Sunday, July 25, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Edit: Budgie found this and compared the bishop’s deep concern for fairness in the treatment of one of his close ideological confreres versus Father Altman, whom he treated with Bolshevik ruthlessness.
The Congregation of Bishops are clearly not sending their best.
Friday, July 23, 2021
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
It was 10:30 a.m. on a cool, late-March morning, and Shane Dowell, 27, was hard at work, pushing a walking plow behind a pair of English Shire draft horses. With each go-around, a little more of the two-acre field was turned from hard dirt to soft soil as the plow’s metal wheel sliced the ground and its plowshare overturned the sod. Bothilde Dowell watches a plow go by, which is manned by her father, Shane. Shane and his wife, Chiara, own Little Flower Farm, a community-supported agriculture farm near Marine on St. Croix. The Dowells became farmers to work together as a family, they said. Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By June, the field will be green with leafy spring vegetables, which Shane and his wife, Chiara, 28, plan to sell to the public through community-supported agriculture shares. The Dowells, who attend St. Agnes in St. Paul and St. Michael in Stillwater, have many reasons for farming — and the sustainable way they’re going about it — including their love of creation and desire to know where their food is coming from. But, more important, the farm is about their faith and family. “I want my daughters to know what their dad does,” Shane explained as he stood in the field wearing torn jeans and a knitted hat missing one tie. He was holding his oldest daughter, Bothilde, who is 3-and-a-half and named for a character in a Norwegian novel. Shane and Chiara also have a 1-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Una. “I believe this is my calling,” he said. From left, Shane Dowell pushes a walking plow behind a pair of English Shire horses with help from a neighbor, Ken Letourneau. Plowing with draft horses aerates the field and is good for the soil of their two-acre plot, Chiara said. Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit The Dowells’ farm — Little Flower Farm — is in its first year as a community-supported agriculture venture, or CSA. People who are interested in supporting farms like the Dowells’ purchase shares, thus becoming members or shareholders. In turn, they receive a weekly portion of the farm’s harvest. Several other CSA farms are located around the Twin Cities. A list can be found at landstewardshipproject.org/csa.html. Little Flower Farm is offering 60 shares this year at $500 each for the growing season. The membership also includes a discount on free-range eggs and first choice of pastured poultry, pork and lamb. One wall of the Dowells’ kitchen is covered with a hand-drawn calendar with their farm’s planting and harvest schedule from March to October. They expect to harvest more than 30 types of vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes, Maxibel green beans and English peas. Little Flower Farm CSA members will be able to pick up boxes containing their weekly produce at locations in Stillwater, St. Paul, Minneapolis and White Bear Lake. The farm is located four miles west of Marine on St. Croix, adjacent to land used by the Minnesota Food Association. The Dowells rent their house, and they have access to five acres for fields and pasture. In their old farmhouse, illustrations of vegetables line the cupboards over the counter, where Chiara’s afternoon project of shaping soil blocks for starting seeds was waiting. Through the door, in the porch-turned-greenhouse, lights hung low, urging seedlings to grow. With each week’s box of produce, Chiara plans to include a newsletter with farm-inspired illustrations and recipe ideas — especially for vegetables a CSA member may not be familiar with, such as chard, a member of the beet family that is appreciated more for its leafy greens than its reddish roots. “Each week, I want each box to be a present that you open,” Chiara said. She was sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of tea, her daughters napping upstairs. Although the Dowells expect their farm eventually to produce enough food for 100 shares, they never want it to be huge. They do want it to be self-sufficient, however, Chiara said. “The whole purpose of this life isn’t to make money,” she added. “We’re not even doing this for the purpose of creating an agrarian revolution. Those things are happening, but they are still a side shoot of the real purpose, which is to create a way of life for our family.”
[Pillar] Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, former general secretary of the U.S. bishops’ conference, announced his resignation Tuesday, after The Pillar found evidence the priest engaged in serial sexual misconduct, while he held a critical oversight role in the Catholic Church’s response to the recent spate of sexual abuse and misconduct scandals.
Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill. Credit: USCCB/screenshot
“It is with sadness that I inform you that Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill has resigned as General Secretary of the Conference,” Archbishop Jose Gomez wrote July 20 in a memo to U.S. bishops.
“On Monday, we became aware of impending media reports alleging possible improper behavior by Msgr. Burrill. What was shared with us did not include allegations of misconduct with minors. However, in order to avoid becoming a distraction to the operations and ongoing work of the Conference, Monsignor has resigned effective immediately,” Gomez added.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
One does one wonder why so many of the generation that came to maturity in the 1960s and 1970s looks back to that era as the origin of a new civilization. As I'm fond of pointing out to friends, past eras are like neighborhoods; one doesn't have to live in one if one doesn't want to. Some persons plagued by a crippling nostalgia may have good reason to remain stuck in the past, however, and such need not be sinful. For instance, nothing is wrong or objectionable per se with having a cello and harpsichord in one's drawing room, especially if one prefers the sound of two skeletons tap dancing on a tin roof to the excessive emotionalism of contemporary art and Celine Dion.
The latest move on the part of Pope Francis, however, to force us all to move back to 1970 by, in effect, abolishing the historic Latin Mass is unacceptable, because it is unjust. Qua unjust, it cannot have the force of law. The abuse is prima facie absurd, because it is motivated by the urge for that which it superficially seeks to prevent, disunity and schism. The praiseworthy efforts of saintly men, like Archbishop Lafebvre, and numerous others to resist such papal abuses must be our guiding light in these dark times. Their partial success proves that resistance in the end can and shall prove fruitful.
The clergy, as ever, have their work cut out for them. Get to it. For us layfolk the question of what we should do does not have a complete and ready answer. I, at any rate, have begun doing my part partly by exchanging emails on the current situation with friends from abroad. Holy Church, as the Ordinariate Missal teaches, is, after all, "the blessed company of all faithful people," and as such, includes all those from the rising of the sun unto the setting thereof who offer a pure sacrifice unto the Lord, our God (cf. Mal. 1:11). If my emails involve bits of French and some Latin with rhythm, so much the better! Two such exchanges may be of interest to the EF's readers:
(1) To a Frenchman
Subject: Welcome back to 1970
Bienvenue en enfer!
Haven't you heard? The Catholic Faith began in 1963!
Onward, no matter the challenge, with a spring in our step and a smile on our face!
So the Pope and the bishops prefer not to condemn James Martin and Joe Biden, obstruct those who would like to, and are marginalizing all non-Novus-Ordoists into the rad-trad bucket. They too were once young boys and young men; maybe they came from households bereft of strong, wise, and good examples of virility, masculinity and self-sacrifice. Well, that’s the world we live in; let’s make it different by becoming those things.
I’m sure you know what you will find if you look up the word jesuitical in an English dictionary. Protestants can be nasty, but when they gave that word its usual meaning, they unfortunately knew what they were doing.Here’s what we can expect next: The Pope, in light of his experience as Ordinary of the Faithful of the Eastern Rites in Argentina (1998–2013), will declare that to show their unswerving fidelity to the Chair of Peter, the faithful of the Eastern Rites should likewise enthusiastically embrace the Novus Ordo as their own.As I have stressed, absolute monarchy is an eighteenth-century invention with no basis in medieval history. Nevertheless, the allure of une foi, une loi, un roi surely has its appeal. How to translate such sentiment into Latin in our own day? Una missa, una liturgia, Rex unus Papa. Plures homines, plures religiones, plures opiniones. Error ubique.
(2) From a Canadian Anglican
Subject: What's the deal with Traditionis custodes?
The last gasp of the foul, diabolical, tacky spirit of Vatican II (not the same as the Spirit of God) has belched forth its GODLESS vomit into the sanctuary. The 1970s prove that resistance shall prove fruitful. Jesuit, Marxist, Fascist, King, Emperor, and (unfortunately) Pope. He’s doing this now because he knows he’ll be dead before the year’s out. The Wrath of Almighty God is upon us all. Repent ye, for the Kingdom of God draweth nigh!
But I haven't answered your question: Francis seeks to gain the alienation of his opponents. If he were a bit more open to capitalism, he would realize that this is pure lunacy, because thereby he is alienating the majority of the Church’s (note the capital C) most committed members, which is always bad for business. In other words, he seeks to ignite the schism he wants.
Monday, July 19, 2021
By David Martin
While America is presently engaged in a historic battle to retain its freedom, it is important that Americans are aware of the key roll the United Nations has had in undermining their freedom. For while many believe that the United Nations is an international organization of countries set up in 1945 to ensure peace among nations, it in reality is the seat of the internationalist octopus that seeks to enslave America and the West under a communistic one-world government, known as the “Great Reset.”
At the center of this clique is the Illuminati, a satanic internationalist cabal committed to destroying Christianity and bringing about this tyrannical New World Order. Founded by Adam Weishaupt and Mayer Rothschild in 1776, the Illuminati constitutes the U.N. global elite that are feverishly working around the clock to dissolve the U.S. and place it under U.N. jurisdiction.
The cult of the Illuminati Grand Masters traces back to the time of the Pharisees with their practice of sorcery and their murder of the Christ. The written form of the Pharisaic tradition is the Babylonian Talmud, penned by the descendants of the Pharisees, which forms the backbone of modern Judaism and which hurls the most hateful and pornographic insults against Jesus Christ, even condemning Him to hell to boil in His own excrement. http://come-and-hear.com/dilling/index.html /
The Talmudic cult has come up through the ages as the key persecutor of religion, though its members in early times were simply known as "pagans" and "infidels.” The name “Illuminati,” signifying “light bearer,” was first used by a 15th century Germanic sect that claimed to possess the “light” of Lucifer.
The movement then assumed a more structured form in 1776 with the founding of the Illuminati in Germany by Adam Weishaupt, a Jewish philosopher. He supposedly converted and became a Jesuit priest prior to this, but after being expelled from the ranks he harbored a vicious hatred against God and the Catholic Church and thence he was committed to founding a global system that would war against Christ and subjugate the world’s peoples to the authority of a world government run by a small financial elite.
Meanwhile, Mayer Amschal of the Rothschild banking dynasty had been in search of a way to establish world control through his financial empire, being a Talmudist. He knew that in order for his dark empire to succeed the Catholic Church with its illuminating force would have to be destroyed. In 1770 he met with Weishaupt, and seeing his sinister ambitions he proposed that he formulate a system that would advance his own aspirations, and in turn he agreed to financially support Weishaupt's war against religion. http://newworldorderuniversity.com/weishaupt-and-rothschild/
At Rothschild’s behest, Weishaupt 1 revised a set of Talmudic scrolls known as the Einigen Scripten Protocols, that they might serve as a paradigm for all future secret society initiates to follow. The revised script would be based on the Talmud and was to be called the Illuminati. Weishaupt completed the task in 1776 and named the revised protocols “The Illuminati.”
Hence was born the Illuminati, which from thence would labor incessantly to replace the institutionalized Order of God with its own. The Illuminati would then be the 2 foundation of all anarchist movements to follow, including the French Revolution of 1789 and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia (1917) that was funded by Jacob Schiff and the Rothschilds in New York.
Illuminati Runs the U.N.
It can’t be emphasized enough that the Illuminati runs the upper echelons of the U.N. This is the underlying force behind Antifa and the present plan to overthrow President Trump through election fraud. The Illuminati works conjointly with the Freemasons, the Socialists, and the Church of Satan, though they place special emphasis on controlling the media to enable the advancement of their dastardly work. We might see the media as their “warhorse.” Through relentless brainwashing, their objective is to program the populace to rebel moral authority so that we will weaken and fall prey to their plan to subvert us through acceptance of shameful causes like LGBT-rights and abortion. The spiritual revolution set in motion in the late-sixties by the Illuminati (rock-music, drugs, feminism) would pave the way and eventually culminate with all-out revolution in the streets if America didn’t awaken to their plan to subdue us.
The Illuminati banks on its own
secrecy for success. When people began growing wise to their secret plotting in
the 1800s, members found it necessary to camouflage their existence in order to
keep the public in the dark, so they began operating under different names in
different parts of the globe.
The Council on Foreign Relations
Hence was born the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Founded in 1921, the CFR is nothing more than the North American branch of the Illuminati. And while the CFR presents itself as a U.S. non-profit think-tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, the core group of the CFR is comprised of members of the Illuminati. Their plan is to crumble the U.S. and shackle it under a new-world government, whereby America’s sovereignty would be nullified. https://highlander.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Myron-Fagan-The-Illuminati-and-the-Council-on-Foreign-Relations-1.pdf
Admiral Chester Ward, a former Judge Advocate of the U.S. Navy, was a CFR member for sixteen years before resigning in disgust. He said: “The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations is promoting the disarmament of U.S. sovereignty and national independence, and submergence into an all-powerful one-world government.”
United Nations Drafted by the CFR
It was the Council on Foreign Relations that drafted the United Nations in 1945. A group of CFR members in the State Department calling themselves the Informal Agenda Group conceived the idea of the U.N. They played their advantage knowing that the proposal of a “world peace-keeping organization” would go over big in the wake of all the heartbreaks of World War II. They drafted the original plan and secured the approval of President Roosevelt, a secret society initiate himself, who then made establishing the U.N. his highest postwar priority. At the UN’s founding meeting in San Francisco in 1945, forty-seven of the American delegates were CFR members. Speaks volumes! https://real-agenda.com/in-depth/the-bilderberg-group-origins-and-influence/
Rockefeller speaks for all U.N. globalists. That the U.N. is “working against the best interests of the United States” is evident just by its relentless effort to do disarm America through the abolition of our Second Amendment rights. The bizarre shootings in the news like the Sandy Hook and Las Vegas massacres were carefully orchestrated and executed through satanically possessed pawns to “justify” this internationalist plan to confiscate America’s arms. It follows the classic pattern before the takeover of a country where the enemy will first impose gun-control on the people so that they are left without protection.
For instance, in 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929-1953 over 30,000,000 dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. In 1911, Turkey established gun control, and from 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945 a total of 13 million Jews and Christians were rounded up and exterminated. Similar stories with China, Guatemala, Uganda, and Cambodia.
Hence any attempt to take away our Constitutional rights should be a dead give-away that the enemy is working from within to take over our country. The enemy is the United Nations, the great harlot of the Apocalypse that seduces the nations with her charms of false peace. (Apocalypse 17:1-2) Clearly the U.N. is not about peace but iron-clad power.
The U.N. plan to destroy America is only a means to an end since their ultimate plan is to enslave the world, and they know that the downfall of America will mean the downfall of all nations. America’s collapse through a Biden victory is what will open the door to the fulfillment of their dreams of a totalitarian world government, which is why U.N. globalists are so avidly in support of Joe Biden.
Is there any logical reason why the
United Nations is allowed to operate within our country?
1. Clueless commentators will
sometimes say that the original text was corrupted as an act of
“anti-Semitism,” whereas it was carefully revised to enhance and bring out its
true flavor and thus serve as a model for future conspirators.
2. From this we see that the rejection of the Christ on Calvary 2000 years ago is the foundation of all revolution A.D. since the Illuminati is firmly rooted in this revolt against the Christ.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Edit: the head of Ireland’s Resistance sounds Catholic. The Irish Times isn’t being very impartial.
The group, which is part of a loose worldwide network called the Society of Saint Pius X Resistance (SSPX Resistance), was founded by an ex-Catholic bishop who recently gave a sermon in Cork linking Jewish people to the start of Covid-19 and calling them “master servants of the devil”.
SSPX Resistance has made a complaint to gardaí alleging incitement to hatred, harassment and trespass by Cork resident and campaigner Fiona O’Leary, who lives close to the church.
Ms O’Leary has written about the group on her blog and visited its compound to take pictures and question its leaders. She also photographed and published pictures of two of its priests after spotting them in the supermarket.
Incitement to hatred is a rarely prosecuted offence which makes it a crime to publish material “likely to stir up hatred” against a group or individual.
Last week, Ms O’Leary was informed by gardaí in west Cork that she is to be arrested by appointment next Tuesday for the purposes of interview in relation to the allegations. She was told she will be arrested in public if she does not attend the Garda station by arrangement.
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Edit: what could be more fitting for a school full of young people than a sexual predator?
As previously reported, local Denver school board member, Black Lives Matter protest leader, and anti-gun activist Tay Anderson faced dozens of accusations of sex abuse, rape, harassment, and “inappropriate behavior” from a variety of community members, including 62 high school students and illegal aliens in the DACA program, at least one as young as 14.
Tay Anderson denied the allegations and blamed a “racist web hacker” for orchestrating the allegations.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
|NB: VAERS data is notoriously under-reported. It receives information passively; it does not solicit it. Too, false testimony is subject to serious fines and, together with the onerous paperwork, this results in only approximately 1-10% of the cases getting reported|
Monday, July 12, 2021
|We're really scared, Gary|
It's one of the most important videos you will watch, so be social, share it with all your contacts for your sake, for the sake of your children and grandchildren, for the sake of your families and friends and for the sake of humanity. Yes, for the sake of humanity and humanism. These so called vaccines are not meant to protect you, they are the precursor to TRANS HUMANISM via genetic manipulation...
Saturday, July 10, 2021
[rmx] The Croatian political scene suffered a massive shock when one of the most renowned opposition MPs, Nikola Grmoja, announced that he will propose a set of bills meant to protect children from pedophilia and LGBT ideology indoctrination.
Grmoja, who is the deputy leader of the “Most” party, presented his idea openly in Croatian media. When he was asked to comment on the recent harsh reaction of the EU towards the Hungarian child protection law, meant to protect children from both pedophilia and ideology which leads to premature sexualization, Grmoja responded that he supports the protection of children.
He added that he will soon propose a similar bill in Croatian parliament.
In subsequent days, Grmoja has faced attacks from the majority of mainstream Croatian media. They incessantly repeat that Grmoja “equated pedophilia with LGBT”. The politician responded to the attacks, stating that they were untrue and a dishonest interpretation of his words.
"The thing that really is trying to tyrannize through government is Science. The thing that really does use the secular arm is Science. And the creed that really is levying tithes and capturing schools, the creed that really is enforced by fine and imprisonment, the creed that really is proclaimed not in sermons but in statutes, and spread not by pilgrims but by policemen — that creed is the great but disputed system of thought which began with Evolution and has ended in Eugenics. Materialism is really our established Church; for the Government will really help it to persecute its heretics. Vaccination, in its hundred years of experiment, has been disputed almost as much as baptism in its approximate two thousand. But it seems quite natural to our politicians to enforce vaccination; and it would seem to them madness to enforce baptism." --- Eugenics and Other Evils 1922
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Friday, July 9, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Here are the major requirements of the Nuremberg Code:
1.The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.
This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.
The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.
2. The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.
3. The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results will justify the performance of the experiment.
4. The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.
5. No experiment should be conducted where there is an a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.
6. The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.
7. Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability, or death.
8. The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.
9. During the course of the experiment the human subject should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end if he has reached the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems to him to be impossible.
10. During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probable cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill, and careful judgment required of him, that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.
Edit: they can’t even live up to basic canons, and they’re going to attempt to ban something that’s already allowed? Looks like a test case. This should be worth watching because French traditionalists are a lot more proactive and influential than those in the USA who’d just roll over and take it like they do here.
I’m sure the Ordinary would have nothing to say if Buddhists came to perform one of their liturgies. In any event, a Buddhist ceremony sounds like it’d be an improvement over the NO. No wonder so many Catholics abandon their religion for foreign substitutes.
PARIS — Traditionalist Catholics in eastern France have protested against Archbishop Roland Minnerath of Dijon for expelling a clerical religious congregation that celebrates exclusively in the pre-Vatican II or Immemorial Mass of All Ages. [Emphasis ours]
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Edit: maybe this is the wake up call? Most people don’t care what Gaybrielle gets up to with other adult males in the dark of night, but this might just be a bridge too far, even though they’ve been saying this since the mostly Jewish leadership of the so-called Gay Liberation Movement have not only been coming for kids, but preying on them as well.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Edit: a lot more peoples have been genocided by the kinds of Communists inspiring this little bit of news theatre than by Catholic charities managed by the Canadian government at a time when diseases like influenza, TB and polio were rampant and before the agricultural revolution in the 60s had made food more plentiful and inexpensive than at any point in history. The United States even fed the pathetic Soviet Union in the 70s, as usual, the US subsidizes Soviet “progress”.
A lot more people are killed by Indian Gaming, again, overseen by the US Government. I’d never dream of accusing natives of any kind of negligence and corruption, although a trip to the Res makes it clear that negligence and corruption are the rule. Don’t natives get enough revenge already through the ruined families, businesses and suicides caused by Tribal Gaming. It’s almost as if the powers that be know they can’t run legitimate businesses to support themselves.
Just thank your lucky star you aren’t ruled by aborigines, yet, although Communists and the usual suspects, want to make that a reality.
The Truth About The Canadian Catholic Scandalhttps://open.spotify.com/episode/3EUfVUatDPtJmkxbGLj9jd
Monday, July 5, 2021
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Friday, July 2, 2021
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Edit: feminism is the problem, that and the Church accepting huge subsidies from the federal government. That money comes with a strings attached.
[Washington Examiner] Seven years after a New Jersey Catholic school fired an unmarried teacher who became pregnant, the state Supreme Court will decide if that decision is protected by the First Amendment.
The dispute began in 2014 when Victoria Crisitello, an elementary school teacher at St. Theresa School, asked her superiors for a raise. She explained that she was expecting a baby. A few weeks later, she was fired. The school's principal told her that the decision was based on the fact that she was "pregnant and unmarried," according to court records.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Half of Adults Infected in Latest COVID-19 Outbreak Were Fully Vaccinated: Israeli Official
|Is that saline, Bibi?|
by Jack Phillips
About 90 percent of new COVID-19 infections in Israel were caused by the CCP virus’s Delta variant, officials said, while adding that about half of the adults infected in the recent outbreak were fully vaccinated.
Ran Balicer, who leads an expert advisory panel for the Israeli government, in announcing the finding on Friday, said that the country might end up implementing another lockdown after opening up earlier this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. The fully vaccinated individuals were inoculated with the Pfizer COVID-19 shot commonly used in Israel.
“The entrance of the delta variant has changed the transition dynamics,” he noted, referring to the B.1.617.2 strain of COVID-19 that has now been detected in more than 70 countries. COVID-19 is the illness caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus.
New cases of the virus rose to more than 200 on Thursday, from around 10 per day in most of June, officials said.
And on Friday, Israeli authorities told residents that they must again have to wear masks again indoors, reported Reuters.
The health ministry reimposed the mask requirement for all indoor settings except the home, and said it was also recommending masks be worn at large outdoor gatherings, specifically mentioning gay pride events taking place around Israel this weekend.
Some 55 percent of Israel’s 9.3 million population have received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, officials said. Eligibility was extended to 12- to 15-year-olds in May.
“Our goal at the moment, first and foremost, is to safeguard the citizens of Israel from the Delta variant that is running amok in the world,” Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday, reported the WSJ.
The reimposition of the country’s mask mandate and potentially a new lockdown is sure to prompt questions about the general effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines—and amid reports of so-called “breakthrough” cases in recent weeks.
Earlier this month, for example, nearly 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts tested positive for the CCP virus, according to health officials in the state.
“We’re learning that many of the breakthrough infections are asymptomatic or they’re very mild and brief in duration,” said Boston University infectious diseases specialist Davidson Hamer, the Boston Herald reported. “The viral load is not very high.”
“Breakthroughs are expected, and we need to better understand who’s at risk and whether people who have a breakthrough can transmit the virus to others,” Hamer said. “In some cases, they’ll be shedding such low levels of the virus and won’t be transmitting to others.”
And on April 30, the CDC reported that some 10,626 breakthrough cases were reported in 46 states and territories.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says on its website that COVID-19 vaccines should work against the Delta strain as well as other COVID-19 variants.
However, the U.N. agency warned that “changes or mutations in the virus should not make vaccines completely ineffective,” adding that if the “vaccines prove to be less effective against one or more variants, it will be possible to change the composition of the vaccines to protect against these variants.”
The Epoch Times has contacted Pfizer for comment.