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Russian Health Minister: Sputnik V vaccine may soon receive WHO approval

Sputnik V vaccine
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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine finally set for WHO approval following removal of barriers
Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is finally set to be approved by the WHO after the country's health minister said only 'minor administrative procedures' remain to be finalized following a meeting with the UN agency's chief.

All outstanding issues that had plagued the registration approval process have been resolved between Moscow and the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Minister Mikhail Murashko told TASS on Saturday.

"Russia's position on the promotion and registration of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine has been heard. We have completely resolved all the issues to date," Murashko said. "To date, all the barriers have been removed. Therefore, we do not see any obstacles to further work today. And this was confirmed to us by the WHO director general."


EU finds J&J COVID shot possibly linked to another rare clotting condition

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Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020.
The European Union's drug regulator on Friday identified a possible link between rare cases of blood clotting in deep veins with Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and recommended the condition be listed as a side-effect of the shot.

The European Medicines Agency also recommended that immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), a bleeding disorder caused by the body mistakenly attacking platelets, be added as an adverse reaction with an unknown frequency to the J&J vaccine product information and to AstraZeneca's vaccine.

J&J said while the chances of experiencing these conditions were very low, the product information would be updated accordingly as it continues to work closely with authorities including EMA.

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West Nile Virus kills 10 people in Arizona since beginning of September, 200 cases detected this year

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Health officials have confirmed the first death in Maricopa County from West Nile virus since this year's mosquito season began in May.
As of Sept. 27, the West Nile Virus has killed 10 people this month according to a report by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

The majority of the deaths occurred in Maricopa County, with the first person dying at the beginning of September, according to ADHS public information officer Tom Herrmann.

Up until August 1, there were zero to three newcases reported each week in Arizona, according to ADHS data. Confirmed cases doubled from two to four in the first week of August, peaking at 24 to 25 per week in late August and early September.

Herrmann said there can be a delay in cases showing up in ADHS's data because of the time required for them to be reported and investigated. Someone who gets sick might take a week before testing and results take another two to three days before getting reported. Then it may take ADHS anywhere from a few to days to as long as two weeks before the case is counted because medical records are reviewed and tests confirmed if necessary.

Comment: One wonders what impact the experimental injection roll out will have on the numbers suffering from severe symptoms, because it has already been shown that the injection has a detrimental effect on the immune system, it would also make the situation even more risky for those who are already immuno-compromised; this same concern applies to all the other outbreaks we've been documenting in recent years:

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Study finds life expectancy of US men dropped by over TWO YEARS since lockdowns were introduced - 6 month drop recorded in other Western countries

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A new study done by Oxford University on September 27, 2021 found that the lifespan of American men has decreased by 2.2 years.
The life expectancy of American men dropped by more than two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study has found.

Oxford University said in the study published Monday that the life expectancy among men fell by 2.2 years in 2020, the largest drop since World War II, according to Reuters.

Life expectancy fell by more than six months compared to 2019 for 22 of the 29 countries analyzed for the study, which included the US and European nations.

Comment: No one will state the obvious: the lockdowns forced thousands with medical conditions to miss vital doctor visits or the mindless fear generated by the media caused many to stay away from their treatments, not to mention the despair caused by the lack of social contact.

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Food myths busted: dairy, salt and steak may be good for you after all

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Over the past 70 years the public health establishment in Anglophone countries has issued a number of diet rules, their common thread being that the natural ingredients populations all around the world have eaten for millennia - meat, dairy, eggs and more - and certain components of these foods, notably saturated fat, are dangerous for human health.

The consequences of these diet ordinances are all around us: 60% of Britons are now overweight or obese, and the country's metabolic health has never been worse.

Government-led lack of trust in the healthfulness of whole foods in their natural forms encouraged us to buy foods that have been physically and chemically modified, such as salt-reduced cheese and skimmed milk, supposedly to make them healthier for us.

Comment: We at SOTT have been saying this for years. The mainstream media is finally admitting it, but not after millions have been debilitated by over-consumption of sugar and refined carbs. The damage is done, so might as well stop the charade that meat and fat are bad for you.

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Sandpaper throat: Sufferers describe non-Covid infection as 'worst cold ever'

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As coronavirus restrictions significantly reduced social contact, common colds and flu were virtually non-existent for more than a year.

But now that the measures are gone and people have started socialising in large numbers, coughs and colds are on the increase.

As a result, some people have recently complained on social media about suffering the "worst cold ever", listing symptoms that persist for weeks, including a sore throat described as "sandpaper throat".

For Rebecca London, 24, from Bournemouth, a usual cold would mean "a runny nose, sneezing, a bit of a sore throat and feeling a bit rundown".

"Nothing like this," she told the BBC, saying she could barely sleep during her illness, which numerous lateral flow tests confirmed was not Covid-19.

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UK health officials recommend adding fluoride to water supply, dismiss cancer fears as 'exaggerated'

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Everyone in Britain should have fluoride added to their water, health officials ruled today as they dismissed 'exaggerated' cancer fears.

The UK's four chief medical officers say adding the mineral to water would help to combat tooth decay, which costs the NHS millions every year.

Ministers are likely to accept the advice, with Health Secretary Sajid Javid keen to press ahead with the move.

The health and care bill currently going through parliament would allow ministers to order council chiefs to put fluoride in drinking water across the country.

Comment: Rather than aim to improve general living standards which would have a much greater impact on oral health, the government is instead opting to add a controversial chemical to drinking water: Also check out SOTT radio's: Objective:Health - Fluoride on Trial

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Vaccine effectiveness drops further in the over-40s, to as low as minus 53%, new PHE report shows - and that's a fact

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© COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report week 38
It's official: I am spouting misinformation about the Covid vaccines.

Full Fact - the Google, Facebook and George Soros-funded outfit that Ofcom has said it relies on to tell it what to censor regarding COVID-19 - has 'fact checked' my recent piece on PHE data showing negative vaccine effectiveness in August and branded it "incorrect".

Writer Leo Benedictus - henceforth to be known as the Oracle - takes particular issue with the headline, which he says
"falsely claims that a report from Public Health England (PHE) shows the COVID-19 vaccines having 'negative effectiveness' in the over-40s. This is not true about the COVID-19 vaccines - nor is it true that the PHE report shows this."
Except it is. The data contained in the report is completely clear, and the calculation of unadjusted vaccine effectiveness from that data is straightforward.

Comment: The official narrative is dependent upon created statistical data - the facts don't matter.


Reflections on the Covid mania

Covid Mania
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At the beginning of this year I wrote about how the governments of the world had created a collective state of hysteria so intense that the only way they could dig themselves out of the hole they had made was with a magic bullet. That magic bullet was, of course, the vaccines. I wrote that it didn't really matter how effective the vaccines were in the real world, or whether they prevented transmission. All that mattered was getting every single person on the planet to take the vaccine, after which the politicians would be able to declare victory.

It's now eight months later, and we can conclude that the prediction has come to pass. In many western countries, 70+ percent of the adult population is now vaccinated. In the early part of this year, hospitalizations and deaths started to drop, and they stayed low all summer. The convenient explanation at the time was that this was thanks to the vaccines, even though the drop started at a time when very few people were vaccinated - the reduction was clearly driven by something else. My guess is that it was due to the onset of herd immunity to the original covid strain. The decline was halted temporarily due to the arrival of the more infectious alpha strain (which raised the herd immunity threshold due to its higher infectiousness), but was quickly followed by a continued trend downwards as the population reached herd immunity even to that more infectious strain. This was helped in part, perhaps, by the vaccines, and then helped even more by the arrival of summer and the effect of seasonality.

As autumn has come along, cases and deaths have started to rise again in many places, in part due to the seasonal effect, and in part, likely, due to the arrival of the even more infectious delta variant (which raises the herd immunity threshold even further). In the official narrative, the increase in cases and deaths is blamed on the unvaccinated, who are supposedly driving the development of vaccine resistant variants. It's true that the unvaccinated are more likely to end up in hospital with covid than the vaccinated - the vaccine does offer protection against covid, after all. But it isn't true that the unvaccinated are driving vaccine resistance.

It seems that the doctors and "experts" who appear on tv and who drive public policy have completely forgotten how evolution works. Let's take bacteria as an analogy. Bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics when we use antibiotics too generously. Indiscriminate use of antibiotics puts evolutionary pressure on bacteria to develop resistance, since that's the only way they can survive in the antibiotic saturated environment. Yet, now, we are supposed to believe that the opposite is true for viruses - they apparently develop resistance when we underuse vaccines! We're suddenly supposed to believe that up is down and down is up.


COVID Mass Vaccination Experiment: Prepare For The Worst With This Health Protocol

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I wrote First, Do No Harm: If Primary Healthcare Remains Shut Down, Toll on Elderly Will be Worse Than COVID-19 back in March 2020. My prediction turned out to be correct. During this time, the COVID-19 pseudo-reality has made Primary Health Care almost unrecognizable.

I became determined over the last year of my practice to prioritize anything life-threatening or related to Primary Health Care, leaving bureaucracy or follow-ups related to the 'pandemic' (which is really one of people with NO symptoms, at all) as my last priority (and got a hard time from administration for doing that). It made me realize not only the damage done to our society, but also the absurdity of everything today.

Now the vaccination campaign has begun in earnest, and so has the winter flu season. After a summer and autumn of no typical COVID-19 cases, doctors are starting to see some action again. Some are coming to me with symptoms of the COVID-19 pneumonia we saw back in springtime (and earlier). I suspect that the thousands of people who have already received the experimental vaccines - approved against common sense and precautions - have something to do with this uptick. Thus, I feel compelled to write again, out of concern for the millions who are considering getting vaccinated - either because they believe the COVID-19 vaccines will protect them, or because they feel they have no choice other than to take them.