Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher reopens after coronavirus closure

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in occupied East Jerusalem has reopened to visitors after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Christian authorities managing the site closed it to visitors in March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but religious leaders maintained prayers inside the shuttered church throughout its closure.

On Sunday, church authorities limited entrance to 50 people at a time, and required that those entering the cavernous site maintain social distance and avoid touching any of the church’s stones, icons or other religious items.

China ‘open’ to international effort to identify virus source: FM

China is “open” to international cooperation to identify the source of the coronavirus, China’s foreign minister has said.

But any investigation must be “free of political interference”, Wang Yi said at a press conference, blasting what he called efforts by US politicians to “fabricate rumours” about the pathogen’s origins and “stigmatise China”.

He added that World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has done a good job and countries with decency will support the body.

Churches hold first Sunday mass across France as lockdown eases

French churches have held their first Sunday masses in more than two months after the government bowed to a ruling that churches, mosques and synagogues should be reopened, nearly two weeks into the relaxation of its shutdown.

France’s Council of State, which instructs the government on legal issues, ordered it last Monday to lift its sweeping ban on all religious services, in place since the lockdown.

The ruling said such a ban on freedom of worship caused “damage that is serious and manifestly illegal”, ordering the government to lift the ban within eight days with safety preconditions.

Worshippers will have to wear masks, disinfectant gel must be provided, and seating will need to be organised to ensure people keep a safe distance from each other.

“My cell phone is crackling with messages!” Father Pierre Amar, a priest in Versailles, told AFP news agency.

At one church in Neuilly-sur-Seine, just outside Paris, some worshippers arrived on short notice on Saturday morning, having heard that mass would be celebrated.

“We knew 30 minutes in advance, we ran to come,” said Eliane Nsom, who went with her three daughters. About 40 people attended the service.


France’s mosques nevertheless called on Muslims to stay home to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and that they would gradually resume services from June 3.

France’s Jewish community took a similarly cautious line. Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia stressed that believers should not “rush towards the reopening of the synagogues”.

The government has had to fight a series of legal battles to control the pace of the loosening of France’s two-month lockdown.

It has refused Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo’s call to reopen the capital’s parks and gardens over fears this could accelerate infections in the city, already hard-hit by the virus.

Many of its experts judge that it is too soon to say the virus has been brought under control in France.


Also on Sunday, France said it was relaxing its border restrictions, allowing migrant workers and family visitors from other European countries.

But it will require a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from the United Kingdom and Spain, based on reciprocity.

Starting on Monday, France is abandoning border checks installed in March and switching to spot checks in various places, according to a government statement.

Travellers from outside Europe are still banned until at least June 15, except for French citizens.

The latest figures for those seriously ill from the virus fell on Saturday, with 1,665 patients still in intensive care for the coronavirus – 36 fewer than 24 hours ago.

The total death toll from the virus stands at 28,289 among more than 182,000 infections. 


Moderna COVID Vaccine Trial Sees 20% “Serious” Injury Rate as U.S. Invests BILLIONS More on Experimental COVID Vaccines

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Moderna COVID Vaccine Trial Sees 20% “Serious” Injury Rate as U.S. Invests BILLIONS More on Experimental COVID Vaccines

Dr Fauci was so confident of his shot’s safety that he waved ferret and primate studies (Moderna suspiciously reported no health data from its mouse studies.)

That appears to have been a mistake. Three of the 15 human guinea pigs in the high dose cohort (250 mcg)suffered a “serious adverse event” within 43 days of receiving Moderna’s jab.

Moderna did not release its clinical trial study or raw data, but its press release, which was freighted with inconsistencies acknowledged that three volunteers developed Grade 3 systemic events defined by the FDA as “Preventing daily activity and requiring medical intervention.”

Moderna allowed only exceptionally healthy volunteers to participate in the study. A vaccine with those reaction rates could cause grave injuries in 1.5 billion humans if administered to “every person on earth”.


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A Timeline—Pandemic and Erosion of Freedoms Have Been Decades in the Making

The Most Revolutionary Act

By the Children’s Health Defense Team

From the moment of “COVID-19’s” naming—and particularly since the imposition of unprecedented restrictions on “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”—some people have smelled a rat. And with each passing week, the smell becomes worse. A growing chorus of ordinary citizens and world-renowned medical and scientific experts is raising questions about matters ranging from the coronavirus’s origins to the rationale for continued lockdowns (see here, here and here).

The mainstream media have shown themselves only too ready to lob ad hominem attacks against any and all such non-conformists. However, one does not have to be insensitive to the illness and deaths associated with COVID-19 to recognize that powerful agendas are riding on the coattails of SARS-CoV-2. Citizens are waking up to the fact that the countries, officials and public figures who embrace draconian interventions such as immunity certificates, microchipping, forced…

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