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Samoan 🇼🇸 🇳🇿 Chief Who Enslaved Villagers 😢 Sentenced To 11 Years In New Zealand 🇳🇿

New Zealand 🇳🇿 Based Samoan 🇼🇸 🇳🇿 Chief Joseph Auga Matamata Used 13 Of His Countrymen As Slaves Over A Quarter Of Century… #NewZealand #Slavery
"Matamata’s case is the first time anyone in #NewZealand had been charged with both #HumanTrafficking and #Slavery simultaneously."

The offending occurred between 1994 and April last year involving 13 #Samoans 🇼🇸 🇳🇿 from three villages on the island of #Upolu. The youngest...
... was just 12. 😢 The Crown argued there was a pattern to #Matamata’s offending, with him bringing small groups of people to #NewZealand over the 25-year period for his “own financial benefit”.
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From @TamaseseEdwin who dared to save lives in #samoa and was charged after making a comment on social media:

" I have been looking at the mask wearing thing from both sides, trying to ensure I could give it a balanced assessment."

"From all the papers that I have read and the interviews I have watched it makes no sense at all and in fact will increase your risk of getting sick due to rebreathing carbon dioxide and the accumulation and breeding of pathogens on the mask itself. @TamaseseEdwin

" I guess it's like many things, Science & human behavior don't always align. I also feel that when you have made people so fearful, they will cling to anything that makes them feel they have some power over what is happening to them & defend the position despite the science."
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Comenzamos con esta serie de hilos a las que denominé #PequeñosGrandesHeroes: son historias de equipos que, a su manera, consiguieron realizar cosas impensadas. Y no podía empezar esto sin hablar de #AmericanSamoa 🇦🇸, la selección que fue considerada como la peor del mundo. Image
Para empezar, debemos decir que el territorio consiste en una superficie total de 199 km², contando con 5 islas volcánicas y dos atolones de coral, contando con una población que no llega a las 60 mil personas. Es, a su vez, el territorio más meridional de los #EEUU Image
Los vecinos de #Samoa 🇼🇸 no son un país independiente, sino que son uno de los 14 territorios no incorporados de EEUU. Esto quiere decir que no solo ciudadanos estadounidenses, aunque el presidente de aquel país líder. Image
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The #IMF says the "Great Lockdown" recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression. Global economy projected to shrink by 3% in 2020. By contrast, in January, the IMF had forecast a global GDP expansion of 3.3% for this year. Details in chart below. Table: @IMFNews
IMF: Partial global rebound to 5.8% in 2021 “assumes the #pandemic fades in the 2nd half of 2020, & that policy actions taken by countries are effective in preventing widespread firm bankruptcies, extended job losses, & system-wide financial strains.” #WEO
How does your country fare in the latest #IMF projections for 2020 & 2021?… @IMFNews #economies #GDP #finance
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When Francis #Fukuyama, in his 1992 book, disclosed the "end of history" #thesis, he became a world celebrity.

The formulation was simple, but devastating for the left: faced with the evidence of the disappearance of the #SovietUnion, he could affirm that #communism had failed..
and that #capitalism emerged victorious as the only system that guaranteed #peace, #freedom & #equality.

However, in 2010 Fukuyama acknowledged that he had not understood the meaning of the disappearance of the Soviet Union and the #European socialist bloc.
Fukuyama had believed in the drunkard #Yeltsin (the face of the gravedigger & #thief who prevailed with blood & fire, supported by the #West, with the coup d'etat in #Moscow in 1993) and in the capacity of liberalism to satisfy human needs and, In addition, in 1992, ...
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Remember #Samoa?

Rhode Island police began stopping cars with New York plates Friday. On Saturday, the National Guard will help them conduct house-to-house searches to find people who traveled from New York and demand 14 days of self-quarantine.…
Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge

"It's happening: your health status is probable cause for search, arrest, & detention"

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This is the UN briefing Inner City Press is banned from by corrupt UNSG @AntonioGuterres for the 590th day; this @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric has been asked 10 question incl on #Cameroon #Myanmar #HongKong China #coronavirus #Samoa UN rapes Denmark - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked, given that 8,000 people have fled from #Cameroon into #Nigeria in the past two weeks because of an upsurge in violence and some arrived with gunshot wounds - what is the UN doing? Why didn't SG Guterres even mention this at the AU?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked, February 13-2: On #Myanmar, what is the SG doing to get the Internet turned back on, as he didn't in Cameroon?…
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Lets recap the real #SamoaMeasles story, shall we?
🔴 June 2018, nurse mixes #MMR vaccine w paralyzing med instead of sterile water
🔴2 babies die
🔴Rumors spread that MMR caused deaths
🔴Scared parents stop vaccinating and immunization rate plummets
🔴July 2018 US antivaxxer @delbigtree shares false story on @HighWireTalk stating deaths were due to #MMR vaccine
🔴June 2019 US antivaxxer @RobertKennedyJr visits #Samoa to reinforce that falsehood
🔴By Oct 2019 Samoan immunization rate is 31%
🔴Oct 2019 infectious traveler from New Zealand arrives on Samoa, starting outbreak
🔴Nov 15 Samoa declares state of emergency and begins mass vaccination
🔴Nov 17 Samoa shuts down schools indefinitely
🔴Nov 18 1,000 cases, 16 dead (mostly young children), 114 new cases in 24h
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Pour avoir un ordre d’idée... et comprendre la situation à #Samoa

Imaginez une ville comme Limoges ou Dunkerque (environ 200.000 hab comme Samoa) qui serait confrontée à presque 5000 #rougeole, et qui devrait hospitaliser 60 ou 70 gosses en réa... et d’autres malades ailleurs
Même en France on aurait du mal, sauf à transférer un peu partout les patients et trouver des ressources.

On y arriverait, car nous avons un super système de santé qui nous coûte en consommation de soins et de biens médicaux env 203,5 milliards (données 2018)
Soit environ 8,6% de notre PIB, et 3037€ par habitant (en moyenne) très majoritairement financés par notre sécu.

Alors que le PIB 2018 de Samoa est de 0,861 milliard €, soit 779 millions €, à peine.

Comment ferions nous avec si peu ? Hein ?…
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2-3 choses sur la #Rougeole

C’est un des virus les plus contagieux (10 fois la grippe) : il peut être encore actif dans une pièce deux heures après le passage d'une personne infectée,

Une personne infectée peut en contaminer jusqu'à 15 à 20 autres non vaccinées ou immunisées
Tendance :

9.769.400 c’est le nombre de cas de #rougeole dans le monde en 2018

Et 7,585,900 cas en 2017...
La #rougeole a tué plus de 142.000 personnes en 2018 dans le monde (124.000 en 2017), la plupart des victimes étaient des enfants de moins de 5 ans, et la moitié en République démocratique du Congo, au Liberia, à Madagascar, en Somalie et en Ukraine.
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#Rougeole aux #Samoa

La situation est dramatique : un peu moins de 200000 habitants, 4357 rougeoles en quelques semaines, déjà 63 morts, surtout des enfants.
Le pays décide la vaccination générale, obligatoire, sous peine de prison. Cette couverture vaccinale n’était que de 31%
171 cas dans les derniers 24 heures... la situation d’urgence décrétée depuis le 15 novembre.

La vaccination doit être maximale d’ici ce soir, et seules les équipes de vaccination peuvent circuler.
Les antivaxx y sont désormais réprimés car considérés à l’origine de cette catastrophe. Les commerces et administrations sont fermés, les trajets inter îles annulés. Le pays est fermé.

55 enfants de - de 4 ans sont morts. 55

20 sont toujours hospitalisés en situation critique.
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Samoa Measles

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{via Tennessee Health Alliance} #Samoa #SamoaMeasles
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Vitamin A deficiency is a recognised risk factor for severe measles, and in New Zealand doses are recommended for all children hospitalised with the disease.
The Ministry of Health website says the Vitamin A treatment can reduce the risk of fatality and eye complications.……
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For many years I’ve been a scientist.

After studying Biomedicine, and then Medical Pathology science, I undertook postgrad studies in immunology and biochemical reactions in preterm neonates.

I’ve grown tired of #AntiVax pseudoscience, the destructiveness that their message
has caused in places like #Samoa with their current #Measles crisis, with 53 deaths in the last couple of weeks.

I’ve grown tired of the pompous self-righteousness of AVs posting images of themselves on Social Media, & thinking that they’re doing a great thing
by sending packets of Vitamin A over to Samoa, whilst it was their message, and visits by Taylor Winterstein & Robert F. Kennedy jr that has sparked this crisis.

I am sickened that AVs write Measles off as “just a RASH” whilst ignoring the fantastic work of
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Measles thread for the Pacific
#Australia, #NewZealand, #Samoa, #Fiji, #Tonga 👇
🔴 #Measles in #Australia, recent history to 29NOV2019
⭕ 2019 is the 2nd biggest year of cases in the past 19 years
⭕most recent cases have been in Queensland (QLD; today), New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (VIC)
Source: NNDSS
#Measles cases in #Australia, 2019, according to national data: 🔴 246 (+9 since 20NOV2019)
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