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Tragedy Strikes Florida Family as Twins Suffocate in Toy Chest

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Jacksonville, Florida – A heart-wrenching tragedy has left a Florida family devastated as a mother is grappling with the unimaginable loss of her 4-year-old twins, Aurora and Kellan Starr, who suffocated inside a wooden toy chest. The incident occurred on August 26, 2023, and has sent shockwaves through the community.

Sadie Myers, a mother of four, took to Facebook to share her pain and disbelief. “Not many will know the pain of losing two children at the same time and losing them in a way that makes no sense, but I have to believe that something in this universe chose them specifically,” she wrote in a heartfelt post. “Maybe because their souls were too perfect for this world.”

The tragic incident unfolded on the night of August 25 when Myers’ husband, Don Starr, put their two older boys and the twins to bed while she was at work, according to reports from Fox News. Upon returning home, she checked in on her sleeping children, before retiring for the night.

It was during the early hours of the morning that the twins, Aurora and Kellan, woke up and decided to play in their room, a common occurrence according to Myers. “They usually fall asleep in some weird place in their room with toys left everywhere,” she recounted.

However, this time, the twins climbed into a cedar toy chest, which housed their stuffed animals. Myers explained, “They pulled out all but a couple of stuffed animals, I guess they left some to keep it comfy in there, then they laid inside.” Tragically, during their slumber, one of them must have “moved or kicked during a dream,” causing the lid of the old wooden cedar chest to close.

The next morning, Don went to check on the twins while their older brothers played outside, but he couldn’t find them. After a frantic search, one of the older boys made the painful discovery of his younger siblings cuddled together inside the toy chest.

What the family didn’t know, like many parents, was that most wooden chests, once closed, become airtight and soundproof, creating a potentially deadly situation.

The tragedy has left the Myers-Starr family overwhelmed by sadness. Sadie Myers expressed their struggle to cope with the loss, writing, “Not many will ever know the feeling of trying not to spend EVERY WAKING SECOND crying in agony, so hard that it makes you fall over in pain, but we are trying soooo hard not to let our boys see us this way.”

In response to this devastating incident, a GoFundMe account was set up for the family. It has raised $32,193, a testament to the community’s support during this difficult time.

The loss of these two young lives is a heartbreaking reminder of the hidden risks that exist within our homes, emphasizing the importance of childproofing and safety awareness for parents everywhere.

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Adviser to Fauci bragged about helping him evade FOIA, ‘he is too smart’ to get caught

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The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic published evidence ahead of a hearing that explains the senior scientific adviser to then-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci actually bragged about helping Fauci evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The adviser, David Morens, admitted in his own communications to intentionally evading FOIA by using a Fauci’s private Gmail address or just handing him documents in person, according to the newly disclosed emails.

The 35-page report on Morens includes previously unreleased emails including:

An April 21, 2021 email shows Morens contacted EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak, whom Morens has described as his “best friend” and a U.S. taxpayer conduit for the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as well as Boston University and New England Biolabs researchers.

The subject line references “CoV research in China, GoF, etc.,” referring to EcoHealth-facilitated coronavirus research at WIV that could make a virus more transmissible or dangerous. The National Institutes of Health recently admitted it funded gain-of-function research under that definition but not a stricter regulatory definition.

“PS, i forgot to say there is no worry about FOIAs,” Morens wrote. “I can either send stuff to Tony on his private gmail, or hand it to him at work or at his house. He is too smart to let colleagues send him stuff that could cause trouble.”

A May 13, 2021 email to the same recipients referred to “our ‘secret’ back channel” by which Morens connected Fauci to a journalist named “Arthur,” apparently to discuss the feds’ preferred narrative that SARS-CoV-2 emerged naturally rather than via lab leak. The email cited an article on the message board Virological.

Gerald Keusch, associate director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Institute at BU, emailed Daszak Oct. 25, 2021 to relay a phone conversation with “David,” who is “concerned about the privacy of text” and email sent and received on his “government phone” because they “could be FOIA’able.”

“Tony has told him not to be in touch with you and EHA for the time being,” Keusch wrote. Morens relayed that Daszak should get his story straight on EcoHealth’s claim that NIH locked it out of the system when it tried to file its year-five progress report that disclosed an arguable gain-of-function experiment.

Earlier in the day, Morens told Daszak “i will be meeting with Tony about this later on.” The subject line of the thread was “Draft response to Michael Lauer,” deputy director for extramural research at NIH.

Morens also told Daszak that Fauci and then-NIH Director Francis Collins are “trying to protect you, which also protects their own reputations,” apparently meaning against allegations that U.S. tax dollars passed through EcoHealth funded research that may have led to SARS-CoV-2’s emergence.

The subcommittee said it found emails that revealed “likely illegal” practices, including an April 2020 email in which Morens shared a “new NIAID implementation plan” with Daszak and an August 2020 email in which Daszak mentioned a “kick-back” to Morens after NIH awarded $7.5 million to EcoHealth.

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