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Testing healthy people is stupid

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Compulsively testing and quarantining healthy athletes is even stupider.

It's the last week of the 2022 European Men's Handball Championship, held this year in Slovakia and Hungary, and the players just can't stop testing positive for Corona. Iceland, where handball attracts enormous interest, had eleven players sidelined after positive tests last week. Their star goalie, Björgvin Páll Gústavsson, emerged from isolation to play against Croatia yesterday, only to test positive again this morning. It's back to quarantine for him, as he waits for a PCR confirmation. Nobody is actually too sick to play, but the alternative - spreading Omicron to a bunch of other athletes who will get it one way or another anyway - is unthinkable.

Mass containment is a set of policies that require people to act crazy all the time. Omicron is everywhere; locking up a few athletes isn't going to slow it down. To that comes the fact that these handball players are all totally healthy; their risk of severe outcome is so low, it's essentially unquantifiable. And on top of it all, all these precautions plainly do nothing. Everyone is testing positive anyway.

Heart - Black

Boston patient removed from heart transplant list for being unvaccinated

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DJ Ferguson was removed from the heart transplant list at a Boston hospital.
A 31-year-old father has been removed from the heart transplant list at a Boston hospital because he is refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, his family said.

DJ Ferguson's family say he was first on the list to receive the transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital — but he is no longer eligible because of his vaccination status, CBS Boston reported.

His father, David Ferguson, said his son — who is fighting for his life in the hospital and is in desperate need of the transplant — doesn't believe in the COVID-19 vaccine.

Comment: From these seats, this looks like a policy based on ideology, not on science. And they are sacrificing people's lives to uphold that ideology. Withholding a transplant because the donor hasn't been vaccinated?! How do these people sleep at night?

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Shame on Australia for rejecting science — World's tennis great is already immune to COVID

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In revoking Novak Djokovic's visa for refusing the COVID vaccine after fully recovering from the virus just last month, Australia has abandoned the science of immunology.

Australia has a renowned and glorious history in immunological science. In fact, I would go as far as to say that if there is an immunological "city on the hill," it was Australia.

From the storied Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to the Garvan Institute, to prominent Australian Nobel laureates and founding fathers of immunological science (Sir Macfarlane Burnett, Jacques F.P. Miller and Peter Doherty) to contemporary leaders of immunological science (Jonathan Sprent, Christopher Goodnow and Jason Cyster), Australia has been known as the mecca of immunological thinking and science.

Comment: As was hinted at above, Djokovic's barring from Australia was never really about any dangers of him spreading Covid. It was about his 'dangerous views' on vaccination and how they could potentially influence the populace. Djokovic's expressed views about the vaccines are the virus the authorities were worried about spreading, threatening to infect the compliant Australian people. Everyone knows that's a more dangerous virus than Covid by a long shot!

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Large, peer-reviewed research study proves ivermectin works


Brazil has had over 23 million cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with a 97% recovery rate.
The results are in from the world's largest study of ivermectin for COVID-19.

Researchers in Brazil found that regular use of ivermectin as a prophylactic agent was associated with significantly reduced COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and mortality rates.

The study was conducted in Itajaí, a port city in the state of Santa Catarina, between July and December 2020. Study authors include FLCCC physicians Dr. Flavio Cadegiani and Dr. Pierre Kory. Lead author Dr. Lucy Kerr was approached by the mayor of Itajaí, after the city began to experience a severe outbreak of COVID.

The entire population of Itajaí was invited to participate in the program, which involved a medical visit to compile baseline, personal, demographic, and medical information. In the absence of contraindications, ivermectin was offered as a preventative treatment, to be taken for two consecutive days every 15 days at a dose of 0.2 mg/kg/day.

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Mercola: Can the Shot Suppress Your Immune System

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Dr. Stephanie Seneff
In this interview, return guest Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at MIT who has been at MIT for over five decades, discusses her latest paper, "Innate Immune Suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccinations. The Role of G-quadruplexes, Exosomes and MicroRNAs," co-written with Dr. Peter McCullough, along with two other authors, Dr. Greg Nigh and Dr. Anthony Kyriakopoulos.

Previously, Nigh and Seneff co-wrote an entire paper detailing the differences between the spike protein and the COVID jab spike protein. In a non-peer-reviewed research paper just this week published on the pre-print service authorea, they and their other co-authors delve deeply into the mechanisms of the COVID shots, showing how they absolutely, in no way, shape or form, are safe or effective. The shots actually suppress your innate immune system.
"I think McCullough is fantastic and I'm so happy to have him collaborate with me," Seneff says. "I really hope we will be able to find a journal that is willing to publish it. We may have to seek some kind of alternative media to get it published.

It's really incredible the amount of censorship that's going on right now. I'm in a state of shock all the time. I just keep thinking it's not going to get any worse, and it's truly going to get better, and it just seems to keep on getting worse and worse.

I don't know where the end is. It's very discouraging ... Pharma has so much money behind [them] and they've got it all set up to make sure that nothing gets past them ...

We're hoping to put it up as a preprint, but ... remarkably, they can reject it at the level of preprint as well. We're working on that angle, but it's not easy. When you're writing something this radical, they really fight hard to keep it off the web."
On January 16, 2022, the pre-print service Authorea published this paper on its web site, assigning it a DOI, thus making it official.

Bizarro Earth

'Antimicrobial resistance' among leading causes of death globally, comprehensive analysis finds

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Study: Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis.
The most comprehensive estimate of the global impact of antimicrobial resistance thus far is published in The Lancet today. It reveals that more than 1.2 million people (and potentially millions more) around the world died in 2019 as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections - placing it among the leading causes of death.

Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as one of the most pressing public health issues of the 21st century that threatens the effective treatment and prevention of an ever-increasing range of infectious agents no longer susceptible to the drugs we have used to treat them.

This problem is especially relevant for bacteria; over several decades, bacterial pathogens that cause common and severe infections have developed resistance to basically every new antibiotic released to the market. Faced with this reality, the need for action to halt a developing global crisis in health care became very evident.

Comment: Notably absent from the list of recommendations is to increase the overall health of the individual, despite the obvious and significant impact that this would have.

It's notable that in both the developed world and in the developing world significant numbers of people are suffering ill health, with those in the developed world suffering poor nutrition, and one could say toxic foods, and the developing world suffers from a lack of nutrition overall, as well as due to a lack of sanitation and essential services more generally.

One thing seems clear, despite the great advances made, as in previous eras where famine and pollution left societies in ill health, it would appear that our world is ripe for outbreaks of all kinds: And check out SOTT radio's:


Record hospitalisations in highly vaccinated US states as omicron surge peaks

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The Omicron surge in America, which has accelerated at an incredible rate, appears to be peaking, according to analysis by J.P. Morgan.

In a report published on Tuesday, the investment banking company notes that the U.S. peak has not come any later than in the U.K., despite the lower vaccination rate.
The Omicron wave in the U.S. also looks to be peaking, despite a significantly worse vaccination profile. The overall level of fully vaccinated individuals in the US, at 62% of the total population, is lower than in the U.K., where 70% of the total population have been fully vaccinated, but the difference is not huge. More striking is the difference in the share of the population who have received a booster shot, 24% of the total population in the U.S. compared with 54% in the U.K. Given the importance of boosters in lifting protection, after the protection from the primary doses fades over time, it might have been expected that the Omicron infection upswing would last longer in the U.S. than in the U.K.. But this does not seem to be the case. It looks like the effective reproduction number in the U.S. returned to 1.0 on January 16th, only 31 days after the Omicron variant first pushed it above 1.0 in mid-December

Comment: It's hard to know what to do with this data. It's all a muddled mess. When one considers 'incidental' Covid admissions, and the fact that many deaths due to other reasons are attributed to Covid, is anything we're seeing about numbers accurate? That being said, taking the numbers for what they are, it would appear that vaccinations have absolutely no bearing on Covid hospitalizations and deaths.

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Alarm Clock

Official data suggests the Triple Vaccinated may be developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome at an alarming rate

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An in-depth investigation of 5 months worth of official UK Government data published by the UK Health Security Agency seems to confirm predictions previously made by The Expose that the Covid-19 "booster" dose would provide a very short lived temporary boost to the immune systems of the vaccinated population before decimating their immune systems much more rapidly than had already been seen in people who had received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

In short, official UK Government data strongly suggests that the Covid-19 vaccinated population are developing some new form of Covid-19 vaccine induced acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) publish a weekly Vaccine Surveillance Report, with each report containing four weeks worth of data on Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths by vaccination status. For our investigation we analysed 5 of these published Vaccine Surveillance Reports containing data from August 16th 2021 to January 2nd 2022, in order to get a clear picture on the effect the Covid-19 vaccines are having on the immune systems of the vaccinated population, and this is what we found...

Comment: In a previous Exposé article from October 2021 they said:
"Everybody over 30 will have lost 100% of their entire immune capability (certainly for Covid and most likely for viruses and certain cancers - following the evidence from Cole Diagnostics in Idaho and Dr Nathan Thompson) within 16 weeks."
It doesn't appear to have happened to the alarming degree that they initially stated, but there does seem to be a considerable decline in immune function. See also:


Deaths up 40% among those aged 18-64 based on life insurance claims for 2021 after COVID-19 vaccine roll outs

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Finally, the "elephant in the room" that nobody wanted to discuss in 2021 regarding labor shortages and supply chain bottlenecks, which is that record number of younger people in the workforce were dying after the roll-out of the COVID-19 "vaccines," can no longer be swept under the rug as statistics are being published that reveal a huge crisis developing in the United States.

Scott Davison, the CEO of OneAmerica, a $100 billion insurance company based out of Indiana, has come out publicly and stated that based on life insurance claims, the death rate has skyrocketed an unprecedented 40% among those between the ages of 18 and 64, based on the 3rd quarter and into the 4th quarter of 2021.

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New research suggests COVID was less deadly than thought in first year of pandemic

COVID-19 was less lethal across nearly every age group in its first full year than previously thought, according to an updated review of global research from Stanford University's Meta-Research Innovation Center (METRIC).

Between summer and Christmas 2021, METRIC's estimates of deaths from infection fell by half in multiple age groups, including young people, and less sharply in others.

The international estimates, which have not been peer-reviewed, are not substantially different from the CDC's own "best estimate" of COVID mortality in the U.S., last updated in March. They use different age ranges, making exact comparisons difficult.

The findings raise questions about ongoing COVID restrictions and mandates, particularly for schoolchildren and college students, who remain at the lowest overall risk from infection.

The risk-benefit ratio of vaccine boosters is also under scrutiny, with international authorities souring on their wide deployment and a new Israeli study finding that a fourth dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines doesn't stop the Omicron variant.