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This is bigger than COVID: Why are so many Americans dying early?

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© Win McNamee via Getty ImagesDr. Robert Califf, Commissioner of the FDA
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf recently took to X to mourn the "catastrophic" decline in U.S. life expectancy.

But his post, which hit on smoking, diet, chronic illness and health care, ignored the obvious: People are dying in abnormally high numbers even now and long since COVID waned. Yet public health agencies and medical societies are silent.

Life insurers have been consistently sounding the alarm over these unexpected or, "excess," deaths, which claimed 158,000more Americans in the first nine months of 2023 than in the same period in 2019. That exceeds America's combined losses from every war since Vietnam. Congress should urgently work with insurance experts to investigate this troubling trend.

With the worst of COVID behind us, annual deaths for all causes should be back to pre-pandemic levels — or even lower because of the loss of so many sick and infirm Americans. Instead, the death toll remains "alarming," "disturbing," and deserving of "urgent attention," according to insurance industry articles.

Actuarial reports — used by insurers to inform decisions — show deaths occurring disproportionately among young working-age people. Nonetheless, America's chief health manager, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opted in September to archive its excess deaths webpage with a note stating, "these datasets will no longer be updated."

Comment: See also: US life expectancy takes an unprecedented fall: Are mRNA "vaccines" to blame?

Alarm Clock

Montreal records 120% increase in HIV diagnoses last year

© Tracey Lindeman/CBCMontreal Public Health says a rise in HIV diagnoses can be explained by a catch-up in testing and new arrivals from countries where the infection is endemic.
Montreal Public Health says the number of HIV cases in the city jumped 120 per cent last year — the largest increase in the last decade.

There were about 310 new diagnoses of HIV in 2022, compared to 141 in 2021. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Montreal Public Health recorded about 200 new HIV diagnoses per year.

The jump is partially explained by an increase in testing, said Julian Gitelman, the lead physician for the sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections team at Montreal Public Health.

Comment: This is particularly notable because, also this year, Singapore saw a 10% spike in new HIV infections, the UK reported a rise of gonorrhea cases, and the US has seen record numbers of syphilis cases.

This also follows nearly 2 years of rolling lockdowns, where it's likely that there was actually a decline in sexual encounters.

Whilst increased testing may be a factor, as well as mass migration (at least in the case of the US and UK), it's also known that the experimental covid injections can significantly compromise the immunity of the recipient, and one wonders just how much that is contributing to the 'partial' explanations given above.

See also: Lethal Sex -The Rise of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Age of Postmodernist Liberalism


Micro- and nanoplastics linked to parkinson's and dementia

© Andrzej Rostek/Shutterstock
That plastic water bottle you regularly drink from could one day decompose into tiny particles that wreak havoc in your brain.

New research shows that nanoplastics — microscopic particles broken down from everyday plastic items — bind to proteins associated with Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia.

These stealthy nanoparticles have already infiltrated our soil, water, and food supply. Now, they may pose the next great toxin threat, fueling a wave of neurodegenerative disease.

Plastic Cups, Utensils Identified as Risk Factors

Polystyrene nanoparticles, commonly found in plastic cups and utensils, bind to alpha-synuclein, a protein linked to Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia, the new study from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and the Department of Chemistry at Trinity College of Arts and Sciences found. The plastic-protein accumulation was seen in test tubes, cultured neurons, and mouse models.

The most surprising finding was the tight bonds formed between the plastic and protein within neuron lysosomes, according to Andrew West, the study's principal investigator. Lysosomes are digestive organelles within cells that use enzymes to break down waste materials and cellular debris.

Comment: See also: New research reveals secondary microplastics untreated in nature trigger severe brain inflammation

Eye 1

US sees rise in 'White Lung Syndrome' cases: Is it linked to China's pneumonia outbreak?

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© APA man carries a child walk out from a crowded holding room of a children's hospital in Beijing. A surge in respiratory illnesses across China has drawn the attention of the world.
Chinese hospitals are struggling. Personnel at medical facilities across the country are stressed as they keep pace with the high number of patients, especially children, suffering from bacterial pneumonia.

And it seems that this strain of bacterial pneumonia now dubbed White Lung Syndrome is also rearing its ugly head in the United States. Doctors in parts of Massachusetts and Ohio are reporting a spike in child pneumonia cases similar to the outbreak spreading in China.

We take a closer look at the cases in the US, and examine if it has a link to China. Moreover, we also see how this strain is also being detected in other countries and if there's a larger risk.

White Lung Syndrome outbreak in US

Warren County, in Ohio, has recorded a spike in hospitalisations with children reporting to have the mysterious pneumonia, which has been dubbed as the 'white lung syndrome', since August.

According to health officials in Warren County, there have been 142 paediatric cases of the condition. The officials said on Wednesday, "Not only is this above the county average, it also meets the Ohio Department of Health definition of an outbreak."

Comment: See also:


New Zealand whistleblower data leaks data suggesting specific Covid vaccine batches caused higher mortality: Legit leak or limited hangout?

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© XBarry Young was arrested December 3, 2023 for releasing data shedding light on the number of New Zealand deaths that may be related to the covid vaccine
By now, almost everyone has heard of the 'New Zealand whistleblower data'. Many people are discussing it, and I want to weigh in with my sceptical opinion. While I oppose Covid vaccines, I owe my subscribers a duty to report truthfully. My post should not be interpreted as 'pro-vaccine advocacy'.

Be aware that the 'leaked New Zealand data' is problematic; even the story accompanying it is less than entirely believable.

I spent an entire day analysing it.

I downloaded it as a CSV file, uploaded it to my MySQL database server, and analysed it. As I will show...
  • The 'whistleblower data' is missing huge chunks of information that should logically be present
  • Liz Gunn of NZ is misinterpreting it by trying to pass normal nursing home deaths as evidence of "super deadly batches" and "mass vaccine casualties"
  • The data has problems that are incompatible with the story of its origin. It cannot be a full snapshot from a working payment database. Therefore, the story of its origin is suspect
  • The actual vaccine casualties may reside in the missing pieces of data that the 'database' does not provide

Comment: The NZ government is sure acting twitchy about it all, eh? One wonders if there's panic over what kind of info would shake out of a complete database?


Best of the Web: Admin who oversaw New Zealand's CoVaxx datasbase ARRESTED for leaking official numbers on high-mortality Covid 'vaccine' batches

A former employee of New Zealand's public health agency is on trial for leaking information on coronavirus vaccinations.

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© NewshubBarry Young hauled before a judge, December 3rd
A statistician has been arrested in New Zealand for allegedly leaking health data connected to the rollout of the coronavirus vaccination. Barry Young, a former employee of New Zealand's government health agency Te Whatu Ora, is accused of "unauthorised disclosure and misuse of data."

The 56-year-old is alleged to have uploaded the leaked information online claiming to have uncovered ties between specific coronavirus vaccine batches and high mortality rates. His claims have been debunked by data experts who say Mr Young did not properly adjust the data set to account for age.

New Zealand's Health Minister Shane Ret has branded the allegations "extremely concerning". He continued: "There are many conspiracy theorists out there who unfortunately disseminate harmful disinformation, however as a Minister and as a physician, the public can and should continue to have confidence in vaccines. I am reassured by experts confirming that there is no evidence supporting the allegations that have been made."

Comment: If there's nothing to hide, why has your former employee been arrested?

Comment: The latest is that Mr Young has been granted bail.

Here's a video of him explaining what he began noticing when he set up NZ's Covid vaccine 'pay-per-dose' system:


Singapore reports 10% spike in new HIV infections

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© AFPA file photo of blood being drawn during an HIV test.
Singapore saw 10 per cent more newly diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases among residents in the first 10 months of 2023 than it did during the same period last year, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday (Dec 1).

A total of 188 cases were reported between January and October, MOH said in an update on the HIV and AIDS situation in the country.

This comes after three consecutive years of declining cases, with last year's number - 202 cases - being the lowest since 1998. There were 250 new HIV infections in 2021, 261 in 2020, and 323 in 2019.

Comment: So people abstained during, and just following lockdowns, thus resulting in lower rates of infection?

Comment: Meanwhile rates of syphilis and gonorrhea are reported to be spiking in other developed nations; could these spikes be a consequence of people becoming more promiscuous and lax following lockdowns, and/or could there be an added effect of the immuno-compromising experimental covid injections?


UK health boss says no proof face masks ever worked against Covid

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© Times UKProfessor Dame Jenny Harries (pictured), who now heads up the UK Health Security Agency, said that the evidence that face coverings reduce the spread of viruses is 'uncertain' because it is difficult to separate their effect from other Covid curbs
They may have even had OPPOSITE effect on spread through 'false sense of security'

There is no solid proof masks ever slowed the spread of Covid, England's former deputy chief medical officer said today.

Professor Dame Jenny Harries, who now heads up the UK Health Security Agency, said the evidence that coverings reduced transmission is 'uncertain' because it is difficult to separate their effect from other Covid curbs. She also told the UK's Covid inquiry that government advice on how to make a mask using two pieces of cloth was 'ineffective'.

Studies showed at least three were needed for even a small effect on the spread of viruses, Dame Jenny said.

Meanwhile, she warned advice for the public to wear masks during the pandemic may even have given people a 'false sense of security' that they could reduce their risk of becoming infected if they wore one while mixing with others.

Comment: We all knew it was a bad idea, but here's some reminders of why:


Netherlands reports similar 'alarming surge in pneumonia', predates China outbreak

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The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL) said, by the week ending November 16, 103 per 100,000 children aged five to 14 had been diagnosed with pneumonia (shown in blue dotted line). At the peak last year, there were just 58 cases per 100,000
An alarming spike in pneumonia cases among children has been detected in the Netherlands, mirroring a similar surge in China.

Dutch health experts say a striking number have been sickened since rates began soaring in August, with most cases among those aged five to 14.

Surveillance data shows rates of the illness, which can prove life-threatening, are already nearly twice as high as the peak recorded last year.

Comment: With vast numbers of people suffering from naive, and compromised, immune systems; with the cost of living crisis pushing even the most basic of health foods out of reach for increasing numbers of people; in addition to what looks like an unsually cold winter up ahead, and amidst soaring energy costs due to a self-inflicted energy crisis, the situation is surely ripe for outbreaks of illness and disease:


Best of the Web: Are COVID Jab Deaths Being Covered Up?

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© Children’s Health Defense
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency "is actively engaged in safety surveillance" of the COVID shots. They also claim that medical doctors and epidemiologists at the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "continuously screen and analyze" reports filed with the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) "to identify potential signals that would indicate the need for further study."1 Facts suggest otherwise.

Even officials at the FDA itself have stated that VAERS is not operating as intended, and that safety signals are not being addressed. Among them are Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, and Narayan Nair, the FDA division director who oversees VAERS.

Both spoke to investigative reporter Jennifer Block, whose article on the failures of VAERS was published in The BMJ in November 2023.2