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COVID-19, flu vaccines taken together linked to stroke risk

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A person receives an influenza vaccine in Chicago, Ill., in a file photograph.
US government researchers, and scientists with Kaiser Permanente, have recently reported finding elevated stroke risk among certain populations.

A growing number of studies indicate people are at higher risk of stroke if they receive COVID-19 and influenza vaccines at the same time, though other papers have not found an elevated risk.

Researchers with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently said they identified an increased risk of stroke for some elderly people who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines concomitantly with a high-dose/adjuvanted influenza vaccine.

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How the COVID vaccine could harm your gut, leading to brain fog and autoimmune disease

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While gut problems are often written off as caused by poor diet and lifestyle habits, they may also be a sign of damage from infections and vaccination.

Diarrhea, constipation, and bloating are common problems that plague two-thirds of Americans.

While gut problems are often written off as caused by poor diet and lifestyle habits, they may also be a sign of damage from infections such as COVID-19 and from COVID vaccination.

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Children who get Covid shot are infectious for same amount of time as non-vaccinated, study finds

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Children vaccinated against Covid are infectious for the same amount of time as their non-vaccinated peers, a new study out of California has found.

Whether or not students had received their bivalent Covid booster made no difference to the length of time they shed pieces of the virus after testing positive.

Both groups of kids aged seven to 18 were infectious for three days on average, according to the results from April to September 2022.


8-year-old Israeli 'poster child' for COVID vaccines dies of sudden cardiac arrest

Yonatan Moshe Erlichman

Yonatan Moshe Erlichman, Israel's poster child for promoting covid vaccines for the young died from cardiac arrest September 28, 2023
Eight-year-old Yonatan Moshe Erlichman, who was featured in a 2020 Israeli commercial promoting COVID-19 vaccinations for children, died last month of sudden cardiac arrest. Israel, a "lab for Pfizer," showed a significant myocarditis safety signal soon after introducing the shots.

An 8-year-old Israeli boy featured in a video promoting the COVID-19 vaccine died suddenly last month from sudden cardiac arrest.

Yonatan Moshe Erlichman, the son and grandson of prominent Israeli doctors, almost drowned in the bathtub after his heart stopped on the eve of Yom Kippur. Although paramedics were able to revive him, he died several days later on Sept. 28.

In 2020, Erlichman appeared in a video with Shuski, described as a "friendly puppet 'child,'" urging viewers to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available.

Describing Erlichman as the "poster child" for Israel's vaccine campaign, LifeSiteNews shared the government-sponsored video featuring the boy, released just prior to the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccines in Israel.



Winter death toll worst in 30 years, reports the BBC. What, worse than in the 'pandemic'?

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The main news headline on the BBC Scotland pages on October 24th 2023 was: 'Winter death toll worst in more than 30 years.' This refers to last winter, 2022-23. This is nearly three years after the 'once in a century' pandemic and two years after the population was jabbed to 'end' said pandemic.
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There you go, high excess deaths are worthy of comment! So much stranger then, that the BBC and the rest of the mainstream media maintained radio silence following Andrew Bridgen's speech to an empty House of Commons, just four days earlier on October 20th.

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What's behind the 26% rise in heart failure deaths, 22% rise in cirrhosis deaths and 19% rise in diabetes deaths?

In previous articles I've highlighted the worrying rise in deaths from heart failure. This article adds deaths from both cirrhosis (liver damage) and diabetes to the 'watch' list.

Using data from the Department of Health Improvement and Disparities (DHID) website I've compared the expected number of deaths from the end of March to the end of September 2020, with the registered number of deaths for the commensurate 28 weeks in 2023.

The data cover 14 causes of death. In Figure 1 you can see that the increase in deaths from heart failure at 26% leads the field, but it's closely followed by cirrhosis and other liver diseases at 22% and diabetes deaths at 19%.


Chinese scientists discover EIGHT never-before-seen viruses


They found eight novel viruses, including one belonging to the same family as Covid
Chinese scientists have discovered never-before-seen viruses lurking on a tropical island — and warned they could infect humans.

Researchers tasked with preparing the world for future pandemic took almost 700 samples from rodents living in Hainan, just off China's southern coast.

Eight novel viruses — including one belonging to the same family as Covid — were uncovered in the project, funded by the Chinese Government.

Experts said the discovered pathogens had a 'high probability' of infecting humans should they ever cross the species barrier.

Comment: However, as it is, they've not crossed the species barrier and so are not currently considered a threat.

As a result, they called for further experiments on the viruses to determine exactly what their effects on humans could be.

Comment: Viruses, like insects and even larger creatures, are being discovered all the time, and viruses have even been shown to come to our planet from space. However if history is anything to go by, it seems that perhaps one of the greatest viral threats to humanity is a virus that we've encountered before, that which is associated with the bubonic plague. Although it's possible that recombination with another virus may prove critical to its success. Furthermore, it seems that these outbreaks usually occurred alongside Earth Changes, societal breakdown, and famine, which likely facilitated their spread. And in our own time, with the rapidly deteriorating health of the world's population, caused by everything from the experimental covid injections, as well as nutritional deficiencies caused by inflation, the adulteration of the food supply, and food shortages:


'Extremely rare' case of dengue virus found in California

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The first locally acquired case of dengue virus — often referred to as "break-bone fever" — was contracted by a resident in Pasadena, California, public health officials said Friday.

This is the first locally acquired case of dengue virus in California that is not associated with travel, according to Manuel Carmona, the city of Pasadena's acting director of Public Health. It is "instead an extremely rare case of local transmission in the continental United States," and is spread by infected mosquito bites, Carmona said.

"The Pasadena Public Health Department is conducting surveillance, and field teams have visited a Pasadena neighborhood to offer information for preventing mosquito breeding around their homes and preventing bites," he said.

Based on years of surveillance and testing, Carmona said that this is "likely" an isolated incident, but the Pasadena Health Department has taken steps to ensure that it doesn't spread.
"The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has deployed traps to assess the mosquito population and, importantly, testing to date has not identified any Dengue infected mosquitos. Testing of mosquitos from additional traps will continue over the next few weeks. There is a very low risk of additional dengue exposure in the city."


Fast-Food Graveyard - Sickened for Profit

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The modern food system is responsible for making swathes of humanity ill, causing unnecessary suffering and sending many people to an early grave. It is part of a grotesque food-pharma conveyor belt that results in massive profits for the dominant agrifood and pharmaceuticals corporations.

Much of the modern food system has been shaped by big agribusiness concerns like Monsanto (now Bayer) and Cargill, giant food companies like Nestle, Pepsico and Kellog's and, more recently, institutional investors like BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street.

For the likes of BlackRock, which invests in both food and pharma, fuelling a system increasingly based on ultra processed food (UPF) with its cheap and unhealthy ingredients is a sure-fire money spinner.


Outbreak of diphtheria kills 600 in Nigeria

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Nigeria is grappling with a devastating diphtheria outbreak that has claimed the lives of more than 600 people, primarily children, since its onset in December 2022. This recent outbreak surpasses the 2011 incident, which reported a mere 98 cases.

Kano state, located in the northern region, has become the epicenter of this health crisis, bearing the brunt of the outbreak with over 500 recorded fatalities. However, there is a glimmer of hope as the number of active cases has recently declined.

Diphtheria is a highly contagious disease that primarily affects the nose and throat and can also lead to skin ulcers. It spreads through coughs, sneezes, and close contact with infected individuals, with severe cases often proving fatal.