Thought for the day

"The more you weigh, the harder you are to kidnap. Stay safe. Eat cake." -- Unknown

Nearly since the inception of COVID-19, there have been various theories that the virus leaked from a Chinese lab. This also ties in with gain-of-function research reports, along with questions about the United States government’s role in funding this research.

Hurricane Ian inundated cities, turned out the lights on millions of residents and left migrants from an overturned boat missing Thursday as Florida assessed damage from what the state governor described as a "500-year flood event."

Ron DeSantis has described the tsunami-like flooding across Florida as a ‘once in a 500-year’ event, leaving 2.7million without power as Hurricane Ian continues to barrel its way northwards through Orlando.

Hundreds of people are feared dead, as 50 National Guard helicopters are starting the search and rescue for thousands who are stranded or missing in the aftermath of the catastrophic water damage and 155mph winds.

But rescuers this morning admitted they are only 'scratching the surface' and the actual number of victims could soar even higher.

After Hurricane Ian swept through Florida on Thursday, the storm left millions without power, and officials are predicting there may be hundreds of fatalities.

“Fatalities are in the hundreds,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno told Good Morning America on Thursday.

Two CNN reporters are facing intense backlash after attempting to use Hurricane Ian to take political shots at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis; Ian is in the top 5 most dangerous hurricanes Florida has ever faced.

…but CNN had to try and score some political points.

The risk to manufacturing, agriculture and distribution sectors in Florida is rapidly intensifying as powerful Hurricane Ian takes aim at the state’s southwest coast. But the economic ripple effects are likely to be felt well beyond the storm zone.

After realizing his COVID-19 booster shot may have sent his cancer into overdrive, Michel Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of immunology and pharmacotherapy at the Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, said going public with the information was the “right thing to do.”