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The 2023 Cochran review shows mask don't work. But does science matter anymore?

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What is the Cochran Library?
"The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world's best medical research studies, and are recognized as the gold standard in evidence-based health care."
The Cochran Library has been reviewing the use of physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses since 2010. By physical interventions, they mean masks, shields, gowns, hand-washing, etc.

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This is not some short-term project, but a long-term, serious meta-analysis review. As stated above, the Cochran reviews are considered the gold standard for health care agencies and professionals. When Jill and I took our fellowship training at Harvard in Global Clinical Research, the Cochran methodology for medical research meta-analysis was taught as the preferred method.

Comment: See also: Massive peer-reviewed mask study shows 'little to no difference' in preventing COVID, flu infection


Daily chemicals that are severely disrupting your hormones

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Shanna Swan, Ph.D., a reproductive epidemiologist with the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, has been studying declining sperm counts for decades. In 2017, she and colleagues published a study that went viral because it predicted an impending fertility crisis.

Men experienced a 50% to 60% decline in sperm counts from 1973 to 2011, the 2017 study found, amounting to a decline of over 1% per year over the last 50 years.1,2

The team then expanded the study, adding seven years of data and an expanded geographical range. The new study, published in Human Reproduction Update in November 2022,3 includes data from six continents and 53 countries, including years 2011 to 20184 — but the results reveal an equally disturbing trend.

Comment: And what about the effect of the COVID vaccines on reproductive health!? See also:


Microplastics found in human veins

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Microplastics have been found for the first time in human vein tissue, a team of researchers from the University of Hull revealed last week. Five distinct types of microplastic were discovered in samples taken from the saphenous (leg) veins of patients undergoing heart bypass surgery.

"We were surprised to find them," Professor Jeanette Rotchell said in a press release accompanying the paper's publication in the journal PLoS One. "We already know microplastics are in blood...but it was not clear whether they could cross blood vessels into vascular tissue and this work would suggest they can do just that."

The UK-based researchers found an average concentration of 15 particles of plastic per gram of vein tissue, similar to or higher than the levels found in lung and colon tissue, but observed that the shape and types of plastic found in the vascular tissue was markedly different from other tissue types.

Comment: See also from this past year:

Microplastics found deep in lungs of living people for first time
Microplastics found in blood for the first time
Objective:Health - Microplastics are Everywhere, Including in Your Body


Massive peer-reviewed mask study shows 'little to no difference' in preventing COVID, flu infection

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A massive international research collaboration that analyzed several dozen rigorous studies focusing on "physical interventions" against COVID-19 and influenza found that they provide little to no protection against infection or illness rates.

The study, published in the peer-reviewed Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, is the strongest science to date refuting the basis for mask mandates worldwide.

Comment: More on the study here: Cochrane study shows that the debate is over: Masks do NOT work

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How safe really is 5G?

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Few of the general public I speak to have any awareness of the possible health harms of radio-frequency radiation such as 5G or Wi-Fi. Could this be because Government and mainstream media have colluded to ignore these risks? In fact, the Court of Appeal has recently given permission for a judicial review challenging the Government for "failure to give adequate information to the public about the risks of 5G and to explain the absence of a process for investigation of any adverse health effects". This hearing, led by Michael Mansfield QC will take place on February 6th and 7th in London.

Politicians, however, are undeterred in continuing with the proliferation of electronic communication, now in the form of 5G. The Government states that it has a "clear ambition for the U.K. to be a global leader in the next generation of mobile technology, 5G", and that there is "enormous potential to boost productivity and grow the economy" through it. It's worth noting that almost all independent commentators on 5G suggest that the motives for its launch are entirely economic, not humanitarian. Certainly I don't know anyone who is enthusiastic about smart cities, smart motorways, driverless cars or the intensification of electronic communications in healthcare settings, for example.

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It's a start: New rules would limit sugar in US school meals for first time

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The new seven-year plan that will mean donuts and muffins can only be served twice a week

New guidelines will significantly reduce the amount of sugar and sodium US children are consuming in their school lunches and breakfasts. Nutrition standards for school lunches proposed Friday will limit the amount of added sugars in cafeteria meals. It is the first time these types of restrictions will be put in place.

New standards will go into place in the 2025-26 school year. It will reduce sugar in goods such as chocolate milk, cereal and yogurt. It will also limit the number of times per week sweets such as pastries will be made available for breakfast.

Officials say that more than 15million children eat breakfast and 30million eat lunch at school each day. They want these meals to meet national food guidelines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 19.7 percent of US children are obese, as many experts have described it as a crisis


Vitamin D cuts COVID-19 risk of death in half, new study finds. So why isn't it recommended?

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Vitamin D cuts the risk of death from COVID-19 by 51% and the risk of ICU admission by 72%, a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials has found. The new study, published in Pharmaceuticals, is titled "Protective Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on COVID-19-Related Intensive Care Hospitalisation and Mortality: Definitive Evidence from Meta-Analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis". Here's the abstract, summarising the study's method and results.

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Cochrane study shows that the debate is over: Masks do NOT work

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Executive summary

The new Cochrane Review on Masks proves beyond doubt that the misinformation spreaders were right and the ENTIRE mainstream medical community is now discredited (except for UCSF Professor Vinay Prasad who spoke out about masks).

So now we are down to just one credible mainstream scientist for advice on COVID mitigation strategies: Vinay Prasad.

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Getting Pfizer's Covid booster and flu vaccine on the same day may raise the risk of a stroke, FDA says


Getting Pfizer's Covid bivalent booster and a flu shot on the same day may raise the risk of a stroke, a small official analysis suggests
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found the preliminary link while scouring vaccine injury databases after a separate safety concern was raised about Pfizer's jab.

Earlier this month, one of the country's vaccine surveillance systems flagged a possible association between the Omicron-specific shot and an elevated risk of an ischemic stroke among seniors over 65.

FDA officials who have been investigating the link said most of the patients had also received their flu shot on the same day, which might be a factor.

Millions of Americans got both shots at the same time this winter following a major public health push by the White House. In September, Dr Ashish Jha, White House Covid Response Coordinator, said: 'I believe this is why God gave us two arms — one for the flu shot and the other for the Covid shot.'


MIT expert on drug safety calls for immediate withdrawal of mRNA vaccines: "Clearly the most failing medical product in history, causing unprecedented harm"

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Covid mRNA vaccines are "clearly the most failing medical product in the history of medical products, both in terms of efficacy and safety" and should be withdrawn immediately as they cause "an unprecedented level of harm including the death of young people and children", a top drug safety expert has said.

Professor Retsef Levi, an expert in analytics, risk management and health systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, released a video this morning where he set out the alarming findings of his investigations and how they have been completely ignored by the Israeli Government. The video was tweeted by leading cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra.