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Research shows over 70s 10 times less likely to die from Covid than last year & kids don't need vaccines

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Research shows the risk of death from Covid for over 70s has decreased by tenfold compared to a year ago, thanks to vaccines, natural immunity, treatments, and the replacement of Delta by the mild Omicron variant.

In younger age groups the decline is sharper with the risk of death to healthy teens "almost zero".

Professor Anthony Brookes, an expert in genetics and health data at University of Leicester, helped compile the research based on Office of National Statistics, Government and NHS infection reports.

He said Covid no longer posed a significant threat to "the vast majority of people"

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Immune system can fight Omicron, says new study

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T cells, generated both by vaccinations and COVID-19 infections, have been shown to be critical in limiting progression to severe disease by eliminating virus-infected cells and helping with other immune system functions.
A new study has revealed that the white blood cells of the immune system are capable of mounting an immune response against the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Due to Omicron having a higher number of mutations than other Covid variants, it can sometimes slip past the antibodies created by vaccination or infection.

However, if the virus still does enter the body, the white blood cells, known as T-cells, will attack.

The new research, from the University of Melbourne and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), involved investigators analysing over 1,500 fragments of SARS-CoV-2's viral proteins - called epitopes - that have been found to be recognised by T-cells in recovered Covid-19 patients or after vaccination.
Even if Omicron, or some other variant for that matter, can potentially escape antibodies, a robust T cell response can still be expected to offer protection and help to prevent significant illness.

Professor Matthew McKay

Comment: Who would have thought our immune system has the capacity to fight a cold??


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Objective:Health - The Transhumanist Agenda

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The internet hive-mind defines transhumanism as "a philosophical and intellectual movement which advocates for the enhancement of the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies able to greatly enhance longevity, mood and cognitive abilities, and predicts the emergence of such technologies in the future." Sounds great, right?

Once these ideas were only relegated to science fiction, but now transhumanistic ideas have penetrated the mainstream discourse. And not just in terms of tech nerds geeking-out over cyber-punk philosophies - we can see this being reflected in government policy agenda, think-tank advisory boards and the projections of many other 'official' bodies.

While the TED talks and pundit tweets often conjure utopian visions of an entirely controllable biology and environment, knowing the nature of the people pushing this agenda rather brings to mind the potential catastrophic consequences, based mostly on the fact that these people rarely understand what they're doing (see the great GMO experiment as an example) and that these technological innovations are rarely driven by the best interests of the people.

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we discuss the downside of the utopian vision our faithful and competent leaders have in store for us. The transhumanist agenda should be terrifying to anyone with their eyes open.


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'Flurona': Israel records its first case of patient with COVID and flu at same time

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Ma'ale Adumim • December 30, 2021
Unvaccinated pregnant woman infected with both viruses is released from hospital in good condition; health officials say there may be many similar cases. Israel confirmed its first case of an individual infected with both the seasonal flu and COVID-19 at the same time, authorities said on Thursday. The two infections were found in an unvaccinated pregnant woman who had mild symptoms, Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva said.

Some reports suggested this marked the first such dual case in the world, but reports of patients with both flu and COVID-19 surfaced in the US as early as spring 2020.

Israel has seen a spike in flu cases in recent weeks, with close to 2,000 people hospitalized amid fears of a "twindemic" of the two diseases. The term refers to fears large numbers of flu cases and COVID-19 cases could overwhelm hospitals, not that many individuals will be infected with both viruses at once.

Last winter those fears were not realized when COVID-19 restrictions largely stamped out flu cases. However, this year has proven different. Health officials said it was likely many others have been infected with both viruses, but have not yet been diagnosed, the Ynet news site reported.

Comment: Man consciously creates a mess and nature, for better or worse, takes over.


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Scotland reveals how many Omicron patients needed intensive care

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Only one patient who was confirmed to have the Omicron strain of Covid-19 has ended up in intensive care since the variant began to spread in Scotland, according to data released by the government.

While one in 40 people in the British nation had Covid last week, according to government estimates, with around 80% of cases thought to be Omicron, fewer than 100 people were in hospital with the new strain.

In a potentially encouraging sign that the new, more infectious variant is not as dangerous as previous strains, out of all of the people who were treated in Scottish hospitals with Omicron, only one was put in intensive care.

Since the pandemic began, Scotland has recorded nearly 1 million cases of Covid-19, with 1,031 people currently receiving hospital treatment for the virus, as of yesterday. Scottish government advisor Linda Bauld told reporters:
"It looks like the odds of needing ventilation and intensive care are lower than they were and that's no doubt largely due to vaccines and boosters. However it's still likely" that some people will need hospital care."

Comment: One foot in, one foot out...responses are cautionary:
Ministers are expected to cut the self-isolation period from 10 days to seven within days - to bring Scotland in line with the other UK nations - amid continuing concern over the availability of tests. At the end of last week people trying to book PCR tests through a UK government online portal were told there were no slots or they were offered tests at locations up to 60 miles from their homes.

Analysis is ongoing to determine which hospital patients are being treated for a Covid-related illness and which patients have tested positive but do not have symptoms.

The Omicron figures published by the Scottish Government on Friday show a total of 91 people confirmed to have contracted the variant have required hospital treatment and one has needed intensive care.
"In London, what seems to be happening is some of the intensive care consultants are being asked to go on to the general medical wards because there are so many patients there. So, intensive care wards are not overstretched but other wards are overstretched. That just means you have a high volume of patients but they might not be as unwell.

"It's good news for individuals who pick it up but the concerns are the pressures on the sector now. The main worry at the moment is staff absences.

"People are being bombarded with reminders from the Scottish government to book a test if they have symptoms - only to find there aren't any tests to book."
The Scottish Conservatives welcomed the new figures:
"The government data suggests that despite Omicron's high level of transmissibility, we are not yet seeing this reflected in hospitalisation numbers. The SNP Government need to seriously consider this information ahead of any potential changes to the current restrictions that are damaging businesses and livelihoods. As a priority the government should update the self-isolation rules which continue to put pressure on our essential services."
England, Wales and Northern Ireland have already cut the Covid isolation period to seven days and in the United States it is now five days, dependent on a negative test.

Meanwhile teachers leaders are warning that a rapid rise in cases could cause significant disruption to schools unless immediate action is taken by the Scottish Government. The NASUWT union has insisted a range of measures are needed to help combat surging infection levels resulting from the Omicron variant.

Ministers are being urged to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission in the classroom by funding air-cleaning units for every school and college that needs such devices.



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Whistleblower reports several new cases of 'mysterious' New Brunswick neurological illness, this time detected in caretakers of the sufferers

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Young adults are developing troubling symptoms, including rapid weight loss, insomnia, hallucinations and limited mobility.
A whistleblower in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has warned that a progressive neurological illness that has baffled experts for more than two years appears to be affecting a growing number of young people and causing swift cognitive decline among some of the afflicted.

Speaking to the Guardian, an employee with Vitalité Health Network, one of the province's two health authorities, said that suspected cases are growing in number and that young adults with no prior health triggers are developing a catalog of troubling symptoms, including rapid weight loss, insomnia, hallucinations, difficulty thinking and limited mobility.

The official number of cases under investigation, 48, remains unchanged since it was first announced in early spring 2021. But multiple sources say the cluster could now be as many as 150 people, with a backlog of cases involving young people still requiring further assessment.

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Australia's TGA evaluation report of the Pfizer vaccine

"The shortcoming of the repeat dose toxicity study design should not preclude approval of the vaccine." Really?

UPDATE: Thank you to this person on Twitter.
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Well, well, well. This document that I will talk about today is not new, but it is hot. Where to start? Considering I'm not even sure what the quote that became the title of this article means, let's start with the title of the Report:
Nonclinical Evaluation Report

BNT162b2 [mRNA] COVID-19 vaccine (COMIRNATY™)

Submission No: PM-2020-05461-1-2

Sponsor: Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd

January 2021

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The document begins with a summary of what they found in their own assessment of the safety of the COMIRNATY product made by Pfizer. The first thing that you should probably pay attention to is the comment about pharmacology and toxicity in the summary. But wait one second. Let's set the stage here.

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Covid-19 exacerbates kidney problems for those with multiple comorbidities

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People queue for a Covid-19 test in Times Square as the Omicron variant continues to spread, New York City, US, December 26, 2021.
Covid-19 directly infects cells and can cause severe damage to the kidneys, according to a scientific study connecting serious infection with organ failure.

In a paper published in the scientific journal Cell Stem Cell on Friday, a group of researchers report that Covid-19 can cause serious complications affecting a patient's kidneys.

"SARS-CoV-2 directly infects kidney cells and is associated with increased tubule-interstitial kidney fibrosis in patient autopsy samples," the study says, acknowledging that, while kidney failure "is frequently observed during and after Covid-19," it had previously been inconclusive as to "whether this [was] a direct effect of the virus."


Comment: Covid for the vast majority is relatively harmless, similar to the flu, a great many don't even know they have it without a test, and so kidney failure is not a common occurrence at all. Those who do suffer more severe issues with Covid also have multiple comorbidities, which means that their physiology may already be seriously compromised. In fact, as noted below in red, this seems to be exactly what's happening.


Comment: See also: More than half of people with long Covid might NOT have 'long Covid' after all


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Omicron Variant Sends Vaccine Makers' Stocks Soaring, as VAERS Data Show 913,000 Reported Adverse Events After COVID Vaccines

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VAERS data released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included a total of 913,268 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 19,249 deaths and 143,395 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020, and Nov. 19, 2021.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data late Monday showing a total of 913,268 adverse events following COVID vaccines were reported between Dec. 14, 2020, and Nov. 19, 2021, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S.

The data included a total of 19,249 reports of deaths — an increase of 396 over the previous week — and 143,395 reports of serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period — up 4,269 compared with the previous week.

Excluding "foreign reports" to VAERS, 664,745 adverse events, including 8,898 deaths and 56,297 serious injuries, were reported in the U.S. between Dec. 14, 2020, and Nov. 19, 2021.

Foreign reports are reports received by U.S. manufacturers from their foreign subsidiaries. Under U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, if a manufacturer is notified of a foreign case report that describes an event that is both serious and does not appear on the product's labeling, the manufacturer is required to submit the report to VAERS.

Of the 8,898 U.S. deaths reported as of Nov. 19, 20% occurred within 24 hours of vaccination, 26% occurred within 48 hours of vaccination and 56% occurred in people who experienced an onset of symptoms within 48 hours of being vaccinated.

In the U.S., 447.7 million COVID vaccine doses had been administered as of Nov. 19. This includes: 260 million doses of Pfizer, 171 million doses of Moderna and 16 million doses of Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

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Massive new bird flu outbreak could be 2022's deadly pandemic

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Wild Cranes in Israel
Israel's National Security Council has assumed control of a massive bird flu outbreak in the Galilee, which scientists warn could become a "mass disaster" for humans.

Over half a billion migrating birds pass through the area every year, heading for warm African winters or balmy European summers, making this a catastrophic location for a major bird flu outbreak — right at the nexus of global avian travel.

The virus can be deadly if it infects people. The World Health Organization says more than half of the confirmed 863 human cases it has tracked since 2003 proved fatal. Most strains or variants of avian flu, H5N1, are relatively difficult to transmit to people.

Yossi Leshem, one of Israel's most renowned ornithologists, told The Daily Beast, however, that it is the ability of these viruses to mutate into new strains that poses such a threat, as we have seen with the coronavirus. "There could be a mutation that also infects people and turns into a mass disaster," said Leshem, a zoologist at Tel Aviv University and director of the International Center for the Study of Bird Migration at Latrun.

Comment: The heralds of this disaster are equating it with Coronavirus, ramping up a new bogeyman as the variants peter out. Reality: Another food source is dwindling.

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