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Heart Inflammation after COVID vaccines more common than CDC claims, new research shows

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U.S. public health officials claim cases of myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID vaccination are rare — but new research published online in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) shows they may happen more often than reported.

Post-vaccine myocarditis and pericarditis also appear to represent two "distinct syndromes," Dr. George Diaz, with the Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, told Medscape Cardiology.

Diaz and colleagues reviewed 2,000,287 electronic medical records (EMR) of people who received at least one COVID vaccination.

Biohazard

Ivory Coast declares Ebola outbreak after 1st case in 25 years reported

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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker, who volunteered in the Ebola response, decontaminates his colleague in the eastern Congolese town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo, October 8, 2019
A patient who had recently traveled from Guinea tested positive for Ebola, the Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) Ministry of Health confirmed on Saturday, the WHO reported. The patient was hospitalized with fever after arriving in Abidjan, the country's de facto capital and its biggest city, earlier this week.

"It is of immense concern that this outbreak has been declared in Abidjan, a metropolis of more than four million people," Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO's regional director for Africa said in a statement.

The case became the country's first since 1994, when an ethnologist got infected with the virus after performing a necropsy on a sick chimpanzee. Ivory Coast was spared during the 2014-2016 West African Ebola epidemic that originated in Guinea and claimed at least 11,325 lives, with cases reported in the US and UK.

Comment: It was recently discovered that Ebola can remain in the system and cause an antibody spike 6 months after the initial infection, possibly causing the carrier to become infectious again.

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Federal lawsuit seeks immediate halt of COVID vaccines, cites whistleblower testimony claiming CDC is under-counting vaccine deaths

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America's Frontline Doctors filed a motion to stop the use of Emergency Use Authorization COVID vaccines for anyone under 18, anyone with natural immunity or anyone who hasn't received informed consent.


America's Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) filed a motion July 19, seeking immediate injunctive relief in Alabama Federal District Court to stop the use of Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) COVID vaccines — Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) — for three groups of Americans.

According to a press release, AFLDS is asking to immediately stop administration of experimental COVID vaccines in anyone 18 and younger, all those who have recovered from COVID and acquired natural immunity, and every other American who has not received informed consent as defined by federal law.

Biohazard

7-year-old boy dies after contracting rare brain-eating parasite at California lake

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David Pruitt (pictured) died after being hospitalized on July 30 for a rare brain-eating parasite
A seven-year-old boy has died after contracting a rare, brain-eating waterborne parasite from a lake in California late last month.

David Pruitt, died from primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, otherwise known as PAM, on July 30 after being hospitalized the same day in his native Tehama County, his aunt Crystal Hayley told CBS News.

Pruitt's family confirmed the boy's death on August 7.

'We are sad and broken-hearted to report that our sweet little David has passed on,' the family wrote on GoFundMe.

Comment: It was recently reported that Naegleria fowleri appears to be expanding its range northward, with 5 of 6 cases in the Midwest occurring after 2010.

Other concerning, and unusual, outbreaks reported in the news recently:


Alarm Clock

Are COVID shots fueling more dangerous mutations?

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Will mass injections against COVID-19 encourage the mutation of more dangerous versions of SARS-CoV-2? In the video above, WhatsHerFace questions why the U.K. government is procuring 6 million pounds' worth of body bags, or "temporary body storage," even as government officials announce that the current vaccination rate has "created a protective wall" against the infection.1

If that's true, why are they expecting an "excess death scenario" requiring massive numbers of body bags? The procurement agreement will remain in effect for a period of four years. Does the U.K. government know something they're not sharing with the public?

Have they peeked at the actual science and realized that mass vaccination during an active pandemic might encourage mutations that evade vaccine-induced defenses, or that the gene-modifying injections might render the vaccinated more susceptible to serious illness and death through a mechanism known as antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) or the more descriptive term, paradoxical immune enhancement (PIE)?

Comment: This is one possibility, but as Dr. Gaby pointed out in her article, it's the recombination of different viral sequences that could produce superbugs rather than variants of the same.
Back in February 2020, long before lockdowns were rolled out in the Western world, someone made the connection of how components of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (glycoprotein S) are homologous to some of our human endogenous retroviruses - the viruses that are found in our DNA. Pfizer's mRNA vaccine is designed to produce the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein in the human body.

Various researchers have brought to our attention the concept of viral recombination: when two viruses meet, they are very effective at exchanging genetic material between each other and a new recombined virus can be generated from this exchange. Due to the properties of our own DNA, we might not just be looking here at the arrival of a new recombined flu-like virus (the coronavirus of the vaccine + a flu virus in our cells), but - in the worst case scenario - to the recombining of a virus that is far more deadly.



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CDC investigates 2 deaths, 2 illnesses from rare bacterial disease

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A culture of the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes melioidosis.
Four people in the U.S. have mysteriously fallen ill with a rare and sometimes deadly bacterial disease that's usually seen only in other countries with tropical climates, according to health officials. Yet none of these patients had traveled outside the country.

The four cases, which were identified between March and July, occurred in Georgia, Kansas, Texas and Minnesota, according to a statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two of the patients died and two were hospitalized for long periods of time. The first death occurred in Kansas in March, and the second death occurred last month in Georgia.

The patients were all diagnosed with melioidosis, a disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. The bacteria grows in tropical climates, and it is most commonly seen in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. The only places in the U.S. where this bacterium is naturally found are Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the CDC.

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Mayo Clinic touts (not published or even peer-reviewed) study that says COVID breakthrough risk may be 'much lower' with Moderna than Pfizer

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Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021.

Comment: Details matter.


The risk of suffering a breakthrough COVID-19 infection with the delta variant after being fully vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine may be much lower than the risk for those who received the Pfizer vaccine, according to a new Mayo Clinic study that is awaiting a full review.

The study found that in July in Florida, where COVID cases are at an all-time high and the delta variant is prevalent, the risk of a breakthrough case was 60% lower for Moderna recipients as compared to Pfizer recipients.

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The most vaccine-hesitant group of all? PhDs

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The percentage of each education group that is somewhat vaccine hesitant.
A new study found that the most educated are the least likely to get jabbed.

There has been much debate over how to get the unvaccinated to get their jabs — shame them, bribe them persuade them, or treat them as victims of mis- and disinformation campaigns — but who, exactly, are these people?

Most of the coverage would have you believe that the surge in cases is primarily down to less educated, 'brainwashed' Trump supporters who don't want to take the vaccine. This may be partially true: the areas in which the delta variant is surging coincide with the sections of red America in which vaccination rates are lowest.

But according to a new paper by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, this does not paint the full picture. The researchers analysed more than 5 million survey responses by a range of different demographic details, and classed those people who would "probably" or "definitely" not choose to get vaccinated as "vaccine hesitant."

Comment: These results are surprising, but not for the reasons the author likely believes them to be. Generally, the more "educated" a person is, the more they have been exposed to the authoritarian programming that infests higher education institutions and therefore, the more likely they would be to believe the mainstream directives on Covid vaccination. That Ph.D.s are more likely to be vaccine hesitant bucks this trend (but it seems to be consistent up to the level of Masters). What is it about a Ph.D. level education that seems to rekindle the ability to think?

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Dreamsicle

Study: Ultra-processed foods supply two-thirds of calories in U.S. child, teen diets

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Children and teens obtain two-thirds of their calories from ultra-processed foods, a new study has found.
More than two-thirds of calories consumed by children and teens in the United States come from ultra-processed foods, a study published Tuesday by JAMA found.

This is up from just over 60% two decades ago, the data showed.

Ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat meals including takeout foods, as well as frozen pizza and burgers, accounted for 11% of caloric intake among those age 2 to 19 in 2018, up from 2% in 1999, the researchers said.

Comment: The most surprising thing about the above article is that they didn't mention saturated fat as a 'bad guy' component of ultraprocessed foods. Are we seeing some progress in nutritional reporting?

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If you study hundreds of bat viruses at biosafety level 2, "your luck may eventually run out", says Coronavirus expert

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Back on May 14th, 18 scientists wrote a letter to Science calling for a new investigation into the origins of COVID-19. Among their number was a gentleman named Ralph Baric, one of the world's leading coronavirus experts.

Baric has been the subject of controversy over the last few months, given that he previously developed a method for engineering bat coronaviruses, and then taught that method to Dr Shi (the "Batwoman") at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

In a recent interview with the MIT Technology Review, he divulges some interesting details about how researchers work with coronaviruses in the lab, as well as how they should do such work.

Comment: Contrary to what the doctor above has asserted, there is a great deal of evidence pointing to the possibility (indeed, likelihood) that the Coronavirus was engineered by human intervention.

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