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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.

Blue Pill

Americans will spend half their lives taking prescription drugs, study finds

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Americans born in 2019 can expect to spend nearly half their lives taking prescription drugs, according to a new study conducted by Jessica Ho, associate professor of sociology and demography at Penn State.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An American born in 2019 will spend a larger share of their lifetime taking prescription drugs than being married or receiving an education, according to new research by Jessica Ho, associate professor of sociology and demography at Penn State. She found that American males will spend approximately 48% of their lives taking prescription drugs. The number jumped to 60% for females.

Ho reported her findings this week (Oct. 1) in the journal Demography.

"As an American, I'd like to know what medications I'm putting in my body and how long I can expect to take them," said Ho, who is also an associate of Penn State's Social Science Research Institute. "The years that people can expect to spend taking prescription drugs are now higher than they might spend in their first marriage, getting an education or being in the labor force. It's important to recognize the central role that prescription drug use has taken on in our lives."

Ho used nationally representative surveys conducted by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1996 through 2019 to study prescription drug use across the United States. The surveys include information from approximately 15,000 households chosen annually and collect information every five months, offering better recall than surveys taken once a year. In addition, nearly 70% of survey respondents allow the AHRQ and CDC to verify their prescriptions with their pharmacies, affording the surveys higher levels of accuracy.

The researcher then used mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the Human Mortality Database to estimate how long Americans born in 2019 could expect to live. She then combined this information with the survey data to estimate the percent of their lifetimes they could expect to spend taking prescription medications.


Trans women taking hormones 'up to 95 percent more likely to suffer heart disease'

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Cardiovascular risks rise for transgender individuals
Study found all transgender people taking gender-affirming hormones are at 'significantly increased risk' from deadly conditions...

Trans women taking hormones are up to 95 per cent more likely to suffer heart disease. In a new study, researchers found that trans women - people born male who identify as women - taking gender-affirming hormones are almost twice as likely to suffer from any cardiovascular disease as men. The new data is published in the European Journal of Endocrinology.

The study revealed that all transgender people regardless of the sex they were born or the gender they were transitioning to, were at "significantly increased risk" from deadly conditions like heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and high blood fat and cholesterol levels.

The experts looked at the health of 2,671 transgender people from Denmark over a five-year period with an average age of 22 and 26 for trans men and women respectively. They compared the incidence of cardiovascular disease with a control group of 26,700 people and presented the results to the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

People who were "assigned male at birth" and taking oestrogen as a trans woman, were 93 per cent more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than men and 73 per cent more likely than women. The incidence rate was around three per cent for trans women, up from around 1.5 per cent for men and 1.7 per cent for women.

Higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Trans men, who were "assigned female at birth", but were taking testosterone were 63 per cent more likely to have some form of heart disease than women, and more than double as likely than men.


Study finds Covid vaccines damage ALL hearts

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Radiology tests detect myocardial damage in Covid-vaccinated persons

A new scientific study by Nakahara et al. tested Covid-vaccinated people to see if they have "silent" changes in heart muscle function that standard radiology tests could detect. The study shows very unsettling results.

Scientists measured myocardial 18Fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) uptake. F-FDG has molecular similarity to glucose. However, 18F-FDG does not metabolise like glucose. Therefore, PET scans could detect it, and its presence shows the heart muscle's abnormally high demand for glucose, indicative of abnormal cardiac function. More about it here.
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MHRA finally admits it failed to test the safety of mass manufactured Covid vaccine batches

On December 8th 2020, June Raine, Head of the MHRA, assured us all that "no corners have been cut" when the Government gave Temporary Authorisation to the Pfizer Covid vaccine. Based on the evidence from another of my FOIs to MHRA, it's hard to see how that was an honest statement.

Before I go on, a bit of background. Most development trials in any sector use a product made using small-scale manufacturing facilities or a lab. You don't want to invest in mass production (new machines and tooling and maybe a new factory) until you've got confidence in the design. On the other hand, scaling up production creates new risks. It's a huge subject but to keep it simple just imagine scaling up from making a dozen cup cakes in your kitchen to producing thousands to sell in the shops. You'd encounter massive problems obtaining, measuring and mixing the large amounts of ingredients.

They might have to come from multiple sources and you'd have to assure yourself they were equivalent. Mixing large amounts homogeneously in large vats is harder than in a pudding bowl and cooking them in your kitchen oven. You might have to change the actual production process and even add or substitute new ingredients. There's a high risk that you'll end up with 'different' cup cakes. So unless you compare test results from the first full production batch with the results from the cup cakes you made in your kitchen, you are flying blind.

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Scientists are 'shocked' and 'alarmed' at what's in the mRNA shots

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Flat White Scientists 'shocked' and 'alarmed' at what's in the mRNA shots

Early in 2023, genomics scientist Kevin McKernan made an accidental discovery. While running an experiment in his Boston lab, McKernan used some vials of mRNA Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines as controls. He was 'shocked' to find that they were allegedly contaminated with tiny fragments of plasmid DNA.

McKernan, who has 25 years' experience in his field, ran the experiment again, confirming that the vials contained up to, in his opinion, 18-70 times more DNA contamination than the legal limits allowed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In particular, McKernan was alarmed to find the presence of an SV40 promoter in the Pfizer vaccine vials. This is a sequence that is, '...used to drive DNA into the nucleus, especially in gene therapies,' McKernan explains. This is something that regulatory agencies around the world have specifically said is not possible with the mRNA vaccines.

Comment: Sadly, this is old news, but no one was listening. What will happen to the coming generation of genetically modified children?

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Dr. Bryan Ardis | The 10 things you need to know - healthcare, hospital, Covid-19, nicotine, magnesium, vaccines, sleep, venom, medication, deep state's control - In studio interview

David and Stacy Whited from Flyover Conservatives interview with Dr. Bryan Ardis. Truly 10 things you need to know! Much information that will likely surprise you.


Top U.S. Government vaccine adviser refuses to get latest Covid shot as he warns of long term impact of myocarditis

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A top vaccine adviser to the U.S. Government has refused to get the latest Covid shot as he warns about the long term impact of myocarditis and other serious side-effects.

In a video posted on X (Twitter) by the 'Chief Nerd', Dr. Paul Offit - a member of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccines committee - said he "didn't get last year's bivalent vaccine" and he's "not getting this year's vaccine" because he believes he is "protected".
"We're going to find out about this vaccine over time," he warns, describing the whole approach as a "novel strategy".

Comment: Guilty conscience and self-preservation, those are the motives. He knew the detriments long ago.


I traded veganism for a diet of meat and butter — and I feel better than ever

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Bacon it till you make it! Ferraz she hopes her diet will cure her hypothyroidism.
Butter late than never.

A woman says her health is now better than ever after quitting veganism in favor of the "carnivore diet."

In addition to chowing down on heapings of steak, eggs and other animal-derived dishes, Victoria Ferraz, 23, is known to treat herself to a stick of raw butter.

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Cell Phone

All cell phones pose radiation threat - Russian regulator

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Some schools ban mobile phones from school grounds, while others require them to be handed in, or restrict their use.
Radiation from all cell phones is dangerous to human health and the devices should be used sparingly, Russia's consumer rights and human wellbeing agency said on Monday. The agency was responding to speculation that Russia would follow France's lead and ban the iPhone 12.

"Radiation from all cell phones is dangerous for humans, especially for children. It is important to follow safety rules when talking on a mobile phone: the call should not last more than two minutes, and the minimum pause between calls should be at least 15 minutes," a spokesman for Rospotrebnadzor said, according to Russia's Gazeta news site.

The spokesman added that cell phones should be placed aside while the user is sleeping, and should ideally be carried in bags rather than pockets.

Earlier this month, France's National Frequency Agency (ANFR) demanded that Apple withdraw the iPhone 12 from sale in the country after it found that the device emits more electromagnetic radiation than European Union regulations allow.

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