that number, you get herd immunity. Herd immunity is when there are so many vaccinated people that an infected person can hardly find anyone who could get infected, and so the virus cannot propagate to other people. This is very important to protect people who cannot get vaccinated.\n
The critical vaccination level depends on how infectious the disease is and how effective the vaccine is. Infectiousness is measured using the basic reproduction number R0 which is how many people an infected person would spread the virus to on average if no protective measures were in place.\n
The more infectious a disease is, the larger the number of people who need to be vaccinated to reach heard immunity. The higher the effectiveness of the vaccine, the fewer people need to be vaccinated.\n
Not the same everywhere\n
R0 values differ from place to place because their populations behave differently social interactions are not the same in rural and urban locations, nor in warm climates compared to cold ones, for example.\n
Using the data on positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths, my model estimates that Connecticut currently has an R0 of 2.88, meaning that, on average, every infected person would pass the virus on to 2.88 other people if no mitigation measures were in place. Estimates at the county level range from 1.44 in rural Alpine, California to 4.31 in urban Hudson, New Jersey.\n
But finding an R0 value for the entire U.S. is especially tricky because of the diversity of climates and because the virus has affected different areas at different times behavior has been far from uniform. Estimates vary from 2.47 to 8.2, though most researchers place R0 for the entire U.S. around 3.\n
While R0 varies by location and between estimates, the effectiveness of the vaccines is constant and well known. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are 95% and 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19, respectively.\n
Using values for vaccine effectiveness and the R0, we can calculate the critical vaccination level. For Connecticut, with an R0 of 2.88, 69% of the population needs to be vaccinated. For the entire U.S., with R0 of 3, this would be 70%. In New York City, with an estimated R0 of 4.26 this would be 80%.\n
A lot of uncertainty\n
While the math is relatively simple, things get complicated when you consider important questions for which epidemiologists still have no answers.\n
First, the formula for critical vaccination level assumes that people interact randomly. But in the real world, people interact in highly structured networks depending on work, travel and social connections. When those contact patterns are considered, some researchers found critical vaccination levels to be considerably smaller compared to assuming random interactions.\n
Unfortunately, other unknowns could have an opposite effect.\n
Vaccine trials clearly show that vaccinated people dont get sick with COVID-19. But it is still unknown whether the vaccines prevent people from getting mild infections that they could pass on to others. If vaccinated people can still be infected and pass on the virus, then vaccination will not provide herd immunity though it would still prevent serious disease and reduce mortality drastically.\n
A final question that remains to be answered is how long immunity to the coronavirus lasts after a person is vaccinated. If immunity wanes after a few months, then each individual will need repeated vaccinations.\n
It is hard to say with certainty how many people need to be vaccinated in order to end this pandemic. But even so, the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines has been the best news in 2020. In 2021, as a large proportion of individuals in the U.S. get the vaccine, the country will be heading toward the critical vaccination level whatever it may be so that life can start to return to normal.\n
Pedro Mendes, Professor of Cell Biology, University of Connecticut\n
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.\n
Distance offers perspective. Out January 12. pic.twitter.com/udikQl9NP1\n
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It could have happened in #Wuhan, but because anyone can now print out a fully infectious clone of any sequenced disease it could also have happened at Fort Detrick, or in Texas, or in Italy, or in Rotterdam, or in Wisconsin, or in some other …
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The cover story, however, also notes numerous denials from leading US virologists and health officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, that COVID-19 stemmed from a lab.\n
Among Bakers 10 works of fiction are three erotic novels, including House of Holes.
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New York Magazine wrote that its fact-checking team spent a month vetting Bakers story, which was sent around to multiple scientists, including two molecular biologists who believe that SARS-CoV-2 is a zoonotic virus, who all provided critical feedback\n
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