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Medical associations correct Jean Karl Soler’s controversial COVID-19 claims

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The Malta College of Pathologists has issued a statement addressing doctor Jean Karl Soler’s “incorrect or misleading assertions” in a recent interview with the Times of Malta.

The autonomous body stated that medical practitioners must maintain their obligation to provide objective and evidence-based information in light of Soler’s controversial COVID-19 claims.

Amongst other statements, the doctor had questioned the validity of lockdowns and the vaccination of children and also claimed that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people have the same risk of spreading COVID-19.

A total of fifteen medical associations have come together so far to refute the controversial claims being made by Soler, who has stated that he will remain adamant on his position.

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86 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 56 recoveries

54 COVID-19 cases registered with 57 recoveries
Aug 19 2021 Share

Malta has registered 86 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,496 swab tests, while 56 patients have recovered. Two deaths were registered in the past 24 hours. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Wednesday 18th August 2021, 788,292 vaccine doses were administered of which 409,498 were 1st doses. 407,154 people are currently fully vaccinated.

To date, Malta has registered 35,602 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 34,128 have recovered, 435 died and 643 are still active.

Mater Dei Hospital is currently treating a total of 32 COVID-19 positive patients, two of whom is in the ITU.

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Local racer Zach Zammit finishes first in historic Walsh hill climb

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Over the weekend, local racer Zach Zammit continued his amazing form by coming in first at the Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb. The Maltese Hill Climb champion finished in 8th overall, a result that he can definitely build on in the future.

The driver finished the track with a time of 24.68 whilst 2nd and 3rd place drivers David Warburton and Charles Hall finished with times of 24.89 and 25.34 respectively. Reportedly Zach Zammit will be continuing his racing career in the UK. A big well-done to Zach for representing our country and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.

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Yorgen Fenech bail hearing judge bought yacht from Fenech’s father in 2008

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Documents have shown that judge Giovanni Grixti, the judge responsible for the decision of whether or not Yorgen Fenech should be given bail, had bought a 50-foot yacht from Fenech’s father George.

On Thursday, Matthew Caruana Galizia posted a transcript for the purchase of the yacht ‘Spensierata’ back in 2008, at which time Grixti was a magistrate before being appointed a judge in 2015.

Jason Azzopardi highlighted that the published documents are proof that Judge Grixti had conducted business with Fenech’s father, “the same judge who in 2019, told Simon Busuttil that the Panama Papers are speculation.”

The PN MP went on to state that the judge should have never been responsible for the decision to grant bail to Fenech. It has since been revealed that Fenech attempted to buy grenades, poison and pistols from the dark web a year after Caruana Galizia’s car bombing in 2017.

What do you make of this? Let us know in the comments!

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