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New York Department of Health launches ‘long-term covid’ website addressing multitude of symptoms; heart palpitations, difficulty breathing and excessive fatigue | added September 26
ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Department of Health launched a website today to those who are battling long covid. The information builds on New York State’s ongoing work to fight long covid statewide.
“As we continue to assess the impact of long covid on New Yorkers and support clinical and diagnostic considerations, this new website and materials will help New Yorkers seeking care for long covid symptoms,” State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said. “Healthcare providers and New Yorkers should know that long covid remains a serious, concerning condition, underscoring the importance of those struggling seeking, and being provided with care.
All New Yorkers should stay up to date with covid-19 vaccinations, as emerging research continues to suggest vaccination is protective against long covid.” Long covid is a condition in which individuals infected with covid-19 continue to experience a wide range of symptoms that can impact their daily lives. Symptoms associated with long covid can range from mild to severe. Symptoms include cardiovascular symptoms like heart palpitations, difficulty breathing and excessive fatigue.
Marilyn’s story: Family links blood clots and mini brain strokes to ‘covid’ vaccines | added September 26
Up until the fall of 2020, Cathy Nagy’s 84-year-old mother-in-law, Marilyn, was living independently when she began “showing signs of early mild dementia,” Nagy told The Defender. As a result, Marilyn — whose husband only recently had died — started taking turns living in her children’s homes.
In April 2021, Marilyn received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. According to Nagy, “about a week-and-a-half later, Marilyn experienced an episode of hallucinations, seeing people outside who were not there.” Nagy told The Defender: “Marilyn’s family attributed [the episode] to her dementia, even though she had not had any prior episodes … [They] did not make a connection to the vaccination.”
But the family’s opinion changed a few weeks later, after Marilyn got her second Pfizer shot and “had a more dramatic reaction,” experiencing “another episode of hallucinations that same day, extreme weakness and pain in her leg,” Nagy said. “She could barely crawl up the stairs to her bedroom. Marilyn seemed to recover from the adverse reaction, but over the coming weeks, she continued to experience occasional hallucinations, and an increased decline in her cognition, Nagy said. “Because of these symptoms, her family made an appointment for a brain scan in preparation for a visit with a neurologist,” Nagy said.
Pfizer CEO tests ‘covid’ positive for second time in two months; experiencing mild symptoms | added September 26
Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla on Saturday said that has tested positive for covid-19 for the second time in less than two months. Bourla, who heads the company that helped to create the widely used Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, said he was feeling well and symptom-free.
“I’ve not had the new bivalent booster yet, as I was following CDC guidelines to wait 3 months since my previous covid case, which was back in mid-August,” Bourla said. “While we’ve made great progress, the virus is still with us,” Bourla added. Bourla previously announced on Aug. 14 that he tested positive for the virus and was experiencing mild symptoms.
“As we head into fall and begin to spend more time indoors, we strongly encourage anyone who is eligible to consider receiving a booster dose with a bivalent covid-19 vaccine to provide better protection against currently circulating variants,” FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said in a statement at the time. The shots, which the FDA is referring to as “updated boosters,” contain “two messenger RNA (mRNA) components of SARS-CoV-2 virus, one of the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the other one in common between the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2.”
Famous immunologist doctor admits ‘covid’ booster jab may have worsened his cancer | added September 26
On September 22 of last year, Michel Goldman, a Belgian immunologist and one of Europe’s best-known champions of medical research, walked into a clinic near his house, rolled up his sleeve, and had a booster shot delivered to his arm. He knew he’d need it more than most.
Just a few weeks earlier, Michel, 67, had been to see his younger brother, Serge, the head of nuclear medicine at the hospital of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where both men are professors. Michel was having night sweats, and he could feel swollen lymph nodes in his neck, so his brother brought him in for a full-body CT scan. When the images came through to Serge’s computer they revealed a smattering of inky spots, bunched near Michel’s left armpit and running up along his neck. It was cancer of the immune system—lymphoma.
Given his own area of expertise, Michel understood this meant he’d soon be immunocompromised by chemotherapy. With another winter on the way—and perhaps another wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections—that meant he had just a narrow window of opportunity in which his body would respond in full to covid vaccination. Having received two doses of Pfizer the prior spring, Michel quickly went to get his third.
Routine PCR testing booths continue to take over China’s cityscapes | added September 26
BEIJING, Sept 26 (Reuters) – A thousand days since the World Health Organization (WHO) was told of a “viral pneumonia” in central China, many countries have returned to pre-covid-19 life. Not so China itself – in cities big or small, routine PCR testing is the new normal.
On Dec. 31, 2019, the WHO’s office in China was informed of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause in the city of Wuhan, in Hubei province. Since then, the virus that is now known as SARS-CoV-2 has evolved into the less virulent omicron variant, and most of the world has moved on. After Shanghai was locked down in April and May to contain the highly transmissible omicron strain, regular testing for the virus has become a fact of everyday life to ensure fast detection and quarantine of the infected and close contacts. It’s a policy that has been controversial and also a drain on public finances.
Tens of thousands of kerbside sampling booths where people can be tested day and night have become a permanent feature of Chinese cityscapes. Proof of a negative PCR test once every few days is required to guarantee access to public venues, places of work and mass transit – even when there is no outbreak. Testing booths, typically container-like structures erected in the middle of a pavement, are staffed by a few health workers in hazmat suits ready to take quick throat swabs. Some booths operate 24 hours a day.
‘Covid’ vaccine induced blood clots | added September 26
This video presents informative data from science journals in regard to vaccine induced blood clots. The presentation compares to an internet site that talks about low platelet count associated with blood clots.
Japan study shows pregnant women pass antibodies from ‘covid’ shots to fetus | added September 26
Vaccinations in pregnancy have always been a key topic in the medical sector. A research team composed of National Mie Hospital in Japan discovered recently that after a pregnant woman is covid-19 vaccinated, antibodies from the mother can be transferred to the fetus, which helps to protect the mother and newborn at the same time.
According to the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), the team is composed of Suga Shigeru, vice president of National Mie Hospital, and other experts. They collected and analyzed the blood after the mothers gave birth and umbilical cord blood, and tested the level of the neutralizing antibodies which can inhibit viral activities.
The blood was from 146 pregnant women who received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. It was found that the level of neutralizing antibodies in the umbilical cord blood was 1.68 times higher than that in the mother’s blood. Therefore it was confirmed that after the pregnant woman was vaccinated, the antibody could be transferred to the fetus through the placenta. The team also found out in the research that pregnant women who received the second dose of the vaccine between 28 and 34 weeks of pregnancy had higher levels of antibodies transferred to the fetus.
WHO develops public health taxonomy for social listening about ‘monkeypox’ conversations | added September 26
The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a public health taxonomy to support infodemic monitoring and insights generation of monkeypox conversations. The technical document provides an overview of how social listening can be applied to monkeypox conversations which can be used to generate infodemic insights for public health response. Taxonomies are used to better organize and frame analytics, especially when integrating data sources of varying types and quality.
This approach was first used during covid-19, when WHO developed a to integrate multiple online and offline data sources to generate weekly recommendations for action. At the start of the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox in 2022, this same approach was quickly applied and adapted to social listening activities. This technical document was codeveloped in collaboration with field epidemiologists and several country health authorities.
Despite best efforts by health authorities to get information to communities quickly in an acute public health event, the breadth of the exchanges, the diversity of sources and the polarity of opinions in today’s rapidly evolving information environment have sometimes resulted in indiscriminate amplification of both verified and unverified information.
Biden speaks with Jimmy Dore about “good imperialism” | added September 26
That Vladimir Putin is a real bad guy, looking to impose the Russian will on other countries like some sort of maniacal dictator, Joe Biden tells Jimmy during his call in to The Jimmy Dore Show. Not like the United States, Joe says, which only has the most benign intentions when subjugating foreign peoples at the point of a gun, drone or missile.
French cycling pro has stroke; German football player becomes fourth team member with testicular cancer; Italian rapper catches ‘mysterious illness’ | added September 26
French national road race [cycling] and time trial champion Audrey Cordon-Ragot, who raced in the first edition of the revamped Tour de France Femmes in July, suffered a stroke last weekend. The 32-year-old Trek-Segafredo rider revealed the news in a social media post today, writing that she requires an operation to address the heart condition behind last Sunday’s stroke – which occurred just a week after she finished second overall and won a stage of the Simac Ladies Tour in the Netherlands.
Earlier this week Cordon-Ragot dropped out of France’s elite women’s squad for the upcoming UCI road world championships simply citing medical reasons, but she has now confirmed that she was diagnosed after an MRI scan confirmed the fears of the French team’s medical staff. “Life always has surprises in store for you and this week more than ever, I learned that it is far more important than anything else,” she posted on Instagram and Twitter.
“My non-presence at the next world championships, which many people claimed was down to a whim, fear of losing, lack of respect for the French team… and so on, is due to a stroke, of which I was a victim last Sunday. Not detected right away, I was lucky (yes, I say lucky) to be surrounded by medical staff (thank you Gwenaëlle Madouas, Maryline Salvetat and Mathieu Le Strat) who strongly advised me to carry out an MRI which surely saved my life.”
We have become a “regulation nation” governed by an “administrative state” | added September 26
It is clear to me that we have become a “Regulation Nation”. And we are governed by an “Administrative state”. What do I mean by that? I mean that we are being governed by regulations issued by administrative agencies, instead of being governed by laws duly passed by our elected officials.
Why does that matter? Because agencies are run by unelected, government bureaucrats who are beholden to nobody but the person who appointed them. They don’t care what the voters think or want or don’t want. They don’t have to care. They don’t need your vote to stay in power. They only need to appease the politician who appointed them. If they just follow the yellow brick road, they will land on the other side of the rainbow.
Let me give you a few real-life scenarios so it’s easier to digest. For starters, my quarantine camp lawsuit is a perfect example. What happened there is that the NYS Department of Health (DOH) issued an “Isolation & Quarantine Procedures” regulation. The head of the DOH is Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. She is appointed by the Governor. Everyone that works for the DOH is unelected.
The spiritual effects of digital media | added September 24
Quite early Saturday morning, Eric Coppolino was a guest on the Dolores Cahill program on TNT Radio. The conversation focuses on the spiritual effects of digital media and what we can do to help address the psychic and social chaos generated by living under full digital conditions. This is an exciting one-hour conversation.
Now on PWFM: New moon equinox, events in Ukraine and Children’s Health Defense acknowledgment of “The Viral Delusion” | added September 24
Dear Friend and Listener:
Tonight’s Planet Waves FM, set between the Libra Equinox and the Libra New Moon, begins with an homage to the current planetary alignments.
We will then continue the discussion of the fundamental issue beneath the crisis of the past three years: is there actually a physical substance called SARS-CoV-2? Surely, the lack of such a thing would leave plenty of unanswered questions. But that is not an excuse for refusing to look at the evidence.
And for that, it has been a most unusual few weeks.
To wit: among many other developments, at long last, after much resistance, the mainstream “covid” truth and vaccine safety organization Children’s Health Defense (CHD), founded by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., has allowed the issue onto its airwaves.
This came in the form of an interview with documentary filmmaker Mike Wallach and biochemist Dave Rasnick. I will play part of that discussion, tell you what I know about how it got onto CHD-TV, and offer a post-game analysis.
Manhattan judge overturns illegal ‘covid’ vax mandate for largest police union | added September 24
A Manhattan judge on Friday barred enforcement of New York City’s covid-19 vaccine mandate against members of the city’s largest police union. The city vowed an immediate appeal of the ruling by Supreme Court Judge Lyle E. Frank, who said the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s mandate couldn’t be used to fire or put on leave members of the Police Benevolent Association.
In his ruling, Frank wrote that the city’s vaccine mandate is “invalid to the extent it has been used to impose a new condition of employment to current PBA members.” Frank ordered the reinstatement to the NYPD of any PBA member who was “wrongfully terminated” or put on unpaid leave for refusing to get vaccinated.
“This decision confirms what we have said from the start: the vaccine mandate was an improper infringement on our members’ right to make personal medical decisions in consultation with their own health care professionals,” said Police Benevolent Association president Patrick J. Lynch. The union said the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene “exceeded” its legal authority when ordering the mandate, which in its view lacked a “rational basis.”
Researchers say they have found ‘covid’ vax resistance in Russian horseshoe bats | added September 24
Researchers say they have discovered a vaccine-resistant coronavirus in Russian horseshoe bats. That finding was reported Thursday in the Public Library of Science Pathogens medical journal. According to the report, most sarbecoviruses found in animals do not effect humans, but Khosta-2 has the potential of “using human ACE2 to facilitate cell entry.”
Current covid-19 vaccines are not believed to be effective against Khosta-2. Scientists determined a related virus previously found in Russian bats, Khosta-1, could not infect humans. But a team of researchers led by Washington State University researcher Michael Letko said it discovered through lab testing that human cells could be compromised by Khosta-2.
According to Time magazine, like the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant, Khosta-2 may have the ability to infect humans, but there’s no early indication it leads to serious illness in most people. Letko can’t say whether Khosta-2 will be a problem for humans, but he is concerned that it has the potential to contribute to a new variant.
Less than two percent of U.S. adults have been injected with new bivalent booster jabs | added September 24
At least 4.4 million people have received an updated covid booster since the start of the month, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number represents around 1.5% of people currently eligible to receive the shots in the U.S. The data does not include people who received updated Pfizer-BioNTech boosters in Idaho and Texas, the CDC said, so it is likely an underestimate. The White House estimates the number to be closer to 5 million doses of the new booster, The Associated Press reported.
The CDC signed off on updated versions of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s booster shots on Sept. 1, and pharmacies and other vaccination sites began administering the new shots around Labor Day weekend. The bivalent shots target both the original coronavirus strain and the currently circulating omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.
Dr. Scott Roberts, a Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist, said the relatively low booster uptake was “demoralizing.” “I would expect a much higher proportion of Americans to have gotten the booster by this point,” he said. Roberts said a lack of public awareness about the shots or the prevailing narrative that the pandemic is ending might have hindered the vaccine rollout.
Fired Washington State football coach speaks on why he didn’t get injected with ‘covid’ vax | added September 24
Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich spoke publicly for the first time since being fired for refusing the covid-19 vaccine during the 2021 season. The website DailyWire+ published an interview with Rolovich on Friday. He said a “lack of answers” and “lack of dialogue” about the effects of the vaccine, along with his religious beliefs, led him to decide against the vaccine, which was mandated for state employees by Gov. Jay Inslee.
ESPN first reported a story based on the interview. “The priest broke it down to me, because he wanted to know why, and I said, ‘This is just how I’m feeling,’ and he says, ‘Well, that’s your conscience talking to you and the Catholic church recognizes your conscience,’ ” Rolovich said in the DailyWire+ interview, according to ESPN. “That was what was speaking to me the whole time. It was real hard because I was unvaccinated, couldn’t meet with the [players]. I’m stuck in my office all day.
It was really unhealthy for me, but I have no regrets on my decision.” This year Rolovich filed a $25 million wrongful-termination claim against Washington State, which fired him for cause with about $9 million remaining on his contract. Rolovich coached 11 games in less than two seasons. Four of his assistant coaches also were fired for not taking the vaccine.
Hospitals overwhelmed not with ‘covid’ but heart failures, diabetes and fluid management | added September 24
When covid-19 hospitalizations hit 433 in January, hospitals were so desperate for space they treated some patients in hallways and sent others to neighboring states. But even as the number of covid-19 patients has plummeted, hospital beds remain in high demand.
On Sunday, the most recent data available, just 10 percent of regular beds and 20 percent of ICU beds were available in the state, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ data tracker (covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/hospitals.) In certain parts of the state, those numbers were even lower.
The reasons are many, and the impact varies hospital to hospital. Asked what’s driving high occupancy rates, health care officials across the state cited various factors, from workforce challenges to more local options for specialty care that once required a trip to Boston. One hospital spokesperson cited an increase in behavioral health patients. Notably, the issue that gets the most attention and blame, delayed care, wasn’t on their lists.
CDC releases new VAERS data showing 1.4 million reports of adverse reactions to ‘covid’ shots | added September 24
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data showing a total of 1,418,220 reports of adverse events following COVID-19 vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and Sept. 16, 2022, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). That’s an increase of 10,811 adverse events over the previous week.
VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S. The data included a total of 31,074 reports of deaths — an increase of 139 over the previous week — and 258,480 serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period — up 1,253 compared with the previous week.
There were a total of 563 reports of adverse events following the new bivalent booster covid-19 vaccine as of Sept. 16, 2022. The data included a total of 5 deaths and 31 serious injuries. Of the 31,074 reported deaths, 19,934 cases are attributed to Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine, 8,385 cases to Moderna, 2,704 cases to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and no cases yet reported for Novavax.
U.S. federal officials express optimism ‘monkeypox’ can be eradicated with shots | added September 24
WASHINGTON — With monkeypox cases on the decline nationally, federal health officials expressed optimism on Thursday that the virus could be eliminated in the United States, though they cautioned that unless it was wiped out globally, Americans would remain at risk.
“Our goal is to eradicate; that’s what we’re working toward,” Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the deputy coordinator of the White House monkeypox response team, said during a visit to a monkeypox vaccination clinic in Washington. He added, “The prediction is, we’re going to get very close.”
Dr. Daskalakis was joined by President Biden’s health secretary, Xavier Becerra, and the response team’s coordinator, Robert J. Fenton Jr., who echoed his optimism. The visit to the clinic was intended to spotlight efforts by the District of Columbia to close the racial gap in vaccination against monkeypox — a major goal of the Biden administration.
On how not to go to hell | added September 24
Taylor speaks on religious constrictions and spiritual intentions. Happy Autumn.
Children’s Health Defense finally acknowledges “The Viral Delusion” | added September 23
Tune in to “Good Morning CHD” as Mary Holland takes on the controversial subject of whether the existence of the covid virus + other viruses, like the HIV virus – have been thoroughly proven. She brings on two guests, David Rasnick, Ph.D. and filmmaker of the series ‘The Viral Delusion’ Mike Wallach, to discuss this topic and educate viewers on the truth behind ‘public health’ and those in power who control it. Don’t miss this episode.
Healthy Canadian woman drops dead minutes after receiving ‘covid’ booster shot | added September 23
On September 14, a woman died at a Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) in Saskatoon right after receiving her covid-19 booster shot. Carol Pearce received the booster and was waiting for the required 15-minute waiting period, but she dropped dead.
Pearce’s daughter, Stephanie Foster, texted with her mother right after she got the booster. “My mom text me right after she got the shot to let me know she was waiting the 15 min and I text her back,” Foster posted on Facebook. SDM told Foster that “she dropped dead before she hit the floor.” “It was right after then that they say ‘she dropped dead before she hit the floor’ in Shoppers Drug Mart!!!!! That is what the docs have told us,” said Foster.
The family says she was healthy and alleges she died from the covid-19 booster shot. “My beautiful Mother’s life was taken yesterday by the COVID BOOSTER SHOT … She was happy and perfectly healthy,” said Foster. “Spent yesterday morning visiting me at my house up until her appointment time. She left for her appointment happy and energetic! She had no medical issues at all!!”
Canada drops mandatory ‘covid’ vaccination and ArriveCan application for people entering country | added Sept. 23
The federal government has decided to drop the vaccination requirement for people entering Canada, end random covid-19 testing at airports and make the use of the ArriveCan app optional by the end of this month, a senior government source told CBC News.
Earlier this week, sources told CBC that Ottawa was leaning toward ending the measures but a final decision hadn’t been made because it was awaiting the approval of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The current Covid-19 Emergency Order-in-Council relating to border measures was set to expire on Sept. 30. The government had the option of extending the measures. The government is expected to make an official announcement on Monday, the source said.
The official spoke to CBC on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The government has yet to decide if they will end the current masking requirements for passengers on planes and trains. That topic will be debated in cabinet later on Thursday.
New U.S. study shows ‘covid’ raises risk of long-term brain injuries | added Sept. 23
CHICAGO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – People who had covid-19 are at higher risk for a host of brain injuries a year later compared with people who were never infected by the coronavirus, a finding that could affect millions of Americans, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.
The year-long study, published in Nature Medicine, assessed brain health across 44 different disorders using medical records without patient identifiers from millions of U.S. veterans. Brain and other neurological disorders occurred in 7% more of those who had been infected with covid compared with a similar group of veterans who had never been infected. That translates into roughly 6.6 million Americans who had brain impairments linked with their covid infections, the team said.
“The results show the devastating long-term effects of covid-19,” senior author Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of Washington University School of Medicine said in a statement. Al-Aly and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System studied medical records from 154,000 U.S. veterans who had tested positive for covid from March 1, 2020 to Jan. 15, 2021.
Milwaukee hospital fires unjabbed employees with religious exemption, calling it ‘voluntary resignation’ | added Sept. 23
Employees of a Milwaukee-based health care provider who citing religious reasons for opting out of a mandated coronavirus vaccination are now required to receive a shot.
The religious exemption expired this week for staff at Froedtert Health. The health care provider said its ending the exemption because of the availability of a protein-based vaccination called Novavax. Froedtert said the option eliminates the conflicts caused by mRNA-based vaccines, like Moderna or Pfizer, because it doesn’t use fetal cell lines for development.
Employees with existing exemptions had until Wednesday to receive their first Novavax dose or be considered “voluntarily resigned.” Taylor Green, who has worked as a histology technician treating skin cancer patients at Froedtert Hospital, has decided to quit her job. Green, a member of the Universal Life Church, says Novavax’s use of moth cells to create a protein is still against her religious beliefs.
GOP lawmaker pushes to end U.S. ‘covid emergency declaration’ after Biden’s remarks the pandemic is “over” | added September 23
Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) urged on Sept. 22 for the repeal of the years-long national emergency declaration following President Joe Biden’s recent remarks that the covid-19 pandemic “is over.”
The Republican lawmaker of Kansas introduced on Thursday a privileged resolution that calls for a vote to end the undergoing emergency declaration over the global pandemic, which has been in place since being firstly announced by then-President Donald Trump in March 2020. GOP lawmakers in the House previously attempted in March to end the state of emergency yet failed to scrap the declaration.
The latest move came after Biden made the comments during CBS’s “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night. “We still have a problem with covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over,” the president said. “Since President Biden used his appearance on 60 Minutes to declare covid is over, he must immediately terminate the covid-19 national emergency declaration and wind down other emergency authorities that his Administration continues to force us to live under,” Marshall said in a Sept. 22 statement.
Yeah, let’s not let this happen. Ok?
CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky pushes new ‘covid’ bivalent booster jab despite Biden’s statement the pandemic is over | added September 23
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky became the latest American to receive the new bivalent covid-19 booster shot on Thursday, telling ABC News that, thus far, “millions” of Americans have now gotten an updated vaccine.
“There have been millions,” Walensky said ahead of the CDC’s official release of the data. Walensky, after receiving her shot of Moderna’s bivalent booster at a CVS location in Brookline, Massachusetts, urged others to join her in getting the vaccine, stressing that it is critical to get vaccinated ahead of the fall and winter, in order to prevent severe disease.
“I’m here getting my updated fall vaccine because I think it’s critically important to do,” Walensky said. “All the data from this new bivalent vaccine have demonstrated that it will protect you against — more likely protect you — against the strains that we have circulating right now, those omicron BA.5 strains, as well as keep you well protected, because we’ve seen that some of that protection can wane over time. So, we are really encouraging everybody to roll up their sleeves and get this updated bivalent vaccine,” she said.
What is a ‘conspiracy’? | added September 23
I would like to accomplish a small task and end the argument about the existence of conspiracies 🙂
My very curious and atypically well-informed inner five-year-old is inquiring: If there is no such thing as conspiracy, why there are classified documents, NDAs, secret treaties, spies, double spies, and RICO? Why are there whistleblowers and military strategies? Why is Assange in jail? How do massacres and genocides come about, including perhaps the largest known genocide in modern history that led to the complete restructuring of the western hemisphere, as well as the cold-blooded murder of the disabled, the Jews, the gypsy, the gays, and the dissidents in the Nazi Germany?
Why the GULAGs? Why did they create the CIA and the KGB? Speaking of the former, why did they bother to popularize the term “conspiracy theory” at a specific time when a shady political circumstance came to the forefront of public attention? What about the story of the “banana republic”—the coup in Guatemala organized by the CIA and the United Fruit Company?
WHO director contradicts Biden’s remark the ‘covid’ pandemic is “over” saying “it is still a long way off” | added September 23
The World Health Organization on Thursday said that the covid-19 pandemic isn’t over, contradicting controversial remarks from President Joe Biden from earlier this week.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that one of the most frequent questions he has been asked while at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City this week is: “Where do we stand? Is the pandemic over?” “We have spent 2 1/2 years in a long, dark tunnel, and we are just beginning to glimpse the light at the end of that tunnel,” Tedros said at a press briefing. “But it is still a long way off, and the tunnel is still dark with many obstacles that could trip us up if we don’t take care.
We all need hope that we can – and we will – get to the end of the tunnel and put the pandemic behind us. But we’re not there yet.” Tedros’ remarks come after he said last week that the end to the covid-19 pandemic is “in sight.” But Biden in a “60 Minutes” interview that aired on Sunday took it a leap further, saying that the pandemic is “over.”
Louisiana repeals ‘covid’ vax mandate for school children | added September 22
This year, parents and guardians stood together in opposition to the covid-19 vaccine mandate for children attending Louisiana schools. As a result of their coming together, the Louisiana Department of Health rescinded the mandate — the mandate was repealed on Tuesday. In light of this victory for parents and their children, Attorney General Jeff Landry filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit against Gov. John Bel Edwards (Crews v. Edwards), wherein he sought to have the vaccine mandate enjoined.
In a statement, Landry said: “Today is the culmination of hard work by so many concerned parents throughout Louisiana. This is the direct result of moms, dads, grandparents and guardians fighting for what is right. I thank Rep. Raymond Crews, Health Freedom Louisiana, the Bayou Mama Bears, Town Hall Baton Rouge, Children’s Health Defense, and all those from across Louisiana that stood with us for parental choice.
“Child medical decisions should be made by their guardians, not the government. I hope this health freedom victory reminds everyone what can happen when we all work together. When citizens are engaged and get involved, their government will listen.” In December 2021, I went down to Baton Rouge, Louisiana with the Children’s Health Defense team on short notice to help Health Freedom Louisiana, the physician and nurses’ advocacy group Louisiana for Medical Freedom, Rep. Kathy Edmonston and Landry by supporting testimony opposing the health department’s move to mandate the unlicensed and still experimental Pfizer vaccine be taken by Louisiana school children.
Conspiracy of silences | added September 22
IN THE BLACKNESS OF A FREEZING MORNING in December 1991, a driver lost control of her car on an isolated road in upstate New York and slammed into an electric utility pole. This caused an electrical surge.
Two miles away, the power system at the State University of N.Y. campus at New Paltz went haywire. Minutes later, a Westinghouse electrical transformer cooled with supposedly non-flammable polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) exploded and burned, pouring deadly white smoke through Gage Residence Hall. Volunteer firefighters, thinking they were handling a routine electrical fire, searched the dorm for students — all of whom, fortunately, were away on winter break.
The chain reaction continued. Within minutes, PCB transformer explosions, ruptures, and fires rocked six campus buildings, including four residence halls that normally house 1,000 students. Polychlorinated biphenyls and their even-more-toxic by-products, dioxins and dibenzofurans, poured through the buildings and spilled outside, contaminating groundwater, storm sewers, utility manholes, lawns, and roads at levels up to a million times the state’s legal limit.
Taiwan considers an end to required quarantine for arrivals | added September 22
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan is considering an end to its quarantine requirement for all arrivals in mid-October, the Central Epidemic Command Center said Thursday. The island has been one of the few places in the world that has held on to a quarantine for all arrivals throughout the course of the pandemic. In recent months, it has steadily reduced the previously 2-week-long quarantine.
Officials with the CECC in charge of the pandemic response announced they were planning to end quarantine and change it to seven days of self-health monitoring. But the change is dependent on the pandemic situation in Taiwan over the next week.
The expected date for the end of quarantine is Oct. 13. Taiwan announced that starting Sept. 12, citizens from Canada, the U.S. and countries in Europe that previously had visa-free arrival could once again visit Taiwan without visas. Under the new scheme, arrivals are still required to stay in a place that has one separate bathroom per person, and will be provided rapid tests upon arrival.
British organization representing ‘covid’ vax injured concerned over Facebook’s censorship of support group with thousands of members | added September 22
A British organisation representing those injured by covid-19 vaccines has expressed concerns that legitimate discussion on social media could be threatened after a BBC investigation triggered Facebook into removing support groups.
On Friday, the BBC reported that in response to one of its stories, Facebook’s parent company, Meta, had removed several vaccine injury support groups, including one which had over 250,000 members. However, members of Vaccine, Injured, Bereaved UK (VIB UK) are worried that they are at risk of being unfairly targeted by censorship on social media as they try to pull together voices and support in regards to covid-19 vaccine damage.
The BBC report looked at Facebook users who were using a carrot emoji to hide “anti-vax content” from the tech giant’s automated moderation tool in groups that it claimed were sharing “unverified claims of people being either injured or killed by vaccines.” Once the BBC alerted Meta, the unnamed groups were removed. “We have removed this group for violating our harmful misinformation policies and will review any other similar content in line with this policy. We continue to work closely with public health experts and the UK government to further tackle covid vaccine misinformation,” Meta told the state broadcaster.
Two sides to every story | added September 22
Hilarious, but let’s not forget to get the story straight and communicate.
‘Monkeypox’ reported to worsen stigma of inflammatory skin conditions eczema and psoriasis | added September 22
A cashier with psoriasis received daily complaints from customers at work. A traveler with eczema was escorted off a flight and questioned by airline employees. A commuter with small, benign tumors on her body was unknowingly filmed and scrutinized on social media. All of them were singled out because people mistakenly believed they had monkeypox.
People with chronic skin conditions say they’ve grown accustomed to stares and questions about their appearance, but the harassment and stigma have gotten worse during the worldwide outbreak of monkeypox. As a result, some people with skin differences say they have started to cover up with sweatshirts and gloves, even in warm weather, or have stopped going out as often.
This summer, Jacqueline Nguyen, 21, who has eczema, boarded a Spirit Airlines plane in Los Angeles, but shortly before takeoff, Nguyen was asked to leave the plane and questioned about their skin. After Nguyen explained it was eczema, the airline asked for proof. Nguyen was only allowed back on the plane after producing a bottle of eczema cream. Nguyen called the experience “embarrassing” and a “nightmare,” and posted videos on their TikTok about the incident. Spirit Airlines did not respond to requests for comment.
Dutch farmers resist billionaires’ takeover | added Sep. 22
In recent years, governments have been demonstrating their subservience to their billionaire masters in Big Finance, the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations, BlackRock and the entire gamut of forces in the military-financial-industrial complex behind the ‘Great Reset’, ‘New Normal’ or whichever other benign-sounding term is used to disguise the crisis and current restructuring of capitalism and the brutal impacts on ordinary people.
In late 2019 and early 2020 (due to collapsing financial markets immediately prior to covid) and during covid (via covid-relief packages), trillions of dollars were handed over to elite interests while lockdowns and restrictions were imposed on ordinary people and small businesses. The winners were the likes of Amazon, Big Pharma and the tech giants. The losers were small enterprises and the bulk of the population, deprived of their right to work and the entire panoply of civil rights their ancestors struggled for.
In August 2020, a report by the International Labour Organization stated that covid policies had severely disrupted economies across the world with estimated losses of working hours equivalent to nearly 400 million full-time jobs in the second quarter of 2020.
FDA releases more Moderna booster shots amid short supply | added September 22
The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the release of “numerous batches” of Moderna’s updated covid-19 booster amid reports of supply problems in some areas.
Updated boosters from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna were made available early this month, soon after the FDA authorized them. However, some pharmacy chains have reported trouble keeping Moderna’s shots in stock. “The government supply of the updated Moderna covid-19 booster is currently limited, causing appointments for the product to vary across the country,” Walgreens said Tuesday. “The updated Pfizer covid-19 booster remains available.”
Rite Aid said Tuesday, “We have received limited supply of the Moderna covid-19 booster and expect to receive additional supply in the coming weeks. We are actively working to increase inventory of covid boosters and have sufficient supply of Pfizer updated boosters in all stores.” FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum said Tuesday that when the agency authorized the updated boosters, it was in the middle of an inspection of a facility where Moderna’s booster is made, and thus “FDA did not include this facility as an authorized manufacturing facility for the updated covid-19 vaccine booster at that time.”
Queen of Denmark tests ‘covid’ positive after Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral | added September 22
The Queen of Denmark has tested positive for covid-19 for the second time this year, the Danish Royal Court has confirmed. Queen Margrethe II has cancelled her appointments for this week after the diagnosis on Tuesday evening. The 82-year-old monarch was one of 2,000 guests who attended Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral on Monday.
She is Europe’s longest-serving head of state following the British monarch’s death. She and Queen Elizabeth were third cousins, both being descended from Queen Victoria. Queen Margrethe has been vaccinated against covid and last tested positive in February this year when she presented mild symptoms. In a statement on the palace website, a spokesperson said she would be recovering at Fredensborg Palace, north of Copenhagen.
Her son and heir, Crown Prince Frederik, and his wife Mary, the Crown Princess, will take her place in hosting members of the government, the Danish parliament, and Danish members of the European Parliament at a reception on Friday in Copenhagen. In recent days, Queen Margrethe was pictured at several events in London to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
Exposed: Vanderbilt deletes transgender clinic website after doctor’s “big money maker” promotion | added September 22
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has deleted the website of their Transgender Clinic after journalist Matt Walsh detailed a doctor’s promotion of transgender surgeries as a “big money maker” for the institution.
Videos obtained by Walsh also show apparent threats made against VUMC medical professionals who objected to the procedures, even for religious reasons. According to Dr. Ellen Clayton, those with “conscientious objections” are “problematic,” and anyone who opposes the transgender surgery program will face “consequences.”
“If you are going to assert conscientious objection, you have to realize that that is problematic,” said Clayton. “You are doing something to another person, and you are not paying the cost for your belief. I think that is a … real issue.” “I just want you to take home that saying that you’re not going to do something because of your conscientious — because of your religious beliefs, is not without consequences, and should not be without consequences,” she continues. “And I just want to put that out there.”
New Zealand man dies from myocarditis after Pfizer ‘covid’ shot, coroner confirms | added September 21
The death of Rory Nairn, a New Zealand plumber, was caused by myocarditis stemming from the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine, a coroner confirmed. Nairn, 26, died on Nov. 17, 2021, just 12 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine.
Coroner Sue Johnson led an inquest into the cause of Nairn’s death and publicly released the findings on Tuesday. “The cause of [Nairn’s] death was myocarditis, due to vaccination with the ComirnatyTM Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccine,” she said. Johnson used evidence based on expert findings by pathologist Noelyn Hung, who said the direct cause of Nairn’s death was “acute myocarditis,” according to the NZ Herald.
“[Hung] saw that it was not caused by Rory having rheumatic fever or by infection as there was no sign of a bacteria, virus or fungi,” Johnson said. “She also excluded all other known potential causes of myocarditis, for example, certain medicines such as the anti-psychotic medications clozapine and risperidone which can cause myocarditis.”
In memory of all those people who died shortly after ‘covid’ shots | added September 21
Some readers of Stephanie Foster’s post about her mother’s instant death post- “vaccination” (which I put up yesterday) have fretted that it might have been a scam, urging caution that such stories should be “vetted.”
Now, if I were a newspaper, and had the staff to do that kind of thing, I’d surely do it; but, since I only have two hands, I have to go with my gut—which, in this case, tells me that that horrifying story is for real. If someone should discover evidence that it was fake, I’ll put that up—since, unlike, say, the New York Times—I do acknowledge and retract my errors. (I wonder if those fretting that this story might be fake were just as vigilant about the multitude of bogus “covid deaths” hysterically reported throughout 2020 and beyond.)
Meanwhile, here’s apparent evidence of three more quick post-“vaccination” deaths: two bits of surveillance video (one of a child collapsing); and the story of Drene Keyes, whose death within a few hours after her injection made some news way back in January, 2021.
Former Pentagon Chief warns U.S. military is losing recruits based on ‘covid’ mandates, transgender and abortion stances | added September 21
Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has issued a warning that the U.S. military is “slowly dying” due to poor recruitment, which puts Americans “in danger.” “The armed services are struggling to meet their recruiting goals like rarely before,” Esper wrote in article published by Fox News on Sept. 19.
“The Army is the most affected, projected to fall short by up to 15,000 soldiers, with a larger deficit expected next year. Experts point to a variety of reasons, such as insufficient pay and benefits, a difficult work-life environment, ‘culture war’ issues, covid-19, and a strong job market.”
While Esper didn’t elaborate on the “culture war” issues, some experts and armed service members have blamed the military’s left-wing lurch in recent years. One active-duty Army soldier, who asked to remain anonymous, fearing reprisals, told The Epoch Times last month that the military leaders “happily encourage mandated vaccines, back the transgender issue, and speak out in opposition to the Supreme Court of the United States in regard to Roe v. Wade—all of which are very political.”
Feds unveil charges against 47 people for siphoning $250 million dollars meant to feed children during ‘covid’ pandemic | added September 21
WASHINGTON – Federal authorities unveiled charges against 47 people Tuesday accused of siphoning $250 million from a coronavirus pandemic relief program designed to provide meals for children in the largest pandemic-related fraud scheme brought so far by the Justice Department.
Prosecutors described “a brazen scheme of staggering proportions” that exploited a federally funded program to serve needy children in Minnesota during the pandemic.
U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger, the chief federal prosecutor in Minnesota, said the suspects used a local nonprofit known as “Feeding Our Future” as a cover to claim reimbursements for meals never provided and allegedly used the federal money to buy luxury cars, houses, jewelry and resort property abroad. “I commend the work of the skilled investigators and prosecutors who unraveled the lies, deception, and mountains of false documentation to bring this complex case to light,” Luger said.
China’s 14,000 bed ‘covid’ quarantine center revealed on drone footage | added September 21
China has built a massive covid-19 isolation center made up of row upon row of temporary buildings over a vast expanse in the country’s south, as officials continue to treat the virus as a threat that needs to be stamped out.
Drone footage shared on Douyin, Tiktok’s twin service in China, shows scores of what appear to be pre-fabricated structures similar to shipping containers lined up in a clearing surrounded by forest. Several social media users said the video showed a covid quarantine facility in Guangan city, Sichuan.
Under China’s Covid Zero policy, everyone infected with the virus and all their close contacts must go into centralized isolation facilities for at least a week. Provinces were told in March to build two to three of the so-called makeshift hospitals as a way of quashing transmission in the community.
CDC announces three tropical island getaways that pose “moderate” ‘covid’ risk | added September 21
(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved three tropical island getaways and one Middle Eastern nation into its “moderate” risk category for covid-19. There were no new additions to its “high” risk category this week.
The four new places now at “moderate” risk, or Level 2, are:
• Fiji (in the South Pacific)
• Kuwait (Middle East)
• Saint Kitts and Nevis (Caribbean)
• Sint Maarten (Caribbean)
Previously, Dutch Sint Maarten had been listed as “Unknown,” which happens when the CDC doesn’t have enough data to make a risk assessment. The other three places dropped down from “high” risk, or Level 3.
Sen. Rand Paul questions Fauci over disregard of natural immunity during ‘covid’ | added September 21
In 2004 Fauci commented on flu vaccines that, “the most potent vaccination is getting infected yourself”. Senator Paul also questions efficacy of inoculating children with these experimental judge when there is no variable that tests natural immunity.
Let’s not let this happen.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams launches booster campaign to promote another shot; encourages private businesses to make their own ‘covid’ vax policy | added September 21
NEW YORK – As New York City Mayor Eric Adams received his own covid-19 bivalent booster shot today, he and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan announced the launch of a citywide campaign to promote covid-19 boosters this fall. In the next week, print, television, radio, and digital ads will go live across New York City promoting booster shots.
With the recent rollout of bivalent booster shots by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the new campaign will encourage all eligible New Yorkers to get their booster shot for an added layer of protection for themselves and those around them. In addition to promotion of covid-19 booster shots, the campaign being launched in the next week will promote other annual vaccinations.
Mayor Adams and DOHMH Commissioner Vasan also, today, announced more flexibility for New York City’s businesses by encouraging private businesses to put in place their own vaccine policies after making the private sector vaccine mandate optional. And as New York City’s students head back to school, the city created more flexibility for parents and encouraged families to ensure their children have their primary and, if eligible, booster shots after making vaccines optional for students who participate in extracurricular activities, including, among other activities, New York City’s Public School Athletic League (PSAL).
Patient inoculated for small pox gets diagnosed with ‘monkeypox’ | added September 21
In a recent study published in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center assessed the characteristics of monkeypox infection in a patient vaccinated against smallpox.
In Summer 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiated an emergency response after the outbreak of monkeypox infections across the US. In addition, on 28 June 2022, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a vaccination strategy against the monkeypox virus to be implemented across the country.
In the present study, the team reported a patient residing in Washington, USA, who was infected with the monkeypox virus. However, he was successfully vaccinated against smallpox with the ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine eight years before. The patient was a 34-year-old male who reported having sex with men. He walked into a sexually transmitted infections clinic with a four-day history of malaise, fatigue, and headache with a two-day history of four painless penile lesions.
Evictions across New York ramp up after ‘covid’, causing new affordable housing crisis | added September 20
“CANCEL THE RENT!” So said the graffiti and bedsheet signs hung all over New York City and state during the peak of the covid-19 pandemic, when many people who were already struggling to make ends meet suddenly found themselves out of work and unable to pay their rent.
In response, the government didn’t exactly cancel rent, but it did a lot to take the heat off cash-strapped tenants. The state passed an emergency law that declared any tenant who filed a hardship claim was shielded against eviction. The federal government poured billions into an Emergency Rental Assistance Program that flowed down to states, and then to landlords, so that back rent could get paid, with about $2.4 billion being paid out in New York state so far.
And notably, filing a request with the state under this program also protected a tenant against eviction. And already available in New York City were one-time payments from the city Human Resources Administration, which provided some tenants with relief. These moves, along with a 2017 New York City law saying that any tenant in an eviction proceeding has a right to a lawyer regardless of their ability to pay, caused a dramatic change in not just actual evictions but new eviction cases, which many landlords, given all the new tenant protections amid the pandemic, declined to even file.
Disease experts debate whether pandemic is “over”, stating ‘covid’ is here to stay as one of the leading causes of U.S. deaths | added September 20
After President Joe Biden said the coronavirus pandemic was “over” in an interview Sunday, many people were left wondering how to reconcile his comment with the fact that the U.S. is still averaging about 500 Covid deaths every day.
But disease experts said debating whether the pandemic is over overshadows a more important concern: the reality that Covid will remain a leading cause of death in the U.S. indefinitely.”It’s likely, when we think of the causes of death in our society, that Covid’s on the list probably forever,” said Dr. Bob Wachter, the chair of the University of California, San Francisco’s department of medicine.
“Whether we call it a pandemic or not, it’s still an important threat to people,” he added. Covid was the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020, after heart disease and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The same was true last year, provisional CDC data shows.
U.S. Health and Human Services Sec. Xavier Becerra: “The president is correct. The pandemic is over” | added Sept. 20
U.S. Health Sec. Xavier Becerra supported a surprise comment over the weekend from President Joe Biden, who declared the pandemic over. “The president is correct,” Becerra told Yahoo Finance Monday.
“He’s made it clear that Americans are still dying in the hundreds every day from covid, and so we have to stay at this. The vaccines are the most effective way for us to stay protected,” Becerra added. On CBS’s 60 Minutes, Biden said, “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over.”
Biden’s comments took senior officials by surprise, according to the Washington Post. And whether or not public health emergency needs are over is something the administration is still weighing, Becerra said. “I think the president was reflecting what so many Americans are thinking and feeling,” Becerra said, noting that with effective vaccines, tests, and treatments, the country is on a better path than earlier in the pandemic.
Studies suggest spike protein from infection and ‘covid’ shots linked to auto-immune disease | added September 20
On the morning of Jan. 15, 2022, Debbie Botzum-Pearman, who had been a strong healthy woman for 66 years, woke up paralyzed from the chest down. On Sept. 13, 2022, nearly nine months later, she managed to stand up without assistance for 10 seconds. Since then, she has made a steady recovery.
She has regained sensation in her thighs and taken her first steps with a walker. But, a long journey remains ahead of her. Debbie’s symptoms appeared less than a month after her first Pfizer covid-19 booster shot. She had taken the shot in mid-December and felt fine, the same as with her previous covid-19 shots.
Looking back now, Debbie realized that leading up to her sudden paralysis, she had been feeling that her bra was getting too tight. This sensation is also called MS (multiple sclerosis) hug, and some people can experience these symptoms even without MS. The first dominoes toppled on Jan. 14. She was finishing her painting work at her friend’s house when she realized that she could not pee despite having the urge to urinate.
“I was drinking water … could not pee, just could not pee,” she told The Epoch Times.
Federal tribunal rules in favor of Toronto man denied unemployment over ‘covid’ vax mandate | added September 20
Members of a federal tribunal ruled in favour of a Toronto-area delivery driver denied Employment Insurance (EI) benefits after losing his job for refusing his employer’s covid-19 vaccine policy.
Last summer, Timothy Conlon was dismissed from his job after turning down a request by his employer to get the covid shot — a decision Conlon said was due to concerns over his existing blood pressure and reports of blood clots in some patients, read a press release from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) who represented Conlon and others who found themselves in similar situations.
Upon losing his job, Conlon applied for EI but was denied, as the Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC) ruled he was dismissed due to misconduct. “The Claimant disagrees because he was dismissed from his job two days after he was told about the policy,” wrote tribunal member Solange Losier in her decision released Friday.
The Lancet medical journal finally states ‘covid’ may have originated in a lab | added September 20
The world’s leading medical journal has conceded that the covid pandemic could have been sparked by a laboratory leak and admits that the virus may have been engineered by scientists.
It might seem a statement of the obvious in calling on global bodies to intensify efforts to determine if covid-19 came from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan or crossed over from animals infected with a bat virus. But this is a remarkable turnaround for the 199-year-old Lancet, which printed an infamous article condemning suggestions of a lab leak as ‘conspiracy theories’.
However, the journal – which says the world should take ‘seriously’ both main hypotheses – has also suggested the virus could be linked to laboratories in the US, provoking fears it is still promoting China’s cause rather than good science. Certainly the landmark report of the Lancet commission into covid-19 raises many issues, including the alleged stifling of scientific debate, the role of experts and the disturbing fear the West may be kowtowing to China’s dictatorship.
Wait, what? ‘Covid’ came from where? | added September 20
Funny how the story and ‘science’ changes over time.
Moderna’s ‘covid’ shot caused rare brain inflammation in healthy 35 year-old woman | added September 20
A healthy 35-year-old woman who experienced a seizure two days after her second dose of Moderna’s covid-19 vaccine was diagnosed with limbic encephalitis, a rare form of brain inflammation.
The authors of a recent case study on the patient stated: “We believe that this episode of limbic encephalitis, which occurred quickly after covid-19 vaccination, is an uncommon side effect of the [Moderna] vaccine.”
Limbic encephalitis is an acute condition of noninfectious inflammation of the brain that affects the limbic system. The limbic system is a group of structures involved in processing emotion and memory. It includes the hippocampus, medial temporal lobe, cingulate cortex and frontonasal cortex. The symptoms of limbic encephalitis include amnesia (memory loss), behavioral changes, psychiatric symptoms, seizures and a disturbed level of consciousness.
Isolation discussion: Secrets of virology and “control” experiments | added September 20
Recently, there was a claim that virologists do carry out properly controlled experiments, which show that the “no virus” position is false.
Could it be that we missed this vital piece of evidence? Let’s have a look at what was presented, break down the scientific method and see if there’s been any shenanigans.
Australia’s oldest man, dies at 110 years-old after contracting ‘covid’ | added September 20
Frank Mawer, Australia’s oldest man, has died at the age of 110 after contracting covid-19 several weeks ago. Mr Mawer passed away “peacefully” in his sleep in his Central Tilba home on Saturday afternoon on the New South Wales South Coast, according to members of a home care team from HammondCare who were there to support him in his final moments.
Until November last year Mr Mawer lived independently in his own apartment at Gymea in Sydney’s south, before moving to the South Coast to be with his son, Philip, after a fall. Philip and his partner Stuart were his primary carers alongside the staff from HammondCare.
His other son, Barry said his dad contracted covid-19 several weeks ago and it had weakened him. “He lived life to the full even in recent months,” Barry said. “He insisted on sitting up for meals, he did his exercises every day and had plenty of visitors. HammondCare chief executive Mike Baird remembered Mr Mawer as “the most inspiring individual”. “A gracious man and a man of faith,” Mr Baird said
President Joe Biden states the ‘covid’ pandemic is “over”; U.S. troops can now defend Taiwan | added September 19
President Joe Biden said he believes the covid-19 pandemic is “over” in an appearance on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” but acknowledged the US still has a “problem” with the virus that has killed more than 1 million Americans.
“The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. It’s — but the pandemic is over,” Biden said. The US government still designates covid-19 a Public Health Emergency and the World Health Organization says it remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. But the President’s comments follow other hopeful comments from global health leaders.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, said in a news briefing last week that the end of the covid-19 pandemic was “in sight,” and that the world has never been in a better position to end the covid-19 pandemic. “Last week, the number of weekly reported deaths from covid-19 was the lowest since March 2020,” Ghebreyesus said. “We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic. We’re not there yet, but the end is in sight.”
Regis Tremblay and Mike Stone on the pseudoscience of ‘virology’ | added September 19
Mike Stone talks about why he believes ‘virology’ is a pseudoscience. His website is an important resource for everything related to ‘covid-19’, ‘SARS-CoV-2’, ‘viruses’, masks, PCR ‘tests’, the contagion myth, and much more.
NYC Department of Education fires another 850 teachers and aides for not complying with mandatory ‘covid’ inoculation | added September 19
The New York City Department of Education has fired another 850 teachers and classroom aides for failing to comply with a covid-19 vaccine mandate, according to the New York Post. The latest firings bring the total to nearly 2,000 school employees fired for failing to comply with the education workers’ vaccine mandate imposed by former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2021.
“About 1,300 DOE employees who took a year’s unpaid leave — with benefits — agreed to show proof of covid vaccination by Sept. 5 or be ‘deemed to have voluntarily resigned.’
Of those staffers, 450 got a shot by the deadline and ‘are returning to their prior schools or work locations,’ DOE officials told The Post. They include some 225 teachers and 135 paraprofessionals,” the New York Post reported. Back in February, New York City fired more than a thousand workers who failed to comply with the city’s covid-19 vaccine mandate, the mayor’s office said.
Millions of Americans still suffering from ‘long-term covid’ | added September 19
Two-and-a-half years into the pandemic, millions of Americans are still suffering from long-term effects of covid-19, otherwise known as long covid. The health impacts are clear, What’s not clear is the impact on the economy and the workplace.
“I’m desperate to get back to work, but I still can’t work at a desk or talk for more than 20-30 minutes without needing to rest for hours at a time,” Charlie McCone, a 32-year-old based out of San Francisco, told Yahoo Finance. “I feel like people read things like that from long covid patients and think it’s an exaggeration, but I wish it were.”
That collective suffering — symptoms include fatigue, “brain fog,” heart palpitations, and autoimmune conditions — is affecting the economy: As many as 4 million individuals with long covid may be out of the workforce because of their symptoms, according to a new Brookings Institution report, suggesting that more than 2% of the U.S. labor force could be sidelined by long covid.
China: Bus crash en route to ‘covid’ quarantine facility kills 27 and injures 20 people | added September 19
A bus transporting residents to a covid-19 quarantine facility in China has crashed, killing 27 of those on board. The coach overturned on a motorway in the south-western province of Guizhou. Another 20 people were injured. Only two people have died from covid in Guizhou province since the pandemic struck almost three years ago.
The accident sparked anger online from those critical of Beijing’s “zero-covid” policy. The strict policy involves mass testing and tracking. Those who test positive and their close contacts have to isolate at home or in a quarantine facility. Just a handful of cases can spark a city-wide lockdown.
There is no word on the cause of the crash which occurred early on Sunday morning. According to Chinese regulations, passenger buses are not allowed to drive on the highway between the hours of 02:00 and 05:00. However, the accident occurred at 02:40 local time Sunday (18:40 GMT Saturday) after the bus departed shortly after midnight, indicating the bus had violated regulation. A woman who claimed she was the daughter of one of the victims took to social media, where she wrote a note saying she could “not accept” her mother’s death.
What about ‘Rabies’? | added September 19
Sometimes in the middle of a virus existence debate, someone blurts out, “What about rabies?”Rabies is a terrifying condition that has haunted the human imagination for centuries. I’ll look into the science of rabies and explain why most of us don’t need to worry about it. And get ready for our special guest narrator, who describes the questionable 1930s animal experiments.
CDC admits 5,300 errors in vax doses for children as VAERS shows 155 deaths attributed to shots in 6 month- to 17 year-olds | added September 19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data showing a total of 1,407,409 reports of adverse events following covid-19 vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and Sept. 9, 2022, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S. The data included a total of 30,935 reports of deaths and 257,227 serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period. Of the 30,935 reported deaths, 19,861 cases are attributed to Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine, 8,344 cases to Moderna, 2,678 cases to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and no cases yet reported for Novavax.
Excluding “foreign reports” to VAERS, 865,585 adverse events, including 14,438 deaths and 89,838 serious injuries, were reported in the U.S. between Dec. 14, 2020, and Sept. 9, 2022. Foreign reports are reports foreign subsidiaries send to U.S. vaccine manufacturers. Under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, if a manufacturer is notified of a foreign case report that describes an event that is both serious and does not appear on the product’s labeling, the manufacturer is required to submit the report to VAERS.
Top Chinese health official sparks online backlash after warning people to avoid skin-to-skin contact with foreigners over ‘monkeypox’ | added September 19
A top Chinese health official warned people against having skin-to-skin contact with foreigners to avoid contracting monkeypox, spurring a backlash among the country’s dwindling expatriate community.
China reported its first case of the infectious disease on Friday in Chongqing, a municipality in southwestern part of the country. The patient has been isolated and the risk of an outbreak is low, the local health commission said in a statement on its website.
Despite the reassurance, an official at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggested extreme steps to dodge the virus that has caused an onslaught of infections worldwide since an outbreak was reported in Europe last May. “To prevent possible monkeypox infection and as part of our healthy lifestyle, it is recommended that one, you do not have direct skin-to-skin contact with foreigners,” Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the CCDC, said on his official Weibo page on Saturday
Ten ways our human rights have been violated | added Sept. 19
It’s easy to become discouraged about the state of our nation. We’re drowning under the weight of too much debt, too many wars, too much power in the hands of a centralized government, too many militarized police, too many laws, too many lobbyists, and generally too much bad news.
It’s harder to believe that change is possible, that the system can be reformed, that politicians can be principled, that courts can be just, that good can overcome evil, and that freedom will prevail. So where does that leave us?
Benjamin Franklin provided the answer. As the delegates to the Constitutional Convention trudged out of Independence Hall on September 17, 1787, an anxious woman in the crowd waiting at the entrance inquired of Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” “A republic,” Franklin replied, “if you can keep it.” What Franklin meant, of course, is that when all is said and done, we get the government we deserve.
A farewell to Virology by Dr. Mark Bailey | added September 18
Dr. Mark Bailey writes, “Virology invented the virus model but has consistently failed to fulfill its own requirements. It is claimed that viruses cause disease after transmitting between hosts such as humans and yet the scientific evidence for these claims is missing. One of virology’s greatest failures has been the inability to obtain any viral particles directly from the tissues of organisms said to have ‘viral’ diseases. In order to obfuscate this state of affairs, virologists have resorted to creating their own pseudoscientific methods to replace the longstanding scientific method, as well as changing the dictionary meaning of words in order to support their anti-scientific practices.”
Farewell, Elizabeth II; mass formation psychosis revisited; the group initiation of Pluto in Aquarius | added September 18
The newest program of Planet Waves FM begins with a discussion of the unusual Venus square Mars pattern that is exact right now. I consider the family material of Elizabeth and her father Artie (King George VI), and consider the idea of mass formation psychosis — and the group initiation of Pluto in Aquarius.
Digital vs. analog people, astrological, sociological and scientific perspectives with Eric Francis Coppolino | added September 18
I’m thrilled to welcome the man, the myth, the legend, Eric Coppolino of Planet Waves fame. In addition to producing fascinating astrological content, Eric boasts an extraordinary history of exposing everything from science fraud to cover-ups involving environmental pollution. He was among of the first to begin poking holes in the official covid-19 narrative and recently stirred up a veritable firestorm by revealing a darling of the health truth movement to be a total charlatan.
Split in ‘the science’?: Some scientists argue ‘covid’ is just as lethal as the flu while others say it’s not | added September 18
Has covid-19 become no more dangerous than the flu for most people? That’s a question that scientists are debating as the country heads into a third pandemic winter. Early in the pandemic, covid was estimated to be 10 times more lethal than the flu, fueling many people’s fears.
“We have all been questioning, ‘When does covid look like influenza?”’ says Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, San Francisco. “And, I would say, ‘Yes, we are there.'”
Gandhi and other researchers argue that most people today have enough immunity — gained from vaccination, infection or both — to protect them against getting seriously ill from covid. And this is especially so since the omicron variant doesn’t appear to make people as sick as earlier strains, Gandhi says. So unless a more virulent variant emerges, covid’s menace has diminished considerably for most people, which means that they can go about their daily lives, says Gandhi, “in a way that you used to live with endemic seasonal flu.”
Over exposure to artificial blue lights linked to early onset of puberty in female rats | added September 18
Exposure to blue light via regular use of tablets and smartphones may alter hormone levels and increase the risk of earlier puberty, according to data from a rat study presented today at the 60th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting.
A longer duration of blue light exposure was associated with earlier puberty onset in the female rats, which also showed reduced levels of melatonin, increased levels of some reproductive hormones, and physical changes in their ovaries. The use of blue-light-emitting mobile devices has previously been linked to disrupted sleeping patterns in children.
However, these findings suggest there could be additional risks for childhood development and future fertility. The escalating use of blue light-emitting devices, such as tablets and smartphones, has previously been implicated in reducing sleep quality in both children and adults. This is thought to be through disrupting our body clock as blue light inhibits the evening rise in levels of the hormone melatonin, which prepares our bodies for rest and sleep.
New York takes ‘covid’ public health data tracking systems offline in schools | added September 18
The Covid-19 Report Card, a long-running collection of public health data from schools across New York, has been taken offline. Concerned New York City parents noticed this week that the report card’s webpage — schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov — now redirects to the New York State Department of Health’s main page on its covid-19 response.
But the pivot was made over the summer, according to Cadence Acquaviva, a spokesperson for the state health department. The agency also wouldn’t rule out shuttering other covid-19 trackers in the future.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have provided New Yorkers with an unprecedented amount of data in real time on cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities from covid-19,” Acquaviva said via email. “While the Department does not have any immediate plans to change specific covid-19 data trackers, we are constantly evaluating the utility and presentation of data and will continue to update and change our data pages as necessary.”
EU medical regulator supports use of AstraZeneca’s Evusheld as ‘covid’ and common ‘virus’ preventative treatments, despite causing deadly blood clots | added September 18
LONDON—Europe’s medicines regulator has backed using AstraZeneca’s preventative covid-19 therapy as a treatment for the disease and also endorsed another medicine as preventative option for another common virus.
The regulator’s recommendations are usually followed by the European Commission when it takes a final decision on drug approvals. AstraZeneca said on Friday the European Medicines Agency (EMA) had backed Evusheld as a treatment for adults and adolescents with covid-19 who do not need supplemental oxygen and who are at increased risk of their disease worsening.
Last month, Japan became the first country to approve the long-acting antibody as a treatment for covid-19—making Evusheld the first such therapy authorized for both prevention and treatment of the viral disease. Evusheld had previously had largely secured global approvals, including in Europe, as a preventative therapy for people with compromised immune systems who see little or no benefit from covid vaccines.
Woman speaks on mean treatment by doctors after injuries due to Johnson & Johnson ‘covid’ shots | added September 18
Sheila Bath, a 60-something chef and life coach from Connecticut, first suspected she’d been injured by the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) covid-19 vaccine on April 11, 2021 — exactly 14 days after she got the vaccine. In an exclusive interview with The Defender, Bath said her initial symptoms included a burning sensation running from her legs to her spine and numbness in her feet. The symptoms lasted for two months.
“My legs were burning from my ankle all the way up to my lower spine on both sides. Burning, burning, burning,” Bath said. “My feet were numb. It was burning out the nerves in my legs and in my spine.” She said she also sustained “terrible bruising” on her extremities, dry mouth, worsening vision, inability to walk, cysts on her kidneys, gallstones in her bladder, calf cramps, muscle spasms, depression, brain fog and 20 lbs. of water-weight gain.
These are “classical Guillain-Barré Syndrome symptoms,” Beth said. Bath suspected the vaccine triggered the symptoms, but doctors were initially reluctant to draw the same conclusion. Bath told The Defender: “I didn’t know what Guillain-Barré was, but it’s a very well-known thing that you have to go directly to the hospital. And [my neurologist] could have sent me directly to the hospital. The neurologist neglected to follow the protocol of getting me into hospital when they could have cured it.”
At your own risk: Health experts say they are not sure what the side effects will be with new experimental bivalent booster jabs | added September 18
The omicron-targeted covid-19 booster shots have arrived at pharmacies across the country and in New Jersey. You’re probably wondering if there are side effects from these shots and if the side effects differ from those of earlier boosters and covid-19 vaccinations. Here’s what you need to know.
The retooled shots from Moderna and Pfizer are bivalent, meaning they target the initial covid-19 virus and the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants of the virus. Health experts say that side effects should not differ too much from the initial vaccines, even though there are essentially “two vaccines in one shot.”
“We just don’t have any data on this [yet], essentially giving two vaccines in one shot — but biologically, I just wouldn’t expect the side effects, severity or the safety profile of the shots to be different from the current mRNA vaccines and boosters,” Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and member of an independent advisory group to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, told CNBC Make It.
Migrant gets free mansion | added September 18
Must be nice to live the ‘American dream’, but eventually we have to wake up. Happy Sunday.
England confirms in largest study to date, 100 myocarditis deaths linked to ‘covid’ shots | added September 16
In the largest study to date on myocarditis deaths related to covid-19 vaccination, researchers found that 100 people in England died of myocarditis soon after receiving a covid-19 vaccine.
The study, published Aug. 22 in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, found more than half (51) of the deaths occurred within 1 to 28 days after receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and just under half (49) of the deaths occurred within 1 to 28 days after a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The AstraZeneca vaccine, not authorized for use in the U.S., uses an adenovirus technology similar to that used by Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J), or Janssen) covid-19 vaccine, which is authorized for emergency use in the U.S. Prior research has underscored the risk of fatal myocarditis associated with the mRNA technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna covid-19 vaccines. This study showed the technology used in AstraZeneca’s vaccine poses a similar risk.
United States Navy quietly ends ‘covid’ vax mandate that denies religious exemptions | added September 16
The US Navy quietly rolled back Trident Order #12, an order denying religious exemptions for covid vaccinations, a few months after an injunction was issued by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in early 2022 as part of an ongoing lawsuit brought by First Liberty Institute. The suit was initiated on behalf of 35 active-duty SEALS and three reservists seeking exemptions to the mandate due to the possibility of covid vaccines being developed using cells and tissues from aborted fetuses.
This information has only become publicly available after a new filing in the case this week. Trident Order #12 made any non-compliant SEALS and other troops impossible to deploy and designated them as medically disqualified. This development runs in tandem with a growing trend among government institutions; they back away from their original draconian mandates but in a manner that reduces media exposure and avoids any admission that the mandates are unconstitutional.
A communication order was circulated by the Navy on May 23 with the subject: “NSWC CLOSEOUT TO TRIDENT ORDER #12 – MANDATORY VACCINATION FOR COVID-19.” NSWC refers to the Naval Special Warfare Command: “This order rescinds reference A,” it states, referring to “Ref A” as “Trident Order #12 on COVID-19 Vaccinations.” The May 23 communication order also said Navy commands “will continue to follow guidance, as appropriate, regarding COVID-19 vaccination, accommodation requests, and mitigation measures.”
How Bill Gates and partners took worldwide control of the ‘covid’ pandemic response | added September 16
When covid-19 struck, the governments of the world weren’t prepared. From America to Europe to Asia, they veered from minimizing the threat to closing their borders in ill-fated attempts to quell a viral spread that soon enveloped the world.
While the most powerful nations looked inward, four non-governmental global health organizations began making plans for a life-or-death struggle against a virus that would know no boundaries. What followed was a steady, almost inexorable shift in power from the overwhelmed governments to a group of non-governmental organizations, according to a seven-month investigation by POLITICO journalists based in the U.S. and Europe and the German newspaper WELT.
Armed with expertise, bolstered by contacts at the highest levels of Western nations and empowered by well-grooved relationships with drug makers, the four organizations took on roles often played by governments — but without the accountability of governments. While nations were still debating the seriousness of the pandemic, the groups identified potential vaccine makers and targeted investments in the development of tests, treatments and shots.
‘Covid’ linked to increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in people 65 and older | added September 16
Older people who were infected with covid-19 show a substantially higher risk — as much as 50% to 80% higher than a control group — of developing Alzheimer’s disease within a year, according to a study of more than 6 million patients 65 and older.
In a study published today in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers report that people 65 and older who contracted covid-19 were more prone to developing Alzheimer’s disease in the year following their covid diagnosis. And the highest risk was observed in women at least 85 years old. The findings showed that the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease in older people nearly doubled (0.35% to 0.68%) over a one-year period following infection with covid.
The researchers say it is unclear whether covid-19 triggers new development of Alzheimer’s disease or accelerates its emergence. “The factors that play into the development of Alzheimer’s disease have been poorly understood, but two pieces considered important are prior infections, especially viral infections, and inflammation,” said Pamela Davis, Distinguished University Professor and The Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin Research Professor at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, the study’s coauthor.
Utah ‘covid’ vaccinations skyrocket with new updated ‘covid’ booster jab | added September 16
More than 5,000 Utahns have died of covid-19 — including eight children younger than 14 — since the beginning of the pandemic, according to state data released Thursday.
The state crossed this grim threshold after reporting 12 new deaths this week. One of those deaths was a Davis County boy, age 1-14, who died at the end of August. Department of Health and Human Services data also shows that tens of thousands more people got vaccinated against the virus in the last seven days.
Nearly 29,000 Utahns received some form of covid-19 vaccine, driven largely by the availability of the new omicron variant-specific vaccines, DHHS said. More than 12,000 people received a second booster. The seven-day average case count increased slightly from 339 to 360. The state reported 2,487 new cases since last Thursday. Experts have said they aren’t relying on testing data to track covid-19 spread, since the state’s numbers don’t account for people who took at-home tests. Instead, they’re tracking hospitalizations, emergency room visits and how much of the virus is found in Utah wastewater.
‘Monkeypox’ inoculation being offered to pool patrons in Carlsbad who may have been exposed | added September 16
The county health department is offering patrons of a private swim center in Carlsbad precautionary monkeypox vaccination after an employee working at the facility in early September tested positive.
A public health exposure notice sent to Waterworks Aquatics in Carlsbad says that visitors “between September 1 and September 5, 2022,” can request vaccination if they wish, and Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, confirmed that her department held an initial vaccination clinic nearby on Thursday.
No additional cases connected to the center have been detected so far. Todd Sarkaria, Waterworks Aquatics’ senior vice president of operations, said Thursday that the company immediately contacted the parents of 140 swimming students — some were siblings — who may have been in contact with the employee who was present in the pool when some swimming lessons were underway.
‘Monkeypox’ is NO JOKE | added September 16
Sixty seven bananas? Woo Woo HA HA.
In memory of those who ‘died suddenly’ in Mexico, Jamaica, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, and Brazil | added Sept. 16
Two businessmen “died suddenly”:
Alfredo Duclad, general director of Mexican Mass Media, died
September 11, 2022
Businessman Alfredo Duclad, general director of Mexican Mass Media, died this Saturday, September 10. The news was released by Grupo Gluc, also directed by the native of Torreón, Coahuila. Alfredo ‘Güero’ Duclad was CEO of Mexican Mass Media, a company that he inherited from his father Alfredo Duclaud Reguera. Mexican Mass Media represents print, digital, outdoor and radio and television media for a collaboration with advertisers. It has positioned itself as a leading company for more than 35 years. Duclad’s death was lamented on social networks by José Antonio Meade, who described him as a generous, kind, talented and disciplined man.
What really makes you ill? A discussion with renowned authors David Parker and Dawn Lester | added September 16
Drs Mark and Sam Bailey had the privilege to speak with renowned authors David Parker and Dawn Lester. In December 2019, after 10 years of research they published a book called What Really Makes You Ill? which took the world by storm.
They are both humble, softly spoken and worth listening to.
We discuss their book and:
Their journey of awakening, including other books that influenced them
The nature of reality
Nutrition – plant based vs meat/dairy
David’s experience of vaccination
Myth of the immune system
Rift in the truther movement
and much more!
Quebec professor faces new charges over criticism of ‘covid’ shots for children | added September 16
A Quebec university professor of infectious diseases who was suspended during the summer for calling into question the need to vaccinate children against covid-19 is facing a new disciplinary threat for similar comments he made on a radio show while under suspension.
Patrick Provost, a full professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Laval University, was suspended for eight weeks without pay in June by his employer for comments he made in December 2021. Provost had said during a public event that the risks of vaccinating children against covid-19 were greater than the benefits.
While on suspension in mid-July, Provost made similar comments during an interview with Quebec radio station CHOI 98.1 Radio X. “The effectiveness of vaccines is negative in Quebec since December 2021 (the government deleted this data from its reporting not long after…). This means you have more risk to get infected if you’re vaccinated,” Provost wrote in a Facebook post commenting on his appearance on the show.
Keeping the truth movement true | added September 15
Eric Coppolino and Mike Stone, two luminaries in the Terrain-Germ Theory debate, join me today. We will be talking about unity and disunity in the truth movement in general and where to draw the line. You don’t want to miss this.
World Health Organization: An end to the pandemic is in sight | added September 15
“We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic”, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists during his regular weekly press conference. The UN health agency’s Director-General explained however, that the world is “not there yet”.
“A marathon runner does not stop when the finish line comes into view. She runs harder, with all the energy she has left. So must we. We can see the finish line. We’re in a winning position. But now is the worst time to stop running”, he underscored.
He also warned that if the world does not take the opportunity now, there is still a risk of more variants, deaths, disruption, and uncertainty. “So, let’s seize this opportunity”, he urged, announcing that WHO is releasing six short policy briefs that outline the key actions that all governments must take now to “finish the race”.
New ‘omicron’ subvariant BA.4.6 gains traction in U.S. and U.K. | added September 15
London: BA.4.6, a subvariant of the omicron covid variant which has been quickly gaining traction in the US, is now confirmed to be spreading in the UK. The latest briefing document on covid variants from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) noted that during the week beginning August 14, BA.4.6 accounted for 3.3% of samples in the UK. It has since grown to make up around 9% of sequenced cases.
Similarly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BA.4.6 now accounts for more than 9% of recent cases across the US. The variant has also been identified in several other countries around the world.
So what do we know about BA.4.6, and should we be worried? Let’s take a look at the information we have so far. BA.4.6 is a descendant of the BA.4 variant of omicron. BA.4 was first detected in January 2022 in South Africa and has since spread around the world alongside the BA.5 variant. It is not entirely clear how BA.4.6 has emerged, but it’s possible it could be a recombinant variant. Recombination happens when two different variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes covid-19) infect the same person, at the same time.
Federation of State Medical Boards targets physicians involved in ‘covid vaccine misinformation’ | added September 15
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has taken a stand against what it refers to as “the dissemination of covid-19 vaccine misinformation and disinformation by physicians and other healthcare professionals on social media platforms, online and in the media,” going so far as to recommend disciplinary action and state policy changes.
In a July 2021 press release, the FSMB warned physicians they could risk “disciplinary action by state medical boards, including the suspension or revocation of their medical license.” And in a lengthier statement issued in April 2022, the nonprofit — which says it “serves as the voice for state medical boards” — appeared to advocate for laws like the one sitting on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk that would punish doctors who share covid-19 “misinformation” with their patients, with language like this:
“Prohibitions on disseminating misinformation are already expressly written, or implied, in many state statutes regulating the practice of medicine. However, adopting a specific policy on misinformation is encouraged in light of the increased prevalence of, and harm caused by, physician-disseminated misinformation in this ongoing pandemic.”
CDC warns respiratory illness in children could cause polio-like symptoms | added September 15
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about the spread of a common childhood virus that can cause muscle weakness or paralysis in rare cases. The CDC issued an alert Friday about enterovirus D68, which most commonly leads to respiratory illness among kids, with symptoms that are often mild but can become severe.
The enterovirus family is large, and polio falls within it; both EV-D68 and poliovirus can invade the nervous system and cause muscle weakness. Occasionally, EV-D68 can result in a condition called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, which is characterized by inflammation in the neck region of the spinal cord. Some people who experience AFM have difficulty moving their arms, while others experience weakness in all four extremities.
During a large outbreak in the U.S. in 2014, around 10% of people diagnosed with EV-D68 went on to develop AFM, but the condition is likely rarer than that, since not everyone gets tested for EV-D68. Full recovery from AFM is rare, and although most patients improve to some extent, the process is often difficult, and it requires rehabilitation.
FDA warns ‘monkeypox’ could mutate if antiviral drugs are overused | added September 15
The monkeypox virus is only one mutation away from evading a key antiviral drug being used to treat at-risk patients, federal health officials are now warning — and they’re urging doctors to be “judicious” in prescribing the sought-after treatment.
The new FDA guidance for the antiviral drug known as tecovirimat, or Tpoxx, was published this week online and in updated labeling. The regulator says lab and animal studies, and evidence from a human case of this family of viruses, suggest monkeypox has “several genetic pathways” to evolve resistance to tecovirimat. Many “require only a single amino acid change,” the FDA said.
“Most patients with intact immune systems really need supportive care and pain control, but often do not need to be stepped up to antiviral treatment,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Dr. Sapna Bamrah Morris said over the weekend, in a webinar hosted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The CDC has been closely tracking mutations in the virus to watch for potential variants that could be resistant to the monkeypox treatment. A portion of positive tests around the country are being forwarded to the agency for genetic sequencing.
Denmark announces no boosters for people under 50 since ‘covid’ shots don’t prevent infection | added September 15
Denmark will not offer those under the age of 50 more covid-19 vaccine boosters, the Danish Health Authority announced this week. “The purpose of vaccination is not to prevent infection with covid-19, and people aged under 50 are therefore currently not being offered booster vaccination,” the agency wrote in a Sept. 13 statement.
The Scandinavian country also explicitly dropped any pretense to halt the spread of covid-19 and announced it will focus on protecting vulnerable individuals, including people with compromised immune systems and the elderly. Those people, it said, are the most at risk of developing severe covid-19 cases.
Instead, the agency has an “aim to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death,” the statement said. The Health Authority noted that people under the age of 50 “are generally not at particularly higher risk of becoming severely ill” from the virus. Younger people “are well protected against becoming severely ill” and a “very large number of them have already been vaccinated and have previously been infected” with covid-19, it said.
Study shows organ recipients are rejecting organs from ‘covid’ injected donors due to systemic inflammatory responses | added September 15
According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, acute corneal allografts are being rejected by immunized patients who’ve undergone the procedure. Researchers say the underlying cause could be tied to a systemic inflammatory response elicited by the shot post-jab.
The cornea is the outermost layer of a person’s eye. Corneal grafts are used to restore a damaged cornea. The surgery is known to be one of the most successful organ transplant procedures with low rejection rates. It restores vision, reduces eye pain and improves the appearance of the diseased cornea. Japanese researchers compiled data from 23 studies. A total of 23 eyes from 21 patients who had undergone corneal graft procedures were assessed.
Graft rejection occurred anywhere from one day to six weeks after vaccination in all patients–some who underwent the procedure as far back as twenty years ago. Just to be clear, two people mentioned in the study had their corneal transplant rejected post-covid vaccine despite having had the surgery more than 20 years ago.
Heal thyself; become your best doctor | added September 15
‘Physicians around the globe….. stop injecting these ungodly agents. Recall that you are homo sapiens – gifted with the power of thought – and return, before it is too late, to the ethics of your once so noble profession.’ — Dr Sucharit Bhakdi
You were once so energised by ideals; you wanted to help others – to make a difference. Recall that alert, inquisitive trainee who dreamt of a medical career; who wanted to care for others, to save lives. Remember your dedication: the hours you laboured; the sacrifices made willingly and your delight in your achievements. You lived by your ideals then – you were your very best self.
You are somehow different now. You know this. Does your mind, your judgement, your sense of reality, seem less certain? Have you noticed that something once valued has dimmed? It as if a dark fog has descended upon you: you seem confused, disoriented – unable to distinguish truth from fiction. It is said that morale has collapsed in your team. There will be breakdowns. You know this. A crime is being committed against you.
Funny how things just “disappear” even funnier when there’s nothing that has actually appeared, i.e. ‘covid’ isolate. Poof! Meow
Dr. Jessica Rose joins Dr. Sam Bailey: “I just told the globalists they’re going to fail” | added September 14
Dr. Jessica Rose is a Canadian researcher with degrees in Applied Mathematics and Immunology. She has a PhD in Computational Biology and Post Doctoral degrees in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. In 2020, she became sceptical of the developing covid-19 narrative and has been outspoken against many of the responses.
Here is what she said about:
Her greatest passion.
Her observations at the beginning of the covid story.
Her paper on the effects of covid-19 injections and its mysterious “temporary withdrawal”.
The latest findings from the VAERS data.
Canada and the globalists.
What she does to stay centred.
A matter of trust by Mike Stone | added September 14
Dr. Stefan Lanka. Dr. Tom Cowan. Dr. Andrew Kaufman. Dr. Sam Bailey. What do these four people, at the forefront of the “No Virus” movement (if we can call it that), have in common besides a tireless quest to present the truth about the fraud of virology? They do not claim to be something or someone that they are not.
Each of these doctors have credentials and work experience that can be easily verified. They have all worked hard to gain our trust by being open and honest regarding their professional backgrounds. In spite of this, each of them have had their names run through the mud by mainstream media outlets and alternative news sites in attempts to discredit and debunk their work.
Fortunately, these professionals have each been able to stand tall in the face of inaccurate, misleading, and erroneous allegations made against them due to the fact that they all have nothing to hide. While they have each faced the adversity and proven their detractors wrong while coming out stronger for having done so, that does not appear to be the case for relative newcomer Poornima Wagh.
American Heart Association journal publishes study that confirms vaccine-linked myocarditis deaths for first time | added September 14
A study published in late August found that 345 people in England died of myocarditis in one year, all vaccinated with one of three covid-19 vaccines. The study, conducted from December 2020 to December 2021, looked at deaths after a hospital stay for myocarditis or with myocarditis listed as a cause of death on a death certificate among 42.8 million vaccinated people in England age 13 and up.
The publication of the study’s findings in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, marked the first time in the medical literature that researchers have confirmed that myocarditis associated with one of the covid-19 vaccines can result in death. The article was published online on Aug. 22 and appears in the journal’s September 5, 2022, issue.
“This is really big, to talk about deaths. CDC keeps saying, ‘generally mild, generally mild,” cardiologist Sanjay Verma, who was not involved in the research, told The Epoch Times. “There’s been a concerted campaign to emphasize that people have not died from myocarditis and that it’s generally mild.” Myocarditis is defined as inflammation of the myocardium, the middle layer of the heart muscle. Although the CDC has acknowledged since the spring of 2021 that myocarditis is a possible side effect of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, the agency has not publicly spoken about death as a possible outcome of myocarditis.
Leaked video exposes why health officials don’t want independent scientists to test mRNA vaccine vials | added September 14
A 14-minute video (below) that has been overlooked for nearly two years has now resurfaced, exposing stunning information about the covid-19 jabs and why health officials don’t want individual vaccine vials examined by independent scientists.
The reason, it turns out, is because the vials are all different — and the mRNA in the shots “is not intact.” Both of these pose potentially serious problems. In an Aug. 31 Substack article, Steve Kirsch explains: “Even if you are getting 100% intact mRNA which would be really rare, you’re still not getting anything that resembles the virus. So the efficacy as far as PROTECTING you will be next to nothing.
“However, what it will do very effectively, if you got reasonably intact mRNA, is to cause you significant harm. You are playing a game of chance with your immune system and what is in the bottle.” The video notes that members of the European Parliament were only allowed to read the contracts with the drug makers after they’d been heavily redacted. Why the heavy-handed secrecy, even toward legislators?
Metro Health offers San Antonians $100 gift card incentive for booster jabs | added September 14
SAN ANTONIO – Metro Health is giving San Antonians an incentive to get vaccinated against covid-19. Metro Health Clinics and some pop-up vaccination sites are offering a $100 H-E-B gift card to each person who receives any covid-19 vaccination, including the bivalent vaccines.
The original, monovalent, Pfizer boosters are available to children 5 to 11 years of age. To be eligible for the bivalent booster vaccination: After 2 months since completing your primary series or since your last booster. If you never got a booster and are at least 12 years old — this will be a good time to get one. These are available at Metro Health sites. We expect community covid levels to rise in the fall and winter as people gather indoors, especially around holidays.
If you already got one or two boosters — you are eligible for the updated booster two months after your last dose. If you had covid — you will experience stronger and broader protection than anyone else from this shot. CDC says you can wait 3 months after your infection to get the booster. Updated boosters are especially important for people ages 65 and up, whose hospitalizations are as high during omicron as they were during the delta wave.
Study examines how ‘conscientious objection’ to mRNA inoculations is reason enough for refusing experimental drug shots | added September 14
In the context of mass vaccination campaigns, the most widely used vaccines in Western countries are based on messenger RNA (mRNA). Some countries have imposed mandatory vaccination and many others have required a vaccination passport to access public transportation and many activities, producing systemic discrimination, social exclusion, segregation, and stigmatization against non-vaccinated individuals.
This paper aims to present several scientific uncertainties on which, conscientious objectors to mRNA injections as a preventive treatment for covid-19, could rely. Scientific data are presented on mRNA vaccines, which consist in mRNAs wrapped in lipid nanoparticles. Never used as a prophylactic drug, artificial mRNAs delivered to our cells forces them to express, against their nature, a biologically active viral protein.
Unlike a drug produced in a pharmaceutical factory and formulated at a known dose and a well-defined protein product profile, the mRNA vaccine acts as a pro-drug encoding for the viral Spike protein of the virus to be produced by our own cells; both the dose and the quality of the proteins produced are unknown. We also ignore the distribution of the lipid nanoparticles carrying this mRNA in our body. We consider that the “conscientious objection” raised by the above considerations is a reason enough to refuse mRNA vaccines or similar technologies as a preventive treatment against covid-19.
CDC admits false claims over monitoring ‘covid’ vaccine injuries; still won’t reveal full data | added September 14
The Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged publicly for the first time that the agency gave false information about its covid-19 vaccine safety monitoring. Dr. Rochelle Walensky admitted that her agency falsely claimed it was carrying out robust safety monitoring in 2021 and that it only actually did so from March 2022 – but it still refuses to release the full data. The Epoch Times has the story.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the [CDC’s] Director, said in a letter made public on September 12th that the CDC did not analyse certain types of adverse event reports at all in 2021, despite the agency previously saying it started in February 2021. “CDC performed PRR analysis between March 25th 2022, through July 31st 2022,” Walensky said. “CDC also recently addressed a previous statement made to the Epoch Times to clarify PRR were not run between February 26th 2021 to September 30th 2021.”
Walensky’s agency had promised in several documents, starting in early 2021, to perform a type of analysis called Proportional Reporting Ratio (PRR) on reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, which it helps manage. But the agency said in June that it did not perform PRRs. It also said that performing them was “outside th[e] agency’s purview”. Confronted with the contradiction, Dr. John Su, a CDC official, told the Epoch Times in July that the agency started performing PRRs in February 2021 and “continues to do so to date.”
‘Monkeypox’ cases subside in Europe and North America, still no shots for African countries | added September 14
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — With monkeypox cases subsiding in Europe and parts of North America, many scientists say now is the time to prioritize stopping the virus in Africa. In July, the U.N. health agency designated monkeypox as a global emergency and appealed to the world to support African countries so that the catastrophic vaccine inequity that plagued the outbreak of covid-19 wouldn’t be repeated.
But the global spike of attention has had little impact on the continent. No rich countries have shared vaccines or treatments with Africa, and some experts fear interest may soon evaporate. “Nothing has changed for us here, the focus is all on monkeypox in the West,” said Placide Mbala, a virologist who directs the global health research department at Congo’s Institute of Biomedical Research.
“The countries in Africa where monkeypox is endemic are still in the same situation we have always been, with weak resources for surveillance, diagnostics and even the care of patients,” he said. Monkeypox has sickened people in parts of West and Central Africa since the 1970s, but it wasn’t until the disease triggered unusual outbreaks in Europe and North America that public health officials even thought to use vaccines
Twitter “whistleblower” raises concern that censorship security measures are not strict enough | added September 14
A new Twitter “whistleblower” has come forward. Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, allegedly a former hacker and Twitter’s ex-head of security, testified in front of congress today, with dire warnings about the business practices of the social media giant. Did he talk about the company’s egregious attacks on their users’ free speech under the guise of “protecting” the public?
Did he mention the suppression of alternative and independent journalism through practices such as “shadow-banning” and discretely removing followers? Perhaps he told them about how, like all major social media platforms, it is so cross-pollinated with intelligence assets it may as well be considered just another branch of the Deep State.
No, none of that. His main concern is that Twitter’s security is too lax, and that the platform’s “cyber-security failures” leave it potentially open to “exploitation” that can “cause real harm to real people”. According to the write-up of his testimony in The Guardian, “Zatko said Twitter runs out-of-date and vulnerable software on more than half of its data center servers and that in “multiple episodes” the platform was breached by foreign intelligence agencies.”
TERRIBLE ‘covid’ rules with Bill Maher | added September 14
Bill Maher tells it like it is when it comes to ‘covid’ lies and corruption.
Indian court orders Bill Gates to respond in case filed over woman’s death from AstraZeneca shot | added September 13
An Indian court ordered Bill Gates, the Indian government and the Serum Institute of India — the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer — to provide formal responses relating to a case filed by the father of a woman who died after receiving AstraZeneca’s Covishield covid-19 vaccine.
The High Court of Judicature at Bombay set a Nov. 17 deadline for the responses and scheduled a hearing for the same day. In a lawsuit filed in February, Dilip Lunawat alleged his daughter, Snehal Lunawat, died March 1, 2021, of complications arising from the Covishield vaccine. He is seeking compensation of ₹1000 crores (approximately $126 million).
According to the lawsuit, Lunawat “lost his elder daughter. His loss can neither be explained in words nor can be compensated in terms of money. Only some sort of succour can be done by awarding compensation.” Defendants in the case include Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute; Bill Gates, in his role as partner in the development of the Covishield vaccine; the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; the Indian State of Maharashtra; India’s drug controller general; the former director of the All India Institute of Medical Science and others.
NY Gov. Hochul ends ‘covid state of emergency’ while urging people to get updated booster jabs | added September 13
ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN) — Governor Kathy Hochul is not extending the covid-19 state disaster emergency. The emergency is set to expire at midnight on September 12.
Hochul made the announcement about her covid emergency powers during a gaggle with the media after the National Urban League event Monday morning. “I will not be renewing them this time,” said Hochul. Hochul said the state of emergency was an important tool to fight the pandemic. She said the emergency powers let the state secure covid testing kits and allow the state to send the tests to out-of-state labs.
Hochul also encourages residents to get the new booster shot. She said her team is watching the covid numbers and they have gone down significantly “We’re in a different place now. We’ve been making announcements about taking masks off on public transportation. We have a new booster shot as of a few days ago,” said Hochul.
Ten U.S. states still have ‘covid emergency’ orders in place | added September 13
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) announced Monday that she will end the state’s covidD-19 state of emergency amid falling case numbers and rising criticism. While the covid-19 pandemic has faded as a major concern for much of the American public, there are still 10 states across the U.S. with emergency orders in place.
States first declared public emergencies in March 2020 and governors kept renewing them until around the spring of 2022, when the pandemic eased after a brutal winter surge driven by the omicron variant. Unless renewed, nearly all of the emergency declarations in the remaining 10 states will expire by the beginning of 2023.
Here are the 10 states with orders still in effect, as of Sept. 12.
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) extended the covid-19 state of emergency in June. But he has also been “responsibly winding down” pandemic executive orders, leaving 5 percent of covid-related provisions in place, according to a June 17 statement from Newsom’s office.
Expectant mothers appear more hesitant to receive experimental ‘covid’ jabs | added September 13
Expectant mothers appear more hesitant to receive covid-19 shots than the general population, as unpublished data show that vaccination rates for this group are much lower than the national average, says a report by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).
“The uptake of covid-19 vaccine has been lower among pregnant people compared to non-pregnant people in Canada,” said the report, titled “Updated Guidance On Covid-19 Vaccines For Individuals Who Are Pregnant Or Breastfeeding,” published on Sept. 9, and first reported by Blacklock’s Reporter. “Preliminary unpublished evidence in Ontario indicates that primary series vaccine coverage among pregnant people (71%) was 16 percentage points lower than in the general female population of reproductive age in Ontario by the end of 2021.”
NACI has been recommending pregnant women get vaccinated against covid-19 since May 2021. The report says that since the advisory committee began studying the vaccines for pregnant women “additional evidence has accumulated further supporting the safety of mRNA covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy and breastfeeding.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis states medical elites were “wrong” over ‘covid’ shot efficacy | added September 13
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) put the medical establishment on notice Sunday during a conference in Miami, arguing that they were “wrong” about the “efficacy” of mRNA technology used in the covid vaccines.
During his keynote address at the Miami National Conservatism Conference, DeSantis blasted the health bureaucrats for imposing damaging covid mitigation strategies like lockdowns and vaccine mandates. “We rejected the elites, and we were right. They’re now trying to rewrite history acting like they wanted kids in school all along,” DeSantis told the audience.
“Not only were they wrong about schools, the elites were wrong about lockdowns, they were wrong about epidemiological models and the hospitalization models.” “They were wrong about forced masking,” he continued. “They were wrong when they rejected the existence of natural immunity. They were wrong about the efficacy of the mRNA vaccines, and they were wrong when I said covid was seasonal — now they admit it — but they didn’t when it was obvious that that was the case.”
Yeah, still not sold on climate change causing ‘covid’…
Justin Bieber postpones tour over health; Jane Fonda diagnosed with third type of cancer | added September 13
TV actress Pauley Perrette had “massive stroke” last year; Tulsa anchor Julie Chin had stroke (on TV) last week; QB Sam Hartman was sidelined by blood clots; and an odd 9-car crash in Mission Viejo.
UNITED STATES, Justin Bieber postpones ‘Justice’ world tour, citing exhaustion: ‘I need to make my health the priority right now’, September 6, 2022—Justin Bieber has been forced to suspend the rest of his world tour after suffering a health setback. The 28-year-old pop star announced in a Tuesday post on his Instagram story that he has dealt with exhaustion while trying to get back on tour, and that the effort “took a real toll on me.”
“I realized that I need to make my health the priority right now,” he wrote. “So I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being.” Earlier in the summer, Bieber postponed a series of concerts in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Toronto and revealed he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a rare neurological condition.
NFL player Aaron Rodgers convinced California is failing after draconian ‘covid’ lockdowns killed thousands of small businesses | added September 13
NFL player Aaron Rodgers said he’s convinced California is headed down a ruinous path after the state’s Democratic state legislators and governor implemented draconian covid-19 shutdowns and restrictions that killed tens of thousands of businesses.
“The state’s going to s**t, but I’m hanging on. I grew up in a small town, very little cases up in Chico, California, but all the small businesses? F***ing gone,” he said on Bill Maher’s Club Random podcast.
By September 2020, 40,000 small businesses in California were estimated to have closed, according to Yelp data analyzed by the New York Times. A state legislative committee reported in May 2021 that nearly a third of California’s restaurants permanently closed and two-thirds of workers at least temporarily lost their jobs as the first statewide lockdown was imposed a year prior.
‘Covid’ and 9/11 narratives intertwined | added September 13
In 2021, on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Off-Guardian asked 15 experts, including scientists, medical practitioners, journalists and activists, to share their views on 9/11 and the covid-19 narrative.
Perhaps these two narratives have more in common than we realise? A global War on Terror filtering into a global war against a virus, both instrumental in cracking down on personal liberties, both instilling unprecedented fear into world populations. Both, many argue, completely orchestrated.
To mark the 21st Anniversary of 9/11 we present all our 15 experts’ views in a new single cut. As you watch, allow yourself to consider, what can we learn from twenty tangled years of overlapping, overarching agendas? What can we learn when narratives intertwine?
‘Covid’ lockdowns by communist China induces food shortages and online pleas for help | added September 13
The plight of the 4.5 million people in Xinjiang’s Ili Kazakh autonomous prefecture highlights the danger of local governments stretching beyond their limits to enforce an obviously unsustainable zero-covid policy.
It is the fourth time the prefecture has been locked down in the three years of the pandemic and so far it has lasted more than 40 days. The lockdown has induced a food crisis, forcing many people to brave the risk of harsh punishment to vent their grievances and plead for help online.
Beijing has ordered local governments to adopt a nuanced approach to restrictions, saying limits should reflect the risk levels based on the number of cases in a residential compound or a street. And, Ili authorities have not imposed an official prefecture-wide lockdown. But from posts online, many people appear to have been locked in their homes for weeks and grass-roots cadres simply did not have the capacity to carry out the fine-tuned approach Beijing has called for.
‘Covid’ shots destroy natural immunity, shows New England Journal of Medicine study | added September 12
On October 29, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the BNT162b2 vaccine (Pfizer–BioNTech) for emergency use in children 5 to 11 years of age, on the basis of an immunobridging study and a small efficacy study. Recent case–control studies have shown modest short-term effectiveness of the BNT162b2 vaccine in this age group during the early phase of the period when the B.1.1.529 (omicron) variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was spreading (from mid-December 2021 to mid-February 2022).
We conducted a large cohort study over a 6-month period when the omicron variant was dominant. Here, we report on the protection conferred by the BNT162b2 vaccine and by previous SARS-CoV-2 infection against infection and coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19)–related hospitalization and death in children 5 to 11 years of age.
The data sources and statistical methods for this study have been described previously, and new details are provided in the Supplementary Methods section in the Supplementary Appendix, available with the full text of this letter at NEJM.org. Among 887,193 children 5 to 11 years of age in the study, 193,346 SARS-CoV-2 infections occurred between March 11, 2020, and June 3, 2022; a total of 309 of the infected children were known to be hospitalized, and 7 were known to have died (Table S1 in the Supplementary Appendix). A total of 273,157 children had received at least one dose of the BNT162b2 vaccine between November 1, 2021, and June 3, 2022.
‘Covid’ illness shrinks U.S. labor force by half a million people | added September 12
Illness caused by covid-19 shrank the U.S. labor force by around 500,000 people, a hit that is likely to continue if the virus continues to sicken workers at current rates, according to a new study released Monday.
Millions of people left the labor force—the number of people working or looking for work—during the pandemic for various reasons, including retirement, lack of child care and fear of covid. The total size of the labor force reached 164.7 million people in August, exceeding the February 2020 prepandemic level for the first time.
The labor force would have 500,000 more members if not for the people sickened by covid, according to the study’s authors, economists Gopi Shah Goda of Stanford University and Evan J. Soltas, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “If we stay where we are with covid infection rates going forward, we expect that 500,000-person loss to persist until either exposure goes down or severity goes down,” said Mr. Soltas. That assumes that some of those previously sickened eventually return to work.
CityMD drops surprise ‘covid’ testing bills on people who thought they were free during pandemic | added September 12
Over the course of the pandemic, many New Yorkers and New Jerseyans flocked to the nearest CityMD to get a covid-19 test whenever they started to feel sick or wanted to be safe before visiting family. But some of those who braved the long lines at the urgent care chain earlier in the pandemic are now getting billed hundreds of dollars for a service they thought would be free.
CityMD patients have taken to Twitter this summer to decry the recent charges, some of which are for tests that took place as far back as 2020. Some say they are specifically being billed for an “office visit” associated with a covid-19 test, rather than the test itself. It’s unclear how many people are affected by the charges, but CityMD has become ubiquitous in the New York City area, with more than 135 locations across the five boroughs and Long Island as well as in Westchester and Rockland counties and New Jersey.
One of those hit by the “office visit” charge was Paige Perry, an Astoria resident who said she received a $300 bill from CityMD last month. “At first when I got the email, I was like, ‘Is this a scam?” Perry said. “I didn’t know for sure if it was actually from CityMD because I hadn’t been in forever.” Upon closer examination, Perry saw that the bill was for a visit on Dec. 16, 2020, when she remembers getting tested before flying home to Texas to see her family for the holidays.
Americans struggle to make ends meet with failing ‘health-care system’ | added September 12
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa is worried about making rent on his New York City apartment, he sometimes holds off on filling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I prefer to skip the medication to being homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard.
He is among a majority of adults in the U.S. who say that health care is not handled well in the country, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll reveals that public satisfaction with the U.S. health care system is remarkably low, with fewer than half of Americans saying it is generally handled well. Only 12% say it is handled extremely or very well. Americans have similar views about health care for older adults.
Overall, the public gives even lower marks for how prescription drug costs, the quality of care at nursing homes and mental health care are being handled, with just 6% or less saying those health services are done very well in the country. “Navigating the American health care system is exceedingly frustrating,” said A. Mark Fendrick, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design. “The covid pandemic has only made it worse.”
NYC casually ushers in new ‘covid’ booster jab with no emergency response initiatives | added September 12
NEW YORK CITY — A new covid-19 vaccine booster tailored to fight coronavirus variants is in New York City, but a massive, government-run rollout isn’t in the cards, the city’s top doctor said. The bivalent booster will be available at just seven city-run walk-in clinics, in addition to 11 public hospitals, health officials announced Friday.
Hundreds of pharmacies and health care providers will instead shoulder the vaccination drive, according to information released by the city’s health department. Indeed, the city’s role in the rollout is significantly stepped down from past covid-19 vaccination campaigns, which saw large-scale sites where people lined up for shots, as health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan acknowledged Thursday.
“I will say clearly that we have seen a pullback of congressional emergency funds, so don’t expect to see an emergency response with popup tents and mass vaccination sites,” he said. “We are leaning on our healthcare system. We are leaning on primary care providers, we are leaning on our hospital systems, and chain pharmacies as well.”
New Zealand scraps ‘covid’ mask and vax mandates declaring it’s “time to safely turn the page” | added September 12
Jacinda Ardern has declared it “time to safely turn the page” on New Zealand’s covid-19 restrictions, scrapping all but a handful of remaining rules. New Zealand, which once eliminated the virus through the toughest pandemic rules in the world, has made relaxations similar to Australian or European conditions.
Mask-wearing will no longer be mandatory in public places, and the last vaccine mandates will be ditched in two weeks under sweeping changes announced by the prime minister on Monday. However, the government is sticking by a seven-day isolation period for people with virus, defying calls to shorten isolation to five days.
New Zealand suffered a major omicron wave during winter that killed more Kiwis than any other outbreak of the pandemic. The death toll is now 1950 people, growing from about 50 at the turn of the year, and 500 four months ago. However, both case numbers and the government’s key metric – hospitalisations – have dropped sharply in recent weeks, giving the government confidence to move past onerous restrictions.
Climate activists, Indigenous peoples rally against construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline | added September 12
Climate activists from as far away as Alaska, Indigenous peoples and Appalachians rallied in Washington, D.C., Thursday against the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
The protest — No Sacrifice Zones! — spoke out against concessions to West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin included in the Inflation Reduction Act that would expedite the pipeline slated to cut through Appalachia, as Sen. Bernie Sanders gave an address on the Senate floor calling it a “disastrous side deal” to the Inflation Reduction Act that undermines climate activism.
We speak with two environmental activists in D.C. who helped organize the protest, Crystal Cavalier-Keck and Russell Chisholm. “We do not want this dirty deal that Senator Joe Manchin is pushing forward,” said Cavalier-Keck. “This project must be stopped, and these extractive industries that create sacrifice zones must also be stopped,” said Chisholm.
Three California hospitals sued for failing to provide informed consent with deadly drug remdesivir | added September 12
Three hospitals in California face lawsuits alleging they treated patients with the controversial antiviral drug remdesivir without receiving informed consent, using a protocol which two attorneys allege led to wrongful death.
Daniel Watkins with Watkins & Letofsky and Michael Hamilton with Hamilton & Associates filed three complaints—one against Saint Agnes Medical Center, Community Regional Medical Center, and Clovis Community Medical Center—in the Superior Court of California in Fresno County on Sept. 7. Clovis Medical Center Community Medical Center, Community Regional Medical Center, and Saint Agnes Medical Center told The Epoch Times that they couldn’t comment on pending litigation.
Watkins and Hamilton discussed the lawsuit the day of the filing at an event called, “Remdesivir Death: Landmark Lawsuit,” where they were joined by medical advocates such as Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Bryan Ardis, Dr. Angie Farella, and Dr. Janci Linsay, all of whom have spoken out against the use of remdesivir. Watkins said they filed the lawsuits on the behalf of 14 Fresno-area families who allege that the hospitals engaged in medical deception and failed to provide informed consent in relating the potential side effects, such as kidney failure.
Remembering Queen Elizabeth: What caused her death? | added September 12
At the risk of seeming crass at this Sad Moment (which “our free press” will now embellish with their usual restraint and dignity), I urge that we remember, in the days and weeks to come, that (1) Queen Elizabeth (reportedly) was triple- “vaccinated,” and (2) then, roughly one year later, caught “covid,” which she (reportedly) had trouble getting over (assuming she got over it); and (3) now she’s dead.
I think we should remember those three facts, since “our free press” clearly wants us to forget both (1) and (2), screaming—with their usual lucidity and honesty—that Her Majesty was not killed by her “vaccination.” Here’s the “evidence” that she most certainly was not, as marshaled by the Einsteins at Politifact:
Her son, now King Charles, said in a statement posted on Twitter that he and his family “mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother.” He didn’t mention the covid-19 vaccine. Elizabeth and her late husband, Prince Philip, were first vaccinated against covid-19 in January 2021. She tested positive for covid-19 about a year later. News reports then noted that she had been fully vaccinated and received a booster shot by the time of her diagnosis.
Bill Burr, You People Are All The Same | added September 12
Dare to be different.
Psychologists speak on the need for 9/11 truth
Dear Friend and Reader:
In the endless torrent of commentary on the Sept. 11 incident, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth stands out among them all.
It’s an organization of 3,500 licensed professional skyscraper and building designers who have proven that the official goernment narrative does not work, at all, for every reason.
This is not a theory or a “conspiracy theory,” as Wikipedia proclaims. It’s expert scientific testimony which has yet to be successfully refuted. Paraphrasing one of the engineers who was interviewed in the film, there’s a reason you feel safe standing on a platform 500 feet above the ground. We design them that way.
Taking the Spiritual Angle
Yet in their first documentary, AE911Truth they did something that I admire greatly: they looked at the spiritual angle, in the form of inviting psychologists to comment on the trauma and the need for healing (the link takes you directly to the audio). This presentation will offer some solace to those who are still asking, “Why?”
New Yorkers rally to demand Mayor Eric Adams end ‘covid’ vax mandates for city workers | added September 11
NEW YORK — Dozens of people rallied Friday outside City Hall, asking Mayor Eric Adams to end the covid-19 vaccine mandate for city workers and give them their jobs back. As CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported, they want him to follow updated Centers for Disease Control guidance.
There were plenty of emotions former New York City employees — from firefighters to educators to police officers. “This is harder than running into a burning building,” ex-firefighter Bernadette Mejia said. “We had the backs of this city and the city turned their back on us,” former Department of Education paraprofessional Joy Amanda said.
“Mr. Mayor, if you care about us, tear down this mandate now,” ex-cop Marjel Kola added. They all spoke out on the steps of City Hall, demanding Adams follow the latest CDC guidance and do away with vaccine mandates for city workers. They said they believe more than 2,000 have been terminated or put on unpaid leave. “Remember when we were told to follow the science? Remember that? Well, what happened to that?” Queens City Councilman Robert Holden said.
Wisconsin Healthcare workers granted ‘covid’ shot medical and religious exemptions now forced to get Novavax in order to keep jobs | added September 11
A Wisconsin hospital this week said it is withdrawing medical and religious exemptions for some employees from the hospital’s covid-19 vaccine mandate, giving those employees until Sept. 21 to get the Novavax vaccine.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, which operates 11 hospitals and more than 45 health centers and clinics throughout the midwest and employs more than 2,000 physicians, in an email said the Novavax vaccine option “eliminates conflicts” for those who originally declined covid-19 vaccination for religious or medical reasons.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July granted Emergency Use Authorization of the Novavax covid-19 vaccine for adults ages 18 and up. While the prior covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson used fetal cell lines from unborn fetuses in various stages of development and testing, the Novavax vaccine is made differently and does not use human fetal cell lines.
Chinese President Xi to meet Putin for first time since Ukraine war | added September 11
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to meet next week in Uzbekistan, as Beijing and Moscow ramp up economic cooperation in the face of Western-led censure and sanctions.
The two leaders are due to meet on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit taking place September 15-16, Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov told reporters on Wednesday, according to the Russian state news agency Tass. The meeting is the latest signal of warming ties between China and Russia, which have declared a “no limits” friendship amid mounting economic challenges at home and increasingly strained relations with the United States and its allies overseas.
On Tuesday, Russia’s state-run energy giant Gazprom said it had signed an agreement with China to settle payments for gas in yuan and roubles instead of US dollars — part of a push by Moscow to lessen its reliance on the US financial system after being hit with numerous rounds of sanctions over its war in Ukraine.
WSJ reports that ‘covid’ is still killing hundreds of Americans daily | added September 11
Mark Pfundheller promptly got his first two covid-19 shots and a booster, his family said, knowing the disease was a threat related to treatment for an inflammatory disorder that compromised his immune system.
The 66-year-old former aviation consultant for Wisconsin’s Transportation Department caught the virus in April at a family wedding near his home in southern Wisconsin, where many guests were infected. Mr. Pfundheller died in a Madison, Wis., hospital on July 2 after an illness including time on a ventilator.
His was one of nearly 200,000 covid-19 deaths in the U.S. this year, according to death-certificate data. While the virus has become less risky for many thanks in part to immunity from vaccines and prior infections, it is still killing hundreds each day. Most are older people, and many have underlying health conditions and compromised immune systems, doctors said. “I don’t think people realize that this is still a big deal,” Mr. Pfundheller’s daughter Jamie Pfundheller said.
Could climate change really cause new infectious disease? | added September 11
The likelihood of an extreme epidemic, or one similar to covid-19, will increase threefold in the coming decades, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The researchers used data from epidemics from the past 400 years, specifically death rates, length of previous epidemics and the rate of new infectious diseases. Their calculation is a sophisticated prediction based on known risks and can be a useful guide for policy makers and public health officials. They also found that the probability of a person experiencing a pandemic like covid-19 in one’s lifetime is around 38%. The researchers said this could double in years to come.
The probability of another pandemic is “going to probably increase because of all of the environmental changes that are occurring,” Willian Pan, an associate professor of Global Environmental Health at Duke University and one of the study’s authors, told ABC News. Scientists are looking closely at the relationship between climate changes and zoonotic diseases, like covid-19.
China locks down broadcast journalism students, ‘zero-covid policy’ sparks mass protests | added September 11
Almost 500 students at China’s premier college for broadcast journalists have been sent to a quarantine center after a handful of covid-19 cases were detected in their dormitory. The 488 students, 19 teachers and five assistants at Communication University of China were transferred by bus beginning Friday night.
The move underscores China’s relentless enforcement of its strict “zero-covid” policy, even as virtually every other country has sought to return to normal life with the help of vaccines and medications to fight the virus.
As of last week, approximately 65 million people in China were under lockdown despite just 1,248 new cases of domestic transmission being reported Sunday. The lockdowns have sparked protests and have exacted a major toll on the economy.
Artificial Intelligence expert works to defeat censorship of ‘covid’ jab deaths and injuries | added September 11
Tiago Henriques, a seasoned artificial intelligence expert who noticed that news of adverse reactions to covid-19 vaccines were highly censored in the media, decided to create a Facebook group that lets the vaccine-injured and their loved ones share their stories.
Most Facebook pages on the topic of vaccine side effects and adverse events get removed very quickly by the social media platform, managing to get only a few thousand followers. With technical skills and the use of methods that stay within the confines of Facebook’s terms of service, Henriques and his team managed to keep their page up much longer, getting over 245,000 followers to date.
The Facebook group “Died Suddenly News” was created in late June 2021. Members of the private group share personal stories of people they know who have developed serious medical conditions or even died shortly after receiving the covid-19 shots.
Remembering 9/11: Physics of high-rise building collapses | added September 11
Republished as part of our 9/11: From the Archives series, where we revisit some of OffG’s best 9/11 articles over the years for the benefit of our post-covid audience.
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In August 2002, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched what would become a six-year investigation of the three building failures that occurred on September 11, 2001 (9/11): the well-known collapses of the World Trade Center (WTC) Twin Towers that morning and the lesser-known collapse late that afternoon of the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7, which was not struck by an airplane.
NIST conducted its investigation based on the stated premise that the WTC Towers and WTC 7 [were] the only known cases of total structural collapse in high-rise buildings where fires played a significant role.” Indeed, neither before nor since 9/11 have fires caused the total collapse of a steel-framed high-rise—nor has any other natural event, with the exception of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, which toppled a 21-story office building.
Washington Gov. Joy Inslee announces an end to all ‘covid’ state of emergency orders by Halloween | added September 9
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The remaining covid-19 emergency orders are finally set to expire. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday he is ending the orders and state of emergency by October 31. There were 85 total covid-19 emergency orders Inslee has put into place since the pandemic started, most are already lifted. There are 13 healthcare-related orders, which will end Oct. 27.
The rest, 10 of them, will be lifted Oct. 31. “We’ve come a long way the past two years in developing the tools that allow us to adapt and live with covid-19,” Inslee said. “Ending this order does not mean we take it less seriously or will lose focus on how this virus has changed the way we live. We will continue our commitments to the public’s well-being, but simply through different tools that are now more appropriate for the era we’ve entered.”
However, though Inslee is ending the emergency orders, he and public health leaders want to remind people masks and vaccines will keep the communities safe. “Governor Inslee’s rescission of these remaining emergency orders marks an important transition for the state of Washington, but that does not mean that covid-19 is not in our state anymore,” said Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH. “We must move forward from a pandemic response to adapting our behaviors to coexist with the covid-19 virus.
Eric joins Issac George for “Crime of the Century (part 1)” on Sunday | added September 9
Investigative journalist, Eric Coppolino will join Issac George this Sunday at 13:30 EST to discuss the covid crime.
New York City’s MTA mask mandate has finally been lifted; stays in place for health facilities | added September 9
The MTA mask mandate implemented at the start of the pandemic is over, Gov. Kathy Hochul said. The rule also ends in for-hire vehicles, airports, homeless shelters, correctional facilities and detention centers statewide. It takes effect immediately.
Masking requirements remain in effect for adult care facilities and other health facilities regulated by the state Department of Health, she added. “Masks are encouraged but optional on our mass transit across our state of New York,” Hochul said. “If you choose not to have a mask, it’s your own risk assessment. You make your own determination but do not judge your fellow passengers on what their choices are.”
Hochul, a Democrat, had hinted at an imminent end to the transit COVID requirement a day ago, but Wednesday’s expected announcement has been a long time coming. She said in mid-April the mask mandate would remain in effect for the “short-term,” but the emergence of omicron subvariants BA.2.12.1 and BA.2.12 and a corresponding uptick in hospitalizations soon followed. Then came the most contagious covid strain yet in BA.5.
A festival in a field for medical freedom | added September 9
Dallas hospital faces ‘covid’ surge in kids as they head back to school | added September 9
DALLAS – Parkland Hospital says a surge in the covid-19 positivity rate is directly related to kids going back to school. The hospital’s positivity rate has spiked from 20% one week ago to 30%. It says kids are driving the increase. Dr. Joseph Chang is Chief Medical Officer for Parkland Health. He says the increase is only in kids. In that age group, case numbers have doubled.
“Two weeks ago, we saw the positivity rate go below 20%. We hadn’t seen that in a month and a half. We were all very excited about that, but then last week that number jumped up well above 30%,” he said. “In every age demographic, the number has gone down. There is only one where it is going up, and that is 17 and under.”
Dr. Chang says in addition to kids going back to school, low vaccination rates are to blame. “It’s no coincidence this is the least vaccinated age group, and that’s why it is so important for parents to get kids vaccinated,” he said. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services says fewer than two out of every 100 kids under 5 are vaccinated. “Attention to covid has gone down,” Dr. Chang said. “In some ways, that is good. But it can hurt us with complacency because their kids are still getting sick.”
Excess deaths linked to ‘covid’ shots in Germany goes without investigation | added September 9
Truth was the first casualty in the war on covid-19. Trusted sources of medical information became propaganda outlets and when that wasn’t enough, governments that controlled the raw data on which medical analysis was based withheld and even falsified that data. All along, we have been piecing together indirect evidence.
It paints a picture of a devastating toll from vaccine injuries in the past year. No drug product in the past has come close to causing injuries on this scale. Injuries from the worst vaccines occurred at a rate of about 1/90th of the mRNA vaccines. Thalidomide maimed tens of thousands of European babies, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was still protecting us in 1961. Compare this to 1.4 million vaccine injuries and 30,000 deaths in the last year-and-a-half, counting only those that were reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS.
The only comparable drug disaster was oxycontin, which led to about 20,000 overdose deaths in its worst year. The evidence is radioactive. No one in government wants to count up the deaths and injuries because of the political ramifications. Most medical researchers, even at universities, depend on money from the National Institutes of Health and the drug industry.
Australia drops mask mandates for domestic and international flights: “No longer proportionate in the current context” | added September 9
People travelling to Australia will no longer be required to wear masks, one week after the government dropped the mask mandate for domestic flights. The move, which takes effect on Sept. 9, comes as covid-19 restrictions continue to be axed across the nation. Federal Health Minister Mark Butler said the mask mandate was removed on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer that it is “no longer proportionate in the current context.”
“The requirement to wear masks on international flights to Australia was first implemented in January 2021 to reduce the risk of transmission of covid-19 on board flights,” he said. “I encourage everyone travelling overseas to be mindful of the continuing risk of covid-19 and to take personal precautions to stop the spread and stay safe.”
Under the new rules, travellers who tested positive for covid-19 with no symptoms will need to isolate for five days. Meanwhile, workers in aged, disability and home care still need to isolate for seven days, regardless of whether they are symptomatic or not. It comes as Australian states and territories will no longer publish daily updates on covid-19 cases, with Health Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Rachel Stephen-Smith deeming it “not as important as it was.”
Second U.S. fatality attributed to ‘monkeypox’ reported in California | added September 9
Health authorities are now investigating what role monkeypox may have played in the death of a person diagnosed with the virus, officials in California said Thursday. This is the second known person to die in the U.S. after contracting the virus during the current outbreak.
The announcement comes less than a month after officials in Texas confirmed they were investigating a potential death from the virus. California has tallied 4,140 monkeypox cases, more than any other state in the country. Aside from weeks of excruciating rashes and lesions, authorities have said most cases in the outbreak have gotten better with only minimal treatment. Only a handful of reported cases have faced more dangerous symptoms.
The CDC says young children under eight years old, people who are pregnant or immunocompromised and people with a history of eczema “may be at especially increased risk for severe outcomes” from the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported early data on Thursday suggesting that some people with HIV – who make up a large portion of cases in the outbreak so far – may be at higher risk of being hospitalized with the disease, especially if their HIV was untreated.
FDA has known about the risk of shedding after vaccines according to documents | added September 9
In 2015 the US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued guidance on how to conduct shedding studies during the preclinical and clinical development of virus or bacteria-based gene therapy products. Shedding, as described by the FDA, is the excretion or release of a product from a vaccinated person’s body.
The shed gene therapy product may be infectious and so raises safety concerns “related to the risk of transmission to untreated individuals.” Various studies and documents, including a study by Pfizer, indicate vaccine shedding and transmission are occurring. Would you trust anything that’s shed from a covid injection as good for you or anyone around you?
A University of Colorado study published in May provided evidence “for a new mechanism by which herd immunity may be manifested – the aerosol transfer of antibodies between immune and non-immune hosts.” Consistent with the results reported by others, the researchers detected antibodies in both vaccinated people’s saliva and their face masks. “Given these observations, we hypothesised that droplet/aerosolised antibody transfer might occur between individuals, much like droplet/aerosolised virus particles can be exchanged by the same route.”
Gavin Newson’s new bizarre rules | added September 9
Two weeks to flatten the sun? Well, who would be surprised at this point? Happy weekend.
Federal judge in Big Tech censorship lawsuit gives Biden administration officials 21 days to hand over communications with social media platforms | added September 8
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered top-ranking Biden administration officials — including Dr. Anthony Fauci and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre — to hand over their communications with five social media giants within 21 days. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed earlier this year by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeffrey Landry alleging the Biden administration colluded with Big Tech firms Twitter, Meta (Facebook’s parent company), Youtube, Instagram and LinkedIn to censor certain viewpoints under the guise of preventing the circulation of “misinformation” or “disinformation.”
U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty in July ordered the Biden administration to swiftly produce records requested by the plaintiffs as part of the discovery process. On Aug. 2, Schmitt and Landry filed discovery requests seeking documents and information from the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and its director, Fauci; White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre; Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy; and former Disinformation Governance Board executive director Nina Jankowicz.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs also sent discovery requests to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and its director, Jen Easterly; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The requests resulted in a cache of documents revealing more than 50 Biden administration workers and 12 U.S. agencies had been involved in a censorship push over social media.
White House ‘covid’ advisor quips that God gave us two arms, one each for flu and covid jabs | added September 8
“I really believe this is why God gave us two arms, one for the flu shot and the other one for the covid shot,” said White House covid response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha at a Tuesday briefing while pitching the public on new, omicron-specific vaccine boosters. The briefing also featured familiar faces such as Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Rochelle Walensky of the Centers for Disease Control, and Xavier Becerra, the secretary of Health and Human Services.
Jha’s quip about the teleology of human anatomy was presented as a joke, but given his company and employer, you could be forgiven for taking Jha literally. Both I and National Review institutionally have been strong proponents of the covid vaccines, which have saved no small number of lives and made a return to some semblance of normalcy possible.
However, the Biden administration’s vaccine advocacy can fairly be described as the product of religious dogma — a conviction that the human body was designed by the Divine Creator himself to accept the coronavirus vaccines as many times as possible — rather than of considered medical research. On July 21, 2021, President Biden declared that “you’re not going to get covid if you have these vaccinations.” Exactly one year later, the White House announced that its occupant — not two, not three, but four inoculations later — had contracted the virus.
Mandates versus Laws | added September 8
This is something that seems to confuse a lot of people. Before covid19 was released on our shores, most Americans didn’t really ever give this a second thought. Yet, here in New York, when King Cuomo (as many common-sense New Yorkers dubbed him) forced everyone into lockdown in March of 2020, with the distinctly propagandized cry of “just for 2 weeks… 2 weeks to flatten the curve”, the difference between a law and a mandate became the difference between feast or famine for most.
Literally. As the King (totally illegally) cherry picked who was allowed to leave their homes, go to work, earn a living, move about freely, versus who had to lockdown for months on end and painfully watch their life’s work slip through their fingers, we witnessed the birth of a monarchy here in New York, which has continued to this day some 2.5 years later. Did you know that in just the first few months of the pandemic, bankruptcy filings in NYS surged 40%!?! And in NY and NJ alone, nearly 1/3 of small businesses went out of business in that same time period?!
Let me first say that Cuomo lacked the authority to single-handedly lockdown millions of New Yorkers. Despite Cuomo’s (and now Hochul’s) misplaced fantasies, I mean notions, to the contrary, New Yorkers need to understand that this is not a monarchy, and one man/woman does not get to decide who is “essential” and who is not! Cuomo’s false justification was that it was done in the name of public health and safety. Newsflash… the Constitution is not suspended during times of emergency! The United States Supreme Court has consistently held this time and again.
Scientists at Tel Aviv University demonstrate antibodies against ‘covid’ could eliminate need for shots | added September 8
A scientific breakthrough against covid-19 has been realized by Tel Aviv University. A team of scientists from the university has demonstrated that antibodies isolated from the immune system of recovered covid-19 patients are effective in neutralizing all known strains of the virus. This includes the delta and the omicron variants. This discovery may eliminate the need for repeated booster vaccinations and strengthen the immune system of populations at risk, according to the researchers.
Dr. Natalia Freund and doctoral students Michael Mor and Ruofan Lee of the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine led the research. The study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Ben Croker of the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Prof. Ye Xiang of Tsinghua University in Beijing as well as Prof. Meital Gal-Tanamy and Dr. Moshe Dessau of Bar-Ilan University also took part in the study. The study was published on August 5 in the Nature journal Communications Biology.
The current study is a continuation of a preliminary study that was conducted in October 2020, at the height of the covid-19 crisis. At that time, Dr. Freund and her colleagues sequenced all the B immune system cells from the blood of people in Israel who had recovered from the original covid strain. They isolated nine antibodies that the patients produced. The scientists have now found that some of these antibodies are exceptionally effective in neutralizing the new coronavirus variants, delta and omicron.
Listen to the kitten…
New ‘covid’ lockdown studies reveal measures did not prevent spread of outbreak | added September 8
In March 2021, a doctor in Brazil named Ricardo Savaris published a now-discredited research paper that went viral on social media1. It had been a year since the first wave of the covid-19 pandemic forced governments to apply the desperate measures collectively known as lockdowns — cancelling sporting and cultural events, closing retail outlets, restaurants, schools and universities, and ordering people to stay at home.
At the time, countries were once again dialling lockdown policies up or down, as the Alpha variant of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 surged in different places. Lockdown measures did what they were supposed to. When they were enforced rigorously enough to reduce people’s social contacts sharply, they shrank covid-19 outbreaks; several studies had demonstrated this.
But Savaris, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, tried a fresh analysis together with three colleagues (who worked in statistics, computer science and informatics). They compared 87 locations around the world, in pairs, to see whether a lower rate of covid-19 deaths correlated with greater time spent at home, assessed using anonymized cellphone data released by Google. In most cases, their paper in Scientific Reports concluded, it didn’t.
China’s Chengdu throws millions of residents into extended lockdown | added September 8
BEIJING, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The Chinese city of Chengdu extended a lockdown for a majority of its more than 21 million residents on Thursday to prevent further transmission of covid-19 while millions more in other parts of China were told to shun travel in upcoming holidays.
Chengdu, the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province, was locked down on Sept. 1 after covid cases were detected, becoming the largest Chinese metropolis hit with curbs since Shanghai’s lockdown in April and May. Since last week, Chengdu has mostly reported fewer than 200 new infections a day, a tiny fraction compared with outbreaks in other parts of the world. It found 116 new cases for Sept. 7 versus 121 the day earlier, authorities said on Thursday.
The lockdown had been expected to be lifted on Wednesday but officials said late in the day that the virus still posed a risk in some areas and extended the lockdown for 16 million of the city’s residents. Those under lockdown will be tested every day and anyone who tests positive will be quarantined. Residents in areas deemed high-risk are not allowed out of their homes. Chengdu is aiming for zero new community infections within a week, its covid prevention and control command said in a statement.
Decline in ‘monkeypox’ cases reveals deepening racial disparities | added September 8
The number of infections is slowing after hitting a high of 870 cases in a single day on Aug. 22. But the decline has revealed deepening racial divides. While cases in white men have dropped in recent weeks, Black people are making up a growing percentage of infections — nearly 38% during the final week of August, according to the latest data available. In the early weeks of the monkeypox outbreak, Black people made up less than a quarter of reported cases.
Latinos are also disproportionately infected, making up roughly a third of infections. That trend means that public health messaging and vaccines are not effectively reaching those communities, said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
“That tells you there needs to be a major recalibration in your interventions,” Adalja said. “It’s not as impactful as it should be.” The Biden administration has struggled since the beginning with its response to the outbreak when it was first identified in May. A million doses of the vaccine were awaiting use in the strategic national stockpile, but the U.S. only had 2,000 of those on hand. Shipping and regulatory delays forced a monthslong wait for most of the remaining supply, as men lined up for hours outside clinics in major cities hoping to get the shot.
Funeral director states mysterious blood clots appear in 50-70 percent of deceased | added September 8
Embalming is a unique profession that prepares the body of a deceased person for the funeral. Part of this process involves draining the blood from the corpse and replacing it with embalming fluid to preserve the tissues. While draining the blood, embalmers sometimes come across blood clots in the veins and arteries.
Richard Hirschman, an embalmer of 20 years from Alabama, told The Epoch Times that usually he sees blood clots in the deceased between 5 to 10 percent of the time. But somewhere around 2021, maybe even earlier, some embalmers across the United States have been noticing a change in the blood of the deceased. Hirschman said he now sees abnormal clotting 50 to 70 percent of the time.
“In 20 years of embalming, I had never seen these white fibrous structures in the blood, nor have others in my field,” he said. In this episode of Frontline Health, we examine the photos of the mystery clots and have doctors weigh in on the possible causes.
In memory of those who ‘died suddenly’ in U.S. and worldwide from August 29-September 5 | added September 8
Doctors in the US, UK, Germany (2) and Italy (and a med student in Argentina); journalists in the US, Brazil, El Salvador and Italy; clerics in the US, Netherlands, Poland and Benin; and so many more.
Popular Reality Television Star Dies Suddenly
The star of the reality series Texas Flip N Move, Randy Martin, has passed away following a battle with cancer. Randy was just sixty-five when cancer took his life. The reality star was also known as “The Lone Wolf” during his appearances on his reality home renovation series. The death of the star was announced via a Facebook post along with a slideshow of images that showed how much fun Randy had during his work on the show. “We are broken-hearted to let you know that Randy passed away early this morning,” the star’s death statement read. [His wife] Judy told TMZ that her husband passed away from liver cancer after he was diagnosed with the disease in May 2022.
Dear Dr. Verkerk:
I read with great interest your Aug. 31 article on the existence of SARS-CoV-2. Thank you for giving attention to this important issue.
My name is Eric Coppolino and I lead the Chiron Return investigative team. We are the people who publish the comprehensive chronology, Covid19 News, and the journalists who recently wrote the article about imposter double-doctorate Poornima Wagh.
Way at the bottom of your article, you say that you “cut to the chase.” Yet what you wrote is not an accurate assessment of the positions of the people in the discussion.
You could simply say this:
The “no virus” side of the discussion is generally stating that various genetic sequences have been falsely declared as belonging to “SARS-CoV-2” are found only in computer simulations. These are hypothetical “genomes,” called in silico sequences, that have never been shown to match an actual virus or cause disease.
That’s about it. Why are these phony sequences even relevant?
Everyone I have interviewed (among the people you name, which is all of them) takes this position. I do not know of another. I am curious if you interviewed Drs. Bailey, Bailey, Cowan, Kaufman or Yeadon for your article. I do not see any of them quoted. You do not appear to have ever actually sought clarification of their point of view — from them. And this is why you misstate their position.
CDC officials acknowledge natural immunity in recommending people with recent ‘covid’ wait before getting ‘omicron’ booster | added September 7
People who recently caught covid can wait a few months to get a new omicron booster, White House covid response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said on Tuesday. Studies have found people who caught covid after vaccination have substantial protection against the virus, though the data is based on omicron variants that are no longer circulating in the U.S. and immunity wanes over time.
“If you’ve had a recent infection or were recently vaccinated, it’s reasonable to wait a few months,” Jha told reporters during a new conference Tuesday. Jha said everyone else age 12 or older should get a booster shot as soon as they can, particularly the elderly, people with serious medical conditions and those with weak immune systems.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week cleared boosters that target the dominant omicron BA.5 subvariant. People ages 12 and up are eligible for the new shot at least two months after completing their primary two-dose series or their most recent booster with the old vaccines. People who are vaccinated and recently caught covid can wait three months to get their next shot, according to guidance from the CDC. Studies have shown that waiting a few months after an infection to get boosted can result in a stronger immune response from the shot, according to the CDC.
U.S. federal officials say new ‘covid’ boosters could be the last needed for a year | added September 7
The U.S. has reached an important milestone in the pandemic, according to federal health officials. Going forward, covid-19 could be treated more like the flu, with one annual shot offering year-long protection against severe illness for most people.
“Barring any new variant curve balls, for a large majority of Americans we are moving to a point where a single, annual covid shot should provide a high degree of protection against serious illness all year,” said White House covid response coordinator Ashish Jha at a press briefing Tuesday. The federal government has started rolling out a new round of boosters for the fall — they are updated versions of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines targeting both the original coronavirus and the two omicron subvariants that are currently causing most infections.
These vaccines could be tweaked again if new variants become dominant in the future, which is how the flu shot works. Every fall, people get a new flu vaccine designed to protect against whatever strains of the virus are likely to be circulating that season. The hope is the covid boosters will act the same way.
Pediatric ‘covid’ cases on the rise as children head back to school, according to new data | added September 7
As children head back to the classroom for the academic year, new data shows that pediatric covid-19 infection rates have increased for the second consecutive week. Last week, more than 90,600 additional child covid-19 cases were reported, an increase of 14% from two weeks prior, when just under 80,000 cases were reported, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA).
The increase comes despite an overall plateauing of covid-19 infections nationally. Overall, totals remain significantly lower than during other parts of the pandemic. Since mid-May, data shows that new cases have plateaued, fluctuating between a high of about 68,000 to 112,000 cases.
However, many Americans who are taking at-home tests are not submitting their results, and thus, experts say daily case totals are likely significantly higher than the numbers that are officially reported. More than 14.5 million children have tested positive for the virus since the onset of the pandemic, and since the beginning of 2022, approximately 6.65 million reported cases have been added. Children represent about a fifth of all reported cases on record.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says increasing ‘covid’ booster jab uptake will reduce need for totalitarian restrictions | added September 7
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says increasing covid-19 booster uptake among Canadians is important to reduce the need for the type of restrictions imposed in recent years as winter approaches. “If we are able to hit that 80, 85, 90 percent of Canadians up-to-date on their vaccinations, we’ll have a much better winter with much less need for the kinds of restrictions and rules that were so problematic for everyone over the past years,” Trudeau said on Sept. 1 while visiting the St. Boniface University in Manitoba.
While over 85 percent of the population has received at least one dose of a covid-19 injection, just under 50 percent have received a booster dose, according to Health Canada. “Covid is not done with us yet. We might want to be done with it, but it’s still around,” said Trudeau. He added there’s a “real risk” of another wave as the temperature cools and people move indoors.
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced last week the implementation of a national booster campaign to drive vaccine uptake. “It’s like a phone battery … you recharge your phone battery by plugging into electricity, you recharge your vaccination protection by taking action and getting [a booster],” Duclos said during a press conference.
North Carolina expands ‘monkeypox’ vax eligibility to anyone who has sex with gay men | added September 7
To continue slowing the spread of monkeypox, state health officials have expanded eligibility for the vaccine. Beginning Wednesday, anyone who has sex with men who have sex with men can get the two-dose vaccine, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. This includes women who have sex with bisexual men. As of Tuesday, there were 377 reported cases of monkeypox in the state.
Nearly all of them were in men and just over two-thirds of them were among Black or African American, according to the state health department’s website. More than 11,400 monkeypox vaccines had been administered in the state as of Aug. 31. More vaccine doses are expected to be coming soon, according to a news release.
Other eligible people for the vaccine include: anyone who has had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with monkeypox in the last two weeks; people who have had sexual contact with gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men or transgender people in the last 90 days; gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men or transgender people who are sexually active; people living with HIV or taking medication to prevent HIV, also known as PreP; people who were diagnosed with syphilis in the past 90 days.
Microplastics found in homes pose greatest health risks to children, research shows | added September 7
The evidence is clear: microplastics have contaminated every corner of the globe. We can’t escape exposure to these tiny bits of plastic (less than 5mm across) in the environment, which includes the homes where people spend most of their time. Recent research has discovered microplastics in the blood of humans.
However, the question of harm to humans remains unresolved. Despite concerns that some substances in microplastics could cause cancer or damage our DNA, we still have a poor grasp of the true risks of harm. Our study of global microplastics exposure inside homes across 29 countries, published in the November issue of Environmental Pollution, shows people living in lower-income countries and young children are at greater risk of exposure.
But our analysis of the chemical composition of microplastics in the home shows the specific health risk is surprisingly low. The study covered all the continents, including Australia. The current challenge in understanding health risks from microplastics is the very limited data on the toxic effects of the petrochemicals used in plastics production. A recurrent theme in the environmental health research literature is that early concerns about suspect chemicals and related compounds, including those found in plastics, were eventually justified.
N.Y. funding millions of dollars in biodefense research for future infectious diseases | added September 7
New York state is distributing millions of dollars to help boost biodefense firms to help research and combat infectious diseases. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday the state would spend $40 million on distribution to startup companies after an initial $15.3 million round of grant funding. The money is meant to expand the growing life sciences industry across the state and help officials assess potential threats from infectious diseases.
“Thanks to the $40 million Biodefense Commercialization Fund, New York businesses are applying lessons learned from the covid-19 pandemic to spark innovation and grow the state’s economy,” Hochul said. “With this funding, we are leading the fight to combat infectious diseases, bringing significant jobs and investment to New York State, and better preparing for our future.” Companies eligible for funding are developing diagnostics, vaccines or therapeutics to prevent or mitigate harm from infectious diseases.
Grants of up to $4 million will be rewarded. The initial round of funding included grants for the development of antivirals, antibacterials and vaccinations as well as rapid detection of potential threats. “Accelerating innovation in life sciences through the Biodefense Commercialization Fund will further enable our state and those on the front lines of public health to identify and respond to serious infectious disease threats,” said Health Commissioner Mary Bassett. “This investment in the expansion of the life science industry once again demonstrates Governor Hochul’s commitment to further protecting the public health of all New Yorkers.”
Covid fact checks #16: Can an application really detect a virus from the sound of your voice? | added September 7
Yesterday, the UK’s Daily Mail published an article about a new app which claims to be able to diagnose covid19 infection just through the sound of your voice. The story was also covered by Sky, The Independent, the Telegraph and many others. The Mail headlined: Could a mobile APP replace lateral flows? Scientists reveal new covid testing software that detects virus through a person’s voice in under a minute – and experts say it can be more accurate than a swab test
The article goes on to explain: The Dutch researchers say coronavirus usually affects the upper respiratory tract and vocal chords, leading to changes in a person’s voice. The team decided to investigate whether it was possible to detect the novel virus in people’s voices. This is not the first app to make this claim, as early in the “pandemic” as May 2020 an EU-funded group based in Cambridge began claiming they could diagnose “covid” just by listening to people cough.
Now, does this make any sense? Is it really possible to diagnose disease just from the sound of someone’s voice? Simply put, almost certainly not. Without seeing the scientists’ actual data it is not possible to rule it out completely, but there are multiple apparent issues. “covid19” is not the only infection which affects the respiratory tract. How could an app differentiate “covid” and “flu”?
Great balls of fire | added September 7
Ouch. Goodness gracious and it wasn’t monkeypox.
I’ve heard some concerns about why I’m not going after everyone who might lack credentials.
The primary problem with Poormina Wagh was not that she lied about her Ph.D.s. The problem is that she co-opted the virus isolation issue, which I have covered since 2020.
It was not about her, or her credentials. It was that she lied about being part of an isolation experiment and said she personally proved nonexistence. Though many do not understand why, this is the most important scientific question of the past three years.
Had the story been done by a journalist hostile to the question, or to the many honest doctors, scientists and independent researchers who have made progress on the issue, Wagh would have been used to discredit all of them. Therefore, I took action. (Certain people tried to tar them, but it did not work.)
Further, I was troubled by the easy way Wagh had conned her way onto podcasts and an important international panel discussion merely because the presenters were not versed in the science and were wowed by her “double doctorate.”
This is not about her. It is — as I have said repeatedly — about their previously-nonexistent standards and practices, and vetting process. We may be sure that they will up their game going forward. I reckon they don’t want this to happen to them — and what you witnessed is what it takes to make a change.
This week in the ‘new normal’: UK schools missing 100,000 “ghost children” | added September 6
1. UK SCHOOLS MISSING 100,000 “GHOST CHILDREN”
A report from Sky News is warning that nearly 100,000 children are “missing” from school registries and not attending school. According to the report many schools across the country are experiencing record low attendance, with some children simply disappearing from the system.
The concern is that some families – especially poor families – are being damaged by not taking advantage of free school meals or other services such as “healthcare advice”, provided by the state.
As you’d expect, MPs are being urged to “take action”.
What action? I’m glad you asked.
It could be as simple and exploitative as fining parents who don’t send their kids to school that’s what James Cleverly the education secretary wants to do. Because arbitrary fines during a recession is absolutely the best way to help out poor families.
Canadian government contributes nearly $200 million in funding first domestic mRNA vaccine production facility | added September 6
“The Government of Canada’s top priority is to protect the health and safety of Canadians,” he said in a news release later. “These investments are also creating well-paying jobs and helping to grow Canada’s life sciences ecosystem as an engine for our economic recovery.” Champagne said the investment is part of an initiative to strengthen Canada’s life sciences sector overall to become more competitive internationally.
Once complete, the Resilience facility will be able to produce somewhere between 100 million and 600 million doses of mRNA vaccines per year. Canada currently has no facilities that produce vaccines domestically, and it must import vaccine products from abroad. Tuesday’s announcement follows a partnership with Sanofi that government officials announced in March to build a new $925 million vaccine production facility in Toronto at the sight of former Connaught Laboratories, a public health lab where insulin was discovered.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation bankrolls development of refillable long-acting implant contraceptive | added September 6
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is bankrolling Celanese’s work to develop a refillable long-acting implant for delivery of a contraceptive drug, committing $625,800 to support the creation of a functional prototype. Celanese’s technology portfolio includes an ethylene vinyl acetate pharmaceutical grade copolymer, branded VitalDose, that enables drug-eluting implants such as intravaginal inserts.
The copolymer has broad solubility characteristics for small molecules and the combination of multiple grades into a single device can achieve specific drug release profiles. The Gates Foundation sees potential for the technology to advance its efforts to give women access to contraceptive options that meet their needs, leading it to back Celanese’s 18-month prototype project.
“We have a long history working in the area of women’s health and are honored by the trust placed in our team through this grant from the Gates Foundation,” Laura Brand, VP of the Celanese medical and pharmaceutical business, said in a statement. “The project concept is based on our VitalDose drug delivery platform, a controlled release technology with decades of commercial use in the U.S. and Europe.”
Whistleblowers allege ‘covid’ inoculations pose serious health threats to pilots | added September 6
A chorus of whistleblowers alleging that covid-19 inoculations may have turned pilots into airborne ticking time bombs seems to be growing louder. Experienced military, medical, and aviation personnel are citing increasing concerns about potential catastrophic side effects of the shots—such as strokes, heart attacks, or pulmonary embolisms—occurring during flights.
The whistleblowers allege that federal mandates ordering the jabs conflict with FAA standards for medications. Under those regulations, pilots are barred from flying when using drugs that earned FDA approval less than a year prior. Covid shots were administered under Emergency Use Authorization, not full FDA approval.
But various American government agencies, such as the FAA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, insist that the covid-19 shots are safe and effective. A number of whistleblowers are among those who beg to differ. The latest person to come forward, Federal Aviation Safety Inspector Bruce McGray, went public on Aug. 30 in an online video conference that was organized by an attorney and medical freedom advocate, Todd Callender. The presentation attracted about 2,000 attendees. McGray, who has 55 years of aviation experience and still works at the FAA, asserted that he sees “clear evidence” of danger to pilots and hence to the flying public.
Biden Administration switches ‘covid’ shot distribution to private sector despite extending ‘public health emergency’ | added September 6
The Biden administration Aug. 30 announced it plans to shift distribution of covid-19 therapeutics to the private sector by January 2023 — despite preparing to extend its covid-19 public health emergency.
Specifically, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said that it expects its supply of covid-19 vaccines and treatments to be depleted in the coming months, and is now preparing for the availability of these products to transition to the commercial market. This announcement comes despite the Biden administration’s purchase of 170 million doses of updated covid-19 booster shots, which are expected to be available to the public sometime in September as part of an autumn vaccination campaign.
The Hill described the announcement as one which marks “a new phase in fighting the pandemic,” adding that it “would be another sign that the administration views the acute emergency phase of the pandemic as ending.” However, HHS, the parent agency of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), indicated in mid-August it will likely extend the covid-19 public health emergency for another 90 days, when the current 90-day period expires on Oct. 15. The public health emergency had previously been renewed on July 15, its tenth extension since initially being declared on Jan. 31, 2020.
India receives first ‘covid’ nasal vaccine developed with Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vector | added September 6
India’s first intra-nasal vaccine – delivered through the nose instead of a shot in the arm – has received approval from the country’s apex drug regulator for emergency use in adults. The vaccine, which has been developed by Bharat Biotech with technology in-licensed from Washington University-St Louis, has been approved for primary immunisation, meaning it can be given to the unimmunised to protect against covid-19.
“Big Boost to India’s Fight Against COVID-19! Bharat Biotech’s ChAd36-SARS-CoV-S COVID-19 (Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vectored) recombinant nasal vaccine approved by @CDSCO_INDIA_INF for primary immunisation against COVID-19 in 18+ age group for restricted use in emergency situation,” said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in a tweet.
With the vaccine being delivered through a nasal spray, it will do away with the need for needles and syringes currently required for all the covid-19 vaccines available. It will also reduce dependence on personnel trained to give shots. The company found the vaccine to be “safe, well-tolerated, and immunogenic” when compared to its own Covaxin in a phase III trial of nearly 3,100 participants across 14 sites in India. The company has also conducted a trial with 875 participants to see whether the vaccine may be used as a booster in those who have received Covaxin or Covishield as their primary vaccine.
Scientists say aerosol ‘covid’ vaccines may be needed to beat ‘omicron’ | added September 6
China’s government approved the world’s first inhaled vaccine against covid-19, the vaccine’s maker Cansino Biologics announced on Sunday. The vaccine, called Convidecia Air, changes the liquid form of the vaccine into an aerosol using a nebuilzer. The vaccine can then be inhaled through the mouth using the nebulizer machine. The needle-free vaccine “can effectively induce comprehensive immune protection in response to SARS-CoV-2 after just one breath,” Cansino said in a statement.
The science appears to back Cansino’s claims. In July, Chinese scientists published a pre-print study showing that people who received one booster dose of Cansino’s inhaled vaccine after two doses of the inactivated jab from Chinese maker Sinovac developed more antibodies than people who received three Sinovac shots. Four weeks after receiving the inhaled booster, 92.5% of people had developed neutralizing antibodies for Omicron.
Those who got three doses on Sinovac’s jab did not demonstrate any neutralizing antibodies for Omicron, either four weeks or six months after getting a booster. Cansino’s stock price jumped 8% in Hong Kong on Monday. Prominent scientists like Scripps Research executive vice president Eric Topol have called on the U.S. government to accelerate efforts to develop inhaled and nasal spray vaccines, believing that they may better target Omicron infections than injected jabs.
Non-fatal oddities: Dr. Dre’s brain aneurysm scare, Tony La Russa has heart issue and more | added September 6
A ferry crash in Canada; a truck careens into a Costco in Nebraska; three badly hurt in weird mishaps in Germany; a Chilean runner goes into cardiac arrest for 22 minutes; and more NON-fatal oddities.
On Sunday, Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke announced that he would be pausing his campaign after being hospitalized with a bacterial infection. O’Rourke tweeted on Sunday afternoon that he had been feeling “ill” on Friday, and went to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio where he was diagnosed with a bacterial infection. “While my symptoms have improved, I will be resting at home in El Paso in accordance with the doctors’ recommendations.”
“Because of what was going on in my brain, they had to wake me up every hour on the hour for two weeks.” Dr. Dre thought he was going to die after he suffered a brain aneurysm last January. In an interview on the “Workout the Doubt” podcast, the rapper revealed to host Dolvett Quince that his condition was so bad that doctors actually invited his family in to say goodbye.
This changes everything on censorship | added September 6
After Mark Zuckerberg admitted to Joe Rogan that the FBI told him to suppress any information about the Hunter Biden laptop, and we discover more information about the links between big tech and the secret services, where is this all heading towards?
Eric joins documentary filmmaker Regis Tremblay on investigating Poornima Wagh fraud | added September 5
Eric speaks about the importance of becoming the media, with critical thinking and checking sources, in the present digital age. This is crucial, considering how the tools of artificial intelligence flood our feeds with an array of information, while medical bureaucracies continue to push experimental procedures on people.
Happy Labor Day and let’s remember to really gain an understanding of what is being proposed, or at least try. Let’s make it a labor of love. To hear, to listen, to know, to become, to be.
China approves emergency use of inhaled ‘covid’ vaccines for boosters | added September 5
Made by CanSino, it has similar ingredients to its injected vaccine, using a harmless adenovirus as a carrier for the genetic code that teaches the body how to fight covid. Inhaled as a fine mist, Convidecia Air can provide good protection after just one breath, the company says. Other researchers, including teams in the UK and the US, have been investigating nasal spray vaccines.
Scientists say these may give added immunity in the lining of the nose and upper airways, where covid typically enters the body. The National Medical Products Administration of China granted CanSino approval for its inhaled vaccine to be used as a booster dose. It can top up protection in those who have previously had a jab, trials suggest.
Meanwhile, the latest covid vaccine booster programme has begun in England, Wales and Scotland. Infections are falling around the UK – but health bosses predict a resurgence of covid and flu this autumn and winter. They are urging those eligible to protect themselves from serious illness by being vaccinated against both.
Parents wary of schools using SmartPass application that tracks students’ every move | added September 5
In the old days, when a student requested a bathroom visit during classroom time, the teacher handed them a hall pass made of paper or sometimes a wooden block. Now, many schools are taking the hall pass digital with SmartPass, a hall pass application that tracks students and generates weekly reports about trends in their movements.
“Students are getting smarter and sneakier than ever, and you may not know that Betty and Bob have been meeting up every afternoon for the last two weeks, but SmartPass knows,” an advertising video directed at school administrators says, while explaining a new feature called Encounter Detection. “Behind the scenes, we are using artificial intelligence to see which students have passes to similar rooms around the same time, and presenting you with actionable data to start a conversation.”
For example, the data may show that two students from different classrooms asked to go to the water fountain five times last week, and their hall pass time overlapped for a few minutes each time. The weekly report also shows administrators how many total hall passes were generated, a list of student names and profiles ranking students from the highest number of passes used, how many teachers approved passes and how many encounters were prevented.
Freedom Convoy defendants request release of frozen funds for Emergencies Act inquiry | added September 5
Defendants in a Freedom Convoy lawsuit have asked a court to release just over $450,000 in frozen funds so that they can pay for legal representatives in an upcoming public inquiry into the Emergencies Act. The inquiry, which will begin on Oct. 13, seeks to hold the federal government “to account for its decision to declare a public order emergency under the Emergencies Act” against the Freedom Convoy protest in downtown Ottawa this winter.
The protest began on Jan. 29 and ended on Feb. 20. It started out as a demonstration by truck drivers opposing the federal covid-19 vaccine mandates for cross-border travel but grew exponentially when supporters from across the country joined in to call for an end to various other covid-19 mandates and restrictions as well.
The requested amount is part of the over $20 million the Freedom Convoy received through crowdfunding platforms GoFundMe and GiveSendGo in February. More than $5 million of the donations was put into escrow via a Mareva order by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Feb. 17—pending the outcome of a proposed class action lawsuit. Convoy organizers Tamara Lich, Chris Barber, and Benjamin Dichter are among the defendants named in the lawsuit filed in the same court by lawyer Paul Champ on behalf of public servant Zexi Li, “downtown residents, businesses and workers.” The plaintiffs hope to seek $306 million in damages.
Israeli government covers up serious adverse reactions to ‘covid’ shots, according to video | added September 5
I have been meaning to write about this since Neil Oliver of GB News covered it, and I have tweeted about it several times. But Yaffa Shir-Raz wrote a comprehensive article about it in English on her website, then Etana Hecht covered it in her excellent Substack post, so I figured it was well and covered, and I’m super busy working on something very important. But following a recent twitter thread by Yaffa and Steve Kirsch’s post about it, I was asked by someone to put the key pieces of information down ‘on paper’ as I understand them, so I did. Here they are.
Summary of key points. On August 2nd, the Israeli Ministry of Health (MOH) released a report on adverse events reported following vaccination from December 9th 2021-May 31st 2022 based on a new reporting system. The MOH tasked a team of medical researchers from Shamir Medical Center with experience in pharmacovigilance to analyse the data from the system. Here is a subtitled video with excerpts from the Zoom meeting on this issue.
The Israeli MOH subsequently misrepresented the findings stating that no new adverse events were found, there was no new signal, and the events were not necessarily caused by the vaccine, even though the researchers themselves said the exact opposite. The Israeli MOH artificially minimised the extent of reporting by comparing the number of reports submitted during that period to a much larger number of vaccine doses administered over a longer period of time and a much larger population than the one reporting. The Israeli MOH sat on these results for nearly two months and did not disclose them to the expert committee that met in late June to decide on recommending the vaccine for children under five.
U.S. health officials narrow wastewater surveillance programs to target polio, monkeypox and ‘covid’ | added September 5
(CNN) Early in the coronavirus pandemic, health officials closely monitored sewage samples for signs of the virus to track where it could be circulating. Now, that technique is being used to detect other infectious diseases: polio and monkeypox.
Some disease detectives in the United States are narrowing their wastewater surveillance efforts to zero in on specific buildings and to identify hot spots for a growing list of diseases. “Some wastewater surveillance is done at the community level, and some is done at the building level, which is a little bit better nuanced in terms of trying to target messaging,” said Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive officer of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
“For example, in some of our jurisdictions, they’ll monitor a large hotel or a prison setting,” she said. “If it pops up there, you can target messaging directly to that building.” A building-level approach to wastewater surveillance is underway at all 11 hospitals within the NYC Health + Hospitals integrated health care system in New York City. The system launched a surveillance program in February to test sewage for coronavirus and flu viruses in wastewater from its hospitals, and the program expanded in August to include testing for polio and monkeypox, according to a company announcement.
China locks down 65 million people during upcoming national holidays | added September 5
BEIJING (AP) — China has locked down 65 million of its citizens under tough covid-19 restrictions and is discouraging domestic travel during upcoming national holidays. Across the country, 33 cities including seven provincial capitals are under full or partial lockdown covering more than 65 million people, according to a tally published late Sunday by the Chinese business magazine Caixin.
It said that outbreaks have been reported in 103 cities, the highest since the early days of the pandemic in early 2020. Despite a relatively low number of infections, authorities have adhered to a “zero-covid” policy requiring lockdowns, quarantines and the confining of people suspected of being in close contact with any confirmed case.
China recorded 1,552 new cases in the latest 24-hour period across a nation of 1.4 billion people, the National Health Commission reported Monday. Most of the 21 million people in the southwestern city of Chengdu are confined to their apartments or residential complexes, while in the eastern port city of Tianjin, classes have ben moved online after 14 new cases were reported, all but two showing no symptoms.
The personal computer as a viral vector | added September 5
Global dissemination of a zoonotic virus pandemic narrative by the WHO, government and university scientists, the media, and the general public, has enabled the trialling of a cybernosis, or disease transmitted from a computing machine to humans, amongst a new and relatively large target body. This paper presents the rationale, methodology, initial findings, and limitations of the preliminary trial, and assesses the future potential of this new field of virology.
The widescale dissemination, via government bodies (e.g., SAGE, SPI-B, CDC), NGOs (e.g., WEF, WHO, World Bank, IMF), universities, individuals, and most credible media organizations (e.g., Reuters, Guardian, New York Times, Der Spiegel, BBC), of the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic narrative brought about the anticipated largescale uptake (currently 4.9 billion people) of the new mRNA genetic modification technique.
Whilst the ‘vaccine’ programme has been highly successful (and should soon incorporate most humans above six months of age) as yet it is not universal, requiring ongoing coercive stimuli and alternative rollouts (e.g., polio, smallpox, seasonal influenza). A significant residue of unvaccinated individuals is likely to persist (also anticipated), a cohort that often correlates with narrative scepticism, and even the promulgation of a counter-narrative.
‘Covid’ application that supposedly detects virus in voice requires user to give all medical history | added September 5
Users will be required to give information about their medical history, smoking status and demographics and record some respiratory sounds, such as coughing and reading a short sentence. A mobile phone app can detect covid in people’s voices with “potentially high precision” using artificial intelligence (AI), according to researchers.
An AI model was said to be 89% accurate and is cheap to use, which means it could be adopted in low-income countries where PCR tests are more expensive. Results can be provided in less than a minute and are said to be a “significant improvement” on the accuracy of lateral flow tests, scientists said. Infection normally impacts the upper respiratory tract and the vocal cords and so researchers decided to analyse changes in voices using an AI model to detect covid.
Wafaa Aljbawi, a researcher at the Institute of Data Science at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, said: “These promising results suggest that simple voice recordings and fine-tuned AI algorithms can potentially achieve high precision in determining which patients have covid-19 infection. “Such tests can be provided at no cost and are simple to interpret. Moreover, they enable remote, virtual testing and have a turnaround time of less than a minute.
The Imposter ‘Scientist’: Poornima Wagh and the need for ethics, standards, and practices in new media | added Sept. 3
Here is the new edition of the Planet Waves FM, covering Poornima Wagh pretending to be a virologist and immunologist, who became a cult hero of the covid truth and health freedom movements. In this edition, I play samples of my interview with her last Friday, and listen closely to what she is saying.
This program is based on this week’s investigative feature, CHARLATAN’S WEB.
We also hear from Dr. Kevin Corbett, a retired senior British academic, who, through his doctoral work, shined the light on the horrors of how inaccurate AIDS testing were impacting society.
Dr. Corbett has appeared many times on Planet Waves FM and was key to documenting the lack of scientific or academic credentials of the alleged “Dr. Wagh.”
Special guest appearance tonight by my friends The Yes Men.
‘Omicron’ booster shots now available with no data on how effective they will be | added September 3
The U.S. authorized the first major makeover of the covid-19 vaccines this week in an effort to stem an expected tide of infections and hospitalizations this fall.
But it’s unclear how much protection the new booster shots will provide. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared the shots without any data from clinical trials that are testing the reformulated doses in humans. The new boosters, authorized for people ages 12 and older, target the highly contagious and immune-evasive omicron BA.5 subvariant that has caused a wave of breakthrough infections over the summer. The shots also target the original strain of the virus that first emerged in Wuhan, China, in 2019.
The nation’s top health officials acted with urgency this summer to ensure the new boosters would roll out in time for the fall. They are worried that the waning effectiveness of the old vaccines is creating an opening for omicron to cause another wave of hospitalizations this winter as people spend more time indoors where the airborne virus spreads more easily.
Over 1,000 ‘covid’ shot adverse reaction reports concerning children 5 years-old and younger | added September 3
More than 1,000 reports of adverse events have been lodged with U.S. authorities following covid-19 vaccination in children aged 5 and younger. As of Aug. 21, 996 non-serious reports have been entered into the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) for children 4 or younger who received a Pfizer vaccine and children 5 or younger who received a Moderna vaccine, Dr. Tom Shimabukuro said on Sept. 1.
Shimabukuro is a researcher with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which runs VAERS with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Most of the adverse event reports have been for outcomes designated non-serious, or events that did not include death, a life-threatening illness, hospitalization or prolongation of hospitalization, permanent disability, congenital anomaly or birth defect.
Of the reported events, 19 were designated serious, with nine for children who received a Moderna vaccine and 10 for children who received a Pfizer vaccine. The serious events were not detailed. “Those details should not have been left out of the information released to ACIP [Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices] and the public,” Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center, told The Epoch Times in an email.
Texas doctor critical of ‘covid’ shots face loss of medical license after anonymous patient complaint | added September 3
A Texas frontline doctor who has been critical of covid-19 vaccines could lose her license following an anonymous complaint claiming she endangered a patient. The complaint alleges Dr. Angie Farella, a pediatrician in Webster, Texas, endangered a patient who arrived at a hospital with breathing problems in 2021.
Farella must appear before the Texas Medical Board on Sept. 9. “I think it’s a political hack job,” she told The Epoch Times. “I think someone Googled me and saw that I was outspoken and didn’t like that.” The incident that triggered the complaint began when the patient’s parents weren’t satisfied with the care she was getting at a hospital and called Farella. Farella spoke to the ER doctor who thought the patient could have covid-19, although the patient had tested negative three times.
Farella offered to treat the patient at her facility. The ER doctor agreed and released the patient. Farella believes the hospital wanted to diagnose her patient as having covid-19. However, Farella found the child, who suffered from asthma, had developed pneumonia, which she treated with antibiotics.
A Pennsylvania university mandates ‘covid’ shots for students but not for employees | added September 3
Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania released its Fall 2022 covid-19 vaccination protocol, stating that returning students must be fully vaccinated prior to arriving on campus.
In contrast to the student vaccination requirement, employees are only “strongly encouraged” to be vaccinated prior to returning to campus, suggesting that unvaccinated employees should “talk to [their] doctor about the benefits.” Students employed by the university are subject to stricter protocols. Susquehanna University policy states that students may request a covid-19 vaccination exemption for medical, religious, or philosophical reasons, though whether such an exemption will be granted will be considered “on an individual basis through the Student Health Center.”
The university also reserves “the right to require exemption approvals be renewed for each academic year,” leaving students wondering if their exemption would be approved each subsequent year. Susquehanna gives individual instructors the ability to choose to require masks in their classrooms, regardless of any student’s vaccination or booster status.
Detrimental effects of vaccine vultures ignoring the sick and dying | added September 3
Vultures are birds that seek out wounded animals about to die and then swoop down on them when they are dead (or close to death) and devour them—apocryphally starting with gouging out the eyes.
Vultures are typically not classed in the “warm and fuzzy” anthropomorphic grouping, although they accomplish a great service to the ecology of the planet, such as other animals thrown in the “yuck” bucket of human perception such as flies, spiders, laughing hyenas, and carrion beetles (who knows what a carrion beetle is?—they ARE pretty, so before you know what they do for a living, you might like them).
So are we human vultures when we swoop down on dead or dying people we have heard about to see if they are vaxxed or not and if what they are suffering or dying from is due to the jab? Two? Three, god forbid four? At the beginning of the vaccine madness, I was quite brazen and would unashamedly blurt out when hearing of someone’s misfortune, “were they vaccinated???!!!” I never got brazen enough to ask this to the person suffering (obviously if dead), but did to their friends, or whoever was explaining what was happening.
‘Monkeypox’ linked to heart inflammation in 31 year-old man | added September 3
This week has offered two stark reminders that monkeypox infections can be more than skin-deep. A person diagnosed with monkeypox died this week in Harris County, Texas, according to the Department of State Health Services. That case could be the first monkeypox-related death in the US. The unidentified resident was described only as a “severely immunocompromised” adult. Local public health officials are working with the CDC to determine the role monkeypox may have had in contributing to the death.
“We know that this patient had monkeypox as a diagnosis. What we do not know for sure is that this patient passed away from monkeypox,” said Dr. Ericka Brown, a local authority from Harris County Public Health, during a news conference.
And in Portugal, doctors are reporting a “potential causal relationship” between monkeypox and a dangerous heart condition. A 31-year-old patient developed acute myocarditis about a week after first showing monkeypox lesions, according to a report published Friday in the American College of Cardiology’s journal, JACC: Case Reports.
Unspent ’emergency covid’ funding from 2021 goes toward unrelated uses | added September 3
What do an armored SWAT vehicle in Pittsburgh, “restorative justice” educational discipline in New York City, racial healing pop-ups in Minneapolis, and school vape detectors in Montgomery, Ala., have in common? They’re all funded by federal taxpayers through the hastily-passed American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Democrats advanced through Congress on a party-line vote in early 2021.
The $1.9 trillion bill was framed as an emergency measure to help the United States dig out of the covid-19 pandemic and its economic consequences. But much money is going toward projects that are seemingly unrelated or barely related to the virus or the recovery from the pandemic. Technically, many such projects are permitted. But it is not how the package was sold.
“For over a year, the American people were told they were on their own. We’ve seen how hard that has been on so many Americans,” Biden said at a White House appearance celebrating Senate passage of the bill in March 2021. “Everything in this package is designed to relieve the suffering and to meet the most urgent needs of the nation and put us in a better position to prevail, starting with beating this virus and vaccinating the country.”
It’s time to end the tyranny, step up New Yorkers and help us #TakeBackNY | added September 3
So it’s likely that almost everyone reading this article knows me as the attorney who recently defeated Governor Hochul’s quarantine camp regulation. For those of you who don’t, this post will be particularly enlightening. In the wake of my monumental defeat of Governor Hochul’s illegal forced quarantine reg, I’ve been consumed with media appearances.
This is not because the mainstream media is seeking me out – no, not at all. In fact, the opposite is true… they won’t even cover this story when we reach out to them and ask them to! Instead, the legacy alphabet media is purposely ignoring this epic story, and only “alternative media” is covering it. You really need to ask yourself, “why is that?!” Think about it for a minute, why on earth would the legacy media ignore such a sensational story such as this one?
An unbelievable story about a tyrannical governor and her Department of Health who made a regulation giving themselves the power to lock up any New Yorkers they want, for no reason whatsoever, without any proof you were actually sick (or even exposed to a communicable disease), for however long they want, at a location that they choose, where they can control your every move, and with no way for you to get out?!
Jim Breuer gets silly in San Diego | added September 3
Happy Labor Day weekend.
Medical Freedom booth at the Columbia County Fair this Labor Day weekend | added September 2
A diverse network of health freedom advocates took the initiative to put a booth together at the Columbia County Fair.
Many local friends have volunteered so that there will always be a team at the booth both day and night throughout the six days of the fair.
Our NYC based Medical freedom allies shared their photos of the diverse, multi-hued beautiful faces of the New York city freedom movement. We have these up on the wall. We have lots of great literature and flyers too. There are some arts and crafts by talented local people, with freedom themes!
After one day, we can already say that its a great experience! So many people have come over to the booth and everyone so far has been interested, appreciative and warm. Several people shared their own stories about vaccine side effects.
So please come and see us at the Columbia County Fair. The fair runs through Monday afternoon.
‘Covid’ pandemic causes steep decline in students’ reading and math skills, says Education Department | added September 2
American students’ reading and math skills were severely damaged during the coronavirus pandemic across almost all demographics. A report on the nation’s plummeting test scores was published by the Department of Education on Thursday, showing dramatic losses across the board for students in the U.S. “In 2022, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) conducted a special administration of the NAEP long-term trend (LTT) reading and mathematics assessments for age 9 students to examine student achievement during the covid-19 pandemic,” the Education Department reported.
“Average scores for age 9 students in 2022 declined 5 points in reading and 7 points in mathematics compared to 2020,” the DOE claimed. “This is the largest average score decline in reading since 1990, and the first ever score decline in mathematics.”
Reading scores saw their largest decrease in 30 years, while math scores had their first decrease in the history of the testing regimen done by the National Center for Education Statistics, a branch of the federal government. The disastrous test results were observed across previously established percentiles, but already lower performing students were hit the hardest. The report explains, “In 2022, reading and mathematics scores for students at all five selected percentile levels declined compared to 2020.
Genvax secures $6.5 million dollars to expand self-amplifying mRNA vax production for animals | added September 2
Genvax Technologies, a startup dedicated to bringing advances in self-amplifying mRNA (saRNA) vaccine production to animal health, has secured $6.5 million in series seed funding. United Animal Health led the financing with participation from Johnsonville Ventures, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Summit Agricultural Group and Ag Startup Engine.
This investor coalition represents animal health, nutrition, feed, meat packers and consumer products in the fight against existing and emerging threats to the food supply chain. “The threat posed to producers and consumers by foreign animal diseases like African swine fever (ASF) and constantly mutating variants of swine influenza is extraordinary,” Joel Harris, CEO and co-founder of Genvax Technologies, said in a release. “The goal is to develop a vaccine that matches 100% to the specific strain when a disease outbreak occurs.”
This funding moves the company a step forward to USDA and international regulatory approval of its vaccines in anticipation of any foreign animal disease outbreak, Genvax said in a release.
“For ASF, Genvax’s vaccine could be an important tool for eradication efforts and may alleviate any concerns with trading partners abroad. In addition, the financial and public support of multiple stakeholders like United Animal Health and others in the food industry is a huge validation of this technology’s promise,” Harris said in a release.
‘Covid’ pandemic caused shortened life expectancy in Indigenous communities | added September 2
Carol Schumacher, 56, who was raised in the remote community of Chilchinbeto in the Navajo Nation, has lost 42 family members to covid-19 over the last two years. The dead included two brothers aged 55 and 54, and cousins as young as 18 and 19. Ms. Schumacher returned to the Navajo Nation from her home in Wisconsin this summer to grieve with family. She knew what to expect, having grown up on the reservation in Arizona. But what she saw left her reeling.
The nearest hospital was a long drive away on dirt roads, she said, “and there’s no guarantee about the quality of care there even if you make it in time. Some families don’t even have transportation or running water. Imagine dealing with that.”
Now federal health researchers have put a number to the misery that Ms. Schumacher and so many other families in Native communities experienced in the first two years of the pandemic.
In 2020 and 2021, as the coronavirus swept across the United States, life expectancy for Native Americans and Alaska Natives fell by six and a half years — a decline that left the researchers aghast. The comparable figure for all Americans was about three years, itself a terrible milestone not seen in nearly a century. What could have left Native Americans and Alaska Natives so vulnerable to the pandemic? There is no simple diagnosis, nor is there an easy fix, experts say.
Texas confirms first U.S. ‘monkeypox’ death, says adult patient was “severely immunocompromised” | added September 2
Health officials in Texas announced Monday they are investigating what role monkeypox played in the death of a patient who was diagnosed with the virus. State officials said in a statement that the adult patient was “severely immunocompromised.”
The patient’s death is the first publicly reported by health authorities in the U.S. during the current monkeypox outbreak. However, health officials cautioned that it was too early to say for sure exactly what role monkeypox actually played in the death. “This is the first death in an presumed positive for monkeypox that we are aware of. However, the individual had various severe illnesses and until the investigation is complete, it is premature to assign a specific cause of death,” CDC spokesperson Scott Pauley said in a statement.
As of Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had tallied 15 deaths around the world in monkeypox patients. Local officials said the patient died Sunday in a hospital with “various severe illnesses” in Texas’ Harris County, and that autopsy results are expected “in the next few weeks.” “We are sharing this information to err on the side of transparency and to avoid potential misinformation about this case,” Lina Hidalgo, Harris County’s top official, said in a statement.
California grassroots movement stops bill on vaccinating teens without parental consent | added September 2
A bill that would have allowed California children ages 15 and older to be vaccinated without parental consent went “inactive” Wednesday. State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who authored Senate Bill 866 (SB 866), announced he will not put the measure up for a vote in the California Assembly because it does not have enough support to pass.
Wiener said in a statement the bill, which would have lowered the age of consent for all vaccines — including the covid-19 vaccine — to 15, was “several votes short of 41” needed to pass, with no “viable path for these final few votes.” He also tweeted his response regarding the outcome of the bill. While Weiner attributed the bill’s failure to a “small” but highly vocal and organized “minority of anti-vaxxers,” many Californians said the bill faced growing bipartisan opposition.
Californians rise up. “The tide has officially turned in California,” Nicole Pearson, attorney and founder of Facts Law Truth Justice, told The Defender in response to Weiner’s announcement. Pearson continued: “What happened Wednesday was not the product of a minority, fringe, extremist group. It was the result of thousands of tireless hours of millions of Californians uniting, educating and empowering each other, and rising up together to take our seats at the political table where we belong and have the right to be.
China’s makeshift hospitals are like ‘concentration camps’ | added September 2
The beds are close to each other with no partition to separate them. A number is written on the bed rail instead of the name of the patient. Men and women, young and old, live together in a crammed space. Some patients don’t have a bed; they lie on the floor. Lights remain on even at night. A woman is seen walking back and forth, holding a baby, trying to help it to get to sleep.
Garbage is scattered on the ground. There are four toilets, also used as showers, for over 100 people. These are some scenarios in two of the makeshift hospitals of Guixi, a city in China’s southeastern Jiangxi Province, as revealed in an online video obtained by the Chinese language edition of The Epoch Times.
‘Concentration Camps’: Mr. Deng (pseudonym) is a resident of Guixi who is isolated in an industrial park in Guixi with his son who tested positive for the covid-19 virus on Aug. 21 but showed no symptoms. They first spent three days in a makeshift hospital in Yingtan, a city in Jiangxi Province. “I felt so pained when I saw what it was like in a makeshift hospital,” Deng told the publication, “The place is like a concentration camp.”
In memory of those who ‘died suddenly’ in U.S. and worldwide from August 22-29 | added September 2
Journalists in the US (3), Canada, Mexico, Spain (2), Italy, Russia & Poland; musicians in the US (2), Jamaica, Brazil, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Greece, Italy & Lebanon; & more.
UNITED STATES: Joey DeFrancesco, Jazz Musician Died Age 51 And Here Is A Tribute For His Exemplary Career. Joey DeFrancesco, a jazz musician, died unexpectedly on August 25, 2022, at the age of 51. The news of Joey’s passing startled everyone as he died at a young age. His friends and family were devastated to hear the news of Joey’s passing. Joey DeFrancesco was an American jazz trumpeter, saxophone, organist, and occasional singer.
Early in his career, he recorded frequently as a side player with notable artists, including Miles Davis, Houston Person, and John McLaughlin. He has more than 30 albums to his credit. The cause of his death is unknown. However, not much information can be learned at this time until his family releases a statement regarding the situation.
Office for National Statistics releases data showing an excess of non-‘covid’ related deaths since April 23rd | added September 2
There have been 15,357 excess non-covid deaths registered in England and Wales in the 17 weeks since April 23rd, according to the latest official data from the Office for National Statistics, released on Wednesday. This is 9.5% more than expected, based on an average of the previous five years.
In the week ending August 19th, the most recent week for which data are available, 10,982 deaths were registered in England and Wales, which is 1,719 (18.6%) above the five-year average for the week. Of these, 551 mentioned covid-19 on the death certificate as a contributory cause and 354 mentioned covid-19 as underlying cause, leaving 1,365 deaths from a different underlying cause.
At the Daily Sceptic we have been following what appears to be a correlation between the spring fourth dose booster rollout among over-75s in England and a wave of now over 15,300 non-covid excess deaths that are currently unexplained. Vaccine researcher Dr. Theo Schetters has highlighted a similar correlation in the Netherlands and raised concerns that the vaccines may be contributing to the deaths.
There are some silly gooses out there | added September 2
Whitney admits women can be bat shit crazy, all good. Happy Friday!
FDA authorizes updated ‘covid’ booster jabs that target original “wild type” strain and ‘subvariants’ | added September 1
The Food and Drug Administration authorized covid booster shots Wednesday that target the omicron BA.5 subvariant as the U.S. prepares for another surge of infections this fall and winter. It is the first time the FDA has authorized an updated vaccine formula since the original shots rolled out in December 2020. Pharmacies are expected to start administering the new boosters after Labor Day weekend.
The U.S. has secured 171 million doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s updated shots so far, according to the Health and Human Services Department. Pfizer’s new booster dose is authorized for people ages 12 and older, while Moderna’s new shots are authorized for adults ages 18 and older. The eligible age groups can receive the boosters two months after completing their primary series or their most recent booster with the old shots.
The U.S. will no longer use the original vaccines as booster doses for individuals ages 12 and older now that the the updated shots have been authorized, according to the FDA. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has to sign off on the boosters before pharmacies can give them to patients. The CDC’s independent advisory committee is scheduled to meet Thursday and Friday to review the data and issue its recommendations for health-care providers.
Public health officials believe the redesigned boosters will provide longer-lasting protection against the virus and reduce hospitalizations this fall and winter. The new boosters target both the original strain that emerged in China more than two years ago, which scientists refer to as the “wild type,” and omicron BA.4 and BA.5, which are now the dominant variants in the U.S.
Michigan college student granted temporary reprieve from ‘covid’ vax mandate after Pfizer jab caused a leg blood clot | added September 1
A college student who suffered a blood clot after getting Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine has been given a temporary reprieve from his school’s covid-19 vaccine mandate. The Michigan State University (MSU) student, 19, was granted a medical deferment until Nov. 24, according to communications reviewed by The Epoch Times.
No reason was given for the reversal, which came after school officials denied a request for a medical exemption and the appeal of that denial. The student, whose name is not being made public at this time, received a Pfizer primary series in the fall of 2021 because of the school’s mandate, according to his vaccination card and his lawyer.
After that, he experienced blood clotting in his left leg, according to medical records reviewed by The Epoch Times. The student, a football and lacrosse player, had to miss time on the field due to the serious issue, lawyer Jenin Younes with the New Civil Liberties Alliance told The Epoch Times. Younes raised the issue on social media this week, saying the school “has denied a medical exemption from its booster mandate to a 19-year-old student who suffered from a blood clot in his leg two months after the second shot that sent him to the ER, put him on crutches, and from which he has not yet fully recovered.”
England faces excess mortality despite a decrease in ‘covid’ death toll | added September 1
Excess deaths in England and Wales have risen to the highest level in three months even as the death toll from covid-19 continues to fall, the latest UK official data shows. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 10,982 deaths were registered in England and Wales in the week ending Aug. 19, which is 18.6 percent above the average for this time of year.
During the week, excess deaths in England and Wales was 1,719, the highest for three months. It was also a significant jump from the 950 excess deaths recorded in the week before. Deaths have been above average almost continuously since the end of March, following a period at the start of the year when no excess deaths were recorded.
The figures remain particularly high for deaths that have occurred in people’s own homes, where deaths registered in the week to Aug. 19 were 29.5 percent above average. While total deaths were abnormally high, those related to covid-19 have fallen. Among the deaths recorded in that week, just 551 mentioned covid-19 on the death certificate, down 7 percent from the previous week, according to the ONS.
UK pilot faints upon take off, Mike Tyson in a wheelchair, five “vaxxidents” in Germany and more questionable health concerns | added September 1
Exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com show Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck arriving at a hospital Friday afternoon as Ben’s mother received stiches after an accident at her son’s Georgia estate. A source told DailyMail.com that Ben’s mother, Christopher [sic] Anne Boldt, fell off a dock and cut her leg at the Riceboro property. Ben reportedly found her and called the ambulance.
J.Lo arrived carrying a Dior bag, downcast and wearing a summer dress after the medical emergency at the property where she and Ben are celebrating their lavish wedding this weekend.
Meanwhile Affleck could be seen pacing and smoking a cigarette outside the building, casually dressed in T-shirt and shorts, his baseball cap worn backwards. His face was partially obscured by a mask and his nails appear to be painted red. A source told DailyMail.com that the incident was ‘not serious.’ But in dramatic scenes witnessed by DailyMail.com, the ambulance sped into the Riceboro property around noon, spending twenty minutes on property before the Liberty County Medical Center vehicle sped north.
The Lancet analyzed the cumulative effect of requiring proof of covid vax in NYC and bribery to get jabbed | added September 1
Ccovid-19 vaccines have been available to all adults in the USA since April, 2021, but many adults remain unvaccinated. We aimed to assess the joint effect of a proof-of-vaccination requirement, incentive payments, and employer-based mandates on rates of adult vaccination in New York City (NYC).
We constructed a synthetic control group for NYC composed of other counties in the core of large, metropolitan areas in the USA. The vaccination outcomes for NYC were compared against those of the synthetic control group from July 26, 2021, to Nov 1, 2021, to determine the differential effects of the policies. Analyses were conducted on county-level vaccination data reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The synthetic control group was constructed by matching on county-level preintervention vaccination outcomes, partisanship, economic attributes, demographics, and metropolitan area population. Statistical inference was conducted using placebo tests for non-treated counties. The synthetic control group resembled NYC across attributes used in the matching process. The cumulative adult vaccination rate for NYC (in adults aged 18 years or older who received at least one dose of an authorised covid-19 vaccine) increased from 72·5% to 89·4% (+16·9 percentage points [pp]) during the intervention period, compared with an increase from 72·5% to 83·2% (+10·7 pp) for the synthetic control group, a difference of 6·2 pp (95% CI 1·4–10·7), or 410 201 people (90 966–706 532)
New Australian study reports nearly 2,000 children have lost a parent due to ‘covid’ | added September 1
Nearly 2,000 Australian children have lost a parent to covid-19 during the pandemic, according to new data. A global study by the Australian National University (ANU), based on 2021 data, has estimated that for every 100 covid-related death in Australia, around 13 young people lost one or both of their parents.
ANU researcher Callum Lowe said this was a significant concern and had largely been missing from the nation’s broader conversation regarding mental health during the pandemic. “It’s particularly worse in other countries, but in other countries children tend to have larger extended families than they do in Australia,” Lowe said.
“During Australia’s lockdowns there’s [also] been a greater restriction on children going to school.” The impact of covid-19 lockdowns on people’s mental health has been well documented, especially among young people. In a survey released by the Australian Human Rights Commission, 41% of children said the pandemic negatively impacted their mental health, with most respondents worried about missing school and having less time with their friends and family.
China’s Shenzhen southern region expands ‘covid’ restrictions to over 13 million residents | added September 1
SHENZHEN, China, Sept 1 (Reuters) – The southern Chinese tech hub Shenzhen tightened covid curbs as cases continued to mount on Thursday, with large events and indoor entertainment suspended for three days in the city’s most populous district, Baoan.
At least half of the Shenzhen’s ten districts, home to over 13 million of the city’s residents, have now ordered blanket closures of entertainment venues and halted or reduced restaurant dining. Education authorities have postponed the start of the new school semester, which was largely planned to begin on Thursday.
Officials urged residents not to leave the city unless on urgent matters in a statement issued late on Wednesday. It did not specify how officials would police the new requirement, but demanded government, Communist party authorities and state-owned firms make sure their employees are not making unnecessary trips outside the city.
White House allocates 5,000 monkeypox shots for the weekend of Atlanta’s Black Pride festival | added September 1
The White House announced it will allocate up to 5,000 monkeypox vaccines specifically for this weekend’s Atlanta Black Pride festival. You can make an appointment here. Why it matters: Monkeypox infections are seen primarily among men who have sex with men and disproportionately among people of color, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Driving the news: The news is part of the White House’s pilot program to earmark vaccines for specific communities that need them most, following some criticism about the early roll-out not reaching the right Americans. The announcement also includes extra vials for Southern Decadence in New Orleans and Oakland Pride in California.
The big picture: The Fulton County Board of Health said this week that Black people comprise nearly 80% of Fulton residents with monkeypox. As a result of targeted outreach, the county said, it has administered about 70% of its vaccines to people of color so far. What they’re saying: Atlanta Black Pride Weekend organizer Melissa Scott told 11Alive they’ve already held vaccination clinics leading up to the festival and will have testing and vaccination sites at several of the weekend’s events.
Pfizer bars whites and Asians from applying for prestigious fellowship | added September 1
From The Washington Free Beacon, “No Whites Allowed: Pfizer Fellowship Flagrantly Violates the Law, Lawyers Say”:
The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer offers a prestigious fellowship that bars whites and Asians from applying. Trumpeted on the company’s website as a “Bold Move” to “create a workplace for all,” civil rights lawyers are characterizing it in a different way: as a blatant violation of the law.
“This Pfizer program is so flagrantly illegal I seriously wonder how it passed internal review by its general counsel,” said Adam Mortara, one of the country’s top civil rights attorneys.
Pfizer’s “Breakthrough Fellowship” offers college students multiple internships, a fully funded master’s degree, and several years of employment at the pharmaceutical giant. It also restricts applications to “Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic and Native American” students, the fellowship requirements state. In a Frequently Asked Questions brochure about the nine-year program, Pfizer asserts that it is an “equal opportunity employer.”
Released Pfizer data shows pregnant women should avoid ‘covid’ jabs to prevent miscarriages | added August 31
Since the rollout of the experimental covid-19 shots, U.S. health officials have adamantly claimed the shots are safe for pregnant women and have been urging all pregnant women to get the jab “to protect themselves and their babies.” To this day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the covid-19 shot for: “… people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.”
The CDC further recommends: “People who are pregnant should stay up to date with their covid-19 vaccines, including getting a covid-19 booster when it’s time to get one.” And claims: “Evidence continues to build showing that: covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy is safe and effective.
There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including covid-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.”
All the while, they’ve had Pfizer data showing the shots cause shocking rates of miscarriage which, adding insult to injury, have been blatantly miscategorized as a “recovered/resolved” adverse effect.Who in their right mind would consider DEATH a resolved side effect unless they had a depopulation agenda in mind all along? I don’t see how this could be described as anything but a criminal cover-up. The only reason we know any of this is because U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release Pfizer documents at a rate of 55,000 pages per month. The FDA and Pfizer had asked to release the documents at a pace of 500 pages per month, which meant it would take 75 years to disclose them all.
New policy will require unvaxed NBA players to take weekly ‘covid’ tests | added August 31
Unvaccinated NBA players and staff members will be required to test weekly for covid-19, said a league memo on Tuesday. The new policy had been developed for several weeks and it was agreed upon by the National Basketball Players Association. “It looks like we’ll be on our normal track in terms of when the season starts, in terms of our protocols around the game, particularly around the health and safety of our players,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said at the league’s Board of Governors meeting in July.
“I have learned over the last two and a half years not to make any predictions when it comes to covid, but only to say we’ll be prepared for anything that comes our way.” Testing will not be required by vaccinated individuals unless directed by a team or league physician or by “government authority.” Anyone exhibiting symptoms, regardless of vaccinations status, will have to report it and get tested. They also will have to report when someone in their household tests positive.
Face masks will not be required but will be recommended indoors if virus levels are high in a certain area. More than 95 percent of the league and its officials are vaccinated, and the league wants everyone to stay up to date with their vaccines. The memo said that there will be some exceptions for the unvaccinated, notably if someone is “recently recovered” from the virus.
China places millions under renewed lockdowns due to ‘covid’ outbreaks | added August 31
BEIJING — China has placed millions of its citizens under renewed lockdown following fresh outbreaks of covid-19, authorities reported Tuesday, as the government persists in its hard-line policy on containing the virus.
The measures affected about half of the 6 million residents of the port city of Dalian, along with an undisclosed number in Chengde and Shijiazhuang in Hebei province, both around three hours from the capital Beijing. Dalian’s lockdown was due to last five days, although authorities have in past extended restrictions depending on the number of new cases.
Beijing has been relatively unaffected thus far, although travel in and out of the capital has been discouraged and residents are subject to testing on an almost daily basis. Partial lockdowns have also been imposed on cities such as Chengdu in the southwest, Shenyang in the northeast and Jishui in the southeast. Such measures are mandated under China’s “zero-covid” policy, which contrasts starkly with moves by other nations to coexist with the virus through gradual easing of restrictions, vaccinations, improved therapeutics and voluntary isolation.
Life expectancy in U.S. continues to drop, according to CDC analysis | added August 31
Life expectancy in the U.S. fell in 2021, for the second year in a row. In 2019, someone born in the U.S. had a life expectancy of nearly 80 years. In 202o, because of the pandemic, that dropped to 77 years. In 2021 life-span dropped again — to 76.1 years. And for some Americans, life expectancy is even lower, according to a provisional analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The results of this study are very disturbing,” says Dr. Steven Woolf, a professor of population health and health equity at Virginia Commonwealth University. “This shows that U.S. life expectancy in 2021 was even lower than in 2020,” he says. Other high-income countries have seen a rebound in life expectancy, which Woolf says makes the U.S. results, “all the more tragic.”
One of the most dramatic drops in life expectancy in 2021 was among American Indian and Alaskan Native people. Between 2020 and 2021 the life expectancy for this group fell by almost two years, from 67.1 in 2020 to 65.2 in 2021. “That’s horrific,” Woolf says. “The losses in the Native American population have been terrible during the covid-19 pandemic. And it reflects a lot of barriers that tribal communities face in getting access to care,” he says.
Fauci says “We’re not going to eradicate the virus from the face of the Earth” | added August 31
When White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci warned in 2020 that living with the coronavirus was going to be our new normal, he meant it. “We’re not going to eradicate the virus from the face of the Earth,” Fauci told Yahoo Finance in an interview on Tuesday. “I don’t believe we’re even going to eliminate it from this country to the tune of getting zero cases.”
Despite earlier estimates pointing to a possible end to the pandemic by 2024, along with assumptions that all countries would be fully vaccinated by then, poor adherence to vaccinations and public health mitigation measures has resulted in an ongoing pandemic that is nowhere near under control.
Just 67.4% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated, and only 48.5% of those fully vaccinated have received their first booster dose, according to the CDC’s latest data. The constant mutation of the virus only exacerbated the issue as it continued to circulate the globe. Other viruses like measles, smallpox, and polio don’t have such quick mutations even after decades — which is why it has been easy to keep them from spreading widely through childhood vaccinations.
Anti-viral drug pill Paxlovid cuts ‘covid’ deaths for people over 65 years old, Israeli study shows | added August 31
Paxlovid, the covid-19 treatment made by Pfizer, reduced hospitalizations and deaths in older patients during the omicron surge in Israel earlier this year, but made no difference for patients under 65 at high risk for severe disease, new research has found.
The study is one of the first published examinations of the real-life effectiveness of Paxlovid against the omicron variant, now the dominant version of the coronavirus. Pfizer’s trials of Paxlovid were conducted during a surge of the Delta variant last year, and included only unvaccinated individuals.
There have been lingering questions about how effective the medication is against the omicron variant, and among patients who are vaccinated or have some immunity from a prior bout of covid. The drug has been available to Americans since December. The new study did not address another pressing mystery: how often patients experience “rebound” cases of covid after taking the drug. Jill Biden, the first lady, exited a second isolation period on Monday after her infection returned following a course of Paxlovid.
Facing the reality of Russia’s ‘covid’-driven Great Reset | added August 31
A reader recently alerted me to an intriguing article published by Thomas Röper, the curator of Anti-Spiegel. In it, Röper argues that Ernst Wolff—an authoritative voice on Great Reset shenanigans—is wrong to list Russia as an active participant in the covid-triggered New Normal.
I would like to offer a different perspective on this subject, particularly because many of the arguments put forward by Röper have become commonplace on Twitter, Telegram, and podcasts that nobody listens to. To Röper’s credit, he took the time to actually write down his thoughts. Röper and I have exchanged “blog critiques” in the past; in December, he critiqued an article I wrote pointing to links between Davos and the financiers and developers behind Sputnik V. I then critiqued his critique. Blogging is very exciting.
I want to stress that this article is not meant as a personal attack on Röper; I’m only interested in exploring his ideas. Actually, I’m rather fond of Röper. He possesses a rare quality—he’s open to dialogue. He even updated his December article to include my response to his critique. Quite sporting of him—practically unheard of in the age of ego-driven, vapid Internet Punditry.
Tennis star Novak Djokovic unable to enter U.S.A. and Canada due to unjabbed status | added August 31
NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic will not play in the U.S. Open, as expected, because he is not vaccinated against covid-19 and thus is not allowed to travel to the United States. Djokovic announced his withdrawal from the year’s last Grand Slam tournament on Twitter on Thursday, hours before the draw for the event was revealed.
“Sadly, I will not be able to travel to NY this time for US Open,” Djokovic wrote, wishing luck to his fellow players, and said he would “keep in good shape and positive spirit and wait for an opportunity to compete again.” Play is scheduled to begin at Flushing Meadows on Monday. Djokovic is a 35-year-old from Serbia who owns 21 major championships, one behind Rafael Nadal for the men’s record.
Three of Djokovic’s Slam trophies came at the U.S. Open, in 2011, 2015 and 2018. He also was the runner-up there a half-dozen times, including last season, when his pursuit of the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969 ended with a loss in the final to Daniil Medvedev. Foreign citizens who have not been vaccinated against covid are currently unable to enter the U.S. or Canada, and Djokovic has said he won’t get the shots, even if that prevents him from playing in certain tournaments.
South Korea eases border restrictions and lifts mandatory arrival ‘covid’ testing | added August 31
South Korea announced Wednesday that it will further relax its border measures and lift its pre-travel covid-19 test requirement for all arrivals beginning in September as the country’s recent outbreak has stabilized. Second Vice Health Minister Lee Ki-il said that travelers will no longer be required to present a negative test result within 48 hours of departure for their travels into the country, but they will still need to take a covid-19 test within 24 hours of their arrival.
“All inbound travelers, whether our nationals or foreigners, arriving aboard a plane or ship will not need to hand in a negative PCR test starting midnight of Sept. 3,” Lee said, Yonhap News Agency reported. The change follows a recommendation from an infectious disease advisory committee that the pre-travel covid-19 test requirement should be lifted, as the travel industry claimed that it was ineffective at containing the outbreak.
South Korea lifted its quarantine requirement for foreign arrivals regardless of vaccination status in June and scrapped its outdoor mask mandate in May. Japan made a similar move, lifting its pre-entry covid-19 test for foreign travelers, but only those who have been vaccinated three times. Japan has lifted most of its covid-19 measures, and in June, foreign tourists were once again allowed to visit the country if they were part of a package tour.
Enough with the Snuffleupagus eyelashes | added August 31
Those lashes are not what nature intended and are obviously a fraud, like ‘Dr. Poornima Wagh’.
Charlatan’s Web: Search for woman’s scientific credentials in health freedom movement turns up nothing | added August 30
SOMEONE CLAIMING TO HOLD TWO DOCTORATES from the world-renowned London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is the latest sensation of the health freedom movement — distinctive because she claims to be an accredited virologist who states declaratively that SARS-CoV-2 does not exist.
Wagh claims to have participated in a massive laboratory project in early 2020 that attempted to sequence nearly 800 samples of lung fluid taken from supposedly “covid”-positive patients in California — only to find that none of them contained any such virus particles whatsoever. For the growing number of people who assert that SARS-CoV-2 has never been isolated and cannot be tested for, she is a dream come true — a scientific unicorn providing long sought-after vindication.
What is different here is that the “no virus” side of the discussion is generally stating that various genetic sequences have been falsely declared as belonging to “SARS-CoV-2” in computer simulations. These are hypothetical “genomes,” called in silico sequences, that have never been shown to match an actual virus or cause disease. Wagh is saying that they couldn’t even find those theoretical sequences in their hundreds of samples, much less whole virus particles.
Sonia Sotomayor rules in favor of unconstitutional medical mandate that forces all NYC municipal workers to receive experimental drugs | added August 30
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday declined to block New York City from enforcing its mandate that all municipal workers be vaccinated against covid-19, rebuffing a police detective who challenged the public health policy. The liberal justice denied Detective Anthony Marciano’s request for a stay of the vaccination requirement while an appeal over his claims continue in a lower court. A federal judge threw out Marciano’s case in March.
Sotomayor is the justice designated by the court to act on some matters arising from New York and certain other states. Marciano argued that neither state nor federal law allows government officials to impose vaccines on adults without “informed consent,” telling the justices in a legal filing that “he cannot and will not assume the health risks associated with an illegal, experimental” vaccine that he “does not need.”
The covid-19 vaccines authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been strongly recommended by federal health officials and public health experts and are not considered to be experimental. But many Americans have refused to get vaccinated. Marciano remains on active duty while he appeals the denial of his vaccine exemption request. The city’s health department ordered the mandate in October 2021. In February of this year, 1,430 municipal workers were fired for failing to comply.
California approves bill to punish doctors spreading ‘covid misinformation’ | added August 30
Trying to strike a balance between free speech and public health, California’s Legislature on Monday approved a bill that would allow regulators to punish doctors for spreading false information about covid-19 vaccinations and treatments.
The legislation, if signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, would make the state the first to try to legislate a remedy to a problem that the American Medical Association, among other medical groups and experts, says has worsened the impact of the pandemic, resulting in thousands of unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. The law would designate spreading false or misleading medical information to patients as “unprofessional conduct,” subject to punishment by the agency that licenses doctors, the Medical Board of California. That could include suspending or revoking a doctor’s license to practice medicine in the state.
While the legislation has raised concerns over freedom of speech, the bill’s sponsors said the extensive harm caused by false information required holding incompetent or ill-intentioned doctors accountable.
“In order for a patient to give informed consent, they have to be well informed,” said State Senator Richard Pan, a Democrat from Sacramento and a co-author of the bill. A pediatrician himself and a prominent proponent of stronger vaccination requirements, he said the law was intended to address “the most egregious cases” of deliberately misleading patients.
Big Pharma-funded FDA expected to approve ‘covid’ booster jabs that target ‘omicron’ subvariants | added August 30
For those who’ve put off a covid vaccine booster in hopes of getting a shot tailor-made for the omicron subvariants that have ripped across the country, the wait may soon be over. The FDA is expected to authorize a pair of booster shots targeting what appear to be the virus’ most contagious strains as soon as Wednesday, three people with knowledge of the matter told POLITICO.
The move would set the stage for the Biden administration to begin offering the reformulated vaccine shortly after Labor Day, in a bid to bolster Americans’ protection against a potential covid resurgence later this year. The government plans to roll out a combined 175 million doses of the new boosters developed by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, with Moderna’s shot available to all adults and Pfizer’s offered to those 12 and older, according to a federal planning guide published earlier this month.
The boosters, which officials hope will offer greater protection against the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron sub variants in addition to guarding against the coronavirus’ original strain, come as the administration tries to get ahead of a fast-changing virus that continues to infect tens of thousands of Americans a day. The actual number is unknown since so many people self-test at home and don’t report their cases to the government.
Free ‘covid’ testing for Americans to end as federal funds dry up | added August 30
With covid-19 funding drying up and no fresh cash infusion from Congress, the Biden administration says it will suspend its offer of free at-home rapid tests through covid.gov. The program will be put on pause later this week. “Ordering through this program will be suspended on Friday, September 2, because Congress hasn’t provided additional funding to replenish the nation’s stockpile of tests,” a banner alert on the federal website said. The U.S. Postal Service’s free test page also noted the impending halt to the program.
A senior administration official told ABC that the move to pause the program is “to preserve our limited remaining supply” — particularly, to have a reserve in case a potential new wave of the virus sweeps the country in the coming months — “so that we can ensure we have a limited supply of tests available in the fall, when we might face a new rise in infections and more acute need.”
“The administration has been clear about our urgent covid-19 response funding needs. We have warned that congressional inaction would force unacceptable trade-offs and harm our overall covid-19 preparedness and response — and that the consequences would likely worsen over time,” the senior administration official said. “We were also clear that failing to provide resources to be prepared would mean that if a surge were to come later, the cost to the American taxpayer would be even higher. Unfortunately, because of the limited funding we have to work with, we have had to make impossible choices about which tools and programs to invest in — and which ones we must downsize, pause or end altogether,” the official said.
About face: Government officials in D.C. postpone unlawful mandatory ‘covid’ jab policy for all students age 12 and older | added August 30
In a significant about-face, government officials in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 26 postponed a policy that would have required proof of vaccination for covid-19 for all students age 12 and over for the new school year — just days after announcing the policy. This announcement comes on the face of a related development, just one day prior, when a D.C. Superior Court judge struck down the district’s covid-19 vaccine mandate for government workers. The policy had been challenged by the D.C. Police Union earlier in the year.
In an Aug. 26 letter to school officials in the district, Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn introduced a “staggered” approach for the implementation and enforcement of the district’s school vaccine mandate. Under the new policy, students 12 and older now have a Jan. 3, 2023, deadline to receive the two-dose primary series of covid-19 vaccines, after which they would face expulsion.
According to Kihn, the aim of this new approach is to provide school administrators “additional time to prepare and for students to get their covid-19 vaccinations.” Remarking on the postponement of the district’s policy, Mary Holland, president and general counsel of Children’s Health Defense (CHD), told The Defender: “The district imposed a back-to-school covid shot mandate that no other public school district in the country has imposed — and just walked it back to January 2023 from its proposed deadline in early September. “The district has enacted dangerous policies that deny people the informed consent to which they are entitled by law. I am pleased that the courts have played a constructive role in checking some of the district’s worst abuses.”
Aaron Rodgers on refusing covid shots | added August 30
Aaron Rodgers going on the Joe Rogan Experience to clear the air on “immunized” controversy against ‘covid’ and being discriminated against by NFL for refusing the jab.
NY Gov. Hochul admits it was a “mistake” to shut down schools during ‘covid’ pandemic | added August 30
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday said it was “a mistake” to close schools and move to remote learning during the covid-19 pandemic, citing the impact of resulting job losses on New Yorkers. In a wide-ranging speech at the University of Albany commemorating Women’s Equality Day, Hochul, a Democrat, shared her aspirations “to get women back to where they were” before the onset of the pandemic two years ago.
This would start, she said, with a broad study of covid-19’s impact on New York’s women, employers, and “everybody” affected. “We’re going to peel back every dynamic and let’s look at, not just in the workplace, but what happened to women when the decisions were made to have all the kids go home and learn remotely,” Hochul said. “Wow. Wow, what a mistake that was. What a mistake that was. Women couldn’t go to their jobs. They lost their jobs. Or they thought they were back at their jobs and one child in a classroom tests positive, the whole class goes home for a week and a half.”
The New York governor described the disrupted education delivery as “nothing short of chaos” and noted that “it just seems to have not ended.” Hochul vowed to “get to the bottom” of what happened by holding hearings across the state to hear from New Yorkers, including women, employers, and “everybody,” with an aim to avoid an “unfair” pandemic response that results in job losses.
Everybody please unclose your eyes: Four videos surface that reveal something is wrong with ‘covid’ | added August 30
A funeral director in Australia tells of the sharp uptick in his business—50% in the last seven months. And then there are these other recent videos. How many people, all around the world, have very similar stories?
British Government begins new revised compensation program for those injured by ‘covid’ shots | added August 30
The British government has launched a new financial compensation program for individuals and families of those harmed by the experimental covid-19 injections as the mainstream media continues to insist they’re “safe and effective.” The first payments of the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS), which amount to nearly $150,000, have already been made to family members of those maimed or killed by the covid vaccine.
As we reported in July, Vikki Spit was the first to receive the VDPS payment after the government determined her British rocker fiancée Zion died as a result of the AstraZeneca vaccine.The VDPS will compensate British citizens with a tax-free payment of up to £120,000 ($141,000) if they’re found to have become severely disabled or injured as a result of taking the coronavirus vaccine.
Vaccines for about 20 diseases are eligible for payments under the program, and coronavirus was added to the British government’s website between November 2020 and July 2021 — the height of the mRNA vaccine rollout. To receive a payment, the government must determine the individual to be at least 60% disabled as a result of taking the experimental shot. “This could be a mental or physical disablement and will be based on medical evidence from the doctors or hospitals involved in your treatment,” explains the application guidelines.
This week in the ‘new-normal’: Stealth omicron and FDA approved brain-computer interfaces | added August 30
1. “STEALTH OMICRON” IS “THE MOST TRANSMISSIBLE YET”
For those of you not keeping up with the covid news, the latest variant just dropped. It’s omicron BA.4…or maybe BA.5. Or both. Also known as the “stealth variant” it may be “the most transmissible yet”, and can even bust through the “protection” granted by the “vaccines”, according to new research:
Research published in Nature out of Columbia University suggests that BA.4 and BA.5 are four times more resistant to antibodies from vaccines than BA.2, a subvariant that became the dominant strain in the US in April, replacing the original strain that had driven the winter wave across the country.
It is absolutely real, and not just an ad hoc explanation for all those people who dutifully got “vaccinated” three four five times, but keep “testing positive” anyway. It’s because of those pesky stealth variants – & NOT because the “test” is a meaningless lottery based on reactions to any minuscule fragment of junk it might happen to find in your system.
D.C. mayor confirms city will not be offering remote learning for unvaxed students | added August 27
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has confirmed that her city is not planning to allow remote learning for unvaccinated students, who will be blocked out of their classrooms when the new school year starts next week. Under the city’s latest school attendance policy, children aged 12 years and older must show proof of covid-19 vaccination within the first 20 days of the new school year to continue learning in person. The policy applies to all public, private, and independent schools.
“If the student does not come into compliance within a 20-school day period, the school must remove the student from school until the immunization certification is secured by the school,” the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) states. When asked at a Thursday press briefing whether the city has a plan for those who are not compliant with the policy, Bowser replied that students must be vaccinated in order to attend school in person.
“They can go to school on Monday. But they need to get their vaccinations,” the mayor said, “Their families will be alerted as to the dates.” When pressed again about whether online instruction will be made available to unvaccinated students, Bowser said the city does not offer such an opportunity. “We’re not offering remote learning for children, and families will need to comply with what is necessary to come to school,” she said.
Judge rules Mayor Muriel Bowser’s ‘covid’ vax mandate imposed on district employees is illegal | added August 27
WASHINGTON — A D.C. Superior Judge ruled Thursday that Mayor Muriel Bowser’s vaccine mandate is unlawful. According to a press release from the DC Police Union, Judge Maurice Ross has issued an order ruling that Bowser’s covid-19 mandate, which applies to all D.C. employees, is illegal.
In Aug. 2021, the mayor issued an order requiring all District employees to provide proof of vaccination by Sept. 19, 2021. The order also allowed exemptions to the vaccine rule on religious and medical grounds if the employee agreed to be tested weekly for covid. In Dec. 2021, Bowser issued another motion directing city administrators to create a new plan to remove the test-out option, according to court documents.
In early 2022, Bowser requested DC Council extend the emergency legislation requiring the vaccine mandate.
DC Council did not extend the measure and failed to pass any legislation extending the code that the mandate was in. In January, the D.C. Department of Human Resources informed employees that everyone would be required to be fully vaccinated against covid, including any booster shots when eligible by Feb. 15. Employees who did not follow the guidelines could be disciplined.
Georgetown University announces it will reinstate mandatory masks despite recent CDC updates | added August 27
Georgetown University (GU) in Washington, DC announced on Aug. 22 that masks would still be required in “indoor instructional settings, such as classrooms and teaching laboratories, on the Main and Medical Center campuses.” The announcement reinforces GU’s July message regarding mask mandates.
The mandates contradict the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines that suggest masks are optional during low periods of covid-19 cases. D.C.’s current rate is 89.6 cases per week. The university also informed students that they would be conducting wastewater testing for covid-19 to “help assess public health conditions on campus in the coming weeks.”
The CDC states, “People infected with SARS-CoV-2 can shed the virus in their feces, even if they don’t have symptoms. The virus can then be detected in wastewater, enabling wastewater surveillance to capture [the] presence of SARS-CoV-2 shed by people with and without symptoms.” The current announcement indicated Georgetown will continue to require students and faculty to have the covid-19 vaccine and booster shots to attend in-person on campus. An exception is made for those with approved religious and medical exemptions. The announcement also links to a monkeypox website which includes a summary of possible symptoms of the disease. The website also has a list of frequently asked questions students and staff are referred to.
Dr. Deborah Birx admits Biden was ‘hoping’ not trusting the science on covid vax efficacy | added August 27
STUNNING: Dr. Deborah Birx at a recent congressional hearing admits the Biden Administration’s vaccine efficacy claims were based on ‘hope’ not science.
U.S. Secret Service recovers $286 million in ‘covid’ relief funds siphoned off by conspirators | added August 27
The Secret Service said Friday that it has recovered $286 million in covid relief funds that were meant for small businesses but were siphoned off by fraudsters using thousands of stolen or fake identities. The conspirators used fake identities to apply for covid relief funds known as Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and created 15,000 accounts at Green Dot Bank, an online institution in Texas, to try to access the money using debit cards. Green Dot notified the Secret Service when it discovered suspicious accounts, and the EIDL money was returned to the Small Business Administration, which had administered the relief funds.
Assistant Special Agent in Charge Roy Dotson, the lead pandemic fraud investigator for the Secret Service, said at a news conference Friday that there are “many actors” and a “myriad of potential suspects behind the fraud,” and believes there could be domestic and international co-conspirators. “This is not going to be a quick fix,” said Dotson, speaking of the broad sweep of covid relief fraud. “This is one case. …It’s going to be a long process.”
As federal and state governments raced to get money out the door to keep the economy afloat, many safeguards were overlooked. Estimates of the total amount of fraudulently obtained federal, state and local covid relief money start at about $100 billion and top $500 billion. Experts say will likely take years to account for the full scope of the fraud.
Google employees frustrated over company’s return-to-office policy amid recent ‘covid’ outbreaks | added August 27
Google employees are receiving regular notifications from management of covid-19 infections, causing some to question the company’s return-to-office mandates. The employees, who spoke with CNBC on the condition of anonymity, said since they have been asked to return to offices, infections notifications pop up in their email inboxes regularly. Employees are reacting with frustration and memes.
The company began requiring most employees to return to physical offices at least three days a week in April. Since then, staffers have pushed back on the mandate after they worked efficiently for so long at home while the company enjoyed some of its fastest revenue growth in 15 years. Google has offered full-time employees the option to request permanent remote work, but it’s unclear how many workers have been approved.
Google’s covid-19 outbreak in Los Angeles is currently the largest of any employer in LA., according to the city’s public health dashboard. Deadline.com first reported that the tech giant’s trendy Silicon Beach campus in Venice, Calif., recorded 145 infections while 135 cases were recorded at the company’s large Playa Vista campus.
NYS Department of Health offers free ‘covid’ jabs every day at state fair in Syracuse | added August 27
ALBANY, N.Y. [August 23, 2022] – The New York State Department of Health will be operating a covid-19 vaccination clinic on the grounds of the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse during its entire 13-day run, beginning August 24. The clinic will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. every day of the fair, inside the Exposition Center. Access to the clinic is included with Fair admission. There is no charge for the vaccines or boosters and insurance is not required.
“We want to ensure that every New Yorker has ample opportunities to protect themselves and their loved ones from the covid-19 virus, regardless of whether they have a regular health care provider,” State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said. “As we prepare for a potential covid-19 surge in the fall as schools begin, we know how to best limit serious illness from covid-19: students and staff should get vaccinated and boosted. It’s that simple.” The State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend all eligible adults, adolescents and children down to 6 months old get fully vaccinated. In addition, all those eligible should receive a covid-19 booster or additional dose.
Great New York State Fair Interim Director Sean Hennessey said, “The Great New York State Fair is honored to host the Department of Health’s covid-19 vaccination clinic at the Exposition Center and provide New Yorkers with tools to stay healthy. The New York State Fair is known for being a place that celebrates community. That’s demonstrated through showcasing the best of New York agriculture and providing top-quality entertainment, but also in serving as an information and resource hub to help our neighbors.”
Infant hospitalized with ‘monkeypox’ being treated with experimental drug TPOXX | added August 27
Although thousands of Americans have tested positive for monkeypox since the outbreak began, this past spring, only a handful of pediatric monkeypox cases have been identified across the U.S. Across the country, at least 18 children in 10 states have now tested positive for monkeypox, according to state and local health officials, and little is known about most of these cases, due to concerns over patient privacy.
One of these cases has been identified in King County, Washington, where local officials recently confirmed that an infant in their community had tested positive for the monkeypox virus. The child has been hospitalized and receiving treatment for the virus in recent days after being exposed to monkeypox through an infected family member, officials said. The child did not become infected in a school, child care, or other public setting.
Officials from Seattle Children’s Hospital confirmed to ABC News that their teams are currently caring for the infected baby, who is under the age of 1. Dr. Danielle Zerr, medical director of infection prevention at Seattle Children’s Hospital, told ABC News that although the infant is still hospitalized, the patient is doing better, and officials are currently creating a discharge plan. The patient has been in the hospital for several days, according to Zerr.
Mark Crispin Miller speaks with Dr. Pierre Kory about pandemic propaganda and how to stop it | added August 27
This global plague is REALLY doing what “the coronavirus” NEVER did. FLCCC founder, Dr. Pierre Kory, MD will interview NYU Professor of Media, Culture, & Communication, Mark Crispin Miller. Professor Miller’s research interests include: modern propaganda, history and tactics of advertising, American film, and media ownership. Books include Boxed In: The Culture of TV; Seeing Through Movies, ed.; Mad Scientists: The Secret History of Modern Propaganda; Spectacle: Operation Desert Storm and the Triumph of Illusion; and The Bush Dyslexicon. His newest book is Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney’s New World Order.
New military whistleblower report signed by nine officers across five branches urge Congress to take action against DOD’s illegal ‘covid’ shot mandate | added August 27
A new whistleblower report signed by nine officers across five branches of the military claims the Department of Defense’s covid-19 vaccine mandate is unlawful. The report was sent to Congress urging an investigation into what it called illegal and fraudulent activity by the DOD. The memorandum was published by Liberty Council, a nonprofit legal group that in January maintained there was no legal covid-19 vaccine available despite the U.S. Food and Drug Administration saying there was.
The officers alleged in the Aug. 15 memorandum that the DOD has unlawfully administered emergency use authorized (EUA) products as if they were fully licensed FDA-approved products. Military regulations state service members have a legal right to refuse EUA products. Although the FDA issued approval for Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine in August 2021, none of the FDA-approved vaccines were available. FDA documents dated November 2021 stated: “In the U.S., there are no licensed vaccines or antiviral drugs for the prevention of covid-19.”
Furthermore, the FDA said the EUA-authorized Pfizer vaccines were “legally distinct” from the FDA-approved Comirnaty vaccines that were unavailable for service members in the U.S. “The licensed vaccine has the same formulation as the EUA-authorized vaccine and the products can be used interchangeably to provide the vaccination series without presenting any safety or effectiveness concerns. The products are legally distinct with certain differences that do not impact safety or effectiveness,” the FDA said.
Tech giant Google tests more “pre-bunking” strategies to combat online ‘misinformation’ | added August 27
Tech giant Google is testing out “prebunking” strategies aimed at “inoculating people against manipulation” and misinformation online. In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, researchers from Google and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom teamed up to conduct experiments that involved five short videos aimed at “inoculating people against manipulation techniques commonly used in misinformation.”
The study, titled, “Psychological Inoculation Improves Resilience Against Misinformation on Social Media,” involved nearly 30,000 participants. Other authors included researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and the University of Western Australia. Researchers say the manipulation techniques commonly used in misinformation are “emotionally manipulative language, incoherence, false dichotomies, scapegoating, and ad hominem attacks.”
Specifically, researchers showed 90-second videos aimed at familiarizing watchers with manipulation techniques such as scapegoating and deliberate incoherence. The videos introduce concepts from the “misinformation playbook,” according to researchers, and explained to viewers in simple terms some of the most common manipulation techniques using fictional characters as opposed to real political or media figures.
The utopia that never was | added August 27
About three years ago, before this covid swill was poured down our throats, my wife pointed out an article in the Toronto Star about a proposal to have cars fitted with bumper cameras, or some other nonsense intended to cut down on illegal parking, hit and run offenses, and various other “bad” things that if recorded on video would make all of our lives better.
Surely anything that would lessen the crime rate was a good thing. “Can you believe this bullshit!” I blurted out, as my defiant shrew ire flared up. “I think it’s a good idea,” piped in my wife. Picture the familiar cartoon of a man clenching his teeth with the black cloud over his head—maybe with some thunderbolts cracking out of it.
So why would this bother me so much? That seemed obvious, the old “what if this gets in the wrong hands” mantra went through my head—really? “It just isn’t right!” I silently exclaimed. First of all, it was rather fishy that these things would just come with a new car and you wouldn’t have a choice. Then of course it is quite obvious it is an infringement on privacy—there are many ways that such a thing could be “used against you.”
Let’s remember to exercise | added August 27
Sour patch kids, Budweiser beers and Krispy Kreme incentives after covid jabs are probably not the best for health, according to common sense. Happy Weekend.
Moderna sues Pfizer | added August 26
Good morning all,
A fraud lawyer from the dioxin era once said to me, “You know you’ve got them when they start shooting each other.”
(The last time I wrote that in an article, Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington in the face a few days later.)
In a world where it seems like everyone sues everyone, one might think: big deal. My take is that we have a significant development (link is to Times article).
Yesterday’s post covered the forthcoming New Moon at 4:17 am Saturday. I know you’re not all students of news astrology, however, this is rich. We are, today, in the extreme balsamic phrase of the Moon — hence, “endgame” stuff, and also a seed moment for the next stage of events.
Here is the what the Times has published a few minutes ago: Moderna on Friday sued Pfizer and BioNTech, claiming that their Covid vaccine copied its groundbreaking technology. Moderna said in a statement that Pfizer and BioNTech infringed on patents filed between 2010 and 2016 that covered its mRNA technology. Moderna, which is based in Cambridge, Mass., sued in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts and the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany, where BioNTech is based.
Now Is The Time presents medical freedom intel from America’s front-line lawyers | added August 26
Meri interviews 3 attorneys who are on the front lines of this battle against the covid-19 mandates and jabs. Hear their courageous testimonies of how they have stood up against tyranny. Bobbie Anne Flower Cox from Uniting NYS discusses recent lawsuit victory in New York state that banned Gov. Hochul’s quarantines.
Experts say recent polio detection in wastewater should be no surprise, it’s been around | added August 26
The fact that poliovirus was detected in New York City wastewater samples as far back as April of this year shouldn’t be surprising, as the virus likely has been circulating for longer and more widely than previously believed, several experts told MedPage Today. “I think you’re gonna see over the next weeks more and more reports of poliovirus in wastewater elsewhere,” said Vincent Racaniello, PhD, a virologist at Columbia University in New York City.
Poliovirus probably still circulated in the U.S. after 2000, when officials stopped giving the oral polio vaccine, he said. That version protects against paralysis and provides short-term protection against intestinal infection from poliovirus. The transition to injectable polio vaccine, which is equally as effective against paralysis but not against intestinal infection, meant that the U.S. population was more susceptible to transmitting vaccine-associated poliovirus, he explained.
This circulation is likely occasional and sporadic, he said, but the threat to vulnerable populations is still high. “Here’s the thing: polio is here in the U.S. It’s not gone,” Racaniello said. “It’s in the wastewater. It could contaminate you, so if you’re not vaccinated, that could be a problem.” Racaniello said there’s value in learning more about the circulation of the virus, especially for communities with low vaccination rates.
U.S. suspends Chinese airlines over ‘covid’ control measures | added August 26
BEIJING — The U.S. government is suspending 26 flights by Chinese airlines from the United States to China in a dispute over anti-virus controls after Beijing suspended flights by American carriers. The Department of Transportation on Thursday complained Beijing violated an air travel agreement and treated airlines unfairly under a system that requires them to suspend flights if passengers test positive for covid-19.
U.S. regulators suspended seven flights by Air China Ltd. from New York City and a total of 19 flights from Los Angeles by Air China, China Eastern Airlines Ltd., China Southern Airlines Ltd. and Xiamen Airlines Ltd., according to the Department of Transportation. It said that was equal to the number of flights United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines were required to cancel under Beijing’s “circuit-breaker” system.
The ruling Communist Party’s “zero covid” strategy aims to keep the virus out of China while other governments are shifting to living with the disease. That has kept case numbers low but disrupted travel, manufacturing and trade. Beijing is easing travel curbs, but most foreign visitors still are barred from China. Until Aug. 7, if up to nine passengers on a flight tested positive, a carrier could suspend a flight for two weeks or reduce the passengers it carried to 40% of the possible total, according to DoT. It said that since Aug. 7 airlines have been required to suspend a flight if the number of positive tests reaches 4% of passengers on one flight.
WEF claims there are rational reasons to consider implanting children with microchips | added August 26
Claiming “augmented reality” technology “has the ability to transform society and individual lives,” the World Economic Forum (WEF) recently suggested there are “solid,” “rational” and “ethical” reasons to consider implanting children with microchips. According to an article published this month on the WEF website, “Implant technologies could become the norm in the future” and they “form part of a natural evolution that wearables once underwent.”
The article’s author, Kathleen Philips, said there are “compelling” arguments in favor of microchipping humans. For example, implant technologies could supplant the role currently played by ingestible pharmaceutical products, could help dyslexic children or could “sniff out” food allergens or illnesses such as covid-19, Philips said.
The potential benefits of these “amazing technologies,” Philips said, are endless — limited only by “ethical arguments” rather than “scientific capacity.” Philips is vice president of research and development for imec, a Belgian company that describes itself as “the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital electronics.” According to the WEF, Philips’ article has been “intentionally misrepresented on sites that spread false information,” adding that “misrepresenting content diminishes open conversations.”
Pup break: Russ. B and Brian the pup on The Jonathan Ross Show | added August 26
Russ. B discusses his time with the very noble Brian the pup.
New Israeli study shows Pfizer’s Paxlovid antiviral drug pill provides little to no benefit for adolescents | added August 26
A new study has found that Pfizer’s covid-19 oral antiviral pill Paxlovid appears to provide little or no benefit for younger adults. Researchers in the Israel-based study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, examined over 109,000 patients between Jan. 9 and March 31 of this year.
During the study period, the omicron variant was the dominant strain in Israel. Patients in the study were separated into a group with acquired previous immunity due to vaccinations or prior infections and a group with no previous immunity, defined as being unvaccinated or vaccinated with only one mRNA vaccine dose and having no previous documented covid-19 infection, according to researchers.
Pfizer’s Paxlovid pill consists of two different antiviral drugs—nirmatrelvir and ritonavir. It is taken twice per day for five days and is best within five days of symptoms onset. The pill is currently authorized for conditional or emergency use in more than 60 countries to treat covid-19 patients who are at high risk of severe illness due to conditions like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Among the 109,254 patients in the study 3,902 (4 percent) received at least one dose of nirmatrelvir during the study period, including 2,484 of 42,821 patients (6 percent) who were 65 years of age or older and deemed high risk and 1,418 of 66,433 patients (2 percent) who were 40 to 64 years of age.
‘Monkeypox’ appears to suddenly be declining in New York City and around the globe | added August 26
Monkeypox cases are declining in New York City and globally as more people get vaccinated and as they change their sexual behavior in response to the outbreak, health officials said this week.
New York City on Thursday reported that 2,885 monkeypox cases had been identified in the city since the first case in the city was identified in May. In mid-August, about 50 new monkeypox cases were being detected each day, a drop from the 70 or so new daily cases emerging in late July and early August, according to city data.
“In recent days, we have begun to see cases fall and transmission slow,” said Dr. Ashwin Vasan, the New York City health commissioner, during a City Council meeting on Wednesday. Monkeypox infections are also declining in parts of California and in Europe, which at one point had 90 percent of the world’s cases. The World Health Organization on Thursday reported that monkeypox cases globally dropped 21 percent last week. But the overall trend masked rising cases in other parts of the world, including Latin America and Africa.
Moderna’s updated RNA ‘omicron’ shot manufactured by CIA linked company | added August 26
Earlier this week, the United Kingdom became the first country to approve Moderna’s reformulated version of its covid-19 vaccine, which claims to provide protection against both the original form of the virus and the significantly less lethal but more transmissible omicron variant. The product was approved by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) with the support of the UK government’s Commission on Human Medicines.
Described by UK officials as a “sharpened tool” in the nation’s continued vaccination campaign, the reformulated vaccine combines the previously approved covid-19 vaccine with a “vaccine candidate” targeting the omicron variant BA.1. That vaccine candidate has never been previously approved and has not been the subject of independent study. The MHRA approved the vaccine based on a single, incomplete human trial currently being conducted by Moderna.
The company promoted incomplete data from that trial in company press releases in June and July. The study has yet to be published in a medical journal or peer reviewed. No concerns have been raised by any regulatory agency, including the MHRA, regarding Moderna’s past history of engaging in suspect and likely illegal activity in past product trials, including for its original covid-19 vaccine.
MSM publishes British Journal of Sports Medicine study that finds physical exercise can reduce risk of catching ‘covid’ | added August 26
Regular daily fitness may curve risk of severe covid-19 infections, hospitalization, and even death from the disease, according to a new study. Approximately 20 minutes of daily exercise may protect against covid-19 along with its severe symptoms, according to a new study published Monday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Researchers indicate that a total of 150 minutes of moderate exercise as well as intense physical activity is a healthy defense against the disease.
However, researchers noted that the study should be read with caution due to its limitations. The team quantified the minutes of necessary physical exercise by analyzing global data from sixteen different studies completed between November 2019 and March 2022. The total number of participants from the examined data included 1.8 million people, with an average age of 53. The pooled data showed that regularly exercised individuals had an 11% lower risk of catching covid-19. Moreover, they had a 36% lower likelihood of being hospitalized, a 44% lower chance of developing serious symptoms, and a 43% fewer chance of death.
“Regular physical activity seems to be related to a lower likelihood of adverse covid-19 outcomes,” the study states. “Our analysis reveals that individuals who engage in regular physical activity have a lower likelihood of Sars-CoV-2 infection, covid-19 hospitalization, severe covid-19 illness and covid-19-related death than physically inactive individuals, independent of design and instrument used.”
First man tests HIV, monkeypox and covid positive at the same time | added August 25
A man from Italy has tested positive for covid-19, monkeypox, and HIV all at the same time after returning from a short trip in Spain, according to researchers from the University of Catania in Italy. The scientists stated in the Journal of Infection that the 36-year-old man, who has not been identified, developed fever, a sore throat, fatigue, and headache as a result of the co-infection.
There are 632.4 million people living with the three viruses individually. The Journal of Infection report pointed out the continuing dominance of covid-19 and monkeypox in the world as they published details about the man’s co-infection. The Italian man reportedly spent five days in Spain in June and developed the symptoms nine days after returning from his trip.
As for covid, the patient received two doses of the covid vaccine and had already contracted the virus in January, but he tested positive for covid-19 on July 2 and began developing a rash on his left arm on the same day. The next day, small, painful vesicles that surrounded a rash appeared on the patient’s torso, lower limbs, face and glutes. The vesicles continued to spread on July 5 and developed into pustules, which prompted him to go to the emergency department at the University Hospital in Catania where he was transferred to the Infectious Diseases Unit.
Georgia elementary school student tests ‘monkeypox’ positive, unclear if experiencing symptoms | added August 25
A student at an Atlanta-area elementary school has tested positive for monkeypox, according to a Georgia school district. Newton County Schools officials were alerted Tuesday, Aug. 24, that a student at Mansfield Elementary School tested positive for the virus, according to a news release posted on the district’s website. A student at Flint Hill Elementary School also is being tested for the virus, officials said.
“NCSS facilities employees will thoroughly clean and disinfect classrooms and other areas at both schools this afternoon to ensure ongoing safe and healthy learning and work environments for students and staff,” according to the release. Officials have released few other details but said the schools will remain open as of Wednesday, Aug. 24. The child case comes more than two months after the Peach State confirmed its first case of the virus in June.
There were more than 15,900 confirmed monkeypox cases in the U.S. as of Tuesday, Aug. 23, as health officials across several states work to address the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those cases, at least 17 are among children aged between 0 and 15 years old, data shows. The Georgia Department of Public Health’s latest monkeypox case count shows 1,033 cases in the state as of Aug. 17. So far, the state has only recorded one pediatric case of the virus back in June.
First Lady Jill Biden rebounds with ‘covid’ after multiple negative tests | added August 25
First lady Dr. Jill Biden has tested positive for a rebound case of covid-19, her deputy communications director Kelsey Donohue confirmed to CNN. Biden, who is currently in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, tested positive again for covid-19 with an antigen test on Wednesday. She tested negative during a routine test on Tuesday.
Donohue says the first lady has not had a reemergence of symptoms. She added that a “small number of close contacts” with whom Biden had recent contact have been notified. Biden first tested positive on August 15 while vacationing in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The first lady had “cold-like symptoms,” according to Alexander, and was put on a cycle of the antiviral drug Paxlovid, which can trigger a rebound case of covid-19 in some people several days after a negative test result.
Biden had two consecutive negative tests on Sunday and traveled from South Carolina to join President Joe Biden in Delaware.
President Biden tested negative Wednesday, a White House official told CNN. Following US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the President will mask for 10 days indoors because he is considered a close contact, the official said.
Seven year Monsanto legal battle speeds up as plaintiff faces debilitating cancer | added August 25
Cancer has taken an unrelenting toll on 72-year-old Mike Langford. After being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in 2007 he suffered through five recurrences despite multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. Now he struggles with chemo-related neuropathy in his arms and legs, and new tests show the cancer is back.
Langford blames his cancer on his longtime use of the popular weed-killing product Roundup, which he applied countless times over decades using a backpack sprayer around his five-acre California property and a vacation lake home. He alleges in a lawsuit that Monsanto, the longtime Roundup maker now owned by the German company Bayer AG, should have warned of a cancer risk.
Last month, a San Francisco judge ruled that Langford’s health is so poor that he is entitled to a speedy hearing of his claims. A trial is set for Nov. 7 in San Francisco County Superior Court. “I’ve had it so long. I’m very angry,” Langford said in an interview, a day after doctors biopsied an enlarged lymph node. “The future doesn’t look too terribly promising,” he said, trying to hold back tears.
Senators demand NIH, HHS preserve all Fauci’s communications to conduct investigations | added August 25
Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) on Aug. 23 sent a letter (pdf) to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, demanding that he take immediate steps to preserve all records and information related to Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins. The request came a day after Fauci’s announcement that he would step down from his leadership position at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Collins is NIH Director, while Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Marshall sought “all documents, records, memoranda, research, correspondence, or other communication or any portion thereof relevant to any involvement of Dr. Fauci or Dr. Collins,” according to the letter. Marshall also called on the agency to ensure that its staff would collect, retain, and preserve all related documents, communications, and other records.
“I ask that you immediately confirm that HHS is preserving these records by providing all orders, notices, and guidance given to all HHS staff regarding preservation of information related to these matters and individuals,” the senator stated in the letter. He asked the health agency to warn its staff against concealing or destroying the requested records, noting that this could result in a fine and imprisonment for up to three years.
New England Journal of Medicine publishes new study claiming that Paxlovid anti-viral pills prevent death by 81 percent | added August 25
A study by Clalit Health Services on the success of treating at-risk covid-19 patients with the anti-viral drug Paxlovid has shown an impressive 81% reduction in the risk of death from complications of the virus and a 73% decrease in hospitalizations among those aged 65 and older, compared to a control group who did not want to take the medication.
Generically known as nirmatrelvir/ritonavir, the oral protease inhibitor was granted emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2021. It was authorized for treatment of mild-to-moderate covid-19 in people aged 12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 testing, and who are at high risk for progression to severe covid-19, including hospitalization or death. It should be taken within five days of the onset of symptoms.
Published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine under the title “Nirmatrelvir Use and Severe Covid-19 Outcomes during the Omicron Surge,” the latest study is one of the most comprehensive ones published so far regarding the efficacy of Paxlovid. The Clalit team, who looked at at-risk covid patients aged 40+, analyzed the data on the prevention of death and hospitalization using advanced statistical data.
More fear mongering over recent ‘covid and ‘monkeypox’ outbreaks as scientists and doctors claim everyone is at risk | added August 25
With the emergence of covid-19 and the recent surge in monkeypox cases, scientists and doctors who specialize in infectious disease are issuing increasingly dire warnings, saying wealthy countries can no longer afford to ignore small outbreaks abroad. For decades, diseases that primarily affected lower and lower-middle income countries were relegated as “neglected” diseases, having less funding, fewer resources and little attention. Monkeypox, for example, has been smoldering quietly in Western Africa since 2017. Now, scientists are increasingly warning that global infectious disease outbreaks could become the new normal.
“I think it’s very clear that we’re living in a new age of pandemics,” said Dr. Jay Varma, a professor of population health sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine. “We’ve been dealing with infectious diseases since we appeared on this planet,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Although the advent of antibiotics, vaccines and basic sanitation measures have helped control infectious diseases, the acceleration of international travel in recent decades has unleashed viruses that may have otherwise been contained in one region.
“What’s occurring in one geographic area may not remain in that geographic area [because] a pathogen can travel by the speed of a jetliner,” says Adalja. Experts say people tend to focus on problems closer to home, and tend to be unaware of diseases spreading beyond their borders. “There’s sort of this false sense of security, that when something is spreading somewhere where you don’t live and don’t know anyone, it’s easy to think that it will just sort of continue that way,” says Stephen Kissler, Ph.D., a research fellow at the Harvard Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases.
Unvaxed Australian teachers face further “disciplinary measure” of up to five months reduced pay | added August 25
Hundreds of unvaccinated teachers in the Australian state of Queensland are facing up to five months of reduced pay as a “disciplinary measure” for refusing to be “vaccinated” against covid19. Queensland introduced rules mandating covid “vaccines” for all teachers in December of 2021. Those who would not comply were placed on unpaid leave and “investigated”:
In December 2021, unvaccinated teachers were suspended without pay and investigated for failing to obey a direction from the Department of Education. The mandate was reversed in June of this year, but teachers returning to work will now face further “discipline” – 18 weeks of pay reduction. That’s right, having already faced months of suspension without pay, the teachers now face further punitive measures for refusing to comply with a rule that isn’t even in place anymore.
Australia has recorded nearly 10 million covid “cases”, and just over 13,000 covid “deaths” – a case fatality ration of just 0.1%. Nevertheless a letter sent out to unvaccinated teachers claims their suspension “mitigated” the possible harm done by their “failure to comply”: Your conduct in failing to comply with the direction posed a risk to the health and safety of your co-workers, students and members of the public which was mitigated only by the steps taken by the department to suspend you from duty.”
Bootleg abortion pills on the rise since Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade | added August 25
Ever since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in June, dozens of websites have popped up which are illegally shipping abortion drugs anywhere in the US without a prescription – which violates Food and Drug Administration rules.
The operator of one website says that the demand for abortion pills has skyrocketed since the June decision, according to the Wall Street Journal, which notes that some of the websites are registered overseas – and are different from US-based telehealth operators that prescribe and sometimes ship the pills to patients who live in states where the procedure is legal.
Sites are charging as much as $500 per pack of abortion pills, and hold themselves out as providing access to pills for those who can’t reach a clinic – or who live in states where abortion telehealth is illegal. The unregulated market creates risks, according to abortion-rights advocates, including that the pills may arrive too late to be used effectively. What’s more, those buying abortion pills online without a prescription in states where it’s illegal could face criminal charges, legal experts advise.
Throwback Thursday | added August 25
Mothers today vs. back in the day. Regardless, respect your mama.
Moderna submits FDA approval application of ‘covid’ bivalent booster jab for people 18 years and older | added August 24
Moderna submitted its application to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of its updated covid-19 vaccine booster for use in people age 18 and older the company said in a news release on Tuesday. This updated formulation is a bivalent vaccine that will combine the original vaccine with one that targets omicron sublineages BA.4 and BA.5, and would be administered as a 50 microgram dose.
The company says a Phase 2/3 clinical trial on these boosters is now underway. The data they have submitted to the FDA comes from experiments in mice as well as data from humans using a different booster which was updated to protect against the BA.1 strain of omicron. “We have worked closely with the FDA to ensure that Americans will have access to Moderna’s updated, bivalent booster, which, if authorized, may offer higher, broader, and more durable protection against covid-19 compared to the currently authorized booster,” said Stephane Bancel, chief executive officer of Moderna.
The announcement comes one day after Pfizer and BioNTech said they submitted their application to the FDA for emergency use authorization of their bivalent covid-19 booster for use in people age 12 and older. The FDA will now evaluate the data from Moderna and Pfizer. “FDA will be using the totality of the available evidence to authorize the fall bivalent boosters,” FDA spokesperson Abigail Capobianco said in a statement emailed to CNN last week.
Japan announces plans to ease ‘covid’ border controls in early September for triple-jabbed travelers | added August 24
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday announced plans to ease border controls from early September by eliminating requirements for pre-departure covid-19 tests for travelers who have received at least three vaccine doses, and he will also consider increasing daily entry caps as soon as next month.
Japan, which has imposed some of the toughest border measures for the coronavirus, currently requires negative PCR test results within 72 hours of departure for all entrants, a practice that has been criticized as cumbersome. Kishida, after holding virtual meetings with government ministers and medical advisors earlier Wednesday, told reporters in an online news conference that entrants who have received at least one booster vaccine can waive the pre-entry test beginning Sept. 7.
“We plan to gradually ease border controls to allow entry procedures to be as smooth as those of other Group of Seven countries,” Kishida said from his official residence, where he has been on duty while isolating after testing positive for covid-19 on Sunday. Kishida said his government also plans to increase the daily cap for incoming travelers, currently set at 20,000, “as soon as possible.” Media reports say the government is considering more than doubling the daily cap to 50,000 as early as next month.
Biden administration plans to offer ‘next generation covid booster jabs’ soon after Labor Day | added August 24
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration plans to offer the next generation of coronavirus booster shots to Americans 12 and older soon after Labor Day, a campaign that federal officials hope will reduce deaths from covid-19 and protect against an expected winter surge. Dr. Peter Marks, the top vaccine regulator for the Food and Drug Administration, said in an interview on Tuesday that while he could not discuss timing, his team was close to authorizing updated doses that would target the versions of the virus now circulating.
Even though those formulations have not been tested in humans, he said, the agency has “extremely good” data showing that the shots are safe and will be effective. “How confident am I?” he said. “I’m extremely confident.” This week, both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech finalized their submissions to the F.D.A. asking for emergency authorization of booster shots aimed at BA.5 and another subvariant of omicron that together account for most coronavirus cases in the United States.
Federal health officials say they are eager to offer the updated boosters as quickly as possible, pointing to a death toll that now averages about 450 Americans per day and could rise in the coming months as people spend more time indoors. “We have really got to do better to protect the American public,” Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, said in an interview on Tuesday. “We are in the middle of a BA.5 outbreak here, and we are nowhere near where we want to be.”
Three courts rule California Gov. Gavin Newson may have illegally overstepped authority with mandatory ‘covid’ lockdown | added August 24
The third California court in a week has ruled in favor of the people of California and the United States Constitution, against the government over state ordered covid lockdowns. California courts are ruling that the government may have overstepped its authority when they followed Gavin Newsom’s shut down orders, according to Constitutional Attorney and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Meuser. The cases can move forward and begin discovery.
The Globe spoke with Meuser about these three groundbreaking judicial decisions. “Any one of these cases is interesting,” Meuser told the Globe. “But three in one week is huge!” Meuser said the in the San Jose Calvary Chapel case, the 1st court ruled that courts can’t sanction a church for refusing to shut down since it was later determined that Newsom overstepped his constitutional authority in shutting down churches. Meuser said the Governor and state government never had the authority to shut down churches.
In the Orange County nail salon case, the 2nd court ruled that since Newsom picked which businesses were allowed to remain open in order to “flatten the curve,” the government may be liable for the damages those businesses suffered as a result of following the governor’s order. Meuser said the nail salon lawsuit used the “commandeering law” to address when the government seizes a business. If government made the decision to use your property and fight the emergency, the government has to pay fair market value for it. When Gov. Newsom decided which businesses would be locked down and which were not, that was commandeering the locked down businesses.
Dr. Robert Malone files defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post over ‘covid’ shots | added August 24
Dr. Robert Malone on Aug. 19 sued the Washington Post, alleging statements in an article about him were defamatory. The Jan. 24 article says Malone offered “misinformation” when he said during a speech that the covid-19 vaccines “are not working” against the omicron virus variant. As proof, the paper linked to studies by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from January that found a booster shot on top of a primary series was protecting well against severe disease.
The studies were published in the agency’s quasi-journal, which has a stated goal of being aligned with the agency’s messaging. The centers have repeatedly promoted covid-19 vaccination during the pandemic. Later in the speech, Malone said that the vaccines “do not prevent omicron infection, viral replication, or spread to others.”
That quote was not included in the Post’s article. “I said nothing about disease and death at that point in time,” Malone told The Epoch Times, accusing the Post of taking a “selective misquote” and using the CDC study to contest an assertion he never made. The Post did not respond to a request for comment while an automatic message from the article’s author, Timothy Bella, said he’s on parental leave until December. Bella provided no evidence in the article that the vaccines were protecting against omicron infection.
Vandana Shiva speaks with RFK Jr. about addressing global hunger with sustainable farming practices that don’t deplete nature | added August 24
Agroecology — sustainable farming that works with nature, rather than depleting nature — is the answer urgently needed to address global hunger, poverty and climate change, according to Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., environmental activist, author and founder of Navdanya International. Shiva told Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on a recent episode of “RFK Jr. The Defender Podcast”:
“Asset management companies go to an indebted company and say, ‘Give us your forest and your mountains, and here’s the money to pay your debt.’ “Because we are in a debt crisis, this kind of new enslavement will increase unless we rise up and say, ‘Nature’s not for sale.’” Shiva’s latest book, “Agroecology and Regenerative Agriculture: Sustainable Solutions for Hunger, Poverty, and Climate Change,” provides evidence-based solutions for pressing crises in global ecology, agriculture and public health.
She told Kennedy she became an environmentalist when she realized corporations that sold chemicals and “poisons” wanted to own seeds and were promoting GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in order to patent the seeds. “I happened to be at a meeting where they were talking about this 1987,” she said. “That’s when I said, ‘No, the seed must be saved. We cannot allow the poison cartel to be the owners of life and take royalties from the farmers.’ Shiva and Kennedy discussed how the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pushed industrial agriculture on Indian farmers under the “so-called ‘green revolution,’ which really means “chemical farming,” Shiva said.
CNN medical analyst calls for a drop against mask mandates claiming it harmed son’s development | added August 24
CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen, who for two years was one of the strongest advocates for masks and masks in schools, now admits that forcing her child to wear one harmed his development. As we previously noted, Wen started to admit some months ago that masks don’t work in stopping the spread of covid, further declaring that “the decision to wear a mask should shift from a government mandate to an individual choice.”
As recently as two months prior to that, Wen was advocating for the Biden administration to “further restrict the activities of the unvaccinated.” Wen also previously entrenched a segregated society when she blamed people who hadn’t taken the jab for a covid-19 “surge” while asserting “we can’t trust the unvaccinated.”
Wen also called for making it “hard for people to remain unvaccinated” by restricting their social freedoms. She asserted that, “It needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated,” claiming that it wasn’t currently difficult (despite the group being demonized and discriminated against on a daily basis). Wen also previously stated that children returning to school need to be forced to wear industrial grade face masks and should be subjected to weekly covid tests until they are fully vaccinated. Now, however, Wen says that masking kids has too many downsides.
Sixty-three percent of New Yorkers reported catching ‘covid’, half have chosen booster jabs | added August 24
Only half of New York City residents have received a covid-19 booster shot even as nearly two-thirds reported catching the virus since the outbreak first arrived in the Big Apple in 2020, a new health survey released Tuesday reveals. The rate of full vaccine and booster coverage across the five boroughs ranged from a high of 60% in Manhattan to a low of 34% in the Bronx, according to the poll of 2,500 adults conducted by the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health by Emerson College.
The survey found that 86% of residents received at least one covid jab and 60% of parents had their kids vaccinated. There was a big disparity by borough in the number of New Yorkers who were sick with covid-19 who received approved medical treatments — ranging from 30% in Manhattan to only 6% in Staten Island and 12% in The Bronx.
There’s another troubling new finding: 22% of people said they or a family member had suffered from “long covid,” lingering illnesses or symptoms lasting weeks or months after recovery. “Sixty-three percent reporting having covid-19 is a big number,” said Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes, dean of CUNY’s School of Public Health and co-leader of the Pandemic Response Institute.
Tim Dillon on being a real hero | added August 24
Tim weighs in on ‘covid’ pandemic, fast food and more.
Fauci announces he will be stepping down from NIAID in December to focus on mentoring next generation of scientific leaders | added August 23
The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, plans to step down from his roles running the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and advising the White House as its chief medical advisor at the end of the year, he announced Monday.
Fauci has become a household fixture during the covid-19 pandemic, battling back misinformation — sometimes from the highest levels of government. His steadfast commitment to science, challenging former President Donald Trump on everything from the use of hydroxychloroquine to mask mandates, made him a quasi-celebrity in the process.
The 81-year-old has advised seven U.S. presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan through the HIV/AIDS epidemic, West Nile virus, the 2001 anthrax attacks, pandemic influenza, various bird influenza threats, Ebola, Zika and, most recently, covid and monkeypox. Fauci, who also runs the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, said he has no intentions of retiring.
Gov. Hochul to ease ‘covid’ rules for schools in the fall, no masking and mandatory testing requirements | added August 23
New York state will ease its covid -19 rules for schools this fall as students and teachers return to the classroom in the coming weeks, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday. Officials plan to align New York’s pandemic rules for schools and other areas with updated guidelines released earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The development means students will no longer have to “test to stay” if exposed to covid-19. Classrooms with covid exposure will not be sent home. Students with covid symptoms will still be advised to test and wear a mask. Schools also expect to receive covid tests to aid with the reopening of districts this fall. Officials at the same time also do not expect the state to require masking indoors when schools reopen.
All told, about 14 million tests are expected to be distributed to the more than 600 school districts in the state as classrooms work to return to a semblance of normalcy after more than two years of the pandemic. Hochul, at a news conference Monday, acknowledged the toll of remote learning on students, especially lower-income kids, during the pandemic and that it is something officials do not want to repeat.
So, what’s next then, Fauci?
Pfizer and BioNTech submit FDA application for emergency use authorization of bivalent ‘covid’ shot | added August 23
Pfizer and BioNTech have submitted their application to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of their bivalent covid-19 vaccine for use in people age 12 and older, the companies said in a statement on Monday.
This updated formulation will combine the original vaccine with one that targets omicron sublineages BA.4 and BA.5, and would be administered as a 30 microgram dose. The companies say they are following “guidance from the FDA” and are including clinical data of their bivalent BA.1 vaccine and pre-clinical and manufacturing data from the bivalent BA.4/5 vaccine for the submission.
“FDA will be using the totality of the available evidence to authorize the fall bivalent boosters,” FDA spokesperson Abigail Capobianco said in a statement emailed to CNN last week. “There are data on many millions of individuals who have received the prototype component as a booster. As for the BA.4/5 component, a combination of nonclinical data obtained in mice, data from prior variant vaccines (including those to beta, delta, and omicron BA.1), along with our extensive knowledge of the safety and efficacy of the mRNA platforms will be used for this decision-making.”
Deadly PFAS chemicals found in drinking water from fracking | added August 23
For more than a decade, Bryan Latkanich has discussed his concerns about fracking chemicals contaminating the water and air near his home with anyone who would listen. Latkanich is a resident of Washington County, Pennsylvania, one of the state’s most heavily fracked regions. In 2020, an Environmental Health News (EHN) investigation found evidence that Latkanich and his son Ryan had been exposed to harmful chemicals like benzene, toluene and styrene.
Now, researchers have uncovered more harmful substances in Latkanich’s tap water — “forever chemicals.” Last year it was revealed that these chemicals, collectively referred to as PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances), have been used in U.S. oil and gas wells for decades. As far as the experts we spoke with know, this is the first time PFAS that may be linked to fracking have been detected in household drinking water.
The chemicals don’t break down naturally, so they linger in the environment and human bodies. Exposure is linked to health problems including kidney and testicular cancer, liver and thyroid problems, reproductive problems, lowered vaccine efficacy in children and increased risk of birth defects, among others.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says Royal Commission to investigate Australia’s handling of ‘covid’ pandemic “as soon as practicable” | added August 23
Prime Minister (PM) Anthony Albanese says a Royal Commission will investigate Australia’s handling of the covid-19 pandemic “as soon as practicable,” but the government will first deal with the current wave of the virus. Speaking to Sky News Australia on Aug. 21, Albanese said that while both federal and state government responses need to be looked at, the main focus would be on the former Liberal-National Coalition government’s handling of the pandemic.
However, the senator for South Australia, Alex Antic, has stressed that a Royal Commission is an “absolute necessity,” but needed to look into the response of the states, who were responsible for lockdowns, mandates (for masks and vaccines), and quarantine policies—most states and territories are run by the centre-left Labor Party.
PM Albanese revealed that the Royal Commission—a broad independent investigation—would look at the interaction between federal and state-level authorities. “Primarily, it would be about the federal government, that’s what we have responsibility for. But the interaction between the different levels of government of course were critical to the response to the covid pandemic,” Albanese said.
In Memoriam: The Nuremberg Code 1947-2022 after Supreme Court refused action against vax mandates | added August 23
The Nuremberg Code just died after a lengthy illness. Covid has been identified as the official cause of death, but pundits claim that the Code was actually struggling with terminal illness for the past three years, even before the Wuhan virus made its debut.
Numerous factors contributed to the Code’s demise, but metastatic tyranny is the underlying condition chiefly responsible for the Code’s slow and torturous death. In fact, the Code was on life support ever since lockdowns and mask mandates were imposed in 2020.
After years of systematic abuse and gang rape by the WHO, CDC, and world governments, the Nuremberg Code finally succumbed to her wounds and was pronounced dead on June 30, 2022, when the Supreme Court refused to take action against vaccine mandates that could have effectively resuscitated the Code. The Court claimed that a DNR (do not resuscitate) order had been placed on the late Nuremberg Code, and that only palliative care would have been allowed.
Five Salvadorans suddenly drop dead and 92 fresh graves found in New Zealand | added August 23
Remember all those scary images from China back in January, 2020, of people “dropping dead of covid” in the street? While used to justify the CCP’s ferocious lockdown over there, that opening blast of visual terror-propaganda also helped, immeasurably, to spread the fear worldwide—to Italy (the first European country to lock down), then New Zealand (hailed by the WHO for quickly emulating China), then elsewhere the world over (the Chinese story having been terroristically retold throughout the British press).
Thus many millions were traumatically convinced that they too might drop dead at any moment, killed by “the coronavirus,” which, they readily believed, was just as deadly as “the Spanish flu” and/or Black Death—despite the fact (embarrassing in retrospect) that nobody in China had “dropped dead of covid in the street.” That propaganda fantasy was far more lethal than “the virus,” as it convinced those terror-stricken masses to lock down and mask up—“measures” that themselves variously killed off millions all around the world, from April, 2020 through that dark year, and beyond.
And that was just the start; for then came the “vaccines”—which, for some 20 months, have actually been doing what “the virus” was alleged to do, but never did. Now (literally) countless people, all throughout the world, are dropping dead while walking on the street (or on the job, or at the wheel, or on the playing-field, or at the store, or home in bed): a stark fact overwhelmingly confirmed by evidence of every kind—and yet those millions cannot see it, even when their “vaccinated” loved ones drop dead, too, or they themselves collapse (because—they think—of “covid”).
United States registers largest global surge of ‘monkeypox’ after being declared in all 50 states, according to recent CDC data | added August 23
The first documented case of the monkeypox virus was in Boston, Massachusetts, on 19 May 2022. The United States became the fourth country, outside the African continent where the virus is endemic, to experience the outbreak in 2022, declaring it a public health emergency on 4 August.
As of 22 August, the monkeypox virus has spread to all 50 states in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Wyoming became the final state in the country to report a case of the virus on Monday. The single case of monkeypox is from a male resident in Laramie County, according to a news release by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The WDH added that state public health representatives have been monitoring the infected individual’s contacts.
Monkeypox symptoms are initially flu-like, including a fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, tiredness and swollen lymph nodes, which are then followed by a widespread rash. Although rarely fatal, it can cause serious illness in some people. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over the past week, the US saw the largest increase in monkeypox infections of any country.
Scientists worried about dog in France catching ‘monkeypox’, claiming the possibility of no eradication if more animals are exposed | added August 23
In 2003, 47 people across six Midwestern states caught monkeypox from pet prairie dogs that were infected after they were housed with rodents imported from Ghana, Africa. Today’s outbreak, which has already infected more than 14,100 people in the U.S. and more than 41,000 across the globe, is spreading mostly through close human contact among gay and bisexual men.
But scientists reported the first presumed human-to-pet transmission in a dog in France this month, prompting U.S. and global health officials to step up warnings to ensure the virus doesn’t spread to other pets and animals. The recommendation stems from concerns that monkeypox could spill into wildlife or rodent populations as the human outbreak grows, allowing the virus to pass back-and-forth between humans and animals and giving the virus a permanent foothold in countries where it hasn’t historically circulated.
Prior to the global outbreak this year, monkeypox spread primarily in remote parts of West and Central Africa where people caught the virus after exposure to infected animals. The 2003 outbreak, which was contained, was the first documented case of humans catching the virus outside Africa.
Dolores Cahill program out of Ireland hosts special radio edition on ‘covid’ fraud | added August 22
Eric Coppolino participates in a special radio broadcast of the Dolores Cahill program out of Ireland. The guest host is Kevin Corbett, who has made many appearances on Planet Waves FM, as well as Dr. Mark Bailey from New Zealand and Mike Stone, author of ViroLIEgy.com and recent guest on Planet Waves FM.
Tweaked ‘covid’ booster jabs that specifically target ‘omicron’ are weeks away from hitting market | added August 22
Newly updated covid booster shots designed to target omicron’s BA.5 subvariant should be available within in the next three weeks. That begs an important question: Who’s going to be eligible to get them?
The short answer: Anyone ages 12 and up who has completed a primary vaccination series, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesperson tells CNBC Make It. It’s unlikely to matter whether you’ve received any other booster doses or not before, the spokesperson says — but if you’re unvaccinated, you won’t eligible for the updated formula until you complete a primary series with the existing covid vaccines.
The longer answer is somewhat more complex, because it depends on which booster shots get approved and when. Pfizer’s “bivalent” shot, which targets both the original covid strain and omicron’s BA.5 subvariant, is expected to authorized first. The CDC says it’ll likely come with a wide eligibility swath: The full group of vaccinated Americans ages 12 and up.
Evidence of scientific and regulatory fraud found in Moderna’s non-clinical testing of Spikevax, according to FDA guidance documents | added August 22
In my previous article, I reviewed Pfizer’s BNT162 non-clinical summary obtained via a successful freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch. Recently, an analogous set of materials became available for Moderna’s SPIKEVAX. Non-clinical testing is part of the drug or vaccine development process during which the product is tested in cell lines and animals.
The FDA Guidance documents for gene therapy platforms available prior to 2020 are 2013 (nonclinical Guidance) and 2015 (clinical Guidance), however, the FDA has been publishing guidance documents for cellular and gene therapies starting in 1998. Therefore, an extensive body of regulatory knowledge regarding non-clinical and clinical testing requirements for this product class has been available for the past 20+ years.
These materials documented many serious risks, including death, potential to promote cancer, uncontrollable expression of proteins, genotoxicity, reproductive harm, and potential for transmission through “shedding,” among many others. The manufacturers and regulators both were expected to anticipate these risks and design testing programs to exclude or fully characterize them.
New Lancet study connects ‘covid’ infections with increased risk of neurological disorders | added August 22
A study published on Wednesday shows a history of covid-19 infection is associated with an increased risk of neurological aftereffects.
“Covid-19 is associated with increased risks of neurological and psychiatric sequelae in the weeks and months thereafter,” reads the study, titled “Neurological and psychiatric risk trajectories after SARS-CoV-2 infection: an analysis of 2-year retrospective cohort studies including 1,284,437 patients.”
Sequelae are conditions resulting from a prior illness or incident. “How long these risks remain, whether they affect children and adults similarly, and whether SARS-CoV-2 variants differ in their risk profiles remains unclear,” the study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, continues.
CDC ‘covid’ data tracking shows most Minnesota kids have been exposed but nationwide survey doesn’t include vax-induced | added August 22
The percentage of people with antibodies against a virus in their blood is known as seroprevalence. This nationwide seroprevalence survey provides estimates of the proportion of the U.S. pediatric population (ages 6 months to 17 years) with evidence of at least one resolving or past infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19. Reinfections are not included.
The information does not measure antibodies produced by vaccination, so cannot be used to estimate vaccination rates. Starting in March 2022, estimates will cover 8-week information collection periods; historical monthly data for the U.S. pediatric population between September 2021 and February 2022 are provided for context.
This survey estimates the percentage of children and adolescents with detectable antibodies showing past infection with SARS-CoV-2, but not the total amount of antibody against SARS-CoV-2 in their blood. The estimates do not necessarily show how many people have enough antibodies to protect them against reinfection, severe outcomes, and/or covid-19-related complications.
Despite billions of administered ‘covid’ drug shots, China reports worsening outbreaks in mostly high tourism locations | added August 22
China reported 2,181 new covid-19 cases, as conditions worsen in the country’s biggest outbreak since the lockdown of Shanghai earlier this year. About 553 people were confirmed to be infected and there were another 1,628 asymptomatic cases as of Saturday, according to a statement released by the National Health Commission.
In a separate statement, the NHC said the country has administered 3.43 billion doses of covid vaccines as of Aug. 20. Infections have surged to a three-month high, with tourist destinations worst hit among the current round of flareups. The southern island of Hainan reported almost 1,100 confirmed and asymptomatic cases for Saturday, the most among all provinces. That was followed by Tibet with 600 and Xinjiang, which recorded more than 200 infections.
The current wave of infections is testing Beijing’s Covid Zero policy as the government seeks to strike a balance between containing the virus and maintaining economic growth. Disruption from potential lockdowns is a major uncertainty for the economy, which is also facing a property crisis, record-high youth unemployment and more recently, severe drought.
New study claims the majority of people infected with ‘omicron’ had no idea they had it | added August 22
The majority of people likely infected with the omicron variant that causes covid-19 were not aware they contracted the virus, which likely played a role in the rapid spread of omicron, according to a study published this week.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai, a nonprofit health organization based in Los Angeles, examined the infectious status of individuals during the omicron surge in the U.S.
Omicron was first detected in November 2021 and has become the most dominant strain of covid-19. Common symptoms are typically less severe than other variants and include cough, headache, fatigue, sore throat and a runny nose, according to the researchers.
U.K. rock singer Zion died from “vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia” after receiving AstraZeneca ‘covid’ shot | added August 22
A U.K. rock singer who goes by the name Zion died from a “catastrophic brain injury” caused by the AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine, an inquest concluded. The 48-year-old man from Alston in Cumbria, a county in North West England, developed an “excruciating” headache on May 13, 2021, eight days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Although he took painkillers, Zion’s headaches increased in severity and four days later, his speech was impaired and he started having seizures. Zion died May 19, 2021, despite emergency surgery to try to treat his “vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia,” which causes swelling and bleeding in the brain.
After his death, his fiancée, 39-year-old Vikki Spit, said she had spent only one night apart from him in their 21 years together and that her life was “smashed into a million pieces” by his death, according to the Daily Mail.
WEF publishes opinion article proposing that artificial intelligence could be the solution for monitoring online abuse | added August 22
With 63% of the world’s population online, the internet is a mirror of society: it speaks all languages, contains every opinion and hosts a wide range of (sometimes unsavoury) individuals.
As the internet has evolved, so has the dark world of online harms. Trust and safety teams (the teams typically found within online platforms responsible for removing abusive content and enforcing platform policies) are challenged by an ever-growing list of abuses, such as child abuse, extremism, disinformation, hate speech and fraud; and increasingly advanced actors misusing platforms in unique ways.
The solution, however, is not as simple as hiring another roomful of content moderators or building yet another block list. Without a profound familiarity with different types of abuse, an understanding of hate group verbiage, fluency in terrorist languages and nuanced comprehension of disinformation campaigns, trust and safety teams can only scratch the surface.
Los Angeles Public Health Department faces criticism over free ‘covid’ testing for animals | added August 22
The Los Angeles Public Health Department is facing growing criticism over its decision to offer free covid-19 testing for animals, despite there being no positive cases reported among animals in the area.
LA Public Health announced the initiative on Aug. 20 and said it has received funding from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor covid-19 in animals in Los Angeles County. “This project will help us to learn more about covid-19 from a One Health perspective, meaning that we can learn more about the significance of covid-19 in human, animal, and environmental relationships,” the public health body said.
“Some of the funds will support local testing of animals for SARS-CoV-2. We will partner with and offer free testing to various animal care facilities and agencies throughout LA County. Our goal is to test many different species of animals including wildlife (deer, bats, raccoons), pets (dogs, cats, hamsters, pocket pets), marine mammals (seals), and more,” LA Public Health stated.
U.S. congresswoman calls on Canada to stop causing “misguided burdens” and drop mandated use of ArriveCAN app | added August 22
In a letter directed to Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s ambassador to the US, and Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino, Elise Stefanik says the app continues to negatively affect US and Canadian border communities.
“The US and Canada’s unique partnership is critical to the success of the communities on both sides of our border and dependent on valuing and maximizing the people-to-people relationship,” wrote the Republican rep for New York’s 21st Congressional District.
“We should be working to further develop our partnership, not inhibit its success with misguided burdens such as the Canadian government’s mandated use of the ArriveCAN app.”
New York’s Department of Health reports first case of ‘monkeypox’ in a minor | added August 22
New York state has reported its first monkeypox case in a minor under 18, according to a weekly summary from the state’s Department of Health.
Few other details are provided in the report, covering the week ending on Wednesday and published on Friday, in order to protect the patient family’s privacy. It is known that the child lives outside New York City – a hotspot of the outbreak. There have been nine other cases reported in children in the US.
Monkeypox has thus far been largely concentrated among gay men with multiple sex partners – the CDC reported last week that 99% of patients were men, with 94% of those having recently had sex with men. However, the latest figures from New York include two women, as well as three identified as transgender or nonbinary and three listed as simply “unknown.”
How punishment has changed growing up | added August 22
Anthony enforces parental discipline to actually go play outside and have fun. What a concept.
We have been covering the ‘covid’ scam for 900 days. Eric Francis describes what he has witnessed | added August 18
THE SCIENCE FICTION GENRE is brimming with tales of biological weapons getting loose, of plagues and other outbreaks that kill everyone. And people love them.
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Chrichton (1969) addresses such an outbreak of extraterrestrial origin. The Stand by Stephen King (1978) describes the release of a biological weapon that kills 99.9% of the population and follows the stories of the survivors.
The genre has its probable origins with Mary Shelly’s The Last Man (1824, ridiculed at the time of its publication) and possibly Daniel Defoe’s Journal of a Plague Year (1722). A World of Women by J.D. Beresford (1913) is the story of a disease that wipes out nearly all of the men. Society or most of humanity getting wiped out by a disease is a topic of persistent fascination throughout history and literature.
But I do not know of one story that describes the claim of a plague where there was none, supported by bogus “scientific” evidence, pumped up by the media, endorsed by nearly all the technologists, scientists and doctors, believed by billions, and used as an excuse to take over the world.
Imagine a story where the anxiety is driven so high that when the government comes out with the “solution” to the outbreak — a deadly “vaccine” — people not only line up for it, but even bring their children in to get the shot — despite being told repeatedly that kids are not at risk.
Even as the toll mounts by the day, people refuse to look at the evidence that the only deadly elements are the lies and the “medical” interventions that people so willingly accept. Many who go into the hospital with minor symptoms — and never come home. It’s as if they are living out a fictional scenario they are certain is real.
Gov. Hochul announces a relaunch of statewide #VaxtoSchool campaign targeted at getting more school children inoculated for ‘covid’ | added August 18
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced her administration will relaunch its statewide #VaxtoSchool campaign, an initiative aimed at increasing covid-19 vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers as they prepare to head back into classrooms.
“As we prepare for the beginning of the school year and the fall season, it is important that we do all we can to protect our youngest New Yorkers,” Hochul said in a statement. “By breaking down barriers to vaccine access, these partnerships will allow New York State to continue to protect the health and safety of our most vulnerable community members and keep our schools open.”
“As children can catch covid-19 and develop severe disease, and vaccination remains their best protection against the virus and its variants, I urge all parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated before they head back to school,” Dr. Mary Bassett, the state’s health commissioner, added.
CDC director announces “reset” to improve new health threat responses amid pandemic criticism | added August 18
The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced a “reset” that will focus on making the organization quicker at responding to new health threats amid criticism of its response to the covid-19 pandemic.
The CDC’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, told the agency’s staff about the changes, which include internal staffing moves and steps to speed up data releases.
“For 75 years, CDC and public health have been preparing for covid-19, and in our big moment, our performance did not reliably meet expectations,” she said in a statement obtained by The Washington Post. “My goal is a new, public health action-oriented culture at CDC that emphasizes accountability, collaboration, communication, and timeliness.”
Biden administration announces it will halt purchasing ‘covid’ shots as early as this fall | added August 18
The Biden administration has been planning for how to get past the crisis phase of the covid-19 pandemic and will stop buying vaccines, treatments and tests as early as this fall, White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said on Tuesday.
“One of the things we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about in the last many months — and we’re going to continue this work, and you’ll hear more from the administration on this — is getting us out of that acute emergency phase where the US government is buying the vaccines, buying the treatments, buying the diagnostic tests,” Jha said at an event sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
“My hope is that in 2023, you’re going to see the commercialization of almost all of these products. Some of that is actually going to begin this fall, in the days and weeks ahead. You’re going to see commercialization of some of these things,” he said.
Novavax seeks FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its ‘covid’ booster jab despite low inoculation numbers of primary shot | added August 18
Novavax has submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration for Emergency Use Authorization of its covid-19 vaccine as a booster in adults that can be used on top of its primary vaccine series or to mix and match with a different primary series, the company announced.
“It’s important for people to have a choice as they evaluate how to stay protected against covid-19, and boosters are an invaluable tool to build upon immunity obtained from previous vaccinations,” Stanley C. Erck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Novavax, said in a statement on Monday.
“Based on the data presented to the FDA’s VRBPAC and the CDC ACIP, we believe our vaccine offers a broad, long-lasting immune response against a range of variants,” Erck said. Although half a million doses of Novavax’s vaccine have now been distributed to states, following its authorization last month, just 9,700 doses of Novavax’s covid-19 vaccine have been administered across the country, according to federal data.
BMJ concludes based on Canadian study that ‘covid’ shots do not pose a high pregnancy risk | added August 18
Vaccination against covid-19 during pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age at birth, or stillbirth, concludes a large study from Canada published by The BMJ today. These findings can help inform evidence based decision making about the risks and benefits of covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy, say the researchers.
Covid-19 infection during pregnancy has been associated with higher risks of complications, including admission to hospital and death for pregnant individuals, as well as preterm birth and stillbirth. Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy has been shown to be effective against covid-19 in pregnant individuals as well as their newborns, but evidence about pregnancy outcomes after covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy from large studies is limited.
To address this, researchers set out to assess the risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age at birth, and stillbirth after covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy. They used a population-based birth registry to identify all liveborn and stillborn infants with a gestational age of at least 20 weeks or birth weight of at least 500g in Ontario, Canada between 1 May and 31 December 2021.
‘Long term covid symptoms’ study implicates a host of blood abnormalities in patients | added August 18
An ambitious study of people with long covid, the mysterious, disabling symptoms that can trail a SARS-CoV-2 infection, has turned up a host of abnormalities in their blood. The clues add to a body of evidence hinting at drivers of the condition and potential treatments worth testing. They also suggest that, as many scientists and patients have suspected, long covid shares certain features with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), another condition thought to follow an infection.
The new study, posted as a preprint last week, was modest in size, examining just 99 people with long covid. “But it went very deep, it went into granular aspects of the T cells, the antibody response,” says Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, who was not involved in the work. “This is exploratory, but it’s the foundation for much bigger studies.”
The long covid patients, most of them struggling with intense fatigue, brain fog, and other symptoms, had low levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that helps the body control inflammation, glucose, sleep cycles, and more. Features of their T cells indicated their immune system was battling unidentified invaders, perhaps a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 or a reactivated pathogen such as Epstein-Barr virus.
Monkeypox patients share infection photos across social media platforms | added August 18
As monkeypox cases continue to rise worldwide, some people who have gotten infected are sharing photos and videos on social media to help spread awareness about the symptoms, show what the rash can actually look like and educate others about the disease.
One person who goes by the name Silver Steele on social media posted a photo timeline on Instagram of how his monkeypox lesions progressed over three weeks, which has since gone viral. The 40-year-old Houston, Texas, resident became infected with monkeypox in early July, Steele told TODAY in an interview. In the caption of the now-viral collage of selfies, he wrote: “My goal with this is not to gross anyone out, but to educate.”
“Not everyone displays symptoms the exact same way but I’ve been told by more than one professional that my case is a ‘clinically perfect’ example and it’s being used in CDC demonstrations and medical journals,” Steele added. It took seven to eight days for Steele’s symptoms to appear after being exposed to the virus, Steele wrote in a response to a comment on the Instagram post. In another comment, Steele remarked on feeling “nothing” in the affected area of his face before the lesions appeared.
U.S. District Judge green lights lawsuit over San Diego’s ‘covid’ vax mandate for municipal employees | added August 18
A lawsuit challenging San Diego’s covid-19 vaccine mandate for municipal employees will move forward after a federal judge on Tuesday rejected the city’s request to dismiss the complaint. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel said the city’s motion to dismiss did not address recent developments in case law and public health guidance pertaining to covid-19 public health measures, restrictions and requirements.
The San Diego City Council on Nov. 29, 2021, voted 8-1 in favor of approving the mandate. The subsequent ordinance required current and newly hired or appointed city employees, elected officials, board members and volunteers to be “fully” vaccinated for covid-19. ReOpen San Diego, a nonprofit citizens group, in February filed the suit alleging the mandate kept “an entire category of individuals from meaningful participation in city government” by barring the unvaccinated from entering city buildings or attending municipal meetings.
The city’s motion to dismiss cited the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in 1905 in Jacobson v. Massachusetts, a case that pertained to mandatory smallpox vaccinations, which held that local governments have the authority to implement laws and ordinances in response to public health threats.
‘Covid’ vax injury support groups face uprising of censorship across social media | added August 18
Nick started a public vaccine injury support group on social media about a year ago after receiving his one and only Pfizer shot for covid-19. That was back in April 2021 and he began suffering almost immediate neurological reactions after the injection, including temporary paralysis.
“I’ve had my entire life shattered by this vaccine,” Nick said, asking that his last name not be used. “It took me about nine months to get to a doctor willing to help me. They throw you under the bus. They leave you for dead.” Nick launched the vaccine injury support group hoping to find answers and share practical solutions to help others like himself deal with lasting physical effects associated with covid injections.
The “absurd” part, he said, was the way that members used code to avoid being flagged or deleted. Words like “vaccine,” “injury,” and “Pfizer” had to be avoided. “Basically, [Facebook has] filters set up. I’m at the point where I’m certain that the federal government and Big Tech, and Pfizer are all intertwined. It’s quite disgusting.”
Why I am not vaxed | added August 18
Tyler weighs in on why he decided not to get inoculated for ‘covid’. Well, it’s not for everyone that’s for sure.
Elementary, My Dear Watson
Country Squire magazine goes after “the usual suspects” — its list of alleged virus deniers. What’s going on inside this controversy you may not have heard about? Planet Waves FM reports.
What started as a split in the “covid truth” movement has revealed a fault-line running through the middle of modern medical science, and by extension, all of science. Most people don’t know that the question is being asked, but it is: Do viruses exist in the way we were told they do, as invisible disease bombs that freely jump from one person to another, wreaking havoc on individual lives and on society?
This is the most significant question that has, after 900 days of living with “covid” terrorism, lockdowns and “vaccines,” finally bubbled to the surface. People are asking because we now know that 200 governments and institutions around the world have denied that they have a sample of SARS-CoV-2 taken from a human patient.
None can point to a published paper showing such a specimen exists, and this has virus-lovers flailing. The same is true with all of the early papers out of China, the United States and elsewhere, allegedly proving that SARS-CoV-2 exists.
Call To Action: New York City rally against unconstitutional quarantine and isolation measures | added August 17
Children’s Health Defense & CHD NY will be holding a rally in front of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office in Harlem NYC to let her and Governor Kathy Hochul know that New Yorkers say NO to the unconstitutional quarantine and isolation measures they are trying to get reinstated.
In July, Attorney Bobbie Anne Cox was successful in overturning an illegal health regulation enacted by Governor Kathy Hochul. The regulation allowed for a massive expansion of powers to force isolate and quarantine New Yorkers with no due process or evidence of illness. Even though Hochul lost in court, she is appealing the decision.
The overturned regulation allowed for the detention and quarantine of any individual suspected of having contracted a communicable disease, with no due process, no evidence, detained for as long as the state sees fit, and within any facility the state desires. An individual could be isolated and quarantined in a prison cell, in a hospital, in their own home, or any location the state deems acceptable.
Quadruple vaxed First lady Jill Biden prescribed Paxlovid drug pills after testing ‘covid’ positive | added August 17
When President Joe Biden returned from vacation and arrived at Joint Base Andrews Tuesday afternoon, he told reporters that his wife is “feeling well.”
“She has to quarantine, then she’ll be home,” he added. Jill Biden, who is double vaccinated and twice boosted, has “mild symptoms,” Alexander said. Jill Biden been prescribed the antiviral treatment Paxlovid, which President Biden also took after testing positive last month.
President Biden first tested positive for covid-19 on July 21, experiencing symptoms including a cough and sore throat. He isolated and completed a five-day course of Paxlovid before testing negative. He then experienced a rebound infection, testing positive again. On Aug. 6, the president’s doctor said Biden had received a negative test and was clear to break his isolation.
Remembering when Joe Biden said “you’re not gonna get covid if you have these vaccinations” | added August 17
Well that’s funny, considering the quadruple vaxed president just had ‘covid’ again and now the First lady…
Fines against California church that defied ‘covid’ regulations dropped after two year battle | added August 17
A California church that continued to hold services in defiance of county health orders that it close down during the covid-19 pandemic has had its fines dropped after a nearly two-year battle.
“This is a significant victory for churches and pastors across this country,” Robert Tyler, president of Advocates for Faith & Freedom, said in a press release after the California Court of Appeal reversed an injunction against Calvary Chapel San Jose. “We are honored to represent pastors and churches who are willing to take the heat in defense of liberty because it benefits everyone.”
At issue was the church’s refusal to comply with health officials in Santa Clara County, who obtained a temporary restraining order and injunction in November 2020 against Calvary Chapel and two pastors, Mike McClure and Carson Atherly, after the church failed to follow pandemic health orders that included restrictions on in-person services, mask mandates, and a submission to the county of the church’s social distancing protocols.
Canadian government partners with WEF to develop new federal “Digital Identity Program” | added August 17
The Canadian government, building on a partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), is developing a new federal “Digital Identity Program.”
The aim of the new initiative is to develop a digital proof-of-identity document, which could be used across different systems and environments ranging from government services to airports and border control, according to Slay News. Officials revealed details of the program in the government’s sprawling “Canada’s Digital Ambition 2022” report, published Aug. 4.
According to the report, the “Digital Identity Program” is part of Priority 2.2 of Canada’s “Digital Ambition,” which seeks to “build and use common solutions for digital service delivery.” “Our next step in enabling digital government is adopting a ‘government as a platform’ service delivery model,” the report states. The federal Digital Identity Program is the “next step in making services more convenient to access.”
A ‘universal covid’ shot that protects against all variants may be available by 2024 | added August 17
In the mid 1980s, Jonathan Heeney was a PhD student at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Maryland, when he was told to fly to Oregon – on the opposite side of the country – to investigate a mysterious new disease which was causing a surge of sudden deaths in a group of captive cheetahs.
For Heeney, it proved to be his first known encounter with a coronavirus. “We eventually determined that this was a coronavirus which had jumped from domestic cats into these cheetahs,” he says. “And because cheetahs were a new host, it caused a lot of death and destruction. So that was my introduction to them.”
Four decades on and Heeney is at the helm of DIOSynVax, a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, UK, who recently received a $42m (£34m/€41m) grant from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the foundation backed by Bill and Melinda Gates, the Indian and Norwegian governments, and the World Economic Forum, among others. Heeney and colleagues face a challenge that has long proved insurmountable for scientists: to develop vaccines that can not only protect against a single coronavirus, but multiple strains, varieties, and perhaps even entire families of them.
U.S. government pours money into space nuclear power development | added August 17
“The New Space Race is Going Nuclear” was the title of a recent hour webinar presented by the American Nuclear Society. The U.S. government is pouring money into the development of space nuclear power—for commercial, exploratory and military purposes—as described in the panel discussion featuring five very enthusiastic advocates of using atomic energy in space.
“So, it’s really an exciting time,” said the moderator for the American Nuclear Society, Jeffrey King, a professor of nuclear engineering and director of the Nuclear Science and Engineering Center at the Colorado School of Mines, and also past chair of the society’s Aerospace Nuclear Science and Technology Division.
“It’s actually a time I didn’t expect that we’d end up seeing in my lifetime,” King said. “But we have now multiple companies—everything from government to the large contractors, small companies to start-up companies all interested in space nuclear power and different aspects of space nuclear power. It’s truly an exciting renaissance time for the field.”
Charity promoting constitutional rights through litigation successfully defends a charged Freedom Convoy protestor | added August 17
A charity that promotes constitutional rights through litigation says it has successfully defended a Freedom Convoy protester who faced multiple offences, including up to 45 days in jail if convicted.
In a press release on Aug. 15, The Democracy Fund (TDF) said its legal team succeeded in having multiple charges suspended for a client who attended the Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa in January.
The Freedom Convoy, which began on Jan. 29 and ended on Feb. 20, started out as a demonstration by truck drivers opposing the federal covid-19 vaccine mandates for cross-border travel but grew exponentially when supporters from across the country joined in to call for an end to various covid-19 mandates and restrictions.
“The client was peacefully exercising his rights in Ottawa when he was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000, disobeying a court order, and obstructing a peace officer,” the charity said.
The horrendous dangers of concealing truth through censorship | added August 17
There has always been a hunger for new discoveries and revelations of the truth, but often, in the past, it took great effort to get past the “agenda”—there has always been one.
Think of the Daniel Ellsberg exposure of The Pentagon Papers as well as many pieces coming out of Viet Nam during the ‘60s by a group of idealist journalists covering the war there. None of these were popular publications with the editors (or the powers that be), and had their difficulty getting published, but they were not altogether censored.
Then jump a few decades ahead and think of Julian Assange, still being held against his will for his revealing publications in WikiLeaks on war crimes committed by the United States. And we certainly must not forget the courageous work of Edward Snowden who exposed illegal CIA surveillance in the summer of 2013 having The Guardian, in the UK, and The Washington Post, in the US, publish his story.
U.S. colleges ease ‘covid’ restrictions as millions of students prepare for fall semester | added August 16
Millions of students are heading back to college for their third full academic year since the covid pandemic hit. But as students move into their dorms and sign up for classes this year, things are different.
On many campuses, the masking restrictions are gone. Classes are being held in-person, testing requirements are loosening, and quarantine and isolation dorms have been returned to regular housing. College officials say the goal of easing these restrictions is to try and get students back to a more typical college experience.
“I don’t think we can just forget about covid at all,” says Lisa Pearlman, the director of student health services at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts. “But I do think we can kind of live with covid for the first time and still do all of the other normal things. And that feels really different about this year than the past two.”
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla tests ‘covid’ positive and claims he is experiencing very mild symptoms | added August 16
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday he had tested positive for covid-19 and was experiencing very mild symptoms. Bourla, 60, said he had started a course of the company’s oral covid-19 antiviral treatment, Paxlovid, and was isolating and following all public health precautions.
“I am confident that I will have a speedy recovery,” Bourla said in a statement. Several public figures have tested positive for the infectious disease in the past few months including President Joe Biden and his chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Biden spent more than two weeks isolated in the White House after two bouts with covid-19. The second instance is believed to be a “rebound” experienced by some covid patients who take Paxlovid. Paxlovid is an antiviral medication that is used to treat high-risk people, such as older patients.
Ikea shoppers in Shanghai rush for exits when store orders mandatory lockdown due to a ‘covid’ contact traced to the location | added August 16
Panicked shoppers rushed for the exits at an Ikea branch in Shanghai on Saturday after city health authorities ordered the store to lock down after a close contact of a covid-19 case was traced to the location.
Multiple videos on social media showed customers yelling and pushing each other in an attempt to escape the building before the doors closed. In a press briefing Sunday, Zhao Dandan, deputy director of the Shanghai Health Commission, said the “store and affected area” would be under “closed loop” management for two days. People inside the loop must undergo two days of quarantine at a government facility and five days of health surveillance.
On Monday, city health authorities reported six locally transmitted covid-19 cases in Shanghai, of which five were asymptomatic. The Ikea store in Shanghai’s Xuhui district was temporarily closed on Sunday and Monday in response to “epidemic prevention guidelines” from the authorities and will reopen Tuesday, Ikea’s China communications team told CNN.
Recent study shows 94 percent of baby food contains toxic heavy metals | added August 16
Almost all of the baby foods that parents in the United States feed their children, whether purchased at the store or prepared at home, contain detectable amounts of toxic heavy metals that can impair brain development, according to new research published last week, which led to renewed demands for improved regulation.
A previous study by Health Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) found that 95% of pre-packaged baby foods tested were contaminated with toxic heavy metals including lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury, sparking a congressional investigation and conversations about whether homemade baby foods are a safer alternative.
In an effort “to determine if homemade purees and foods purchased outside the baby food aisle have lower heavy metal levels than pre-made, store-bought baby food,” the donor-funded alliance of scientists and nonprofits recently tested 288 foods and examined more than 7,000 additional food tests from published studies.
Washington decides to split ‘monkeypox’ shots in order to stretch state’s drug supply | added August 16
Washington health care providers are splitting doses of monkeypox vaccine to stretch the state’s limited supply, but it still may not be enough to inoculate everyone at high risk of infection.
Why it matters: Public health officials estimate roughly 77,000 people statewide are at high risk of contracting monkeypox — yet the state’s vaccine allotment from the federal government so far is about 24,000 doses.
The latest: Health providers in Washington have started dividing doses and injecting them under the top layer of skin, following an emergency use authorization issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week. The shallower, intradermal injection “will increase the total number of doses available for use by up to five-fold,” according to the FDA.
SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher calls on Hollywood to drop tyrannical ‘covid’ vax mandates | added August 16
SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher, saying that Hollywood’s covid vaccination mandate “walks the razor’s edge of compromising religious, disability and body sovereignty freedoms,” is urging the guild’s national board to review the most up-to-date science on the effectiveness of vaccines on the spread of the virus’ latest variant, before agreeing to extend the industry’s vaccination mandate.
The industry’s covid protocol of employment, which include a narrowly defined provision that allows employers to require vaccinations as a condition of employment, expire on September 30. The mandates, however, are “subject to reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance,” though opponents argue that those exceptions are too rarely allowed.
Drescher made a similar plea at a contentious board meeting last month, when members of the guild’s political factions that supported her election last year reportedly yelled at her during the meeting, claiming that she was “misinformed” about some aspects of the effectiveness of the vaccine.
New Jersey ends mandatory ‘covid’ testing for unvaxed day care and school workers | added August 16
The change will apply to school districts and child care settings immediately, and to state contractors as of September 1. The ending of the testing mandate comes after recent updates to covid-19 guidelines from the CDC in advance of the upcoming school year.
“Today’s executive order follows guidance from public health officials at the CDC regarding responsible steps states can take as we continue to adjust to the endemic reality of covid-19,” Murphy said. “With children as young as 6 months old now eligible for vaccines and millions of New Jerseyans vaccinated and boosted, more of our residents are safe from severe illness due to covid-19.
As always, I encourage everyone to stay up-to-date on their vaccination and take other precautions as necessary to protect themselves and their loved ones from this virus.” As of June 17, 2022, anyone aged 6 months or older is eligible for the covid-19 vaccine.
A look at how lingering ‘covid’ symptoms could be a result of increased exposure to chemicals in masks | added August 16
A lingering disorder that can last for months or years is affecting an increasing proportion of the workforce. The symptoms that contribute to long covid could be a result of pandemic measures and masking in particular. Increased exposure to microplastics, nanoparticles, chemicals in masks, and nasopharyngeal tests parallel many of the symptoms that define long covid.
Surveys among thousands of people suggest 7 percent to 30 percent of people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus experienced one or more symptoms for a period longer than 12 weeks. Some people who got covid-19 early in the pandemic still haven’t recovered.
The syndrome long covid is complex as symptoms may fluctuate and people go through different stages. Symptoms have been protracted by patients at ICU and those with organ damage, but also occurred in people with only a mild infection.
This week in the ‘new normal’: yearly ‘covid’ jab upgrades and FBI raids on former presidents | added August 16
1. YEARLY COVID VACCINE UPDATES “LIKE NEW IPHONES”
The CEO of Moderna gave an interview with CNN this week where he claimed the company is working on releasing a single yearly booster vaccine capable of targeting covid variants, flu strains and all other common viruses.
It’s a remarkable claim – considering that Moderna’s covid “vaccine” was (alongside Pfizer’s jab) the first EVER coronavirus vaccine OR mRNA vaccine to be approved for use on people, despite years of research on both. Indeed, before covid Moderna had existed for over a decade and never successfully brought a single product of any kind to market.
Yet now they are confident in bringing out a new “safe and effective” mRNA vaccine every year, and not just against covid but against pretty much every respiratory virus you can name.
The good ‘ol days when parents didn’t sugar coat everything | added August 16
Sometimes its best to just tell it how it is. No BS
Nurses speak out about “brutal” hospital ‘covid’ treatment protocols and why they quit | added August 15
Nurses who witnessed “brutal” hospital covid-19 treatment protocols kill patients paint a bleak picture of what is taking place in state and federally funded health care systems.“They’re horrific, and they’re all in lockstep,” Staci Kay, a nurse practitioner with the North Carolina Physicians for Freedom who left the hospital system to start her own early treatment private practice, told The Epoch Times.
“They will not consider protocols outside of what’s given to them by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the NIH (National Institute of Health). And nobody is asking why.” Fueled by cognitive dissonance amid an array of red flags, Kay said hospital staff is ignoring blatantly problematic treatments that performed poorly in clinical trials, such as remdesivir, and protocols such as keeping the patient isolated, just to adhere to the federal canon.
“I’ve seen people die with their family watching via iPad on Facetime,” Kay said. “It was brutal.” As a former nurse in intensive care, Kay said she had seen her share of tragedy, but how she saw covid patients being treated “had me waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat with chest pains.”
‘Covid’ allegedly surged in Marshall Islands shortly after declaring its first local spread of ‘virus’ | added August 15
Covid-19 infection numbers have surged in the Marshall Islands, just days after the Pacific nation recorded its first local spread of the virus. In the capital city of Majuro, total cases have nearly doubled since Friday. These latest figures mean one in ten of the city’s residents have been infected in recent days. On Sunday, Health Secretary Jack Niedenthal said about 75% of tests across the country were returning positive results.
A number of Pacific islands had success with keeping coronavirus at bay early in the pandemic through stringent restrictions. The Marshall Islands, which has a population of 59,000, was one of the last nations in the world to be untouched by covid-19, before two cases were identified in October 2020.
The pair had arrived from the US and were isolated from others. As recently as one week ago, it had seen no community transmission of the virus – meaning that covid had not been detected passing from person to person. But on Monday, the first local spread was confirmed. The government responded by declaring a “state of health disaster”, closing schools and introducing a range of public health measures.
British health authorities approve Moderna’s ‘updated fall covid booster jab’ to protect against original strain and ‘omicron’ variant | added August 15
LONDON — British health authorities have authorized an updated version of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine that aims to protect against the original virus and the omicron variant. In a statement on Monday, the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency said it had given the green light to Moderna’s combination “bivalent” vaccine, which will be used as an adult booster shot.
Each dose of the booster shot will target both the original covid-19 virus that was first detected in late 2019 and the omicron BA.1 variant that was first seen in November. British regulators said the side effects were similar to those seen for Moderna’s original booster shot and were typically “mild and self-resolving.”
“What this (combination) vaccine gives us is a sharpened tool in our armoury to help protect us against this disease as the virus continues to evolve,” said Dr June Raine, the head of Britain’s health care and medicines regulator.
Dog allegedly infected with ‘monkeypox’ passed on from non-monogamous gay couple | added August 15
An Italian greyhound owned by a gay couple has been infected with monkeypox in the first reported case passed from a human to their pet. The French couple, involved in a non-monogamous relationship, are believed to have contracted monkeypox following sexual contact with other men.
They said they noticed pustules on their dog’s stomach. A PCR test later confirmed the pooch had contracted the virus. The animal had shared a bed with the two men and had licked at least one of them before licking itself, according to the Lancet Medical Journal.
Both men, ages 44 and 27, suffered from extensive ulcers and rashes since their cases were confirmed in June. And just 12 days after their symptoms began, the dog began showing signs it had contracted the virus. The couple said they had been careful to keep their dog isolated from other pets or humans from the onset of their own symptoms. Officials have said those infected with the virus should quarantine away from their pets to reduce transmission.
United Nations declares globalist technocratic takeover ‘conspiracy theorists’ a public enemy | added August 15
There’s clear coordination, globally, of censorship. With few exceptions, countries have taken action to criminalize free speech, and they have done so in lockstep with each other. It began in earnest with censorship of theories about the origins of SARS-CoV-2, and grew from there to include anything covid related.
Still, the truth could not be contained. People started abandoning mainstream media in droves — which have clearly been lying to us on behalf of the globalist cabal — flocking instead to alternative news sources. In response to the growing truth movement that warns against a technocratic, anti-human takeover, the United Nations has now declared war on “conspiracy theories” that suggest world governments are anything but honest and ethical, and have published a comprehensive guide on how to debunk and strike down claims to the contrary.
Not surprisingly, a story only qualifies as truthful if “the sources are backed by fact-checking sites.” As detailed in other articles, so-called “fact checking” organizations are all bought and paid for by the same cabal that is conspiring to create a One World Government through a “Great Reset.” So, no wonder they’re designated as the sole arbiters of truthfulness. They’re part and parcel of the propaganda machine. How convenient for the globalists.
North Carolina to officially end ‘covid’ state of emergency after more than two years | added August 15
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina’s covid-19 state of emergency will end Monday, more than two years after the onset of the pandemic. While most people likely won’t notice a difference in their daily lives, the covid-19 state of emergency has helped the state get through the pandemic over the last two-and-a-half years.
Some measures that protected people during the pandemic will finally come to an end. And when most people think of a state of emergency, things like masks, vaccines and social distancing may come to mind. But North Carolina’s order did so much more than that. Let’s connect the dots.
Back in March 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency over a new virus that was slowly spreading across the U.S. and Carolinas. The order provided some consumer protections, banning price gouging during the pandemic. It also allowed truck drivers to work longer hours to help deliver critical medical supplies to the front lines. Health care systems also benefited from the order with greater staff flexibility.
More parents are questioning the safety and efficacy of inoculating their children with ‘vaccines’ | added August 15
In 2020, government orders to stay home — along with lockdown-produced job losses, public fear of covid-19 and other factors — led to dramatic declines in in-person utilization of healthcare services among adults and children, both in the United States and globally.
“Well-baby” and “well-child” visits were some of the noteworthy casualties. In the U.S., children’s and teen’s vaccination rates plummeted dramatically, falling that year by as much as 91% depending on the age group, including a noticeably lower uptake of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccines (DTaP or DTP), meningitis shots and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.
Public health officials expected this “pandemic hangover” to dissipate by 2021, but instead, the change in parents’ vaccine-seeking behavior for their kids persisted. Internationally, 6 million fewer children worldwide got at least one dose of DTP vaccine in 2021 versus 2019, causing the head of UNICEF to lament “the largest sustained drop in childhood immunization in a generation.”
NHS preparations for fall ‘covid and flu’ campaign present misleading “safety” reports | added August 15
As (misleadingly) reported in the Independent yesterday (scroll down), the NHS is going all-out “to boost capacity ahead of what is expected to be a busy winter,” what with the looming “combination of covid and flu.” The plan is to “create thousands more beds,” and take on thousands of new staffers, (ostensibly) to make the NHS a more efficient guardian of the British people’s health.
To that end, they’re hiring scads of call workers (including “mental health professionals”), “extra social prescribing link workers” (whatever those are) and “health and wellbeing coaches,” all to be devoted to a vast improvement in NHS services, so as to keep the British people “safe.”
Thus the Independent gives its readers the impression that the NHS wants more than anything to better its performance for the greater good. The only hint that something else is in the works comes way down in the 13th paragraph, as an innocuous aside: Planning is also under way for an autumn covid-19 booster programme as well as the annual flu campaign.
WHO health officials agree to rename ‘monkeypox’ variants | added August 15
A group of global experts convened by WHO has agreed on new names for monkeypox virus variants, as part of ongoing efforts to align the names of the monkeypox disease, virus and variants—or clades—with current best practices. The experts agreed to name the clades using Roman numerals.
The monkeypox virus was named upon first discovery in 1958, before current best practices in naming diseases and viruses were adopted. Similarly for the name of the disease it causes. Major variants were identified by the geographic regions where they were known to circulate. Current best practise is that newly-identified viruses, related disease, and virus variants should be given names with the aim to avoid causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional, or ethnic groups, and minimize any negative impact on trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare.
Disease: Assigning new names to existing diseases is the responsibility of WHO under the International Classification of Diseases and the WHO Family of International Health Related Classifications (WHO-FIC). WHO is holding an open consultation for a new disease name for monkeypox. Anyone wishing to propose new names can do so here (see ICD-11, Add proposals).
Can you believe this pancake party? | added August 15
While Trudeau has great hair and looks good as a pancake eating cowboy, nothing about his hypocrisies is okay…
Colorado clinic patients who received improperly stored ‘covid’ shots are being asked to get jabbed again | added August 13
COLORADO, USA — Patients who received a covid-19 vaccine at two Colorado clinics are being asked to get vaccinated again after vaccine doses were not properly stored.
Up to 190 patients who received a covid-19 vaccine between Feb. 3 and June 28, 2022, at the Wheat Ridge-based Colorado Family Clinic, at 4990 Kipling Street, and 594 patients who were vaccinated between Oct. 9, 2021, and April 24, 2022, at Denver-based Servicios de la Raza, at 3131 W. 14th Avenue, are being asked by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to get vaccinated again after the clinics failed to properly store vaccines.
CDPHE said there are no negative side effects or safety concerns of taking a covid-19 vaccine that has not been properly stored; however, the vaccine may not offer protection against the virus. Colorado Family Clinic received 190 doses of Pfizer vaccine but did not maintain the required temperature data, according to CDPHE.
China reports ‘covid’ cases top 2,000 despite strict lockdowns or “static management” | added August 13
China reported more than 2,000 local covid-19 cases on Friday as infections in the southern Hainan island edged higher despite stricter curbs imposed earlier this week.
The southern province, a popular tourist destination, reported 1,426 cases. More than 1,230 of them were in the beach resort city of Sanya, where more restrictions were added on Thursday. Hainan’s authorities had aimed to eliminate community transmission by Aug. 12.
Korla city in the western Xinjiang region announced the imposition of “static management” starting 8 a.m. Saturday and lasting for at least five to seven days, according to a statement from the local government. The term is commonly used when referring to lockdowns. The city reported seven infections on Friday, while the case count for the whole Xinjiang region dropped to 336 from more than 400 a day earlier, according to state broadcaster CCTV.
New Yorkers weigh in on relaxed CDC over guidelines saying “I feel good about it” | added August 13
NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday it’s easing its covid safety guidelines, a move welcomed by many New Yorkers who spoke to CBS2’s Astrid Martinez.
What a difference a couple of years make — from empty pandemic streets to closed parks, and forget about getting close to people. Remember all those social distancing signs? “I think New York is coming back to the times where it was free and very happy times,” Uptown Manhattan resident Marina Tselnik said.
Those reminders of a covid-19 shutdown will now be a thing of the past, and many New Yorkers are looking toward the future. “I got used to the guidelines, but I feel good about it. Very good. Very positive,” Tselnik said. While the pandemic is not over, the CDC says it no longer can severely disrupt our daily lives.
Twenty-eight year old male employee at Six Flags Georgia says he got ‘monkeypox’ from an infected surface | added August 13
It’s a diagnosis a 28-year-old Georgia resident, who didn’t want to be identified, says he’s still wrapping his head around. “I couldn’t believe I got it,” he said. He spoke to Channel 2 Action News’s Ashli Lincoln exclusively through Zoom after being diagnosed with the monkeypox virus by doctors at Emory. “Now I’m here, and now I have to get treated,” he said. He says he suspects he got the virus from his job at Six Flags Over Georgia.
“It’s just the fact that there are a lot of people that work there. There are a lot of guests that come in and out of the park every day that we operate,” he said. Channel 2 confirmed the man is, in fact, an employee with Six Flags Over Georgia. He says the park has done a great job with sanitizing in recent months, but he suspects he touched a surface or object after a co-worker who appeared to have the monkeypox virus.
“On the back side of his neck, you can see it. I didn’t touch him. I was just walking next to him; I was near him. Is it that contagious? Is it on surfaces? Like, where is it?” he said. Transmission of monkeypox typically takes skin-to-skin or other close contact to transmit, according to the Georgia Department of Health.
Recent FDA annual testing program data finds pesticide residues on 59 percent of U.S. food samples | added August 13
Pesticide residues were detected in 59% of U.S. food samples tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its most recently completed annual testing program, the agency revealed in a new report. Roughly 77% of domestic fruits, 60% of U.S. vegetables and about 53% of U.S. grains sampled showed residues.
The agency said overall it analyzed 2,078 human food samples, finding that 51.6% of imported foods contained pesticide residues compared to 59.2% of domestic U.S. foods. It is common for conventional farmers to use a range of pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides and fungicides on their fields, and sometimes apply the chemicals directly onto their crops, as a means to fight weeds, bugs and plant diseases.
Residues of these chemicals are found not only in food but often in drinking water as well. Both the FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been tracking levels of pesticide residues in foods for decades, reporting their findings annually. The FDA said its 2020 sampling was reduced by the covid-19 pandemic. It did not include U.S. milk or dairy products this year in its sampling.
Tennis star Novak Djokovic pulls out of Cincinnati tournament over refusal of ‘covid’ shot mandate | added August 13
CINCINNATI (AP) — Novak Djokovic pulled out of next week’s hard-court tournament in Cincinnati on Friday because he has not gotten any covid-19 vaccine shots and so is not allowed to travel to the United States. That is also why Djokovic is not expected to be able to enter the U.S. Open, the year’s last Grand Slam tournament, which begins in New York on Aug. 29.
Djokovic is a 35-year-old from Serbia who owns 21 major championships, one behind Rafael Nadal for the men’s record. Djokovic has said he won’t get vaccinated against the illness caused by the coronavirus, even if that prevents him from playing in certain tournaments. He missed the Australian Open in January after being deported from that country and needed to sit out two events in the United States earlier this year, along with a tournament in Montreal this week.
Unvaccinated foreign citizens can’t go to Canada or the U.S. currently; the Cincinnati tournament’s news release announcing Djokovic’s withdrawal cited “travel restrictions.”
Zolgensma gene therapy drug kills two children sparking major liver safety concerns | added August 13
Novartis has recorded two deaths after treatment with its spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy Zolgensma, once again bringing gene therapy’s safety into attention.
Two children in Russia and Kazakhstan died about five to six weeks after receiving Zolgensma, Novartis confirmed to Fierce Pharma. Both patients died of acute liver failure, a known side effect of Zolgensma that’s included in a boxed warning on the one-time therapy’s label. Both had received corticosteroids to restore liver function.
While serious liver injury is a known risk of Zolgensma, these two are the first reports of fatal cases, Novartis said. The deaths were first reported by Stat. Novartis will ask regulators, including the FDA, to update Zolgensma’s labeling to specify that fatal acute liver failure has been reported, Novartis said in a statement.
UK cancer research facility apologizes for rejecting Russian applicant based on war in Ukraine | added August 13
A UK cancer research facility has apologized for telling a student that her PhD application had been rejected because she is Russian. The controversy erupted when student Alisa Iakupova tweeted on Tuesday that her friend had been denied a PhD place at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, which is based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Iakupova posted a screenshot of what she said was a response from the institute, which said: “I am afraid that I have to withdraw my offer. I have just been told that very recently Beatson has established a new policy upon which I am unable to appoint you because you are Russian.”
The letter did not elaborate on Beatson’s decision-making process but went on to say: “I find it so unfair that what is going on in Russia affects very talented young scientists like you.” The letter apparently alluded to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, which prompted many countries, including the UK, to impose sweeping sanctions on Moscow, and many Western institutions to abruptly cut ties with Russia.
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development 2019 data reveals Americans spent much more on pharmaceutical drugs than any other industrialized nation | added August 13
When it comes to the expenditure on pharmaceuticals across OECD countries, the United States spends much more than other industrialized nations that are part of the organization. In 2019, the average American racks up costs of $1,376 for medications after adjusting for purchasing power parity, almost 2.5 times the OECD average of $571 and still 47 percent more than the next biggest spender, Germany.
Canada and Japan followed in third and fourth place, both with spending that was around 40 percent higher than average, at $811 and $803, respectively. The OECD members with the least spending on pharmaceuticals and were Mexico and Costa Rica, while spending was also below average in many Eastern European and Scandinavia nations.
Prescription drugs made up the bulk of pharmaceutical spending in most countries. English-speaking nations on the list, including the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK, shared the characteristic of above-average spending on over-the-counter meds despite their overall expenditure levels diverging quite a bit.
‘The new normal’ with Tyler Fischer | added August 13
Nothing about this is ‘normal’… happy weekend., stay free.
New Planet Waves FM show is posted — a day ahead of schedule | added August 12
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I’m posting the new program early — ’tis done. It’s a super laidback journey through time, space and the issues, and includes our annual tribute to the Woodstock Festival (see more below), Thursday night’s Aquarius Full Moon, and an interview with naturopathic doctor Amandha Vollmer.
CDC loosens ‘covid’ mitigation guidelines claiming that ‘covid’ is here to stay | added August 12
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened covid-19 guidelines on Thursday, freeing schools and businesses from the onus of requiring unvaccinated people exposed to the virus to quarantine at home.
The changes are a sharp move away from measures such as social distancing requirements and quarantining, which had polarized much of the country, and effectively acknowledge the way many Americans have been navigating the pandemic for some time. The agency’s action comes as children across the country return to school and many offices have reopened.
“We know that covid-19 is here to stay,” Greta Massetti, a C.D.C. epidemiologist, said at a news briefing on Thursday. “High levels of population immunity due to vaccination and previous infection, and the many tools that we have available to protect people from severe illness and death, have put us in a different place.”
FDA announces people should undergo three at-home ‘covid’ tests after being exposed, citing research that taking two misses “too many infections” | added August 12
FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People who test at home after being exposed to covid-19 should take the test three, not two, times to make sure they’re not infected, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
In issuing its new safety communication, the agency said the latest research suggests that taking just two antigen tests misses too many infections and could result in people inadvertently spreading the virus to others, especially if they don’t develop symptoms.
In its announcement, the agency pointed to a preliminary government study that found adding a third test improved accuracy from 62% to 79%. “The FDA’s new recommendations for at-home covid-19 antigen tests underscore the importance of repeat testing after a negative test result in order to increase the chances of detecting an infection,” said Dr. Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in an agency news release on the recommendation. The FDA recommended taking the three tests every 48 hours, until you have a negative test and no symptoms.
WHO believes people are poisoning monkeys amid ‘monkeypox’ mania and urges against attacks | added August 12
The World Health Organization is urging the public not to attack monkeys amid the monkeypox outbreak, following reports that primates have been poisoned and killed in Brazil.
“What people need to know is that the transmission we are seeing is happening between humans,” WHO spokesperson Dr. Margaret Harris said Tuesday at a press briefing in Geneva. At least 10 monkeys in Brazil, a combination of marmosets and capuchins, were rescued showing signs of intoxication or having been harmed, the Brazilian news outlet G1 reported Sunday. Seven of them died and the others were being monitored at a zoo in São José do Rio Preto, in the state of São Paolo.
The Environmental Military Police in Brazil believe the poisonings were perpetrated by people, out of a fear of monkeypox, G1 reported. In response, the police have reinforced patrolling in woods. Civil police in Brazil, meanwhile, are investigating whether the cases are criminal. Some of the animals’ organs are also being studied to determine their cause of death, according to G1.
“Stunning” link between myocarditis in adolescents and Pfizer-BioNTech shot | added August 12
A prospective study in Thailand conducted during the country’s national covid-19 vaccination campaign for adolescents showed what one physician described as a “stunning” association between myocarditis and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The preprint, accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, involved 314 participants ages 13-18 who were healthy and without abnormal symptoms after receiving their first vaccine dose. Participants with a history of cardiomyopathy, tuberculous pericarditis or constrictive pericarditis and severe allergic reaction to the covid-19 vaccine were excluded from the study.
Although the study included 314 adolescents, 13 were excluded from the findings as they were “lost to follow-up.” Of the 301 remaining participants, 202 (67.1%) were male. Researchers found that 18% of the 301 teens analyzed had an abnormal electrocardiogram, or EKG after receiving their second dose of Pfizer, 3.5% of males developed myopericarditis or subclinical myocarditis, two were hospitalized and one was admitted to the ICU for heart problems.
Former Washington State football coach files $25 million wrongful termination claim against university over refusing ‘covid’ shots | added August 12
Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich, fired last year because he refused the covid-19 vaccine, has filed a claim against the university seeking $25 million for wrongful termination. Rolovich was denied a religious exemption from Gov. Jay Inslee’s mandate requiring state employees to get the vaccine.
The university fired Rolovich “for cause” in October 2021 after he had coached just 11 games with the Cougars. Rolovich’s attorney, Brian Fahling of Kenmore, indicated at the time that Rolovich would take legal action, claiming religious discrimination. Rolovich is Catholic.
A $25 million tort claim was filed on Rolovich’s behalf with the state’s Office of Risk Management on April 27. A tort claim is a prerequisite to filing a lawsuit against a state agency, said Brionna Aho, spokesperson for the Office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson. After a tort claim is filed, there is a 60-day period before a claimant can file a lawsuit. As of Tuesday, Rolovich has not filed a lawsuit against the university, Aho said.
Democrat mega donor Steve Kirsch explains why he is leaving the party over deadly ‘covid’ shots and lack of transparency | added August 12
Democrat mega donor Steve Kirsch explains why he’s jumping ship from the Democrat party on Fox with Tucker: “My friends are dying. The most dangerous vaccine ever created by man.”
Fauci at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center blatantly decries reports of ‘covid’ shots killing and seriously injuring people | added August 12
Dr. Anthony Fauci this week urged people to vote out members of Congress who are spreading “total lies” about covid-19, but made a false claim himself about covid-19 vaccines. Fauci, speaking at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle on Aug. 9, was asked how the scientific community can deal with congressional leaders “who promulgate unscientific ideas yet control funding for public institutions.”
“Vote,” Fauci responded, drawing applause from the room. In commencement speeches he’s given this year, Fauci urged graduates, “Don’t accept the normalization of untruths.” “Because there’s so much preposterous lying that goes on, and including, unfortunately it’s true … that members in our own Congress, in our own Senate, who just get up and say things that are total lies,” added Fauci, the longtime head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
“‘Vaccines kill people, that kind of thing.’ It’s so much untruths that people who have a lot of other things in their lives that they have to worry about, they kind of start accepting it and all of a sudden, lying becomes normal.”
In memory of those who “died suddenly” from August 2-8 | added August 12
Ninety three died in Canada; actors in the US (two), UK, Italy, Turkey, Russia, India (two)and the Philippines; 28 died in “vaxxidents” in the US, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Israel and Australia; & all too many more.
UNITED STATES: Albert Woodfox, Angola 3 member, ‘Solitary’ author, dies at 75 on August 4, 2022. Albert Woodfox, the prison activist and member of the Angola 3 whose memoir “Solitary” was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, died Thursday (Aug. 4) at Ochsner Baptist Hospital after contracting the covid-19 virus. He was 75. The death was confirmed by his brother.
Woodfox, who was released six years ago, spent nearly 44 years in solitary confinement at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, much of it based on a dubious conviction in the death of a prison guard. Woodfox’s time in solitary is said to be the longest span endured by anyone on Earth. For years, even while he lived in his 6-foot-by-9-foot cell, under lockdown 23 hours a day, Woodfox worked to ensure that no one else would suffer the same fate. . . .
Buying a pool during a pandemic | added August 12
When protocols are dropped left and right under the guise of a pandemic, we shall persevere.
Part II: The Steve Kirsch debate on the existence of a ‘covid’ virus | added August 11
I’m moving on from Part 1 into a completely different area. There is lab work in the sciences that crucially affects populations. Two examples: virologists claiming they’ve isolated SARS-CoV-2; and researchers deciding they’ve found a way to adapt RNA technology to produce a covid vaccine.
In the first case, the purported discovery of SARS-CoV-2 enabled the launch of the global pandemic announcement, which eventually led to the lockdowns and the crashing of economies. In the second case, the RNA-vaccine “breakthrough” led to the vaccination of billions of people, and massive numbers of injuries and deaths.
These are crucial effects, to say the least. And yet, those on the outside, who have no access to these labs AS THE WORK IS BEING DONE, those who are independent scientists and analysts and can only read the studies once they are published—This is an unconscionable situation, when you stop and think about it. The whole world is changed by the research, but we can’t watch it IN PROGRESS.
People have been brainwashed into thinking this lack of access to labs is normal. Standard. Non-official persons entering these labs and tracking the work step by step would amount to a criminal invasion. That’s what we’re supposed to believe.
FDA bypasses clinical trials to authorize ‘modified monkeypox shots’ under emergency use authorization | added August 11
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the JYNNEOS vaccine to allow healthcare providers to use the vaccine by intradermal injection for individuals 18 years of age and older who are determined to be at high risk for monkeypox infection. This will increase the total number of doses available for use by up to five-fold. The EUA also allows for use of the vaccine in individuals younger than 18 years of age determined to be at high risk of monkeypox infection; in these individuals JYNNEOS is administered by subcutaneous injection.
“In recent weeks the monkeypox virus has continued to spread at a rate that has made it clear our current vaccine supply will not meet the current demand,” said FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. “The FDA quickly explored other scientifically appropriate options to facilitate access to the vaccine for all impacted individuals. By increasing the number of available doses, more individuals who want to be vaccinated against monkeypox will now have the opportunity to do so.”
JYNNEOS, the Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) vaccine, was approved in 2019 for prevention of smallpox and monkeypox disease in adults 18 years of age and older determined to be at high risk for smallpox or monkeypox infection. JYNNEOS is administered beneath the skin (subcutaneously) as two doses, four weeks (28 days) apart. For individuals 18 years of age and older determined to be at high risk of monkeypox infection, the EUA now allows for a fraction of the JYNNEOS dose to be administered between the layers of the skin (intradermally).
Are aliens hiding in plain sight? Scientists contemplate what defines life | added August 11
In July, three unmanned missions blasted off to Mars – from China (Tianwen-1), the US (Nasa’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover) and the United Arab Emirates (Hope). The Chinese and American missions have lander craft that will seek signs of current or past life on Mars.
Nasa is also planning to send its Europa Clipper probe to survey Jupiter’s moon Europa, and the robotic lander Dragonfly to Saturn’s moon Titan. Both moons are widely thought to be promising hunting grounds for life in our solar system – as are the underground oceans of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus.
Meanwhile, we can now glimpse the chemical makeup of atmospheres of planets that orbit other stars (exoplanets), of which more than 4,000 are now known. Some hope these studies might disclose possible signatures of life. But can any of these searches do their job properly unless we have a clear idea of what “life” is? Nasa’s unofficial working definition is “a self-sustaining chemical system capable of Darwinian evolution”.
North Korea claims victory over ‘covid’ outbreaks despite lacking credible mass testing measures | added August 11
SEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared victory over covid-19 and his sister indicated that he too caught the virus, while vowing “deadly retaliation” against South Korea, which the North blames for causing the outbreak.
Kim ordered the lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May though adding that North Korea must maintain a “steel-strong anti-epidemic barrier and intensifying the anti-epidemic work until the end of the global health crisis”, North Korea’s KCNA news agency reported on Thursday.
North Korea has never confirmed how many people caught covid, apparently because it lacks the means to conduct widespread testing. Instead, it has reported daily numbers of patients with fever, a tally that rose to some 4.77 million. But it has registered no new such cases since July 29.
New Delhi reinstates mask mandates as ‘covid’ cases reportedly continue to rise | added August 11
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian capital reintroduced public mask mandates on Thursday as covid-19 cases continue to rise across the country. The New Delhi government reinstituted a fine of 500 rupees ($6) for anyone caught not wearing a mask or face covering in public.
India’s Health Ministry said 16,299 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours nationwide, with a positivity rate of 4.58%. Nearly 2,150 infections were reported in New Delhi. On Wednesday, New Delhi reported eight deaths due to the coronavirus, the highest in nearly six months. People in most parts of the country began discarding face masks as infections dropped following two devastating earlier waves of covid-19.
New Delhi’s top elected official, Arvind Kejriwal, said that covid-19 cases were on the rise but there was no need to panic because most of the new cases were mild. India started vaccinating people in January 2021 and has administered over 2.04 billion doses, including first, second and booster doses. More than 94% of the eligible population (12 years and older) has received at least one shot, and 86% are fully vaccinated.
Mainstream media outlet claims U.S. has hit ‘covid’ plateau with more than 400 ‘covid’ deaths a day | added August 11
(CNN) The United States seems to have hit a covid-19 plateau, with more than 40,000 people hospitalized and more than 400 deaths a day consistently over the past month or so. It’s a dramatic improvement from this winter — there were four times as many hospitalizations and nearly six times as many deaths at the peak of the first omicron wave — but still stubbornly high numbers.
And there are big question marks around what might happen next, as the coronavirus’ evolution remains quite elusive 2½ years into the pandemic. “We’ve never really cracked that: why these surges go up and down, how long it stays up and how fast it comes down,” said Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist and professor of molecular medicine at Scripps Research. “All these things are still somewhat of a mystery.”
BA.5 remains the dominant subvariant in the US for now, causing most new cases as it has since the last week of June. Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published Tuesday, shows that the omicron offshoot accounted for 87% of new cases in the first week of August, inching up a few percentage points from the week before.
Two whistleblowers allege military is using Pfizer’s Comirnaty-labeled experimental shots produced at facility not approved by FDA | added August 11
A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) service member alleges the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is administering covid-19 vaccines from vials of Pfizer’s Comirnaty-labeled vaccines that are not produced at U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved manufacturing facility.
Lt. Chad R. Coppin, in a July 30 declaration submitted with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) under penalty of perjury, detailed his personal investigation into the availability and origin of Comirnaty-labeled covid-19 vaccine vials at U.S. military facilities. Coppin also relayed his concerns in an interview with The Defender, as did Holly Freincle, the wife of a U.S. military service member stationed at Fort Detrick, Maryland, who corroborated Coppin’s claims that Comirnaty-labeled vaccine vials are appearing at military service facilities.
Freincle told The Defender Comirnaty-labeled vaccines are being administered at Fort Detrick and that her husband’s retirement is currently in jeopardy if he does not accept vaccination with this “FDA-approved” vaccine. Until now, the DOD has claimed the Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccine, administered under an FDA-issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), is “interchangeable” with the fully licensed Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine — which until recently, was said to be unavailable at military facilities.
Australian College of General Practitioners warn against pharmaceutical push for over the counter ‘covid’ treatments | added August 11
A push to allow access to covid-19 treatments without a prescription could jeopardise patient safety, warns the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) warns. There are two oral antivirals available in Australia, and while early treatment is critical to lessen the effects of the virus, access is restricted.
All Australians over 70 and people over 50 at risk of severe disease from covid-19 are eligible to access the treatments, and patients need a prescription from a GP or a nurse practitioner. Australia’s pharmacy body is asking the federal government to consider allowing the medications to be supplied over the counter to allow people to have faster access to them upon infection.
Pharmacy Guild president Trent Twomey told the ABC patients were frustrated with wait times for GP appointments which led to delays in being able to access the treatments. However, patient safety must always be prioritised, the RACGP has countered.
More disturbing videos of people dying suddenly in Thailand, India and Spain | added August 11
Twitter, or whoever really runs it, has decided that no one should see the video, which I and others posted yesterday, of Mohammed Al-Qahtani dropping dead mid-speech in Cairo. (He was a Saudi businessman, not an ambassador.)
Here’s another, less dramatic video of the same collapse, which happens at the very end. (It’s also on Twitter, so watch it now, and download it if you can.)
Thai woman, 55, collapses during group dance—a video (amazingly!) reported on Thai TV news. It’s 25 seconds in. On Telegram: Indian ex-serviceman drops dead during playing of the national anthem and a Spanish man has heart attack while renewing his ID.
Biden gets ‘covid’ again and has the best week of presidency | added August 11
Bill reacts to top stories, including Biden’s legislative hot streak.
Informed Consent Network: Grassroots organization against school ‘covid’ vax mandates in California prompts superintendents to take action | added August 10
Supporters of ICAN know that actions taken at the grassroots level can have a big impact on public health policy. A recent example of this took place in Shasta County, California, when, on October 18, 2021, 45% of families across Shasta County public schools kept their students at home in order to demonstrate their opposition to covid-19 vaccine mandates for school children. What’s more, 80% of families in the community expressed their hesitation to covid-19 vaccines for their children, even voicing their plans to withdraw their children if covid-19 vaccines were to be mandated.
After ICAN’s attorneys submitted a records request to the California Health and Human Services Agency, ICAN discovered that those parents’ small action – merely keeping their children home and voicing their objection to a proposed mandate – had a big impact. Just weeks later, the superintendents of 21 out of a total of 25 school districts in Shasta County, in addition to the Superintendent of the Shasta County Office of Education, wrote Governor Newsom and other California public health officials, urging them not to move forward with covid-19 vaccine legislation in order to leave intact parents’ option for a personal belief exemption.
The letter noted that the county’s public schools otherwise stood to lose up to 70% of their students. When the California Department of Public Health’s Director received the letter, he shared it internally with Mark Ghaly, Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, and the agency’s Undersecretary, Marko Mijic. Notably, the state of California has not yet mandated that students receive a covid-19 vaccine.
Weak demand for Novavax’s protein-based shot plunges shares | added August 10
Shares of covid-19 vaccine maker Novavax cratered Tuesday as the U.S. biotech company slashed its sales forecast due to a slump in demand for its shots. The company’s stock dived 31% after it cut its 2022 sales outlook in half.
Novavax’s protein-based vaccine was a latecomer to the market. It was authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for use by adults in the U.S. only last month, long after a majority of adults had already been vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson shots. Only 7,381 Novavax vaccine doses have been administered in the U.S., government data shows.
The company alluded to softening demand for the covid-19 vaccine in its earnings call Monday. Novavax CEO Stanley Erck said that hurdles in getting approval to administer booster shots and first doses to younger Americans have also hurt sales, as these applications are the company’s best bet for finding a market. The Novavax covid-19 vaccine has not been authorized by the FDA for use as a booster vaccination.
Millennial net worth doubled during first months of ‘covid’ pandemic, according to new data | added August 10
Although the covid-19 pandemic had devastating effects on the U.S. economy, one key demographic was able to benefit during that time: Millennials. Millennials, who are defined by the Federal Reserve as people born between 1981 and 1996 (meaning roughly those between the ages of 26 and 41 in 2022), saw their total net worth double since the first quarter of 2020, when it was at $4.55 trillion, according to a recent report by MagnifyMoney.
That number has since surged 106.2% to $9.38 trillion during the first quarter of 2022. Meanwhile, millennials’ average net worth doubled as well. In the first quarter of 2022, millennials held an average of $127,793 versus $62,578 in the first quarter of 2020 — a whopping 103.2% jump.
“There’s not one specific reason for the substantial increase in millennials,” MagnifyMoney Executive Director Ismat Mangla told Yahoo Finance. “It was a perfect storm of factors that has led to to the significant increase in total net worth.” These factors include taking advantage of the housing market, the student loan payment pause, and even “side hustles.”
Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims to have developed two new blood tests that can predict ‘covid’ immunity | added August 10
MIT has a new blood test that can potentially predict covid-19 immunity, while Harvard has a different test that uses saliva to detect both the virus and the antibodies. Most people in the United States at this point have some degree of immunity against the coronavirus. That could be from the vaccine, a recent infection, or a combination of both. But it’s tough to tell how much protection you actually have.
Researchers at MIT use a small blood sample to get that answer. They developed an easy to use, 10 minute test which uses the same type of lateral flow technology as the rapid tests many people have relied on throughout the pandemic. This new test from MIT measures the level of antibodies that target the covid-19 virus in your blood. Different viral proteins can be swapped in to this test, which allows them to test for different variants of the virus as well.
Experts say this type of easy access to immunity testing can help people figure out what kind of precautions they need to take. It could also be a gamechanger for people receiving chemotherapy, have an autoimmune disease and the elderly, who are at greater risk for the coronavirus.
Pfizer launches final testing for experimental Lyme disease vaccine | added August 10
Pfizer on Monday said it launched the final phase of testing for an experimental vaccine to prevent Lyme disease. The company plans to create a seasonal vaccine that people age 5 and older can get during the months when ticks are most active.
If approved, the vaccine could be the first human vaccine available for Lyme disease in the U.S. in more than two decades after LYMERix, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, was withdrawn from the market in 2002, due to lawsuits, safety concerns and dwindling sales. According to a press release, Pfizer and French partner Valneva are enlisting 6,000 participants ages 5 and older for a late-stage clinical trial that will test the vaccine, VLA15, against the tick-borne illness.
According to ClinicalTrials.gov, “18,000 healthy participants 5 years and older” were recruited for the study. In its press release, Pfizer did not explain the discrepancy in the number of trial participants. VLA15 is a “multivalent protein subunit vaccine” targeting “the outer surface protein A (OspA) of Borrelia,” the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. The vaccine is supposed to protect against six forms of the protein expressed by the bacterial species present in North America and Europe.
China: A new zoonotic virus has surfaced | added August 10
Taiwan’s top diplomat worries China may launch a war against Taiwan. But he adds that Beijing’s threats to Taiwan—with the Chinese military extending drills and encircling the island—are achieving the opposite effect.
A new lockdown mandate is in place for China—this time in a tourist destination. Tens of thousands of travelers are stuck in one of the country’s top vacation hubs.
At the same time, a new virus has emerged in China. Research shows it’s transmitted from animals to humans. Experts believe it could be lethal, though no death reports have come up so far.
Controversial ‘WHO Pandemic Treaty’ continues the push for approval with ‘amendments’ | added August 10
THE CONTROVERSIAL WHO PANDEMIC TREATY IS TO UNDERGO A PROCESS OF AMENDMENTS AFTER A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES VOICED THEIR CONCERNS OVER THE PROPOSED DOCUMENT.
Foremost among those opposing the treaty in its current form were Russia, China, Brazil, India and a block of 47 African nations led by Botswana. The treaty would give the WHO complete control over the global response to future pandemics, and the power to determine what a ‘pandemic’ was.
In this video independent US journalist Kim Iverson summarises the situation, where an amended treaty text is proposed for consideration by member states in 2024.
Part II: The breakdown of BBC’s “Unvaccinated” documentary | added August 10
Part II of Iain’s series breaking down the BBC’s “Unvaccinated” documentary – Read Part I here.
I speculated in a previous article that the BBC would attempt to establish a narrative that would promote and support the UK government’s proposed Online Safety Act. And that is precisely what it did in its would-be documentary, “Unvaccinated with Hannah Fry.”
As presenter of the show, Prof. Fry got the relevant propaganda ball rolling when she introduced the segment that supported the UK government’s censorship agenda. She said: I am really starting to realise that the problem here isn’t so much about a lack of information as it is about this ocean of misinformation that is incredibly hard to wade through. [. . .]
The question is how do you possibly tell, when you see things like this, how do you possibly distinguish fact from fiction. How indeed. Next, the BBC filmmakers turned their attention to Will Moy, who hammered home the same message when he spoke directly to the participants on the show. Moy is the founder and CEO of the online fact-checking service Full Fact.
Saudi businessman suddenly drops dread while giving a speech in Cairo | added August 10
The Saudi businessman was giving a speech at the conference in “support of the achievements of [Egyptian] President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi” when he collapsed and reportedly died on Monday, August 8.
Al-Qahtani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Salam Holding Company, described Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, as the dean of humanity and a man of peace, before he fell to the ground, as reported by arabi21.com. Other reports suggested that he was praising the President of the Emirates, Mohammed bin Zayed when he collapsed.
Abdullah Elshrif wrote on Twitter that Al-Qahtani died in the house of border guards at the Arab-African Conference, which was attended by representatives of international, regional and Arab bodies and organisations, as well as a number of ambassadors and Arab personalities. He was also believed to be at the conference with his Emirati wife, Aisha Al-Jabri.
Man walks from NYC to Mexico for benefits | added August 10
Ludicrous what some people do for ‘benefits’.
Plaintiffs await trial after judicial panel orders consolidation of over 31 lawsuits against Merck & Co. for HPV vax injuries | added August 9
A judicial panel on Aug. 4 issued an order consolidating more than 31 lawsuits brought against Merck & Co. for injuries allegedly caused by its Gardasil human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The panel was “not persuaded” by Merck’s argument that consolidating the cases would increase vaccine hesitancy and cause a flood of “meritless” vaccine injury claims.
The lawsuits against Merck allege the pharmaceutical giant fast-tracked Gardasil through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval process and deceptively conducted clinical trials to mask serious side effects and exaggerate the vaccine’s effectiveness.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation said the individual lawsuits involve common questions of fact, and that “centralization in the Western District of North Carolina will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of the litigation.”
Fully vaxed and boosted Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tests positive for ‘covid’, encourages more shots | added August 9
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for covid-19. The Democratic governor said in a statement that she tested positive for the virus Monday evening and is experiencing mild symptoms. Whitmer said she plans to follow proper guidance and protocols, while maintaining a remote schedule.
Whitmer said all of her close contacts from Monday will be notified. “I am grateful for the support of my family, my staff, and the vaccine for offering me robust protection against the virus,” Whitmer said. “I look forward to getting back to work in person, meeting with constituents, and keeping Michigan on the move.”
Whitmer said she is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots. “I encourage my fellow Michiganders to get vaccinated and boosted,” Whitmer said.
Top epidemiologist warns there is an increased risk for long-term ‘covid’ conditions if children and teenagers get inoculated | added August 9
A top epidemiologist voiced his concerns about a new study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that alleges there is an increased risk for post-covid-19 conditions for children and teenagers who are seeking medical care.
In the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on Aug. 5, researchers say that children aged 17 and younger with previous bouts of covid-19 had higher rates of uncommon conditions such as myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, renal failure, type 1 diabetes, and other conditions. The study cited specific disease codes between March 2020 and January 2022.
In conclusion, the agency said that all children, even 6-month-olds, should get covid-19 vaccines. “Covid-19 prevention strategies, including vaccination for all eligible persons aged ≥6 months, are critical to preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection and subsequent illness, and reducing the public health impact of post-covid symptoms and conditions among persons aged 0–17 years,” the CDC wrote.
Chair of ‘covid’ commission at leading medical journal the Lancet believes alleged virus came from a lab researching dangerous biotechnology | added August 9
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and the President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He has also served as the chair of the covid-19 commission for leading medical journal the Lancet.
Through his investigations as the head of the covid-19 commission, Prof. Sachs has come to the conclusion that there is extremely dangerous biotechnology research being kept from public view, that the United States was supporting much of this research, and that it is very possible that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for covid-19, originated through dangerous virus research gone awry.
Prof. Sachs recently co-authored a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences calling for an independent inquiry into the virus’s origins. He believes that there is clear proof that the National Institutes of Health and many members of the scientific community have been impeding a serious investigation of the origins of covid-19 and deflecting attention away from the hypothesis that risky U.S.-supported research may have led to millions of deaths.
Environmental and occupational use of poisonous insecticides linked to male infertility | added August 9
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infertility is a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse, affecting up to 15% of couples, and the etiology is attributable to men in one-third of the cases.
The environment plays a key role in male infertility, changing the incidence in various populations. Hence, the identification of these exogenous factors is pivotal to reduce exposure and, consequently, improve semen quality. Doubtless, pesticides are one of the most studied risk factors. Pesticides prevent, destroy, or control harmful organisms (pests) or diseases; they protect plants or plant products during production, storage, and transport.
Their use has increased over the past 50 years as global arable land has increased. Although pesticides are essential for crop protection, food maintenance, and vector-borne disease prevention, they remain biocides with harmful effects on humans. Absorption can occur through different methods: ingestion, inhalation, dermal contact, and through the placenta.
Revisited: The “unvaxed” question, with a look at history | added August 9
On 1 September, 1941, Chief of Reich Security Reinhard Heydrich, one of the most fanatical, mass-murdering Nazis, issued a now notorious decree ordering Jews above the age of six to wear an identifying badge in public. The Jewish Badge, a yellow Star of David with the word “Jew” inscribed inside the star, was meant to stigmatize and humiliate the Jews and was also used to segregate them and monitor and control their movements. Nothing like that is happening currently, especially not in New Normal Germany.
This repeatedly revised “Infection Protection Act” — which has granted the government of New Normal Germany the authority to order lockdowns, curfews, the outlawing of protests against the New Normal, the mandatory wearing of medical-looking masks, the segregation and persecution of “the Unvaccinated,” etc. — is of course in no way remotely comparable to the “Enabling Act of 1933,” which granted the government of Nazi Germany the authority to issue whatever decrees it wanted under the guise of “remedying the distress of the people.”
What is happening currently in New Normal Germany is the fascist fanatics in control of the government are rewriting the “Infection Protection Act,” again — as they have been doing repeatedly for the last two years — in order to allow themselves to continue to violate the German constitution (the “Grundgesetz“) and rule the nation by arbitrary decree under the guise of “protecting the public health.”
Domestic military response in N.Y. state for ‘covid’ marks longest mission in U.S. history | added August 9
The ongoing domestic military response to covid-19 in New York state, which includes assistance to nursing facilities, is the largest in U.S history by length of mission, number of deployed military and diversity of missions, investigators report.
Operation Covid-19 mobilized forces including the National Guard, State Guard and Naval Militia, with an assist from the Army Corps of Engineers, in early March 2020. To date, more than 7,000 service members have served across 200 mission sites. In nursing homes, for example, these forces worked to provide staffing and medical support, including testing and full-time labor.
To date, these forces have administered over 4 million vaccines, produced more than 35 million testing kits, delivered over 54 million meals and administered over 1.5 million tests, reported service member Kai Ruggeri, PhD, of Columbia University School of Public Health. “Perhaps more so than ever, 2020 was the year that every soldier, guardswoman, guardsman, sailor, marine, airman [and] airwoman had the potential to become a public health professional,” Ruggeri said in a statement.
China’s “zero-covid policy” closes Tibet’s Potala Palace amid small ‘covid’ outbreak | added August 9
Chinese authorities have closed Tibet’s Potala Palace after a small outbreak of covid cases in the Himalayan autonomous region, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. The action underscores China’s continued adherence to its “zero-covid” policy, mandating lockdowns, routine testing, quarantines and travel restrictions, even while most other countries have reopened.
China says its hardline policy has been successful in preventing large-scale hospitalizations and deaths, while critics, including the World Health Organization, have decried its impact on the economy and society and said it is out of step with the changing nature of the virus and new methods of prevention and treatment.
China announced 828 new cases of domestic transmission on Tuesday, 22 of them in Tibet. The majority of those cases reportedly were asymptomatic. Meanwhile, more than 80,000 travelers remain stranded on the southern resort island of Hainan under requirements that they consistently test negative for the virus in coming days before being allowed to leave.
Censorship is real and knowledge is power | added August 9
We are in an information war. I think that is obvious. The mainstream media is no longer a reliable source of information. They only tell one side of the story. It’s not only pathetic, it’s dangerous. He who controls the narrative, controls the people.
I grew up during the Cold War, near its end, and as a competitive figure skater (a sport in which the Soviets dominated for decades), I had a number of friends from the Soviet Union. I can remember the stories their parents and grandparents would tell us about living in the USSR before they were able to “defect” and escape to the USA. It seemed truly unbelievable to hear them talk about food shortages, bread lines, eating the same stale food for days in a row, sleeping in their coats because it was freezing outside and their apartment buildings didn’t have heat that worked.
It wasn’t because they were so poor. It was because it was all government controlled. They explained how the radio only had a couple of stations, and those were government controlled, so all day and night, all they really heard was propaganda. The Soviet people didn’t know they were being fed lies. How could they? There was no “dissent” allowed to be spoken. There was only ever one side. And so, they believed it.
Waking up from a coma in 2022 | added August 9
Wait, men can get pregnant? There’s suppression of free speech? Let’s stay awake.
Nearly 30,000 deaths reported on VAERS after ‘covid’ injections, according to recent data | added August 8
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data showing a total of 1,371,474 reports of adverse events following covid-19 vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and July 29, 2022, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). That’s an increase of 13,534 adverse events over the previous week.
VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S. The data included a total of 29,981 reports of deaths — an increase of 191 over the previous week — and 249,116 serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period — up 1,430 compared with the previous week.
Of the 29,981 reported deaths, 19,348 cases are attributed to Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine, 7,981 cases to Moderna, 2,603 cases to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and no cases yet reported for Novavax. Excluding “foreign reports” to VAERS, 851,372 adverse events, including 13,894 deaths and 87,050 serious injuries, were reported in the U.S. between Dec. 14, 2020, and July 29, 2022.
China’s tourism-dependent Hainan Island locks down due to its “worst covid outbreak” | added August 8
BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug 8 (Reuters) – China’s Hainan, an island province dependent on tourism, locked down more areas on Monday, state media reported, as it battles its worst covid-19 outbreak after seeing very few cases in the past two years compared with many other regions in the country.
The province, which recorded just two local symptomatic covid cases last year, has reported more than 1,500 domestically transmitted infections this month, including over 1,000 symptomatic ones. Although that is low by global standards, it is Hainan’s biggest outbreak since the virus was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.
The sharp increase in cases comes as interest in tourism picks up after China slightly eased curbs aimed at domestic travel, accounting for the shorter quarantine time facilitated by the shorter incubation period of the omicron variant. However, the curbs in Hainan, in line with China’s “dynamic covid-zero” policy that aims to stamp out outbreaks as soon as possible, point to persistent uncertainty shrouding travel and may further dampen confidence in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
University of Texas Medical Branch admits it may have signed unlawful contract with Wuhan Lab | added August 8
A top U.S. biosecurity lab is taking responsibility for signing “poorly drafted” agreements with three high-level biosecurity labs in China that they concede may have broken the law. The three contracts, including one with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), gave the Chinese labs the power to destroy “secret files” from any stage of their collaboration.
“The party is entitled to ask the other to destroy and/or return the secret files, materials, and equipment without any backups,” reads the 2017 memorandum of understanding (MOU) that the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) signed with the Wuhan lab, which was revealed in April.
The broad confidentiality obligation, renewable every five years, applies to “all cooperation and exchange documents, data, details and materials,” according to the document. Located in the city where covid-19 began its spread, the WIV, which for years conducted coronavirus research with U.S. funding, has attracted global attention as a possible source of the virus.
Joe Biden finally tests negative after multiple rebound ‘covid’ infections | added August 8
President Biden tested negative for covid-19 on Saturday, one week after he first tested positive with a “rebound” case of the virus. Kevin O’Connor, the White House physician, said in a letter that Biden “continues to feel very well,” but he will not leave isolation until he has a second negative test.
“In an abundance of caution, the President will continue his strict isolation measures pending a second negative test as previously described,” O’Connor wrote.
Biden first tested positive for covid-19 on July 21 and had some symptoms, including a cough, body aches and a slightly elevated temperature at one point. After taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid, Biden tested negative five days after his first positive test.
Australia’s hypocrisy in fielding ‘covid’ positive cricketer sparks public controversy over pandemic lockdowns | added August 8
Australia’s decision to field a cricketer with covid-19 at the Commonwealth Games has sparked controversy and claims of hypocrisy given the country’s hard line on lockdowns during the pandemic – and their decision to deport Novak Djokovic over his vaccination status.
Tahlia McGrath was permitted to play at Edgbaston in Birmingham yesterday despite testing positive. She bowled and batted in the match and also took the catch that dismissed India’s star opener Shafali Verma as the Southern Stars took gold.
She batted at No4 without a mask before she was dismissed after scoring just two runs off four balls. McGrath then bowled two overs for 24 runs and also took a catch, when she held up her hands to warn her fellow players not to come and celebrate with her. But when they won the game, McGrath jumped into the huddle and hugged her teammates. Australian bowler Megan Schutt said afterwards: ‘If we get covid, so be it’.
Hundreds of ‘covid’ survivors march across Brooklyn Bridge to raise urgent awareness of pandemic needs | added August 8
Covid-19 survivors, long haulers and families who have lost loved ones to the virus marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday in solidarity to raise awareness about urgent pandemic needs. This year marks the second annual Covid March to Remember, a national event of remembrance that is held across dozens of cities, such as New York City, Atlanta, Houston and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The purpose of the walk is to issue a call to action on elected officials to strengthen covid-19 prevention measures, ensure mental health services are readily available and advance funding for long covid research and treatment options. The event is hosted by various organizations, including Covid Survivors for Change, Yellow Heart Memorial, Faces of Covid Victims and others. Those who plan to march are encouraged to wear yellow, the color of covid loss and survival.
“Compared to last year, there is definitely a feeling that society has moved on. The scale of loss that people have experienced, the millions that are living with long covid, the nearly 250,000 children that have been orphaned, lost a parent or primary caretaker — for them, covid is very much not over,” executive director of Covid Survivors for Change Christopher Kocher told News 4 in an interview.
‘Covid’ vaxed animals are ‘dying suddenly’ in zoos from cardiac arrest and other side effects | added August 8
JoJo the silverback gorilla is dead following emergency medical procedure at Brookfield Zoo. The beloved gorilla JoJo died Sunday at Brookfield Zoo. The silverback western lowland gorilla went into cardiac arrest during an emergency veterinary procedure prompted by an acute illness, according to the Chicago Zoological Society, which runs the suburban zoo.
31-year-old chimp Kirk dies at Dallas Zoo due to surprise heart disease. August 27, 2021. This article also notes this prior sudden death at Dallas Zoo (along with many others prior to the “vaccine” rollouts): Keeya, a 6-year-old Hartmann’s mountain zebra, died in March 2021 due to a mysterious unexplained head injury.
3 Snow Leopards Die from covid Complications at Nebraska Zoo: ‘Truly Heartbreaking’. November 13, 2021. And, from Liverpool, news of a female jaguar “dying suddenly”:
Heartbreak as animal dies overnight at Chester Zoo
John Leake’s new book, “The Courage to Face Covid” chronicles ‘covid’ fraud and propaganda | added August 8
John Leake is a best-selling an “experienced non-fiction, true crime author”. Having just read what must be described as an extraordinary ‘telling’ of the covid-19 saga, this book is the narration of true crime on a scale that could top the list in the history of ‘man’s inhumanity to man’.
The book chronicles the unique role of national governments across the world and their health agencies, led by the USA and WHO, which followed an agenda that led to completely avoidable fatalities numbering several million. The question is why?
The usual culprits are money and power. But to ascribe cause to these two is woefully insufficient. The sheer magnitude of the ‘dark agenda’ – coordinated and played out by governments, health agencies, the medical establishment (hospitals, doctors and chemists) and the massive and deliberate disinformation by the legacy media – defies such easy explanations. As one journalist on Leake’s team put it, “but this is evil”.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters weighs in on Ukrainian war propaganda and importance of communicating with the opposition | added August 8
Pink Floyd’s co-founder Roger Waters warns fans on his solo tour that if they can’t stand his politics, “F off to the bar.” His show includes calling President Biden a war criminal, and firing a fake semi-automatic weapon into the crowd. CNN’s Michael Smerconish finds him just as passionate offstage.
Bill Maher on fat acceptance | added August 8
Funny how mainstream media and health experts don’t raise concerns on obesity being a ‘public health crisis’…
The benefit of the doubt: Pfizer’s retired vice president and chief scientist Mike Yeadon | added August 6
Last night I listened to an interview with Mike Yeadon, retired vice president and chief scientist for Pfizer’s respiratory division — and I was astonished. Originally broadcast earlier this week on Hearts of Oak, I will be replaying the entire conversation on tonight’s Planet Waves FM. The interview was conducted by Peter Mcilvenna.
The full program usually posts before its scheduled time of 10 pm EDT. However, I plan to have the Mike Yeadon segment on this page by about 2 pm EDT.
Yeadon’s role at Pfizer was to supervise research and development of respiratory drugs worldwide (among other projects). In this interview, he talks about natural pandemics, the fraudulent use of the PCR device as a “diagnostic tool,” the nature vaccine design and in particular the use of spike proteins, and how his fellow scientists felt when Pfizer was convicted of crimes several years ago.
Biden continues to follow “strict isolation measures” after testing ‘covid’ positive for weeks on end | added August 6
President Biden is still testing positive for covid-19 and will continue his “strict isolation measures,” the White House physician said Friday.
Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor said the president “continues to feel very well,” and said his cough has “almost completely resolved.” “His temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation remain entirely normal,” he said, adding that his lungs “remain clear.”
“Given his rebound positivity which we reported Saturday, we have continued daily monitoring,” O’Connor explained. “This morning, his SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing remained positive.” O’Connor said Biden will continue to conduct “the business of the American people from the Executive Residence,” and that the president “continues to be very specifically conscientious to protect any of the Executive Residence, White House, Secret Service and other staff whose duties require any (albeit socially distanced) proximity to him.”
Biden signs into law bills aimed at holding individuals accountable for ‘covid’ relief fraud | added August 6
President Joe Biden signed into law two bipartisan bills on Friday aimed at holding accountable individuals who commit fraud under pandemic relief programs.
The two new laws will extend the time period prosecutors have to prosecute individuals who committed fraud through the Paycheck Protection Program or Covid-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, extending the statute of limitations for criminal and civil enforcement against a borrower to 10 years.
During a signing event held on the balcony of the White House on Friday, Biden underscored that it was “essential to extend the statute of limitations for certain pandemic fraud … to 10 years to make sure fraudsters can’t run out the clock.” “My message to those cheats out there is this: You can’t hide. We’re going to find you. We’re going to make you pay back what you stole and hold you accountable under the law,” the President said.
Thousands of tourists stranded in Chinese beach resort after authorities declare ‘covid’ hotspot and impose lockdown | added August 6
BEIJING — Some 80,000 tourists are stranded in the southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya, after authorities declared it a covid-19 hot spot and imposed a lockdown.
The restrictions came into force on Saturday morning, as authorities sought to stem the spread of covid-19 in the city on tropical Hainan Island. There were 229 confirmed cases on Friday and an additional 129 on Saturday.
China’s ruling Communist Party sticks steadfastly to a “zero-covid” approach that is increasingly at odds with the rest of the world. A recent outbreak in Shanghai spread so widely that authorities locked down the entire city, China’s largest, for two months, trapping millions of people and dealing a blow to the national economy.
Three ‘covid’ vax-injured victims share stories of physical and emotional pains after inoculation | added August 6
“My heart was breaking to watch so many people suffering just to get information and help and I could not stand by and continue watching them go through this,” said Catherine “Cat” Parker, who in April 2021, was injured by Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) covid-19 vaccine.
Wanting to help others enduring similar experiences, the 49-year-old Minnesotan — whose story The Defender featured earlier this week — founded the Vaccine Injury/Side Effects Support Group
Within two weeks, the group attracted 200 members from all over the world “with stories that are heartbreaking, but also [inspire] resiliency to keep going through this,” Parker said. The Defender interviewed three members of the group. Here are their stories. Donna Zuk Adley: ‘I feel like a voodoo doll where someone keeps taking turns stabbing me in my different body systems’
Children allegedly exposed to ‘monkeypox’ at Illinois day care center after employee tests positive | added August 6
A person who works at a day care in Illinois has tested positive for monkeypox and potentially exposed children, who are at higher risk for severe outcomes from the virus, state officials announced Friday.
Officials are screening children and others who were potentially exposed for symptoms, and the Food and Drug Administration is allowing the children to receive the Jynneos vaccine, which is authorized only for adults. The vaccine can prevent infection or reduce the severity of symptoms after exposure.
Authorities said no one else has tested positive. Illinois health officials had determined that between 40 and 50 people, many of whom are children, had been potentially exposed to the day-care worker directly or to items that had been handled by the person, officials said. “We are casting a wide net,” Julie Pryde, administrator of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, wrote in a text message Friday night. Pryde said that several dozen children had been offered vaccines, pending their guardians’ approval.
Rushed contracting for ‘covid’ medical supplies cost Canadian taxpayers over $106 million dollars | added August 6
The Department of Public Works is promising to disclose what it did to verify the credibility of federal covid-19 suppliers. Records show that rushed contracting for medical supplies along with theft cost Canadian taxpayers over $106 million, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
“While the department established processes at the outset of the pandemic aimed at ensuring oversight and due diligence, the department recognizes procurement processes can always be improved,” staff wrote in documents submitted to the House of Commons public accounts committee, Blacklock’s reported.
“In the context of advance payments this includes undertaking financial checks such as validating suppliers’ financial capability in an emergency situation.” The public accounts committee had requested a formal report from the Public Works Department “explaining how its internal processes for conducting checks verify the financial strength of suppliers before awarding contracts that involve advance payments,” to be submitted by Sept. 30. The department said it would comply.
The ‘covid’ shell game of a deadly “new virus” | added August 6
The ‘covid’ scam was/is a shell game with three parts.
The alleged “new virus”
The alleged test for the “new virus”
The alleged “new disease” caused by the “new virus”.
Deft manipulation of these three concepts – like the cups in a carnival sideshow game of pea-and-thimble – is how so many people were convinced they were looking at something undeniably real.
What few realized was the apparent connection was only alleged, imaginary. A kind of pareidolia. There was NEVER any actual connection between these three things. They even tell us so in the official narrative – if you pay attention. The illusion of connection is just the quickness of the propaganda deceiving the eye. Let’s break it down.
The importance of remembering those who died from ‘covid’ shots | added August 6
First, a range of stories, most from this past month, variously telling us that we are now going through another, vastly more destructive Holocaust—this one targeting not just the Jews and some few other hated peoples, but most of humankind itself (Jews included—as the ongoing catastrophe in Israel makes clear—along with Poles, Russians, gays and every other group that Hitler wanted to erase).
Thus we are now getting ever clearer glimpses of the awful truth—glimpses we don’t get from “our free press,” just as the Western press (1) blacked out or downplayed reports of Germany’s extermination drive (the New York Times meticulously buried it), and (2) blacked out or downplayed the carnage under Stalin, including the terror-famine in Ukraine (which the New York Times’s man in Moscow, Walter Duranty, pointedly denied in his dispatches, later privately admitting that the famine had been worse than people thought).
These glimpses of the global toll of “covid vaccination”—what Bill Gates once indiscreetly called “the Final Solution,” on national TV—are all from outlets so remote or marginal that one must know to look for them. And following those glimpses of the ongoing global democide are just a few of those who must eventually answer for it, whether at an actual tribunal, or, if they should somehow escape that reckoning, in the court of public opinion.
Is this a joke? | added August 6
Are members of congress like Nancy Pelosi getting rich because they’re lucky or because they have inside information that they give to their partners who then make millions on the stock market?
The Wedge | added August 5
Why in woke 2022 are we suddenly being confronted by another fictional “gay virus”? It’s a political maneuver designed to split the left-meets-right anti-lockdown and health freedom movements.
Dear Friend and Reader:
AS YOU MAY KNOW, New York and California have declared “monkeypox emergencies,” attempting to raise a panic over a fictional virus and a claimed disease with no documented cases of human-to-human transmission reported in any prior medical literature.
And I think I’ve figured out why this is happening now, which I will get to toward the end of this analysis.
I briefly tuned into CBS News Thursday morning, and learned that suddenly, “vaccination” centers are opening up in New York City. I am not sure where this “vaccine” came from, as three months ago there was only a smallpox injection that could double as a monkeypox “vaccine.” People are being made to worry, and also being told that symptoms of this nondescript mystery illness resolve in three weeks without intervention.
The words “gay men” were used repeatedly during the broadcast and all others that I have seen. There was, of course, no mention of skin pustules being the body’s effort to clear toxicity, including chemicals introduced by prior injections.
Heartbroken dad whose son died after receiving ‘covid’ shot in order to play hockey seeks truth | added August 5
Dan Hartman is sure that his hockey-loving son died from a covid vaccination, but he’s being told very little about what happened. The Ontario dad says he wants answers about the sudden death of 17-year-old Sean. “I cannot grieve him properly without the truth. It’s different if someone dies in a car accident or disease or suicide. This is none of them—this is unknown,” said Hartman in an interview on NTD’s “The Nation Speaks” program aired on July 30.
According to the Beeton Athletic Association Cash Draw’s tribute to Sean, he began playing hockey at age 5 and went on to play for the TNT Tornadoes in New Tecumseth, Ontario, for three years before returning to his hometown of Beeton in his major Bantam year. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association implemented a policy that required players aged 12 and over to be vaccinated or risk not being able to play.
Hartman said that Sean decided to get the shot last August in order to continue playing, as hockey was his passion. In Ontario, there is no minimum age of consent under the Health Care Consent Act, which means youth of Sean’s age can get vaccinated without parental consent.
Toronto Blue Jay Whit Merrifield gets ‘covid’ jab to play Toronto games | added August 5
Newest Toronto Blue Jay Whit Merrifield got a covid-19 vaccine and can now play in his team’s home games. Canada does not allow unvaccinated people into the country, which has prevented dozens of MLB players from playing against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto, including Merrifield in July.
The country’s vaccination mandates may or may not have played a role in who the Blue Jays looked to acquire at the trade deadline. But it seemed Merrifield understood the possibility and wanted to be playing in his team’s most important games as the postseason approaches. “For a couple of weeks now, I’ve understood that this might be a possibility. I’ll be in Toronto when the team goes there,” Merrifield said, via MLB.com. In July, Merrifield said he thought hard about vaccines and concluded he wouldn’t get one. But he said he had always kept his mind open, citing playing in important games in Canada.
“It’s what, based on the experiences and conversations and what I’ve seen, this is the conclusion I’ve come to,” Merrifield said at the time. “Right or wrong, I didn’t do it on a whim. It’s been a long thought process because, again, I understand what Canada has in place right now. That’s the only reason I would think about getting it at this point. To go to Canada.
Georgia shows hesitancy in ‘covid’ jabs for school children and remains among lowest vax rated state | added August 5
This week, for the first time during the pandemic, the school year starts in Georgia with all children being eligible for the covid-19 vaccine, including preschoolers. Nonetheless, the state ranks nears the bottom nationwide in vaccination rates for children and teens, according to the most recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report on the subject. With the highly-contagious BA.5 variant driving high community transmission levels across Georgia, large numbers of unvaccinated children going back to school together could lead to outbreaks, some experts warn.
“It’s a terrible situation,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, chairman of the committee on infectious diseases at the AAP. “We will almost certainly see more cases of covid in places that have low vaccination coverage like Georgia,” he said. “No school will go untouched.”
Dr. O’Leary said the state’s low pediatric vaccination rates are in line with the South as a region, which he called “striking,” particularly among 5- to 11-year-old children. Only 23% of children these ages in Georgia have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the July 27 report, based on CDC data. Nationwide, 37% of 5-11-year-olds have received at least one dose.
Twitter censors senior Israeli physician-scientist over questioning possible link between mRNA injections and ‘monkeypox’ | added August 5
Twitter last week censored Shmuel Shapira, M.D., MPH, for suggesting a connection between the monkeypox outbreak and mRNA covid-19 vaccines, according to a Kanekoa’s Newsletter Substack post published Wednesday. Shapira, who said he was injured after receiving his third dose of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine, said Twitter demanded he remove a tweet that said:
“Monkey pox cases were rare for years. During the last years a single case was documented in Israel. It is well established the mRNA vaccines affect the natural immune system. A monkey pox outbreak following massive covid vaccination: *Is not a coincidence.”
Shapira is a full professor of medical administration at Hebrew University and served as director of Israel’s Institute for Biological Research from 2013-2021. According to the author of the Kanekoa Newsletter, Shapira might be “the most senior ranking medical-scientist in the world to openly criticize the covid vaccines.”
Lead vaccinologist based in Netherlands reports ‘covid’ vax boosters killing one person per 800 doses, should be withdrawn immediately | added August 5
Covid vaccine boosters in older people are killing one person for every 800 doses administered and should be withdrawn from use immediately, a leading vaccine scientist has said.
Dr. Theo Schetters, a vaccinologist based in the Netherlands who has played a leading role in the development of a number of vaccines, has analysed the official data from the Dutch Government and found a very close correlation between when fourth vaccine doses were administered in the country and the number of excess deaths, as shown in the chart below. Importantly, in the Netherlands the booster rollout in different regions was staggered over a number of weeks allowing an analysis by region, which confirms the effect.
Dr. Schetters, who is a recipient of the Medal of Honour of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Montpellier in France, told Dr. Robert Malone, an inventor of mRNA vaccine technology, that medical doctors are currently seeing “all sorts of symptoms that they do not know what it is” and that “in the Netherlands now it’s very clear that there is a good correlation between the number of vaccinations that are given to people and the number of people that die within a week after that”. It is essential to look at all-cause mortality, he said, as the vaccine “potentially affects all organs”.
‘Long covid symptoms’ could be the “next public health disaster” | added August 5
There’s no test for long covid. There’s no specific drug to take or exercises to do to ease its symptoms. There isn’t a consensus on what long covid symptoms are, and some doctors even doubt that it’s real. Yet with vast numbers of people having had covid-19, and estimates ranging from 7.7 million to 23 million long covid patients in the US alone, researchers say it has the potential to be “the next public health disaster in the making.”
The Biden administration released two reports this week to initiate a whole-government effort to prevent, detect and treat long covid. Two new studies also try to gather some of the small pieces of the puzzle that is long covid.
President Joe Biden said in April that long covid was a priority for his administration and ordered two reports: one that lays out a research agenda for the country and one that sketches out the federally funded services and support available for people in the US with long Covid. A total of 14 government departments and agencies worked together to create these new long covid plans.
North Korea reports ‘covid’ recovery based on zero “fever cases” | added August 5
On Friday state media reported zero fever cases for a seventh straight day. North Korea refers to “fever” rather than “covid” patients due to a lack of testing equipment.
The country announced its first covid outbreak in May and has reported fever infections and deaths since. But there is widespread doubt over the data, especially the number of deaths. “No new fever cases were reported during the past week and all those receiving treatment have recovered across the country,” the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday.
North Korea has entered a phase of “stability”, it added, but the country would “redouble efforts to maintain perfection in the execution of state anti-epidemic policies”. Pyongyang has not confirmed how many people tested positive for covid. But state media said around 4.77 million fever patients have fully recovered and 74 have died since late April, which is a fatality rate of 0.002% – the lowest in the world. Many experts find these statistics hard to believe.
How one NYC woman’s choice to not comply with medical mandates changed her life for the better | added August 5
I did not comply with the unjust and tyrannical vaccine mandates imposed by politicians in New York, and as a result my life has dramatically changed, mostly for the better.
As soon as the mandates were announced, I knew compliance would not be an option for me and that I would lose my job. I also knew that I would be unable to get another job in my field in New York due to the mandates and that I could not afford to live in New York City without a job.
Consequently, I immediately worked on an exit plan and ultimately relocated to a more free locale. Life has been so much better since leaving New York City, where the climate is still oppressive with covid hysteria. The people who claim that New York City today is back to normal are proof of how normalized the covid culture has become in that city, even among the critics. Sure, New York City is “normal” compared to everything being shut down by the government in spring 2020, but it is nowhere near what it used to be.
Off the boat misunderstandings | added August 5
It’s easy to get it twisted when heard through the grapevines. Happy Friday.
South African health officials confirm first ‘covid’ shot related death after woman developed GBS | added August 4
A patient who had received the Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccine has died after developing Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and a prolonged hospital stay. To protect patient confidentiality, and because it is such a rare disease, Professor Hannelie Meyer from the National Immunisation Safety Committee said no patient details, not even the province where the death occurred, will be made public.
She has confirmed that they have positively linked the cause of death to the vaccine. “It is a very rare event,” she said. “The person presented with the symptoms shortly after vaccination and this had led to prolonged hospitalisation, mechanical ventilation and further infections.” GBS has been identified before as a possible side-effect of the vaccine. It has also been identified as a post-infection complication of covid-19.
On 13 July, the American Food and Drug Administration revised its fact sheets for the J&J covid-19 vaccine to include information pertaining to an observed increased risk of GBS following vaccination. At the time there were about 100 preliminary reports of GBS in the US related to 12.5 million doses of the J&J vaccine. Of these, 95 were serious and required hospital admission. There was one reported death.
Family of 27-year-old who died after AstraZeneca shot considers legal action over son’s death | added August 4
The U.K. family of a 27-year-old engineer who died from catastrophic brain bleeds after receiving AstraZeneca’s covid-19 vaccine is eyeing legal action, pending an upcoming preliminary review of their son’s case. Jack Last, who was vaccinated March 30, 2021, died three weeks after receiving the AstraZeneca jab.
A CT scan on April 10, 2021, revealed Last had developed a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), which occurs when a blood clot forms in the brain’s venous sinuses and prevents blood from draining out of the brain. CVST causes blood cells to break and leak blood into the brain tissues, forming a hemorrhage. Last died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, U.K., on April 20, 2021 — 11 days after he sought medical treatment for severe headaches.
His family retained legal counsel after raising concerns about the circumstances leading to Jack’s death, the East Anglian Daily Times reported. In a statement to the media, Michael Portman-Hann, an attorney with FBC Manby Bowdler’s clinical negligence team, said: “Concerns about the risk of blood clots in under-30s who had the Astra Zeneca vaccine were already being aired in health circles, and just a week after Jack had his vaccine, it was withdrawn from use in this age group… Due to the family’s concerns about Jack’s treatment after the vaccine, we are supporting them to find some answers.”
CDC expected to ease ‘covid’ guidelines in school as the ‘science’ changes | added August 4
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to update its guidance for covid-19 control in the community, including in schools, in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the plan. A preview of the plans obtained by CNN shows that the updated recommendations are expected to ease quarantine recommendations for people exposed to the virus and de-emphasize 6 feet of social distancing.
The agency is also expected to de-emphasize regular screening testing for covid-19 in schools as a way to monitor the spread of the virus, according to sources who were briefed on the agency’s plans but were not authorized to speak to a reporter. Instead, it says it may be more useful to base testing on covid-19 community levels and whether settings are higher-risk, such as nursing homes or prisons.
The changes, which may be publicly released as early as this week, were previewed to educators and public health officials. They are still being deliberated and are not final. In a statement to CNN, the agency said, “The CDC is always evaluating our guidance as science changes and will update the public as it occurs.”
European Union says Novavax’s ‘covid’ jab should carry a warning for heart inflammation | added August 4
LONDON (Reuters) -The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is recommending Novavax’s covid-19 vaccine carry a warning of the possibility of two types of heart inflammation, an added burden for a shot that has so far failed to win wide uptake. The heart conditions – myocarditis and pericarditis – should be listed as new side effects in the product information for the vaccine, Nuvaxovid, based on a small number of reported cases, the EMA said on Wednesday.
Novavax said no concerns about heart inflammations were raised during the clinical trials of Nuvaxovid and that more data would be gathered, adding that the most common cause of myocarditis is viral infections. “We will work with the relevant regulators to assure our product information is consistent with our common interpretation of the incoming data,” U.S. vaccine developer Novavax added.
In June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration flagged a risk of heart inflammation from the Novavax vaccine. Myocarditis and pericarditis were previously identified as rare side effects, mostly seen in young men, from groundbreaking messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines made by Moderna and the Pfizer and BioNTech alliance, with the vast majority of those affected recovering fully. The EMA said on Wednesday it had asked Novavax to provide additional data on the risk of these side effects.
“Uniformed Consent” documentary | added August 4
Watch the official public release of Matador Films new “Uninformed Consent” documentary, presented by Librti.com and Vaccine Choice Canada.
An in-depth look into the covid 19 narrative, who’s controlling it, and how it’s being used to inject an untested, new technology into almost every person on the planet.
Nursing homes struggle to replace underpaid staff who quit during severe ‘covid’ outbreaks | added August 4
Nursing home staffs shrunk in the weeks and months after severe covid-19 outbreaks, according to a new study, and federal data shows most facilities lost more than half their nurses and aides in the past year.
The study found facilities have struggled to refill openings, particularly among certified nursing assistants, who provide most bedside care – findings that both complicate and underscore the need for President Joe Biden’s push to establish nationwide staffing-level requirements. “Will they come back? Or is this going to be a permanent shock to the caregiving workforce?” asked Karen Shen, the health economist who led the study.
Increased nurse staffing is linked to better health outcomes for nursing-home residents, with registered nurses playing a particularly important role in managing the spread of infectious diseases. That reality gained broader significance during the covid-19 pandemic, which increased public awareness of nursing-home shortfalls.
‘Monkeypox’ cases may exceed vaccine supply as all states confirm presence except Montana and Wyoming, according to CDC | added August 4
As of Wednesday, 6,326 monkeypox cases have been confirmed in all states except Montana and Wyoming, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No American has died from the virus, according to health officials. There have been 25,391 cases worldwide as of Wednesday, according to the CDC.
Hotez said the current monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS, is effective, but said the current supply may not be enough. “It’s not dire yet, but the feeling is unless we work pretty quickly we could get there,” he told ABC News. Monkeypox is spread through skin-to-skin contact, and although most known cases in the current outbreak are among people who identify as gay or bisexual, anyone can get it, Hotez said. As of Wednesday, five children have contracted the virus, the CDC said.
Hotez said the small supply of the vaccine, which was commissioned a decade ago, is the result of U.S. health officials letting a stockpile expire “inexplicably” and doing nothing to replenish it. “When the outbreak began we only had a few thousands doses and we’re playing catchup ever since,” Hotez said.
New Zogby survey finds fifteen percent of Americans diagnosed with new medical condition after ‘covid’ shots | added August 4
A new Zogby survey found 15% of American adult respondents said they were diagnosed with a new medical condition after taking one or more doses of a covid vaccine. More than two years after Operation Warp Speed began, Children’s Health Defense (CHD) commissioned John Zogby Strategies to conduct two surveys (see here and here) about attitudes and the overall health of American adults.
Key highlights from the survey of 1,038 adults. The survey found that 67% of respondents received one or more covid-19 vaccines, while 33% are unvaccinated. Furthermore, among those vaccinated, 6% received one dose, 28% received two doses, 21% received three doses, and 12% took four or more. Of those receiving a covid-19 vaccine, 15% say they’ve been diagnosed by a medical practitioner with a new condition within a matter of weeks to several months after taking the vaccine.
“The fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 232 million Americans ages 18-65 have taken at least one dose of the covid-19 vaccine, and 15% of those surveyed report a newly diagnosed condition is concerning and needs further study,” said Children’s Health Defense (CHD) executive director Laura Bono. “The mRNA vaccine technology is new and clinical trials naturally have no long-term data. CHD believes this survey points to the need for further study.”
Moscow to expand “safe and convenient” biometric payment system where you pay with your face | added August 4
Your Still-Very-Stranded-In-Tbilisi Correspondent mused at the end of June that the West’s never-ending barrage of sanctions might disrupt digital cattle-tagging efforts in Russia.
This is probably true in “backwards” regions that can’t boast a single Smart or Safe City—how embarrassing. But it is definitely not true in Moscow, which is lorded over by a dancing Boston Dynamics robot named Sergey Sobyanin. Last week, Sobyanin’s robo-deputy, Maxim Liksutov, who is also a friendly automaton, announced Moscow would be expanding its “safe and convenient” Face Pay system.
“What is Face Pay?” maybe you are asking. It’s when you pay with your face. Sobyanin began installing his homebrewed biometric payment system in Metro stations last year. What kind of feedback has Sobyanin’s safe and convenient payment method received, according to trustworthy and reliable data cited by Moscow City Hall? As Liksutov explained in his recent op-ed for Vedomosti, Muscovites love Face Pay, because it’s safe and convenient.
Some of Carlin’s funniest bits | added August 4
Throwing it back on a Thursday. George Carlin weighs in on keeping people “on their toes”.
Blame Canada! Two hundred governments and health institutions admit they don’t have a human sample of SARS Cov-2 | added August 3
In a recent Substack post, Steve Kirsch has bet a million dollars against anyone who can prove that viruses don’t exist. He’s upset about a lady in Canada who sends letters to governments asking them if they have a sample of the claimed SARS-CoV-2 virus taken from a human subject. Two hundred national, federal, state, and provincial governments in more than 38 countries have all said they do not.
Christine Massey, the letter writer, didn’t just get a response from Mahwah, New Jersey. They all say no — everywhere. And poor Steve is so upset, he’s taken out a $1 million contract offered to anyone who can assassinate her reputation. Let’s try to figure out why. Kirsch writes:
Why am I doing this? Is this a scam for me to make money?
Nope. It is to solve what I call the “Christine Massey problem” in an efficient manner.
Christine has a bunch of followers who she misleads into believing the virus doesn’t exist. And she thinks I’m a bad person and won’t talk to me.
Infertility: A Diabolical Agenda
This documentary explores the dramatic rise in women’s infertility rate over the recent years and how environmental factors and vaccines are linked to the increase.
More than 130 Coast Guard members file class action lawsuit over denied religious exemptions from ‘covid’ injections | added August 3
More than 130 U.S. Coast Guard members filed a class action lawsuit alleging the religious exemptions they filed in response to the Biden administration’s covid-19 vaccine mandate for military service members were unlawfully denied. The lawsuit, filed July 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas — Galveston Division, also challenges the constitutionality of the mandate. The number of plaintiffs exceeds 130 and will likely end up surpassing 200, according to Dale Saran, one of the attorneys representing the service members.
The suit names four defendants: Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Linda L. Fagan, commandant of the Coast Guard; Lloyd Austin, secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Plaintiffs are either active-duty or reserve members of the Coast Guard, and all “have sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit them from receiving the covid-19 vaccine.”
According to the complaint, under the August 24, 2021, DOD vaccine mandate, the military theoretically offers “medical, administrative, and Religious Accommodation Requests (RARs) to the mandate,” while the Coast Guard’s vaccine mandate, issued two days later, “incorporates the provisions of the DOD mandate.”
‘Covid’ can rebound in people regardless if they took Paxlovid anti-viral pills, according to a new study | added August 3
Around a third of people with covid-19 will experience a rebound of their symptoms, regardless of whether they’ve been treated with the antiviral Paxlovid, according to a study posted online Tuesday. The preprint study — meaning it hasn’t been published in a peer-reviewed journal — found that 27% of people with covid-19 saw a rebound in their symptoms after they had initially improved.
“It happens all the time. People who are untreated with covid who then feel better can get symptoms afterward,” said study co-author Dr. Davey Smith, chief of infectious diseases and global public health at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Still, Smith noted the that 27% finding was higher than what he’d expected based on anecdotal evidence.
The study also found that 12% of people with covid-19 had a “viral rebound,” meaning they tested positive again several days after testing negative. This has been documented among people who have taken Paxlovid and is referred to as Paxlovid rebound, but the study found that viral rebound occurred regardless of whether a person had taken the antiviral treatment.
Veteran NYC epidemiologist criticizes NYC handling of ‘monkeypox’, believes people should instead practice abstinence | added August 3
A New York City Department of Health senior epidemiologist who was reassigned within the department after speaking out about the city’s politically correct messaging on the monkeypox outbreak doubled down on his criticisms and also took aim at the city’s coronavirus response.
“There is little chance that I will be reinstated with the Bureau of Communicable Disease. And I believe the department would prefer that I depart quietly. Like Navalny is to Putin, I am perceived as a threat to power. I can see that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes and I am not afraid to say it. That’s my first amendment right,” Dr. Don Weiss, who served as the director of surveillance for the New York City Health Department’s Bureau of Communicable Disease, wrote in a post on his personal website on Sunday.
Weiss had spoken to the New York Times on July 18, arguing that the city’s guidance suggesting people infected with monkeypox could have safer sex if they avoid kissing and covered their sores. Monkeypox has overwhelmingly affected gay and bisexual men in the city, and Weiss told the outlet that New York officials should instead advise people at risk of being infected to temporarily decrease their number of sexual partners or practice abstinence.
California declares ‘monkeypox’ state of emergency behind N.Y. and Illinois | added August 3
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency over the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak on Monday, the third U.S. state to do so in a matter of days. Newsom said the emergency declaration would help support the state’s vaccination efforts. Demand for the vaccines has outstripped supply as infections rise. Staff at sexual health clinics and other sites have struggled to keep up with the influx of people seeking the shots.
California is mobilizing personnel from its Emergency Medical Services to help administer the vaccines. Newsom said the state is working across all levels of government to slow the spread through testing, contract tracing and community outreach.
California’s declaration comes after Illinois declared a public health emergency earlier Monday. New York declared a state disaster emergency in response to the outbreak late Friday.
WHO warns summer festivals and mass gatherings could increase spread of ‘monkeypox’ | added August 3
The WHO is warning that summer festivals and mass gatherings could accelerate the spread of monkeypox in the first indication that health technocrats may once again attempt to impose restrictions in the name of stopping the spread of a virus. Monkeypox cases in the UK, where the virus first arrived thanks to someone traveling back from Nigeria, have more than doubled, it was revealed earlier today. At least nine other countries around the world have also reported suspected cases of the virus, which can cause severe illness in young children, pregnant women, and individuals who are immunocompromised.
Clusters of cases have been observed amongst homosexual men, who are more at risk of catching the virus from sexual partners. According to Sky News, “Exactly what is driving the UK’s largest outbreak is a mystery,” especially as health experts previously asserted that monkeypox wasn’t very transmissible amongst humans, with some speculating it has mutated.
Now the World Health Organization is warning that summer festivals and mass gatherings could accelerate the spread of monkeypox. “As we enter the summer season in the European region, with mass gatherings, festivals and parties, I am concerned that transmission could accelerate, as the cases currently being detected are among those engaging in sexual activity, and the symptoms are unfamiliar to many,” said Dr Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe.
Legit Pfizer ad with side effects | added August 3
This ad showcases the real Pfizer jab including the side effects. Let’s spread the word and make it go viral.
Moderna writes off 500 million dollars in expired ‘covid’ shots while quarterly earnings exceed expectations | added August 3
Moderna on Wednesday reported second quarter results that beat earnings and revenue expectations driven $4.5 billion in sales from its covid-19 vaccine, but it’s still the company’s only commercially available product and it took a big hit on expiring shots.
The Boston biotech company’s costs rose to $1.4 billion, or 30% of the revenue generated from its vaccine. Moderna took a nearly $500 million hit on write-downs for vaccines that have expired or are expected to expire before they can be used.
Moderna also lost $184 million in vaccine purchase commitments and had $131 million in expenses for unused manufacturing capacity. These charges are due to substantial reductions in expected vaccine deliveries to Covax, an international alliance that purchases shots for poorer countries. Deliveries have also been deferred for major customers such as the European Union.
Man reminds us about ‘monkeypox’ droplets | added August 3
Why are people getting sick? | added August 2
On a more solemn note — I am getting some queries into “what was making people sick if it wasn’t a virus?” This is a question worth asking thoughtfully. It is not a simple thing.
My role as a journalist is to investigate the claims of government policymakers and corporate actors. I am not a doctor and do not diagnose individual cases of illness. Based on our 30-month investigation, neither the government nor WHO can sustain their claim of a viral cause of illness in 2020 and beyond. Their PCR test is not valid; and nobody has a sample of SARS-CoV-2 taken from a human host, with 200 countries and institutions giving official responses in the negative.
Mike Yeadon, former longtime vice president and chief scientist for Pfizer’s respiratory division, said to me in a May 29, 2022 email: “It’s definitely eyebrow-raising that nobody has a sample of this alleged virus.”
Meanwhile, how do we know there were really excess deaths in 2020? A study out of Johns Hopkins in November 2020 said there were no increases in any age category in the United States (see article, which covers two other critical developments from that era).
Proof of ‘covid’ vax still required as New Zealand ‘fully’ opens all borders for first time since March 2020 | added August 2
New Zealand fully has reopened its borders for the first time since the covid-19 pandemic hit, making it the final Western country to do so. The reopening, which went into effect at midnight local time Sunday, means tourists from all over the world and international students will be allowed to enter the country. Cruise ships and foreign yachts will also be able to dock at ports.
Those not required to show proof of vaccination include New Zealand citizens and permanent residents; Australian citizens living in New Zealand; children aged 16 and under; refugees; people arriving from Antarctica; citizens of Afghanistan being evacuated; and those who can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons.
During a speech at the China Business Summit in Auckland Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the reopening an “enormous moment,” saying it had been “a staged and cautious process.” “We, alongside the rest of the world, continue to manage a very live global pandemic, while keeping our people safe,” Ardern said. “But keeping people safe extends to incomes and wellbeing too.”
Hong Kong to rollout only Sinovac Biotech ‘covid’ shots for infants | added August 2
Hong Kong will initially offer only one choice when it expands covid-19 vaccine access to some of its youngest residents: CoronaVac from China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Children six months to three years of age will become eligible for the Sinovac shot from Thursday, health care officials said at a press briefing on Tuesday.
While a panel of medical advisers recommended that an immunization from Germany’s BioNTech SE should also be available, the government doesn’t yet have access to the proper dose, said Chuang Shuk-kwan, an official at the Health Department’s Center for Health Protection. The issue is getting intense scrutiny in Hong Kong following the death of a 22-month-old girl who contracted covid and developed seizures. A 35-month-old boy who was in intensive care earlier this week with seizures after testing positive for the virus is improving, officials said.
It would be “impractical” to launch BioNTech shots for infants since Hong Kong doesn’t have a supply of the pediatric formula, which comes in a smaller dose, Chuang said. The government is currently talking with pharmaceutical companies to get access to it, she said.
Japanese health ministry compensates family of woman who died from allergic shock response after getting ‘covid’ shot | added August 2
A Japanese health ministry committee awarded a compensation payment to the family of a woman who died after suffering an allergic response and sudden heart attack after receiving a covid-19 vaccine.
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare said the woman was 91 when she received the shot and had preexisting health conditions including a history of transient ischemic attacks, local Japanese media reported. It’s not clear what vaccine the woman received. After receiving the vaccine, the unnamed woman suffered a severe allergic reaction and an acute myocardial infarction before dying, the panel said.
A panel spokesperson told the Japan Times last week, in confirming the payment, that “a scientifically rigorous causal relationship is not necessary” in finding out whether the family is eligible to receive damages. The panel added that a link between the covid-19 vaccine and the woman’s death can’t be ruled out. The agency is slated to pay about 44.2 million yen (around $324,000) to the woman’s family, according to The Mainichi newspaper.
Woman injured after ‘covid’ shot says she feels “like the walking dead” | added August 2
At age 48, Catherine “Cat” Parker had a complete and fulfilling life: two young adult children, a job as a manager of a construction company and work as a freelance photographer and photojournalist specializing in concert and music photography — a passion that allowed the Minnesotan to spend time on the road with her boyfriend, a guitar tech.
However, Parker’s life came crashing to a near-halt soon after she received the Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccine on April 1, 2021. “Within two weeks after receiving the first vaccine, I began to have chronic fatigue and insomnia,” Parker told The Defender. “I went to a couple of doctors … and they just said it was menopause that was causing it.”
Parker’s symptoms worsened significantly after she received the Pfizer booster on Nov. 9, 2021. “Within 2-3 weeks after the booster, my hair began falling out and I started having severe brain fog and chronic fatigue,” Parker said. “I started having uncontrollable tremors, shaking and spasms, migraines, brain fog … to a point where I couldn’t communicate and couldn’t walk,” she added.
NYC declares ‘monkeypox’ a ‘state of emergency’ due to recent outbreaks | added August 2
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams has declared a state of emergency due to the monkeypox outbreak. The city estimates that 150,000 people, mostly men who have sex with other men, are at risk.
The city has more than 1,200 reported cases of monkeypox, about 25 percent of all cases in the United States. “We are continuing to see the numbers rise,” Mayor Adams said in a statement. “This order will bolster our existing efforts to educate, vaccinate, test, and treat as many New Yorkers as possible and ensure a whole-of-government response to this outbreak.”
The governor had already issued a state of emergency for the entire state. The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene had declared the outbreak a public health emergency on Saturday. Monday’s emergency executive order allows the mayor to suspend local laws, and enact new health rules. The city is facing a drastic shortage of monkeypox vaccines with appointments filling up just minutes after they’re released. The city expects to get around 80,000 monkeypox vaccine doses in the coming days.
Chemical poisons with long lasting health impacts linked to billions of dollars in U.S. medical costs, could undermine economy | added August 2
Accelerating evidence confirms the contribution of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to disease burden and disability across the lifespan. Given that policy makers raise the high cost of remediation and of substituting PFAS with safer alternatives in consumer products as barriers to confronting adverse health outcomes associated with PFAS exposure, it is important to document the costs of inaction even in the presence of uncertainty.
We therefore quantified disease burdens and related economic costs due to legacy PFAS exposures in the US in 2018. We leveraged systematic reviews and used meta-analytic inputs whenever possible, identified previously published exposure–response relationships, and calculated PFOA- and PFOS-attributable increases in 13 conditions.
These increments were then applied to census data to determine total annual PFOA- and PFOS-attributable cases of disease, from which we calculated economic costs due to medical care and lost productivity using previously published cost-of-illness data. We identified PFAS-attributable disease costs in the US of $5.52 billion across five primary disease endpoints shown to be associated with PFAS exposure in meta-analyses.
The importance of keeping a watchful eye on digital authoritarianism | added August 2
Nothing is private. We teeter on the cusp of a cultural, technological and societal revolution the likes of which have never been seen before. While the political Left and Right continue to make abortion the face of the debate over the right to privacy in America, the government and its corporate partners, aided by rapidly advancing technology, are reshaping the world into one in which there is no privacy at all.
Nothing that was once private is protected. We have not even begun to register the fallout from the tsunami bearing down upon us in the form of AI (artificial intelligence) surveillance, and yet it is already re-orienting our world into one in which freedom is almost unrecognizable.
AI surveillance harnesses the power of artificial intelligence and widespread surveillance technology to do what the police state lacks the manpower and resources to do efficiently or effectively: be everywhere, watch everyone and everything, monitor, identify, catalogue, cross-check, cross-reference, and collude.
Crippling vax injuries wreak havoc on pilots’ health and people worldwide | added August 2
Former ‘American Pickers’ Star Suffers Stroke
July 22, 2022
Original member of the hit reality show “American Pickers” Frank Fritz has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, his former costar Mike Wolfe revealed. Wolfe asked people to “pray for my friend” following a falling out between the two. The 58-year-old TV host took to his Instagram Thursday and shared the news about Fritz being in the hospital and how he was praying for his 56-year-old buddy to make it through.
Near Her Newborn in NICU. It Shook Her Fiancé: ‘Want to Get Married Tomorrow?’
July 27, 2022
Brittany Butner recalls the moment she felt her chest tighten while visiting her newborn Faylynn Hope in the NICU. “They had just handed her to me, and I felt intense chest pain shooting down my right arm and I had shortness of breath,” Butner, 29, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.
Remember when they said, ‘covid’ shots were safe and effective? Or how about, once you get jabbed you won’t get sick with ‘covid’? When Biden lied and said ‘covid’ shots won’t be mandatory? Well, we remember.
Dandelions and virology | added August 1
EVERY CHILD UNDERSTANDS how dandelions work. Every child except maybe a few desert-dwelling bedouins has seen them, because they grow anywhere there’s relatively moist soil, from New Zealand to Alaska. They are a flowering plant that goes to seed in the form of a light gray puff of fibers connected to seeds (called a blowball, because people like to blow the fibers to the wind).
The fibers are little tiny kites that go for a ride through the air, carrying the seed, which lands somewhere and creates another dandelion plant. Everyone knows where dandelions come from, and they’re right.
You could take a few of those seeds and send them to labs in any country, recreate the easy conditions needed for them to grow, and you would get a genetically identical plant that could be identified by many different methods — as a dandelion. This is a repeatable experiment that anyone can do. The results are verifiable. You don’t plant a dandelion seed and get a salami. You get a yellow flower that makes more seeds.
NYC concerned over lawsuits after release of memos revealing warnings of toxic air post 9/11 attacks | added August 1
Editor’s Note: By around Sept. 13, 2001, Planet Waves had a warning at the top of the website about toxins in the debris pile, including dioxins and asbestos — and when they are present, you know there is much else going on. The buildings were built of steel frosted with asbestos, and contained thousands of plastics including many PVC items that will make dioxins and furans when burned. — efc
New York City will release a treasure trove of memos about what the city knew about the toxic air at the World Trade Center site — only if federal lawmakers can help protect the city from lawsuits after the documents are made public, the Daily News has learned.
City attorneys met with Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Carolyn Maloney’s (D-N.Y.) staffers earlier this month, at the invitation of Mayor Adams, to talk about releasing the secret 9/11-related documents that have been under lock and key since planes destroyed the twin towers, congressional sources said.
The municipal attorneys said they might release the undisclosed material, but only if the lawmakers met three eyebrow-raising demands: Let the city keep $300 million remaining in a federally funded litigation account, fund a new lawsuit protection plan, and pass a federal law shielding the city from any further responsibility, the sources said.
Asymptomatic Biden rebounds with ‘covid’ after taking Paxlovid pills and will be isolating yet again | added August 1
President Joe Biden tested positive for covid-19 again Saturday morning, per a letter from presidential physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor, in what is likely a “rebound” covid-19 positivity that the doctor noted is “observed in a small percentage of patients treated with Paxlovid.”
Biden has experienced “no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well” and will, as a result, not resume treatment, the White House said. O’Connor said the President tested negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning before testing positive on Saturday morning.
“However, given his positive antigen test, he will reinitiate strict isolation procedures,” the doctor noted. Biden ceased isolating on Wednesday after testing negative on successive antigen tests, celebrating his return in remarks from the White House Rose Garden. Biden’s physician said the President is not experiencing any symptoms but that he will isolate at the White House. He canceled plans to travel to his home in Delaware Sunday and to Michigan, where he was expected on Tuesday to tout the recently passed bill aimed at boosting US semiconductor production, the White House said Saturday.
India confirms first ‘monkeypox’ related death and twenty close contacts enter isolation | added August 1
India has confirmed its first death caused by monkeypox in the southern state of Kerala. A 22-year-old man, who had recently travelled to the state from the United Arab Emirates, died on Saturday. Kerala Health Minister Veena George said the man had initially tested positive for the virus abroad. Samples tested after his death also detected the virus, she said on Monday.
This is the fourth monkeypox death reported globally, outside of Africa. Twenty close contacts of the man have been categorised as “high risk” and isolated, the minister told reporters. These include his friends, family and nine people he recently played football with. The illness is caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the same family of viruses as smallpox, although it is much less severe and experts say chances of infection are low.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency last month. Following the man’s death in Kerala, the state government formed a high-level committee to look into his medical reports, Ms George said. The young man had developed fever and had swollen lymph nodes when he was admitted to a private hospital on 27 July, Ms George told the news website The NewsMinute on Sunday.
Docuseries exposes ‘The Great Reset’ | added August 1
In this docuseries by Kian Simone, Lewis Brackpool and Dave Shrigley, we explore the book The Great Reset, co-authored by Klaus Schwab and published in June 2020, just a few months after covid-19 began shaping our world.
In the first half of a two-part episode, we examine what Schwab calls the Technological Reset and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, along with some of the key figures and pieces of technology that are shifting the world as we know it.
Since the World Health Organization declared covid-19 a global pandemic, a highly-influential organization known as the World Economic Forum (WEF) has been under scrutiny for using the global crisis as a means of advancing its own agenda.
Maybe you saw (if you read This Week in the New Normal) Zelensky’s Vogue photoshoot, but I bet you didn’t see the one they chose not to publish.
LA school district faces lawsuit over bribing student into taking a ‘covid’ shot | added August 1
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the United States, is facing a lawsuit from a family. A mother says her 13-year-old son was bribed to receive a covid-19 vaccine at school without her consent.
Maribel Duarte, who is suing the Los Angeles Unified School District, held a press conference on July 27 with her attorney to complain about the side effects her son is currently suffering from the vaccine. “This is painful for me, because my son’s health … it’s not good,” Duarte said. “He’s lacking the rest. He doesn’t sleep well. He doesn’t exercise the way he did. He’s not normal to me.”
Duarte added that her son has had bleeding disorders and asthma since he was a child, so doctors recommended against him receiving a covid-19 vaccine. She said her son’s condition worsened after getting a vaccine, with breathing difficulties and other symptoms such as depression and anxiety. All of this happened without the school’s initial consent, according to Duarte.
Hong Kong ‘covid’ advisory board recommends shots for infants, claiming they are ‘safe and effective’ | added August 1
Hong Kong should make covid-19 vaccines available for children under the age of three as soon as possible, as shots from BioNTech SE and Sinovac Biotech Ltd. safely and effectively protect them against the virus, a vaccination adviser to the government said.
Hong Kong’s covid-19 expert advisory panel will discuss toddler vaccination next week, said Lau Yu-lung, who is the chairman of the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases. While the issue needs to be thoroughly discussed by the panel, he said he plans to do his best to convey his opinion.
“Hong Kong is still in a dangerous situation with kids under three not vaccinated,” Lau said during a press conference on Thursday. “I certainly personally am inclined to give parents a choice quickly.” The issue gained additional attention and urgency after city health officials reported details about a 22-month-old who developed seizures after contracting the virus, and subsequently was airlifted to the hospital from an outlying island. She’s currently in critical condition and receiving intensive care.
Drug regulators hired by industry continue to raise concerns over biased agendas | added August 1
Over the past decades, regulatory agencies have seen large proportions of their budgets funded by the industry they are sworn to regulate.
In 1992, the US Congress passed the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), allowing industry to fund the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly through “user fees” intended to support the cost of swiftly reviewing drug applications. With the act, the FDA moved from a fully taxpayer funded entity to one supplemented by industry money. Net PDUFA fees collected have increased 30 fold—from around $29m in 1993 to $884m in 2016. In Europe, industry fees funded 20% of the new EU-wide regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), in 1995. By 2010 that had risen to 75%; today it is 89%.
In 2005 in the UK, the House of Commons’ health committee evaluated the influence of the drug industry on health policy, including the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The committee was concerned that industry funding could lead the agency to “lose sight of the need to protect and promote public health above all else as it seeks to win fee income from the companies.” But nearly two decades on, little has changed, and industry funding of drug regulators has become the international norm.
All smart men find things out for themselves: a talk on propaganda | added August 1
On May 14, I gave a talk in Reykjavik, at the invitation of my friend Gunnar Kjeld, who is affiliated with the health freedom community in Iceland—a small community in that small nation (pop. 370,000); and Gunnar is among those Icelanders intent on growing it, through public presentations such as mine.
Although most Icelanders—like the people in so many other countries—fell hard for the Covidian line, with all too many “vaccinated,” Iceland could henceforth become the heart of an international health freedom movement. Situated between North America and Europe, Iceland is not a NATO member, as the people have no interest in such violent entanglements, or in war per se: Iceland famously, and proudly, boasts no military (a unique national feature celebrated in its anthem).
Uniquely unsusceptible to the allure of outright war propaganda, Icelanders are likelier than other peoples to think critically about belligerent propaganda drives of other kinds, if they are properly engaged, and told what their “free press” is hiding, which—as here, and everywhere throughout the West—is everything that matters.
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