Usher's News & Analysis for May 16, 2020

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> Opelousas General Hospital in Louisiana has deployed “off-label compassionate use” of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for all COVID-19 patients with oxygen-resistant hypoxemia
> During HBOT, you’re breathing air or oxygen in a pressurized chamber, which allows your body to bypass your lungs and directly absorb oxygen into your tissues. There’s no airflow being forced directly into the lungs, thus avoiding lung damage associated with ventilation
> HBOT helps treat COVID-19 by reversing hypoxia, reducing inflammation in the lungs, increasing viricidal reactive oxygen species, upregulating HIF-increasing host defense peptides and reducing proinflammatory cytokines such as IL-6
> Chinese doctors report “promising results” after treating five COVID-19 patients with HBOT. Two were in critical condition and five were severe. Patients experienced rapid relief of hypoxic symptoms, rapid correction of hypoxemia, improved lung pathology and a general reversal of associated conditions, including gastrointestinal symptoms
> NYU Langone Health is recruiting 40 COVID-19 patients for a study using HBOT

[gone] Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for COVID-19

People who are opposing contact tracing to combat COVID-19 on the grounds that it's too late in the game or unconstitutional are completely missing many points concerning the virus and disease.

There are too many things about the virus that are not yet known to determine that having antibodies to the virus means one won't get sick from the virus again. The virus is mutating at an alarming rate, and there's no way to know whether it will necessarily weaken (though we're all hoping it will) or strengthen.

As to the issue of constitutionality, the operative word is "unreasonable." If the tracing is for a reasonable purpose and no easier, less invasive method is available, it would most likely be found constitutional by the US Supreme Court, "conservatives" included, and rightly so. The medicine (tracing) is not worse than the disease by any stretch. The law can be very specific in terms of what data is captured, how it is used, how long it is kept and by whom, etc., all to protect the People from a virus that mindlessly doesn't care about our Bill of Rights at all.

At 13:00 of the following video, Ben Swann, a person I genuinely know has great intentions, say that the bill is not about health or protecting the public but about tracking, monitoring, and controlling the public. Look, tracking, monitoring, and controlling the public concerning the bill is about the health and safety of the public, protecting us from the known and potentially greater damage, sickness, and death of COVID-19.

The legislation can be modified as needed to address every concern as to its scope, etc. Rights must be balanced. All rights are not unlimited. Poorly written, vague, sweeping legislation can be ripe for abuse. We've seen such laws abused. We've also seen the movement to clean them up. We've had recent successes. Let's approach this new bill from that approach rather than the standpoint that there should be no tracing or that all tracing has to be for evil ends.

Full democracy is the antidote to tyranny.

... the current proposed solutions to the virus, including contact tracing, easing of e-health records restrictions, smart-phone tracking, and e-temperature measurements would create big amounts of data but pose many critical questions: Who owns the health data generated by tracing? Who manages the data generated by tracking? Are they selling it to third party vendors? And how are they protecting the data infrastructure from computer viruses and hacker attacks?

Pandemics and big data tyrannies

I don't know what Judge Emmet G. Sullivan thinks he's doing, but he has absolutely no power in this. Frankly, he's acting like a co-conspirator.

Another Bizarre Twist In Flynn’s Case: ‘Covington and Burling’ Will Enter Case At Judge’s Invitation

I am still amazed how the last is the most important. The following is the last sentence of the only footnote.

Furthermore, General Flynn knew and remarked they had transcripts of his conversations.

She rips Obama to shreds but doesn't seem to understand her client's strongest defense. I've kept pointing out that Flynn having said that he knew there were transcripts is proof positive he was not lying. However, I still am the only person I know of who is saying that this is THE most important point in his whole case. Had I known he had said that to them, I would have been out there right from the start with it.

Open Memorandum to Barack Obama

This is a prime example of the real deep-state that is the "intelligence community" working for the plutocrats.

'The American friends': New court files expose Sheldon Adelson's security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange | The Grayzone

BTW, Ilan Pappe is Jewish, was born in Israel, and lived there for decades.

Prof. Ilan Pappe: Israel Using Coronavirus Distraction to Increase ETHNIC CLEANSING of Palestinians!

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Prof. Ilan Pappe, author of 'The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine' after Nakba Day. He discusses the historical significance of Nakba Day and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Zionist pro-Israel forces in 1948, the conflation of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, whether Israel is using Coronavirus as an opportunity to further its attempts to annex the West Bank, why the Israeli blockade on Gaza is worse for Palestinians than COVID-19, the unity government of Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu, a lack of an opposing ideology against Likud and more!

By 2016, the Obama administration’s intelligence community had normalized domestic spying. Obama’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, famously lied about snooping on American citizens to Congress. His CIA director, John Brennan, oversaw an agency that felt comfortable spying on the Senate, with at least five of his underlings breaking into congressional computer files. His attorney general, Eric Holder, invoked the Espionage Act to spy on a Fox News journalist, shopping his case to three judges until he found one who let him name the reporter as a co-conspirator. The Obama administration also spied on Associated Press reporters, which the news organization called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion.” And though it’s been long forgotten, Obama officials were caught monitoring the conversations of members of Congress who opposed the Iran nuclear deal.

What makes anyone believe these people wouldn’t create a pretext to spy on the opposition party?

That's only the tip of the iceberg.

Obamagate Is Not a Conspiracy Theory

"People who travel from abroad must have a certificate confirming that they don't have COVID-19. Only then would we allow them in, and once they are in, they will be quarantined for another 14 days," he said.

All coronavirus patients recover in Cambodia, no cases for weeks

This is judging.

U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter issued a preliminary injunction requiring relocation of an estimated 6,000 to 7,000 people camping near freeway ramps and under overpasses and bridges. He gave officials one week — until May 22 — to come up with a plan for providing "humane" housing.

"Without adequate access to shelter, hygiene products, and sanitation facilities, individuals experiencing homelessness face a greater risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, and an outbreak in the homeless community would threaten the general public as well," Carter wrote.

He said those living near freeways are exposed to pollution, including lead, that can shorten their life expectancy by decades. Carter also said the location means the homeless face a greater danger of being struck by a car or injured during an accident or earthquake.

He shouldn't have to do this. The politicians should have taken care of it ages ago. The federal government could pay for it all in an instant.

Judge orders Los Angeles to move thousands of homeless people

Hey, things are getting worse. Let's open up!

Coronavirus: California records second-deadliest single day ever; more than 2,000 new cases

Man who 'threatened to kill' Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer faces terrorism charge

“Posting about a sweep during a deadly pandemic causes people to disperse into the community and is the complete opposite of what the CDC guidance says to do. This deadly public health crisis demands a public health led response and greater coordination among programs — that’s what this legislation aims to do,” she said in the email.

Bill to Create Public Emergency Ordinance to Restrict Encampment Sweeps Set to Be Introduced at Seattle City Council on May 18

Two housing providers are breaking ground on a new affordable housing development in Seattle that will provide hundreds of units to families making less than 60% of the area median income.
Seattle and King County have a huge lack of affordable housing, with thousands of people sleeping unsheltered each night. According to the 2019 Point-in-Time count, more than 11,000 people in King County are experiencing homelessness on a given night, and more than 5,000 individuals are living unsheltered.

Housing providers break ground on new affordable housing development in Seattle