CDC Reports Largest Increase in U.S. Infant Mortality Rate in Two Decades~15-Month-Old Girl Dies Two Days After ‘Well-Baby Visit’ Vaccinations

The United States is seeing an increase in infant deaths. That’s the headline from a new report from the CDC. It says there’s been a year-to-year increase in the infant mortality rate—the first in about 20 years. The report caused concern at the CDC. They’re worried that the back-to-back increase might become a trend. … Losing a child is a terrible grief that more and more parents are experiencing in the U.S., according to new data from the CDC. The report shows the infant mortality in 2021 was 5.44. In 2022, it was 5.6—a three percent increase.


15-Month-Old Girl Dies Two Days After ‘Well-Baby Visit’ Vaccinations

Melody Rain

A 15-month-old girl died in Warwick, New York on Oct. 19, 2023, two days after receiving three shots of five vaccines during a routine well-baby visit with a pediatrician at the Herbert Kania Pediatric Group. Melody Rain Palombi-Malmgren was a “perfectly healthy child,” according to her mother, Katherine Palombi. She was administered varicella (chickenpox), DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and acellular Pertussis) and Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria) on Oct. 17, and two days later suffered a heart attack and stopped breathing.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Hospital records show that the child also suffered liver and kidney failure.1 2 5

Melody was being cared for by her grandmother when her symptoms began. The grandmother called Palombi and told her that Melody was having trouble breathing. “I just kept saying, she just had vaccines, she just had vaccines,” Palombi recalls.1 2 3 4 5 8

The grandmother then called 911 and was instructed to perform CPR until the paramedics could arrive. Melody was subsequently transported by ambulance to St. Anthony’s Community Hospital where EMTs and medical staff tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate her.3 4 5 8

“By the time I got to the hospital, they put me in a room,” Palombi said, “and they just kept saying, ‘We’re working on her.’”3 5

“They were going over everything from that morning because she’d gotten into something,” she said, and “I just kept saying, ‘She had vaccines. A couple of days before this, she had vaccines.’”3 5

Child Had Previously Been Hospitalized Soon After Vaccinations

Palombi said that her daughter had been hospitalized before with a fever of 104° and a body rash all over her body that she developed within 24 hours after being vaccinated when she was two months old. Palombi said that the doctors had told her they did not think the symptoms were an allergic reaction to the vaccines but rather were caused by a virus. But she believes that, in both cases, the vaccines were too much for her daughter’s body.1 3 4 5

Palombi said she believed the five vaccines her daughter got were too much for her daughter’s body to handle. In an interview with News 12 Westchester, Palombi advised other parents, “Trust your gut and don’t let them push anything on to your children that you don’t want to do.”1 3 4 5

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a total of 10 shots of 16 vaccines for a 15-month-old child. In addition to the ones Melody received, the CDC recommends  the following shots: the HepA (Hepatitis A), Influenza, MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine), IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) RV (Rotavirus Vaccine) and COVID-19.9

“I just want to spread awareness in Melody’s name,” Palombi said. “Maybe she can save other children.”1 3 4 5

In an interview with The Defender, Palombi recounted how a mother had recently reached out to her when her two-month-old child suffered a reaction to a vaccine…

The baby was passing blood in the stool and everything else. So I told her, ‘You need to get the baby back to the emergency room immediately.’ And she did. The pediatrician admitted to this mom, ‘If you didn’t bring the baby in, the baby would have been dead by Monday.’3

Palombi also recalled how another woman had reached out to her to share how her grandson had died at six months old following a well-baby visit. “They told her it was SIDS,” she said. “That’s not what it is. It’s so sad to keep hearing that I’m not the only one.”3

“I just want to keep educating parents on the dangers of vaccines, encourage them to spread them out, give them when the child is older, or get tested for the [methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase] gene,” Palombi said. Some physicians believe that the “MTHFR” gene places certain children at higher risk for serious reactions to vaccines.3

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Mayor Eric Adams’s Electronic Devices Seized By FBI

Mayor Eric Adams speaks onstage at Angel Ball 2023 hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on October 23, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation )

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
4:13 PM – Friday, November 10, 2023


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

As part of an intensified corruption probe against New York City mayor Eric Adams’ 2021 campaign, the FBI confiscated electronic devices, including two or more cell phones, according to a New York Times (NYT) article published on Friday.

It comes after an FBI search of the residence of Adams’s primary campaign fundraiser, Brianna Suggs, which occurred earlier this month. During this period, investigators allegedly seized three cell phones and two laptop systems.

Prior reports claimed that Adams and his campaign staff had frequently turned down requests from authorities to reveal the source of around $300,000 in donations, however, it was unclear if this investigation included any allegations of breaking campaign finance laws.

The NYT described how FBI agents took “at least two cellphones and an iPad” that belonged to Adams earlier this week. This was days after the November 2nd raid that took place at 25-year-old Brianna Suggs’ residence.

The outlet was informed by insider sources that when agents approached Adams on the street, they ordered his security detail to move aside. They then entered his car and took the devices with the permission of a warrant that was granted by the court.

The document also stated that he received all of the equipment back “within a matter of days” and that the FBI was able to duplicate the data on the devices thanks to the warrant.

Adams, a former captain in the New York Police Department, released a statement through his spokesperson on Friday afternoon expressing how he had cooperated with authorities.

“As a former member of law enforcement, I expect all members of my staff to follow the law and fully cooperate with any sort of investigation, and I will continue to do that,” Adams said. “I have nothing to hide.”

Boyd Johnson, his campaign attorney, also posted a statement of his own.

“After learning of the federal investigation, it was discovered that an individual had recently acted improperly. In the spirit of transparency and cooperation, this behavior was immediately and proactively reported to investigators,” Johnson said.

However, he did not elaborate further on just who the individual was or what they had done specifically that was illegal.

One detail that was shared with reporters was how the investigation now serves to discover if Adams’s 2021 campaign efforts “conspired with the Turkish government and others to funnel money into its coffers.”

The warrant also stated that it was looking for information on donations made by Bay Atlantic University, a Turkish-founded college in Washington, D.C., which is connected to a school that Adams is rumored to have visited during his 2015 trip to Turkey as the president of the Brooklyn Borough Council.

The City, a local news website in New York City, stated that the donations that were claimed earlier to be under investigation were from about 500 distinct individuals.

“The campaign has responded to every notice from [the campaign finance board] as appropriate,” said Vito Pitta, Adams’s campaign counsel.

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Fauci-Run Lab In Montana Experimented With Coronavirus Strain From Wuhan A Year Before Pandemic

Director Anthony Fauci speaks during the daily press briefing. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
12:48 PM – Friday, November 3, 2023


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

A recent investigation has revealed that coronaviruses from the Chinese facility in Wuhan, which is now understood to be the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, were experimented with a little over a year before the worldwide pandemic. These efforts were also funded by U.S. taxpayers.

In 2018, a “SARS-like” virus known as WIV1 was introduced in a lab in Montana, infecting 12 Egyptian fruit bats under the direction of Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health.

The WIV1 coronavirus was reportedly tested on bats obtained from a “roadside” Maryland zoo and was transported from the Wuhan facility, where the FBI now suspects the COVID-19 pandemic originated.

According to data that was made public this week by a campaign organization, the unique virus was unable to generate a “robust infection.”

However, the study provides additional proof of the connections between the U.S. government, the Wuhan lab, and the tax-payer-funded risky virus research.

In 2018, the publication of the study was completed, showing that the “SARS-Like Coronavirus WIV1-CoV Does Not Replicate in Egyptian Fruit Bats.” DRASTIC, an online activist organization that looks into the origins of COVID-19 and the lab leak scenario, initially brought attention to the study.

The White Coat Waste Project (WCW), a watchdog group, is currently requesting further information on the experiment under the Freedom of Information Act. The group has been campaigning to prevent American tax funds from being sent abroad to finance controversial virus research.

The 2018 study was conducted under the direction of Fauci, the former head of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at the NIH’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana. Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina, a partner with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and the NIH’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories also collaborated on the study.

Twelve Egyptian fruit bats were taken from a Maryland zoo by scientists, who then injected the animals with the WIV1-coronavirus, which was initially identified in Chinese rufous horseshoe bats.

Every day, they examined the bats and took their temperatures and body weights. Researchers also collected samples from the mouths and nostrils of the animals.

Four of the bats were put to sleep on days three, seven, and 28, and their heart, liver, kidney, spleen, bladder, reproductive organs, eyes, and brain were taken out for examination. Antibodies and white blood cell counts were also examined by researchers.

The WIV1-coronavirus did not create “a robust infection,” according to the researchers, who also found “very limited evidence of virus replication.”

The WCW said that the zoo’s curator and director of animal health, who had previously worked at the NIH’s own animal testing labs from 2003 to 2012, had shipped the bats from a “roadside” Maryland zoo to the Montana facility.

The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve (CWP), which is situated in Thurmont, Maryland, less than 15 minutes from Camp David, has a history of violating animal welfare laws. In 2012, the CWP was fined $12,000 for providing subpar care and shelter for animals that was deemed unsafe and negligent.

As of April 2023, records indicate that of the 523 federally controlled creatures housed in the preserve, 241 were bats, 41 of which were Egyptian fruit bats.

“I left heartbroken and sad. The enclosures are so small and not well kept. This place is so unkempt. It’s awful. It needs to be shut down. You can see the pain in these animals eyes. Something has to be done about this place,” said one reviewer of the establishment.

The United States conducts the majority of gain-of-function virus research across the globe. In gain-of-function trials, pathogens are rendered more lethal or contagious.

Proponents of the experiments argue that they help scientists anticipate future outbreaks, while detractors contend that the hazards of a leak exceed any possible advantages. Due to these concerns, U.S. officials discreetly terminated a $125 million study last month that searched for novel viruses using public funding.

“Our investigation has uncovered the real-life horror story of how a shady roadside zoo whose curator was an NIH animal experimenter shipped off bats to a deadly government virus lab overseen by Dr. Fauci to be infected with a coronavirus obtained directly from the Wuhan lab that experts believe caused COVID,” said the founder of WCW, Anthony Bellotti.

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Pfizer Implements $3.5 Billion Cost-Cutting Program Amid Lagging COVID Injection Sales

Pfizer Implements $3.5 Billion Cost-Cutting Program Amid Lagging COVID Injection Sales
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Pfizer’s latest COVID booster isn’t going super well. Only about 2% of the entire American population has been successfully injected, and it appears to not be in the cards that that figure will appreciably rise anytime soon. The “safe and effective” façade is wearing thin.

Pfizer is instituting a “cost realignment program” as a consequence, in an attempt to stem the bleeding for shareholders – the fiscal health of which, not actual health, is its only true passion.

Via Forbes (emphasis added):

Pfizer is implementing a “cost realignment program” expected to save the pharmaceutical giant at least $3.5 billion as it prepares for revenue drops for its Covid-19 vaccine and Paxlovid, a prescription pill for treating Covid-19, according to its updated full-year guidance…

The company also expects full-year revenues for its vaccine and Paxlovid to be about $12.5 billion—$9 billion lower than what was anticipated…

Paxlovid full-year revenue expectations were lowered by about $7 billion while vaccine revenue expectations were reduced by approximately $2 billion because of “lower-than-expected vaccination rates.”

The “lower-than-expected vaccination rates” were not for lack of trying on the part of the pharmaceutical-funded corporate state media, which launched an all-out terror campaign in August ahead of a mid-September booster rollout to force-feed more vaxxes to the public and justify new mandates in schools and offices.

RelatedMaking a Killing: Americans Shelling Out up to $190 for COVID Boosters

Anyway, here’s a better idea: let’s save Pfizer executives the fiscal trouble by confiscating their ill-gotten gains obtained through documented fraud, liquidating them and distributing them to the victims of their mandated shots, and then putting them on trial for their crimes, possibly using RICO statutes to do it. They deserve it way more than any mafia racket ever did.

The ”documented fraud” accusation isn’t just hyperbole. Pfizer and the Public Health™ authorities literally committed documented, provable fraud in multiple regards, including:

  • The organized demonization and suppression of effective pre-existing therapeutics like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, as their existence would preclude the emergency use authorization Pfizer and Moderna desperately needed to get their shots pushed through the regulatory process and into the market. If it were acknowledged that prior therapies existed, the COVID-19 shots would never have been mandated and, in fact, would not have even been available until they went through the same 10-15-year vetting process that every vaccine in history has gone through – by which time the cost-benefit analysis would have been much clearer to anyone paying attention and much harder to muddy by the media.
    Of course, Pfizer and the Public Health™ authorities knew very well that the inefficacies and dangers of their product would come to light and sales would suffer, assuming it ever made it to market in the first place – which it would not have were Pfizer unable to rig the trials.
  • Pfizer used a separate and significantly riskier manufacturing process for its publicly available shots than the one it used to get regulatory approval in the trials.
  • Pfizer gave its Australian employees a separate vaccine batch from the one distributed to the public.
  • Pfizer never bothered to test whether its leaky vaccine stopped transmission (it doesn’t) in its clinical trials, despite public proclamations to the contrary.

Ex-Employee of Hamas Ally Worked as Pentagon Special Assistant for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Programs



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


The Department of Defense has been taken over by our enemies.

How badly have we been infiltrated?

Consider the state of the Department of Defense. In late September, we learned that Ariane Tabatabai who had worked with the Iranian government and secretly promoted their agenda before appearing to testify in Congress was working as the Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict.

Now, Rep Jack Bergman is demanding answers over Yousra Fazili who worked for the Islamic terror state of Qatar and now works at the Pentagon. In 2022, she became the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs at the U.S. Department of Defense

Yes, you read that correctly. From working for an Islamic terror state to Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological. Now she’s
the Chief of Staff for the Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer of the Pentagon.

Do we have any kind of security screenings anymore?

Rep. Bergman’s letter to Secretary of Defense Austin points out that, “Ms. Fazili “served as a ‘strategic’ advisor to Meshal Al-Thani, the Qatari Ambassador to the U.S., for over three years, until not long before she rejoined the Pentagon in a senior staff position and then was promoted twice to her current role.”

How does one go from working for a foreign nation to working in a top position at the Pentagon anyway?

But it gets worse.

“Ms. Fazili was working closely with the Qatari Ambassador at the time that her client was targeting prominent Americans in an effort to silence Qatar’s critics, including the then-Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce, and the former acting head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Michael Morell.”

Qatar, which is an Islamic terror state that backs Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other Islamic terrorist groups, actively plotted to target members of Congress.

It continues to provide sanctuary for Hamas leaders. And it’s an ally of Iran.

What’s the Pentagon’s response?

In a three-paragraph response to Bergman last month, DOD’s Rheanne Wirkkala said that Fazili was hired and vetted “in accordance with all appropriate laws and policies,”

Same as the response to employing an Iranian agent in a top position at the DOD.

We have been infiltrated in plain sight. Our national security has become a joke. This will take more than just a housecleaning to fix.


Muslim Pentagon Chief of Staff with Terror Ties Attacks Israel, Cheers Hamas Supporters


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

We don’t just have Hamas supporters in Congress, we also have them in the Pentagon.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center recently exposed Yousra Fazili’s family ties to Islamic terror.

In 2019, Yousra Fazili addressed a congressional hearing to complain about the arrest of her cousin by Indian authorities. The woman who now serves as Chief of Staff for the Pentagon Comptroller claimed that her cousin was the innocent victim of oppressive Indian authorities.

In reality, as the Hindu Post noted, Shah had “lionized Kashmiri jihadists, agreed with a description of convicted terrorists as ‘inspirations for the youth,’ and promised that ‘we all are ready to spill our blood’” to keep the region Muslim. On Facebook, Shah appeared to have posted a picture describing Mohammad Afzal Guru, an Islamic terrorist tied to the ‘The Army of Muhammad’, which is affiliated with Al Qaeda, as the “Pride of Kashmir”.

Yousra Fazili had studied Islamic religious law or sharia at Egypt’s Al-Azhar University before receiving a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies from Harvard. She was recorded showing up at the UN Economic and Social Council representing the International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations known as a Muslim Brotherhood operation. The IIFSO was co-founded by figures tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and Osama bin Laden.

Yousra Fazili had also worked for a Qatari diplomat. Qatar is a state sponsor of Hamas. Hamas is an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Yousra Fazili, who works as the Chief of Staff for the Pentagon Comptroller, reacted to Israel’s campaign to stop Hamas exactly as one would expect.

“Let Gaza Live,” read one Instagram post that Fazili reposted. She went on to praise students at Harvard for a series of pro-Palestinian rallies accusing Israel of “genocide” and demanding an immediate ceasefire.

“I’m so proud of these kids at Harvard,” Fazili wrote, referring to an effort by media watchdog groups to identify the leaders behind the pro-Palestinian rallies. “The leaders all got doxxed this week & undeterred they continue to organize and come out strong.”

Writing about Israel’s expected ground operation into the Gaza Strip, Fazili claimed the Jewish state has already destroyed the Hamas-run enclave and should not send in troops.

“I can’t help but think, what’s left to destroy?” she wrote in an Instagram posting that depicts what appears to be rubble in the Gaza Strip. “Is this helping find the hostages? Who in their right mind can see this and not believe in a ceasefire?”

In another post, Fazili displays pictures of a mass anti-Israel demonstration held over the weekend in Washington, D.C., and wrote that “ceasefire is what everyone should be pushing for.”

There was a ceasefire reached right before the Hamas attacks. The only thing that a ceasefire does is allow Hamas to regroup and prepare for the next attack.

It’s not bad enough that we have these people in Congress, but we also have them occupying prominent positions in the Pentagon.


The $350 Billion COVID Bailouts of States Were Entirely Unncessary

Get Very Mad. The $350 Billion COVID Bailout of States Was Entirely Unncessary
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
We’re two years removed from the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the $2 trillion “stimulus” measure that Congress passed in March of 2021, and the verdict on much of that spending can now be delivered.

The biggest line item in the bill was the $350 billion given to state and local governments to deal with revenue shortfalls and other pandemic-related expenditures — like golf courses.

But here we are two years later, and, astonishingly, only 45% of the $350 billion in funds to bail out states has been spent. Local governments had reported to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that they spent just 38% of their funds received through ARPA.

“The new GAO study confirms that the ARPA spending was not needed,” Chris Edwards, chair of fiscal studies at the Cato Institute, tells Reason. “By the fall of 2020, it was clear that the states were in good fiscal shape and not facing Armageddon as many policymakers were claiming. They did not need federal handouts.”

It would be more accurate to say that most states did not need federal handouts. That was one of the primary objections to the bill. By March 2021, there may have been a dozen states — most of them blue states — whose finances were so mismanaged that it was possible that they would have to declare bankruptcy. Many states like Illinois, used the ARPA money to rescue their failing pension systems. Others spent the cash on frivolous extras.

Did the money do any good?


The effectiveness of that spending has been repeatedly called into question. In a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper published in June 2022, a trio of researchers found that pandemic-era aid distributed to state and local governments had cost taxpayers about $855,000 per job saved. The stimulus spending had only “a modest impact on government employment and has not translated into detectable gains for private businesses or for states’ overall economic recoveries,” concluded University of California, San Diego economists Jeffrey Clemens and Philip Hoxie and American Enterprise Institute senior fellow Stan Veuger, the paper’s three authors.

“Even the unstated assumption behind these handouts — that Washington should step in if there are dips in state revenue — is badly flawed,” wrote David Ditch and Richard Stern, policy analysts at the Heritage Foundation. “Many states are fiscally mismanaged, and federal bailouts enable them to avoid much-needed discipline.”

Tourism is nice and roads are in some ways an essential government function, but the emergency COVID spending was meant to help states address an immediate public health crisis—or to offset the costs of it. It’s not at all clear how highway construction was a victim of the pandemic, and “travel marketing” is something that shouldn’t be funded with taxpayer dollars no matter where they come from.

If there ever was a need for emergency aid to states and localities, it has obviously long since passed. Edwards points out that state and local tax revenue in the first quarter of 2023 was up 25 percent over the first quarter of 2020—which immediately preceded the onset of the pandemic.

Perhaps a lot of those states should give the unspent money back to the U.S. treasury.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Depositions Reveal Terrifying Reality for Moms With Sick Kids

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Depositions Reveal Terrifying Reality for Moms With Sick Kids
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Taking a child to the hospital is fraught with dangers for parents whose children suffer from rare disorders. Instead of receiving compassionate care from inquisitive doctors with a passion for healing, many parents can encounter cold indifference and skepticism that leads to false accusations of child abuse. But none are in more danger of these accusations than mothers

PJ Media covered several cases where false allegations by hospitals or DCF/CPS workers tore families apart. Rachel Bruno sued a California children’s hospital and county officials who removed her sons over false allegations and won over $2 million. The outrageous case of Cynthia Abcug, whose child officials removed from her after false allegations of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy and a ginned-up kidnapping plot, revealed the massive efforts state workers would take to stop a mother from advocating for her rights.

In Abcug’s case, she agreed with doctors and specialists and did everything they said. That didn’t protect her from the false allegations. In the case of Maya Kowalski, who is suing Johns Hopkins All Children’s (JHAC) in Florida for false imprisonment, her mother Beata’s desire to decline treatment she believed to be unhelpful to Maya was the catalyst for false accusations against her.

The psychological disorder that child abuse doctors love to wield against problem moms, called Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP), only affects women. Much like the “hysteria” diagnoses of women many years ago when doctors would order women to have sex with “young and strong men” to “cure them” from their hysteric malady, MSBP is a similarly laughable “disorder” for which there is no test or diagnostic tool. As people come to understand MSBP to be a controversial psychological fiction fraught with fraud, the medical community prefers to use terms like “factitious disorder” or “medical child abuse” to describe the same thing.

I’ve never read a case of a father being accused of MSBP. The “symptoms” include “attention seeking” and being “too interested” in the care of one’s children. This puts mothers of chronically ill children in the sights of malicious social workers and doctors who see monsters instead of worried parents when answers to complex medical issues aren’t readily apparent.

In Beata Kowalski’s case, as well as Bruno’s, Abcug’s, and others across the country, all it took was one “child abuse” doctor leveling the charge and POOF! They’re guilty! Call the state! Take the children! Abcug passed every psychological test they gave her, only showing signs of PTSD that the trauma with child services and the court gave her. No one examined Kowalski before declaring her sick and a danger to her child before barring her from the hospital where her 10-year-old child suffered from a rare pain disorder called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

In most of these MSBP (or medical neglect or factitious disorder) cases, the people responsible for the false allegations never face the hot stare of a prosecuting attorney. But the Kowalskis sued All Children’s after Beata took her own life to escape the hell that the Florida Department of Child Services and the hospital put her family through. That lawsuit is currently being televised.

To get caught up on the background of this case, this is a thorough article, but the TLDR version is this: 10-year-old Maya Kowalski was under the care of treating physicians who are experts in CRPS, and they were controlling her pain with large doses of ketamine. When she checked into JHAC during a relapse, they disbelieved her diagnosis of CRPS and decided her mother was the cause of her pain and was drugging her with ketamine for no reason.

In the process of removing her mother from her, they also denied Maya access to her priest and Communion and wouldn’t allow her to have a rosary or even make friends in the ward where she was isolated. At one point, they stripped her to her underwear and took photos of her while she protested and cried with no medical reason or order to do so. They kept her under surveillance to “catch” her walking without help and forced her to wet and soil herself because they believed she could get to the bathroom on her own. She couldn’t.

After being denied by the hospital and the court the ability to see her child, Beata Kowalski hung herself, and DCF and the hospital immediately returned the child to her family a week later. Maya is now 17 and suing for damages.

Yesterday, the plaintiff had its best day yet and exposed what every parent fears could happen to them in a hospital. Deposition testimony is usually boring. But these depositions were very different than most and resulted in a very bad day for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

First was Dr. Laura Ann Vose, who unbelievably sat on the ethics panel at the hospital yet texted a fellow doctor disparagingly calling Maya Kowalski “ketamine girl” and admitting she knew Beata was suicidal after being separated from her child.

“Learned today that ketamine girl’s mom committed suicide yesterday. Sorry to say my prediction was correct,” wrote Vose. “We definitely did the right thing for the child.”

Related: Colorado Mom Convicted of ‘QAnon’ Kidnapping Plot that Never Happened Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail

The plaintiff’s attorneys had argued that JHAC’s actions led to the suicide of Beata Kowalski, and now there’s proof that at least one doctor knew it could happen and even predicted it would happen and did nothing to stop it. But what might be even worse is Vose’s testimony that Beata wasn’t the first mother driven to suicide at JHAC over an MSBP allegation. Vose told of another mother who committed suicide after being accused of MSBP by All Children’s in 1994-1995.

“I had a previous experience during my residency where there was a child the court had determined was Munchausen by proxy, and that mother had committed suicide,” testified Voss. “That happened at All Children’s,” she continued. “I believe it happened in my intern year which would have been 1994, or 95.”

How many mothers has JHAC accused of MSBP who have committed suicide? This calls for a full criminal investigation. There are now two suicides connected to JHAC based on MSBP allegations. How many other mothers were driven to suicide across the country due to false allegations by agents of hospitals or the state? This is something we should find out.

I searched diligently for a report of a suicide in 1994 to 1995 linked to MSBP and JHAC and came up empty. Whatever happened there was hidden until this trial revealed it. (And if you have any information on this case or know of any other parents falsely accused of child abuse by JHAC, contact me at

The next terrifying admission came from JHAC Dr. Joseph Perno, the chief of staff, who unapologetically declared that stripping a child to her underwear against her will and the will of her parents and taking photos while she cried was perfectly acceptable and “part of our standard care and treatment plan.”

Perhaps the scariest thing about Perno’s position is that the “consent to treat” form that all doctors and hospitals force you to sign when you seek medical help can be used to abuse you or your child. It appears from his testimony that hospitals believe the patient loses the right to rescind consent once that form is signed all the way up to forcible stripping and photographing your minor child against your will and without your consent.

The plaintiff’s next witness was an expert who ran another hospital, including a children’s hospital in Las Vegas, which the defense tried desperately to keep from testifying and objected to almost every question he was asked. Luckily, Dr. Joseph Corcoran, who had never testified as an expert before, managed to get the truth out. The consent form only gave permission for the hospital to use photos or videos “during the course of treatment.”

In Maya’s case, neither the photographs of her nor the 48 hours of surveillance video were used in any treatment, did not make it into the medical record, and were clearly only used to provide ginned-up evidence to the custody court where the hospital with DCF was fighting the family. Nothing that is in dispute in this case was a treatment designed to help Maya’s symptoms in any way. Instead, it appears to be an elaborate set-up created to convince a family court judge to take Maya away from her parents.

National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC): ACIP Recommends RSV Vaccination for Pregnant Women

ACIP Recommends RSV Vaccination for Pregnant Women

By Theresa Wrangham
Published September 28, 2023 in Government
SEE:;Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Pfizer’s Abrysvo Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine was recommended by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. The recommendation is to administer the vaccine only during the RSV season of September through January in pregnant women at 32 to 36 weeks of gestation. Abrysvo was approved in August for use in pregnant women to prevent RSV in infants by the FDA.1

The ACIP also approved the use of taxpayer dollars in the Vaccines for Children Fund (VFC) for Abrysvo so that the vaccine may be administered “free of charge” in many settings. The CDC is expected to accept the ACIP’s recommendation and add this vaccine to the adult schedule.

The ACIP also stated that generally, infants born to mothers who had been vaccinated for Abrysvo should not receive the newly recommended RSV monoclonal antibody nirsevimab, known as Beyfortus. This statement would seem to fly in the face of ACIP’s lack of concern in August regarding vaccine coadministration, which was justified by the committee noting that nirsevimab was a drug and not a vaccine.2

Yet Another Pricey RSV Intervention Expensive RSV Interventions

One constant for the ACIP was their continued unhappiness with the price tag for  RSV interventions. The nirsevimab RSV monoclonal antibody costs $395-$495 per dose3 and Abrysvo RSV vaccine costs  $295 per dose. When questioned by the committee about pricing outside the U.S., Pfizer didn’t provide specifics and instead stated that a tiered pricing strategy based on estimated affordability is used. 

Notably, the vaccine and monoclonal antibody offer limited protection to infants from RSV - about six months.4 5 6

RSV Vaccination Timing Hoped to Curtail Premature Births

Shifting the vaccination window to 32-36 weeks into a pregnancy is later than the clinical trial window considered by the FDA. Tables comparing outcomes for vaccines administered at 24-31 weeks vs. 32-36 weeks appeared to decrease preterm births. However, due to fewer study subjects, the data is likely to be underpowered, and real-world results for premature births in RSV-vaccinated women could differ. Notably, this clinical trial data reflects outcomes for only healthy, low-risk pregnancies.

Clinical Trail Data and Adverse Vaccine Events to be Monitored Pregancy & Vaccines

Vaccine safety monitoring for Abrysvo vaccine adverse events will be done through the CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink, the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), and V-safe.

A higher rate of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a rare but serious neurological disorder that causes inflammation of the peripheral nerves,7 was reported among individuals who received the vaccine in clinical trials for Abrysvo. There was also a higher rate of atrial fibrillation, a serious heart disorder that may lead to complications such as stroke, heart attack, or heart failure,8 among vaccine recipients.9

In pregnant women clinical trials also revealed higher rates of preterm deliveries, as well as higher rates of pre-eclampsia, a complication of pregnancy with symptoms that include high blood pressure, swelling of the hands and feet, and protein in the urine and gestational hypertension, in women vaccinated with Abrysvo versus those not vaccinated.10

Conditions to be monitored include many neurologic, neuroinflammatory, and cardiac conditions such as GBS, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), multiple sclerosis, meningitis, transverse myelitis (TM), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), atrial fibrillation, and supraventricular tachycardias (SVT).

Pregnancy Vaccination Recommendations Increase as Flu Season is Rebranded

Abrysvo is the fourth vaccine to be recommended for use by the ACIP. Adverse event reports submitted for Abrysvo could also potentially be in connection with the coadministration of COVID-19, influenza, and TdaP vaccines.11

As seasonal COVID-19, influenza, and RSV vaccines are rolled out, what has previously been marketed as flu season has been rebranded as respiratory season to harmonize the push for the uptake of these seasonal vaccines.12

Vaccine Injury Compensation and RSV

The ACIP’s recommendation of Abrysvo RSV vaccine for pregnant women is one of the steps required before the vaccine is covered by the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).13

Last month, the ACIP approved the drug nirsevimab, as if it were a vaccine and it too may eventually be covered by the VICP.14

About RSV & RSV Vaccine ill infant

RSV is a common and highly contagious respiratory virus that produces cold symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, wheezing, decreased appetite, and fever. Most people who become infected with RSV will recover fully within a week or two without treatment.15

Young infants and children, older adults, and individuals with immune system disorders and chronic health conditions are at an increased risk of RSV infection and may also be at an elevated risk of developing complications from the illness.16 Complications of RSV infection include inflammation of the small airways within the lungs (bronchiolitis) and lung infection (pneumonia) and may require hospitalization for supportive care.17

To learn more about RSV and RSV vaccines and their complications and risks, visit NVIC’s RSV web pages.


1 U.S. Food & Drug Administration. FDA Approves First Vaccine for Pregnant Individuals to Prevent RSV in Infants.

2 Wrangham T. Vote to Add Drug to Childhood Vaccination Schedule Opens Door to Daycare Mandates, Tracking, and Injury Liability Shield. National Vaccine Information Center Aug. 10, 2023.

3 Wrangham T. Vote to Add Drug to Childhood Vaccination Schedule Opens Door to Daycare Mandates, Tracking, and Injury Liability Shield. National Vaccine Information Center Aug. 10, 2023.

4 Ortega-Sanches IR. ACIP Presentation - Economics of Vaccinating U.S. Adults ≥60 years old against Respiratory Syncytial Virus. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Feb 23, 2023.

5 Armstrong M. Nirsevimab data leave the door open for Pfizer. Evaluate Vantage Mar. 3, 2022.

6 Griffin MP, Yuan Y, Takas T, et al. Single-Dose Nirsevimab for Prevention of RSV in Preterm Infants. N Engl J Med. Jul 30, 2020; 383(5):415-425.

7 Wrangham T. ACIP: 2018-2019 Flu Vaccine 44 Percent Effective. National Vaccine Information Center Apr. 7, 2019.

8 NIH National Library of Medicine. Atrial Fibrillation. MedlinePlus Aug. 22, 2023.

9 US Food and Drug Administration. Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee February 28 - March 1, 2023 Meeting Briefing Document- FDA: Applicant- GSK. March 1, 2023.

10 Pfizer. Bivalent RSV Prefusion F Vaccine for Maternal Immunization to Protect Infants. Presentation to the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting. May 18, 2023.

11 U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Vaccines During and After Pregnancy. Nov. 9, 2021.

12 U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Respiratory Disease Season Outlook. Sept. 14, 2023.

13 U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration. Email Correspondence - EUA Vaccines and VICP. National Vaccine Information Center Aug. 24-30, 2021.

14 Wrangham T. Vote to Add Drug to Childhood Vaccination Schedule Opens Door to Daycare Mandates, Tracking, and Injury Liability Shield. National Vaccine Information Center Aug. 10, 2023.

15 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms and Care. Aug. 16, 2023.

16 Jha A, Jarvis H, Fraser C, et al. Respiratory Syncytial Virus. June 1, 2016.

17 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. RSV in Infants and Young Children. Aug. 4, 2023.

Fauci Had Secret Meeting With The CIA Regarding COVID-19 Origins

Fauci ​​Had Secret Meeting With The CIA Regarding COVID-19 Origins

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci looks on during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on April 1, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Elizabeth Volberding
1:05 PM – Tuesday, September 27, 2023


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

Anthony Fauci, the former chief White House medical advisor, secretly visited the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters to “influence” the outcome of the agency’s investigation into the origins of COVID-19 during the pandemic, according to the Republican chairman of the House coronavirus panel.

Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), the head of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, uncovered “concerning information” that was retrieved through his panel in a letter he sent to the Inspector General (IG) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Christi Grimm.

On Tuesday, the letter was publicized.

Allegedly, the letter “lends credence to heightened concerns about the promotion of a false COVID-19 origins narrative by multiple federal government agencies.” 

“According to information gathered by the Select Subcommittee, Dr. Anthony Fauci, then-director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, played a role in the Central Intelligence Agency’s review of the origins of COVID-19,” Wenstrup wrote. “The information provided suggests that Dr. Fauci was escorted into CIA Headquarters — without a record of entry — and participated in the analysis to ‘influence’ the Agency’s review. Our goal is to ensure the scientific investigative process regarding the origins of COVID-19 was fair, impartial, and free of alternative influence.”

It remains unknown who revealed the information to the subcommittee. However, the letter references one individual, Special Agent Brett Rowland, and requests that the IG make him available for a “voluntary transcribed interview.”

The specific date of Fauci’s undisclosed visit to the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, was not mentioned in Wenstrup’s letter to Grimm.

“The American people deserve the truth — to know the origins of the virus and whether there was a concerted effort by public health authorities to suppress the lab leak theory for political or national security purposes,” Wenstrup announced in a statement, requesting information related to the “movements of Dr. Fauci throughout the pandemic.”

“In addition to these documents, we request you make HHS Special Agent Brett Rowland available for a voluntary transcribed interview at a date to be determined,” Wenstrup said. 

Wenstrup searched for documents and communications between the HHS, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and the U.S. Marshals Service. The sought-after documents were reportedly meant to protect Fauci, and its information also pertains to the former White House coronavirus czar’s admittance or entry into any CIA-owned, operated, or occupied buildings. 

“This allegation is the latest distraction put forth by House Republicans after months wasting taxpayer dollars on seemingly endless conspiracy theories, all while failing to produce any new evidence related to the origins of COVID-19,” a spokesperson for the HHS told Newsweek via email.

In February, reports stated by the Department of Energy and FBI explained that the virus most likely stemmed from a lab leak at Wuhan. However, Fauci, 82, strongly advised that the lab leak theory was “inaccurate.”

“You have to look at the data. I don’t see any data for a lab leak,” Fauci stated. “That doesn’t mean it could not have happened, and that’s the reason I always keep an open mind about that.”

A document request from the coronavirus subcommittee, with an October 10th deadline, requests the following.

  • Any documents authorizing, supporting, or affiliated with Fauci’s claimed movements into any CIA-owned, operated, or occupied buildings between January 1st, 2020, and December 31st, 2022.
  • Any documents and communications between or among contractors and employees of Health and HHS and the IG regarding Fauci’s whereabouts as it pertains to the CIA.
  • Any documents and communications between or among contractors and employees of HHS and the IG and employees or contractors of the U.S. Marshals Service regarding Fauci and the CIA entry.
  • Any documents and communications between or among contractors and employees of HHS and the IG and employees or contractors of the NIH and NIAID.

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Hunter Biden Sues Rudy Giuliani And Former Lawyer Over Laptop ‘Hacking’

Hunter Biden Sues Rudy Giuliani And Former Lawyer Over Laptop ‘Hacking’

 (L) Photo by CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA/AFP via Getty Images / (R) Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
11:47 AM – Tuesday, September 26, 2023


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

In a civil action filed by Hunter Biden, he accused Rudy Giuliani and his former lawyer of violating federal and state computer privacy laws by allegedly trying to hack into his devices and causing “total annihilation” of his digital privacy.

On Tuesday, Hunter Biden accused Giuliani and lawyer Robert Costello of spending years “hacking into, tampering with, manipulating, copying, disseminating, and generally obsessing over data that they were given that was taken or stolen from” his devices in the case, which was filed in federal court in California.

“Plaintiff has demanded Defendants Giuliani and Costello cease their unlawful activities with respect to Plaintiff’s data and return any data in their possession belonging to Plaintiff, but they have refused to do so,” attorneys for Hunter Biden wrote in the lawsuit. “Defendants’ statements suggest that their unlawful hacking activities are ongoing today and that, unless stopped, will continue into the future, thereby necessitating this action.”

The lawsuit filed by Hunter Biden on Tuesday is the most recent in a string of aggressive legal actions he has taken against his critics. Republicans are currently looking into President Joe Biden’s possible impeachment, and they are also looking into Hunter’s foreign business dealings.

“Everyone involved in stealing and manipulating Hunter’s data should be hearing footsteps right about now,” a source on Hunter’s legal team told the press.

However, a Giuliani aide refuted claims that the former mayor of New York “manipulated” any technological devices that belonged to the president’s son.

“Hunter Biden has previously refused to admit ownership of the laptop,” said Ted Goodman, the adviser. “I’m not surprised he’s now falsely claiming his laptop hard drive was manipulated by Mayor Giuliani, considering the sordid material and potential evidence of crimes on that thing.”

Hunter Biden filed a similar legal lawsuit against former Trump White House assistant Garrett Ziegler earlier this month, alleging that Ziegler “had committed much of his waking time and attention” to the endeavor of accessing devices that purportedly belonged to Hunter Biden since leaving his White House position.

Hunter also filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) this week, claiming that the agency failed to secure his private data and that its employees improperly disclosed his tax information.

The former New York mayor, according to Hunter Biden’s attorneys, “not only admitted but bragged about downloading data from Plaintiff’s ‘laptop’ (even though he only had a hard drive) onto his own computer; about using his own computer to access, tamper with and manipulate the downloaded data; and about maintaining multiple copies of the data for his and Defendant Costello’s personal use.”

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Fauci Has $11.5 Million Net Worth After Leaving Government Position

Fauci Has $11.5 MILLION Net Worth After Leaving Government Position

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11: Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci testifies during a hearing before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of House Appropriations Committee at Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 11, 2022 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held a hearing to examine the FY 2023 budget request for the National Institutes of Health. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci testifies during a hearing before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of House Appropriations Committee at Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 11, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

OAN’s James Meyers
3:07 PM – Tuesday, September 19, 2023


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

A new report revealed that Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife, Christine Grady, have a net worth of at least $11 million after he recently stepped down as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). 

According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) termination report obtained by Fox News, it showed that the married couple are now holding $11.5 million in assets. 

The wealth comes from “awards, federal compensation increases, royalties, and mutual fund investments,” he claims.

However, Fauci previously asserted that he donates all of his royalties to charity. 

During his tenure as chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden and as a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force under 45th President Donald Trump, Fauci made more money than both presidents.

He was also the highest-paid federal employee during the COVID-19 pandemic and retired with a salary of almost $481,000 a year, according to Fox.

Additionally, an investigation by the taxpayer watchdog found that the married couple received a net worth increase of $5 million between January 2019 and December 2021, which was up from $7.5 million. 

In 2021, Fauci was handed $1 million from at least one nonprofit, the Dan David Foundation, for “speaking truth to power” and “defending science” under Trump.

“Despite being viewed as a lifelong public servant, Dr. Fauci and his wife Christine Grady — who still remains among NIH leadership today — managed to become decamillionaires,” OpenTheBooks CEO Adam Andrzejewski told The New York Post.

“It came through a mix of decades-long tenure and special assignments that added to Fauci’s salary, as well as awards, payments, and perks from private entities,” he said. “Even though Fauci left his federal position, taxpayers funded and guaranteed a lifetime pension payout that we estimate rivals the president’s salary.”

Recently, Fauci joined the staff at Georgetown University, taking on a professor position at the Infectious Diseases Division in its School of Medicine.

“This is a natural extension of my scientific, clinical, and public health career, which was initially grounded from my high school and college days where I was exposed to intellectual rigor, integrity, and service-mindedness of Jesuit institutions,” Fauci said in a June press release.

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Here’s Why You May Want to Think Twice Before Getting the Updated COVID Vaccine

Here's Why You May Want to Think Twice Before Getting the Updated COVID Vaccine
AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
There’s an election coming up next year, so naturally, we’re all being conditioned for a return of COVID-19. For weeks, there’s been talk of a new COVID variant, which prompted Joe Biden to request more funding for Big Pharma a new, updated vaccine. Conveniently enough, at the same time, the media started reporting on the alleged increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, and some high-profile people suddenly caught COVID, including Jill Biden.

The message was clear: be afraid of the return of COVID. Be very afraid.

But is that really what you should be afraid of? As you may recall, during the pandemic, we learned that the vaccines didn’t necessarily protect people from COVID-19, prompting widespread skepticism. Heck, the CDC even changed the definition of vaccine to remove references to immunity. Even though you may have decided that you weren’t going to get this updated vaccine, Biden floated the idea of a new vaccine mandate.

It seems likely that the Biden administration will do whatever it can to ensure demand for this updated vaccine, which has already been approved by the FDA for all Americans six months and older. According to Johns Hopkins professor Dr. Marty Makary, this new vaccine was approved by the FDA despite any human trial data.

Related: Is This Why We’re Being Conditioned for a COVID Comeback?

“They are telling every American six months of age and older to get this new COVID vaccine, but they approved it based on almost no data,” Makary told Guy Benson on his radio show. “There’s no human clinical trial data. Pfizer submitted data on ten mice, and Moderna, which also got a new vaccine approved [sic]. This is not an additional booster. This is an entirely newly designed COVID-19 vaccine they want everyone to get, even if you had COVID a few months ago. They don’t care. They’re pushing it hard.”

Even worse, the Biden administration appears ready to push this untested vaccine on children, who, we’ve pointed out many times, aren’t really at risk from COVID.

“And the White House bought four times as many doses for children this round as they did last fall when they had that new Bivalent vaccine. So this is a big push now of the Moderna trial. It turns out if you actually look at the data returned, they [Moderna] did give it to 50 people back four months ago. One of them had an adverse event requiring medical attention.”

So Pfizer has no human trial data for its new vaccine, and Moderna is being mum about the adverse effects of its new vaccine. How can they get away with this? Well, as Makary pointed out, they’ve gamed the system before.

Related: Biden Can Shove His New Vaccine Mandate up His Donkey

“They know that the regulatory process to get this approved is totally greased,” Makary pointed out. “President Biden was out there saying that this thing works and everyone needs to get it before the FDA even, you know, approved it. So this thing was greased.”

Imagine a vaccine where 1 in 50 doses resulted in an adverse effect. That’s the kind of result that, in the past, would guarantee rejection from the FDA. Heck, the Biden administration put a pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine over a one-in-a-million risk of blood clots. Consider the evidence, and ask yourself why the Biden administration is pushing you to get an updated vaccine that hasn’t been thoroughly tested to protect yourself from a virus that isn’t nearly as severe as it was two years ago.

Federal Court Sides With Doctors on Ivermectin Lawsuit Charging FDA Overreach

Ivermectin antiparisitic drug

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has given new life to a lawsuit brought by three doctors claiming the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) overstepped its authority and acted as a medical doctor rather than as a regulating authority in the agency’s campaign promoting a ban on the use of the drug Ivermectin in the treatment of COVID-19.1

The court’s decision overturned U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown’s lower court’s order dismissing the doctors’ lawsuit. Judge Brown agreed with the government that it was protected from the lawsuit due to sovereign immunity.2 Sovereign immunity provides that the government may not be sued without its consent. The purpose behind the legal doctrine of sovereign immunity is to protect the government from being forced to change policies should someone disagree with them and bring legal action.3

The medical doctors, Mary Bowden, Paul Marik, and Robert Apter, argue that the FDA’s actions of interfering with their prescribing of Ivermectin harmed their reputation caused punitive action to be taken against them, and interfered with the practice of medicine, which included pharmacies failing to fill their prescription orders for Ivermectin.

Jared Kalson, the lawyer for the plaintiffs argued:

If the government is going to label Ivermectin a horse medicine or a horse dewormer and promulgate the idea that it is only for animals, then the natural correlation is that doctors who prescribe it are horse doctors or quack doctors, which has played out. The government engaged in a singularly effective campaign here to malign a common drug that has been used for a very long time and has been dispensed in billions of doses. Its one of the most famously safe drugs in the history of human medicine. And when people did exactly what the FDA said to Stop it. Stop it with the Ivermectin,I dont understand how that would not be traceable back to the FDA.4

Court Rules “FDA Not a Physician”

The plaintiffs appealed the lower court order to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The panel of three appellate judges, including Judge Don Willet, Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod, and Judge Edith Brown Clement agreed with the plaintiffs that the FDA committed government agency overreach and allowed the doctors to proceed with their lawsuit.5

The Order read,:

FDA is not a physician. It has authority to inform, announce, and apprise—but not to endorse, denounce, or advise. The doctors have plausibly alleged that FDAs posts fell on the wrong side of the line between telling about and telling to. As such, the doctors can use the APA to assert their ultra vires claims against the agencies and the officials.6

Judge Willet took issue with the FDA’s Aug. 21, 2021 Twitter post stating, “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.” The judge wrote, “Even tweet-sized doses of personalized medical advice are beyond FDA’s statutory authority.”7

How a Licensed Inexpensive Antiparasitic Drug Helped Treat COVID

Merck originally marketed Ivermectin, which was licensed in 1981, as a veterinary antiparasitic drug. By the late 1980s, Ivermectin became the most widely used antiparasitic drug in both animals and humans and has been especially useful in Africa to effectively and safely control malaria.8 9 A Nobel prize-winning drug, doctors have been prescribing Ivermectin to patients for decades.10

So how did a cheap, accessible antiparasitic become such a popular drug used to treat SARS-CoV-2 infections during the COVID pandemic?

In 2020, Australian researchers from the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) at Monash University made the discovery that Ivermectin could neutralize the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus within 48 hours. The study, a joint effort between Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University in Clayton, Australia, and the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity—a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, both in Melbourne, Australia—found that, in vitro, the drug proved effective against a number of viruses, including HIV, dengue, influenza, and Zika. The findings suggested that just a single dose of Ivermectin could remove or significantly reduce viral RNA within 24 to 48 hours of SARS-CoV-2 .

Dr. Kylie Wagstaff, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute scientist and leader of the study said: “We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it.”

A study was published in 2021 in the American Journal of Therapeutics providing evidence that the use of Ivermectin reduces morbidity and mortality from SARS-CoV-2 infections, including time to recovery and viral clearance.11 In addition, Ivermectin is being investigated as an option for treating certain other human viral infections like latent Epstein Barr, which can be reactivated in some individuals when they are infected with SARS-CoV-2 and lead to long COVID.12 13 14

Ivermectin Showed Antiviral Effects Against Omicron and Other Variants

Off-label use of Ivermectin has been the source of much scrutiny among many public health officials throughout and even following the pandemic. And while historically prescribed as an antiparasitic for humans and animals, the drug did show and other variants in 2022 during joint nonclinical research conducted by Japanese pharmaceutical company, Kowa Co. Ltd.15

Additionally, another study published in The Lancet in 2021 found Ivermectin to incite “antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 and provides insights into the type of evaluations to be considered in the assessment of antiviral drugs for the control of COVID.”16

Popular podcast host and health and wellness influencer Joe Rogan posted a video only days after the FDA urged people to stop taking the drug to prevent or treat COVID-19 to share he was taking Ivermectin after contracting the virus. He said that taking Ivermectin in conjunction with monoclonal antibodies, prednisone, azithromycin, a NAD drip, and a vitamin drip, a protocol he shared with his followers, helped him feel “great” only three days later.

FDA’s Condemnation of Ivermectin-Blocked Doctor Prescriptions for COVID Patients

Judge Willet further pointed out that Ivermectin is available in both animal and human form and that doctors have been prescribing the drug to patients for decades. However, after the FDA’s condemnation of Ivermectin as an ineffective and potentially dangerous treatment for COVID-19, pharmacies across the country began refusing to fill doctors’ prescriptions for patients.

A Department of Justice attorney, Ashley Cheumg Honold, clarified the FDA’s position to the court stating…

FDA explicitly recognizes that doctors do have the authority to prescribe ivermectin to treat COVID.17

Despite the FDA’s statement that doctors have the authority to prescribe Ivermectin to treat COVID, pharmacies continue to refuse to fill prescriptions for the drug, leaving patients scrambling. Dr Bowden told The Epoch Times:

This needs to come to an end. In telling my patients what medicines they can and cannot have access to, we effectively have a large group of pharmacists practicing medicine without a license. They have no accountability for this yet they are allowed to dictate patient care. … I see it every single day. Enough is enough.18

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