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Scientists scramble to identify culprit behind covid vaccine allergic reactions

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All is not going according to plan in the global rollout of what is arguably the most important vaccine in a century, and it is not just growing mistrust in the covid injection effort that was rolled out in record time: an unexpected spike in allergic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may prove catastrophic to widespread acceptance unless scientists can figure out what is causing it after the FDA's rushed approval. So in a welcome development, the WSJ reports that according to scientists, the potential culprit causing the allergic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is the compound polyethylene glycol, also known as PEG.

According to the CDC, at least six severe allergic reactions to the vaccine have been reported so far in the US out of 272,001 doses administered through Dec. 19, while at least two cases of anaphylaxis have also occurred in the UK.

Polyethylene glycol - a polyether compound derived from petroleum with many applications, from industrial manufacturing to medicine - is present in both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 as a PEGylated lipid, which is used as an excipient. Both RNA vaccines consist of Messenger RNA, or mRNA, encased in a bubble of oily molecules called lipids. Proprietary lipid technology is used for each. In both vaccines, the bubbles are coated with a stabilizing molecule of polyethylene glycol.

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Doctor reportedly has severe allergic reaction to Moderna COVID vaccine

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A Boston doctor suffered a serious allergic reaction to Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, the first of its kind documented, a report said Friday.

Dr. Hossein Sadrzadeh, a geriatric oncologist at Boston Medical Center, became dizzy and felt his heart racing minutes after receiving the vaccine on Thursday, he told The New York Times.

"It was the same anaphylactic reaction that I experience with shellfish," Dr. Sadrzadeh told the paper, noting that his tongue became numb, his blood pressure plummeted and he broke into a cold sweat.

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A brilliant analysis of vaccination, by Richard Moskowitz, MD and homeopath

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In the age of COVID, vaccination looms large. As in mandatory. And of course, toxic.

I've already covered two new vaccine technologies, one of which has already been pushed forward, to "protect" people from a virus that has never been properly proven to exist.

DNA vaccines, aka gene therapy, permanently alter recipients' genetic makeup in unknown ways. RNA vaccines (Pfizer's and Moderna's, just approved for COVID) can cause auto-immune reactions — which means the body attacks itself. [1] [2]

In this piece, I want to take a look at a few fundamentals about vaccination. In particular, the claim that vaccines have done a fantastic job of reducing case numbers of diseases, and therefore all criticisms of these injections are irrelevant.

From his bio [3]: "Richard Moskowitz was born in 1938, and educated at Harvard (B.A.) and New York University (M.D.). After medical school he did 3 years of graduate study in Philosophy at the University of Colorado in Boulder on a U. S. Steel Fellowship."

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EPM301: The synthetic & patented cannabis compound 'more potent than CBD & THC'

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Raphael Mechoulam delivers a speech to participants at the CannaTech conference, an international summit for accelerating cannabis innovation, in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on March 7, 2016. Mechoulam is a leading figure in the medical cannabis research and serves today as the chairperson of the CannaTech conference.
Professor Raphael Mechoulam, also known as the "father of cannabis research," revealed his latest discovery, cannabidiolic acid methyl ester (EPM301), only a few months ago. The introduction of this new, patented compound (synthetic, fully stable acid-based cannabinoid molecules) caused a wave of excitement around the future of medicinal cannabis.

The compound in question was presented to the world in partnership with EPM, a global biotechnology company based in the U.S. that aims to bridge the gap between the cannabis and pharmaceutical industries.


Comment: That sounds like a possibly ominous partnership.


During a recent, exclusive conversation, CEO Reshef Swisa and Dr. Mechoulam, shared the history of the journey behind this revolutionary process and its significance in evolving the use of CBD as a pharmaceutical drug.

Comment: There are numerous naturally occurring compounds in cannabis that act synergistically and are yet to be fully understood. It may be that isolating and synthesizing one compound could impact the holistic effect and may ultimately be detrimental: Also check out SOTT radio's: The Health & Wellness Show: The Highs and Lows of Cannabis as Medicine


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Did you know you have a second brain?

Our guts operate on a quite separate nervous system. Learning more will help control gastrointestinal diseases
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Our huge gastrointestinal tracts operate their own nervous system, using neurons that follow different principles from those of brain neurons, according to recent findings:
Our approximately seven-meter long gastrointestinal (GI) tract has its own functionally distinct neurons. Since this enteric nervous system (ENS) operates autonomously, it is sometimes referred to as the "second" or "abdominal" brain. While the ENS controls muscle movement (peristalsis) in the gut and its fluid balance and blood flow, it also communicates with the immune system and microbiome.

Karolinska Institutet, "New fundamental knowledge of the 'abdominal brain'" at Medical Xpress (December 7, 2020) Paper.

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New class of antibiotics active against a wide range of bacteria discovered

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Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response for combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These finding were published today in Nature.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared AMR as one of the top 10 global public health threats against humanity. It is estimated that by 2050, antibiotic-resistant infections could claim 10 million lives each year and impose a cumulative $100 trillion burden on the global economy. The list of bacteria that are becoming resistant to treatment with all available antibiotic options is growing and few new drugs are in the pipeline, creating a pressing need for new classes of antibiotics to prevent public health crises.

"We took a creative, double-pronged strategy to develop new molecules that can kill difficult-to-treat infections while enhancing the natural host immune response," said Farokh Dotiwala, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center and lead author of the effort to identify a new generation of antimicrobials named dual-acting immuno-antibiotics (DAIAs).

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: The Truth Perspective: Are Cells the Intelligent Designers? Why Creationists and Darwinists Are Both Wrong


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Sex-specific Alzheimer's treatment found to benefit males but not females

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Post-mortem brain tissue reveals the memory function in female and male Alzheimer's mice differed after they were treated with a drug that selectively blocks a receptor to regulate memory and learning.
A University of Ottawa study has found a specific Alzheimer's treatment is effective in male and not female mice, providing a window into the biology of the disease and the effectiveness of targeted treatments.

The paper, 'AB oligomers induce pathophysiological mGluR5 signaling in Alzheimer's disease model mice in a sex-selective manner,' published in Science Signaling Magazine highlights the mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease are fundamentally different between men and women in regards to one specific treatment.

The study was led by first author Dr. Khaled Abdelrahman alongside senior author Dr. Stephen Ferguson, both of the Faculty of Medicine's Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Brain and Mind Research Institute.

Comment: More proof that if the sciences continue to allow post-modern thought (such as 'gender-fluidity') into their field the opportunity for discoveries will be stunted and, ultimately, the consequences will be deadly: Also check out SOTT radio's: The Truth Perspective: How Postmodernism Usurped the Western Mind


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Top German virologist casts doubt on fears of new 'highly contagious' UK Covid-19 strain

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News of a supposedly highly infectious coronavirus strain being discovered in the UK has led to a flurry of travel bans. Now, a top German scientist says the mutation might not be as dangerous as we were led to believe.

The statement that the new strain of Covid-19 is 70 percent more contagious is nothing, but a claim made by politicians so far, Christian Drosten, the head of the virology department at the Berlin's Charite center — one of Europe's largest university hospitals — told the German radio broadcaster Deutschlandfunk.

He said:
"Suddenly, there is this figure out there, 70 percent, and no one even knows what is meant by that,"
The virologist believes there is just not enough data to really say that the new strain is any more dangerous than the other existing ones.

Comment: More details about this "new strain" of Covid-19 in this RT article:
The World Health Organization has come forward to calm things down amid the anxiety over a new potentially 'highly infectious' Covid-19 strain found in the UK, saying it is not that different from other coronavirus strains.

The WHO's Health Emergencies Program Chief Mike Ryan told at a press conference on Monday, citing data received from British scientists.
"There is zero evidence that the new coronavirus variant increases severity of the disease,"
The risks faced by the people that catch this particular strain of the virus are pretty much the same as odds faced by other people suffering from Covid-19. According to the WHO, it is neither more aggressive, nor any deadlier than the other strains.
It is probably one of many identified mutations of the Covid-19 virus that typically have a 99.99% survival rate. This supposed "new and deadly strain" will be used to spread more fear and hysteria among people and justify another round of tyrannical lockdowns that are the main culprit for so many unnecessary deaths, especially among older people.


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Objective:Health - The Nuremberg Code and Mandatory Vaccinations

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At the end of World War II, after witnessing the atrocities of the Nazi concentration camps and forced human experimentation, some pre-eminent doctors of the time were brought together to come up with a code of ethics in human medical experimentation, to make sure nothing like this ever happens again. Informed consent, the core of the Nuremberg Code, has rightly been viewed as the protection of subjects' human rights, and while it was never written into law, it came to influence the creation of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights by the United Nations.

With the looming threat of mandatory vaccinations on the horizon, these documents become all the more vital and important for every citizen to be aware of their rights and what one can do in the face of medical tyrrany. On this episode of Objective:Health, we discuss the Nuremberg Code, the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights and how these documents are more pertinent now than ever before.


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Pfizer to pay £50m after deaths of Nigerian children in drug trial experiment

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Fiddausi Abdullahi Madaki, a victim of Pfizer's 1996 test, sits at her home in Kano, Nigeria
A divorce case was all that passed for excitement at Richard P Altschuler's "kinda small" lawyer's office in West Haven, Connecticut, when the phone rang nine years ago. On the other end of the line, a world away in the heat of Nigeria, was Etigwe Uwo, a young lawyer with "an incredible story about Pfizer". The Lagos attorney was going to take on the largest pharmaceutical company in the world in an unprecedented class action pitting African parents against an American corporate giant. And he needed help.

Mr Etigwe had chosen Mr Altschuler because, back in 1979, the Connecticut lawyer had successfully defended a friend of the Nigerian. The unlikely pair were about to embark on a marathon journey into the world of "big pharma". Nine years on and their efforts have finally been rewarded with a reported $75m (£50m) settlement, the terms of which are likely to be released this week.