This is closest we have yet come to a confirmation that aliens are real. And that indeed they have been visiting us. In a series of photographs and videos published on social media by documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell and reporter George Knapp earlier this month, they claimed these were shot by the US Navy and consist of sightings of alien spacecraft. Now, The Pentagon appears to have confirmed that these photos and videos were indeed taken by the US Navy personnel, to The Black Vault website. The videos and photos include night vision video out at sea and also a series of images taken from a fighter jet in the sky. The Pentagon has confirmed in a statement that the leaked photos were genuine but refused to label the visible unidentified aircraft as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), a term officially used to describe UFOs, or Unidentified Flying Objects.
The Black Vault (via Globalnews.ca) reports that in an email response to their queries, Susan Gough, a spokesperson for The Pentagon said, “I can confirm that the referenced photos and videos were taken by Navy personnel. The UAPTF has included these incidents in their ongoing examinations.” The spokesperson went on to clarify that there is no further confirmation or details on the observations regarding the airspace. It is still not clear whether these objects are actually unidentified or are simply a training exercise for the US Navy personnel. “I have nothing further for you beyond what I provided,” Gough is reported to have said. According to what Knapp says in his documentation of the incident, Pentagon’s UAP Task Force had asked personnel to document any encounters with unidentified flying objects during daily flights. “On March 4th, 2019, one of them did. An F-18 weapons systems officer (WSO) seated behind the pilot used his iPhone to capture images of three different objects he encountered in the same airspace,” he writes. The objects that the Navy personnel captured on his iPhone include a Sphere (photographed at 2:44PM), something dubbed an “Acorn” (photographed a while later) and a “Metallic Blimp” (photographed 12 minutes after the previous sighting).
“These are authentic photos and video from actual military encounters with UFOs – generated to educate high-level intelligence officers within our military on the nature and presentation of the UAP / UFO phenomenon,” says Jeremy Corbell on his website. He also has a quote from an unnamed senior intelligence officer familiar with these briefings, wh says, “Recent UAP interactions have been put in our path with purpose and should be looked upon as advantageous opportunities for future research. With every incursion, overflight and potential midair – it has never been more prudent to investigate this UAP phenomenon and deglamorize the UFO stigma through the ranks.”
This has perhaps been coming. It was in March this year when John Ratcliffe, the top intelligence official in the Donald Trump Administration, had mentioned in an interview with Fox News that an upcoming report from The Pentagon on UFO sightings could indicate “a lot more sightings than have been made public.” It is expected that The Pentagon will release a report this summer. It was in January this year that US lawmakers demanded answers from the government and intelligence agencies on the potential existence of UFOs. According to the legislation passed, the authorities have 180 days to prepare and submit a report. “Therefore, the Committee directs the DNI, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of such other agencies as the Director and Secretary jointly consider relevant, to submit a report within 180 days of the date of enactment of the Act, to the congressional intelligence and armed services committees on unidentified aerial phenomena (also known as “anomalous aerial vehicles”), including observed airborne objects that have not been identified,” said the legislation.
For Those Recovering from the Virus, Here is How Long to Wait Before Taking the Covid-19 Vaccine
With India’s vaccination drive slowly gathering pace and the number of infections refusing to die down, there are many who are testing positive for the virus after being partially inoculated. There are others who are recovering and need to be vaccinated.
The concern now is on the number of days that recovering individuals need to wait before going for the jab.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests a wait for 90 days from the day one tests positive for Covid-19 if he/she has not received the vaccine.
A report by The Indian Express quoted immunologist Dr Vineeta Bal from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), infection-triggered immunity is likely to last for a few months, and it would be advisable to wait for 6-8 weeks after recovery.
Vaccine scientist Dr Gagandeep Kang told Indian Express that data from the UK shows there is 80% protection following a natural infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is fine to even wait up to six months, she said.
This is in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) which reviewed data and said it was all right to delay vaccination for six months after a natural infection, as natural antibodies are likely to persist in the body until then.
For those infected after the first dose, the second dose can be given eight weeks after the person tests positive.
The body starts producing antibodies after the infection and it is akin to getting a vaccine. However it is advisable to wait for at least eight weeks before taking the second dose, experts recommend.
Scientists are still learning about natural and vaccine-induced immunity. According to the CDC, it typically takes two weeks for the body to build protection after vaccination, and hence it is possible to get infected.
Karnataka Temporarily Suspends Vaccination For 18-44 Age Group, Will Prioritise Second Dose
Owing to the short supply of Covid vaccines, Karnataka on Wednesday decided to ‘temporarily suspend’ vaccination drive for those aged between 18 to 44 years.
In a series of tweets, the Karnataka Health department said that the state government has decided that the vaccine procured directly by the state government for vaccination of persons between 18 and 44 years too will be utilised for vaccination of beneficiaries who are due for the second dose.
“Therefore, all vaccines available with the state government i.e. supplied by union government and procured directly by state will be utilized for vaccination of beneficiaries due for second dose,” the Karnataka health department tweet explained.
The Health department added that vaccination drives for the 18 to 44 age group, including those who have already booked appointments will be temporarily suspended from May 14 till further orders.
According to the health department, the state government on May 7 had decided to utilise the complete supply of vaccines provided by the union government for vaccination of persons above 45 years, for vaccinating beneficiaries who were due for second dose.
“But under the changed circumstances and severe shortage of vaccine, the vaccine procured directly by the state government for vaccination of persons between 18 to 44 years too will be utilised for vaccination of beneficiaries who are due for second dose,” a senior health department official told reporters on the condition of anonymity.
The health department added that this order will be applicable for Covid vaccination at all state-run Covid vaccination centres in the state.
As of now, only two vaccines manufactured by Pune based Serum Institute of India (SII) and Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech are allowed in India for mass inoculation programme, but these companies are struggling to meet the country’s overwhelming demand for vaccines amid the ferocious second wave that has seen India’s Covid burden go up manifold.
Karnataka symbolically launched anti-Covid vaccination drive on May 1 but ever since it has failed to take off due to short supply of vaccines.
Karnataka Health minister, K. Sudhkar was first to state on April 30 that it was better to put off the launch of the drive on May 1 as the state had not received required stock and this was even endorsed by Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa on that day. But, Yediyurappa the next day launched the vaccination drive symbolically on May 1.
Check Out Tithi, Shubh Muhurat, Rahu Kaal and Other Details For Thursday
May 13 will mark the Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi of Hindi month Vaishakha in Vikram Samvat 2078 and the day is Guruvara (Thursday). The Dwitiya tithi will prevail up to the full night on May 13. The day Guruvara is dedicated to Lord Brihaspati who is known as the priest of gods. Devotees observe fast and worship Lord Brihaspati by offering yellow flowers, sandals, clothes, jaggery and gram pulse. He is also believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Know about the tithi, timings, Nakshatra, and other details for May 13.
Sunrise and Sunset time for May 13:
Sunrise time – 05:32 am
Sunset time – 07.04 pm
Moonrise time – 06.26 am
Moonset time – 08.33 pm
Tithi, Nakshatra, and Rashi Details for May 13:
Dwitiya Tithi will prevail up to a full night on May 13. The Nakshatra will be Rohini up to the full night. Sun will remain in Mesha Rashi while Moon will transition to Vrishabha Rashi.
Shubh Muhurats on May 13:
The most auspicious muhurat of the day i.e, Abhijit Muhurat will prevail between 11:51 am and12:45 pm on May 13. This time period is believed to be one of the most auspicious muhurat to perform any puja or to start any work. There are some other shubh muhurats which also prevail for a certain period of time almost every day. These are Vijaya muhurat andGodhuli muhurat which will take place between 02:33 pm and03:27 pm, 06:50 pm and 07:14 pm, respectively. There will be no Amrit Kalam for today.
Inauspicious timings for May 13:
The most inauspicious muhurat Rahu Kalam will prevail between 1.59 pm and3.41 pm on May 13. It is said that any auspicious work during this time is interfered with by planet Rahu. Other inauspicious muhurat like Gulikai Kalam and Varjyam will last from 08:55 am to 10:36 am and 08:44 pm to 10:32 pm.
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