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Storms are Coming

 

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storms are coming,
as the skies grow dark, remember,
you can’t dodge the rain 

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Al of niet corona-vaccinatie verplichten

Er is al heel wat te doen geweest rond het al of niet vaccineren. Er zijn heel wat mensen die niet inzien dat vaccinatie het beste redmiddel is om zo veel mogelijk mensen te beveiligen tegen het Coronavirus. In meerdere landen gaat het zelfs zo ver dat er mensen oproepen tot burgerlijke ongehoorzaamheid. dat is totaal onverantwoord en zou ernstig bestraft moeten worden met een duidelijk making dat men enkel ieders vrijheid en gezondheid kan beschermen door deze maatregel van injectie op te leggen.

Vooral die mensen die de verantwoordelijkheid dragen over anderen, zoals mensen in de zorgsector, horen hun gezond verstand te gebruiken en te beseffen dat een injectie met het coronavaccin niet enkel hen, maar ook de anderen rondom hen beschermd.

Met recht en rede heeft de minister van Volksgezondheid Frank Vandenbroucke in de ‘Cooke & Verhulst Show’ gepleit voor een verplichte vaccinatie voor het zorgpersoneel. Daarom wil Vandenbroucke dat er een wet wordt goedgekeurd die de vaccinatie verplicht voor wie werkt in de zorgsector ook al is hij geen voorstander van een algemene verplichting om zich te laten vaccineren met een vaccin tegen het coronavirus.

De regering twijfelt nog steeds om het vaccinatiecertificaat te verplichten als een toelatingsbewijs voor bepaalde evenementen. Maar zulk een verplichting zal juist een goede aanzet zijn voor heel wat mensen om de knoop door te hakken en zich te laten inenten met dit vaccin, zoals zij ook al zijn ingeënt met zovele andere vaccins (de meeste kinderziekten, pokken, rode hond, tetanus, e.a.).

Indien wij terug onze vrijheid willen herwinnen en komaf willen maken met dit longvirus, zijn wij beter om de bevolking algemeen gevaccineerd te krijgen en niet te snel mondmaskers en sociale afstand regels over boord te gooien.

Het zou trouwens niet slecht zijn indien mensen er nu een gewoonte van zouden maken in de winter periode bij de banale verkoudheden en griepvirussen ook een mondmasker in het openbaar te dragen.

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Waarom je laten vaccineren?

Vreemd genoeg vinden wij in zeer veel landen nog altijd mensen die tegen de anti-coronavaccinaties zijn.

Door het vaccin maakt je lichaam antistoffen aan. Die stoffen helpen om tegen de deeltjes van het virus te vechten. Kom je later in contact met het virus? Dan beschermen de antistoffen jou.

Het gaat er niet alleen om je zelf te beschermen. Het weigeren van gevaccineerd te worden doet de vraag rijzen of men wel voldoende rekening houdt met de mensen om zich heen?

Het vaccin beschermt niet alleen jezelf, maar ook de mensen in je omgeving. Als zoveel mogelijk mensen in België en andere landen zich laten vaccineren, kan het virus zich minder snel verspreiden.

De vaccinatie tegen het coronavirus is gratis voor iedereen, dus dat kan zeker geen reden zijn om zich niet te laten vaccineren.

Doordat meerdere mensen nog niet gevaccineerd zijn, is de mogelijkheid ontstaan dat het virus over gaat van de een naar de ander waarbij er ook mutaties optreden. Sommige mutaties blijken nu zelfs gevaarlijker dan de oorspronkelijke boosdoener. De Delta variant is nu zelfs de grootste variant van het virus geworden die over de hele wereld weid verspreid is.

Het coronavirus overwinnen staat of valt met de vaccinatiestrategie, maar dan moet iedereen ook bereid zijn om zich te laten vaccineren.
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allemaal ons normale leven terug. Dat kan alleen als we de verspreiding van het virus tegengaan en ons met z’n allen laten vaccineren.

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Quiet Heroes

 

Psyche and Spirit/Richard B. Patterson PhD

Hero has become a popular word these days, as it should be. It is being applied to front-line workers battling COVID, to police officers, to firefighters and EMTs, and to our warrior veterans. Indeed these are all people who suit up and show up to jobs that could make today their last.

I have been a practicing psychotherapist for a very long time. Sometimes people will ask “How do you do that? How do you sit for hour after hour listening to terrible stuff?” Well, first of all, I recall what one woman said to me one day when my stress level was apparent. She said “Hey! Us crazy people didn’t ask you to do this job!” Amen to that.

I do know that one thing that keeps me going is that I get to meet true heroes on a regular basis. These are not always people who have saved…

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National Heroes Day Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda

Normally we consider a hero as someone who has done something brave, new, or good, and who is therefore greatly admired by a lot of people, but we have also the little heroes near us, people who are not known by others but have done something special for someone.

Let us also not forget those whose bravery or effort is not noticed or recognised and the many people in anonymity who save others

 

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As we remember today the greatness of our heroes who had a vision of a better, progressive, free, and independent nation, let us also celebrate our heroes of today who continue to strive for the betterment of our people and our country amid numerous challenges.

Let us recognize and honor our present-day heroes, those who continue to sacrifice their lives and safety for the welfare of our people.  These are our country’s frontliners who have the same quality of selfless devotion and unparalleled contribution to the national cause of keeping this thriving country healthy and strong amid our fight against COVID-19. They are our healthcare professionals and workers, policemen and members of the armed forces, teachers, the utility staff, supermarket staff, food and cargo delivery drivers, fisherfolk and farmers, market vendors, journalists, local and national government employees who continue to courageously perform their duties to provide essential services to our…

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You’ll Probably Get Covid-19 Eventually. But Avoid It for as Long as You Can.

That even people who had to injections of anti-covid-vaccines are not totally safe, was proved by the several who still got infected with the delta variant and the 8 deaths from the elderly home in Belgium.

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You’ll Probably Get Covid-19 Eventually. But Avoid It for as Long as You Can.
The next six months of this pandemic may look dispiriting. But that doesn’t mean we’re doomed.
By Melody Schreiber
Aug 6 2021
https://newrepublic.com/article/163186/youll-probably-get-covid-eventually-avoid-long-can

“Hot vax summer” never quite materialized. For parents, like me, and other caregivers with vulnerable family members, it wasn’t clear what exactly we could do safely. Now, as Covid-19 cases in the United States spike and we learn that vaccinated people may transmit the delta variant to others, we are all donning masks again and gritting our teeth in preparation for more restrictions. And we’re wondering: Will it always be like this?

The science is pretty clear: SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay. It will become endemic, which means the virus will continue circulating through humans and animals in the next few years. Elimination, where the virus is almost entirely quashed, is possible, but…

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Pour les personnes arrivant en Belgique

Comment rentrer d’un voyage en toute sécurité ?

J’habite en Belgique

Vous avez séjourné à l’étranger pendant plus de 48 heures ? Ces règles s’appliquent lors de votre retour en Belgique. Vous allez seulement partir à l’étranger ? Lisez ici ce qu’il convient de faire avant de partir.

Attention: Vous avez séjourné dans une zone à très haut risque ? Dans ce cas, les règles ci-dessous s’appliquent toujours, même si vous avez séjourné dans ce pays pendant moins de 48 heures.

Que dois-je faire ?

1. Vous devez remplir le formulaire de localisation des passagers (PLF) dans les 48 heures précédant votre arrivée en Belgique, même si vous êtes vacciné. Le PLF doit être rempli par toutes les personnes qui se rendent en Belgique, sauf :

  • Lorsqu’ils séjournent moins de 48 heures en Belgique.
  • Lors du retour en Belgique après un séjour à l’étranger de moins de 48 heures.

Vous vous rendez en Belgique en avion ou en bateau ?
Dans ce cas, vous devez toujours remplir le PLF, même si vous séjournez en Belgique pour moins de 48 heures ou si vous étiez à l’étranger pour moins de 48 heures.

Vous voyagez en train ou en bus depuis un pays situé en dehors de l’UE ou de l’espace Schengen ?
Dans ce cas, vous devez toujours remplir le PLF, même si vous séjournez en Belgique pour moins de 48 heures ou si vous étiez à l’étranger pour moins de 48 heures.

Si vous avez séjourné dans un pays à très haut risque au cours des 14 derniers jours, vous devez toujours remplir le PLF, quelle que soit la durée de votre séjour.

2. Vérifiez le code couleur du pays dans lequel vous avez séjourné et/ou si ce pays se trouve sur la liste des pays à très haut risque.

3. Vérifiez quel certificat Covid vous possédez sur www.covidsafe.be. En principe, vous devez en faire la demande avant le départ. Il existe trois types de certificats :

  • Un certificat de vaccination prouve que vous êtes entièrement vacciné contre le virus de la Covid-19. Vous êtes complètement vacciné si votre dernière injection remonte à au moins deux semaines, et si le vaccin est certifié par l’EMA.
  • Un certificat de rétablissement prouve que vous avez été infecté à la Covid-19 et que vous vous êtes rétabli. Vous avez eu un test PCR positif datant de moins de 180 jours et votre quarantaine est terminée.
  • Un certificat de test prouve que vous avez subi un test PCR dont le résultat est négatif. Lisez ici comment demander un test.

Test ou quarantaine

Le PLF prend en compte les 14 derniers jours pour déterminer la quarantaine, également quand la zone change de couleur.

Vous venez d’une zone verte ou orange ? Vous n’avez pas besoin de vous faire tester ou d’être mis en quarantaine.

Venez-vous d’une zone rouge au sein de l’Union européenne ?

  • Vous avez un certificat de vaccination ou un certificat de rétablissement ? Vous n’avez pas besoin d’être mis en quarantaine ou de subir des tests.
  • Vous n’avez pas de certificat de vaccination ou de certificat de rétablissement ? Vous ne disposez pas d’un test PCR négatif récent de moins de 72 heures ?
    • Faites-vous tester le premier ou le deuxième jour après votre retour de voyage. Votre test est négatif ? Vous pourrez alors quitter la quarantaine dès que vous aurez votre résultat.
    • Les enfants de moins de 12 ans ne doivent pas être testés.

Vous venez d’une zone rouge située en dehors de l’Union européenne ?

  • Vous avez un certificat de vaccination? Faites-vous tester le premier ou le deuxième jour après votre retour de voyage. Votre test est négatif ? Vous pouvez quitter la quarantaine dès réception de votre résultat. Les enfants de moins de 12 ans ne doivent pas être testés.
  • Pas de certificat de vaccination? Vous devez rester en quarantaine pendant 10 jours. Faites-vous tester le premier et le septième jour après votre retour de voyage.
  • Certains pays ne sont pas concernés. Vous trouverez la liste de ces pays sur le site info-coronavirus.be/fr/code-couleur-par-pays/.
  • Dans des cas exceptionnels, il ne faut pas se faire tester et/ou se placer en quarantaine. Lisez plus d’informations ici.

Vous venez d’une zone à très haut risque ?

  • Vous devez passer 10 jours en quarantaine. C’est d’application à tout le monde, aussi vous êtes vacciné complètement ou si vous êtes resté moins de 48h dans ce pays.
  • Faites-vous tester le 1er et le 7e jour après votre retour en Belgique.
  • Un aperçu de ces zones à très haut risque est disponible sur info-coronavirus.be/fr/pays-a-haut-risque/

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Vaccinations and anti-vaxers

Ex-president Donald Trump was against vaccinations and even did want Americans to believe the “Chinese disease would soon be over”. This ego tripper managed lots of Americans not to believe in the dangers of the Coronavirus.

By his misleading words he got many Republicans, evangelicals, but also poor blacks, and Hispanics to believe it are foreign forces and socialists or, worse, communists, trying to undermine the American society. Today many are suspicious of the government which would have become in power by a fraud election. Conservative evangelicals are among the quickest to share all those absurd stories about a.o. coronavirus-related conspiracy reaching to the highest levels of government. In many countries we can see that it is the Religious Right which is a hothouse of anti-vax activism and health fads.

Fools will readily believe a case without closely seeking out and attending to the criticisms of it (Proverbs 18:17). They routinely judge before hearing. They also attend to and spread rumours, inaccurate reports, and unreliable tales, while failing diligently to pursue the truth of a matter. The wise, by contrast, examine things carefully before moving to judgment or passing on a report. {Wisdom and Folly in Christian Responses to Coronavirus}

a lot of youngsters only go be the headings on their Social Media. Titles on You Tube or on Facebook, without going to read the article, let withstand to think about it and to examine what is said in it.

They do not follow up closely on viewpoints that they have advanced, seeking criticism and cross-examination to ascertain their truth or falsity. And when anything is proven wrong, they do not return to correct it. {Wisdom and Folly in Christian Responses to Coronavirus}

You would think, in the U.S.A., after the new president tried to get some order again, the American citizens would get back to their senses. The number of new Covid-19 cases per day has increased dramatically in the United States in the past month. New, dangerous variants have spread widely. At first Trump could convince people not to wear masks, but luckily now they show up in many parts of the country. Artists, often looked at as being “left”, went to get their vaccination as soon as they could. CEO’s also did not wait to long before getting vaccinated. But for the lowest-income groups, we can see it is more difficult to get people over the line. In the U.S.A. only 1.1 percent of the population of poor countries has received a single shot. Some people have surrendered to a sense of doom because they formed unreasonable expectations that the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines would miraculously obliterate the virus.

You would expect after the 2020 lockdowns, the 2.4 million Americans hospitalised and the 610,000 killed, more Americans would hurry to get the vaccinations over and done with. But the unmistakable fact is that they’ve made great progress in recent months to smother the virus and steer national life back toward normal. Where 5,463 people died from Covid-19 on one day at the beginning of the year, the daily death count is now bouncing in the low hundreds. One good thing may be that already an undetermined number of people have acquired some immunity from Covid-19 by exposure to it.

Today in America, severe Covid-19 infections and death are almost entirely in unvaccinated people. And the vaccines are still remarkably effective — of the 163 million fully vaccinated in the United States, only 1,141 have died from the virus.

It is known that the older you are, the greater the chance of getting seriously ill or dying from CoViD, and the younger you are, the less likely you are to have serious symptoms. This makes a lot of youngsters not worrying or not afraid of getting infected. For them there are many reasons not to receive an injection. Though lots of those reasons are based on absurd messages on Social Media. Social Media is doing a lot of damage and undermining national safety. One would expect them to see now, that because of the success of the vaccination in the older population, that the infection rate from the Delta variant has sent the number of infections soaring, the number of deaths, at least right now, is surprisingly low.

Young and old should come to recognise this virus is not an ordinary virus, like we have seen previously several viruses coming over the lands. It is not a virus that shall allow us to cry victory soon. No matter who might be president or in power, all shall have to start with acknowledging that it’s not within our power to eliminate Covid-19 from our shores the way we have polio, or to vaccinate every American against the virus. If we’re willing to agree on an end goal of dramatically reducing the severe illness and deaths from the virus, however, we might begin to see what winning is about.

According to Anthony Fauci the vaccines are even effective against the new variants that people fret so much about.

“A higher percentage of Americans have taken a Covid-19 vaccine in the past seven months than took a flu vaccine during the catastrophic 2017-18 flu season (37 percent of adults). Only 54 percent of the American population had taken the Salk polio vaccine six years after its introduction. Viewed from these angles, Americans in 2021 have not been particularly “vaccine hesitant.”

he says. But when we see news coverage and some documentaries about the handling of CoViD in the United States we got another view, with a lot of people between the age of 20-40 coming up with a lot of reasonable and sometime idiotic fantasies why they do not want to be vaccinated.

All over the world people should become convinced that it is a matter of not only protecting yourself, but out of love for the other, protecting those around you. The more people we vaccinate, the safer we all are today and how sooner we can go back to a normal life. We need everybody to be able to go to work, to have all the shops, pubs and event centres open again. Trying to get everything working properly again, we should safeguard ourselves by taking enough precautions that the illness can not spread. The less opportunity dangerous variants will have to emerge and spread tomorrow the better our life shall be and the better our economy shall be able to recover from those two years ‘disaster’.

So many in France and Germany shout about their freedom being taken, but do they ever think about what freedom really might be? Freedom is also respecting the freedom of others!

The age factor helps to explain why the rate of vaccination has stalled and is unlikely to accelerate, especially among the 19-to-49 crowd, many of whom feel immortal. We also hear that several of that age group in Europe went only to get their vaccination to be able to travel or to go to music festivals.

Some people also point to the fact that lots of people die in car accidents or find their death by having cancer. They say the older generation reacted to strongly on a disease which perhaps should be regarded like any other flu variant or a disease that comes over our countries once in a while to bring a clean brush against overpopulation.

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Man vs ‘Terminator’ – The Battle Of Covid 19 Rages Worldwide

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A couple of things caught my attention this week relating to the seemingly ever changing myriad of Covid-19 restrictions. First, the French Parliament passed a law that will require a health pass for access to restaurants, bars, trains and planes from the beginning of August. (In France, all venues accommodating more than 50 people already require proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid-19 test, including museums, cinemas and swimming pools.) Second, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its guidance on wearing masks and now the agency recommends that some fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors if they live in areas with significant or high spread.

Those are only two of many examples of increased Covid-19 restrictions going into effect around the globe. The Delta Variant of SARS-CoV-2 is more transmissible and can cause worse health outcomes than other variants. Because Delta is more transmissible, it is fast becoming the dominant…

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The Science Says Everyone Needs a COVID-19 Booster Shot—and Soon

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The Science Says Everyone Needs a COVID-19 Booster Shot—and Soon
It’s time for governments to admit that the biology of the delta variant has made mass revaccination an urgent necessity.
By Laurie Garrett
Jul 30 2021
https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/07/30/booster-shot-coronavirus-covid-science/

The world has fought many battles against the novel coronavirus since January 2020, losing more than 4.2 million people and vanquishing some of its spread. But the war is still raging and will do so for a long time. I predicted early last year, in a best-case scenario, that we would face a 36-month battle before COVID-19 could be considered under human control. We are only now in month 19.

Sure enough, the United States is again awash in virus, with the incidence of new COVID-19 cases having soared 131 percent in the third week of July. To be clear, the vaccines available work well—especially the Pfizer and Moderna products based on mRNA…

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