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Study shows 4.2 percent of Pfizer COVID vaccine batches made up most adverse events, raising serious concerns

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A Nurse prepares a Pfizer vaccine on Oct. 3, 2021.
In Denmark, 4.2 percent of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine batches accounted for 71 percent of suspected adverse events (SAEs), according to Danish researchers in a recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation on March 30.

The study has raised serious concerns about the inconsistencies in the quality of different vaccine batches and the implications for vaccine recipients.

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How could they call the vax 'safe' with doubled pregnancy loss rates, raised fetal abnormality rates and concentration of lipid nanoparticles in ovaries?

The mRNA vaccines were released globally in early 2021 with the slogan 'safe and effective'. Unusually for a new class of medicine, they were soon recommended by public health authorities for pregnant women. By late 2021, working age women, including those who were pregnant, were being thrown out of employment for not agreeing to be injected. Those who took the mRNA vaccines did so based on trust in health authorities - the assumption being that they would not have been approved if the evidence was not absolutely clear. The role of regulatory agencies was to protect the public and, therefore, if they were approved, the drugs were safe.

Recently, a lengthy vaccine evaluation report sponsored by Pfizer and submitted to the Australian regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) dated January 2021 was released under a Freedom of Information request. The report contains significant new information that had been supressed by the TGA and by Pfizer itself. Much of this relates directly to the issues of safety in pregnancy and impacts on the fertility of women of child-bearing age. The whole report is important, but four key data points stand out:
  • The rapid decline in antibody and T cells in monkeys following a second dose;
  • Biodistribution studies (previously released in 2021 through an FOI request in Japan);
  • Data on the impact of fertility outcomes for rats;
  • Data on foetal abnormalities in rats.

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Parkinson's researchers discover disease biomarker in key breakthrough

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Michael J. Fox • 52nd Emmy Awards
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Research revealed 93% of participants with Parkinson's had an abnormal test...

An international group of researchers has discovered a new tool that can reveal a key pathology of Parkinson's disease in brain and body cells.

The identification of the new biomarker, known as abnormal alpha-synuclein, opens a new chapter for research, according to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

The foundation led the coalition and its landmark clinical study, Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI). The findings were published Wednesday in the scientific journal The Lancet Neurology.

The tool, also known as the α-synuclein seeding amplification assay, is able to detect pathology in spinal fluid both for those diagnosed with the disease and individuals who are at high risk of developing it but have not yet been diagnosed or exhibited clinical symptoms. The laboratory testing can confirm the presence of abnormal alpha-synuclein, which is detected in most people who have Parkinson's with what the foundation said was "astonishing accuracy."

Of those who participated in the testing, 93% were proven to have abnormal alpha-synuclein.


First human death from H3N8 bird flu recorded in China, WHO claims

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The health body says the risk of the virus spreading among humans at the national, regional and international levels is "considered to be low" and that no other cases among close contacts of the infected woman were found.
A woman in China has become the first person to die from a type of bird flu that is rare in humans, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

The strain does not appear to spread between people.

The 56-year-old woman from the southern province of Guangdong was the third person known to have been infected with the H3N8 subtype of avian influenza, according to the WHO.

Though rare in people, H3N8 is common in birds, but it causes little to no sign of disease. It has also infected other mammals.

Comment: There certainly does appear to be a push, with the WHO at the forefront, to foment alarm about bird flu of late; however the other reports concern the H5N1 strain:

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The mRNA platform: What it is, what it means

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Back in the spring of 2020 we learned that Operation Warp Speed was hard at work creating a vaccine faster than one had ever been created before. From the decades-long history of vaccine development, we knew that vaccines took 5 to 10 years to make. The subsequent clinical trials could take longer.

How was this possible? When did this scientific leap take place? What was this fantastic new technology that would make such rapid development a reality?

We quickly learned that the new vaccine would use something called mRNA technology. And there were several companies ready to make it happen.

The way mRNA works is not like the way any vaccine worked before. Formerly, vaccines were created by taking a weakened or dead form of the virus and injecting that into humans. The human body would create antibodies to fight and beat the weakened virus, thus giving the body the instructions to create antibodies against it if the full force virus were to ever attack. The individual was immune.

This is not what mRNA does.


Switzerland stops recommending COVID-19 vaccination

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A COVID-19 vaccine is prepared in Switzerland on Dec. 14, 2021.
Swiss authorities have stopped recommending COVID-19 vaccination, including for people who are designated at high risk from COVID-19.

Switzerland's Federal Office of Public Health now says that "no COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for spring/summer 2023."

People designated at high risk also aren't recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine, authorities said.

Officials attributed the change to the number of citizens who have received a vaccine, recovered from COVID-19, or have received a vaccine and also enjoy natural immunity from post-recovery protection.
"Nearly everyone in Switzerland has been vaccinated and/or contracted and recovered from COVID-19. Their immune system has therefore been exposed to the coronavirus. In spring/summer 2023, the virus will likely circulate less. The current virus variants also cause rather mild illness," Swiss health officials said.

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Were masks in hospitals a waste of time? Hated NHS policy made 'no difference' to Covid infection rates, study finds

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Governments around the world — including the UK — made it mandatory to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces, despite a dearth of rigorous trials into their effectiveness
Masks made 'no discernible difference' to Covid transmission rates in hospitals, new research suggests.

Infection rates didn't soar when mask mandates were removed in NHS facilities during the middle of an Omicron surge.

Experts today said the findings did not mean face coverings are 'worthless'.

But they called for 'rational and proportionate' masking policies in hospitals during future Covid flare-ups because the benefits are 'at best, modest'.

Governments around the world — including the UK — made it mandatory to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces.


Rotten meat may have been a staple of the original Paleo diet

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Rotten meat, along with a bounty of other understudied foods, may have been part of the diet of ancient hominids, anthropologists are discovering.
In a book about his travels in Africa published in 1907, British explorer Arnold Henry Savage Landor recounted witnessing an impromptu meal that his companions relished but that he found unimaginably revolting.

As he coasted down a river in the Congo Basin with several local hunter-gatherers, a dead rodent floated near their canoe. Its decomposing body had bloated to the size of a small pig.

Stench from the swollen corpse left Landor gasping for breath. Unable to speak, he tried to signal his companions to steer the canoe away from the fetid creature. Instead, they hauled the supersize rodent aboard and ate it.

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WHO reveals 'staggering' infertility statistics

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Infertility affects one in six people worldwide, the World Health Organization has revealed in a new report. While the WHO could not determine if infertility has increased or decreased, the report comes amid warnings of declining sperm counts worldwide.

Published on Tuesday, the report stated that as of 2022, 17.5% of the global population experienced infertility at some point in their lives. To arrive at that figure, WHO researchers analyzed more than 130 separate studies from 1990 to 2021, and found similar results across the world.

The average lifetime prevalence of infertility in high-income countries was 17.8%, compared to 16.5% in low- and middle-income countries.

"The report reveals an important truth: infertility does not discriminate," WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. "The sheer proportion of people affected shows the need to widen access to fertility care and ensure this issue is no longer sidelined in health research and policy."


How many deaths were caused by the covid vaccines?

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  • Contrary to the claims made by covid vaccine proponents there is hard evidence that most reports of vaccine deaths to the USA VAERS and UK Yellow Card systems are genuine. At most 30% of these reports can be ruled as likely not to have been caused by the vaccine.
  • There is also evidence that the reporting rates for deaths and adverse events to these systems is very low. It is likely that fewer than 10% of deaths and other adverse events ever get reported.
  • With these minimal assumptions we estimate there have been:
    • approximately 120,000 deaths in the USA directly caused by the covid vaccines (between Dec 2020 until 23 March 2023) and 16,000 in the UK (between Dec 2020 until 29 Sept 2022).
    • over 103 deaths per million doses of the covid vaccines in the UK with big differences between the three main vaccines (187 for Astra Zeneca, 68 for Pfizer and 35 for Moderna). For Astra Zeneca that amounts to 1 death in every 5348 doses.
  • Taking account of the small proportion of people reporting serious adverse reactions that may have subsequently lead to early deaths, there are likely to have been an additional 70,000 deaths in the USA and 35,000 in the UK indirectly caused by the vaccines. This would mean deaths caused directly or indirectly by the vaccines account for about half the excess deaths in the UK since Jan 2021.