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“BAPTIST” Kamala Harris declares abortion ‘in line with Christianity’

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/kamala-harris-declares-abortion-in-line-with-christianity;

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Kamala Harris is “a practicing Baptist.” The act of murdering an infant for convenience is antithetical to the Christian faith. Christianity recognizes the sanctity of life.

Deuteronomy 30:19 states: “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your children may live.”

Leftists are increasingly advancing the idea that truth is in the eye of the beholder, and there is no absolute truth. Take, for example, the Leftist advancement of gender indoctrination even of children, telling them that gender is a fluid concept. It is a fact that men do not give birth. It is also a fact that only men carry the Y chromosome, aside from chromosomal abnormalities. These are unalterable truths and realities which are scientifically proven.

To teach kids that men can give birth and there are more than two genders is harmful to children’s intellectual and psychological growth. They are being taught that it is acceptable to create their own truth.

The documentary ”What is a Woman?” is a worthwhile watch. It exposes the highly disturbing indoctrination of Western society away from reality (and from sanity). The idea that someone can create his or her own truth opens the door to lies, no matter how ridiculous or dark, being taken as reality. Without the concept of truth, the complete devaluing of humans is inevitable. How can one determine right from wrong, or truth from fantasy in the face of truth being presented as entirely subjective?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association identifies psychosis as a break from reality. Even the World Health Organization accepts this. This leads us to the practical question of where this leaves medical professionals in their diagnosis of a person as psychotic. In the face of the gender identity activist arguments, proponents of the claim that “a man can give birth” are demonstrating a break from reality. 

Abortion is widely claimed to be a right that a woman has to her own body, although to a confused Leftist, the pregnant woman may not be deemed a “woman” at all, and pro-abortionists do not consider the violence to the child’s body.

Harris “argued that she only wants to ensure women have a choice in the matter.” Yet Leftists also hide the fact that many women are isolated and pressured into an abortion against their own will. 

“Kamala Harris argues there is no conflict between abortion rights and religious faith,” by Keith Griffith Daily Mail, June 17, 2022:

Vice President Kamala Harris has argued that there is no conflict between religious faith and support for national protections for abortion, as the Supreme Court is poised to issue a major ruling that could curtail abortion rights.

Harris, a practicing Baptist from a multi-faith family background, told reporters on Friday that she had ‘convened faith leaders’ to discuss the abortion issue from a religious perspective.

‘For those of us of faith, I think that we agree, many of us, that there’s nothing about this issue that will require anyone to abandon their faith, or change their faith,’ she said, referring to abortion.

‘It’s simply saying that the government should not have the ability to decide what an individual does with her own body — let her make that decision with her pastor or her rabbi, or whoever she consults,’ added Harris. ‘But it should not be the government making that decision.’

Harris, whose mother was a Hindu immigrant from India, was raised attending a Baptist church in Oakland, California.

She has said in interviews that she still regularly attends church and professes a Christian faith. Her husband Doug Emhoff is Jewish, making him the first Jewish spouse of a vice president.

Many anti-abortion activists do cite their religious faith in opposing the termination of pregnancies. The Catholic Church, for example, classifies abortion as a grave sin, holding that human life begins at conception and must be respected….

SELECTIVE PROSECUTION: DOJ throws book at conservatives while letting violent Leftists off the hook time and time again

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-21-doj-prosecuting-conservatives-letting-leftists-off-easy.html;

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(Natural News) The Biden regime’s Department of Justice (DoJ) is perhaps better described as the Department of Injustice, based on the selective way in which political cases are investigated and prosecuted.

Attorney General Merrick Garland just threw the book at the Proud Boys, a conservative movement, charging them with “sedition” for protesting in the capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Black Lives Matter (BLM) terrorists, meanwhile, were just let off easy with a plea agreement.

According to reports, two lawyers who took part in BLM domestic terrorism faced the possibility of 30 years in prison for their crimes. Instead, the Biden regime basically lets them off scot-free with a maximum of just a couple of years of jail time.

“These two defendants were participating in an effort that could have burned (police) officers alive as a form of protest,” tweeted Jonathan Turley about the two BLM domestic terrorists.

“They will now be given sentences closer to tax fraud than terrorism.”

Right as this all happened, the DoJ went for maximum blood against the Proud Boys, calling them “rioters” who deserve to be charged “on any level” for their involvement in the events of January 6.

The illegitimate Biden regime is an authoritarian dictatorship

The two BLM domestic terrorists threw a Molotov cocktail into a police vehicle in New York and ended up with only one count of possessing and making an explosive device, which in itself carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

“Now, however, they will be allowed to withdraw the earlier plea and instead plead guilty to conspiring to assemble the Molotov cocktail and damage the New York Police Department patrol car,” Turley explains.

“That is a nosebleed of a drop in the severity and punishment for this violent attack.”

Beyond that, one of the two attorneys was caught on video throwing a firebomb before fleeing the scene. The other supposedly had a store of firebombs in his vehicle that he was handing out to other rioters to maximize the violent impact.

The one who threw the firebomb later stated unapologetically that “the only way they hear us is through violence,” suggesting that if given the chance he would do the same thing all over again.

“That does not seem the type of the suspects who would ordinarily garner deep sympathy from prosecutors,” Turley further writes.

“Yet, the Biden Administration walked back the charges, unraveled the earlier plea to a lesser offense, and told that court that the earlier charges would have resulted in ‘excessive sentencing’ for the attorneys. Instead, they are supporting a maximum sentence of five years with a recommendation of between 18 to 24 months imprisonment.”

Conversely, the Proud Boys have been charged with “seditious conspiracy,” which carries with it a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. One of them was not even in Washington, D.C., on the day of the “insurrection,” and yet he, too, is being pursued for maximum punishment (Related: This so-called “insurrection” was actually just an FBI false flag plot).

One Proud Boys member committed suicide after pleading guilty to a host of charges because he believed that he would not be given a fair trial by the Biden regime. Others were tortured in prison or locked in solitary confinement.

“This is naked political persecution,” writes Chris Menahan for Information Liberation. “It can’t get any more transparent.”

“The GOP establishment should be screaming bloody murder about this vindictive political persecution, but instead they’re busy working with Democrats on new gun control proposals to disarm their own constituents.”

More related news about the Biden regime can be found at Corruption.news.

Sources include:

InformationLiberation.com

NaturalNews.com

Biden continues to draw down stocks of U.S. weapons and ammo with ongoing ‘military assistance’ to Ukraine

Image: Biden continues to draw down stocks of U.S. weapons and ammo with ongoing ‘military assistance’ to Ukraine

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-21-biden-continues-draw-down-us-weapons-stocks-military-assistance-ukraine.html;

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(Natural News) The Biden regime continues to weaken America with a lot of help from Congress as they rush to provide all of the “military assistance” they can to Ukraine, even to the point of draining U.S. military war stocks down to dangerously low levels.

This, at a time when China has built the world’s largest navy, has just launched its third and most advanced aircraft carrier, and is threatening Taiwan more than ever.

Also, it’s not as if Russia doesn’t know what’s going on, as reported by the Kremlin-aligned Russia Today website:

A new weaponry wish list claimed to be sufficient to “throw Russia out of Ukraine,” was unveiled on Monday by Mikhail Podolyak, a top adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky. The new call has effectively pushed Ukraine’s demand for Western-made weapons to the limit, with even the US at risk of running out, multiple media outlets have suggested.

The demand includes 1,000 NATO-standard 155mm howitzers, 300 multiple-launch rocket systems, 500 tanks, 2,000 armored vehicles, and 1,000 drones. It is unclear what types of drones and armored vehicles Kiev needs to repel the ongoing Russian offensive that began in late February.

It’s clear that most European NATO members have nowhere near that kind of weaponry just sitting around collecting dust. So naturally, in order to fulfill even a scaled-back version of the wish list, the bulk of it will have to come from the military-industrial complex within the United States. And already, American taxpayers are the principal suppliers of gear and money to Ukraine.

“Fulfilling the demands would effectively require the US – the top supplier of weapons to Ukrainian troops over the course of the conflict – to disarm its own military, multiple Western media outlets pointed out,” RT.com reported.

For instance, the number of MLRS systems that Ukraine is demanding would consist of half of the Pentagon’s existing supply of such weapons, according to The  Guardian, which cited publicly available figures assembled by the Institute for Strategic Studies. The report said that the U.S. Army has around 363 HIMARS towed rocket artillery pieces and another 225 M270 MLRS tracked launchers; the U.S. Marines have another 47 such systems.

“The demand for 155mm artillery would effectively empty the US of active stock altogether, as it would require the Pentagon to surrender nearly all of its M777 howitzers, according to the article,” RT.com reported. That said, the Pentagon also has thousands of older, towed artillery pieces that are held in reserve and could potentially send many of those to Ukraine — which still is not advisable.

The only demand that the U.S. and NATO could reasonably fulfill without putting too much strain on their respective militaries is Ukraine’s request for tanks. The Marine Corps is in the process of ditching all of its heavy M1A1 Abrams tanks, but the Army has an inventory fleet of around 6,000 of them in storage and currently on active duty, though it’s clear that Ukrainian crews would need to be trained on them, which would take weeks. And that’s only after the tanks arrived in the theater and Russia did not immediately target them (it would be better to fly Ukrainian crews to the U.S. and train them on American soil).

The Financial Times, meanwhile, looked at the Ukrainian request as its sum total of military equipment needed in the fight against Russia, some of which has already been delivered — not a completely new list.

But even if that were the case, the “wish list could only be covered partially with some 270 tanks ‘delivered or pledged’ during the conflict,” RT.com reported.

The fact is, NATO countries have very little spare capacity and much of what they have in storage is antiquated and no match for Russia’s frontline equipment. The wish list will have to be fulfilled by the U.S. and if Biden does it, he is intentionally putting America at risk.

Sources include:

RT.com

FT.com

 

As War Looms, U.S. Navy Trains Sailors in ‘Gender Pronoun Etiquette’

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/06/21/as-war-looms-u-s-navy-trains-sailors-in-gender-pronoun-etiquette-n1606758;

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Russia and the U.S. are edging toward open conflict as the war in Ukraine drags on and the U.S. gets deeper into a conflict that’s becoming a bloody stalemate.

But where the Russian navy is probably conducting war games and performing combat drills to prepare for the possibility of war, U.S. sailors are engaged in a different kind of training. They’re learning the crucial war-fighting skill of using the right pronoun onboard so as to create a “safe space” for everyone.

Washington Free Beacon:

The official training video is meant to emphasize “the importance of using correct pronouns as well as polite etiquette when you may not be sure of someone’s pronouns,” according to the Navy, which late last month published the video online. The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service touts the video as an “official U.S. Navy video” posted by Air Force staff sergeant John Vannucci.

Are you getting this? If you’re not sure of someone’s pronouns, you can’t ask them what they are. Why? Probably so that you can be chastised and properly upbraided for not knowing just by looking at them that they’re not “cis-gender” or (never use this word) “normal.”

The nearly four-minute Navy video emphasizes how members can create “a safe space” for their colleagues by using “inclusive language” that signals they are “allies” who “accept everybody.” Service members must take these steps to ensure they do not “misgender someone.” The Navy also warns staff against pressuring an individual to disclose his or her gender pronouns, saying that colleagues may still be in “the process of discovery” and not yet ready to provide this information.

What if I don’t want to be an “ally”? What if I’d rather mind my own business and address someone as they appear?

Why would anyone in the Navy be forced to memorize a swollen list of instructions on how to address a non-binary, or gender-whatever so as not to “offend” them? If you don’t want to be offended, write your gender on a slip of paper and pin it to your damn uniform — just like your mommy did the first day of school — rather than forcing grown men and women to play a silly, stupid name game that’s no more than an exercise in mind-boggling stupidity.

It shouldn’t be this hard. In all of human history, no one has ever needed a set of instructions on how to “identify” someone’s gender. The “offense” — if any — is in asking perfectly rational and sane people to debase themselves by pretending that this matters to anyone but a small group of people who demand attention because they don’t “feel” male or female.

The woke will get us all killed yet.

Etsy, PayPal CANCEL Biologist for Defending Real Gender Science

But guess what they're totally fine with . . .

This week MRCTV talked about how Etsy and PayPal reportedly censored Quillette Managing Editor Colin Wright’s organization, Reality’s Last Stand, for its unwoke position on the sexes.

Check out the short video below:

 

Boston mayor appoints former head of jihad terror-linked mosque as her deputy chief of staff

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BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/boston-mayor-appoints-former-head-of-jihad-terror-linked-mosque-as-her-deputy-chief-of-staff;

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The Islamic Society of Boston was founded by al-Qaeda financier Abrurrahman Alamoudi and had the Hitler-admiring Jew-hater Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi on its Board. It has recommended (in accord with Qur’an 4:34) that men beat their wives. Convicted jihadis Tarek Mehanna and Aafia Siddiqui went there. So did Ahmad Abousamra, the Islamic State’s “social media guru.” Oh, and the Boston Marathon jihad bombers, the Tsarnaev brothers.

Ironically, Michelle Wu wouldn’t dream of appointing someone who had spoken critically of jihad violence and Sharia oppression as deputy chief of staff. But this is fine.

“Massachusetts Politicians Enable Boston’s Islamists,” by Sam Westrop, Focus on Western Islamism, June 13, 2022:

In May, Boston’s progressivist Mayor, Michelle Wu, appointed Yusufi Vali as her Deputy Chief of Staff. Vali is the former head of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), an institution once considered to be among the most radical mosques on the East Coast. Vali’s appointment appears to be yet another case of a graduate of Boston’s Islamist institutions finding a powerful foothold in Massachusetts politics.

Vali certainly has some explaining to do. He is a former trustee of the Boston branch of the Muslim American Society (MAS), one of America’s most notorious Islamist institutions and a designated terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates.

In 2008, federal prosecutors wrote that “MAS was founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” Speakers at MAS conference have often openly glorified terrorism. In 2019, the Philadelphia branch of MAS made national headlines after it ran an event in which children sang about torturing and beheading Jews.

MAS’s Boston branch oversaw the management of ISB’s flagship mosque for many years, where Vali became executive director. Before Vali’s time, early trustees of the ISB’s first mosque, over the river in Cambridge, included Yusuf Al Qaradawi, the infamously-extreme spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and admirer of Adolf Hitler; as well as Abdulrahman Alamoudi, an Al Qaeda fundraiser who was jailed in 2004 for conspiring with the Libyan regime to assassinate the Saudi Crown Prince….

CALIFORNIA SPRECKELS UNION School DISTRICT Secretly TRANSES Little Girl?!

The parents of a 12-year-old girl in the Spreckels Union School District (SUSD) in Salinas, California, claimed school staff indoctrinated their daughter into identifying as “trans fluid” after encouraging her to join a lunchtime “Equality Club.”

Executive director and general counsel to the Center for American Liberty, Mark Trammell joined "In Focus with Addison Smith" to discuss a lawsuit involving a mother and 11-year-old girl versus her school district, who allegedly roped the daughter into an equality club and eventually convinced her to identify as a boy, all while hiding it from the mother.

Dr. Simone Gold sentenced to PRISON for speaking at U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021

Image: Dr. Simone Gold sentenced to PRISON for speaking at U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-20-simone-gold-sentenced-prison-speaking-capital-january-6.html;

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(Natural News) One of the faces of America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) has been sentenced to prison after she pleaded guilty back in March to a class A misdemeanor.

Dr. Simone Gold, we reported back in January of 2021, was arrested after she entered the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, and delivered a speech via megaphone about the dangers and ineffectiveness of Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines.”

She further discussed viable remedies such as hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and ivermectin, urging listeners to protect their natural DNA and immune systems rather than take an experimental injection that could – and likely will in the coming years for everyone who took it – kill them.

For the “crime” of entering the People’s building through the neatly positioned velvet ropes that were placed almost as a guide for those herded inside by law enforcement assets, Gold will now have to serve a two-month prison sentence.

Her guilty plea in March of this year admitted to “entering and remaining in a restricted building.” She clearly would have been better off burning down a small business or a target like Black Lives Matter (BLM) terrorists did without penalty.

U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington, D.C., also sentenced Gold to 12 months of supervised release following her 60-day prison term and ordered her to pay a $9,500 fine.

Judge called it “unseemly” that AFLDS raised money for Gold’s salary by telling supporters her arrest was unfair prosecution

The judge told Gold that her statements about Fauci Flu shots did not factor into her sentencing. According to him, Gold was not a “casual bystander” on January 6, but rather an “insurrectionist.”

Cooper did accuse AFLDS, Gold’s organization, of “misleading” supporters into believing that her prosecution was politically motivated and that it trampled her First Amendment rights.

Cooper went on to call it “unseemly” that AFLDS is using the Capitol “riot” as a means of raising money, including for Gold’s personal salary.

“I think that is a real disservice to the true victims of that day,” he stated.

Gold traveled to the Capitol on Jan. 5, 2021, to speak at Freedom Plaza. Her intent was simply to deliver a medical speech – and when the gates were opened, so to speak, into the Capitol building, she simply brought her message inside.

Gold never committed any acts of violence, just to be clear. She simply spoke through her megaphone about the scam of the plandemic, and for this she was placed on the FBI’s most wanted release.

“I was paid a visit by the FBI in a Roger Stone kind of takedown moment, which is quite uncalled for,” Gold said about her prosecution.

“You know, if anybody wanted to get a hold of me, they could have picked up the phone and called. I’m very easy to find. But there were literally twenty guys with guns blazing, [and they] broke down my door.”

The FBI essentially raided Gold’s home, all because she spoke her mind about the plandemic and the serious crimes against humanity that were, and still are, being committed in the name of “public health.”

“It was dramatic and what I want to say is that I weep for our country,” Gold added about her mistreatment at the hands of the state.

“If you can pull in a person like me … [and] have the FBI break down your door with 20 guns, shackle you [in] handcuffs [and] drag you off, I mean it was really terrible … I’m telling you, America: this can happen to you.”

More related news about Gold’s arrest and sentencing and other acts of government tyranny can be found at Overlords.news.

Sources for this article include:

TheGatewayPundit.com

NaturalNews.com

EXPOSED; HISTORY ALTERED: “Juneteenth” Was Not the End of Slavery DESPITE WHAT THE DEMOCRATS WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE

“Juneteenth” Was Not the End of Slavery

BY STEVE BYAS

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/juneteenth-was-not-the-end-of-slavery/;

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As President Joe Biden was only able to sign into law the observation of “Juneteenth” (June 19) as an official holiday of the United States two days before the date last year, this year was the first year that the holiday was fully observed across the country. While Juneteenth is often celebrated as the end of slavery, slavery did not actually end in the United States until the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution several months later.

Like other federal holidays that fall on Sunday, this holiday is observed today, the following Monday.

In addition to this historical inaccuracy, the new holiday has several other problems, perhaps chief of which is its official name of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky was one of only 14 members of the House of Representatives to vote against the new holiday, and he explained his principal objection: “(N)aming this day ‘national independence day’ will create confusion and push Americans to pick one of those two days as their independence day based on their racial identity. Why can’t we name this ‘emancipation day’ and come together as Americans?”

Representative Chip Roy of Texas expressed it similarly. “This name [of national independence day] needlessly divides our nation on a matter that should bring us together by creating a separate Independence Day.”

The Emancipation Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln is what has caused the confusion as to when slavery came to an end in the United States. It is commonly believed today, contrary to the historical evidence, that the North and South simply lined up and fought a four-year war to settle the issue of slavery, with Union soldiers fighting a grand crusade to end slavery and Confederate soldiers ready to die to keep their slaves.

In reality, the war was fought over the question of whether a state had a legal right to secede and leave the Union. Both Lincoln and Congress explicitly said early in the conflict that the war was not being fought to end slavery, but rather to keep the southern states from leaving the Union. When Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to enforce the tariff in the South, he did not call for an invasion to free any slaves. When Lincoln issued his call for volunteers, which did lead to the Civil War, more states where slavery was legal were still in the Union than were out.

So why do so many people — probably a majority — believe that the War was fought to end slavery?

When the War dragged on for several months, with the Confederates winning more battles than they lost, it began to look as though the Confederate States of America would become an independent nation. By the fall of 1862, Great Britain (and France) were poised to recognize the new nation. In desperation, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation to prevent that possibility.

But had he proclaimed the freedom of slaves in states that were still in the Union — Missouri, Maryland, and Kentucky — those states might very well have seceded, as well. So Lincoln “threaded the needle,” so to speak. He ordered slaves freed in states that did not recognize his executive authority (i.e., the Confederacy), while leaving them enslaved in those states that recognize him as their president.

Even if Lincoln’s executive order had been legal — which it was not — it would have freed no one.

But it was enough to keep Britain and France out of the War since they did not want to be seen as supporting slavery.

Despite these historical facts, many today believe that the Civil War was fought to abolish slavery and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation completed that objective. (The absurdity that the War was fought to end slavery should be clearly seen by the Emancipation Proclamation itself. After all, if the war was being waged, from the beginning, to end slavery, why issue the Emancipation Proclamation a year and a half into the war?) This falsehood has slandered the hundreds of thousands of Confederate soldiers who fought in the war, with many of their own descendants damning them for supposedly fighting to keep human beings in bondage. The reality is that only a tiny minority of soldiers had any slaves at all.

If Lincoln had no legal authority to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, and the war was not fought to end slavery, then just what did end it?

The legal end of slavery was a result of the 13th Amendment, ratified on December 6, 1865, months after June 19, 1865 — the date now celebrated in American law as Juneteenth National Independence Day.

So what did happen on June 19, 1865? That was the day that General Gordon Granger led his Union troops into Galveston, Texas, and announced that the Civil War was now over and the slaves were free, basing his decree on the executive order known as the Emancipation Proclamation.

When Granger arrived in Galveston, the slaves there were apparently unaware of Lincoln’s executive order. Slave owners living in the Confederate States of America, in which Lincoln was not recognized as president, had mostly ignored the order until federal troops implemented it by force.

Following Granger’s announcement, some ex-slaves continued working on the farms of their former masters, only now for wages, or for room and board. Many eventually became — along with poor whites in the economically devastated post-war South — “sharecroppers,” in which a portion of their crops was used as a substitute for rent payments (money being exceptionally scarce in the former Confederate States). Most probably fled the farm on which they had been enslaved, taking employment elsewhere — if they could find it.

But at least they were free, and that is no doubt something to celebrate. As former slaves and their descendants spread out across the South, they would spread the story of General Granger’s proclamation on June 19. Combining the two words led to the term Juneteenth. The day was celebrated with church picnics, speeches, and reminiscences.

Certainly, the end of slavery in the United States is something to celebrate. But it should not detract from the great principles of liberty enshrined in our Declaration of Independence, which made the freeing of American slaves even possible and has led to greater freedom for all Americans.

Hopefully, the celebration of Juneteenth will not lead to any de-emphasis on America’s Independence Day on the Fourth of July.

FDA and CDC Authorize Moderna and Pfizer COVID Shots for Toddlers — Despite “37-51% Effectiveness Rate” In One Jab. Your Baby Would Need Three!

FDA and CDC Authorize Moderna and Pfizer COVID Shots for Toddlers — Despite “37-51% Effectiveness Rate” In One Jab. Your Baby Would Need Three!

BY ANNALISA PESEK

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/fda-and-cdc-authorize-moderna-and-pfizer-covid-shots-for-babies-and-toddlers-despite-51-effectiveness-rate/;

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On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unanimously approved the “emergency use” of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shots for babies six months and older, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) endorsing the decision today in a panel vote of 12-0.

CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky blessed the committee recommendation, stating that “all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Walensky took to Twitter, writing: “Today, I endorsed ACIP’s recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a #COVID19 vaccine. Parents, I strongly encourage you to get your children vaccinated against COVID-19.”

According to the CDC’s own website, updated June 2, 2022, 442 children, ages 0-4, have died “from” COVID, while 815 children, ages 5-18, are counted as COVID deaths.

Yet the CDC website data fails to provide a description of the child’s health condition at the time of death, including whether comorbidities were present or not.

Now, with the approval of the shots for toddlers and preschoolers, nearly 20 million more kids are eligible for a jab that has not been proven to inoculate against the virus but merely lessen symptoms of severe illness and hospitalization rates, which were extraordinarily low among children, to begin with.

Parent reaction to the news appears mixed, as vaccines for adults have been proven not to provide absolute protection from the virus and have shown serious side effects that have not been thoroughly vetted.

According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Vaccine Monitor Survey, about one in five American parents said they’d get a COVID-19 shot for their babies six months and older. The study found that:

  • 18 percent are eager to get their child vaccinated right away.
  • 38 percent say they plan to wait a while to see how the vaccine is working for others.
  • 27 percent say they will “definitely not” get their child vaccinated.
  • 11 say they will only do so if they are required.

Moreover, “more than half of the parents of children say they do not have enough information about the vaccines’ safety and effectiveness for children under age 5.”

What parents do know, however, is that one shot is not enough.

A report by CNBC, which, interestingly, if one clicks on the linked words “Moderna” or “Pfizer” is redirected to that pharmaceutical company’s stocks page, distilled the differences between the two vaccines.

According to the FDA:

The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as a primary series of two doses, one month apart, to individuals 6 months through 17 years of age. The vaccine is also authorized to provide a third primary series dose at least one month following the second dose for individuals in this age group who have been determined to have certain kinds of immunocompromise. 

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as a primary series of three doses in which the initial two doses are administered three weeks apart followed by a third dose administered at least eight weeks after the second dose in individuals 6 months through 4 years of age. 

Information about each vaccine is available in the fact sheets for healthcare providers administering vaccine and the fact sheets for recipients and caregivers.

Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines for infants through preschoolers differ in the number of shots they use, the dosage level and the eligibility age to receive them. Pfizer’s vaccine also appeared more effective than Moderna’s shots with children under 5, though the data is preliminary.

Pfizer’s vaccine is administered in three doses for children 6 months to 4 years old. The shots are dosed at 3 micrograms, one-tenth the level of what adults receive. Three shots were about 75% effective at preventing infection from omicron in 6-month- to 2-year-olds and 82% effective in 2- to 4-year-olds.

“It is crucial that parents who opt for Pfizer make sure their kids get the third shot to have protection against the virus,” read a CNBC report, presumably citing the FDA advisory committee hearings, which took place on June 14-15, and are available for public viewing via lengthy YouTube presentations.

“Two doses [of Pfizer] are only about 14% effective at preventing infection for kids under age 2, and 33% effective for those ages 2 to 4,” found the committee. Moreover, the committee reported that the Moderna vaccine is administered in two doses for children 6 months to 5 years old in dosages of 25 micrograms, one-fourth the level that adults receive.

“Moderna’s vaccine was about 51% effective at preventing infection from omicron for kids 6 months to 2 years old, and about 37% effective for kids ages 2 to 5 years old.” However, stronger protection against crippling illness is expected as children have higher antibody levels than adults who received two doses, noted the company.

Parents React

One mother from Snohomish, Washington, with whom the New American magazine spoke, said one of the greatest reasons she would not give her 18-month-old daughter the shot is her lack of trust in the medical establishment.

“The whole politicization of COVID has caused a lot of people, who are not necessarily anti-vax, to question the motivations of medical professionals, from across the spectrum of medical treatments,” said the 30-something, first-time mother.

“At this point, we have decided to stop giving our child all vaccines. It’s just not about deciding if the COVID vaccine is safe, but if any of the vaccines are a good treatment for our daughter.”

“As a parent,” she continued, “I don’t want to entrust my child to these doctors. Weighing the risks and benefits, it doesn’t make sense to give my healthy child a shot for a virus she will not get seriously ill from. I feel like the COVID shots are all marketing and that they just want parents to get it but aren’t giving a good reason why to get it.”

The mother noted that the Merriam-Webster definition of “vaccine” has changed from “an injection that no longer prevents illness” to one that “is administered (as by injection) to stimulate the body’s immune response against a specific infectious agent or disease lessens the symptoms of the disease.”

While the mass media is reporting what appears to be the vast majority of parents ecstatic about giving their kids the shot, one father of a toddler with whom I spoke told me emphatically that “we’re not getting any shots. Our baby is not getting any shots. At this time there is not enough of a reason to get them. We don’t know the side effects, and there could be other damages, such as myocarditis, a type of heart inflammation that has been strongly reported in younger male age groups. These are the effects we can’t foresee. Why take the chance?”

“I like to be informed,” the mom continued, “and we need to take a minute to do more research to be confident we’re making the right decision when it comes to the health of our child.”

As for informing the public, the FDA released this statement on Friday about extending “emergency” authorization for the Moderna vaccine because of its use for children six months through 17, whereas previously, it was approved for adults 18 and older.

While kindergartners through high-schoolers can now get the Moderna shot, the jab for this age group was previously released only through Pfizer.

Conversely, for the Pfizer-BioNTech shot, emergency use authorization was extended to include individuals six months through four years of age, while previously it was authorized for children five years and older. 

As the FDA promises “rigorous and comprehensive” reporting of the evaluation and safety of these shots, stating the “potential benefits of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines outweigh the known and potential risks,” many parents are skeptical about the risks, even as the CDC has documented very clearly children are at low risk for contracting the coronavirus and becoming seriously ill.  

Notably, common side effects from the vaccines are pain at the injection site, irritability, and crying, loss of appetite, and sleepiness, according to the FDA.

The agency claims “very few children who received either shot developed a fever higher than 102 degrees Fahrenheit, and there were no cases of myocarditis, a type of heart inflammation, in Pfizer’s or Moderna’s trials,” so far.

With the backing of the CDC, the Biden White House confirms as many as ten million doses of vaccinations can begin being distributed as early as Tuesday. CNBC reported on Friday that the White House warned that “appointments might be limited initially, but every parent who wants to get their child vaccinated should be able to do so within weeks.”

Texas and Arizona Send 79 Buses Full of Illegals to DC

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/06/19/texas-and-arizona-send-79-buses-full-of-illegals-to-washington-d-c-n1606446;

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In April of this year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had grown weary of the Biden administration releasing illegal aliens captured at the border into Texas towns and decided to make his problem Washington’s problem. He began to load illegal aliens onto buses and send them across the country to Washington, D.C.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey thought that was a fine idea and began to send his own convoys full of illegals to Washington.

Now, according to an exclusive report in the Washington Examiner, there have been 79 buses that have brought 2,500 illegals to Washington’s Union Station from Arizona and Texas. To be sure, this is just a small fraction of the total number of illegals that have been captured at the border. But both Republican governors are sending a political message to Biden: stop dumping your border problems in our laps.

One-quarter of migrants in Arizona said they planned to go to New York after arriving in Washington, followed by 23% who said New Jersey was their final destination. Florida came in third.

In Arizona, 69% of migrants who boarded buses to Washington were from Colombia. Peruvians made up the second-highest percentage at 15%. Carr said eight Russian citizens were aboard a bus that departed Tuesday.

Ducey’s busing initiative helps alleviate the pressure from communities such as Yuma, Arizona, by picking up people immediately after they are released by the Border Patrol in town.

Since the media is ignoring the crisis at the border, we must rely on local sources for news about what the Biden administration is trying to do. Yuma, Ariz. is a good example of the chaos that Biden has unleashed. The 90,000 people who live there have been overwhelmed by the crush of humanity.

BORDER REPORT: The first group of migrants I encountered last week in Yuma, AZ were from China, Peru, Georgia, Venezuela, Cuba, and India

Only a few dozen migrants out of the ~1,500 crossing each day into the Yuma border sector are being returned under Title 42 pic.twitter.com/iqdwAX0QKH

— Jennie Taer (@JennieSTaer) May 31, 2022

Because hundreds of migrants are released and permitted to travel anywhere in the country from Yuma each day, regional airports and bus lines are overwhelmed. The 90,000-person city is a three-hour drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Transporting migrants released from custody has been a challenge, according to Mayor Douglas Nicholls (R), but with limited flights, a local nonprofit group is looking at other ways of transporting migrants to out-of-state airports, including in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Abbott first announced April 6 that the state would use emergency evacuation procedures to transport migrants out of the state in an effort to “take the border to President Biden.” The white charter buses and security guards onboard were contracted through private companies. Although Abbott vowed to drop off migrants at the Capitol, the buses have dropped passengers closer to Union Station, the major transportation hub in the region.

If Biden is going to promote open borders, the least he can do is pay a fair share of the cost of administering his catch-and-release program. But volunteering the federal government to pick up the tab for anything at the border would draw attention to the growing number of illegals clamoring to get in.

There will come a time when Biden won’t be able to hide the deluge of people trying to get into the U.S. But until then, the administration leaves the security at the Southern border in the hands of the overworked and discouraged border patrol and state governments that don’t have the money or resources to address the problem.

Biden’s handlers to give Mozambique $140,000,000 to rebuild after jihad devastation

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/bidens-handlers-to-give-mozambique-140000000-to-rebuild-after-jihad-devastation;

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$14 million a year for ten years — $140,000,000 to rebuild after the Islamic State overran Cabo Delgado. Why is it the responsibility of the United States to repair Mozambique while the U.S. itself is in the middle of an economic crisis? And what has been done or is being done to ensure that the jihadis don’t return?

“Biden Administration to Spend $14M a Year Rebuilding Mozambique Province,” by Gabrielle Reyes, Breitbart, June 16, 2022:

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday plans to provide $14 million annually over the next decade to the Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado in an effort to rebuild the region after it was overrun by Islamic terrorists in recent months, the state-run Mozambique News Agency (AIM) reported Thursday.

“The funding was announced by the US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, at a Maputo press conference on Tuesday [June 14], held shortly after [Mozambique] President Filipe Nyusi had granted her an audience,” according to AIM.

“This sum [$14 million per year] will allow the United States government to work on the reconstruction of Cabo Delgado and the rest of the country, and in training young people for employment, and thus discouraging them from being recruited by the terrorists,” Nuland said on Tuesday as quoted by AIM.

“The fund has already been approved by the United States Congress, and the agreement could be signed within the next two months,” Nuland added.

Nuland personally confirmed her meeting with President Nyusi in a statement posted by her official Twitter account on June 15.

“Honored to meet with Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi to discuss U.S. support for security, stabilization, prosperity, health, and peace in Mozambique,” she wrote.

Cabo Delgado is a coastal province located in Mozambique’s north that was besieged by jihadist terrorists in March 2021. The Islamist insurgency forced the French energy giant Total to halt all operations at its natural gas processing plant near the Cabo Delgado resort town of Palma in April 2021, effectively shutting down the regional economy. Total’s natural gas liquefaction plant near Palma accounted for the single largest source of foreign investment in Africa ($20 billion) before it was forced to cease production.

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Mozambique: Islamic State raids six Christian villages, murders eight people

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/mozambique-islamic-state-raids-six-christian-villages-murders-eight-people;

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Biden’s handlers are giving $140,000,000 of U.S. taxpayer money to rebuild Mozambique after the devastation the Islamic State has wrought. But the Islamic State is still there. So what will become of all that money?

“Islamic State Claims Attacks on Christian Village,” International Christian Concern, June 18, 2022:

06/18/2022 Mozambique (International Christian Concern) –­­ ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks on several Christian villages in Caba [sic] Delgado, Mozambique, that happened between May 23 and May 31. Six villages were attacked, leaving 8 people dead. Four of those who were murdered were Christians. Following the attacks, ISIS released photographs of six decapitated bodies, as well as images of the burned villages.

Mozambique is no stranger to Islamic State (IS) attacks. The Islamic State, or its affiliate groups, have killed or displaced thousands of Christians in Mozambique….

Why Are Thousands of Flights Being Canceled at America’s Airports?

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/06/17/why-are-thousands-of-flights-being-canceled-at-americas-airports-n1606065;

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The summer travel season is off to a rocky start for America’s largest air carriers. Over the five-day Memorial Day weekend, more than 2,800 flights were canceled for one reason or another, with severe weather playing only a small part.

More than one-third of all flights at LaGuardia Airport and over a quarter of flights at Newark Airport were canceled Thursday in one of the worst travel days yet this summer. The problem is partially attributed to a lack of pilots. Retirements and losses during the pandemic have yet to be filled.

And the staffing shortage isn’t limited to pilots. Flight crews, ground personnel, airport security people — all are in short supply.

New York Post:

Unions representing pilots at Delta, American and Southwest Airlines said the companies have been too slow to replace pilots who retired or took leaves of absence during the pandemic.

Airlines have also placed the blame on poor weather conditions and the Federal Aviation Administration, which manages the country’s airspace and air-traffic control centers, which are also struggling with staffing issues.

Thursday’s cancellations happened as airline CEOs met with US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in a virtual meeting to discuss concerns over airport bottle-necks and frustrated travelers this summer.

“I let them know that this is a moment when we are really counting on them to deliver reliably for the traveling public,” Buttigieg told NBC News.

It’s become a familiar refrain from Biden administration officials: it’s your fault, not ours.

What should the airlines do to “deliver reliably for the traveling public”? Perhaps a “Help Wanted: Pilots” TV campaign?

The fact is, people who can pilot the big jets safely don’t grow on trees. About one-third are ex-military pilots, down from 80 percent in the 1960s. The military is also having difficulty attracting pilots. Given that the machines they’re flying are becoming more and more complex, this is worrisome news for the commercial airline industry. For more than a decade, industry analysts have pointed to the deficiencies in the pilot pipeline from military to civilian work.

Now, the predictions of pilot shortages have become a reality. Hastened by the pandemic and the massive layoffs in the commercial airline industry, airlines are scrambling to fill the gaping holes in their schedules — the result of fewer-than-expected pilot hires.

In the late 1960s, the Air Force upped the number of years a pilot had to serve from four to ten. According to a Washington Post analysis, “One pilot serving 10 years now does the work of 2.5 pilots serving four each.”

It also deters some aspiring pilots who saw a four-year commitment as a viable alternative to flight school but weren’t willing to commit to 10 years of flying, after a year or more of training.

Now most pilots are choosing a civilian education even though flight-time requirements for commercial co-pilots have climbed from 250 to 1,500 hours. It can cost as much as $300,000 to attend a private, four-year aviation university, Smith said. But the returns are immediate — entry-level co-pilots earn $30,000 to $50,000 a year, and veterans at major carriers can earn $300,000 or more.

It’s not going to be possible to make up the shortfall in pilots anytime soon.

Turnover at the Transportation Security Administration is also a huge problem and non-government airport workers are notoriously underpaid. Attracting and keeping workers would be a big first step in addressing the current problem.

But if you’re flying this summer, you’re likely to experience delays and even cancelations.

FLCCC Treatment Protocol for Vaccine Injured

BY DR. JOSEPH MERCOLA

SEE: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/06/18/post-vaccine-syndrome-protocol.aspx?v=1655559519;

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Story at-a-glance

  • COVID-19 is clearly no longer an emergency. The real emergency now is the continued use of the COVID “vaccines,” because they’re creating injuries on a level that is truly alarming and unprecedented. VAERS data reveal the COVID jabs have caused more harm in 18 months than all other vaccines on the market, combined, over the past three decades
  • Raw data from the Pfizer trial also show the shots were associated with an increased risk for death from the start, and both Pfizer and the FDA knew it
  • Data also show highly “vaccinated” and boosted nations are now experiencing record case and death rates from COVID compared to countries with low injection rates
  • We’re now finding the COVID shots have negative efficacy, meaning, if you have received the shot and are exposed to COVID, you are more likely to get sick, not less likely, compared to someone who is unvaccinated
  • The Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) has developed a protocol for those injured by the COVID jabs called I-RECOVER, which you can download from covid19criticalcare.com in several different languages

In the "Tea Time" episode above, Drs. Pierre Kory and Paul Marik review the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) protocol for those injured by the COVID jabs. They also discuss what's in the shots, their lack of safety and efficacy, adverse events, and the controversial issue of "shedding."

Kory and Marik are both part of the FLCCC, which was founded in 2020 to share early treatment protocols for COVID-19. Kory is an ICU specialist, triple board-certified in internal medicine, critical care, and pulmonary medicine. He now runs a private telehealth practice specializing in the treatment of COVID-19, so-called "long-COVID" and vaccine injuries.

Marik is one of the most-published ICU specialists in the world and is best known for his vitamin C protocol for sepsis. The FLCCC's protocol for COVID is known as the MATH+ protocol, which has undergone multiple revisions over the course of the pandemic.

Now, as injuries from the COVID jab are stacking up, they've also added a post-vaccine treatment called I-RECOVER,1 which you can download from covid19criticalcare.com in several different languages.

A Pandemic of Serious Vaccine Injuries

"My heart is so broken, I cannot keep quiet anymore," Marik said, choking back tears during a Children's Health Defense hearing in Ohio where several vaccine-injured patients also shared their tragic journeys. "This is a humanitarian crisis! These people are suffering. This is real disease."

Patients injured by the COVID jab repeatedly report receiving no help when they go to the hospital. There's seemingly no help anywhere. This must change. We have to face the fact that we now have an unrecognized epidemic of vaccine injury.

At present, there are no specialized vaccine injury clinics, but eventually, there probably will be. In the meantime, the FLCCC is sharing their I-RECOVER2 protocol with the world, with the hopes that doctors will begin to take those with COVID jab injuries seriously and treat them appropriately.

As noted by Kory, COVID-19 is no longer an emergency. The real emergency now is the continued use of the COVID "vaccines," because they're creating injuries on a level that is truly alarming and unprecedented.

He also cites life insurance data showing historic rises in excess mortality among young people, and those data are supported by vaccine injuries reported to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) as well. According to Kory, estimates suggest some 500,000 Americans may have lost their lives to these shots.

Data also show highly "vaccinated" and boosted nations are now experiencing record case and death rates from COVID compared to countries with low injection rates.

What's in the Shots?

The short answer to that question is, "we have no idea," and that puts medical professionals in a very precarious position. Since they do not know what they're giving their patients, they can't even make educated recommendations based on the patient's medical history, allergies, and so on.

While the manufacturers have revealed some of the ingredients — such as mRNA, PEG, and nano lipid particles — investigations have discovered things in the shots that aren't indicated by the manufacturer. One such ingredient is graphene oxide, which can be seen under an electron microscope, but isn't on the list of ingredients. Other unknown contaminants have also been found.

What's more, while we know the shots contain "mRNA," we have no way of knowing exactly what that mRNA is designed to do, or might accidentally do. As noted by Marik, it's been genetically altered, so it's not a direct copy of the mRNA found in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but aside from that, we cannot be sure about its makeup.

Marik also points out the Pfizer data shows there are distinct differences in side effects depending on the lot you get. So, all lots are not the same. This basically makes it impossible to make definitive assertions about the ingredients, as any given lot may or may not contain them. The amount of any given ingredient may also vary.

Is the COVID Shot Safe and Effective?

When media and health officials say the shots are safe and effective, what does that actually mean? As noted by Kory, "safe and effective" is NOT a statement about a scientific conclusion. They're "neither safe nor effective," he says.

The "safe and effective" claim is simply propaganda and meets the definition of false information because the data "backing" the safe and effective narrative completely ignores the adverse event data.

Kory notes we have documents showing the Department of Health and Human Services paid $1 billion to media companies to advertise the jabs. We also have evidence that first-tier journals are rejecting analyses of injuries. So, they're very selective about what they publish.

Direct-to-consumer prescription drug ads accounted for $6 billion in spending alone in 2016, which amounted to 4.6 million ads, including 663,000 television commercials, mostly for high-cost biologics and cancer immunotherapies.3 It may be close to $10 billion now as that statistic is 6 years old. We know it is at LEAST $7 billion as the government kicked in $1 billion for COVID propaganda.

Public health agencies have also been very selective about the data they publish in order to protect the narrative. Health agencies in Scotland and the U.S., for example, suddenly stopped publishing data when the trend turned against the COVID shots and ineffectiveness and harms were becoming apparent.

Still, VAERS' data reveal these jabs have caused more harm in 18 months than all other vaccines on the market, combined, over the past three decades. Raw data from the Pfizer trial — which were analyzed by experts after Pfizer and the Food and Drug Administration were sued and forced to release them — also show they were unsafe and associated with an increased risk for death from the start, and both Pfizer and the FDA knew it.

According to Marik, Moderna and Pfizer also manipulated their efficacy data to make the shots appear far better than they actually were. Recalculations have found the initial efficacy was actually more like 12%, not 95% as claimed, Marik says.

Negative Efficacy Demonstrated

Not only did the shots fail to live up to their initial claims of effectiveness, but we're now finding they even have negative efficacy. As explained by Kory, negative efficacy means that if you have received the shot and are exposed to COVID, you are more likely to get sick, not less likely, compared to someone who is unvaccinated.

According to Kory, negative efficacy is demonstrated in several different data sources, including Walgreens, which created its own COVID tracker database for patients getting their tests and shots at Walgreens. Its data show COVID-jabbed individuals are testing positive for COVID at far higher rates than the unjabbed, and those who got their last shot five months or more ago have the highest risk.

As you can see in the screenshot from Walgreens' COVID-19 tracker4 below, during the week of May 31 through June 6, 2022, 24.4% of unvaccinated individuals who got tested for COVID got a positive result. Of those who had gotten just one COVID shot, the positivity rate was 31.6%.

Of those who received two doses five months or more ago, 34.3% tested positive, and of those who received a third dose five months or more ago, the positive rate was 38.5%. "I'm very, very concerned for those who have been vaccinated and boosted," Kory says.

positivity rate by vaccination status

Data from the U.K. Health Security Agency also shows that the boosted now have three to four times higher COVID case rates, compared to the unvaccinated, and this is true for all age groups except children under 18.5,6 They're also at greater risk of repeated COVID infections.

Do the COVID Shots 'Shed'?

What about "vaccine shedding"? Marik admits to being extremely doubtful about the idea of spike protein shedding when he first heard about it but has since changed his mind. He's now convinced that it does happen, even though we do not yet fully understand the mechanism behind it.

He cites a study that looked at unvaccinated children of parents who had received the injections. The parents all had an antibody against the spike protein in their noses, and surprisingly, a large percentage of the unvaccinated children did as well. "So, somehow, the antibody is getting from the parent to the child," he says.

Another concept that might explain it is that of exosomes. Exosomes are lipid particles that circulate in your blood. They're also found in the nose and lungs. If you've received the COVID jab, you're going to have circulating exosomes with spike protein on them, so it's not inconceivable that you might spread these exosomes via nasal discharge or even just through breathing. "You could exhale these exosomes," Marik says, "which are then inhaled [by others]."

Kory also points out that in the Pfizer trial, they included a "very curious exclusion criteria." Anyone in the same household as someone who had received the shot was excluded from the trial, which suggests they may have been concerned about some sort of transfer or shedding.

Anecdotally, he has also encountered many unvaccinated patients, primarily women, who report severe disruptions to their menstrual cycles after coming into close contact (although not necessarily intimate contact) with someone who had recently received the jab.

Post-Jab Avalanche of Rare Diseases

Regardless of where the spike protein comes from — the virus itself, the shot, or close contact shedding — it's clear it can have wide-ranging adverse effects. The jab itself, however, is the most problematic, as your body is continuously producing this toxic protein, and we still don't know if that production ever shuts off.

As previously predicted, we're now starting to see a rapid rise in a number of conditions, including previously very rare ones. Among them, are hepatitis among young children, appendicitis, and several rare forms of cancer, some of which are extremely aggressive and fast-moving.

In late 2021, Dr. Ryan Cole, a pathologist, reported seeing a 20-fold increase in endometrial cancer, as well as a "massive uptick" in autoimmune diseases.7 (Not surprisingly, he's now accused of misdiagnosing two patients with cancers they never had in order to support a false claim.8)

According to Kory, post-jab cancer proliferation is not all that surprising, as several of the mechanisms of the jabs degrade your immune function, and your immune system is your first line of defense against all diseases, including cancer.

Marik also points out that the spike protein is "profoundly toxic" in and of itself as well, and interferes with cancer-suppressing genes. "So, there's no doubt that the spike protein causes an increase in the risk of cancer," he says. "The problem is, what do you do about it? How do you get rid of the spike?"

Two Strategies to Eliminate Spike Protein

Marik and Kory believe there may be ways to boost the immune system to allow it to degrade and eventually remove the spike from your cells. One of the strategies they recommend for this is TRE (time-restricted easting), which stimulates autophagy, a natural cleaning process that eliminates damaged, misfolded and toxic proteins.

In many ways, Marik is a fairly rigid conventional physician who is simply unaware of many effective therapies natural physicians use. One major omission he is unaware of is sauna therapy. This is especially true when combined with TRE, as it will radically increase autophagy and heat shock proteins which will address the prion-like diseases recently reported with COVID jabs and as predicted last year by MIT research scientist Stephanie Seneff.

Infrared saunas are clearly the best saunas out there as I detail in my epic article on saunas earlier this year. One of the primary reasons is the increase in mitochondrial melatonin.

Ivermectin also binds to the spike protein, thereby facilitating its removal. As noted by Marik, the best advice is to avoid the spike protein in the first place. Don't take the COVID jab, and if you get COVID-19, treat it early and aggressively.

The spike protein is toxic regardless of whether it comes from the natural infection or the injection. Early and aggressive treatment will lower your spike protein load, thereby reducing your risk of long-COVID.

Kory stresses that, at present, they still do not know the exact correct dose for ivermectin. When prescribed for long-COVID and vaccine injury, he monitors the patient and adjusts the dosage based on individual response. That said, he typically starts patients out at a mid-range dose of 0.3 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, daily.

Now, he's noticed that when it comes to ivermectin, there are responders and nonresponders. It works exceptionally well for some, while benefits are negligible in others. That said, a majority of patients do tend to experience a benefit. The length of treatment is also highly variable.

As for safety, it's been used for over 50 years9 and has a remarkably robust safety profile. We now also have a large-scale Brazilian study in which patients received ivermectin for four days every month for six months. Curiously, not only was COVID incidence dramatically reduced but kidney and liver function actually improved with this treatment. Marik also dismisses claims that ivermectin can be harmful to your liver, saying it's actually used to treat fatty liver disease.

So, overall, "we have not seen a safety signal ... with long-term use," Kory says. "Some of that is published data, and some of it is just our experience with treating patients." Marik adds, "It's one of the safest medications ... even when taken in high doses appropriately."

FLCCC Vaccine Injury Protocol: First Line Therapies

The full first-line protocol for vaccine injury is as follows. Keep in mind, however, that the treatment must be individualized to the symptoms of each patient. As explained by Marik, the patient's response will determine future treatment and adjunct therapies. These are not symptom specific but rather listed in order of importance:10

Time-Restricted Eating or periodic daily fasts. Fasting has a profound effect on promoting immune system homeostasis, partly by stimulating the removal of damaged cells and mitochondria and clearing misfolded and foreign proteins. Intermittent fasting likely has an important role in promoting the breakdown and elimination of the spike protein. Fasting is contraindicated in patients under 18 (impairs growth) and during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Patients with diabetes, as well as those with serious underlying medical conditions, should consult their primary care provider prior to fasting, as changes in their medications may be required and these patients require close monitoring.

Ivermectin — 0.2 to 0.3 mg/kg, daily for up to 4 to 6 weeks. Ivermectin has potent anti-inflammatory properties. It also binds to the spike protein, aiding in the elimination by the host. It is likely that ivermectin and intermittent fasting act synergistically to rid the body of the spike protein.

Ivermectin is best taken with or just following a meal for greater absorption. A trial of ivermectin should be considered as first-line therapy. It appears that patients can be grouped into two categories: i) ivermectin responders and ii) ivermectin nonresponders.

This distinction is important, as the latter are more difficult to treat and require more aggressive therapy. Due to the possible drug interaction between quercetin and ivermectin, these drugs should not be taken simultaneously (i.e., should be staggered morning and night).

Low dose naltrexone (LDN) — Begin with 1 mg/day and increase to 4.5 mg/day, as required. May take 2 to 3 months to see full effect. LDN has been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and neuromodulating properties.
Melatonin — 2 to 6 mg slow release/extended-release prior to bedtime. Melatonin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is a powerful regulator of mitochondrial function. The dose should be started at 750 mcg (μg) to 1 mg at night and increased as tolerated. Patients who are slow metabolizers may have very unpleasant and vivid dreams with higher doses.
Aspirin — 81 mg/day. (Please note: I do not agree with the routine use of aspirin, and recommend proteolytic enzymes such as lumbrokinase and serrapeptase on an empty stomach instead. Both serve to digest unwanted proteins in your blood, like blood clots.

They also help combat inflammation and rebalance your immune system, facilitating the removal of inflammatory proteins, removing fibrin — a clotting material that restricts blood flow and prolongs inflammation-reducing edema in inflamed regions, and boosting the potency of macrophages and killer cells.)

Vitamin C — 1000 mg orally three to four times a day. Vitamin C has important anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-enhancing properties, including increased synthesis of type I interferons. Avoid in patients with a history of kidney stones. Oral Vitamin C helps promote the growth of protective bacterial populations in the microbiome.

It is important to note that these high doses are a pharmaceutical application of vitamin C and are NOT recommended for daily use. It is far better to use whole food vitamin C and not ascorbic acid for daily use. I actually will be speaking with Dr. Marik and Korey September 9 and 10 at a vitamin C conference11 in Clearwater, Florida. If you come to the event you will be able to meet me personally there.

Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 — A dose of 4,000 to 5,000 units/day of vitamin D, together with vitamin K2 100 mcg/day is a reasonable starting dose. The dose of Vitamin D should be adjusted according to the baseline vitamin D level.
Quercetin — 250 to 500 mg/day (or mixed flavonoids). Flavonoids have broad-spectrum anti-inflammatory properties, inhibit mast cells, and have been demonstrated to reduce neuroinflammation.

Due to a possible drug interaction between quercetin and ivermectin, these drugs should not be taken simultaneously (i.e., should be staggered morning and night). The use of quercetin has rarely been associated with hypothyroidism.

The clinical impact of this association may be limited to those individuals with preexistent thyroid disease or those with subclinical thyroidism. Quercetin should be used with caution in patients with hypothyroidism and TSH levels should be monitored.

Nigella Sativa — 200 to 500 mg twice daily. It should be noted that thymoquinone (the active ingredient of Nigella sativa) decreases the absorption of cyclosporine and phenytoin. Patients taking these drugs should, therefore, avoid taking Nigella sativa. Furthermore, two cases of serotonin syndrome have been reported in patients taking Nigella sativa who underwent general anesthesia (probable interaction with opiates).
Probiotics/prebiotics — Patients with post-vaccine syndrome classically have a severe dysbiosis with loss of Bifidobacterium. Kefir is a highly recommended nutritional supplement high in probiotics.
Magnesium — 500 mg/day.
Omega-3 fatty acids — DHA/EPA 4 g/day. Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in the resolution of inflammation by inducing resolvin production.

FLCCC Second Line Therapies for Vaccine Injury

Adjunctive and/or second-line therapies in the FLCCC's vaccine injury protocol are:

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) — 200 mg twice daily for 1–2 weeks, then reduce as tolerated to 200 mg/day. HCQ is the preferred second-line agent.

HCQ is a potent immunomodulating agent and is considered the drug of choice for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), where it has been demonstrated to reduce mortality from this disease. Thus, in patients with positive autoantibodies or where autoimmunity is suspected to be a prominent underlying mechanism, HCQ should be considered earlier.

Further, it should be noted that SLE and post-vaccine syndrome have many features in common. HCQ is safe in pregnancy; indeed, this drug has been used to treat preeclampsia. With long-term usage, the dose should be reduced (100 or 150 mg/day) in patients weighing less than 61 kg (135 lbs).

Intravenous vitamin C — 25 g weekly, together with oral Vitamin C 1000 mg (1 gram) 2–3 times per day. High-dose IV vitamin C is "caustic" to the veins and should be given slowly over 2–4 hours.

Furthermore, to assess patient tolerability the initial dose should be between 7.5–15 g. Total daily doses of 8–12 g have been well-tolerated, however, chronic high doses have been associated with the development of kidney stones, so the duration of therapy should be limited. Wean IV vitamin C as tolerated.

Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) — NIBS using transcranial direct current stimulation or transcranial magnetic stimulation has been demonstrated to improve cognitive function in patients with long COVID as well as other neurological diseases. NIBS is painless, extremely safe, and easy to administer. It is a recognized therapy offered by many Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Centers. Patients may also purchase an FDA-approved device for home use.
Fluvoxamine — Start on a low dose of 12.5 mg/day and increase slowly as tolerated.
"Mitochondrial energy optimizer" with pyrroloquinoline quinone (e.g., Life Extension Energy Optimizer or ATP 360®).
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) — 600–1500 mg/day.
Low dose corticosteroid — 10–15 mg/day prednisone for three weeks. Taper to 10 mg/day and then 5 mg/day, as tolerated.
Behavioral modification, mindfulness therapy, and psychological support — May help improve patient's overall well-being and mental health. Suicide is a real problem in the vaccine-injured patient. Support groups and consultation with mental health professionals are important.
Tai Chi and Yoga — Tai Chi, a health-promoting form of traditional Chinese martial art, has shown to be beneficial for preventing and treating diseases including long COVID. Yoga has immunomodulating properties that may be beneficial in vaccine-injured patients.

It should be noted that long COVID is characterized by severe post-exertional fatigue and/or worsening of symptoms, therefore patients should be counseled to moderate exertion, increasing slowly only as tolerated.

Examples of third-line therapies and other potential remedies include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, whole-body vibration therapy, cold hydrotherapy, nutraceuticals such as dandelion and broccoli sprout powder, and carbon 60 (C60 fullerenes). For the full list, see the I-RECOVER Post-Vaccine Treatment Protocol12 available on covid19criticalcare.com.13

Are Medical Mistakes the Leading Cause of Death in the US?

BY DR. JOSEPH MERCOLA

SEE: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/06/17/medical-mistakes-leading-cause-of-death.aspx?v=1655477061;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Story at-a-glance

  • According to a 2011 Health Grades report, the incidence rate of medical harm occurring in the U.S. is estimated to be over 40,000 harmful and/or lethal errors daily
  • In 2014 10.5% of American doctors admitted they’d made a major medical mistake in the last three months
  • In 2016, Dr. Marty Makary published a report showing an estimated 250,000 Americans die from medical mistakes each year — about 1 in 10 patients — making it the third leading cause of death, right after cancer and heart disease
  • The World Health Organization’s Surgical Safety Checklist, developed by Makary, has been proven to reduce adverse event rates and save lives
  • In 2019, RaDonda Vaught, a registered nurse, was indicted for reckless homicide for administering the wrong drug to an elderly patient who died. She was found guilty and in May 2022, was sentenced to three years probation. It’s the first time a medical professional has been charged over a medical mistake that did not involve fraud or intentional malice. Many now worry this may prevent openness and transparency about unintentional medical mistakes

In July of 2000, I was still receiving a print subscription to JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and I was shocked that they actually published an article1 from Barbara Starfield, who had an MPH (master of public health) from Johns Hopkins.

Why was I shocked? Because I looked at the data in the article (see below) physician mistakes were the third leading cause of death in the United States. My article on it went viral and that meme became very popular in 2000, but I was rarely acknowledged as the person who was responsible for it.

Deaths Per Year (From 2000)

  • 12,000 — unnecessary surgery
  • 7,000 — medication errors in hospitals
  • 20,000 — other errors in hospitals
  • 80,000 — infections in hospitals
  • 106,000 — non-error, negative effects of drugs

These total 225,000 deaths per year from physician or health care mistakes and are only surpassed by heart disease and cancer.

Starfield's Ironic Tragedy — A Victim to What She Chronicled

Ironically, Starfield became a statistic to her own research. She died suddenly in June 2011, a death her husband attributed to the adverse effects of the blood thinner Plavix taken in combination with aspirin. However, her death certificate makes no mention of this possibility. In the August 2012 issue of Archives for Internal Medicine2 her husband, Dr. Neil A. Holtzman, writes, in part:

"Writing in sorrow and anger, I express up front my potential conflict of interest in interpreting the facts surrounding the death of my wife, Dr. Barbara Starfield ... Because she died while swimming alone, an autopsy was required. The immediate cause of death was 'pool drowning,' but the underlying condition, 'cerebral hemorrhage,' stunned me ...

Barbara started taking low-dose aspirin after coronary insufficiency had been diagnosed three years before her death, and clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix) after her right main coronary artery had been stented six months after the diagnosis.

She reported to the cardiologist that she bruised more easily while taking clopidogrel and bled longer following minor cuts. She had no personal or family history of bleeding tendency or hypertension.

The autopsy findings and the official lack of feedback prompted me to call attention to deficiencies in medical care and clinical research in the United States reified by Barbara's death and how the deficiencies can be rectified. Ironically, Barbara had written about all of them."

2022 Updated Medical Mistakes Stats

The video above features an interview between Dr. Peter Attia and Dr. Marty Makary, a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins, in which they discuss the prevalence of medical mistakes in conventional medicine and advancements in patient safety.

Makary is also a public health researcher, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the editor-in-chief of MedPage Today (the second-largest trade publication in medicine), and the author of two best-selling books.

As a busy surgeon, Makary has worked in many of the best hospitals in the country and can testify to the power of modern medicine. But he’s also witnessed a medical culture that leaves surgical sponges inside patients, amputates the wrong limb, overdoses patients because of sloppy handwriting, or enters prescriptions into the wrong patient chart.

Medical Mistakes Are Commonplace

According to a 2011 Health Grades report,3 the incidence rate of medical harm occurring in the U.S. was estimated to be over 40,000 harmful and/or lethal errors daily. Makary cites a 2014 Mayo Clinic survey of 6,500 American doctors, 10.5% of whom admitted they’d made a major medical mistake in the last three months.

He also cites a 2015 study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital that showed about half of all operations involved some kind of medication error. That study and corresponding press release have since been removed and are no longer available online, Makary says. Possibly because the hospital was embarrassed by the results. 

In 2016, Makary and his research team published a report showing an estimated 250,000 Americans die from medical mistakes each year4 — about 1 in 10 patients — which (at that time) made it the third leading cause of death, right after cancer and heart disease.

According to Makary, that number may be higher, because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not collect vital statistics on medical errors. Death cannot be recorded as a medical error as there’s no code for it.

Of course, since they didn’t do autopsies on every death, that number could also be lower, so the final estimate they came up with was between 125,000 and 350,000 deaths per year.

Another widely-cited study5 published in 2013 estimated the annual death toll for medical mistakes in the U.S. at 400,000 a year,6 Makary says. But whatever the true number, and whether it’s the third cause of death or the ninth, medical mistakes are clearly a serious and too-frequent problem.

An estimated 30% of all medical procedures, tests, and medications may also be completely unnecessary,7, and each of these unnecessary interventions opens the door for a medical mistake that didn’t need to happen.

Many doctors have long been concerned about the frequency of medical mistakes, unnecessary testing, and overtreatment, but the culture was such that it dissuaded open discussion and transparency.

It’s really only in the past decade or so that doctors and hospital administrators have started being more honest about these problems. Now, a case (discussed below) in which a nurse was charged and found guilty of negligent homicide after accidentally administering the wrong medication threatens to undo much of that progress.

Milestones in Patient Safety

In medical jargon, a “near-miss” refers to a medical mistake that could have resulted in patient harm but didn’t, and a “preventable adverse event” refers to a medical mistake that does result in harm to the patient.

A “never event” is one that should never happen, regardless of circumstance. One example of a “never event” would be leaving a surgical instrument or sponge inside the patient.

In 2008, Medicare decided it would no longer pay for “never events,” in an effort to de-incentivize sloppiness. Shortly thereafter, private insurance companies followed suit. The following year, in 2009, the World Health Organization organized a committee to address patient safety, as, worldwide, it was becoming apparent that many patients were dying from the care and not just from disease.

At the time, Makary had just published a surgery checklist for Johns Hopkins, and the WHO invited him to present it to the newly formed committee on patient safety. This checklist eventually became known as the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.8 To this day, it hangs on operating room walls across the world.

Later investigations have revealed this pre-op checklist does in fact reduce adverse event rates and save lives. If a loved one is in the hospital, print it out, bring it with you and confirm that each of the 19 items has been done.

This can help you protect your family member or friend from preventable errors in care. It’s available in several languages, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Farsi, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Opioid Overdose Is a Leading Death Among Young Adults

As of 2017, opioid overdoses have been the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.9 The most common drugs involved in prescription opioid overdose deaths are methadone, oxycodone (such as OxyContin®), and hydrocodone (such as Vicodin®).10

Lawsuits that have made their way through the judicial system in recent years have shown opioid makers such as Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family, knew they were lying when they claimed opioids — which are chemically very similar to heroin — have an exceptionally low addiction rate when taken by people with pain.

As a result of their lies, doctors handed out opioids for pain as if they were candy. Even Makary admits to being fooled by the fraudulent PR. “That is a form of a medical mistake,” he says, adding “I’m guilty of it myself. I gave opioids out like candy, and I feel terrible about it.”

In recent years, the medical industry has cracked down on prescription opioids, making them harder to obtain, but many patients still struggle with addiction, and fentanyl-laced products obtained illegally are still causing many unnecessary deaths.

The RaDonda Vaught Case

In this interview, Makary also reviews the RaDonda Vaught case which, as mentioned earlier might reverse much of the progress achieved with regard to openness and transparency about medical mistakes.

Vaught was hired as a nurse at Vanderbilt hospital in 2015. Two years later, on Christmas eve in 2017, she was taking care of a patient named Charlene Murphy, a 75-year-old woman admitted for a subdural hematoma (a brain bleed). Murphy made a rapid recovery and after two days she was ready to go home.

The doctor ordered one last scan while she was in the hospital, so Vaught brought her to the scanner and ordered Versed (midazolam), a sedative commonly used to help the patient lay still. The hospital had installed an automated drug dispensary system, the alerts of which often had to be overridden due to poor coordination between the electronic health records and the pharmacy.

On this fateful day, Vaught typed “ve” into the system to pull up Versed, but by default, the system populated the search with “vecuronium,” a potent paralyzing agent. Vaught didn’t realize the mistake and overrode the alert. Now, vecuronium is a powder, and most experienced nurses would know that Versed is a liquid.

Vaught, however, didn’t catch the discrepancy and suspended the powder with saline as indicated and gave it to Murphy, who subsequently died inside the scanner.

“The nurse [Vaught] immediately feels horrible; says exactly what she did, recognized her mistake as the patient was deteriorating, and felt ‘I may have caused this,’” Makary says. “[She] admitted [and] reported this whole thing; was 100% honest. I mean, [she] even said, subsequently, that her life will never be the same, that she feels that a piece of her has died.”

In 2019, Vaught was indicted for reckless homicide.11,12 She was found guilty and in May 2022, was sentenced to three years probation with judicial diversion,13 which means her criminal record can be expunged if she serves her probationary period with good behavior. Her nursing license was also revoked.

Should Medical Mistakes Be Prosecuted?

Now, while Vaught immediately admitted her mistake, Vanderbilt hospital, for its part, appears to have been trying to cover it up.

“Vanderbilt had documentation where two neurologists listed the cause of death as the brain bleed. It was deemed, essentially, a natural cause of death. This was reported to the medical examiner,” Makary says.

An investigation by the Tennessean revealed Vanderbilt did not report the death to state or federal officials as a preventable adverse event, as is required by law. Instead, they fired Vaught and immediately negotiated an out-of-court settlement with the family, which included a gag order.

So, it wasn’t the family that brought charges against Vaught but rather a team of district attorneys in Davidson county. Vaught’s case is the first of its kind and has triggered emotional reactions across the country among doctors and nurses alike, as everyone knows how easily and frequently medical mistakes occur.

According to the Tennessean, “The case has put a spotlight on how nurses should be held accountable for medical mistakes.” But should they? Never before has a medical professional been criminally charged for a medical mistake that didn’t involve intentional fraud or malice. As noted by Makary:

“One of the principles of patient safety that we have been advocating throughout the entire 23 years of the patient safety movement in America has been the concept ‘just culture’ — a doctrine which says that honest mistakes should not be penalized ... That is a doctrine that has enabled people to speak up about this epidemic of medical mistakes in the United States ...

In my opinion, we have had decades of progress in patient safety, about 23 healthy years of significant improvements in the culture of safety and the way we approach safety, undone with a single group of assistant young district attorneys that decided to go after one individual at the exclusion of doing anything about a hospital that, unlike the nurse, did not admit to anything initially and broke the law.

There's a preliminary statistic that 1 in 5 nurses are quitting during the pandemic. Now, some of that is pandemic burnout, some of it's a number of [other] factors, but a lot of nurses are leaving the profession and there's this feeling that they don't feel valued, and this [case] has been a bit of a smack in their face.

So, hospitals around the country that are dealing with critical nursing staffing shortages are trying to pay attention to the concerns that nurses have about this case. I have talked to lawmakers at the state level in different states who are thinking about passing protections for nurses. It’s delicate, but this is now a conversation that has surfaced.”

The U.S. Is an Unmitigated Failure at Treating Chronic Illness

The U.S. has the most expensive health care in the world, spending more on health care than the next 10 biggest spenders combined (Japan, Germany, France, China, the U.K., Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain, and Australia). If the U.S. health care system were a country, it would be the sixth-largest economy on the entire planet.

Despite that, the U.S. ranks last in health and mortality when compared with 17 other developed nations. We may have one of the best systems for treating acute surgical emergencies, but the American medical system is clearly an unmitigated failure when it comes to treating chronic illness.

The fact that properly prescribed and administered drugs kill well over 100,000 every year in the U.S. should really be food for some serious thought. For starters, drug safety needs to become a priority, not an afterthought.

Indeed, one of Starfield's points of contention was the lack of systematic recording and studying of adverse events, and her own death highlights this problem. It was the Plavix-aspirin combination that actually killed her, yet if it hadn't been for an autopsy and her husband insisting on an adverse event report, no one would ever have been the wiser about such a connection.

Only a tiny fraction of all adverse drug reactions are ever reported to the FDA; according to some estimates, as few as 1%. In order to truly alert the FDA to a problem with a product they've approved, they must be notified by as many people as possible who believe they have experienced a side effect.

By filing a report, you help make medicine safer for everyone. So, if you believe you've experienced a side effect from a drug, please report it. Simply go to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator page, find the phone number listed for your state, and report your adverse reaction.

In all, preventable medical mistakes may account for one-sixth of all deaths that occur in the U.S. annually.14 To put these numbers into even further perspective, medical mistakes in American hospitals kill four jumbo jets' worth of people each week.15

According to statistics published in a 2011 Health Grades report,16 the incidence rate of medical harm occurring in the U.S. may be as high as 40,000 harmful and/or lethal errors DAILY. According to co-author John T. James, Ph.D.:17

"Perhaps it is time for a national patient bill of rights for hospitalized patients. All evidence points to the need for much more patient involvement in identifying harmful events and participating in rigorous follow-up investigations to identify root causes."

Many Tests and Treatments Do More Harm Than Good

Overtesting and overtreatment are also part of the problem. Instead of dissuading patients from unnecessary or questionable interventions, the system rewards waste and incentivizes disease over health.

According to a report by the Institute of Medicine, an estimated 30% of all medical procedures, tests and medications may in fact be unnecessary, at a cost of at least $750 billion a year.18 To learn which tests and interventions may do more harm than good, browse through the Choosing Wisely website.

It's also important to be aware that many novel medical treatments gain popularity over older standards of care due mostly to clever marketing, as opposed to solid science. An investigation by the Mayo Clinic published in 2013 proved this point. To determine the overall effectiveness of our medical care, researchers tracked the frequency of medical reversals over the past decade.

They found that reversals are common across all classes of medical practice, and a significant proportion of medical treatments offer no patient benefit at all.

In fact, they found 146 reversals of previously established practices,19 treatments, and procedures over the previous 10 years. The most telling data in the report show just how many common medical treatments are doing more harm than good. Of the studies that tested an existing standard of care, 40.2% reversed the practice, compared to only 38% reaffirming it.

The remaining 22% were inconclusive. This means that anywhere between 40 and 78% of the medical testing, treatments, and procedures you receive are of NO benefit to you — or are actually harmful — as determined by clinical studies.

Safeguarding Your Care While Hospitalized

Knowing that medical errors can and do frequently occur, what can you do to ensure your safety, or the safety of a loved one, who has to go to the hospital? Makary offers the following suggestions:

“Every hospital has a patient relations department and if things just don't seem right, if you feel that you're not communicating effectively with your care team, if you feel care is not coordinated, if you have a concern or there was an error, you can call the patient relations department. They’ve got somebody on call 24/7. That's basically a standard thing in the hospitals now.

It’s important to have an advocate with you anytime you get medical care or you've got a loved one in the hospital. It's amazing how it seems that the care is just overall much better, holistic, comprehensive and coordinated when there's a family member or loved one there, taking notes, asking questions ...

Ask about the medication that's being given to you. You should know what it is and what it's for, and you should ask your doctor or whoever walks in the room if they've washed their hands ...

This is the sort of new dialogue that we are trying to promote to make the patient a participant in their care and not just a bystander. When you do it, what I’ve noticed the more educated they are, or their surrogate is, the better the care is. You are in the middle of a very complicated system of care when you're in the hospital. The more you can be aware of what's happening, the safer the care.”

Once you're hospitalized, you're immediately at risk for medical errors, so one of the best safeguards is to have someone there with you. Dr. Andrew Saul has written an entire book20 on the issue of safeguarding your health while hospitalized.

Frequently, you're going to be relatively debilitated, especially post-op when you're under the influence of anesthesia, and you won't have the opportunity to see the types of processes that are going on. This is particularly important for pediatric patients and the elderly.

It's important to have a personal advocate present to ask questions and take notes. For every medication given in the hospital, ask questions such as: "What is this medication? What is it for? What's the dose?" Most people, doctors, and nurses included, are more apt to go through that extra step of due diligence to make sure they're getting it right if they know they'll be questioned about it.

If someone you know is scheduled for surgery, you can print out the WHO surgical safety checklist and implementation manual, which is part of the campaign "Safe Surgery Saves Lives." The checklist can be downloaded free of charge here. If a loved one is in the hospital, print it out and bring it with you, as this can help you protect your family member or friend from preventable errors in care.

Biden Signs Executive Order to Counter “Attacks” on LGBTQ Rights, Transgender Youth

Biden Signs Executive Order to Counter “Attacks” on LGBTQ Rights, Transgender Youth

BY RAVEN CLABOUGH

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/biden-signs-executive-order-to-counter-attacks-on-lgbtq-rights-transgender-youth/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

President Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that takes direct aim at efforts by Republican legislatures and governors such as Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott to protect youth from transgender ideology and gender-transition treatments.

Biden’s order, signed “in celebration of Pride Month,” calls on the Department of Health and Human Services to ban federally funded programs from offering conversion therapy. The order also enlists the Federal Trade Commission to consider whether conversion therapy “constitutes an unfair or deceptive act or practice” and to prepare consumer warnings on such practices when appropriate. It also calls on the secretary of state to work with the secretary of the Treasury, the secretary of HHS, and the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help promote the end of conversion therapy around the world.

It also calls for efforts to protect foster youth and prevent homelessness for transgender individuals.

The order instructs the sectary of HHS to take “steps to address the barriers and exclusionary policies” that would restrict access to various types of healthcare and treatment, namely gender-transition treatments.

Among the many provisions listed in the order is a requirement that the Secretary of Education uses the Department of Education’s authorities to “support LGBTQI+ students, their families, educators, and other school personnel targeted by harmful State and local laws and practices, and shall promote the adoption of promising policies and practices to support the safety, well-being, and rights of LGBTQI+ students.” The order states the Secretary of Education must develop and release sample policies for the well-being and academic success of supporting LGBTQI+ students within 200 days of the order.

According to the White House press release for the executive order, the measure is intended to address the more than “300 anti-LGBTQI+ laws” that have been introduced by state legislatures over the last year.

During the signing ceremony at which Biden signed the June 15 order, he took direct aim at the DeSantis administration’s move to ask state boards regulating doctors to ban Medicaid coverage for minors seeking gender transition care such as hormone therapies, puberty blockers, and gender reassignment surgeries, and at efforts by Governor Greg Abbott in Texas to urge authorities to investigate parents of transgender minors for possible child abuse if they provide their children with gender-affirming care.

“I don’t have to tell you about the ultra-MAGA agenda attacking families and our freedoms — 300 discriminatory bills introduced in states across this country,” Biden said at the White House event. “In Texas, knocking on front doors to harass and investigate parents who are raising transgender children. In Florida, going after Mickey Mouse, for God’s sake.“

Brock Juarez, communications director for DeSantis’ Agency of Health Care Administration, responded to Biden’s executive order in a statement to Newsweek.

“It’s ironic that the Biden administration continues to claim their policies only support ‘affirming care’ while simultaneously defending and promoting permanent, harmful, and irreversible sex-change operations for children,” Juarez said. “We have remained consistent that in Florida we must protect children and parental rights, and our Medicaid program should not be paying for medical experiments.”

As far as the executive order’s reach, the New York Post observed that it’s not “immediately clear” whether HHS will directly challenge states that are pursuing restrictions for gender-affirming healthcare for minors under the executive order.

Despite the self-serving virtue-signaling by Democrats such as Biden, the American Academy of Pediatrics continues to assert that transgender interventions are harmful to children.

“There is not a single long-term study to demonstrate the safety or efficacy of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries for transgender-believing youth,” the group wrote on its website. The site goes on to state that puberty blockers may, in fact, cause mental illness and permanent physical harm, including increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, blood clots, and various cancers.

And the American Academy of Pediatrics is not alone in its assessment.

As the organization notes on its webpage,

Many medical organizations around the world, including the Australian College of Physicians, the Royal College of General Practitioners in the United Kingdom, and the Swedish National Council for Medical Ethics have characterized these interventions in children as experimental and dangerous. World renowned Swedish psychiatrist Dr. Christopher Gillberg has said that pediatric transition is “possibly one of the greatest scandals in medical history” and called for “an immediate moratorium on the use of puberty blocker drugs because of their unknown long-term effects.”

A number of medical professionals have risked being ostracized for speaking out against the prevailing transgender ideology.

In an article titled, “No One is Born in ‘The Wrong Body’,” endocrinologist William J. Malone; Colin M. Wright, Ph.D., biologist and Eberly Research Fellow at Penn State University; and Julia D. Robertson, journalist, award-winning author, and Senior Editor of The Velvet Chronicle, observe,  

Historical data suggests that about 0.5% of children develop gender dysphoria — distress caused by a perceived incongruence between one’s biological sex and gender presentation. Reinforcing studies in the medical literature show that, as children get older, childhood-onset gender dysphoria resolves (i.e. ends) in most cases. As two authors put it in a 2016 International Review of Psychiatry article, “the conclusion from these studies is that childhood GD [gender dysphoria] is strongly associated with a lesbian, gay or bisexual outcome and that for the majority of the children (85.2%; 270 out of 317 [studied individuals]) the gender dysphoric feelings remitted around or after puberty.”

Yet instead of offering counseling, medical professionals now are commonly telling children that they may have been “born in the wrong body.” This new approach, called “gender affirmation,” makes gender dysphoria less likely to resolve, pushing children down the path toward irreversible medical and surgical interventions. If aggressive transition options are pursued early in puberty, the combination of puberty-blocking drugs, followed by cross sex hormones, will result in permanent infertility.

But these assessments from medical professionals have not been enough to convince the “woke” Left that children should not be used as pawns in the fight to advance their political agenda. Even when the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, which still espouses a mostly “woke” view of transgenderism in youth, released a draft of new guidelines suggesting that transgender teens receive more extensive mental-health screenings before receiving hormones or gender surgeries, The New York Times went out of its way to dispute the organization’s findings.

Biden Issues Fascist-style Threats to Oil Companies

Biden Issues Fascist-style Threats to Oil Companies

BY STEVE BYAS

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/biden-issues-fascist-style-threats-to-oil-companies/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Wednesday’s interview between Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and CNN anchor John Berman — in which they discussed the letter that President Biden recently sent to several major oil companies — powerfully illustrates the fascist economic views Biden harbors.

“At a time of war, refinery profit margins well above normal being passed directly onto American families are not acceptable,” Biden said in his letter to the executives of British Petroleum, Chevron, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66, Shell, Valero Energy, and Exxon Mobil. “There is no question,” Biden asserted in the letter, “that Vladimir Putin is principally responsible for the intense financial pain the American people and their families are bearing. But amid a war that has raised gasoline prices more than $1.70 per gallon, historically high refinery profit margins are worsening that pain.”

Ominously, Biden threatened to use “emergency authorities” if the companies do not follow his dictates. “Your companies and others have an opportunity to take immediate actions to increase the supply of gasoline, diesel, and other refined products you are producing,” Biden wrote. “My administration is prepared to use all reasonable and appropriate Federal Government tools and emergency authorities to increase refinery capacity and output in the near term, and to ensure that every region of this country is appropriately supplied.”

This is economic fascism.

It’s true that “fascist” is thrown around far too loosely in today’s political discourse, but, economically speaking, fascism is a form of socialism. (Adolf Hitler’s party was known as the National Socialist Party, and the systems in Italy under Benito Mussolini’s Fascist government and in Germany under Hitler were very similar.)

Under socialism, the government owns the means of production, whereas, under a fascist economic system, the government generally leaves ownership of businesses in private hands, but dictates prices and wages, hours, production levels, and even what is produced. In other words, as a business owner, you might retain title to your business, but the government tells you how to run your business. What Biden is threatening is certainly not free enterprise.

Biden is not the only American president who has threatened American business owners who did not comply with governmental dictates. For example, President John F. Kennedy bullied United States Steel to lower its prices in the early 1960s. During the administration of President Jimmy Carter, Congress passed the “Windfall Profits Tax” to punish oil companies for making what were considered too high profits.

Just recently, Biden issued an executive order under the Defense Production Act for American companies to use more production resources to increase the supply of baby formula. Of course, the policies of the federal government created the low supply of baby formula in the first place. Be that as it may, Biden used a law that was passed during the administration of President Harry Truman to allow the president to order private businesses to shift resources during a time of war. Such a takeover of private business is bad enough during wartime, but in Biden’s case, there was no war. The only action that government really needs to take to increase the production of a good that is in high demand is to get out of the way. Businesses are in business to make money. No one has to tell them to increase production when there are people who want to buy their product.

When Ronald Reagan became president in 1981, gasoline prices were quite high. He almost immediately used a law Congress had passed previously to end federal government control of oil prices. Oil companies raised prices at first and quickly increased production, which, as anyone with an elementary knowledge of economics understands, soon brought prices at the gas pump down for American consumers. Reagan did not threaten oil companies; he simply got out of their way.

In this present case, Biden is not only taking the opposite approach, he is being hypocritical.

As CNN anchor Berman told Granholm on his program New Day, the Biden administration has “made it clear from day one they want to transition America from reliance upon oil and gas, and they have even celebrated the current gas price crisis for accelerating that transition. But how can you simultaneously demonize oil companies and demand more oil production?”

In fact, John Kerry, Biden’s special envoy for climate, said just last week that “energy security worry is driving” the thinking that there is a need for additional drilling and for going “back to coal.” However, Kerry made it clear that he does not want additional drilling.

“No we don’t. We absolutely don’t,” Kerry insisted, adding, “we have to prevent a false narrative from entering into this.”

Bluntly put, it was the policies enacted by Biden and Kerry, coupled with sanctions on Russian oils and gas, that have caused the spike in oil and gasoline prices, not anything the big oil companies or Vladimir Putin have done. Some speculate that these policies were enacted because the Biden administration wants oil prices to go up so high that Americans will be willing to shift from gasoline and diesel to electric vehicles — all in the name of fighting “climate change.”

Berman asked Granholm, “Five years from now, 10 years from now, are you telling me you want them drilling for more oil? You want the refineries putting out more gasoline in five or 10 years?” Berman added, “Why would oil companies invest in producing more oil if such an investment will be turned to waste in just a few years?”

This is not a question of whether automobiles should be run by gasoline or electricity. The free market will make that decision. If electric cars become practical and affordable for the masses, then consumers will willingly switch over to them, away from petroleum-based energy.

But the Biden administration has decided that the federal government should simply dictate that transition, regardless of market considerations. That is economic fascism. And in this case, blaming oil companies, and threatening them, for a policy that they did not create, is the height of hypocrisy.

The Left Will Devour Itself: ELCA Calls for Resignation of Trans Bishop—But Not for the Reason You Think

BY CHRIS QUEEN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/columns/chris-queen/2022/06/16/the-left-will-devour-itself-elca-calls-for-resignation-of-trans-bishop-for-racism-n1605846;

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The advent of intersectionalism must make being a leftist more confusing than ever. The hierarchy of grievances and identities must be difficult to keep up with. It’s surprising that there aren’t more crashes at the intersections of intersectionalism.

I’ve long believed that the left will eventually devour itself as one offense to tolerance crashes up against another. We’re seeing this take place in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, a far-left denomination that has proven what happens when LBGTQetc issues collide with racial and ethnic concerns — with a sprinkle of neurodivergence thrown in for good measure.

In the ELCA’s Sierra Pacific Synod, which covers Northern California (naturally) and parts of Nevada, the church has asked its first transgender bishop to resign over accusations of racism against the Hispanic community.

Bishop Megan Rohrer is under fire for removing a Hispanic pastor on the Feast of Our Lady Guadalupe, one of the holiest days of the year for Hispanic Christians.

(Disclaimer: I’m really confused about Rohrer. I can’t tell if the bishop is a male transitioning to female or vice versa. Rohrer’s Twitter bio features “they/he” pronouns, but I just don’t know. Since I don’t know which correct pronouns — as opposed to “preferred” pronouns — to use, I’ll simply refer to Rohrer without pronouns.)

Although the offending event took place in December, Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, waited for the “listening team,” a left-wing term if I’ve ever heard one, to release its report. And it’s all so confusing with preferred pronouns and changing terms for ethnicities.

Related: Wokeism Is a Religion Without Grace

It’s best if you’re sitting down for this one.

Rohrer fired Rev. Nelson Rabell-González of Misión Latina Luterana in Stockton, Calif., on Dec. 12. after “continual communications of verbal harassment and retaliatory actions from more than a dozen victims from 2019 to the present.” The removal took place on the Feast of Our Lady Guadalupe, which commemorates the visitation of the Virgin Mary to a Mexican man in the 16th century.

Emily McFarlan Miller of Religion News Service reports that “Rabell-González acknowledged allegations against him, saying he was accused of ‘verbally mistreating a pastoral intern and members of the church staff’ in a previous position at a different church.”

Oddly enough, one of the complaints against the pastor is that he was too woke.

“The pastor, who is Afro-Caribbean, said he had been asked to resign from that church and sign a nondisclosure agreement, which he declined after members complained about his support for Black Lives Matter and immigrant rights,” Miller writes.

So to summarize where we are so far: a pastor who may or may not have a problem with verbally abusing interns but also may or may not be a little too far to the left for parishioners’ tastes was going to have to resign. It all got worse when the transgender bishop showed up to do the deed on a holy day for Hispanic Christians.

Here’s how Alejandra Molina of the Religion News Service describes the scene:

As the report details, the Misión Latina Luterana congregation in Stockton, California, had no idea about Rabell-González’s removal until members noticed he wasn’t the one leading the Dec. 12 worship service and celebration. Instead, the Rev. Hazel Salazar-Davidson — whose opposition to the pastor’s removal that day is detailed in an attachment of the report — was directed by Rohrer to lead the service. Congregants began questioning out loud about his whereabouts.

Rohrer, who was at the service, didn’t offer further explanations after congregants were informed of his removal, according to the report. Parishioners described Rohrer’s facial expression as a “smirk” that made them feel “small, attacked and humiliated,” but the report also noted that “such an expression on the face of an autistic person is often a response to the stress of a situation.”

Rohrer actually attempted to hide behind the old “neurodivergent” chestnut as an excuse for the smirk as these shocked churchgoers reacted to the sudden dismissal of their pastor. I have a hard time believing that the ELCA would put a bishop in charge of a synod if they didn’t believe that the bishop could keep such “neurodivergent” behavior in check.

The New York Post reports that the congregation was upset at the announcement and that Rohrer wore a bulletproof vest to the church for Rabell-González’s firing.

At least Rohrer issued an apology shortly after the incident occurred.

“Today I ask forgiveness for the ways my action and inactions caused pain, grief, and anxiety for the Latino/x/é community,” Rohrer wrote. (And no, I didn’t hit some wrong keys on my keyboard.) “I understand that trust can be lost with one action and must be rebuilt with hundreds of trustworthy actions. I am grateful to all who have educated me about the needs of the Latino/x/é community and remain committed to doing the work needed to repair relationships. The Sierra Pacific Synod and I seek to be ever-reforming in our anti-racism and anti-bias work.”

Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries, a “queer” ELCA organization, dismissed Rohrer’s membership shortly afterward, criticizing Rohrer’s behavior “specifically as it pertains to being an anti-racist organization.”

The “listening team” (sorry, I can’t type that without chuckling) issued its report, which also overflows with intersectional terminology and explanations.

“The reader should note that the italicized pronouns they/them/their, meant to express use in a singular form when referring to an individual’s preferred pronoun, will be used throughout the document. Additionally, the affected Latiné community has changed names during its journey…” the report explains in a note at the beginning.

Yes. “Latiné” was a new one for me too.

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After a whopping 23 pages, the report’s conclusion sounds like the “listening team” has done plenty of listening — to Robin DiAngelo and Ibrahim X. Kendi.

“A person who behaves in passive or uninformed ways that are racist is like someone who is standing still on the walkway,” the team writes. “No conscious effort is being made to walk toward racism, but the person is being carried along to the same destination.”

“Some people may become so distressed by the movement into active racism, that they choose to turn around and walk in the opposite direction,” the report continues. “But unless they are walking more quickly than the speed of the walkway — unless they are very intentionally anti-racist — they will find themselves still carried along with the others.”

At the end of the investigation “listening,” Bishop Elizabeth Eaton determined that Rohrer needed to resign. And so Rohrer did so, a scant 13 months after becoming the first transgender bishop in the ELCA.

What have we learned today? As Dr. Albert Mohler put it on his podcast, “as you’re thinking about all the incredible moral confusion here, that’s really what we need to see.”

When intersectionality is part of your modus operandi, you might come across scenarios where one grievance group clashes with another. In the ongoing struggle of left-wing cultures, one group will win over the other. It has to, and I can’t help but think we’ll expect to see skirmishes like these more often on the left. And then how long will it be before their whole coalition spins apart?

The Vaccine Stockpile Is Headed to the Dump

massive waste from stockpiled vaccines

BY DR. JOSEPH MERCOLA

SEE: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/06/16/massive-waste-from-stockpiled-vaccines.aspx?v=1655391160;

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Story at-a-glance

  • The U.K. stockpiled 650 million doses of COVID-19 injections during the pandemic, but only 142 million have been used
  • The remainder expires six to 12 months after their date of manufacture, which means millions of doses are going to end up as trash; about $5 billion stands to be wasted on unused shots in the U.K.
  • The U.K. government has also written off billions of dollars in money spent on protective equipment and ventilators that went unused
  • The overuse of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to another problem — a massive volume of medical trash that’s straining waste management systems and the environment
  • According to WHO, 87,000 tons of PPE were accumulated from March 2020 to November 2021 in order to fight COVID-19, but most of it has gone to waste

The U.K. stockpiled 650 million doses of COVID-19 injections during the pandemic. Only 142 million have been used. The remainder expire six to 12 months after their date of manufacture,1 which means millions of doses are going to end up as trash.

It’s unknown whether some doses from the 650 million figure have yet to be manufactured, or exactly how much was paid for each dose, but what’s clear is that a massive waste of federal funds is imminent.

Based on estimates that the U.S. government paid about $20 for each dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot, about $15 for Moderna shot doses and about $4 for each dose of Astra Zeneca’s shot, assume an average price of $10 per dose of COVID-19 injection purchased.

Given this estimate, about $5 billion stands to be wasted on unused shots. “Will the public be forgiving of this massive waste of public funds on account of it occurring with good intentions during a state of emergency?” Daily Sceptic asked. “That remains to be seen.”2

Billions of Dollars Squandered in the Name of COVID-19

In addition to millions of doses of COVID-19 shots set to expire, the U.K. government has also written off billions of dollars in money spent on protective equipment, including items not used before their expiration dates and other equipment deemed unsuitable for use. Another $715.9 million was spent on ventilators, only 10% of which were actually used.

Similar ventilator stockpiling occurred in the U.S. but as early as August 2020 it was clear that this was a mistake. “The U.S. has too many ventilators,” The Washington Post wrote on August 18, 20203 — an about-face from media headlines posted just months earlier, which talked of ventilator shortages and a “desperate need for ventilators.”4,5

At the time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had distributed 15,057 ventilators, while 95,713 sat unused in a federal stockpile. For comparison, 10,000 ventilators made up the federal stockpile in April 2020.6 By September 2020, HHS stated that the national ventilator stockpile had reached maximum capacity, with close to 120,000 available ventilators.7 As the Daily Sceptic explained:8

“This gross misuse of taxpayers’ money must be examined in the independent inquiry and by Government so the lessons can be learned and in future a robust management system applied in real time so that even stocks purchased in haste and with urgency are kept in reasonable proportion to anticipated demand.

The over-reaction and panic in spring 2020 resulted in decisions that have now turned out to be a huge waste of public money. If there was perceived to be a shortage of anything that might conceivably be needed to fulfil the needs of the public emergency, the public purse was always open.

Actually, the purse appeared to be treated more like Mary Poppins’ bottomless magic carpet bag, with no sign of any prudent oversight applied to funding decisions as long as they served the purpose of proving to the public that the Government was ‘doing something’ about Covid. The results of that fiscal incontinence are now clear for all to see.”

Millions of COVID-19 Shots Wasted in the US

The money wasted stockpiling COVID-19 shots is not unique to the U.K. In the U.S., an ABC News investigation found that millions of shots have gone unused as the demand for the injections fizzled out. In speaking with health department officials in all 50 states, they found millions of instances of COVID-19 shots going to waste, sitting unused, or set to expire in coming weeks. This includes:9

  • 1.7 million doses wasted in Michigan since December 2020
  • 619,000 doses unused in Colorado
  • 3.6 million shots sitting in a stockpile in California
  • Close to 760,000 doses deemed nonviable, spoiled or expired in Oregon
  • More than 850,000 doses wasted in Wisconsin10

‘Sleeping Contracts’ Ensured Past Pandemic Vaccine Purchases

It’s said that history repeats itself, and we’ve seen massive waste from stockpiled vaccines before. Pandemics have been coming and going around the globe for centuries, but in recent history, they’ve been used as points of manipulation that have profited corporations, particularly pharmaceutical companies.

In 2005, you may remember, it was predicted the bird flu epidemic would kill from 2 million to 150 million people,11 but turned out to be a whole lot of hot air, and prompted me to write the book “The Great Bird Flu Hoax.”

At the time, Nature Immunology published an editorial stating that the fear of bird flu had prompted government officials to prioritize developing plans to deal with pandemic influenza, and WHO had named bird flu the No. 1 health concern.

In the years that followed, WHO executed agreements — so-called “sleeping contracts” — with European and African nations in the name of protecting people from a future global pandemic.

The contracts stated that countries would buy vaccines in the event of a pandemic, but this would only be necessary if WHO declared a phase 6 influenza pandemic.12 Both GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Baxter were named in contracts with the U.K. parliament, for instance, which stated the pharmaceutical companies would supply a pandemic influenza vaccine to the U.K. and were valued at £155.4 million (more than $206 million) over four years.13

“Unfortunately,” CHD noted, “the government officials who signed the contracts never suspected that GSK makes multimillion-dollar donations to the WHO in return for control over decisions that result in GSK windfalls.”14

Swine Flu: Is History Repeating Itself?

On June 11, 2009, WHO declared H1N1 swine flu to be a phase 6 global influenza pandemic, even though it had only caused 144 deaths worldwide. That declaration put the sleeping contracts into an active state, to the tune of $18 billion directed to the production of H1N1 vaccines, including GSK’s Pandemrix.

It was later revealed that scientists who drafted WHO guidelines advising governments to stockpile drugs for swine flu had been paid by the pharmaceutical companies that would profit from the recommendations.15 WHO sought the opinion of an Emergency Committee from WHO’s International Health Regulations Review Committee.

The guidance of many of these leading experts benefited the pharmaceutical industry, but their identities were kept secret in order to “protect them from outside influences.”16 In 2010, a joint investigation by the BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed troubling conflicts of interest between key panel members and the pharmaceutical industry. According to the BMJ:17

“The investigation by the BMJ/The Bureau reveals a system struggling to manage the inherent conflict between the pharmaceutical industry, WHO, and the global public health system, which all draw on the same pool of scientific experts.

Our investigation has identified key scientists involved in WHO pandemic planning who had declarable interests, some of whom are or have been funded by pharmaceutical firms that stood to gain from the guidance they were drafting.

Yet these interests have never been publicly disclosed by WHO and, despite repeated requests from the BMJ/The Bureau, WHO has failed to provide any details about whether such conflicts were declared by the relevant experts and what, if anything, was done about them.”

At the time, the late Paul Flynn, Labour MP, told The Guardian, "The tentacles of drug company influence are in all levels in the decision-making process … there has been a distortion of priorities of public health services all over Europe, waste of huge sums of public money and provocation of unjustified fear."18

In a similar example, a whistleblower lawsuit filed against drug maker Roche alleges the company made false claims and misrepresented studies, causing the U.S. government to stockpile $1.5 billion of its influenza medicine Tamiflu (oseltamivir).19

The lawsuit, which was unsealed in September 2019, alleges Roche duped the U.S. government into stockpiling Tamiflu while mispresenting its effectiveness. According to the Houston-based Lanier Law Firm, which filed the suit:20

“The lawsuit claims the drugmaker’s scheme involved publishing misleading articles falsely stating that Tamiflu reduces complications, severity, hospitalizations, mortality and transmission of influenza. The company then used those articles to aggressively market the drug to the government for pandemic use.”

Excessive Use of PPE Leads to Glut of Pandemic Waste

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, amassed during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to another problem — a massive volume of medical trash that’s straining waste management systems and the environment. The World Health Organization pointed to the overuse of gloves and “moon suits” during the pandemic as instrumental in the glut of health care waste now being seen worldwide.21

According to WHO, 87,000 tons of PPE were accumulated from March 2020 to November 2021 in order to fight COVID-19. Most of it has gone to waste. The unprecedented injection campaign also created 143,000 tons of waste from syringes, needles, and safety boxes, which pose a risk to people living in communities near poorly managed landfills and waste disposal sites.22

A WHO global analysis of health care waste due to COVID-19 also found that more than 140 million test kits may generate 2,600 tons of noninfectious — mostly plastic — waste, while “731,000 liters of chemical waste (equivalent to one-third of an Olympic-size swimming pool) have been shipped.”23 In the U.K., nearly 5 billion PPE items, worth nearly $3.4 billion, will also be wasted because they’re no longer needed or aren’t suitable for use.24 The WHO analysis noted:25

“Today, 30% of healthcare facilities (60% in the least developed countries) are not equipped to handle existing waste loads, let alone the additional COVID-19 load.

This potentially exposes health workers to needle stick injuries, burns and pathogenic microorganisms, while also impacting communities living near poorly managed landfills and waste disposal sites through contaminated air from burning waste, poor water quality or disease carrying pests.”

Masks Are Stressing the Environment

WHO’s analysis paints a dire picture of the environmental havoc wreaked by the massive overuse of PPE during the pandemic, but it doesn’t even account for another major waste source — masks. According to Maggie Montgomery, technical officer for water, sanitation, and health in the WHO Department of Environment:26

“In terms of the waste generated by the public, in particular masks. For example, in 2020, there were 4.5 trillion additional disposable masks thrown away by the public, which led to 6 million tons of additional waste. So, certainly, the public is generating the most. At the same time, we feel that the health sector has a really important role and there are many concrete things that can be done to reduce, unnecessary use of PPE.”

Montgomery said that waste in health care facilities increased by an average of three to four times during the COVID-19 pandemic, with some facilities seeing 10-fold increases.27 “We saw a lot of investments happening on the PPE side, on the vaccine side, on the testing side,” she said. “None of these investments were thinking, ‘How are we going to handle all the waste?’”28

COVID-19 pandemic waste — in the form of billions of dollars in unused shots and a massive volume of PPE and mask trash — is now something that the world will be grappling with for years, and possibly decades or more, to come.

STOCKS, BONDS, CRYPTO and REAL ESTATE: The whole house of cards is coming down

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-15-stocks-bonds-crypto-real-estate-whole-house-of-cards-is-coming-down.html;

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 (Natural News) The Fed raised interest rates by 0.75% today (75 basis points), fulfilling their promise to attempt to reverse the runaway inflation that they caused in the first place by printing trillions of dollars and flooding the markets with cheap or nearly-free funds (zero percent interest rates, for example).

As of right now, America’s real estate bubble is now in the process of a catastrophic collapse. The stock market is collapsing and the crypto universe is absolutely imploding. “The crypto apocalypse is here,” writes Michael Snyder from End of the American Dream:

Over the last seven months, we have witnessed a cryptocurrency collapse that is so epic that it is truly difficult to put it into words… approximately two-thirds of the value of all cryptocurrencies has already been wiped out.  Some are calling this a “crash”, but the truth is that this is the sort of full-blown “collapse” that so many have been warning about for such a long time.  A lot of crypto investors are now deeply in the red, and the outlook for the months ahead is very bleak.

Meanwhile, the average stock portfolio is down 31% this year alone, and the downside still remaining now looks like a deep, ominous chasm of financial devastation that’s going to suck the vast majority of Americans into financial destitution.

You see, while everybody’s assets are plummeting, the prices of the things they need to buy keep skyrocketing.

Everything people own is going to collapse in value, while nearly everything people buy is going to double or triple in price.

The real estate bubble will now collapse, however, which may offer some relief for those trying to rent or purchase new homes. But for the tens of millions of people already locked into bubble-priced mortgages and rent contracts, the pain of paying too much won’t be easily reversed.

The truth is that most assets have been Ponzi schemes for many years or even decades. The stock market hasn’t operated from fiscal reality since the 1980s, and the fiat currency dollar has been living in a delusional fairy tale land since Nixon took it off the gold standard in 1971.

The real estate asset price explosion was just an expression of low-interest rates and cheap money, while the crypto universe was a grand social experiment that primarily served as a new generation’s “dot com bubble” where they ultimately learn an expensive (but valuable) lesson in the seduction and false promise of seemingly becoming wealthy without work. Too many crypto pioneers thought they could recreate the laws of economics by simply claiming absurd things that aren’t true, like “we don’t need intrinsic value, our token is backed by an algorithm.” That’s the crypto equivalent of the biological fantasy that claims “men can get pregnant,” which is why I call the crypto Ponzi schemes “financial transgenderism.”

See, what we’re all really beginning to experience in the world right now is a heavy dose of reality.

Learn more in today’s Situation Update:

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LOS ANGELES GAY PRIDE PARADE: Depravity on Display

PRIDE L.A. EXPOSED~DISNEYLAND EMPLOYEES INCLUDED:

Groomer month is going strong in Los Angeles, CA. Drag queens infiltrated the streets for the “fAmIlY fRiEnDlY” LA Pride Parade to sexualize young children & Drew Hernandez has all the footage. Stay tuned for an exposing & explosive show of FRONTLINES with Drew Hernandez!

Dan Ball With Drew Hernandez: L.A. Pride Events Get Out Of Hand With Children, 6/15/22

Kamala Harris Defends Killing Babies in Abortions: It’s About “Freedom, Liberty, and Self-Determination”

NO FREEDOM TO MURDER THE UNBORN AND/OR THE BORN GRANTED BY GOD AND/OR THE CONSTITUTION:

Harris Avoids Mentioning the words God & Abortion At Apostate 'Faith Leaders' Meeting

Rarely at a loss for words, at a June 6 “Roundtable Discussion” on what Kamala Harris and her PR-team call “Reproductive Healthcare,” and with people the VP labels ”Faith Leaders,” Harris found it impossible, or prohibitively inconvenient, to mention the words “God” and “abortion.”

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Kamala Harris holds abortion roundtable with religious leaders: 'We need faith'

SEE: https://www.christianpost.com/news/kamala-harris-holds-abortion-roundtable-with-faith-leaders.html

Biden set to announce migration pact with Western Hemisphere leaders ...

BY Micaiah Bilger 

SEE: https://www.lifenews.com/2022/06/14/kamala-harris-defends-killing-babies-in-abortions-its-about-freedom-liberty-and-self-determination/;

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Kamala Harris held another meeting with abortion activists Tuesday to discuss ways to prepare for the potential end of Roe v. Wade this summer.

Harris welcomed legal and technology experts who support abortion to a roundtable meeting, signaling the Biden administration’s continued commitment to legalized abortion on demand. It is her third meeting with abortion activists since news broke in May about a leaked draft ruling showing the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe and allowing states to protect unborn babies from abortion again.

“I think we all believe and know that our nation was founded on certain principles that we hold dear: principles of freedom, liberty, and self-determination,” Harris said in her opening statement. “And I do believe that all of those principles are at stake when we look at the leaked draft opinion about what this decision may end up being.”

A White House spokesperson told The Hill that the focus of the meeting was the practical impact of overturning Roe on issues like privacy, contraception, and in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Those invited to attend included New York University School of Law professors Peggy Cooper Davis and Melissa Murray, Harvard Law School professor Glenn Cohen, UC Irvine School of Law professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin, University of Michigan Law School professor Leah Litman, leaders with the Brennan Center for Justice, and Ms. Magazine writer Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, according to the report.

A White House official told CNN that the Biden administration wants to build a strong coalition of abortion supporters to work together in response to the likely ruling.

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“What’s important to keep in mind here is that some of the vice president’s goals really have been around ensuring that people in this country have an understanding of what is at stake here,” the official said. “And that does take some work in terms of building out who is the coalition of people that are affected by this, that are interested in having their voices be heard.”

These meetings also appear to be an attempt to draw positive attention to Harris, who is widely unpopular with Americans. According to CNN, “Tuesday’s event, an official told CNN, will draw on Harris’ ability to bring people from wide-ranging backgrounds together to work on specific issues.”

Last week, Harris held a meeting with pro-abortion religious leaders and, in mid-May, with abortion workers to talk about ways to keep abortions legal and available if the Supreme Court allows states to protect unborn babies from abortion again.

Harris said the Biden administration supports “unfettered” abortion – meaning the killing of unborn babies for any reason up to birth, paid for by taxpayers. She also made the baseless claim that overturning Roe would lead to banning same-sex marriage and contraception in the near future.

To Harris, unborn babies’ lives do not matter as much as “self-determination.” Harris also has claimed that aborting an unborn baby is about the “right to live and love.”

Harris’s position on abortion is radical and out of touch with most Americans. A former U.S. senator, she co-sponsored a bill that would have forced states to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions for basically any reason up to birth, even if Roe is overturned, and forced taxpayers to pay for them.

Since Roe in 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe, legal” abortions.

It appears the Supreme Court likely will overturn Roe this summer after a leaked draft shows the justices ruling against the 1973 decision in the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. If that happens, states will be allowed to protect unborn babies again, and experts predict as many as 26 will do so. This would result in hundreds of thousands of unborn babies being saved from abortions every year.

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Today, Vice President Kamala Harris held a roundtable in Los Angeles, California with faith leaders to discuss some of the most urgent challenges facing our communities, including protecting reproductive rights and addressing the epidemic of hate that is gripping our nation.
 
Attendees discussed the importance of protecting access to reproductive health care, preserving the right to self-determination for individuals and families, and working together to chart the path forward. The Vice President affirmed the key role faith leaders play in bringing people together to move our country in the direction of justice, and she highlighted the constitutional rights affirmed in Roe, including the right to privacy, which protects the right to use contraception, and the freedom to marry the person you love.
 
Participants underscored the importance of ensuring that health care decisions are made by women without government interference, and the need to work together as a coalition to safeguard this right. The Vice President raised that the Louisiana legislature passed a bill that would ban abortion even in cases of rape and incest, saying the bill illustrates that there is a clear and imminent threat to the shared principle of allowing women to make decisions about their own bodies.
 
During the conversation, the Vice President also raised the issue of gun violence that has been plaguing our nation. The Vice President thanked the faith leaders for the important role they play in working toward healing, hope, and unity in their congregations and communities.
 
The Vice President affirmed that faith leaders are essential partners to the Administration and that she looks forward to continuing to work with them to build coalitions across faiths.

Participants included:

  • Pastor Demetries Edwards, Pastor, 23rd Avenue Church of God (Oakland, CA)
  • Rabbi Dara Frimmer, Senior Rabbi, Temple Isaiah (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Rev. Edgar Boyd, Senior Minister, First AME Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Nitasha Kaur Sawhney, Sikh civil rights advocate, and lawyer (La Cañada, CA)
  • Edina Lekovic, UCLA Community Scholar in Residence, Islamic Studies Program (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Claire Lipschultz, VP of Board of Directors, National Council of Jewish Women (Sacramento, CA)
  • Rev. Dr. Amos Brown, Pastor, Third Baptist Church (San Francisco, CA)
  • Jackie Dupont Walker, Director, Social Action Commission, AME Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Reverend Dr. Young Lee Hertig, Executive Director, Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard, Assistant Director of Community and Public Engagement, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture (Los Angeles, CA).

The Vice President was also joined by:

  • Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA)
  • Representative Jimmy Gomez (D-CA-34)
  • Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti
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