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Photo Credit: Tasnim News Agency" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="445" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/a-41.jpg" width="800" /></p> </p> <p>On February 15, Iraqi authorities detained at least <a href="https://ultrairaq.ultrasawt.com/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82-%D9%8A%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1-%D8%A3%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%85%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B0%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D8%BA%D8%AA%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B5%D8%B1%D8%A9/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82/%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%A9">four men</a>, with alleged ties to a unit within the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF or Hashad, formally under the control of the prime minister) who are alleged to have killed at least <a href="https://ultrairaq.ultrasawt.com/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82-%D9%8A%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1-%D8%A3%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%85%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B0%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D8%BA%D8%AA%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B5%D8%B1%D8%A9/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82/%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%A9">four protesters</a> in the southern city of Basra in January 2020. One of the detained men holds a senior police position. These arrests represent an important step in government efforts to fulfill its promise to hold accountable those who have abused or killed protesters, but authorities should take swift action to carry out further arrests of abusive forces where there is evidence that they are linked to recent attacks, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.</p> <p>“These arrests in Basra may represent a real change in the government’s willingness to hold its own forces accountable for perpetrating serious crimes and will help deter such abuses in the future,” said Belkis Wille, senior crisis and conflict researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The government should also ensure that the trials of the men are fair and devoid of any political influence.”</p> <p>Protests broke out in south and central <a href="https://www.hrw.org/middle-east/n-africa/iraq">Iraq</a> in October 2019, with violence and excessive force <a href="https://www.uniraq.org/index.php?option=com_k2&amp;view=item&amp;task=download&amp;id=3869_281e122059cf2a1f16914af06c104bce&amp;Itemid=650&amp;lang=en">killing at least 487 protesters</a> and wounding thousands more. At the same time, a range of armed forces targeted protesters with <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/10/20/when-will-iraq-start-protecting-journalists">harassment, intimidation</a>, <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/12/09/iraq-end-impunity-murders">arbitrary arrests</a>, and <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/11/16/iraq-no-justice-enforced-disappearances">enforced disappearances</a>. In May 2020, then-newly appointed Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced the creation of a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=94&amp;v=5VwNM9HS2i8&amp;feature=emb_logo">committee to investigate killings and other attacks on protesters</a> but until now no information has been made public about the work or findings of the committee.</p> <p>On February 15, al-<a href="https://twitter.com/MAKadhimi/status/1361080906266640384">Kadhimi announced on Twitter</a> that “The death squad that terrorized our people in Basra, and killed innocents, are now in the hands of our heroic forces, on their way to a fair trial.” On the same day, a local media outlet <a href="https://ultrairaq.ultrasawt.com/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82-%D9%8A%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1-%D8%A3%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%85%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B0%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D8%BA%D8%AA%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B5%D8%B1%D8%A9/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82/%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%A9">publicized</a> the names of four men detained for their alleged role in this death squad linked to the PMF Hezbollah Brigades with potential ties to another PMF unit as well. According to other <a href="https://ultrairaq.ultrasawt.com/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82-%D9%8A%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1-%D8%A3%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%85%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B0%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D8%BA%D8%AA%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B5%D8%B1%D8%A9/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82/%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%A9">media coverage</a>, authorities arrested them for their roles in the killings of <a href="https://ultrairaq.ultrasawt.com/%D9%88%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B9%D9%8B%D8%A7-%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B9%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%8A%D8%AA%D8%A7%D9%85-%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%B4%D8%B7%D9%88-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AD%D8%AA%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%8A%D9%86%D8%B9%D9%88%D9%86-%D8%A3%D9%85-%D8%AC%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%B8%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%A7-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B5%D8%B1%D8%A9/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82/%D9%85%D8%AC%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%B9">Jinan Madi</a>, a paramedic who had been treating wounded protesters at demonstrations when she was killed<a href="https://ultrairaq.ultrasawt.com/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82-%D9%8A%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1-%D8%A3%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%85%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B0%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D8%BA%D8%AA%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B5%D8%B1%D8%A9/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82/%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%A9">, Ahmed Abdessamad</a>, 37, a journalist, and his cameraman Safaa Ghali, 26, who had been covering the protests for Dijlah, a privately owned local station, and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/650808121734080/posts/1841757042639176/">Mojtaba Ahmed al-Skini,</a> 14, a protester. A source close to the government said that authorities had identified <a href="https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraq-first-arrests-killing-protests-basra">16 men implicated in the killings</a>, but most had already fled the country.</p> <p>Given extensive <a href="https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/iraq">documentation of the unfair nature of Iraq’s criminal justice system</a>, which often relies solely on confessions to convict, the government and judicial authorities need to preserve the credibility of measures to rein in abusive security forces by ensuring that these trials are fair, Human Rights Watch said.</p> <p>While the Basra arrests mark a positive step when it comes to accountability, <a href="https://www.google.com/amp/s/shafaq.com/amp/ar/%25D8%25A3%25D9%2585%25D9%2580%25D9%2586/%25D8%25A7%25D9%2584%25D9%2586%25D8%25AC%25D9%2581-%25D9%2585%25D8%25B3%25D9%2584%25D8%25AD%25D9%2588%25D9%2586-%25D9%258A%25D8%25AA%25D8%25A8%25D8%25B9%25D9%2588%25D9%2586-%25D8%25AC%25D9%2587%25D8%25A9-%25D8%25B3%25D9%258A%25D8%25A7%25D8%25B3%25D9%258A%25D8%25A9-%25D9%258A%25D8%25AE%25D8%25AA%25D8%25B7%25D9%2581%25D9%2588%25D9%2586-%25D9%2585%25D8%25AA%25D8%25B8%25D8%25A7%25D9%2587%25D8%25B1%25D9%258A%25D9%2586">PMF attacks on protesters have continued</a>. Ali Naseer Alawy, 25, a prominent member of the protest movement in Najaf, told Human Rights Watch that on February 12, four armed masked men in black uniforms picked him up off the street within view of a police patrol, which did not intervene, at around 6:30 p.m. He said they put him into a white pickup truck with no license plate and drove him to an office where they blindfolded him and started beating his back and legs with the butts of their guns. He said,</p> </p> <p>I could tell there were many men in the room who were asking me all sorts of questions about other activists’ names and who was leading the protests in Najaf. They saw I had tattooed October 25, the first day of protests in Najaf, on my arm and they tried to remove it with an acid mixture. They also attached electric cables to me and shocked my chest and legs before I fainted.</p> </p> <p>Alawy said that when he regained consciousness, he found himself lying on a highway outside the city near his house. It was about 1 a.m. He went to the hospital where he spoke to police but said that because he did not know who the kidnappers were, there was no point in filing a complaint. He said he believes that they must wield power since nearby police had done nothing to intervene in his abduction. He shared two photographs with Human Rights Watch that show bruising and blood on his face and scarring on his shoulder and back around his tattoo. Alawy is currently in hiding and said he still receives threatening messages on Facebook.</p> <p>In addition, there has been no accountability for other killings of protesters in Basra since 2019, despite the government’s commitments. For example, on October 3, 2019, <a href="https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/10/03/the-latest-activist-couple-shot-dead-in-tense-iraqi-city/">Hussein Adel Madani</a> was shot dead along with his wife by masked gunmen who stormed their house. The couples were taking part in ongoing protest. On August 14, 2020 two masked armed men in civilian dress shot and killed activist <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/08/26/iraq-basra-political-group-targeted">Tahseen Osama Ali</a>, 30, in his apartment. On August 19, 2020, <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53847648">Reham Yacoub</a>, a doctor and activist in the local protest movement since 2018, was shot by an unidentifiable armed man on the back of a motorcycle. As far as Human Rights Watch is aware, the authorities have yet to arrest any suspects of these killings.</p> <p>“The government can prove there has been meaningful change only when protesters no longer fear getting hauled off the streets in broad daylight and held and tortured with impunity,” said Wille.</p> </p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-iraq-detentions-of-alleged-death-squad/" rel="nofollow">Iraq: Detentions of Alleged ‘Death Squad’</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p> <p><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review</p> <p><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6919734" width="16" /> Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites)</p> <p><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7771874" width="16" /> Trump and FBI &#8211; News Review from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites)</div>The post <a href="https://all-nt.com/wp/2021/02/24/25022021-iraq-detentions-of-alleged-death-squad/">Trump and FBI – News Review from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Eurasia Review: Iraq: Detentions of Alleged ‘Death Squad’</a> first appeared on <a href="https://all-nt.com/wp">All News And Times - all-nt.com</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7967311" width="16" height="16"> All News And Times – all-nt.com trump investigations from michael_novakhov admin All News And Times – all-nt.com: “house judiciary committee” – Google News: Legislature: Chandler/Allison Vital Rural Infrastructure Bill Passes House – Los Alamos Reporter https://all-nt.com/wp/2021/02/24/legislature-chandler-allison-vital-rural-infrastructure-bill-passes-house/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:e0131d6d-d714-66a0-5f4f-0f41ffa5f9b4 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:26:51 -0500 <div><a href="https://losalamosreporter.com/2021/02/24/legislature-chandler-allison-vital-rural-infrastructure-bill-passes-house/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Legislature: Chandler/Allison Vital Rural Infrastructure Bill Passes House</a>  <font color="#6f6f6f">Los Alamos Reporter</font></p> <p><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5179835" width="16" /> &#8220;house judiciary committee&#8221; &#8211; Google News</div>The post <a href="https://all-nt.com/wp/2021/02/24/legislature-chandler-allison-vital-rural-infrastructure-bill-passes-house/">“house judiciary committee” – Google News: Legislature: Chandler/Allison Vital Rural Infrastructure Bill Passes House – Los Alamos Reporter</a> first appeared on <a href="https://all-nt.com/wp">All News And Times - all-nt.com</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7967311" width="16" height="16"> All News And Times – all-nt.com fbi from michael_novakhov admin All News And Times – all-nt.com: Trump and FBI – News Review from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Eurasia Review: Indian Agriculture: Groundwater Depletion Could Reduce Winter Cropped Acreage Significantl https://all-nt.com/wp/2021/02/24/25022021-indian-agriculture-groundwater-depletion-could-reduce-winter-cropped-acreage-significantly/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:ec677683-ec46-8c5a-1352-3985d7556d48 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:24:56 -0500 <div> <p><img alt="Wheat Fields Punjab Patiala Men Farmer India" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="445" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/b-147.jpg" width="800" /></p> </p> <p>India is the world&#8217;s second-largest producer of wheat and rice and is home to more than 600 million farmers.</p> </p> <p>The country has achieved impressive food-production gains since the 1960s, due in part to an increased reliance on irrigation wells, which allowed Indian farmers to expand production into the mostly dry winter and summer seasons.</p> </p> <p>But those gains have come at a cost: The country that produces 10% of the world&#8217;s crops is now the world&#8217;s largest consumer of groundwater, and aquifers are rapidly becoming depleted across much of India.</p> </p> <p>Indian government officials have suggested that switching from groundwater-depleting wells to irrigation canals, which divert surface water from lakes and rivers, is one way to overcome projected shortfalls.</p> </p> <p>But in a study scheduled for publication in the journal <em>Science Advances</em>, a University of Michigan researcher and her colleagues conclude that a switch to canal irrigation will not fully compensate for the expected loss of groundwater in Indian agriculture.</p> </p> <p>The authors estimate that if Indian farmers lose all access to groundwater in overexploited regions, and if that irrigation water is not replaced with water from other sources, then winter cropped acreage could be reduced by up to 20% nationwide. However, that scenario seems highly unlikely and was included in the study only as an upper-bound estimate.</p> </p> <p>It seems more likely that any future groundwater shortfalls would be at least partially offset by increases in canal irrigation. But even if all Indian regions currently using depleted groundwater switch to canal irrigation, winter cropped acreage could still decline by 7% nationwide and by 24% in the most severely affected locations, according to the researchers.</p> </p> <p>&#8220;Our results highlight the critical importance of groundwater for Indian agriculture and rural livelihoods, and we were able to show that simply providing canal irrigation as a substitute irrigation source will likely not be enough to maintain current production levels in the face of groundwater depletion,&#8221; said study lead author Meha Jain of the University of Michigan.</p> </p> <p>The study analyzed high-resolution satellite imagery and village-level census data and focused on winter cropped acreage. While nearly all Indian farmers plant crops during the monsoon to take advantage of seasonal rains, winter agriculture is mainly reliant on groundwater irrigation and now accounts for 44% of the country&#8217;s annual cropped acreage for food grains.</p> </p> <p>&#8220;These findings suggest that other adaptation strategies, in addition to canal expansion, are needed to cope with ongoing groundwater losses,&#8221; said Jain, an assistant professor at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability.</p> </p> <p>The possibilities include switching from winter rice to less water-intensive cereals, increased adoption of sprinklers and drip irrigation to conserve water in the fields, and policies to increase the efficiency of irrigation canals.</p> </p> <p>While groundwater depletion is becoming a global threat to food security, and the extent of current and projected groundwater depletion are well documented, the potential impacts on food production remain poorly quantified.</p> </p> <p>The study by Jain and colleagues is the first to use high-resolution empirical data, including census data about the irrigation methods used in more than 500,000 Indian villages, to estimate the crop production losses that may occur when overexploited groundwater is lost.</p> </p> <p>The proliferation of deep (&gt;100 feet) irrigation wells called tube wells since the 1960s has enabled Indian farmers to increase the number of seasons when crops are planted in a given year. This increase in &#8220;cropping intensity&#8221; is credited for much of the country&#8217;s food-production gains.</p> </p> <p>The researchers used satellite data to measure Indian winter cropped area, a key determinant of cropping intensity. They then linked the satellite data to census information about the three main types of irrigation infrastructure in India: shallow &#8220;dug wells,&#8221; deeper tube wells and canals that divert surface water.</p> </p> <p>Linking the two datasets allowed them to determine the relative efficacy of each irrigation method. That, in turn, enabled them to estimate potential future acreage losses and the ability of canal expansion to fill the gap.</p> </p> <p>The study&#8217;s worst-case scenario found that winter cropped area could decrease by up to 20% nationwide and by 68% in the most severely affected regions, if farmers lose all access to groundwater and if that irrigation water is not replaced from another source. The expected losses would largely occur in northwest and central India, according to the study.</p> </p> <p>The researchers also found that increased distance from existing irrigation canals is strongly associated with decreased acreage planted with winter crops. In the future, a greater reliance on canals could increase inequities related to irrigation access, according to the authors.</p> </p> <p>&#8220;This suggests that while canals may be a viable form of irrigation for those who live near canals, they may lead to more unequal access to irrigation across villages compared to wells, with negative impacts for those who live farther from canals,&#8221; the authors wrote.</p> </p> <p>In addition, the lakes and rivers that feed irrigation canals rise and fall in response to rainfall variability, unlike deep groundwater wells. So, a greater reliance on canal irrigation in the future would result in increased sensitivity to year-to-year precipitation fluctuations, as well as any long-term trends due to human-caused climate change.</p> </p> <p>&#8220;Understanding the complex relationship between food security and water availability is crucial as we prepare for future rainfall variability due to global climate change,&#8221; said co-author Gillian Galford of the University of Vermont.</p> </p> <p>The article <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/25022021-indian-agriculture-groundwater-depletion-could-reduce-winter-cropped-acreage-significantly/" rel="nofollow">Indian Agriculture: Groundwater Depletion Could Reduce Winter Cropped Acreage Significantly</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.eurasiareview.com/" rel="nofollow">Eurasia Review</a>.</p> <p><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/547536" width="16" /> Eurasia Review</p> <p><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6919734" width="16" /> Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites)</p> <p><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7771874" width="16" /> Trump and FBI &#8211; News Review from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites)</div>The post <a href="https://all-nt.com/wp/2021/02/24/25022021-indian-agriculture-groundwater-depletion-could-reduce-winter-cropped-acreage-significantly/">Trump and FBI – News Review from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Eurasia Review: Indian Agriculture: Groundwater Depletion Could Reduce Winter Cropped Acreage Significantly</a> first appeared on <a href="https://all-nt.com/wp">All News And Times - all-nt.com</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7967311" width="16" height="16"> All News And Times – all-nt.com trump investigations from michael_novakhov admin All News And Times – all-nt.com: Trump and FBI – News Review from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Eurasia Review: The Risks Of Communicating Extreme Climate Forecasts https://all-nt.com/wp/2021/02/24/25022021-the-risks-of-communicating-extreme-climate-forecasts/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:4e7ed2cd-c4d1-29b8-e6b0-5b53094d5b90 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:21:59 -0500 <div> <p><img alt="snow ice fence extreme weather" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" height="450" src="https://www.eurasiareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/b-29.jpg" width="800" /></p> </p> <p>For decades, climate change researchers and activists have used dramatic forecasts to attempt to influence public perception of the problem and as a call to action on climate change. These forecasts have frequently been for events that might be called &#8220;apocalyptic,&#8221; because they predict cataclysmic events resulting from climate change.</p> </p> <p>In a new paper published in the <em>International Journal of Global Warming</em>, Carnegie Mellon University&#8217;s David Rode and Paul Fischbeck argue that making such forecasts can be counterproductive. &#8220;Truly apocalyptic forecasts can only ever be observed in their failure&#8211;that is the world did not end as predicted,&#8221; says Rode, adjunct research faculty with the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center, &#8220;and observing a string of repeated apocalyptic forecast failures can undermine the public&#8217;s trust in the underlying science.&#8221;</p> </p> <p>Rode and Fischbeck, professor of Social &amp; Decision Sciences and Engineering &amp; Public Policy, collected 79 predictions of climate-caused apocalypse going back to the first Earth Day in 1970. With the passage of time, many of these forecasts have since expired; the dates have come and gone uneventfully. In fact, 48 (61%) of the predictions have already expired as of the end of 2020.</p> </p> <p>Fischbeck noted, &#8220;from a forecasting perspective, the &#8216;problem&#8217; is not only that all of the expired forecasts were wrong, but also that so many of them never admitted to any uncertainty about the date. About 43% of the forecasts in our dataset made no mention of uncertainty.&#8221;</p> </p> <p>In some cases, the forecasters were both explicit and certain. For example, Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich and British environmental activist Prince Charles are serial failed forecasters, repeatedly expressing high degrees of certainty about apocalyptic climate events.</p> </p> <p>Rode commented &#8220;Ehrlich has made predictions of environmental collapse going back to 1970 that he has described as having &#8216;near certainty&#8217;. Prince Charles has similarly warned repeatedly of &#8216;irretrievable ecosystem collapse&#8217; if actions were not taken, and when expired, repeated the prediction with a new definitive end date. Their predictions have repeatedly been apocalyptic and highly certain&#8230;and so far, they&#8217;ve also been wrong.&#8221;</p> </p> <p>The researchers noted that the average time horizon before a climate apocalypse for the 11 predictions made prior to 2000 was 22 years, while for the 68 predictions made after 2000, the average time horizon was 21 years. Despite the passage of time, little has changed&#8211;across a half a century of forecasts; the apocalypse is always about 20 years out.</p> </p> <p>Fischbeck continued, &#8220;It&#8217;s like the boy who repeatedly cried wolf. If I observe many successive forecast failures, I may be unwilling to take future forecasts seriously.</p> </p> <p>That&#8217;s a problem for climate science, say Rode and Fischbeck.</p> </p> <p>&#8220;The underlying science of climate change has many solid results,&#8221; says Fischbeck, &#8220;the problem is often the leap in connecting the prediction of climate events to the prediction of the consequences of those events.&#8221; Human efforts at adaptation and mitigation, together with the complexity of socio-physical systems, means that the prediction of sea level rise, for example, may not necessarily lead to apocalyptic flooding.</p> </p> <p>&#8220;By linking the climate event and the potential consequence for dramatic effect,&#8221; noted Rode, &#8220;a failure to observe the consequence may unfairly call into question the legitimacy of the science behind the climate event.&#8221;</p> </p> <p>With the new Biden administration making climate change policy a top priority, trust in scientific predictions about climate change is more crucial than ever, however scientists will have to be wary in qualifying their predictions. In measuring the proliferation the forecasts through search results, the authors found that forecasts that did not mention uncertainty in their apocalyptic date tended to be more visible (i.e., have more search results available). Making sensational predictions of the doom of humanity, while scientifically dubious, has still proven tempting for those wishing to grab headlines.</p> </p> <p>The trouble with this is that scientists, due to their training, tend to make more cautious statements and more often include references to uncertainty. Rode and Fischbeck found that while 81% of the forecasts made by scientists referenced uncertainty, less than half of the forecasts made by non-scientists did.</p> </p> <p>&#8220;This is not surprising,&#8221; said Rode, &#8220;but it is troubling when you consider that forecasts that reference uncertainty are less visible on the web. 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While these numbers do seem to be on a <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/08/25percent-of-us-households-are-either-unbanked-or-underbanked.html">downward trend</a>, they are still far above those of most developed countries, such as France and Germany.</p> <p>Further compromising the positive data is the pandemic’s role in rising unemployment, depletion of savings, and reduced access to credit. Even simple loss of proximity to banking facilities is contributing to the problem, as the biggest banking chains <a href="https://fortune.com/2019/03/06/jp-morgan-wells-fargo-locations/">pull out</a> of low-income neighborhoods.</p> <p>Yellen suggested “that a digital dollar — a central-bank digital currency — could help with” the problem, though <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/business/dealbook/janet-yellen-dealbook.html">she conceded</a> that there were multiple “issues” surrounding the concept of implementing a system of virtual money, such as the “impact on the banking system” and what role the Federal Reserve, which she led between 2010 and 2014, would play at the retail and wholesale levels.</p> <p>The former Fed chair warned about cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, and the “staggering” amount of energy it requires, calling the blockchain-based token “an extremely inefficient way of conducting transactions,” seemingly unaware of the contradiction that a Fed-controlled digital coin would be based on the same technology. Her biggest concern seemed to revolve around crypto’s use for “illicit finance” as well as its volatility. Nevertheless, Yellen supports researching the “viability” of creating a digital dollar and, if recent movement in the FinTech (financial technology) sector is any indication, a brave new world of virtual benjamins may soon become a reality.</p> <p>Yellen’s comments can also be read as a tacit acceptance of the fact that the U.S. will soon be facing stiff competition as the world’s reserve currency, stemming from a <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-08-23/china-s-crypto-currency-may-challenge-u-s-dollar-peg-in-hong-kong">proposed banking law</a> in China that would create a digital Yuan pegged to a cryptocurrency token issued by the People’s Bank of China. Regardless, all signs are pointing to significant change in the works.</p> <p> </p> <h2>A bank by any other name</h2> <p>On February 19, a financial management software company called <a href="https://www.brex.com/">Brex</a> filed for a bank charter license in Utah, looking to “expand upon [its] existing suite of financial products and business software” by  providing “credit solutions and FDIC-insured deposit products to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs),” according to the <a href="https://www.brex.com/posts/brex-ILC-filing-announcement/">press release</a>.</p> <p>The proposed bank will be able to work outside some of the federal regulations imposed on commercial banks and will escape Fed supervision altogether by incorporating as an industrial bank, which are state-chartered financial institutions otherwise known as industrial loan companies (<a href="https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/examinations/supervisory/insights/sisum04/industrial_loans.html">ILCs</a>) that are currently chartered in only <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_loan_company">seven</a> U.S. states.</p> <p>ILCs differ from regular banks in that they can be owned by non-financial commercial businesses and are <a href="https://glassgoldberg.com/2020/02/24/the-difference-between-industrial-and-commercial-banks/">prohibited</a> from accepting demand deposits – funds that can be withdrawn at any time. ILCs instead take deposits as “investment shares,” which are then used to provide loans to small businesses or low-income workers who are unable to qualify for credit at “traditional lending institutions” — falling halfway between a payday lender and a full-fledged bank. Notably, federal and state oversight <a href="https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/examinations/supervisory/insights/sisum04/industrial_loans.html#drop8">do not extend</a> to the controlling company itself.</p> <div class="iframely-embed"> <div class="iframely-responsive" style="padding-top: 120px;"><a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/janet-yellens-conflict-interest-augurs-retail-investment-regulation/275098/"></a></div> </div> <p>Industrial bank charters have been the subject of intense criticism and controversy. In 2005, Walmart <a href="https://www.investopedia.com/terms/i/industrial-bank.asp">filed</a> for an ILC charter for the “purpose of reducing credit and debit card transaction fees,” unleashing widespread opposition from commercial banks, which see ILCs as a threat to the banking industry. The protests resulted in a <a href="https://www.aei.org/articles/the-fdics-ilc-moratorium/">moratorium</a> issued by the FDIC on all industrial bank applications a year later. In 2020, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) lobby group released <a href="https://www.icba.org/news/icba-in-the-news/press-releases/2020/03/18/icba-statement-on-fdic-industrial-loan-company-proposal">a statement</a> strongly condemning the FDIC’s <a href="https://www.consumerfinsights.com/2020/03/square-obtains-fdic-charter-to-operate-its-own-bank-as-an-industrial-loan-company/">approval</a> of Square Inc.’s ILC bank charter application (also in Utah) in March of that year.</p> <p>Square has recently <a href="https://investors.squareup.com/news/news-details/2021/Square-Inc.-Announces-Fourth-Quarter-and-Full-Year-2020-Results/default.aspx">purchased</a> $170 Million worth of Bitcoin, adding to a previous investment of $50 Million, pumping as much as 5 percent of the company’s cash into the cryptocurrency in order to offer Bitcoin transaction facilities to its merchants. Motivated by the wave of FinTech companies moving into the banking space through ILCs, the ICBA published a <a href="https://www.icba.org/docs/default-source/icba/advocacy-documents/reports/ilc-white-paper.pdf?sfvrsn=ea6f4317_0">white paper</a> in 2019 warning about the “dangers of mixing banking and commerce” through what they consider to be a regulatory “loophole” that allows Big Tech firms to take advantage of federal protections while eschewing “legal restrictions and company oversight” as they make their incursions into the banking sector.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Digital money machines</h2> <p>The writing may be on the wall for the ICBA and other independent bank policy and lobby organizations, who in July of 2020 asked for a new <a href="https://www.bankingdive.com/news/industrial-loan-charter-moratorium-approvals-BPI-ICBA/582613/">three-year moratorium</a> on ILC charter approvals by the FDIC. But, with Yellen signaling her openness to exploring digital dollar alternatives, and the FDIC <a href="https://www.fdic.gov/news/board/2020/2020-03-17-notational-fr.pdf">fine-tuning</a> ILC rules such as requiring their parent companies to always maintain a line of credit or pool of capital available to the bank it owns, the future does not bode well for the keepers of the traditional banking torch.</p> <p>The FDIC’s approval of Square Inc.’s application may have been the clue that the coast was clear for other FinTechs like Brex to start sailing in. Should its application go through, “Brex Bank” will be led by Bruce Wallace, <a href="https://www.svb.com/news/company-news/silicon-valley-bank-names-bruce-wallace-chief-digital-officer-and-hires-chief-operations-officer-michael-dreyer">formerly</a> the chief operating officer and chief digital officer at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) – one of the largest banks in the U.S., founded in 1982 “over a poker game,” <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Valley_Bank">according</a> to its Wikipedia entry. One of the early investors in Cisco Systems, SVB has been a major player in the facilitation of venture capital for tech startups over its 35-year existence.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Just “Wise” now</h2> <p>Perhaps a more innocuous sign that banking as we know it is about to go the way of the dodo bird is the <a href="https://sifted.eu/articles/transferwise-becomes-wise/">name change</a> of one of the largest payment processing startups of recent years. British payments group TransferWise is dropping the “Transfer” from its brand 10 years on from its founding. “We’ve evolved to fix more than just money transfer,” says Wise CEO Kristo Käärmann.</p> <p>Processing about $6.35 billion in payments every month for its 10 million worldwide customers, Wise is looking to make sure that its name doesn’t interfere with its rapidly scaling business. James Greenfield of Koto branding agency, interviewed by <em>Sifted</em> about the name change, described the difficulties involved in changing the name of a company that might better describe the feelings of traditional commercial banks, which are seeing their domain overtaken by FinTechs like Brex and, potentially, Wise in the near future. “The process of change is hard for a lot of people to go through,” said Greenfield, adding that the “the mourning around a name they have an emotional relationship with is tough to navigate.”</p> <p>Somehow, it doesn’t seem like Peter Thiel — one of TransferWise’s early backers and founder of his own, quite well-known FinTech (PayPal) — or other Big Tech players who are thinking of entering the banking business will much care about the names they will be putting on their digital dollar-denominated, sparsely-regulated money machines.</p> <p>Feature photo | A man wearing a face mask due to COVID-19 concerns stands outside a check cashing service center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 3, 2020. Bebeto Matthews | AP</p> <p><em><strong>Raul Diego</strong> is a MintPress News Staff Writer, independent photojournalist, researcher, writer and documentary filmmaker.</em></p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/275655-2/275655/" rel="nofollow">For FinTech Magnates: Digital Dollars for the Poor, Exponential Profits for the Rich</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/" rel="nofollow">MintPress News</a>.</p> <p><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5130948" width="16" /> MintPress News</div>The post <a href="https://all-nt.com/wp/2021/02/24/275655/">MintPress News: For FinTech Magnates: Digital Dollars for the Poor, Exponential Profits for the Rich</a> first appeared on <a href="https://all-nt.com/wp">All News And Times - all-nt.com</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7967311" width="16" height="16"> All News And Times – all-nt.com trump investigations from michael_novakhov admin Trump Investigations – trumpinvestigations.net: MintPress News: For FinTech Magnates: Digital Dollars for the Poor, Exponential Profits for the Rich https://trumpinvestigations.net/2021/02/24/275655/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:a635cda5-005c-d802-131a-9d06be655d1f Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:16:10 -0500 <div> <p class="has-drop-cap">In a virtual conference hosted by <em>The New York Times,</em> Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen gave her <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-22/yellen-signals-interest-in-backing-digital-dollar-research">nod of approval</a> to the idea of “sovereign digital currencies” to solve the riddle of financial inclusion in America.</p> <p>According to <a href="https://www.fdic.gov/analysis/household-survey/">recent data</a>, approximately 7.1 million, or 5.4 percent of households, in the United States have no access to a bank account and almost <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/08/25percent-of-us-households-are-either-unbanked-or-underbanked.html">20 percent more</a> are underbanked, leaving tens of millions of people at the mercy of <a href="https://public-accountability.org/report/the-predators-creditors/">predatory pay-lending</a> services and other means to receive or make payments. While these numbers do seem to be on a <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/08/25percent-of-us-households-are-either-unbanked-or-underbanked.html">downward trend</a>, they are still far above those of most developed countries, such as France and Germany.</p> <p>Further compromising the positive data is the pandemic’s role in rising unemployment, depletion of savings, and reduced access to credit. Even simple loss of proximity to banking facilities is contributing to the problem, as the biggest banking chains <a href="https://fortune.com/2019/03/06/jp-morgan-wells-fargo-locations/">pull out</a> of low-income neighborhoods.</p> <p>Yellen suggested “that a digital dollar — a central-bank digital currency — could help with” the problem, though <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/business/dealbook/janet-yellen-dealbook.html">she conceded</a> that there were multiple “issues” surrounding the concept of implementing a system of virtual money, such as the “impact on the banking system” and what role the Federal Reserve, which she led between 2010 and 2014, would play at the retail and wholesale levels.</p> <p>The former Fed chair warned about cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, and the “staggering” amount of energy it requires, calling the blockchain-based token “an extremely inefficient way of conducting transactions,” seemingly unaware of the contradiction that a Fed-controlled digital coin would be based on the same technology. Her biggest concern seemed to revolve around crypto’s use for “illicit finance” as well as its volatility. Nevertheless, Yellen supports researching the “viability” of creating a digital dollar and, if recent movement in the FinTech (financial technology) sector is any indication, a brave new world of virtual benjamins may soon become a reality.</p> <p>Yellen’s comments can also be read as a tacit acceptance of the fact that the U.S. will soon be facing stiff competition as the world’s reserve currency, stemming from a <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-08-23/china-s-crypto-currency-may-challenge-u-s-dollar-peg-in-hong-kong">proposed banking law</a> in China that would create a digital Yuan pegged to a cryptocurrency token issued by the People’s Bank of China. Regardless, all signs are pointing to significant change in the works.</p> <p> </p> <h2>A bank by any other name</h2> <p>On February 19, a financial management software company called <a href="https://www.brex.com/">Brex</a> filed for a bank charter license in Utah, looking to “expand upon [its] existing suite of financial products and business software” by  providing “credit solutions and FDIC-insured deposit products to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs),” according to the <a href="https://www.brex.com/posts/brex-ILC-filing-announcement/">press release</a>.</p> <p>The proposed bank will be able to work outside some of the federal regulations imposed on commercial banks and will escape Fed supervision altogether by incorporating as an industrial bank, which are state-chartered financial institutions otherwise known as industrial loan companies (<a href="https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/examinations/supervisory/insights/sisum04/industrial_loans.html">ILCs</a>) that are currently chartered in only <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_loan_company">seven</a> U.S. states.</p> <p>ILCs differ from regular banks in that they can be owned by non-financial commercial businesses and are <a href="https://glassgoldberg.com/2020/02/24/the-difference-between-industrial-and-commercial-banks/">prohibited</a> from accepting demand deposits – funds that can be withdrawn at any time. ILCs instead take deposits as “investment shares,” which are then used to provide loans to small businesses or low-income workers who are unable to qualify for credit at “traditional lending institutions” — falling halfway between a payday lender and a full-fledged bank. Notably, federal and state oversight <a href="https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/examinations/supervisory/insights/sisum04/industrial_loans.html#drop8">do not extend</a> to the controlling company itself.</p> <div class="iframely-embed"> <div class="iframely-responsive" style="padding-top: 120px;"><a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/janet-yellens-conflict-interest-augurs-retail-investment-regulation/275098/"></a></div> </div> <p>Industrial bank charters have been the subject of intense criticism and controversy. In 2005, Walmart <a href="https://www.investopedia.com/terms/i/industrial-bank.asp">filed</a> for an ILC charter for the “purpose of reducing credit and debit card transaction fees,” unleashing widespread opposition from commercial banks, which see ILCs as a threat to the banking industry. The protests resulted in a <a href="https://www.aei.org/articles/the-fdics-ilc-moratorium/">moratorium</a> issued by the FDIC on all industrial bank applications a year later. In 2020, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) lobby group released <a href="https://www.icba.org/news/icba-in-the-news/press-releases/2020/03/18/icba-statement-on-fdic-industrial-loan-company-proposal">a statement</a> strongly condemning the FDIC’s <a href="https://www.consumerfinsights.com/2020/03/square-obtains-fdic-charter-to-operate-its-own-bank-as-an-industrial-loan-company/">approval</a> of Square Inc.’s ILC bank charter application (also in Utah) in March of that year.</p> <p>Square has recently <a href="https://investors.squareup.com/news/news-details/2021/Square-Inc.-Announces-Fourth-Quarter-and-Full-Year-2020-Results/default.aspx">purchased</a> $170 Million worth of Bitcoin, adding to a previous investment of $50 Million, pumping as much as 5 percent of the company’s cash into the cryptocurrency in order to offer Bitcoin transaction facilities to its merchants. Motivated by the wave of FinTech companies moving into the banking space through ILCs, the ICBA published a <a href="https://www.icba.org/docs/default-source/icba/advocacy-documents/reports/ilc-white-paper.pdf?sfvrsn=ea6f4317_0">white paper</a> in 2019 warning about the “dangers of mixing banking and commerce” through what they consider to be a regulatory “loophole” that allows Big Tech firms to take advantage of federal protections while eschewing “legal restrictions and company oversight” as they make their incursions into the banking sector.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Digital money machines</h2> <p>The writing may be on the wall for the ICBA and other independent bank policy and lobby organizations, who in July of 2020 asked for a new <a href="https://www.bankingdive.com/news/industrial-loan-charter-moratorium-approvals-BPI-ICBA/582613/">three-year moratorium</a> on ILC charter approvals by the FDIC. But, with Yellen signaling her openness to exploring digital dollar alternatives, and the FDIC <a href="https://www.fdic.gov/news/board/2020/2020-03-17-notational-fr.pdf">fine-tuning</a> ILC rules such as requiring their parent companies to always maintain a line of credit or pool of capital available to the bank it owns, the future does not bode well for the keepers of the traditional banking torch.</p> <p>The FDIC’s approval of Square Inc.’s application may have been the clue that the coast was clear for other FinTechs like Brex to start sailing in. Should its application go through, “Brex Bank” will be led by Bruce Wallace, <a href="https://www.svb.com/news/company-news/silicon-valley-bank-names-bruce-wallace-chief-digital-officer-and-hires-chief-operations-officer-michael-dreyer">formerly</a> the chief operating officer and chief digital officer at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) – one of the largest banks in the U.S., founded in 1982 “over a poker game,” <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Valley_Bank">according</a> to its Wikipedia entry. One of the early investors in Cisco Systems, SVB has been a major player in the facilitation of venture capital for tech startups over its 35-year existence.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Just “Wise” now</h2> <p>Perhaps a more innocuous sign that banking as we know it is about to go the way of the dodo bird is the <a href="https://sifted.eu/articles/transferwise-becomes-wise/">name change</a> of one of the largest payment processing startups of recent years. British payments group TransferWise is dropping the “Transfer” from its brand 10 years on from its founding. “We’ve evolved to fix more than just money transfer,” says Wise CEO Kristo Käärmann.</p> <p>Processing about $6.35 billion in payments every month for its 10 million worldwide customers, Wise is looking to make sure that its name doesn’t interfere with its rapidly scaling business. James Greenfield of Koto branding agency, interviewed by <em>Sifted</em> about the name change, described the difficulties involved in changing the name of a company that might better describe the feelings of traditional commercial banks, which are seeing their domain overtaken by FinTechs like Brex and, potentially, Wise in the near future. “The process of change is hard for a lot of people to go through,” said Greenfield, adding that the “the mourning around a name they have an emotional relationship with is tough to navigate.”</p> <p>Somehow, it doesn’t seem like Peter Thiel — one of TransferWise’s early backers and founder of his own, quite well-known FinTech (PayPal) — or other Big Tech players who are thinking of entering the banking business will much care about the names they will be putting on their digital dollar-denominated, sparsely-regulated money machines.</p> <p>Feature photo | A man wearing a face mask due to COVID-19 concerns stands outside a check cashing service center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 3, 2020. Bebeto Matthews | AP</p> <p><em><strong>Raul Diego</strong> is a MintPress News Staff Writer, independent photojournalist, researcher, writer and documentary filmmaker.</em></p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/275655-2/275655/" rel="nofollow">For FinTech Magnates: Digital Dollars for the Poor, Exponential Profits for the Rich</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/" rel="nofollow">MintPress News</a>.</p> <p><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5130948" width="16" /> MintPress News</div>The post <a href="https://trumpinvestigations.net/2021/02/24/275655/">MintPress News: For FinTech Magnates: Digital Dollars for the Poor, Exponential Profits for the Rich</a> first appeared on <a href="https://trumpinvestigations.net">Trump Investigations - trumpinvestigations.net</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7441751" width="16" height="16"> Trump Investigations – trumpinvestigations.net trump investigations admin All News And Times – all-nt.com: FBI warns of fake charity scams in wake of winter storm impacting Texas – El Paso Times https://all-nt.com/wp/2021/02/24/6801308002/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:5167d57b-1bee-f437-6c06-ab86f164578a Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:15:14 -0500 <div><a href="https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2021/02/24/fbi-el-paso-warns-fake-charity-scams-teas-winter-storm/6801308002/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">FBI warns of fake charity scams in wake of winter storm impacting Texas</a>  <font color="#6f6f6f">El Paso Times</font></div>The post <a href="https://all-nt.com/wp/2021/02/24/6801308002/">FBI warns of fake charity scams in wake of winter storm impacting Texas – El Paso Times</a> first appeared on <a href="https://all-nt.com/wp">All News And Times - 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Experts point to four reasons. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/02/14/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks Review urn:uuid:f32e68b0-ef34-c41c-ab0b-65706ee37058 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <table style="border: 1px solid #E0E0E0; margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0" valign="top" align="left" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px;width: 36px;white-space:nowrap" width="36" valign="top"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;"></td> <td width="100%" style="padding-top: 6px;"> <b> Michael_Novakhov <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;"> <div><div><div><p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p></div><div><p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p></div><div><p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p></div><div><p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p></div><div><p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates," Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p></div><div><p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p></div><div><p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. "Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p></div><div><p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p></div><div><p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s "Meet the Press.”</p></div><div><p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p></div><div><p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p></div><div><p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p></div><div><p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p></div><div><p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p></div><div><p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p></div><div><p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p></div><div><p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p></div><div><p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p></div><div><p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p></div><div><p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p></div><div><p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p></div><div><p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p></div><div><p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain," Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. "The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p></div><div><p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p></div></div></div> Puerto Rico Times – pr-times.com: Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons. https://pr-times.com/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:1b2a2dff-2fe9-483b-d24c-f703d4a61e44 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://pr-times.com/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? 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Experts point to four reasons. https://trumpinvestigations.net/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:6417956f-36f1-93bd-ad8b-f3a2ad5f933c Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://trumpinvestigations.net/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? 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Experts point to four reasons. https://newslynx.net/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:901f746f-4a59-f5c5-51da-f68097ae7976 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://newslynx.net/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons.</a> first appeared on <a href="https://newslynx.net">NewsLynx℠ - NewsLynx.net</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7979914" width="16" height="16"> NewsLynx℠ – NewsLynx.net michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ mikenova12@gmail.com Global Security News- globalsecuritynews.org: Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons. https://globalsecuritynews.org/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:179ab881-cc73-d32d-8b40-aaf633523925 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://globalsecuritynews.org/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons.</a> first appeared on <a href="https://globalsecuritynews.org">Global Security News- globalsecuritynews.org</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6801424" width="16" height="16"> Global Security News- globalsecuritynews.org michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ Admin The News And Times: Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons. https://newsandtimes.org/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:0d925068-c974-f7ed-06f0-e4d747811ebf Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://newsandtimes.org/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons.</a> first appeared on <a href="https://newsandtimes.org">The News And Times</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6921853" width="16" height="16"> The News And Times michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin Russia News – russia-news.org: Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons. https://russia-news.org/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:fa7f0fc7-cbb8-842f-7822-3084a4d6eb1c Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://russia-news.org/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons.</a> first appeared on <a href="https://russia-news.org">Russia News - russia-news.org</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7957402" width="16" height="16"> Russia News – russia-news.org michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin Covid-19 Review: Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons. https://covid-19-review.org/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:6c627189-4304-c240-db64-4a2460e4b92b Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://covid-19-review.org/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons.</a> first appeared on <a href="https://covid-19-review.org">Covid-19 Review</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7855948" width="16" height="16"> Covid-19 Review michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin The Brooklyn News: Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons. https://bklynnews.com/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:58b2f80f-86bd-5ab4-f5b8-f8ee1f656142 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div class="bklyn-before-content" id="bklyn-1474147884"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="bklyn-after-content" id="bklyn-1280925390"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div>The post <a href="https://bklynnews.com/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons.</a> first appeared on <a href="https://bklynnews.com">The Brooklyn News</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7923064" width="16" height="16"> The Brooklyn News michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin The News And Times Information Network – newsandtimes.net: Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons. https://newsandtimes.net/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:c9a7859c-339c-3ad7-5d9c-e76bf4b9d914 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://newsandtimes.net/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons.</a> first appeared on <a href="https://newsandtimes.net">The News And Times Information Network - newsandtimes.net</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7595400" width="16" height="16"> The News And Times Information Network – newsandtimes.net michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin News-Lynx – news-lynx.net: Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons. https://news-lynx.net/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:85495883-bbee-e7c5-1f44-16c6435dae53 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://news-lynx.net/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons.</a> first appeared on <a href="https://news-lynx.net">News-Lynx - news-lynx.net</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7978347" width="16" height="16"> News-Lynx – news-lynx.net michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin News-Links – news-links.org: Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons. https://news-links.org/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:cc2e17ac-635d-17b7-5c0d-600533e3e844 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://news-links.org/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons.</a> first appeared on <a href="https://news-links.org">News-Links - news-links.org</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7940285" width="16" height="16"> News-Links – news-links.org michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ Admin Las Vegas Shooting of 2017 – lasvegas-shooting.org: Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons. https://lasvegas-shooting.org/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:5571b88d-572a-8c27-a207-1b21a1b06b77 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://lasvegas-shooting.org/2021/02/24/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? 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Experts point to four reasons. https://fbireform.org/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:045aa821-3879-aa06-47aa-c571b6cab80e Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://fbireform.org/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons.</a> first appeared on <a href="https://fbireform.org">FBI Reform - fbireform.org</a>.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7990444" width="16" height="16"> FBI Reform – fbireform.org michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ Admin CoronaVirus Alerts – coronavirusalerts.net: Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? Experts point to four reasons. https://coronavirusalerts.net/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:9bf9958c-ab02-a954-c25b-1803c2fbaac4 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://coronavirusalerts.net/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? 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Experts point to four reasons. https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/ Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (19 sites) urn:uuid:b5801bdd-8fb6-37c6-760f-8027ff0bc391 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:55:36 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; height: 36px; border-radius: 4px;" /></td> <td style="padding-top: 6px;" width="100%"> <b><br /> Michael_Novakhov<br /> <a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-are-coronavirus-/0:98beaf">shared this story</a><br /> .</b> </td> </tr> </table> <hr style="clear: both; margin: 0 0 24px;" /> <div> <div> <div> <p>Some point to <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">the quickening pace</a> of <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?itid=lk_inline_manual_4" rel="nofollow">coronavirus</a> vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.</p> </div> <div> <p>The rolling daily average of new infections in the United States hit its all-time high of 248,200 on Jan. 12, according to data gathered and analyzed by The Washington Post. Since then, the number has dropped every day, hitting 91,000 on Sunday, its lowest level since November.</p> </div> <div> <p>A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the idea that Americans are now seeing the effect of their good behavior — not of increased vaccinations.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I don’t think the vaccine is having much of an impact at all on case rates,&#8221; Tom Frieden <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1361025127501230083" rel="nofollow">said in an interview</a> Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “It’s what we’re doing right: staying apart, wearing masks, not traveling, not mixing with others indoors.”</p> </div> <div> <p>However, Frieden noted, the country’s numbers are still higher than they were during the spring and summer virus waves and “we’re nowhere near out of the woods.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“We’ve had three surges,” Frieden said. &#8220;Whether or not we have a fourth surge is up to us, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The current CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said in a round of TV interviews Sunday morning that behavior will be crucial to averting yet another spike in infections and that it is far too soon for states to be rescinding mask mandates. Walensky also noted the declining numbers but said cases are still “more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“It’s encouraging to see these trends coming down, but they’re coming down from an extraordinarily high place,” she <a class="external" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-february-14-2021-n1257923" rel="nofollow">said</a> on NBC’s &#8220;Meet the Press.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, publisher of <a class="external" href="https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america?view=total-deaths&amp;tab=trend" rel="nofollow">a popular coronavirus model</a>, are among those who attribute declining cases to vaccines and the virus’s seasonality, which scientists <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-probably-seasonal-thats-no-reason-relax/?itid=lk_inline_manual_19" rel="nofollow">have said</a> may allow it to spread faster in colder weather.</p> </div> <div> <p>In the IHME’s most recent briefing, <a class="external" href="http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/Projects/COVID/2021/102_briefing_United_States_of_America_0.pdf" rel="nofollow">published Friday</a>, the authors write that cases have “declined sharply,” dropping nearly 50 percent since early January.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Two [factors] are driving down transmission,” the briefing says. “1) the continued scale-up of vaccination helped by the fraction of adults willing to accept the vaccine reaching 71 percent, and 2) declining seasonality, which will contribute to declining transmission potential from now until August.”</p> </div> <div> <p>The model predicts 152,000 more covid-19 deaths by June 1, but projects that the vaccine rollout will save 114,000 lives.</p> </div> <div> <p>Nearly 40 million people have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, about 12 percent of the U.S. population. Experts <a class="external" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/health/herd-immunity-covid-coronavirus.html" rel="nofollow">have said </a>that 70 percent to 90 percent of people need to have immunity, either through vaccination or prior infection, to quash the pandemic. And some leading epidemiologists <a class="external" href="https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966757161/health-experts-examine-reasons-for-drop-in-covid-19-cases" rel="nofollow">have agreed</a> with Frieden, saying that not enough people are vaccinated to make such a sizable dent in the case rates.</p> </div> <div> <p>A fourth, less optimistic explanation has also emerged: More new cases are simply going undetected. On Twitter, Eleanor Murray, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1358103322755006464" rel="nofollow">said</a> an increased focus on vaccine distribution and administration could be making it harder to get tested.</p> </div> <div> <p>“I worry that it’s at least partly an artifact of resources being moved from testing to vaccination,” Murray said of the declines.</p> </div> <div> <p>The Covid Tracking Project, which <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/data" rel="nofollow">compiles and publishes</a> data on coronavirus testing, has indeed observed a steady recent decrease in tests, from more than 2 million per day in mid-January to about 1.6 million a month later. <a class="external" href="https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/third-surge-continues-to-ease-weekly-covid-19-data-feb-11" rel="nofollow">The project’s latest update</a> blames this dip on “a combination of reduced demand as well as reduced availability or accessibility of testing.”</p> </div> <div> <p>“Demand for testing may have dropped because fewer people are sick or have been exposed to infected individuals, but also perhaps because testing isn’t being promoted as heavily,” the authors write.</p> </div> <div> <p>They note that a backlog of tests over the holidays probably produced an artificial spike of reported tests in early January, but that even when adjusted, it’s still “unequivocally the wrong direction for a country that needs to understand the movements of the virus during a slow vaccine rollout and the spread of multiple new variants.”</p> </div> <div> <p>Where most experts agree: The mutated variants of the virus pose perhaps the biggest threat to the country’s recovery. One is spreading rapidly and another, known as B.1.351, contains a mutation that may help the virus partly evade natural and vaccine-induced antibodies.</p> </div> <div> <p>Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the United States, but <a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/02/13/reinfection-south-africa-variant/?itid=lk_inline_manual_40" rel="nofollow">a critically ill man in France</a> underscores the variant’s potentially dangerous consequences. The 58-year-old had a mild coronavirus infection in September and the B.1.351 strain reinfected him four months later.</p> </div> <div> <p>No matter what’s causing the current downturn in new infections, experts have urged Americans to avoid complacency.</p> </div> <div> <p>“Masks, distancing, ventilation, avoiding gatherings, getting vaccinated when eligible. These are the tools we have to continue the long trip down the tall mountain,&#8221; Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said <a class="external" href="https://twitter.com/cmyeaton/status/1357121314859978759" rel="nofollow">on Twitter</a>. &#8220;The variants may throw us a curve ball, but if we keep driving down transmission we can get to a better place.”</p> </div> <div> <p><em>Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>The post <a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/why-coronavirus-cases-are-dropping/">Why are coronavirus cases dropping in the U.S.? 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In a blog post entitled “Disclosing networks of state-linked information operations,” it claimed that it had taken the decision to remove 69 Russian accounts primarily because they were “undermining faith in the NATO alliance and its stability.”The move sparked controversy on Twitter itself, with many users joking that their own fealty to NATO was insufficiently zealous.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">I&#8217;m sorry but, what? <a href="https://t.co/CmcUCrXP9h">https://t.co/CmcUCrXP9h</a> <a href="https://t.co/HYHOXXzUCS">pic.twitter.com/HYHOXXzUCS</a></p> <p>— Vincent Bevins (@Vinncent) <a href="https://twitter.com/Vinncent/status/1364566253738864641?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 24, 2021</a></p> </blockquote> <p> </p> <h2>Twitter’s glass house</h2> <p>Twitter justified the decision by pointing to its rules regarding the prohibition of state-controlled disinformation networks. Yet it failed to fully explain exactly how it knew these users were in the pay of the Kremlin or under the control of the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei. Indeed, the supposedly “independent investigation and analysis” team at the Stanford Internet Observatory, to which Twitter contracted out its work, itself has troubling connections to the (U.S.) state. For example, its non-resident fellow <a href="https://cyber.fsi.stanford.edu/io/people/matt-masterson">Matt Masterton</a> was, until recently, a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security. Indeed, the whole observatory is located within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, headed by former American Ambassador to Russia (and noted Kremlin hawk) <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/former-us-ambassador-claims-he-never-met-navalny-but-unearthed-photo-proves-otherwise/275531/">Michael McFaul</a>.</p> <p>Supposed “experts” accuse users of being Russia-linked disinformation agents with great regularity. Ben Nimmo, data journalist and former NATO press officer, falsely asserted that a noted Ukrainian concert pianist and a Welsh pensioner were Kremlin bots. Nimmo was recently <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/censorship-way-facebook-hires-nato-press-officer-intelligence-chief/275154/">announced</a> as Facebook’s chief of intelligence.</p> <p>This is far from the first time that Twitter has taken action against those spreading information it does not like. However, its targets seem invariably to be enemies of the United States and NATO. In June, on advice from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Twitter <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/hawkish-think-tank-twitter-decision-delete-chinese-accounts/268524/">banned</a> nearly 200,000 accounts from China, Russia, and Turkey, all of which it accused of “spreading geopolitical narratives favorable to the Communist Party of China,” the Kremlin or Istanbul. Yet ASPI itself is <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/hawkish-think-tank-twitter-decision-delete-chinese-accounts/268524/">funded</a> by both the U.S. and Australian governments, as well as a myriad of weapons contractors, all of whom have a distinct and strong interest in heightening tensions with NATO’s adversaries. Four months later, Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1311462538056544258?s=20">took action</a> against a number of Iranian accounts on the suggestion of the FBI.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Unfortunately, the extent of the collaboration between big tech and the national security state extends beyond mere collaboration on whom to delete. In 2019, it was </span><a href="https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/twitter-executive-also-part-time-officer-uk-army-psychological-warfare-unit"><span style="font-weight: 400;">revealed</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that a senior Twitter executive was in fact a high-ranking officer in the British Army’s 77th Brigade, its division devoted to psychological operations and online warfare. How he could have achieved such a high position at Twitter without the knowing cooperation of the tech giant is unclear. Even less certain is why the story was almost completely </span><a href="https://fair.org/home/media-ignore-unmasking-of-twitter-exec-as-british-psyops-officer/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">ignored</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in the mainstream media and how he maintains his job at Twitter to this day.</span></p> <p>In addition to the appointment of NATO man Nimmo, Facebook also maintains a close relationship with the military organization. In 2018, it <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/facebook-partners-hawkish-atlantic-council-nato-lobby-group-protect-democracy/242289/">announced</a> a partnership with the NATO-cutout group the Atlantic Council, whereby the council would help curate the news feeds of its <a href="https://sproutsocial.com/insights/facebook-stats-for-marketers/">2.8 billion</a> users.</p> <p>Reddit also <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/media-censorship-conference-censored-youtube/274918/">hired</a> a former Atlantic Council deputy director of its Middle East Strategy Task Force as its director of policy, a move that linked the popular social news aggregation site to the national security state. Other big tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM have <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/cia-big-tech-cloud-computuing-procurement-drive-brings-war-economy/273269/#.X7wgsQWw8Dc.twitter">signed</a> multi-billion dollar commercial deals with the CIA, a move that brings virtually the entire industry into the orbit of the national security state.</p> <p> </p> <h2>The MIC of the “New Digital Age”</h2> <p>“What Lockheed Martin was to the twentieth century,”<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/opinion/sunday/the-banality-of-googles-dont-be-evil.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0"> wrote</a> Google executives Eric Schmidt and Larry Cohen in their book “The New Digital Age,” “technology and cyber-security companies will be to the twenty-first.” Their book was heartily endorsed on its back cover by Atlantic Council Director Henry Kissinger.</p> <div class="iframely-embed"> <div class="iframely-responsive" style="padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 120px;"><a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/cia-big-tech-cloud-computuing-procurement-drive-brings-war-economy/273269/"></a></div> </div> <p>NATO was founded in the wake of the Second World War as a supposedly defensive alliance against the Soviet Union. However, with that nation’s dissolution in 1991, NATO was not scrapped; in fact, it was expanded, both in member nations and its remit. NATO began to declare that its purview spread across the entire world and into cyberspace. At the organization’s 70th anniversary in 2019, its former supreme commander, Admiral James Stavridis, <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/increasingly-unpopular-nato-turns-70-organization-reached-retirement-age/257025/">declared</a> that it would henceforth be “far more engaged in…cyber security” and would employ a far greater “offensive cyber capability.” Twitter’s latest actions suggest that his proclamations were accurate.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Stealth propaganda</h2> <p>While the Soviet government effectively controlled its entire media apparatus, its citizens were at least cognizant of that fact and distrusted it accordingly. In the West, however, the level of state penetration into both commercial and social media is rarely discussed. A propaganda system is far more effective — and dangerous — when those inside are unaware of it and believe themselves to be free from influence. Worse still, big social media companies like Twitter and Facebook dominate the world, not just one country, meaning their influence is global. The fact that Twitter is taking action against accounts because they undermine faith in NATO is a sure sign of the organization’s growing influence in Twitter’s internal affairs.</p> <p>Feature photo | Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., listens as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Nov. 17, 2020. Bill Clark | Pool via AP</p> <p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/AlanRMacLeod" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><strong>Alan MacLeod</strong></a> is Senior Staff Writer for MintPress News. After completing his PhD in 2017 he published two books: <a href="https://www.routledge.com/Bad-News-from-Venezuela-Twenty-years-of-fake-news-and-misreporting/Macleod/p/book/9781138489233" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Bad News From Venezuela: Twenty Years of Fake News and Misreporting</a> and <a href="https://www.routledge.com/Propaganda-in-the-Information-Age-Still-Manufacturing-Consent-1st-Edition/MacLeod/p/book/9781138366404?fbclid=IwAR2xQQWJd98C25wapG4ynmlEnGvL5wxG_mp5RwpBwtwPDxInjNZ1Oo7KD-E" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent</a>, as well as <a href="https://journalcontent.mediatheoryjournal.org/index.php/mt/article/view/65/56" rel="noopener" target="_blank">a</a> <a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0306396818823639#articleShareContainer" rel="noopener" target="_blank">number</a> <a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/blar.12940" rel="noopener" target="_blank">of</a> <a href="https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcomm.2018.00064/full" rel="noopener" target="_blank">academic</a> <a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0896920518820934" rel="noopener" target="_blank">articles</a>. He has also contributed to <a href="https://fair.org/author/alan-macleod/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">FAIR.org</a>, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/profile/alan-macleod" rel="noopener" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>, <a href="https://www.salon.com/writer/alan-macleod" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Salon</a>, <a href="https://thegrayzone.com/author/alan-macleod/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">The Grayzone</a>, <a href="https://jacobinmag.com/author/alan-macleod" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Jacobin Magazine</a>, and <a href="https://www.commondreams.org/author/alan-macleod" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Common Dreams</a>.</em></p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/twitter-deletes-accounts-for-undermining-faith-in-nato/275641/" rel="nofollow">Twitter Deletes Dozens of Russian Accounts for “Undermining Faith in NATO”</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.mintpressnews.com/" rel="nofollow">MintPress News</a>.</p> <p></p> <p><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/5130948" width="16" /> MintPress News</div>The post <a href="https://trumpinvestigations.net/2021/02/24/275641/">MintPress News: Twitter Deletes Dozens of Russian Accounts for “Undermining Faith in NATO”</a> first appeared on <a href="https://trumpinvestigations.net">Trump Investigations - trumpinvestigations.net</a>.<script id="twitter-wjs" type="text/javascript" async defer src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7441751" width="16" height="16"> Trump Investigations – trumpinvestigations.net trump investigations admin Trump Investigations – trumpinvestigations.net: Trump and FBI – News Review from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): “political criminology” – Google News: Mysuru university to launch commerce college on new https://trumpinvestigations.net/2021/02/24/article33927744-ece/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:54730f12-af7e-72ad-acfe-d2d72ba569d1 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:21:08 -0500 <div><a href="https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/mysuru-university-to-launch-commerce-college-on-new-campus/article33927744.ece" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Mysuru university to launch commerce college on new campus</a>  <font color="#6f6f6f">The Hindu</font></p> <p><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6869578" width="16" /> &#8220;political criminology&#8221; 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Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Just Security: Intersecting Religious and Gender-Based Persecution in Yazidi Genocide Case: A Request for an Extension of Charges https://trumpinvestigations.net/2021/02/24/intersecting-religious-and-gender-based-persecution-in-yazidi-genocide-case-a-request-for-an-extension-of-charges/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:74ea24c4-4565-3a80-4673-44d21d51f93f Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:45:53 -0500 <div> <p>The self-described Islamic State (IS) is publicly accused of having committed, in addition to genocide and war crimes, crimes against humanity and persecution on the basis of religion and gender against the Yazidi, an Iraqi religious minority. Yet this religious and gender-based persecution has not been charged to date. We argue that these charges are justified, that it is important for the prosecution to include all relevant crimes, and that the reason for the omission so far is legal mischaracterization and unjustified reluctance to engage in the practice of <a href="https://brill.com/view/book/edcoll/9789004271753/B9789004271753_014.xml">cumulative charging</a> of international crimes on the national level. We urge the Office of the German Federal Public Prosecutor to support the addition of these charges.</p> <p><strong>The Case against Taha A.-J.</strong></p> <p>In April 2020, the world’s <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/69833/first-yazidi-genocide-trial-commences-in-germany/">first trial</a> addressing genocide crimes against the Yazidi began at the Higher Regional Court (OLG) of Frankfurt. The Iraqi defendant, Taha A.-J., is alleged to have been a member of IS and, in this role, to have bought a Yazidi woman and her five-year-old daughter, kept them as slaves, and caused the girl to die of thirst in front of her mother. He is therefore <a href="https://www.generalbundesanwalt.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/DE/2020/Pressemitteilung-vom-21-02-2020.html">accused</a> of genocide, crimes against humanity (killing, torture, enslavement, deprivation of liberty) and war crimes (killing, torture) under the Code of Crimes against International Law (CCAIL).</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/25/world/europe/germany-genocide-trial-iraq-yazidi.html">trial</a> of Taha A.-J. is historic in several respects. First, it will contribute to the establishment of a legal truth about one of the most atrocious crimes of recent decades – namely, the international crimes committed against the Yazidi. It is also Germany’s first trial addressing the crime of genocide under the <a href="https://ihl-databases.icrc.org/ihl-nat/0/09889d9f415e031341256c770033e2d9/%24FILE/Act%20to%20Introduce%20the%20Code%20of%20Crimes%20against%20International%20Law%20of%2026%20June%202002%20%5B1%5D.pdf">CCAIL</a>. In addition, it is the first time that a suspect of international crimes is being tried in Germany when neither the perpetrator nor the victim are German nationals, the scene of the crime is in Iraq, and, most notably, the accused was not even on German soil when he was apprehended. Only on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by the Federal Supreme Court was it possible to arrest him in Greece and <a href="https://apnews.com/article/fa55762d89bf469bb19ecacf0adab64b">extradite</a> him to Germany.</p> <p>The underlying conduct took place in the northern Iraqi region of Shingal, 130 kilometers west of Mosul, where IS committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the Yazidi beginning in August 2014 and continuing to the present. Within a few months, thousands of Yazidi men were killed, and women and children were enslaved. Nearly 400,000 Yazidi individuals were driven from their home region, and <a href="https://www.npr.org/2020/11/24/938039004/a-yazidi-woman-searches-for-her-lost-daughter-kidnapped-by-isis-6-years-ago">to this day</a>, thousands of women and children remain missing.</p> <p>Not charged in the case so far is persecution on gender and religious grounds as a crime against humanity. But this could soon change. With a recently filed <a href="https://www.yazda.org/post/request-for-the-prosecution-of-religious-and-gbv-in-the-yazidi-genocide-case-in-germany">motion</a>, the victim’s counsel, on behalf of the surviving mother, requested that the legal characterization of the alleged criminal conduct be re-evaluated.</p> <p>The filing of such a request is possible since the German Code of Criminal Procedure allows, under <a href="https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_stpo/englisch_stpo.html#p1858">Section 265</a>, the possibility of modifying the legal characterization of facts introduced in the course of the trial. In the case in question, the victim’s counsel has argued that the indicted crimes against humanity were committed in a discriminatory and persecutory manner against an identifiable group on the intersecting grounds of religion and gender. Consequently, persecution on these two grounds could be added to the indictment as a crime against humanity under <a href="https://ihl-databases.icrc.org/ihl-nat/0/09889d9f415e031341256c770033e2d9/%24FILE/Act%20to%20Introduce%20the%20Code%20of%20Crimes%20against%20International%20Law%20of%2026%20June%202002%20%5B1%5D.pdf">Section 7 (1) Nr. 10 CCAIL</a>.</p> <p><strong>Targeted on Grounds of Religion; Separated on Basis of Gender and Age</strong></p> <p>The accused in the Frankfurt trial has been <a href="https://www.generalbundesanwalt.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/DE/2020/Pressemitteilung-vom-21-02-2020.html">indicted</a> with, inter alia, enslavement as a crime against humanity under Section 7 (1) Nr. 3 CCAIL. But the charges do not yet acknowledge the persecution on the basis of gender and religion – itself a crime against humanity – that is evinced by the discriminatory patterns of enslavement, torture, and deprivation of liberty in this case and other similar cases.</p> <p>The mass violence against the Yazidi commenced with IS attacking their villages in Northern Iraq in August 2014. Yazidi were intentionally and severely targeted because of their religion. According to expert Guido Steinberg, IS supporters regard the Yazidi as “devil worshippers” who, according to the IS ideology, are on the lowest social rung and must either be forcibly converted or destroyed. To this end, IS sorted captives according to gender and age – the separation of women, girls, men, and boys that followed immediately after the attacks was undertaken for the purpose of subjecting the members of the group, initially targeted due to their religion, to distinct crimes according to their gender and age. <a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09592318.2020.1726572?forwardService=showFullText&amp;tokenAccess=PXARBJZVCIUIBWTW4ENQ&amp;tokenDomain=eprints&amp;doi=10.1080%2F09592318.2020.1726572&amp;doi=10.1080%2F09592318.2020.1726572&amp;doi=10.1080%2F09592318.2020.1726572&amp;target=10.1080%2F09592318.2020.1726572&amp;journalCode=fswi20">Older women</a> were enslaved and forced to engage in domestic work. Younger women and girls were sexually enslaved, raped, and forcibly married. Men, on the other hand, were tortured and killed. <a href="https://icsr.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Cubs-in-the-Lions-Den-Indoctrination-and-Recruitment-of-Children-Within-Islamic-State-Territory.pdf">Boys</a> were indoctrinated and forced to convert through violence, including sexual violence, and trained to fight for IS as child soldiers. This pattern of attack and violence was repetitive during the raids of Yazidi villages and areas, providing strong evidence of a systematically gendered and religiously-discriminatory commission of crimes.</p> <p>According to reports by the <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/CoISyria/A_HRC_32_CRP.2_en.pdf">United Nations</a> and human rights <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/04/14/iraq-isis-escapees-describe-systematic-rape">organizations</a>, Yazidi women and girls were traded as slaves, enslaved as domestic servants, and forced into marriages and sexual slavery. To date, more than 3,000 Yazidi women and children are being held captive by IS or are considered <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/CoISyria/A_HRC_32_CRP.2_en.pdf">missing</a>.</p> <p>The enslavement and trading of the Yazidi mother and daughter in the case against Taha A.J. was therefore part of a system of reducing Yazidi women and girls to property for the purpose of domestic servitude and in which some (though not all) were held as sexual slaves.</p> <p>Within this system, IS explicitly attempted to justify sexual slavery on religious and gender grounds. In a document entitled, “Question and Answers on Taking and Capturing Slaves” published by IS’s Research and Fatwa Department, IS grants members permission to commit <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/04/14/iraq-isis-escapees-describe-systematic-rape">sexual violence</a>, engage in the slave trade and to enslave non-Muslim women. The <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/09/05/slavery-isis-rules">pamphlet</a> reads: “it is permissible to have sexual intercourse with a female captive” and “it is permissible to buy, sell, or give as a gift female captives and slaves, for they are merely property.”</p> <p>This pattern was corroborated by eyewitnesses and participants such as Leonora M., a female German national who joined IS as a minor who was arrested upon her return to Germany at the end of December 2020. Leonora <a href="https://www.presseportal.de/blaulicht/pm/14981/4795833">confirmed</a> that some Yazidi women were bought by IS members as slaves, then held while been given food and water only to be sold for a higher price to another IS member.</p> <p>In short, the differential treatment of male and female Yazidi provides <em>prima facie </em>evidence of the gendered basis of the persecution, while the pattern of attack and enslavement of Yazidi communities provides <em>prima facie</em> evidence of religious persecution. In the course of the Taha A.-J. trial, the testimonies of expert witnesses and eyewitnesses provided corroborating information on the fact that enslavement under IS did not affect both genders, but was exclusively directed against Yazidi women and girls and was exacerbated by the strict gender roles prescribed by IS ideology.</p> <p><strong>The Role of the Office of Federal Public Prosecutor General </strong></p> <p>Despite the evidence of religious- and gender-based persecution introduced in the course of the trial in the Frankfurt case, the federal prosecutors’ office has not (yet) charged these crimes. The failure to charge this form of persecution fuels doubts that their significance and status have been sufficiently considered in the investigations to date. As a result, an important element of the survivors’ and wider community’s experiences of injustice risks being disregarded. However,  the office now has the opportunity to rectify the omission by supporting the motion to modify the charges.</p> <p>The federal prosecutor recently made a step towards accountability for sexual and gender-based crimes in the Al Khatib <a href="https://www.justiceinfo.net/en/44167-first-time-torture-assad-regime-discussed-in-court.html">trial</a> in Koblenz. In the world’s first trial addressing Syrian state torture before the Koblenz Higher Regional Court, legal teams representing survivors also saw a need for the charges to fully reflect the scope and motives of the crimes committed. In November 2020, several victims’ legal teams <a href="https://www.ecchr.eu/en/press-release/syrien-prozess-in-koblenz-sexualisierte-gewalt-muss-als-verbrechen-gegen-die-menschlichkeit-behandelt-werden/">requested</a> that the evidence on crimes of sexual violence – more specifically rape and sexual coercion – collected in the context of the investigation and presented in the course of the trial be characterized and charged as crimes against humanity. Since sexual crimes were committed as part of a widespread and systematic attack against the civilian population (Section 7 (1) 6 CCAIL), they should not – in the Koblenz case – be exclusively charged as isolated incidents under the German criminal law. Rather, they should be charged in a way that appropriately reflects the <a href="https://www.justiceinfo.net/en/73307-syrian-and-yazidi-trials-sexual-violence.html">context</a> in which sexual violence was (and is being) committed – namely, in the context of systematic attacks, including torture, murder, and sexual violence, by the Syrian regime on individuals arbitrarily deprived of their liberty in detention facilities of the intelligence services and held under a pretence of political offenses. The fact that the federal prosecutor’s office appears to have not <a href="https://syriaroad2justice.medium.com/al-khatib-trial-statement-on-the-legal-recognition-of-sgbc-in-syria-as-a-crime-against-humanity-118ec42198d8">opposed</a> the request indicates a potential willingness to remedy previous shortcomings in accounting for sexual and gender-based crimes.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/german-court-hands-down-historic-syrian-torture-verdict/a-56670243">first verdict</a> in the Koblenz case – and indeed, the first international verdict for atrocity crimes committed in Syria – was handed down on Feb. 24, 2021. Eyad A., a relatively low-level defendant accused of rounding up dissidents and delivering them to detention centers where they faced torture, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for aiding and abetting torture and deprivation of liberty as a crime against humanity. The case against the main defendant, a more senior official who allegedly oversaw torture in detention centers, is ongoing, and no decision has yet been reached on whether to characterize sexual violence in these prisons as a crime against humanity.</p> <p>Another promising development when it comes to gender justice in the context of universal jurisdiction is the extension in late December 2020 of the arrest warrant against a Syrian national accused of having committed international crimes as a doctor in a military hospital in Syria. He has now also been charged with attempted <a href="https://www.generalbundesanwalt.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/DE/2020/Pressemitteilung3-vom-21-12-2020.html?nn=848266">deprivation of reproductive capacity</a> as a crime against humanity (Section 7 (1) 6 CCAIL).</p> <p><strong>Cumulative Charging to Account for Commission of Multidimensional Crimes</strong></p> <p>In the case of Taha A.-J., if the judges grant the motion of the legal team, it would set a remarkable blueprint for this and future trials. First, the amendment of the charges would allow for a legally complete coming to terms with the crimes committed against the surviving mother, which thousands of Yazidi women and girls have similarly endured and in some cases not survived. Second, a cumulative indictment of genocide and persecution as crimes against humanity, including the discriminatory aspects, would take into account the intersectional dimension of the acts. For the experience of the Yazidi illustrates that persecution rarely occurs only against individuals as representatives of one identifiable group, but rather on the basis of several, intersecting grounds of discrimination, such as race, religion, ethnicity, or gender, which are closely connected and influence each other.</p> <p>There are practical considerations to the amendment of the charges, too. In this context, the elements of persecution on the basis of gender and religion would even be “easier” to prove than that of genocide, because the crime of persecution does not subjectively require that the defendant intended destruction of the group “as such.” Rather attacking a person on the basis of their gender or religious affiliation already fulfils the subjective element of the crime. In this respect, the motion of the legal team in Frankfurt is likely to play into the hands of the court in terms of evidence: in the event that the charge of genocide fails because the <a href="https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/S1816383110000056">intent to destroy</a> is difficult to prove – especially for a particular defendant – the group-related collective injustice against Yazidi women could at least be covered by the crime of persecution.</p> <p>Yet so far, this is only theoretical. In practice, the crime of persecution under Section 7 (1) 6 CCAIL has not been charged even once.</p> <p><strong>Sexualized Violence Does Not Equal Gender-Based Violence</strong></p> <p>One of the reasons for a neglect of specifically gender-based acts of persecution that persists to this day – in the Taha A.-J. case and others – is legal mischaracterization born of a misapprehension of the meaning of “gender-based” discrimination or violence. For example, the failure to distinguish between sexualized and gender-based violence often leads to the assumption that in cases in which no sexualized act of violence has been committed against the victim’s body, there can be no gender-based persecution. This is as obviously wrong as it is fatal. Gender-based persecution encompasses sexual violence, but can also refer to a variety of other forms of discrimination, from division of tasks in forced labor to specific forms of mistreatment – or, as in the case of the crimes against the Yazidi, murder and enslavement – depending on the victim’s gender.</p> <p>The example of the Frankfurt trial shows how lethal such a mischaracterization can be. Although the enslavement of the two Yazidi victims with which Taha A.-J. has been charged in Frankfurt does not include direct sexual acts, the defendant apparently regarded the woman and her daughter as his “property” and thus exercised gender-based power of domination over the women. This gender hierarchy enabled these acts which led to the child’s death.</p> <p><strong>A Step Toward Intersectional Justice in International Criminal Law? </strong></p> <p>By failing to adequately criminalize and effectively account for persecution on intersecting religious and gender grounds, there is a risk of inadequate prosecution, as the indictment reflects only a selection and not the full extent of the crimes the accused is alleged to have committed. It is crucial for affected survivors and survivor communities at large that not only the defendant’s intent to destroy (i.e. commit genocide) is investigated and prosecuted but also the discriminatory intent towards groups identified on the basis of their religion and gender (i.e. persecution), which paved the way to genocide. These are two different crimes that each warrant examination. 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The award recognized two series — one that illuminated the depths of disproportionate deaths among Black Americans and another that explored how the meatpacking industry ignored pandemic warnings, blindsiding health officials and exposing essential workers and their communities to COVID-19. This marks the ninth Polk Award for ProPublica and the sixth consecutive year in which the newsroom was so honored.</p> <p>Reporting for the series on the coronavirus and racial disparities began early in the pandemic. ProPublica assembled a team to cover what it suspected would be a disproportionate and devastating impact on Black Americans. An article by Akilah Johnson and Talia Buford focused on Milwaukee, one of the few places in the U.S. that was then tracking the racial breakdown of infections, giving the earliest look at <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/early-data-shows-african-americans-have-contracted-and-died-of-coronavirus-at-an-alarming-rate">an emerging pattern of racial disparities in deaths</a> that would become a profound toll.</p> <p>Four days after this first story was published, President Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci addressed the disparities for the first time at a White House news conference. Trump pledged to release the data. ProPublica stayed ahead of the coverage by moving past the easy explanations often given for disparate outcomes in African Americans — that they were simply less healthy and that the causes were entrenched and nearly impossible to fix — to drum home that many of these deaths were avoidable.</p> <p>This work included spotlighting stories of <a href="https://features.propublica.org/chicago-first-deaths/covid-coronavirus-took-black-lives-first/">the first 100 people who died in Chicago</a>, 70 of whom were Black. Written by Duaa Eldeib, Adriana Gallardo, Johnson, Annie Waldman, Nina Martin, Buford and Tony Briscoe, the story exposed the flaws of one-size-fits-all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about when and how to seek care. In New Orleans, reporters Waldman and Josh Kaplan reported on hospitals <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/sent-home-to-die">sending infected Black patients home to die</a> against the wishes of loved ones, to be cared for by those relatives without the proper protective equipment.</p> <p>The data began to show that 40% of people dying of COVID-19 were diabetic. Lizzie Presser detailed how <a href="https://features.propublica.org/diabetes-amputations/black-american-amputation-epidemic/">Black Americans with diabetes lose limbs at a rate triple that of others</a>, a sign that quality preventive care isn’t reaching the people who need it most. As a result of her reporting, federal legislators <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/new-bill-aims-to-end-racial-disparities-in-amputations">introduced</a> a sweeping bill to reduce unnecessary amputations, the most significant legislative reform to date. The American Diabetes Association also introduced an initiative to reduce unnecessary amputations.</p> <p>The reporting showed that Americans suffering from kidney failure were more likely to be hospitalized because of COVID-19 than anyone else on Medicare. Presser found that while kidney disease affects people of all races at similar rates, Black Americans are three to four times more likely than white Americans to reach kidney failure and are far less likely to get a transplant. She wrote <a href="https://features.propublica.org/covid-dialysis/for-years-jamarcus-crews-tried-to-get-a-new-kidney-but-corporate-healthcare-stood-in-the-way/">a piece about one Black life in the crosshairs</a>, rooted in intimate interviews and years of medical records.</p> <p>A sweeping story by Martin and Johnson detailed how <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/how-covid-19-hollowed-out-a-generation-of-young-black-men">the virus is killing young Black men</a> with deadly efficiency. The reporters collected the stories of two dozen of these men and explored a theory called John Henryism, which helped put into context the underlying conditions that left them so vulnerable. The piece was accompanied by <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTOGwn6DSs4">an explanatory video on the theory</a> by Joe Singer, Nadia Sussman and Derrick Dent.</p> <p>ProPublica’s reporting on COVID-19 and the meatpacking industry began with reporter Michael Grabell, who had written extensively about the industry. In March, he wrote a story <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/what-happens-if-workers-cutting-up-the-nations-meat-get-sick">warning that the nation’s meatpacking plants were poised to explode with COVID-19</a>. This first story became the start of a quest to not only document the horrors unfolding at the plants, but to investigate how the industry had ignored decades of warnings to prepare for just such a pandemic.</p> <p>Grabell quickly teamed with reporter Bernice Yeung. With the help of research reporter Claire Perlman, they filed 180 public records requests to state and local health departments, mayors’ and governors’ offices and agriculture departments across the country, asking for their real-time emails and text messages as the virus hit local plants. The resulting trove captured <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/emails-reveal-chaos-as-meatpacking-companies-fought-health-agencies-over-covid-19-outbreaks-in-their-plants">the panic and despair of local officials as sick workers overwhelmed them</a>, plant managers ignored them and state officials failed them.</p> <p>Grabell and Yeung did what the government didn’t, meticulously tracking positive cases and deaths tied to meatpacking plants, using data from public health agencies and news reports. Unconvinced by the public narrative that meatpackers, like everyone else, were caught off-guard by COVID-19, the reporters dug into a decade’s worth of pandemic planning, and they found that <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/meatpacking-companies-dismissed-years-of-warnings-but-now-say-nobody-could-have-prepared-for-covid-19">the industry had ignored repeated warnings</a> that a pandemic would cause exactly the sort of problems that unfolded. Worse, meatpacking companies chose not to maintain basic contingency plans the government requested or stockpile masks as recommended by Occupational Safety and Health Administration.</p> <p>Meanwhile the government agencies that ostensibly exist to protect essential workers did not do so. <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/millions-of-essential-workers-are-being-left-out-of-covid-19-workplace-safety-protections-thanks-to-osha">OSHA ignored thousands of complaints</a> from non-health care workers and advised its inspectors to give employers the benefit of the doubt, even if they weren’t following guidelines set by the CDC. Buried in a public records request, ProPublica discovered that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had allowed the industry’s trade group to submit a draft of a <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/emails-show-the-meatpacking-industry-drafted-an-executive-order-to-keep-plants-open">presidential executive order that eventually helped meatpackers stay open</a> despite rampant disease outbreaks in their plants.</p> <p>Finally, reporters traveled to Waterloo, Iowa, where the local Tyson pork plant had the nation’s largest-known workplace outbreak. There they wove together two powerful, gutting narratives: The <a href="https://features.propublica.org/waterloo-meatpacking/as-covid-19-ravaged-this-iowa-city-officials-discovered-meatpacking-executives-were-the-ones-in-charge/">story of a town realizing that when the virus struck, Tyson was in charge</a>, and the history of a place that captures the sweep of how meatpacking was once a path to the middle class before the industry transformed, <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-history-of-waterloo-iowa-explains-how-meatpacking-plants-became-hotbeds-of-covid-19">setting itself up to become a hotbed of COVID-19</a>.</p> <p>ProPublica’s early, prescient reporting and the full arc of its coverage dismantled the meatpackers’ narrative from every angle. The stories were cited in testimony before the Senate Agriculture Committee, the House Small Business Committee and the Joint Economic Committee. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus cited ProPublica’s work in requesting a meeting with Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia and a Government Accountability Office investigation of COVID-19 in the meatpacking industry. 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund's account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">"The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this," he wrote.</p><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the "situation was deteriorating rapidly" and that the agency didn't have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p></a></div><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker's Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the "optics" or "visuals" of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund's accounting.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term "fail" to describe the US Capitol Police's conduct that day.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">"I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed," Sund wrote. "Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe."</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building's security. The agencies cited in Sund's letter are part of the executive branch of government and don't have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it's not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day's rally. They said no.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">"I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance," Sund wrote.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department's acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund's resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising "significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures."</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund's February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p><h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected 'likelihood of violence'</h3><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as "MAGA I" and "MAGA II" and Sund wrote had police handled "both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies."</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected "various extremist groups" at both events and a "likelihood of violence." The action plan included use of the Capitol Police's "civil disturbance" unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different "in size and risk."</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">On January 3, an assessment of the expected protests indicated the coming protest was "expected to be similar to the previous Million MAGA March rallies in November and December 2020, which drew tens of thousands of participants," Sund wrote in his letter to Pelosi. The assessment indicated that the far-right Proud Boys and far-left Antifa groups were expected at the Capitol on the January 6 and "may be inclined to become violent."</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The assessment, reviewed by CNN, noted earlier arrests at the November and December rallies and the violence between pro-Trump and opposition groups. It noted an estimated increase in hotel bookings, up to double, compared to the December rally. 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin Internet Guide USA – News Reviews – iguideusa.com: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://iguideusa.com/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:01e8928b-8e97-2d9b-b3d7-15668b5439f1 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ mikenova12@gmail.com Michael Novakhov – Shared News and Tweets – michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.net – The News And Times: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.net/2021/02/24/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:7584c0cd-827d-7dcb-8332-2f1cea1309c9 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; 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clear: both; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <div class="NB-story-content" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 19.6px; margin: 10px 0px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">CNN obtained a copy of the letter, addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ranking members of each party in the House and Senate. In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ Admin The Brooklyn Radio – bklynradio.com: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://bklynradio.com/926-am-2-24-2021-sund-capitol-riot-was-a-military-style-operation/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:06545b4b-2dab-5276-8d8a-a7e53f38c71e Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin The News And Times: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://newsandtimes.org/2021/02/24/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:0d976dd0-f672-402c-4177-5c567e5ba7ef Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin Russia News – russia-news.org: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://russia-news.org/2021/02/24/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:099f8f59-3fd4-e47e-c987-86e115f3d9b9 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin Puerto Rico Times – pr-times.com: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://pr-times.com/2021/02/24/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:64044487-7415-7cb7-90bd-a62de95d46cf Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin The News And Times Information Network – newsandtimes.net: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://newsandtimes.net/2021/02/24/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:78fc7a15-5dfd-ea2d-dc4d-84fcc5f000db Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin Russia News Review – russianewsreview.org: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://russianewsreview.org/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:0831bf64-c532-6a44-8f89-5a11691c6116 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ Admin Mass Shootings – mass-shootings.org: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://mass-shootings.org/2021/02/24/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:24267528-058c-d1d2-e453-5463fef0ba94 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - in my opinion admin All News And Times – all-nt.com: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://all-nt.com/wp/2021/02/24/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:163faf5c-1622-04f8-f939-3225f6f59197 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin NewsLynx℠ – NewsLynx.net: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://newslynx.net/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:be276562-c1d8-b5be-2e7a-13ac46c1f2e6 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ mikenova12@gmail.com The Brooklyn News: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://bklynnews.com/2021/02/24/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:cc523455-883f-14a8-e4e0-b3c6be1172d0 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div class="bklyn-before-content" id="bklyn-743445676"> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;"></ins> </div><div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; 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In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; 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clear: both; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <div class="NB-story-content" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 19.6px; margin: 10px 0px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">CNN obtained a copy of the letter, addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ranking members of each party in the House and Senate. In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin Covid-19 Review: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://covid-19-review.org/2021/02/24/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:120d92f2-6779-ece7-55b7-dddb10ade8d7 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; 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clear: both; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <div class="NB-story-content" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 19.6px; margin: 10px 0px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">CNN obtained a copy of the letter, addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ranking members of each party in the House and Senate. In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin Las Vegas Shooting of 2017 – lasvegas-shooting.org: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://lasvegas-shooting.org/2021/02/24/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:f8338ea3-335d-5739-1e09-6d22b20d38d3 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; 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clear: both; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <div class="NB-story-content" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 19.6px; margin: 10px 0px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">CNN obtained a copy of the letter, addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ranking members of each party in the House and Senate. In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process used by Capitol Police to plan for these events resulted in an intelligence assessment and an action plan for both. Each event resulted in dozens of arrests. Four officers were injured in the first event and eight in the second.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8220;various extremist groups&#8221; at both events and a &#8220;likelihood of violence.&#8221; The action plan included use of the Capitol Police&#8217;s &#8220;civil disturbance&#8221; unit, the use of steel barriers for crowd control, extra security for Congress and coordination with other police agencies.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">But the focus of the protests on the January 6 would be the Capitol building itself and Sund wrote that he expected the crowd to be different &#8220;in size and risk.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The inter-agency process published an intelligence assessment of the event three days before the event, which included input from US Capitol Police intelligence officials as well as the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-styl michael novakhov - sharednewslinks℠ admin News-Lynx – news-lynx.net: 9:26 AM 2/24/2021 – Sund: Capitol Riot was a military-style operation https://news-lynx.net/926-am-2242021-sund-capitol-riot-was-html/ Sites from Michael_Novakhov (23 sites) urn:uuid:b9305975-685d-aba5-fcbf-a3abe64f2855 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:55:17 -0500 <div> <table align="left" cellpadding="0" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #F0F0F0;" valign="top" width="100%"> <tr> <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px; width: 36px; white-space: nowrap;" valign="top" width="36"><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture" style="width: 36px; 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clear: both; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <div class="NB-story-content" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 19.6px; margin: 10px 0px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">CNN obtained a copy of the letter, addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ranking members of each party in the House and Senate. In it, Steven Sund details the intelligence briefing process and the delays Capitol Police had in getting aid once the assault on Congress was underway.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund&#8217;s account alleges a failure of the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the DC Metropolitan Police Department to anticipate violence on that day, and said it was reasonable to rely on that intelligence since earlier pro-Trump rallies had been similarly assessed and were not violent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,&#8221; he wrote.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also wrote it was clear to him that within minutes of the mob arriving at the west front of the Capitol, the &#8220;situation was deteriorating rapidly&#8221; and that the agency didn&#8217;t have the resources it needed to keep the Capitol secure without help from outside agencies.</p> <div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a class="external" rel="nofollow" style="border: 0px; color: #22258c; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">close dialog</p> <p></a></div> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">An officer died during the fight for the Capitol, one later died by suicide and more than 140 others were injured. At least three other people died, including a woman shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a window into the Speaker&#8217;s Lobby. The assault on the capitol delayed the certification of election results and was the first time the building had been overrun since 1814.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund also provided a timeline for the aid he sought from local law enforcement agencies and National Guard units, and an accounting of the meetings he had after the perimeter had been breached while he sought assistance.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It took more than four hours for requested Guard troops to get sworn in at the Capitol, and more than 1,700 police officers from 18 nearby jurisdictions convened at the Capitol in the interim to clear the building of people and potentially hazardous materials. At least two officials, Army Lt. General Walter Piatt and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, cited the &#8220;optics&#8221; or &#8220;visuals&#8221; of deploying the National Guard in their hesitance to deploy them, according to Sund&#8217;s accounting.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The tone of the letter at-times appeared defensive and Sund took issue with the use of the term &#8220;fail&#8221; to describe the US Capitol Police&#8217;s conduct that day.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I do not believe that the US Capitol Police failed,&#8221; Sund wrote. &#8220;Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the Members safe.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The US Capitol Police force is part of Congress and has the sole responsibility for the building&#8217;s security. The agencies cited in Sund&#8217;s letter are part of the executive branch of government and don&#8217;t have authority to force USCP to take any action.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if the US Capitol Police knew an armed insurrection was coming, it&#8217;s not clear that the best option would have been to staff up and prepare for battle, so the lack of intelligence is noteworthy but the responsibility to keep the building remained with US Capitol Police.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Sund said he did ask two of his supervisors, appointed by Congress, for more help before the day&#8217;s rally. They said no.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&#8220;I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance,&#8221; Sund wrote.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the month since the insurrection, US Capitol Police have not held a single news conference. The department&#8217;s acting chief, Yoganada Pittman, testified to Congress in a closed-door session that was not not open to the public. Pittman was elevated to chief after Sund&#8217;s resignation and was a top deputy on the day of the insurrection. She also released a video statement on Friday afternoon, promising &#8220;significant changes to our operations, policies and procedures.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">None of the five members of Congress who received Sund&#8217;s February 1 letter have mentioned it or the information within it in publicly in the four days since it was sent.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">What new details that have emerged have been through leaks from Congress, law enforcement agencies and the willingness of US Capitol Police officers to break department policy to speak with reporters.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A spokesperson for the FBI, the US Secret Service, and former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving declined to comment. The chairman of the union representing US Capitol Police officers declined to comment.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security, DC Metropolitan Police and US Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment. The former Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger could not be reached for comment.</p> <h3 style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police expected &#8216;likelihood of violence&#8217;</h3> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As the police force prepared for the rally on January 6, two other recent pro-Trump rallies loomed in the minds of those responsible for securing the Capitol.</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Both were located at the US Supreme Court building, next to the Capitol. Police referred to these as &#8220;MAGA I&#8221; and &#8220;MAGA II&#8221; and Sund wrote had police handled &#8220;both of those events successfully, utilizing an action plan that was based on intelligence assessments developed by us and our partner agencies.&#8221;</p> <p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px