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AstraZeneca just pulled their Covid jab....why?

AstraZeneca Jabs Withdrawn
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British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is halting production and supply of their Covid19 "vaccine". The news was announced yesterday, following the European Medicines Agency declaration that the shot would no longer be cleared for use.

The official story right now is that it has been superseded by "updated" vaccines.

In its statement, AZ said:
"As multiple, variant Covid-19 vaccines have since been developed there is a surplus of available updated vaccines [...] According to independent estimates, over 6.5 million lives were saved in the first year of use alone and over 3bn doses were supplied globally."
The "lives saved" estimate is an interesting one, repeated all over the place despite making almost no sense (but that's a fact-check for another time).

More interesting is that neither AZ's official statement nor the write up in the Guardian mentions the ongoing civil action seeking damages in excess of £100 million for those who suffered the "rare side effects" of the vaccine.

In fact, just last week the Telegraph reported that, in court documents, AstraZeneca admitted their vaccine caused thrombotic thrombocytopenia in some people (allegedly 2-3 out of 100,000).

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New study from Czech Republic confirms covid vaccines have around zero efficacy against death

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In 2021, we were flooded with visuals showing us how effective the mRNA vaccines were against death from Covid. We saw, for example, that the Covid mortality graph of those who completed the two-dose protocol was substantially lower than that of the unvaccinated. To strengthen the point, we were shown a consistent pattern across age groups or after age adjustment.

Much of this was an illusion. Back then, they did not display comparable graphs for non-Covid deaths. If they did, we would have seen that the vaccinated also fared better on non-Covid mortality. Of course, no one expects these vaccines to prevent death from cancer, heart disease, stroke and so on.

The pseudo-effectiveness of Covid vaccines against death from unrelated causes is not a new observation. The same kind of pseudo-effectiveness was discovered long ago for the flu vaccines. It is called the 'healthy vaccinee effect'. For various reasons unrelated to the vaccines, people who are vaccinated have better background health on average than people who are not, and therefore they are less likely to die from 'anything', including flu and Covid. Vaccinated or not, they would have had lower Covid mortality than their unvaccinated counterparts.

When we try to estimate the effect of Covid (or flu) vaccines, the healthy vaccinee effect becomes the healthy vaccinee bias, a source of distortion that must be removed. (Conversely, we may call it the 'unhealthy unvaccinated' bias.) Research on this topic has been sparse, however. Neither the pharmaceutical industry nor public health officials have had an interest in discovering that common vaccines were not as effective as they claimed them to be, or perhaps not effective at all.

Comment: See also: As an epidemiologist, I could see straight away that Covid was being over-hyped


French survey finds majority of population are 'vaccine hesitant'

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Results from a large online survey of adults in France find that, despite the large uptake in mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in France (93%), uncertainty about them still exists within a majority of the French population. This hesitancy isn't simply restricted to a few 'anti-vaxxers' but concerns about long-term safety of mRNA vaccines exist amongst the general population and are a big factor in vaccine hesitancy. In their conclusion, based on the survey, the authors suggest that "public health experts and decision-makers should abandon their tendency to label all forms of doubts about scientific consensus and beliefs that run counter to it as a rejection of science itself".

The COVID-19 pandemic enabled mRNA vaccines to be used on a large proportion of the population (in France the uptake rate was 93% with similarly high uptake rates in many other countries), showcasing their potential to combat infectious diseases, including cancer. However, the survey found that only a small majority of the participants (51%) supported the idea that "Messenger RNA is a promising technology for tomorrow's medicine", despite the high uptake in the country.


Best of the Web: Child dies during Pfizer trial for muscular dystrophy gene therapy, boy's 'sudden' cardiac arrest noted as a 'serious adverse event'

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A young patient died due to cardiac arrest after receiving Pfizer's (PFE.N), experimental gene therapy being tested in a mid-stage trial for a muscle-wasting disorder called Duchenne muscular dystrophy(DMD), the drugmaker told Reuters on Tuesday.

"A fatal serious adverse event was reported as cardiac arrest for a participant in the Phase 2 DAYLIGHT study," a company spokesperson told Reuters in an emailed response.

Comment: It's notable that 'sudden' cardiac events are one of the serious side effects reported from the Covid mRNA injections. But, obviously, there were a myriad of other side effects reported, too, ranging from temporary to fatal.

The trial is testing boys 2 to three years of age with DMD, a genetic muscle wasting disorder in which most patients lack the protein dystrophin which keeps muscles intact. The disorder affects an estimated one-in-3,500 male births worldwide.

Comment: As we've seen with the covid mRNA injections, the side effects of these highly experimental 'gene therapies' are numerous and varied, and the time frame of these side effects ranges from immediate, to those that are the culmination of years of damage.


AstraZeneca withdraws Covid vaccine worldwide

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The company found itself in hot water following allegations that the jab can cause blood clots in rare cases

AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company has announced the withdrawal of its Covid-19 vaccine from global markets, claiming the drug has been sidelined by alternatives.

The development comes after the drug manufacturer recently admitted that the vaccine can cause potentially fatal blood clots in rare cases.

In a statement on Wednesday, cited by multiple media outlets, a spokesperson for AstraZeneca said multiple variants of the vaccine had been developed since the start of the pandemic, leading to a decline in demand for Vaxzevria, which is no longer being manufactured or developed. A spokesman also cited independent estimates claiming that "over 6.5 million lives were saved in the first year of use alone and over 3 billion doses were supplied globally."

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Scientists tried to reinfect people with Covid - and failed

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Scientists tried to reinfect people with Covid but found it impossible, even when they ramped up the dose 10,000-fold, according to the latest results from the Covid challenge trials.

When Paul Zimmer-Harwood volunteered to be intentionally infected with SARS-CoV-2, he wasn't sure what to expect. He was ready for a repeat of his first brush with COVID-19, through a naturally acquired infection that gave him influenza-like symptoms. But he hoped his immunity would help him feel well enough to use the indoor bicycle trainer that he had brought into quarantine.

It turned out that Zimmer-Harwood, a PhD student at University of Oxford, UK, had nothing to worry about. Neither he nor any of the 35 other people who participated in the 'challenge' trial actually got COVID-19.

The study's results, published on May 1st in Lancet Microbe, raise questions about the usefulness of COVID-19 challenge trials for testing vaccines, drugs and other therapeutics. "If you can't get people infected, then you can't test those things," says Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial College London. Viral strains used in challenge trials take many months to produce, making it impossible to match emerging circulating variants that can overcome high levels of existing immunity in populations.


Lithium: The untold story of the magic mineral

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As far as cosmologists can tell, there were only three elements present when the universe was first formed some 13.8 billion years ago: hydrogen, helium, and lithium. As one of the three original elements, lithium is found throughout our atmosphere. The sun, stars, and meteorites burn brightly with the flame of this highly reactive element. On earth, lithium remains a major mineral component of granite rock, and also lingers in significant amounts in sea water, mineral springs, and soils. Lithium has also found its way into our cell phones, electric cars, and holiday fireworks. Every organ and tissue in the human body contains the mineral lithium, with particular importance in brain health.

Today, we do not tend to think of lithium as an essential mineral in human physiology and its critical use for expanding technology. Lithium does not evoke visions of stars, peaceful rivers, or strong, healthy bodies. Instead images of lithium are associated with pharmacies, doctor's offices, and back wards of psychiatric hospitals. Lithium is perceived, almost exclusively, as a dangerous drug used to treat severe mental illness with incapacitating side effects.

In a recent review in the New York Times titled "I Don't Believe in God, but I Believe in Lithium," author Jamie Lowe delivered a powerful testimony of her dramatic response to lithium - the drug that alleviated her mania and allowed her to live a normal, happy life. Her article also describes the kidney damage that has forced her to stop lithium and placed her on a waiting list for potential kidney transplant. She provides a unique insight into the life-changing prescriptive benefits of lithium, and the overwhelming fear she has of life without her lithium; a life without her sanity.

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AstraZeneca admits for first time its Covid vaccine CAN cause 'rare' side effect in tense legal fight.

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The UK-Swedish pharmaceutical company has said its Covid-19 jab could cause blood clots in rare cases.

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has for the first time admitted that its Covid-19 vaccine could cause a rare side effect that could lead to blood clots and death, according to court documents.

The company is fighting a class action lawsuit alleging that its inoculation, which was developed in collaboration with the University of Oxford, can result in death and serious injury.

The legal battle was initiated by Jamie Scott, a father of two, who suffered a blood clot that left him with brain damage after he was inoculated in April 2021 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. He is seeking compensation over claims that the AstraZeneca vaccine is "defective" and less safe than expected, an allegation the company denies.

Comment: The problem was not just with AstraZeneca vaccines, but all mRNA "vaccines" they introduced for Covid-19.
The main question is whether the blood clots and heart damage a lot of people experience after receiving mRNA vaccines are just unwanted side effects that were concealed by the manufacturers, or whether the vaccines were intentionally designed that way.

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Best of the Web: Japan's most senior Oncologist condemns Covid mRNA vaccines for causing 'turbocancers, autoimmune, and neurodegenerative' disorders

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Dear subscribers, I am back! As usual, highlights are above; full interview below. Today, I bring you a recent interview with Prof. Fukushima (SOURCE) that was published on April 19, after the mass protest in Japan.

It is interesting to hear Prof Fukushima introduce himself. If you read the "brought to you by Pfizer" mainstream media and fake fact-checking websites, they simply paint Prof Fukushima as a fringe anti-vaxxer. But when you hear about his history, you get a sense that this was someone highly prominent before he went against the narrative of "safe and effective."

As the most senior medical oncologist in Japan, Prof Fukushima has not only led the charge in establishing medical oncology as a key discipline but also pioneered the first cancer outpatient clinic at Kyoto University. His tenure at the Aichi Cancer Center Hospital and innovative leadership in translating research into actionable medical advancements, notably in pharmacoepidemiology, underscore a career dedicated to challenging the status quo for the sake of improving patient care. His early critique, published in 'Nature' all the way back in 1989, (35 years ago!), highlighted the risks of uncritically accepting and distributing drugs with unproven efficacy, exposing a deep flaw within the pharmaceutical approval process in Japan. This bravery in confronting pharmaceutical norms sparked significant reforms, showcasing his commitment to patient safety over complacency.

Comment: Alongside the US, Japan's medical professionals and government officials have been particularly prominent in sounding the alarm over the devastating side effects associated with the experimental covid injections: Seemingly less publicized is whether those nations which deployed their own, non-mRNA injections - such as Russia and China - have suffered a similar myriad of devastating side effects that are being widely documented across countries which deployed the jabs concocted by Western nations.

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Top 9 adaptogenic herbs for stress relief and more

Natural medicine has long appreciated the benefits of herbs and food to help with health. One such example of this is adaptogenic herbs, or "adaptogens," which can positively impact one's response to stress.

As you probably know, your body is built to release the hormone cortisol when faced with stress, but elevated cortisol levels over long periods of time (aka chronic stress) can affect every physiological system in your body, including your thyroid and adrenal glands.

While most researchers and doctors agree that an approach to reduce chronic stress is many-layered, one powerful approach to naturally relieving stress as well as reducing long-term cortisol levels is by using adaptogenic herbs.

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