Biden Says He Will End Covid Emergency Declaration~House Votes to Effectively End Covid Emergency

House Votes to Effectively End Covid Emergency

BY VERONIKA KYRYLENKO

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/house-votes-to-effectively-end-covid-emergency/;

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The end of the “two weeks to flatten the curve” seems to be finally approaching. On Tuesday, House Republicans passed a bill effectively ending the state of the national “public health emergency” related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the day after the White House announced it would lift the Covid-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) on May 11. The House also voted to end the federal Covid vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.

H.R. 382, the “Pandemic is Over Act,” terminates the public health emergency on the day the bill is enacted. The measure passed the House on a party-line vote of 220-210.

The title refers to the verbatim statement made by Joe Biden back in September 2021. “The pandemic is over,” Biden said in an interview with CBS News. “We still have a problem with Covid,” he added, “We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over.” However, the statement did not stop Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from extending the emergency in October 2022 and then again in January 2023.

During the debate on the floor, Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.), the lead sponsor of the bill, said,

President Biden has taken too long to act on his statement last September that the pandemic is over, which is why I am moving forward with my bill to end the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and finally restore checks and balances between Congress and the Executive Branch.

The congressman added that “the American people are tired of living in a perpetual state of emergency and it’s long overdue for Congress to take back the authorities granted under Article 1 of the Constitution.” Indeed, the past three years have signified the establishment of “medical tyranny” in which the healthcare agencies under the umbrella of the HHS, as well as other entities within the executive branch, subjected Americans to unlawful and unethical policies that restricted their God-given rights and freedoms.

According to Guthrie, “Since President Biden took office, we have seen the pandemic used to justify … countless executive overreaches” such as the “one-size-fits-all vaccine mandates for health care workers, mask mandates, and eviction moratoriums.”

According to media reports, House Democrats mostly focused their criticism of the measure on its timing.

“A pandemic of this magnitude cannot be unwound overnight. We cannot flip a switch and make COVID-19 end,” claimed Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), seemingly confused about “Covid-19” as a disease, “the pandemic” (which never was in a traditional sense of the word), and “the public health emergency,” which was never justified in the first place. No wonder Pallone invoked references to “chaos and confusion” further in his speech.

The House also passed H.R. 497, the “Freedom for Health Care Workers Act,” which would end the Covid vaccine mandate for healthcare providers that receive funds through Medicare and Medicaid, with seven Democrats siding with their Republican colleagues. Congress.com, which tracks actions on all federal legislation, does not reflect the names of the Democrats who supported the bill.

“No American should ever be forced to choose between the COVID shot or losing their livelihood,” stated Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-N.C.), who introduced the bill last week. He added that the mandate from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is “unscientific, un-American, and deeply damaging to healthcare workers as we already face a nationwide staff shortage.”

The CMS vaccine mandate was introduced in November 2021 and applied to more than 17 million workers at approximately 76,000 healthcare facilities, according to the White House.

The day before the vote, the White House released a statement calling the potential end of the mandate “a threat to the lives of patients and health care workers alike,” and said the bill would be vetoed should it pass the Senate and reach Biden’s desk.

The White House quoted the long-unsubstantiated worry that the unvaccinated healthcare workers would somehow endanger the health and lives of vulnerable patients. However, it has long been common knowledge, even among the top healthcare agencies, that the Covid shots prevent neither infection nor transmission of Covid. In fact, the latest findings suggest that a higher number of doses directly correlates with a higher rate of Covid infections. In other words, the people who have been boosted are more likely to get infected.

It is worth briefly noting the brow-raising explanation of the May 11 timeline established by the White House and provided by Biden. Interacting with reporters on Tuesday, the occupant of the White House said, “The Covid emergency will end when the Supreme Court ends it. We’ve extended it to May the 15th [sic] to make sure we get everything done. That’s all.” The statement drew surprise and ridicule from social media users.

On Monday, January 30, the president’s Office of Management and Budget officially notified Congress of the administration’s plan to extend both Covid-related emergency declarations to May 11, and then end them both on that date. Biden’s clumsy mention of the Supreme Court was likely a reference to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) attempt to end the Title 42 border policy (cited in the letter to Congress), which is rooted in the emergency and allows for border officials to rapidly expel illegal migrants. The nation’s highest court ruled in December 2022 that the measure must stay in place.

What Does It Mean?

As evidenced by cuts to federal spending on the “emergency,” lawmakers agreed that Covid was winding down back in December 2022. According to the Washington Examiner:

Lawmakers had already reached a deal in the omnibus end-year spending bill to end a practice that was put in place with the emergency declaration that required that states offer continuous enrollment for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), public health insurance programs for low-income people, in order to receive additional federal funding. It has allowed millions of people who may have exceeded the income levels to qualify without a temporary or permanent lapse in coverage. Beginning in April, states will be allowed to begin removing ineligible people from Medicaid.

Perhaps one of the main questions related to the development is whether the emergency use authorizations (EUA) of Covid vaccines, treatments, and tests would end. If the emergency is over, there is no need to use experimental vaccines and boosters, right? Theoretically, all of them — including vaccines for children and all the boosters — should be recalled. Those medicines and tools that were fully licensed would be allowed to remain on the market, but the customers would have to pay for them out of pocket.

Apparently, that is not the case.

As uncovered by CNN, HHS has smartly covered vaccine manufacturers whose bottom lines would be threatened by issuing “two other emergency declarations that provide broader access to medical measures for Covid-19”:

For instance, the emergency use authorizations for tests, treatments and vaccines are not tied to the public health emergency, but HHS will have to determine when to end the declaration that allows their use.

According to CNN, the HHS also covered pharmacists who may injure children by administering Covid shots. The rule is set to expire in October 2024.

Also, thanks to the provisions provided in the omnibus bill, experimental Covid antivirals such as Paxlovid would also remain covered by Medicare.

In a Twitter thread, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) practically declared that its powers to allow shoddily tested drugs to market will not end with the termination of the emergency:

Importantly, the ending of the public health emergency declared by HHS under the Public Health Service Act will not impact FDA’s ability to authorize devices (including tests), treatments or vaccines for emergency use.

It remains to be seen how – and if — Congress reacts to that.

Pfizer Owns Blood Thinner Patent and Their Vax Causes Blood Clots! Creating Billions in Revenue!

BY BEN ARMSTRONG

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/pfizer-owns-blood-thinner-patent-and-their-vax-causes-blood-clots-creating-billions-in-revenue/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

The Vaccine has caused Pfizer to make money in more than one way. They cause the problem and then give you their product as a treatment. Also more horrific findings from the Pfizer docs, and will Pfizer lose its liability protection due to fraud proven in court?

Project Veritas: Pfizer Exec Admits Plans to Possibly Mutate COVID for More $$$$

WHY DON'T WE JUST MUTATE IT?

Pfizer Director Assaults James O'Keefe & Veritas Staff; Destroys iPad Showing Undercover Recordings

Pfizer Exposed For Exploring "Mutating" COVID-19 Virus For New Vaccines Via 'Directed Evolution'

KIM IVERSEN: Who Is The Project Veritas Pfizer Exec and What Is Directed Evolution?

FOX NEWS: Tucker Carlson Gives Incredible Breakdown of #DirectedEvolution Investigation

BY KEVIN DOWNEY, JR.

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2023/01/26/project-veritas-pfizer-exec-admits-plans-to-possibly-mutate-covid-for-more-n1665296;

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Project Veritas strikes again!Pfizer’s Director of Research and Development, Strategic Operations, and mRNA Scientific Planning Jordon Trishton Walker smilingly spilled his guts to an undercover Project Veritas (PV) agent, and it’s worse than we thought.The video appears to involve two meetings with Walker, who is as giddy as a schoolgirl and happy to reveal Pfizer’s wicked plans.According to Walker, Pfizer is considering mutating the COVID-19 virus itself and preemptively creating vaccines to fight it.The PV agent asked Walker, “What is Pfizer doing, I guess, to optimize, you know, the vaccines now?” referring to the fact that the vaccines don’t do what we were told they’d do.

“Oh, we actually had a meeting about that today,” Walker responds. “So, there’s a lot. We’re doing, uh, I don’t know if I should say this,” as he looks around the room.

Here are some highlights Walker revealed during the conversation:

You know how the virus keeps mutating? Well one of the things we’re exploring is like, why don’t we just mutate it ourselves so we could, we could create, preemptively develop new vaccines, right? So we have to do that. If we’re gonna do that though, there’s a risk of like, as you could imagine, no one wants to be having a pharma company mutating f***ing viruses.

So we’re like, do we want to do this? So that’s like, one of the things we are considering.

For like, the future, like, maybe we can like, create new versions of the vaccines and things like that.

“Ok, so Pfizer is ultimately thinking about mutating COVID?” the PV agent asks.

“Well, that is not what want we say to the public, no. That’s why it was, it was a thought that came up in a meeting,” Walker responds. “And we were like, ‘Why do we not?’ It was like, ‘We’re going to consider that with more discussions.'”

“Okay,” the PV agent responds.

“That exactly, actually. We’re like, ‘Wait a minute, like, people won’t like that.'”

Walker isn’t done spewing Pfizer’s evil secrets.

At one point, Walker says, “Don’t tell anyone this by the way. You have to promise you won’t tell anyone,” Walker continues as he fist-bumps the PV agent.

He then regurgitates how Pfizer would conduct the research on monkeys and then adds:

You have to be like, very controlled to make sure that this virus that you mutate doesn’t create something that like, you know, goes everywhere. Which, I suspect, is the way that the virus started in Wuhan, to be honest. Like, it makes no sense that this virus popped out of nowhere. It’s bull****.

When asked whether Pfizer is conducting gain-of-function research, Walk has this to say:

Well, you’re not supposed to do gain-of-function research with the viruses. They’d rather we not, but we do these selected structure mutations to try to see if we can make them more potent. So there is research ongoing about that. I don’t know how that’s going to work. There better not be any more outbreaks because, like, Jesus Christ.

Walker goes on to reveal that drug regulators go easy on Pfizer because so many want to eventually work there.

“It’s pretty good for the industry to be honest, bad for everyone else, in America,” Walker admits.

“Why is it bad?” the PV agent asks.

“Because of the regulators, who review our drugs, you know that once they stop being a regulator, they want to go work for the company, they are not going to be as harsh on the company where they’re getting their job.”

Related: Pfizer Launches mRNA Flu Vaccine Study Even Though COVID Vaccine Study Still Isn’t Finished

You can watch the Project Veritas video here, including Dr. Robert Malone, who helped develop mRNA, chiming in hilariously.

 

Dr. Peter McCullough: Exposing the Truth Behind Mass Deaths from COVID Vaccines~Pfizer Documents Prove “Mass Murder,” Says Naomi Wolf

The infamous Pfizer documents released under court order prove that the company and the FDA knew about the disastrous consequences of the Covid injections, making this campaign a case of "mass murder", explained Daily Clout chief Naomi Wolf in this interview on Conversations That Matter with The New American magazine's Alex Newman. Both the FDA and the pharmaceutical giant knew these injections were associated with strokes, fertility problems, harm to unborn babies, heart problems, and countless other horrors, said Wolf, a former advisor to top Democrats who is now leading a team of thousands of doctors and scientists in searching through all these documents. The CCP was also involved in this operation in multiple ways, including in the manufacturing process, she said. "This is a blueprint for prosecution," Wolf explained, calling the "attack on humanity" a fraud, mass murder, and much more—even suggesting some of these crimes were capital offenses. She said numerous people in government and the corporate world were involved and as such, needed to be held accountable by the justice system at every level. Wolf and her team are already asking prosecutors and state attorneys general to prosecute, building on Florida's grand jury investigation.

New York’s COVID Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Struck Down~Pfizer CEO Asked in Davos When He Knew COVID-19 Vax Wouldn’t ‘Stop the Spread’

Pfizer CEO Asked in Davos When He Knew COVID-19 Vax Wouldn’t ‘Stop the Spread’

Mr. Bourla, can I ask you when did you know that the vaccines didn’t stop transmission? How long did you know that without saying it publicly? Why won’t you answer that question? I mean we now know that the vaccines didn’t stop transmission… but why did you keep it secret? You said it was 100 percent effective, then 90 percent, then 80 percent and 70 percent. But we now know that the vaccines do not stop transmission. Why did you keep that secret? (Bourla says) Have a nice day. I won’t have a nice day until I know the answer. Why did you keep it a secret if your vaccine did not stop transmission?

New York’s COVID Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Struck Down

BY CAROLYN HENDLER, J.D.

SEE: https://thevaccinereaction.org/2023/01/new-yorks-covid-vaccine-mandate-for-health-care-workers-struck-down/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in New York has been overturned by the New York Supreme Court, which found that Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York Department of Health exceeded their authority when implementing the vaccine mandate. Siding with the plaintiffs, Medical Professionals for Informed Consent, Judge Gerard Neri ruled that the vaccine mandate was “null void, and of no effect.”1 2

 The COVID vaccine mandate in New York was implemented at the start of the COVID pandemic by Governor Andrew Cuomo when the New York Legislature granted him the power on an emergency basis. On June 24, 2021, the emergency orders were rescinded by the governor, but the vaccine mandate was made a permanent regulation.3

The court found that New York public health law specifically prohibits the Commissioner from mandating vaccination for adults and children with the exception of school requirements from preschool through high school. For school-aged children, the public health law only permits mandates for vaccines related to poliomyelitis, mumps, measles, diphtheria, rubella, varicella, Hib, pertussis, tetanus, pneumococcal, and Hepatitis B.

Accordingly, the COVID vaccine mandate exceeds the authority granted to the Commissioner by Public Health law. The court concluded:

The mandate §2.61 is beyond the scope of Respondents’ authority and is therefore null, void and of no effect, and Respondents, their agents, officers and employees are prohibited from implementing or enforcing the Mandate… DOH blatantly violated the boundaries of its authority as set forth by Legislature.4

The court determined that the COVID vaccine mandate was “arbitrary and capricious” and the changing definition of “fully vaccinated” in the mandate “contains all the hallmarks of “absurdity” and is no definition at all.”

Plaintiff attorney Sujata Gibson said:

This is a huge win for New York healthcare workers, who have been deprived of their livelihoods for more than a year. This is also a huge win for all New Yorkers, who are facing dangerous and unprecedented healthcare worker shortages throughout New York State.5

New York State Health Department officials strongly disagreed with the ruling stating that the mandate was “a critical public health tool” and that they were exploring their options.6


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1 Stimson B. NY department of health ‘exploring options’ after judge strikes down COVID vaccine mandate for health workers. Fox News Jan. 14, 2023.
2 Associated Press. Judge strikes down NY State COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. News 10 Jan. 16, 2023.
3 Medical Professionals For Informed Consent et al. v. Mary T. Basset et al. NYSCEF Doc. 86 Index No. 008575/2022.
4 Ibid.
5
Breaking: CHD Defeats NY State Healthcare Mandate Dropped. Children’s Health Defense. Jan. 13, 2023.

6 NY vaccine mandate for health care workers struck down. MSN Jan. 15, 2023.

Big Pharma’s Influence in Shaping the U.S. Medical Model

BY NATASHA HOBLEY

SEE: https://thevaccinereaction.org/2023/01/big-pharmas-influence-in-shaping-the-u-s-medical-model/;

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The United States is the most medicated country in the world, with 70 percent of Americans using at least one prescription drug daily. The U.S. also has the highest rates of obesity, heart disease, childhood illness, and autoimmune disease, yet it often touts its health care and medical research as the best in the world.1

The medical model in the U.S. focuses on addressing the symptoms of disease and illness through the widespread use of pharmaceutical products rather than dealing with the root causes of disease. Lifestyle choices are rarely addressed and alternative forms of medicine are often mocked, despite most of them being around for decades to centuries longer than western medicine. Although diet has long been known to play a significant role in maintaining good health, medical doctors receive relatively little training on the topic of nutrition—on average only 19.6 hours throughout their entire 15,000 hours of education.2

To understand how the “pill for every ill” approach became the underpinning of the U.S. medical model, it is important to understand two factors—the history of how allopathic medicine practiced by medical doctors came to dominate health care in the U.S., and the fact that pharmaceutical companies provide a significant source of funding for medical school education and textbooks.

Rockefeller Capitalized on Oil Industry by Creating Pharmaceuticals

During the first half of the 19th century in the U.S., much of the model for health care was based on natural and holistic approaches such as herbs, homeopathy, and chiropractic care.3 In the early part of the 20th century, European pharmaceutical companies in the U.K., Germany, Switzerland, and the U.S. were expanding their product lines.

The oil industry was booming and German pharmaceutical companies had begun developing synthetic vitamins out of petroleum byproducts known as petrochemicals. Billionaire John D. Rockefeller, who founded Standard Oil, recognized the opportunity to further expand markets for the oil industry by using petrochemicals to make pharmaceutical drugs and synthetic vitamins and purchased German pharmaceutical company Farben, now known as Bayer.4

The Flexner Report Eliminates Majority of Natural Healing Doctors and Education

In partnership with Andrew Carnegie, Rockefeller hired Abraham Flexner, who released the “Flexner Report” in 1910, which reshaped the practice of medicine in America forever. Flexner himself had attended Johns Hopkins University and had developed a distaste for “nonconformist” approaches to health and healing, which he deemed as “quackery.”5 His report concluded that there were too many doctors and medical schools in the U.S. and that natural healing modalities were unscientific and he advocated for their closure.6

The Flexner Report was then submitted to Congress and later adopted as law. Any medical school that agreed to adopt the scientific paradigm-focused recommendations outlined in the Flexner Report received large grants from the Rockefeller Foundation. Through this funding, virtually all other traditional healing arts were eliminated, and, by 1930, only 76 percent of the 168 existing schools educating physicians remained.5

Boundaries Between Big Pharma and Medical Field “Hard to Disentangle”

Fast forward to the present and it is obvious that there are many blurred lines between medical care and the pharmaceutical industry. Not only do pharmaceutical companies continue to provide outsized funding of medical schools, medical textbooks, and medical associations, but the pharmaceutical industry also spends a lot of money funding the legacy and online digital media, as well as U.S. lawmakers at the state and federal level.

“The truth is, it’s hard to disentangle medical education from whatever the prevailing culture is in medicine, including ways of thinking or beliefs of the day about diagnosis or treatment,” said Elia Ai Jaoude, MD, a psychiatrist who also went through medical school “And currently, the pharmaceutical and medical device industries continue to have much influence over the shaping of beliefs.”7

Opioid Crisis is Prime Example of Pharmaceutical Industry Influence

A recent example of how the pharmaceutical industry influences the practice of medicine is the opioid crisis, which has resulted in thousands of deaths and even more lives impacted by addiction. For years, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry set out to wage an aggressive marketing campaign in which they intentionally lied to and misled physicians about the safety of opioids and the potential for addiction. Harvard Professor and former editor-in-chief for the New England Journal of Medicine Marcia Angell, MD said in 2009:

Drug manufacturers paid doctors and movie stars to promote more aggressive pain treatment. The companies also created campaigns for their sales forces, tying bonuses to opioid sales and holding contests to reward top earners.8

Johnson & Johnson Reps Gave Prizes to Doctors Prescribing High Numbers of Opioids

One pharmaceutical company that promoted aggressive pain treatment using opioids was Johnson & Johnson, which courts of law found created PowerPoint presentations promising prizes for physicians who sold the highest amounts of their extended-release opioid Nucynta (tapentadol). Prizes included Caribbean Cruises and Sony home theater systems.8

Courts Deem Pharmaceutical Company Marketing as “False, Misleading, and Dangerous”

Federal judges throughout the country have ruled against various pharmaceutical companies for their aggressive and misleading marketing, including an Oklahoma judge who stated that Johnson & Johnson had engaged in “false, misleading, and dangerous marketing campaigns” causing “exponentially increasing rates of addiction, overdose deaths” and opioid-addicted babies.8

Throughout the pharmaceutical industry’s marketing campaigns, from 1997 to 2002, pain relief prescriptions in the U.S. increased from roughly 670,000 prescriptions to 6.2 million prescriptions.8 Attorney John Brownlee pointed out that Oxycontin was mostly about making money for pharmaceutical companies:

The genesis of OxyContin was not the result of good science or laboratory experiment. OxyContin was the child of marketeers and bottom line financial decision making.8

Physician’s Trust in Drug Companies Begins in Medical School

According to Joel Lexchin, MD, who was once an emergency room physician and now teaches health policy, the issue of physician trust in the pharmaceutical industry stems back to medical school. Dr. Lexchin wrote a book on the topic entitled Doctors in Denial: Why Big Pharma and the Canadian Medical Profession Are Too Close For Comfort.7

In his book, Dr. Lexchin outlined the many ethical dilemmas that arise from the entanglement between medical school students and the drug industry, including the companies paying university educators and the development of relationships with students early—which has been shown to impact the doctors' prescribing habits, the co-authoring of biased textbooks, and research funding and findings that may be skewed in a drug company’s favor.

Medical  School Research Funded by Big Pharma

Dr. Lexchin said that even when funding seems charitable, it is not uncommon for drug companies to benefit because they are promoting research in particular areas with a particular slant to them. He gave the example of a pharmaceutical company interested in developing a product to treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The funding would likely not go toward researching the sexual practices of teenagers, but rather toward researching STI antibiotics, which would help sell treatment drugs. Dr. Lexchin added:

The pharmaceutical industry level of resources means that other voices and other kinds of research may be drowned out.7

While medical schools maintain that drug industry funding helps to promote quality education, Dr. Lexchin believes that drug companies should not play any role in shaping what and how future physicians learn and says that medical schools are environments ripe for influence.6

Harvard Professor Says Relationship Between Big Pharma and Medical Schools is Increasingly Entangled

In 2000, Dr. Angell, in her position as a senior lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, asked, Is Academic Medicine for Sale?8 Dr. Angell described the evolution of the relationship between medical schools and the pharmaceutical industry,  a relationship she said has only grown to be increasingly entangled and too intimate since the late 20th century. She cited a poll in which 94 percent of physicians surveyed acknowledged receiving financial compensation of some form from pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Angell also cited the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 in which Congress voted to allow universities to patent discoveries that stem from federally funded research and then license those discoveries exclusively to companies in return for royalties. This 1980 Act created a financial incentive for universities to aim for discoveries that were likely to benefit the pharmaceutical industry, rather than the public at large. In her address, Dr. Angell stated:

Drug companies [do not] aim to educate doctors, except as a means to the primary end of selling drugs. Drug companies don’t have education budgets; they have marketing budgets from which their ostensibly educational activities are funded.8

She went on to outline reform steps that would need to be taken in order to restore integrity to the profession and stated the need for the profession to wean itself from industry money. Dr. Angell concluded:

You are not entitled to anything you want just because you’re very smart. Conflicts of interest in academic medicine have serious consequences, and it is time to stop making excuses for them.8


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1 Gallant A. A growing number of Americans report taking prescription medications daily. Civic Science Jan. 11, 2023.
2 Colino S. How much do doctors learn about nutrition? U.S. News and World Report Dec. 7, 2016.
3 Pharmaphorum. A history of the pharmaceutical industry. Sept. 1, 2020.
4 Schmidt E. How Rockefeller created the business of western medicine. Meridian Health Clinic Dec. 27, 2019.
5
Simpson JK. The five eras of Chiropractic & the future of chiropractic as seen through the eyes of a participant observer. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies Jan. 19, 2012.

6 Stahnisch F, Verhoef M. The Flexner Report of 1910 and Its Impact on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Psychiatry in North America in the 20th Century. Evidence-Based Complementary Alternative Medicine Dec. 26, 2012.
7 Hensley L. Big pharma pours millions into medical schools—here’s how it can impact education. Global News Aug. 12, 2019.
8 Angell M. Is academic medicine for sale? Boston Review June 26, 2012.

 

Abbott Labs Under Criminal Investigation Over Baby Formula Crisis

Abbott Labs Under Criminal Investigation Over Baby Formula Crisis

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2023/01/21/abbott-labs-under-criminal-investigation-over-baby-formula-crisis-n1663774;

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Last January, a severe baby formula shortage hit parents in the United States that resulted in a desperate scramble to find food for their infants.

The federal government pointed a finger at Abbott Laboratories, which was forced to shut down operations after it was suspected that formula was shipping from a Michigan plant that had been contaminated with a deadly bacteria.

The jury is still out on whether the deadly bacteria that killed three infants came from the Sturgis, Mich., plant or not. But a subsequent investigation of the plant by the FDA turned up numerous, shocking violations including standing water, damage to drying equipment, and defects in the seams of formula cans, among other problems at the Sturgis plant. The FDA shut the plant down and recalled the formula.

A whistleblower had claimed that Abbott was covering up massive problems at the plant and falsifying reports to the FDA. This led to a full-blown criminal investigation by the Justice Department.

Wall Street Journal:

Attorneys with the Justice Department’s consumer-protection branch are conducting the criminal investigation, the people said.

The branch, which has criminal as well as civil authority, was involved last year in a settlement with Abbott that allowed its Sturgis plant to resume operations after Food and Drug Administration inspectors found a potentially deadly bacteria there.

“The DOJ has informed us of its investigation, and we’re cooperating fully,” an Abbott spokesman said.

The company reopened the plant in June after extensive cleaning and modifications to the equipment.

So what is the Justice Department looking for?

“Ongoing inadequacies in manufacturing conditions and practices at Defendants’ facilities demonstrate that Defendants have been unwilling or unable to implement sustainable corrective actions to ensure the safety and quality of food manufactured for infants, a consumer group particularly vulnerable to foodborne pathogens,” the department said in the complaint.

Abbott isn’t the first food company to be the target of a criminal investigation. A deadly outbreak of listeria led to Blue Bell ice cream pleading guilty to two misdemeanors and a fine of $19 million. And the restaurant chain Chipotle was fined $25 million after food-borne illnesses struck more than 1,000 of their customers.

Abbott is still trying to ramp up to full production of all its product lines.

Politico:

The DOJ investigation comes just a few weeks after Abbott and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the company’s plans to build a new $536 million manufacturing facility in the state to produce specialty and metabolic formulas for medically-vulnerable children and adults who were hardest hit by the shortages. Abbott has struggled to ramp up production of the special formulas at its Sturgis plant, and has recently pushed back the availability of a slate of metabolic formulas to April.

There really wasn’t much that Biden could do about Abbott’s self-inflicted wounds, but he tried anyway. He flew a few cases of formula from Germany to the United States — sort of a Berlin Airlift in reverse. It made no dent in the shortage of baby formula, but it certainly was a dramatic gesture.

The problem of shortages was a government-made problem. Regulations made any foreign competition very difficult — which was the idea when major domestic baby formula manufacturers lobbied for the change. Now we’re at the mercy of three or four companies that produce 90% of baby formula in the U.S.

That’s got to change, or the crisis will repeat itself the next time a problem occurs at one plant.

 

 

 

 

Moderna CEO at Davos: Moderna Was Working on COVID Vaccine in Jan. 2020, Before COVID-19 Was Named

BY CATHERINE SALGADO

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/catherinesalgado/2023/01/19/moderna-ceo-at-davos-moderna-was-working-on-covid-vaccine-in-jan-2020-before-covid-19-was-named-n1663174;

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When did Moderna start developing its COVID-19 vaccine? Moderna’s CEO Stephane Bancel already made headlines at World Economic Forum’s (WEF) elitist Davos 2023 conference by saying he wants an mRNA vaccine factory on every continent and by confirming his negotiations with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to bring Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines to China. But there’s more: Bancel admitted on CNBC at Davos that Moderna was already working on a COVID-19 vaccine in January 2020 before the virus had reached most countries and before it even had a specific name.

Bancel went on CNBC at Davos to discuss a new Moderna RSV vaccine. But something far more interesting slipped out. “I’d like to go back,” the CNBC host said excitedly. “‘Cause the last time we were here in Davos in the winter, it was January 2020, and I saw you at that point, and we were at a breakfast.”

Bancel smiled. “I remember.”

The CNBC host continued enthusiastically, “You came up to me in this small room and you were talking about how you had actually the — you were working on a vaccine for — for COVID. And at that point, COVID-19 didn’t even really exist in our minds.”

Related: Moderna CEO at Davos: mRNA Vaccine Factories on Every Continent and Making a Deal With CCP

Bancel, still smiling, tacitly confirmed the story by agreeing, “I think there was no name at that time.” So Moderna was somehow developing a vaccine for an unnamed virus before it reached most countries outside China?

According to the CDC, COVID-19 first surfaced in December 2019 but was not even identified officially as a potential SARS virus until Jan. 1, 2020. So how was Moderna making a vaccine for that still unidentified virus that same month? I know very little about how vaccines targeting viruses are developed, but I’m pretty sure viral sequencing is required. In fact, viral sequencing is how a new virus is identified. WebMD explained in a medically-reviewed piece:

Genome sequencing is how scientists found this new human coronavirus [COVID-19] soon after it popped up in people. At first, what they knew was that people in China were suddenly getting sick with respiratory symptoms. So scientists sequenced the genome of a viral sample from a person who worked at a market where they thought it might have come from. By comparing the RNA sequence to other viral genome sequences they had from earlier studies, they could tell right away that it was a coronavirus they hadn’t seen in people before.

If WedMD is right, Moderna had already sequenced and identified COVID-19 or received that sequencing from someone else and begun its vaccine production before the virus had an official name. Add to that the question — where did Moderna get the virus samples or sequencing from? From the CCP? And did Moderna start working on the vaccine in January, or had it already started in late 2019 before the world supposedly knew anything definite about the virus? Something about this vague timeline is awfully fishy.

I’m no scientist, but Bancel and CNBC seem to have accidentally raised a lot of important questions that need answering.

Video: Rebel Media Reporters DESTROY CEO of Pfizer at World Economic Forum in Davos~The Big Pharma profiteer’s walk of shame.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/video-rebel-media-reporters-destroy-ceo-of-pfizer-at-world-economic-forum-in-davos/;

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At the gathering of globalist elites for the World Economic Forum this week, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was confronted by Rebel Media reporters including Rebel Media chief Ezra Levant on the sidewalks of Davos, Switzerland. The Big Pharma profiteer clearly was unaccustomed to the kinds of persistent, pointed questioning Rebel Media lobbed at him about his central role in the COVID vaccine debacle.

Don’t miss this blistering video below:

Evidence Show US Planned Covid-Style Crisis “For Decades:” Journalist Janet Phelan

BY ALEX NEWMAN

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/evidence-show-us-planned-covid-style-crisis-for-decades-journalist-janet-phelan/;

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There is a lot of evidence that forces within the U.S. government have been planning for a Covid-style pandemic “for decades,” explained investigative journalist Janet Phelan on this episode of Conversations That Matter with The New American magazine’s Alex Newman. She also said the entire Covid scenario is being used to radically empower the United Nations and the World Health Organization, which would take charge of future pandemics. This means an end to national sovereignty. The two also discuss abuses of elder Americans and conservatorship laws, particularly in California, an area where Phelan has exposed critical information.

Moderna Withheld Data From FDA Regulators to Get Bivalent Booster Approved

Moderna Withheld Data From FDA Regulators to Get Bivalent Booster Approved

BY BEN BARTEE

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/benbartee/2023/01/15/moderna-withheld-data-from-fda-regulators-to-get-bivalent-booster-approved-n1661950;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

How many times have we been treated, in the era of the New Normal, to exasperated corporate media hacks complaining about “misinformation” pushed by “conspiracy theorists” regarding the COVID-19 mRNA gene therapies deceptively marketed as “vaccines”?

As it turns out, the biggest purveyor of misinformation is the pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by the government and corporate media.

Via CNN:

The pharmaceutical company Moderna didn’t present a set of infection data on the company’s new Covid-19 booster during meetings last year when [FDA] advisers discussed whether the shot should be authorized and made available to the public…
That data suggested the possibility that the updated booster might not be any more effective at preventing Covid-19 infections than the original shots.

Specifically, Moderna hid data on actual infection rates among patients who were administered the original booster and those who got the bivalent “vaccine.” The reason is obvious: The data showed that the original booster resulted in fewer infections than the bivalent version, which clearly wouldn’t be good news for sales.

Related: Judicial Watch Releases Damning New Information on the Moderna Vaccine

1.9% of the study participants who received the original booster became infected. Among those who got the updated bivalent vaccine – the one that scientists hoped would work better – a higher percentage, 3.2%, became infected.

Research released by the New England Journal of Medicine found that “boosting with new bivalent mRNA vaccines targeting both the BA.4–BA.5 variant and the D614G strain did not elicit a discernibly superior virus-neutralizing peak antibody response as compared with boosting with the original monovalent vaccines.”

In English, that means they don’t work as promised.

So…

When will Moderna get its Twitter account suspended for promulgating dangerous misinformation?

When will the White House collude to censor Moderna’s free speech?

When will Moderna’s licenses to create drugs get suspended, the way doctors were threatened with having their medical licenses suspended for spreading COVID “misinformation”?

When will CNN begin conducting ambush interviews of Moderna executives, as they do with defenseless independent practitioners like Dr. Mercola who challenge big pharma orthodoxy?

FDA approves OMICRON booster shots for babies, children

BY CAROLYN HENDLER, J.D.

SEE: https://thevaccinereaction.org/2023/01/fda-approves-u-s-babies-and-young-children-to-get-omicron-covid-booster-shots/;

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In early December 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID mRNA Covid-19 shots to include administration of the Omicron Covid booster shots to children as young as six months old. The action allows everyone over the age of six months to get the newest booster shot.1

The FDA made the decision to authorize the vaccination of infants and very young children just three days after Pfizer submitted an application to the regulatory agency for the Omicron BA.4/BA.5-Adapted Bivalent Covid vaccine.2

The bivalent Covid booster, which contains the original strain of the SARS-COV-2 virus along with spike proteins from the BA.4 and BA.5 variants of the Omicron strain, was approved for children five years of age and older on Oct. 12, 2022.3 FDA commissioner Robert Califf, MD said:

More children now have the opportunity to update their protection against Covid-19 with a bivalent Covid-19 vaccine, and we encourage parents and caregivers of those eligible to consider doing so–especially as we head into the holidays and winter months where more time will be spent indoors.4>

COVID Vaccination Uptake Has Been Slow Among Babies and Young Children

Omicron Covid booster shot uptake is limited because it is only available to infants and children who have received both doses of the original Covid shots developed by Pfizer and Moderna. Children who have already received three doses of the original Pfizer Covid shot are not eligible for the booster.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials have reported that less than five percent of children aged two to four and only three percent of children and babies under the age of two have received the original Covid shots.5 Therefore, there is not much demand for Omicron booster shots among very young children. Meanwhile, 32 percent of children aged five to 11 years are fully vaccinated against Covid.6

Yale School of Medicine pediatrician Leslie Sude, MD said:

While a significant proportion of the population was not eligible for vaccination, there was still the opportunity for widespread circulation of COVID among children, who could then keep transmitting it to older people. And as long as the virus spreads from person to person, the virus can keep changing and evolving into new variants.7

However, Dr. Sude’s comment conflicts with CDC director Rochelle Walensky’s acknowledgment that getting a Covid shot does not prevent infection with and transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to others. Dr. Walensky stated:

 Our vaccines are working exceptionally well … but what they can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.8

Covid Shot Study Data Not Peer Reviewed or Published

The FDA and a committee of independent vaccine experts relied on data provided by the vaccine manufacturers when extending the EUA for the bivalent Omicron Covid booster shot to infants and very young children. The data presented by vaccine manufacturers have not been peer-reviewed or published.9

When extending the EUA status of the Moderna Covid booster shot to babies and young children, the FDA relied on a clinical study looking at the immune response of adults to the Moderna product.  The FDA also compared a clinical study looking at the immune response of 56 children aged 17 months through five years after getting the full dose series of the original Covid shots plus the booster dose to a study examining the immune response of 300 young adult participants, who received the two-dose original Moderna Covid shot. The FDA concluded that the immune response of infants and very young children were comparable to the immune response in young adults.10

The FDA also looked at a clinical study examining the safety of a single dose Moderna Covid booster shot in 145 children aged six months through five years old. The study showed the common side effects in babies 17 through 36 months old were irritability/crying, sleepiness, and loss of appetite. Previous clinical trials showed the common side effects in this age group to also include fatigue, muscle pain, headache, joint pain, nausea/vomiting, and chills.11

The third dose of the monovalent Pfizer Covid shot will no longer be used in very young children and will, instead, be replaced with the booster dose. The FDA relied on efficacy data previously submitted by the drug manufacturer in individuals aged six months through four years old, 16 years and older, and adults aged 55 years and up who received the original two-dose series of shots, the monovalent booster as well as the bivalent booster dose.12

The safety of the Pfizer Covid booster shot for children aged six months through five years old was determined by looking at safety data from a clinical study of the bivalent booster shot in participants aged 55 years and older; clinical trials looking at the safety of the primary vaccine series in children six months and older with the monovalent booster, as well as safety data from clinical trials and post-marketing safety data of the booster shot in participants five years and older.

Even though the safety data presented did not include the bivalent Covid booster shot, the FDA concluded the previous trials and studies on the monovalent booster were relevant to the approval process of the bivalent Omicron version due to the fact the same manufacturing process was used to make both versions of the shot.13


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Click here to view References:

1 Gumbrect J. Children as young as 8 months can now receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine. CNN Dec. 9, 2022.
2 Pandolfo C. FDA authorizes bivalent COVID-19 booster shots for children under 5. Fox News Dec. 8, 2022.
3 Cáceres M, Fisher BL. FDA Authorizes COVID Bivalent Shots for Children as Young as Five Years Old. The Vaccine Reaction Oct. 17, 2022.
4 Gumbrect J. Children as young as 8 months can now receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine. CNN Dec. 9, 2022.
5
Pandolfo C. FDA authorizes bivalent COVID-19 booster shots for children under 5. Fox News Dec. 8, 2022.

6 MacMillan C. COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5; What Parents Need To Know. Yale Medicine Dec. 12, 2022.
7 Ibid.
8 Stykes E. CDC Director: Covid vaccines can’t prevent transmission anymore. MSN Jan 10, 2022.
9 MacMillan C. COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5; What Parents Need To Know. Yale Medicine Dec. 12, 2022.
10 News Release. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Updated (Bivalent) COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Down to 6 Months of Age. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Dec. 8, 2022.
11 Ibid.
12 Ibid.
13 Ibid.

PATRIOT NURSE: You BETTER Know This-The New Healthcare Nightmare

In this video, Patriot Nurse discusses the realities one must face in the current health system infrastructure when taking someone to the hospital. The nursing and caregiver shortage is only part of the equation, and today we delve into the deeper issues of the medical industrial complex and state-mediated kidnapping of children under the guise of 'protecting' patients. You need to know.

Elon Musk says 100 Starlinks now active in Iran to circumvent government Internet restrictions on protesters

U.S. Helps Starlink EXPAND Internet Access To Iran

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a payload of 53 Starlink satellites lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., April 21, 2022.  (Reuters/Steve Nesius / Reuters Photos):

SpaceX launch

LINK TO VIDEO OF LAUNCH: https://cdn.jwplayer.com/previews/ualqxGCk

BERLIN, GERMANY DECEMBER 01: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses on the red carpet of the Axel Springer Award 2020 on December 01, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images)

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BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/12/elon-musk-says-100-starlinks-now-active-in-iran-to-circumvent-government-internet-restrictions-on-protesters;

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Elon Musk has not only “dealt a body blow to the Left’s authoritarian agenda by buying one of the world’s most popular social media platforms,” Twitter, but he’s also helping to enable some ability for Iranian dissidents to communicate with the world. Musk’s Starlink, a “satellite-based broadband service could help Iranians circumvent the government’s restrictions on accessing the internet and certain social-media platforms amid protests around the country.” Thus it allows the truth about Iran to be revealed to everyone.

Musk’s Starlink is revolutionizing Internet technology globally. Last month, the UK began trials using Starlink “to beam high-speed broadband to remote areas of the UK.” In 2020, Starlink was already being reported to be a possible “uncensored internet solution” for North Korea, that “could prove a game-changer.”

“Elon Musk says around 100 Starlinks now active in Iran,” Reuters, December 26, 2022:

Dec 26 (Reuters) – SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday that the company is now close to having 100 active Starlinks, the firm’s satellite internet service, in Iran, three months after he tweeted he would activate the service there amid protests around the Islamic country.

Musk said, “approaching 100 starlinks active in Iran”, in a tweet on Monday.

The billionaire had said in September that he would activate Starlink in Iran as part of a U.S.-backed effort “to advance internet freedom and the free flow of information” to Iranians.

The satellite-based broadband service could help Iranians circumvent the government’s restrictions on accessing the internet and certain social media platforms amid protests around the country…

Mother Reverses Son’s Autism: Government & Elites Are Not Telling Public The Truth About MMR Shots

BY STEW PETERS

SEE: https://thevaccinereaction.org/2022/12/mother-reverses-sons-autism-government-elites-are-not-telling-public-the-truth-about-mmr-shots/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Sixteen years ago, Tracy Slepcevic’s son Noah received the MMR vaccine. Noah followed the same exact pattern that so many other parents have seen happen after that injection. He was able to crawl, gesture and speak his first few words on a normal timescale, but after that Noah declined rapidly. He lost his ability to speak altogether, to make baby signs, to engage in basic motor functions… and Tracy’s doctors were telling her, all the while, no, this is all normal… Sometimes children just regress into autism, there’s nothing that you can do about it.

Are we in an autism epidemic?

Tracy 'Mrs.' Slepcevic joins to detail how she reversed the affects of her son Noah's vaccine injury!

She discovered real treatments and therapies that the government want's hidden!

Visit: https://warriormom.org/about/ to find more on Tracy and her work!

Watch this new segment NOW at https://StewPeters.com!

Shingles May Be Triggered by COVID Shots

Shingles May Be Triggered by COVID Shots

BY Carolyn Hendler, JD

SEE: https://thevaccinereaction.org/2022/12/shingles-may-be-triggered-by-covid-shots/;

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A large retrospective cohort study conducted by researchers in Germany and the University of Virginia compared the incidence of shingles among individuals who did and did not get a COVID-19 shot and found a statistically significant difference providing evidence for an association between COVID vaccinations and increased risk for developing shingles or herpes zoster (HZ). The authors pointed out that “an association of HZ with COVID vaccination has been reported worldwide” and concluded that “the eruption of HZ may be a rare adverse reaction to COVID shots,” noting that varicella zoster (VZ), or chickenpox, reactivation is a well-established phenomenon both with infections and with other vaccines.”

Shingles is caused by the HZ virus and appears as a blistering, painful rash that occurs when VZ, the virus that causes chickenpox, is reactivated and moves to the nerves of the skin, where it produces the painful shingles rash. Like other herpes viruses, VZ lays dormant in the nervous system until it is reactivated.1 Elderly persons 60 years and older are more likely to develop shingles, especially if they are not asymptomatically boosted throughout life by coming in close contact with children recovering from chicken pox infections.2 3 About 20 percent of those who recover from shingles suffer from post-herpetic neuroglia lasting from months to years.4

Certain events can trigger the onset of shingles, including the natural decline of immunity that comes with age, stress, drugs, and vaccines.5 Recently, there have been widespread reports of the VZ virus reactivating after receiving a COVID shot, especially with messenger RNA (mRNA) technology such as Pfizer/BioNTech’s Comirnaty and Moderna/NIAID’s Spikevax biologics.6

Some experts have speculated that the link between the reactivation of varicella zoster and COVID shots could be due to the changes in immune system function after vaccination.  Risk factors for getting shingles include being older, undergoing severe stress, and having a weakened immune system.

Study Included Millions of People Who Did and Did Not Get COVID Shots

The study looked at real-world data of 1,095,086 people, who received a COVID shot compared to 16,966,018 people who did not get the shot and visited a clinic within the TriNetX Global Health Research Network database. The Network database aggregates data from multiple healthcare centers across 19 countries and the subjects were matched for age and gender. The vaccinated group visited the clinic for the purpose of being vaccinated, while the unvaccinated group went to the clinic for another reason.

Study results revealed that the vaccinated group had a 20 percent chance of coming down with shingles post-COVID vaccination while the unvaccinated group had 11 percent odds of developing the painful virus within 60 days of visiting the clinic. The study authors concluded that the difference was statistically highly significant.7

The authors wrote:

Consistent with the hypothesis, a higher incidence of HZ was statistically detectable post-COVID-19 vaccine. Accordingly, the eruption of HZ may be a rare adverse drug reaction to COVID-19 vaccines.8

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Can Also Trigger Shingles

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is known to cause lung and heart problems, has also been found to cause shingles. Numerous case reports indicated that SARS-CoV-2 infections could trigger reactivation of the VZ virus and researchers have hypothesized that it is linked to the physical and psychological stress of the body trying to deal with the SARS-CoV-2 infection.9

The journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases published a large study in 2022 comparing 400,000 people who had SARS-CoV-2 to 1.6 million people who have not had the viral infection. Adults over the age of 50 who had been infected with SARS-CoV2 had a 15 percent higher chance of coming down with shingles within the next six months. Patients who had severe cases of COVID requiring hospitalization had a 21 percent risk of developing shingles.10

Another Study Indicates Shingles May be a Side Effect of COVID Shots

A study published by Israeli researchers in 2021 in the British Society of Rheumatology showed that shingles could be a side effect of COVID shots. The observational study evaluated adverse events following COVID vaccination in subjects suffering from an autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic disease  (AIIRD) and compared 491 patients with AIIRD to 99 control subjects, all of whom received a COVID shot in two rheumatology departments in Israel.11 12

In the AIIRS group, six female subjects developed shingles post-vaccination (1.2 percent) compared to zero subjects developing shingles in the control group. Five of the six women came down with shingles after the first COVID shot and one after the second dose. All shingles cases were mild and resolved within six weeks.13

Patients Who Received Three Different COVID Shots Developed Shingles

This year, the journal Family Practice also published a report of three case studies of patients (one male, and two females), who came down with shingles three to 13 days after receiving three different types of COVID shots.14 All three patients were between 67-79 years old, were overweight or obese and had hypertension and dyslipidemia (abnormal amount of lipids in the blood) in their medical history. One patient had recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 infection a year before receiving a COVID shot and did not develop shingles following that COVID infection. All patients received different COVID shots, including Comirnaty, Spikevax, and AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s Vaxzevria, and all three completed the series of three doses despite developing shingles after the first dose.15

Study authors hypothesized surmise that “an altered immune landscape involving cellular immunity might be implicated in this phenomenon.”16

Immune System Depression Post Vaccination May Set Stage for Reactivation of Varicella Virus

A May 2022 study looked at 10 case studies of shingles that occurred one to three weeks after COVID vaccination. The authors speculated that similar to COVID infections, transient immunomodulation following vaccination could result in the reactivation of the HZ virus. More specifically, they proposed that lowered counts of CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells, and natural killer cells could set the stage for the reactivation of HZ and the development of shingles.17

Complications from shingles include postherpetic neuralgia; ophthalmicus (painful rash in the fifth cranial nerve shared by the eye); acute retinal necrosis (death of eye tissue); Ramsay Hunt syndrome (facial paralysis near the ear and hearing loss); Bell’s palsy and Guillain-Barré syndrome, which involve paralysis of the face or limbs); encephalitis (brain inflammation), aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) and myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord); peripheral motor neuropathy (damage to nerves that control muscles), and bacterial skin infection.18

The study authors noted that reactivation of the herpes virus is a rare complication of other vaccines, most notably influenza, hepatitis A, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and yellow fever vaccines and that, while research is limited so far, the COVID shots can likely be added to this list. They warned:

Vaccination initiatives for COVID-19 are in full swing. Given the large number of people who will be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, a possible causal link could result in a large number of cases among the elderly, with devastating consequences. Post-marketing surveillance procedures must be in place, and ongoing vaccination safety assessments are critical for detecting any occurrence that could reduce the projected benefits and, as a result, taking obligatory action to reduce hazards amongst vaccinated people…Our findings necessitate a further investigation of the possible relationship between COVID-19 and herpes zoster in the context of vaccinating elderly and/or immunocompromised people.19

A Decrease in Lymphocytes May Play Role in Shingles Post Vaccination

COVID is known to cause lymphopenia, a condition whereby blood doesn’t have a sufficient number of lymphocytes (white blood cells) to help the immune system protect the body from infection.20 21 Symptoms of lymphopenia may include swollen lymph nodes, spleen, and joints;  fever; skin rash; frequent infections or inability to heal from an infection. All types of white blood cells decrease but CD4+ and CD8+ lymphocytes tend to decrease the most and this T-lymphocyte impairment could lead to shingles.

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID mRNA shot trials showed that there was a dose-dependent decrease in lymphocytes in the first few days after receiving the shot. At the currently used dose, up to 46 percent of the trial study participants had a transient decrease in lymphocyte count to below 1×10.9 The trial authors speculated that it is during this window of time when lymphocyte counts are lowered that the VZ virus can reactivate in the body.22


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Click here to view References:

1 Seladi-Shulman J, Goodwin M. Can a COVID-19 Vaccine Increase Your Risk of Shingles? Healthline Oct. 14, 2022.
2 Raines K, Fisher BL. CDC Accused of Manipulating Shingles Data. The Vaccine Reaction Aug. 19, 2019.
3 Forbes H, Douglas I, Finn et al. Risk of herpes zoster after exposure to varicella to explore the exogenous boosting hypothesis: self controlled case series study using UK electronic healthcare data. BMJ 2020; 368: 16987.
4 Agrawal S, Verma K, Verma I et al. Reactivation of Herpes Zoster Virus After COVID-19 Vaccination: Is There Any Association? Cureus May 2022; 14(5): e2519.
5 Ibid.
6 Seladi-Shulman J, Goodwin M. Can a COVID-19 Vaccine Increase Your Risk of Shingles? Healthline Oct. 14, 2022.
7 Hertel M, Heiland M, Nahles S et al. Real-world evidence from over one million COVID-19 vaccinations is consistent with reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Apr. 26, 2022; 36; Iss. 8.
8 Ibid.
9 van Dam CS, Schaar J, Al-Dulaimy M et al. Herpes zoster after COVID vaccination. Int J Infect Dis October 2021 169-171.
10 DeLaire M. Risk of shingles rises after COVID-19 infection: study. CTV June 28, 2022.
11
O’Laughlin F. Study: Shingles may be side effect of COVID-19 vaccine. WHDH Apr. 20, 2021.

12 Furer V, Zisman D., Kibari, A. et al. Herpes zoster following BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases: a case series. Rheumatology, Vo. 60, Issue SI, October 2021.
13 Ibid.
14 Saraiva A, Viera AR, Marinho MC et al. Varicella zoster virus reactivation following COVID-19 vaccination: a report of 3 cases. Family Practice October 2022; 39(5).
15 Ibid.
16 Ibid.
17 Agrawal S, Verma K, Verma I et al. Reactivation of Herpes Zoster Virus After COVID-19 Vaccination: Is There Any Association? Cureus May 2022; 14(5): e2519.
18 Ibid.
19 Ibid.
20 What is Lymphopenia? National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute May 31, 2022.
21 Ibid.
22 Ibid.

Life-Saving Organ Transplants Denied to Unvaccinated People

BY MARCO CACERES

SEE: https://thevaccinereaction.org/2022/12/life-saving-organ-transplants-denied-to-unvaccinated-people/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

The idea that a person in need of a life-saving surgery would be denied that procedure by a doctor or a hospital administrator simply because the individual opted out of getting a COVID-19 shot seems surreal. It sounds unethical at the very least, criminal at worst, and certainly not something that one would imagine could happen in America. Yet, hard as it is to believe, this medieval-sounding scenario distinguished by callous disregard for human life has been played out on numerous occasions in the United States during the past two years.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

In one highly publicized case, Leilani Lutali of Colorado Springs was denied a kidney transplant by the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora until she and her donor agreed to be injected with COVID shots. In North Carolina, Chad Carswell of Burke County was also denied a kidney transplant by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem until both he and his donor agreed to get COVID shots.1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10

In Ohio, unvaccinated Michelle Vitullo was denied a liver transplant by the Cleveland Clinic. In Washington, unvaccinated Derek Kovick was also denied a liver transplant by the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. In Massachusetts, unvaccinated DJ Ferguson was denied a heart transplant by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.4 7 9 11

In a more recent case, 14-year-old unvaccinated Yulia Hicks was denied a kidney transplant by Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. The young girl, who is originally from Ukraine, suffers from a rare degenerative kidney condition known as Senior Loken Syndrome.12 13

Yulia’s mother reportedly asked a hospital employee, “So basically you’re telling us if she does not get the vaccine, then she’s not getting a transplant?” and the employee responded, “Yes, that is the one thing that is holding us up.”12 13 Mrs. Hicks said:

They said the CDC recommendation had been updated at the end of October, and they had to go by the recommendation, and if she didn’t get the vaccine she wouldn’t be getting a transplant at Duke.12

Yulia’s father added:

We’ve been up front the entire time we’ve been seen at Duke, for the last two years, that we were not comfortable with the vaccine, with the COVID-19 vaccine. And so they knew all along that we were not comfortable with this. And it wasn’t a requirement. It was… a recommendation, according to [the doctors] at first, until the very end.13

The father said that his daughter underwent a “nine-hour [medical] workup” in October and that that was when the doctors and hospital officials “decided or told us that this was going to be a highly recommended-slash-requirement for her to get a vaccine before she would get the transplant.”13

“There’s no sympathy whatsoever from any of them,” said Yulia’s mother. “It’s just strong-arming us: give her the vaccine, and you’ll get the transplant.”12

Some Organ Transplant Candidates Refuse COVID Shots Afraid of Life-Threatening Adverse Reactions

One of the concerns about the COVID vaccines (notably the mRNA shots) expressed by transplant candidates has to do with the risk of developing life-threatening inflammatory heart conditions known as myocarditis and pericarditis.14

The ethics of denying organ transplant candidates life-saving transplant surgery because they do not want to take the risk with potentially life-threatening medical interventions, such as vaccination, is the subject of heated debates. Which side you come down on may depend on your view of the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine being required as a condition of getting an organ transplant.

Yet, it is hard not to see at least some degree of cruelty and grim irony in condemning someone to death simply because they do not wish to be injected with a biological product like the COVID shot, which is known to cause severe adverse reactions, including fatal ones. It places people in desperate need between a rock and a hard place. It just seems wrong.

Some Surgeries Rejected for Fear of Transfusions With Blood ‘Tainted’ by Vaccination

Interestingly, while there are some unvaccinated (for COVID) people in need of an organ transplant who are being rejected for the surgery, there are also some unvaccinated people needing surgery who may be reluctant to have the operation for fear of receiving a blood transfusion that could contain blood donated by people who have gotten COVID mRNA shots.15 16

“The problem is right now we have no choice,” said Swiss naturopath George Della Pietra, founder of the nonprofit SafeBlood Donation, which matches unvaccinated blood recipients with donors in countries around the world. “I get hundreds of emails asking me, ‘Do you have blood [available], because I have surgery coming up in three weeks,’” Della Pietra said.15

According to an article in the Independent Sentinel, Della Pietra and other unvaccinated people believe that the COVID mRNA shots “contaminate” the blood and cause the “eventual destruction of the immune system.” In short, they believe that blood may be harmful if received from vaccinated people.15

A good example of this occurred recently in New Zealand when the parents of a four-month-old boy refused an operation requiring a blood transfusion for their baby using blood from the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) because the blood supply would include blood from donors who had received COVID shots.16 An article published by The Vaccine Reaction last week noted:

The parents expressed grave concerns about using blood from donors who had received the COVID shots and said they had more than 20 unvaccinated people who agreed to donate blood to their son for the operation. However, the hospital where the operation would be performed insisted on using donor blood provided by NZBS, which does not separate blood taken from vaccinated and unvaccinated donors.16

“We don’t want blood that is tainted by vaccination. That’s the end of the deal,” said the child’s father. “We are fine with anything else these doctors want to do.”16

While donated blood and plasma must go through a cleansing process before all transfusions, SafeBlood Donation does not believe that the process removes all mRNA ingredients. “I’m talking about graphene oxide and nondeclared inorganic components in the vaccine, which we can see in the blood,” Della Pietra said. “When I see them, I have no idea how we can get rid of them again.”16

Della Pietra thinks that unvaccinated people are getting vaccinated “more or less through the back door… You cannot avoid it anymore.”16


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Millions Harmed by Medical Misdiagnosis in U.S. Hospital Emergency Rooms

BY MARCO CACERES

SEE: https://thevaccinereaction.org/2022/12/millions-of-patients-harmed-by-medical-misdiagnosis-in-u-s-emergency-departments/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

A new study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on Dec. 15, 2022, estimates that about six percent of the approximately 130 million people (about one in 18 individuals) who seek medical care in emergency departments (ED) in the United States each year are misdiagnosed. This translates into about 7.4 million misdiagnosis errors that cause unnecessary harm to some 2.6 million patients and leave an additional 370,000 patients permanently disabled or dead.1 2 3 4 5

The study researchers from Johns Hopkins University, which reviewed 279 studies published between January 2000 and September 2021 to analyze the frequency and impact of diagnostic errors, found the rates of emergency department misdiagnosis to be similar to those observed in primary care and hospital inpatient care settings.2 3 5 They also found that…

Put in terms of an average ED with 25,000 visits annually and average diagnostic performance, each year this would be over 1,400 diagnostic errors, 500 diagnostic adverse events, and 75 serious harms, including 50 deaths per ED.3 5

Stroke is the Most Misdiagnosed Condition

The following five conditions account for 39 percent of misdiagnosis-related harms: stroke, myocardial infarction, aortic aneurysm/dissection, spinal cord compression/injury, and venous thromboembolism. Stroke, which involves a blockage that stops the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, is the condition that causes the most harm and is misdiagnosed about 17 percent of the time.1 2 3 4 5

According to the study, the main causes of diagnostic errors in emergency departments are mostly “cognitive errors linked to the process of bedside diagnosis.”3 Additionally…

Malpractice claims associated with serious misdiagnosis-related harms involved failures of clinical assessment, reasoning, or decision making in about 90 percent of cases. Similar findings were seen in incident report data. These issues are not unique to the ED—they are seen across clinical settings, regardless of study method.3

“Not all diagnostic errors or harms are preventable, but wide variability in diagnostic error rates across diseases, symptoms, and hospitals suggests improvement is possible,” the study noted. “Scalable solutions to enhance bedside diagnostic processes are needed, and these should target the most commonly misdiagnosed clinical presentations of key diseases causing serious harms.”3 4

Misdiagnosis: The ‘Elephant in the Room’

The problem of emergency department misdiagnosis was described as “the elephant in the room no one is paying attention to” by professor of neurology David Newman-Toker, MD, Ph.D., director of Johns Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence and one of the study’s researchers. It is part of a broader problem of medical errors involving the U.S. healthcare system, which account for 10 percent of deaths in the U.S. annually and some $20 billion in costs to the country.2 6 7 8 

In 2020, a white paper released by the Foundation for the Innovation and Development of Health Safety found that 20-25 percent of patients are harmed by medical errors in primary and outpatient care in the U.S. and Europe, as well as in many developing countries. The report found that 25 percent of preventable harm done to patients was caused by mismanagement in the way drugs were administered and that, in the U.S. alone, adverse reactions to drugs were responsible for nearly 700,000 emergency room visits and over 100,000 hospitalizations every year.9

The problem of medical errors leading to millions of deaths over the past decades is a long-standing problem in U.S. healthcare. In 2000, the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, published a report To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, which revealed that medical errors in U.S. hospitals were a leading cause of death. Authors of the report said:

Experts estimate that as many as 98,000 people die in any given year from medical errors that occur in hospitals That’s more than die from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS–three causes that receive far more public attention. Indeed, more people die annually from medication errors than from workplace injuries. Add the financial cost to the human tragedy, and medical error easily rises to the top ranks of urgent, widespread public problems.10

By 2016, Johns Hopkins University patient safety researchers reported that more than 250,000 deaths per year in the U.S. can be attributed to medical errors.7 11


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1 Abelson R. E.R. Doctors Misdiagnose Patients With Unusual Symptoms. The New York Times Dec. 15, 2022.
2 Advisory Board. Are 7M people misdiagnosed in EDs each year? A new study raises controversy. Dec. 19, 2022.
3 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Diagnostic Errors in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. Dec. 15, 2022.
4 Boggs J. Government data: 5.7% of ER visits misdiagnosed. Denver7 ABC Dec. 16, 2022.
5 Kounang N. More than 7 million incorrect diagnoses made in US emergency rooms every year, government report finds. CNN Dec. 16, 2022.
6 Al-Maskari K. 7 ways EHRs can reduce medical errors. Medical Economics Sept. 6, 2022.
7 Cáceres M. Study: Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. The Vaccine Reaction May 6, 2016.
8 Johns Hopkins Medicine. Study Suggests Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. May 3, 2016.
9 TVR Staff. Medical Errors Harm Up to 25 Percent of Patients in Outpatient Care. The Vaccine Reaction Feb. 27, 2020.
10 Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS. To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Quality of Health Care in America: National Academies Press (US); 2000.
11 Johns Hopkins Medicine. Study Suggests Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. May 3, 2016.

Biomedical Terrorist Organization WHO Accuses Anti-Vaxxers of ‘Anti-Science Aggression,’ Calls Them ‘Killing Force’

BY BEN BARTEE

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/benbartee/2022/12/24/biomedical-terrorist-organization-who-accuses-anti-vaxxers-of-anti-science-aggression-calls-them-killing-force-n1656113;

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The Bill Gates-funded World Health Organization (WHO) is on the rhetorical warpath against “anti-vaxxers” who won’t submit to the mRNA injections, launching a new social media campaign to demonize their opponents.

Via ThinkCivics:

The World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled unvaccinated people a “major killing force globally” in a new campaign being promoted on social media.

The WHO is promoting a new video that targets “anti-vaccine activism” by blasting those who choose not to be vaccinated for supporting “anti-science aggression.”

The video features pediatrician and vaccine advocate Dr. Peter Hotez who laments the “devastating impact of misinformation and disinformation” regarding Big Pharma’s Covid shots.

Virologist Peter Hotez, the useful vector that the WHO uses to launch its attack, is a fat slob from whom no sane person would take medical advice. He admitted to Joe Rogan that he consumes fast food as the staple of his diet, with no regard for nutrition at all.

Here’s a challenge: find a single interview or publication from Public Health™ authority Peter Hotez discussing the negative public health impacts of unchecked obesity and the degradation of the American food supply.

Why would he concern himself with healthy food? Where’s the social control/profit angle for that? Where’s the career advancement angle?

Hotez, whose lab receives Gates Foundation money, has shilled for the vaccine passport/mandatory vaxx/lockdown agenda since the beginning of the pandemic because he knows where his bread gets buttered.

In 2021, Hotez published a “research” paper ostensibly calling for a government crackdown on “anti-science aggression”:

The acceleration of anti-science activities demands not only new responses and approaches but also international coordination. Vaccines and other biomedical advances will not be sufficient to halt COVID-19 or future potentially catastrophic illnesses unless we simultaneously counter anti-science aggression… solutions through biomedicine won’t be sufficient to halt the spread of COVID-19. We must simultaneously dismantle anti-science.

What does “dismantling anti-science” look like, and who’s going to be doing the dismantling? Which entity enjoys a monopoly on violence? Let your imagination run wild.

 

American Journal of Medicine: Belief in Freedom Can Hurt You

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2022/12/21/american-journal-of-medicine-says-a-belief-in-freedom-could-be-hazardous-to-your-health-n1655403;

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One way to hoodwink the populace into accepting ever-increasing control by the omnibenevolent and all-seeing federal government is to convince them that freedom and autonomy are bad for you. But surely Leftists wouldn’t stoop that low, would they? Sure they would. PJM’s Ben Bartee had the story on Saturday: the American Journal of Medicine has published a preposterous new study warning that “distrust of the government” and “a belief in freedom” are liable to get you killed. Get back in line, sheep! Don’t put your lives on the line chasing after freedom! Slavery is so much safer!

This errant nonsense was actually published this month in the American Journal of Medicine, proving yet again that academic study in the United States has become irremediably politicized and open to cultural and intellectual fads. An honest investigation of a controverted issue, leading to the acknowledgment of unwelcome truths, is vanishingly rare. The pretext for pushing slavery on Americans is, once again, the COVID-19 vaccine. According to Fortune magazine, this study claims to prove that “if you passed on getting the COVID vaccine, you might be a lot more likely to get into a car crash.”

The study asserts that “unvaccinated people were 72% more likely to be involved in a severe traffic crash — in which at least one person was transported to the hospital — than those who were vaccinated. That’s similar to the increased risk of car crashes for people with sleep apnea, though only about half that of people who abuse alcohol.”

Does the vaccine somehow improve your eyesight and coordination, so that you can more easily get out of scrapes while driving? Oh, nothing like that. Unvaccinated people are more likely to wreck their cars because they’re the sort of people who don’t obey the rules. The study speculates that people who are so headstrong and stubborn as to resist getting a vaccine that is causing young people in perfect health suddenly to drop dead might also “neglect basic road safety guidelines.”

Now, who in his right mind would get behind the wheel and neglect basic safety guidelines? Incorrigible lovers of freedom, of course: “Why would they ignore the rules of the road? Distrust of the government, a belief in freedom, misconceptions of daily risks, ‘faith in natural protection,’ ‘antipathy toward regulation,’ poverty, misinformation, a lack of resources, and personal beliefs are potential reasons proposed by the authors.”

So actually the study is all about why you should be a good conformist and do whatever the government tells you to do, no matter what the obvious risks may be.

This ridiculous and superstitious propaganda is frankly fascist in its warning against “a belief in freedom,” and it’s all designed to sell a shoddy and dangerous product to the weak and gullible. Epoch Times recently released a video entitled “Over 5,000 Cases of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS): Doctors Trying to Determine Why Young People Suddenly Dying.” It features Dr. Michael Ackerman, “a Mayo Clinic genetic cardiologist and the president of the Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) Foundation,” who explains “how COVID and the vaccine affect heart conditions in people under 35.”

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Epoch Times also reported on Dec. 8 that “A major new autopsy report has found that three people who died unexpectedly at home with no pre-existing disease shortly after COVID vaccination were likely killed by the vaccine. A further two deaths were found to be possibly due to the vaccine.” Meanwhile, in Germany, “newly released insurance data for 72 million people shows that unexpected deaths have been skyrocketing since the end of 2020. The number of sudden deaths has more than doubled since late 2020, jumping from about 6,000 per quarter to 14,000 currently.” And “officials in Australia are raising the alarm as the country’s excess deaths have soared to an ‘incredibly high’ rate.”

A genuine study has found that “based on passive surveillance reporting in the US, the risk of myocarditis after receiving mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines was increased across multiple age and sex strata and was highest after the second vaccination dose in adolescent males and young men.”

Why do the researchers and academics who wrote the unvaccinated/car crash study, and the American Journal of Medicine that published it, want people to take this dangerous drug? That remains a mystery, although there is likely a profit motive involved along the way. In any case, this study illustrates yet again that some people will believe anything. P. T. Barnum famously said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Even old Barnum likely never expected that the august American Journal of Medicine would take his words to heart.

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