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REPORT: Capitol Police Botched Riot Response Despite Warnings

The partial report brings to light some heavy, heartbreaking realities of the situation.

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While many in the mainstream media have long been blaming a potent conspiracy theory for the events of January 6th, 2021, it appears that the response to the event itself could spawn new hypotheses as well.

That’s thanks to a new report in which investigators detail the incredible and pitiful mistakes made by the Capitol Police Department on that fateful day.

U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton will tell a congressional committee in prepared testimony Thursday that the agency must shift away from its current approach to deal with rising threats to the Capitol.

It’s one of many concerns to address a litany of alleged internal failures that hampered the agency’s response to the Jan. 6 attack and were documented in an explosive report issued by Bolton in March and obtained by NPR and other media outlets.

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First and foremost, the department had plenty of forewarning.

Ahead of the insurrection, the report said Capitol Police did not place enough emphasis on threat analysis and assessments of threats. An analysis by the agency’s own intelligence division offered somewhat conflicting details ahead of Jan. 6, with one section offering what Bolton called “more alarming language” than another.

“Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021, as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election,” the analysis said in one section, according to Bolton’s report. “This sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of an incentive to become violent.”

Officers were directed by leaders not to use all available equipment the day of the attack, such as less-lethal weapons to disperse crowds. Bolton said an official also relayed that Capitol Police do not use flashbangs like other area law enforcement agencies.

Also, officers reported protective gear that was “cumbersome” and riot shields that shattered upon impact during the siege because of “either improper storage or the age of the shield.”

At the end of the day, it appears that a litany of new questions have arrived in the wake of this report, and very few new answers.

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More Americans have Died from Coronavirus than in WWI, WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Combined

According to the most recent numbers, more Americans have died from the coronavirus than died in most of our recent wars combined.

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According to the most recent numbers, more Americans have died from the coronavirus than died in combat during WWI, WWII, the Korean, and Vietnam wars combined.

China should be thrilled. They’ve killed more Americans than all our modern wars combined.

Per Breitbart News:

There have been 673,472 deaths in the United States due to the Chinese coronavirus, more than the combined numbers of American military lives lost during battle in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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As of Sunday afternoon, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine reported 42,050,638 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 673,472 deaths.

In November 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs recorded 53,402 battle deaths in World War I, 291,557 battle deaths in World War II, 33,739 battles deaths in the Korean War, and 47,434 battle deaths during the Vietnam War.

The combined number of battle deaths in the four wars totaled 426,132.

Recently an artist created a performance piece featuring small white flags to help visualize the death toll.

“This week, over 660,000 white flags were put on display in a tribute at the National Mall in Washington, DC, to represent the lives lost during the pandemic for an exhibit titled, In America: Remember, the New York Post reported Friday,” Breitbart added.

“The 20-acre installation — which was unveiled Friday near the Washington Monument — is the second chilling exhibit that artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg said is based on a project trying to capture the ‘human dignity’ behind the staggering death toll,” the Post wrote.

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According to the most recent numbers, more Americans have died from the coronavirus than died in combat during WWI, WWII, the Korean, and Vietnam wars combined. China should be thrilled. They’ve killed more Americans than all our modern wars combined. Per Breitbart News: There have been 673,472 deaths in the United States due to the Chinese coronavirus, more than the combined numbers of American military lives lost during battle in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. As of Sunday afternoon, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine reported 42,050,638 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 673,472 deaths. In November 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs recorded 53,402 battle deaths in World War I, 291,557 battle deaths in World War II, 33,739 battles deaths in the Korean War, and 47,434 battle deaths during the Vietnam War. The combined number of battle deaths in the four wars totaled 426,132. Recently an artist created a performance piece featuring small white flags to help visualize the death toll. “This week, over 660,000 white flags were put on display in a tribute at the National Mall in Washington, DC, to represent the lives lost during the pandemic for an exhibit titled, In America: Remember, the New York Post reported Friday,” Breitbart added. “The 20-acre installation — which was unveiled Friday near the Washington Monument — is the second chilling exhibit that artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg said is based on a project trying to capture the ‘human dignity’ behind the staggering death toll,” the Post wrote. https://youtu.be/qhE_iLmMXz0 IF China is not the world’s most dangerous enemy, who is? Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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Major Disparity Discovered Between Moderna and Pfizer Vaccines

This could make an enormous difference when it comes to the subject of COVID boosters.

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These days, when you get your polio or tetanus vaccines, you don’t really go shopping around, right?  These two inoculations have been perfected to death, over decades and decades, and really just come with one choice:  Be vaccinated or don’t.

But, in the case of COVID-19 and the swiftly-developed vaccines against it, there are several competing options to choose from, which has created and fomented a hotly-debated choice for many Americans.

Now, new evidence seems to suggest that there is truly a difference in efficacy between the two most popular jabs.

Data collected from 18 states between March and August suggest the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reduces the risk of being hospitalized with COVID-19 by 91% in the first four months after receiving the second dose. Beyond 120 days, however, that vaccine efficacy drops to 77%.

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Meanwhile, Moderna’s vaccine was 93% effective at reducing the short-term risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and remained 92% effective after 120 days.

Overall, 54% of fully vaccinated Americans have been immunized with the Pfizer shot.

The news could create a major shift in the way country considers the possibly of vaccine booster shots, which has been a confusing and fraught subject over the course of the last several weeks.

One clinical study suggested that the Pfizer boosters could return the efficacy to the 95% range, but the addition of another shot is likely to move the needle on vaccine hesitancy as well, which is a balance that health experts are wary of teetering.

These days, when you get your polio or tetanus vaccines, you don’t really go shopping around, right?  These two inoculations have been perfected to death, over decades and decades, and really just come with one choice:  Be vaccinated or don’t. But, in the case of COVID-19 and the swiftly-developed vaccines against it, there are several competing options to choose from, which has created and fomented a hotly-debated choice for many Americans. Now, new evidence seems to suggest that there is truly a difference in efficacy between the two most popular jabs. Data collected from 18 states between March and August suggest the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reduces the risk of being hospitalized with COVID-19 by 91% in the first four months after receiving the second dose. Beyond 120 days, however, that vaccine efficacy drops to 77%. Meanwhile, Moderna’s vaccine was 93% effective at reducing the short-term risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and remained 92% effective after 120 days. Overall, 54% of fully vaccinated Americans have been immunized with the Pfizer shot. The news could create a major shift in the way country considers the possibly of vaccine booster shots, which has been a confusing and fraught subject over the course of the last several weeks. One clinical study suggested that the Pfizer boosters could return the efficacy to the 95% range, but the addition of another shot is likely to move the needle on vaccine hesitancy as well, which is a balance that health experts are wary of teetering.

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