NPR, which is supported by a number of Federal grants, published a piece Wednesday lauding the Jews who “beat back typhus” in Poland’s Warsaw Ghetto as a “model” for the world to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. That typhus outbreak, however, was used by the Nazis to control Jews. Their fascist campaign led to the extermination of 6 million Jews in Europe.
NPR’s story quickly drew backlash.
The piece was based on a new scientific study published in July showing that “social distancing, hygiene and food supplies to supplement the meager rations provided by the Nazis could have been responsible for an unexpected drop in typhus cases in the winter of 1941.”
That same study was posted in Smithsonian Magazine, which is owned by the Smithsonian Institution, another group supported by Federal grants.
“The Nazis justified genocide supposedly to control the spread of disease. This exemplifies humanity’s ability to turn upon itself, based on racially guided epidemiological principles, merely because of the appearance of a bacterium. Deadly disease and starvation dynamics are explored using modeling and the maths of food ration cards,” the study notes.
It adds, “Strangely, the epidemic was curtailed and was brought to a sudden halt before winter, when typhus normally accelerates. A far more massive epidemic outbreak was prevented through the antiepidemic efforts by the often considered incompetent and corrupt ghetto leadership and the Herculean efforts of ghetto doctors.”
Jews forced into the ghettos had to leave behind everything they owned to the Nazis. While in the Ghetto, they were forced to work. The Ghetto was eventually fully closed off to the outside world and it became severely overcrowded, leading to mass hunger and poor sanitation. Nearly 100,000 Jews were infected with typhus in the Ghetto and tens of thousands died of the disease.
Dov Hikind, Founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, wrote on Twitter in reaction to NPR’s story, “Are you out of your freakin minds?!?! Do you know what kind os typhus and other diseases raged in that ghetto?! Do you know people were forcefully confied to a few square blocks?!?! Nearly 100k Jews died there!!!”
He added, “And that’s a good case study for ‘how to beat back an outbreak’?!”
Former New York City Council Member David G. Greenfield pointed to the hundreds of thousands of Jew “murdered from the Nazi’s Warsaw Ghetto,” noting the 1.3 miles Jews were packed into. “This story is disgusting,” he added.
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Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation
In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.
The charges against Hunter Biden include:
• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm
• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer
•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance
According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.
Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.
The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.
Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.
Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.
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