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First US cases of severe drug-resistant ringworm identified - CDC

Trichophyton mentagrophytes
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Artist's impression of Trichophyton mentagrophytes under the microscope.
Two severe cases of ringworm identified at a clinic in the US city of New York have reportedly failed to respond to a common antifungal treatment, according to a case study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It's unlikely the two cases are directly linked - with one patient developing the infection in the US in the summer of 2021 and the other in Bangladesh in the summer of 2022 - raising concerns over a potentially hidden outbreak of drug-resistant dermatitis.

Ringworm is caused by any one of several dozen species of fungus, and is not - as its name suggests - a worm. Also known as tinea or dermatophytosis, it threads its way through the skin or under the nails, irritating the tissues into producing red, itchy rashes.

Comment: People's immune systems are compromised more than ever thanks to lockdowns, the experimental coronavirus jabs, soaring food prices and rising shortages; in addition to the fact our planetary environment is clearly in flux, and so it's likely that people will be increasingly susceptible to 'inconvenient' infections such as these:


How long have you been consuming gene-therapied pork?

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For the last couple of years, I've recommended not eating pork due to its high linoleic acid (LA) content, but there's an even bigger reason to avoid it now. Since 2018, pork producers have been using customizable mRNA-based "vaccines" on their herds.

The very first RNA-based livestock vaccine, a swine influenza (H3N2) RNA shot licensed in 2012, was developed by Harrisvaccines. The company followed up with an avian influenza mRNA shot in 2015. Harrisvaccines was acquired by Merck Animal Health later that year.

CureVac developed an mRNA-based rabies shot for pigs in 2016

The swine vaccine platform Sequivity, introduced in 2018, was developed by Merck in partnership with Moderna. Sequivity can produce endlessly customized "vaccines," none of which undergo safety testing.

Americans have been eating pork treated with gene therapy for nearly five years already, and even more of our meat supply is about to get the same treatment: mRNA-lipid nanoparticle shots for avian influenza are in the works, as are mRNA shots for cows. Lobbyists for the Cattlemen's Association recently confirmed they intend to use mRNA "vaccines" in cattle, which might affect both dairy and beef.

Missouri House bill 1169 would require labeling of products that can alter your genes. It would also require companies to share information about the potential transmissibility of gene-altering interventions, and asserts that fully informed consent must be given for all vaccines, gene therapies and medical interventions.


'Astonishing' rise in Britons with an irregular heartbeat - these are the main warning signs

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The number of people in the UK diagnosed with a heart rhythm condition that puts them at increased risk of having a stroke has topped 1.5 million for the first time.

The British Heart Foundation said its analysis of NHS data on atrial fibrillation - which causes an irregular heartbeat - showed there had been an "astonishing" 50% rise in cases from a total of one million in 2013.

The latest figure means one in 45 people in the UK are now confirmed to have the condition - but the charity fears a further 270,000 people remain undiagnosed and unaware.

Comment: The elephant in the room, of course unmentioned in the above article, is what role Covid vaccines play in this current sharp rise in atrial fibrillation. Whenever a sharp increase in a condition is noticed, the authorities try to say it's because of changes in diagnostic procedures (see autism) as a means of trying to brush it under the rug. Until the mainstream medical establishment can be honest about the negative side-effects of Covid vaccines, these conditions will remain a "mystery" to all but those with their eyes open.

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Don't let them rewrite history: Ventilators KILLED people...and it was no accident

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A new study from Northwestern University has concluded that the majority of "Covid19" patients put on ventilators were actually killed by bacterial pneumonia, not the alleged virus.

You can read that paper here.

This should not comes as a shock to any regular OffG reader - or indeed anyone who tried to keep themselves informed during the "pandemic". Mechanical ventilation is not a treatment for respiratory infection, and quite often makes the situation worse.

Deliberate, institutional misuse of mechanical ventilation probably killed huge numbers of patients during the so-called "first wave". We cover this in great detail in our "40 Facts" covid cribsheet.

Predictably enough, though, mainstream talking heads are not ready to admit this, and the Northwestern paper has produced a wave of somewhat fevered revisionism among the dwindling covidiot class.

See, for example, this tweet from "Dr Craig Spencer":


WHO warns of 'unusual' surge in severe myocarditis in babies

Stock photo of the feet of a new-born.
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UK authorities are investigating an "unusual" surge in severe myocarditis which has hit 15 babies in Wales and England and has killed at least one, the World Health Organisation has announced.

On Tuesday, the WHO issued an alert that there had been a rise in "severe myocarditis" in newborns and infants between June 2022 and March 2023 in Wales and England.

It said that this was associated with the enterovirus infection, which rarely affects the heart.


UN says confidence in childhood vaccines down 44 percent worldwide

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A new report conducted by the Vaccine Confidence Project published by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) concluded that confidence in childhood vaccines has dropped by 44 percent in 52 countries in recent years. The report surveyed 55 countries and all but three countries — China, India and Mexico — showed a steep decline in vaccine confidence since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Korea and Papua New Guinea saw a 44 percent decline and Ghana, Senegal and Japan saw more than a one-third decrease in belief in the importance of childhood vaccines following the pandemic. In the United States there was a decline of 13.6 percent in the belief that vaccines are important for children.1 2 3

The report said that an estimated 67 million children did not receive vaccinations who otherwise would have before the pandemic was declared, with an estimated 48 million children not receiving any routine childhood vaccinations at all. Overall, vaccination levels fell in 112 countries during the COVID pandemic.4

Comment: After seeing the utter catastrophe that was the Covid vaccine debacle, is it any wonder people are starting to question all vaccines? When you've seen how shady Big Pharma and the government are, you can't unsee it.

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How low can you go? Forgotten benefits of deep squats

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Exercise is a powerful health-building tool that greatly influences the development of chronic disease and your ability to live independently as you age. Squatting, when it's incorporated into a strength training regimen, is one of the best functional exercises. It requires no equipment, is relatively simple to perform and can be done just about anywhere.

Although they're often regarded as leg exercises, squats benefit your entire body, including your core. But what about when you incorporate squatting into your everyday routine?

In many developing nations, children and adults use the squatting position to rest or to work. Paradoxically, in Western nations, people equate sitting with resting. But, while squatting takes your hips and knees through a full range of motion, sitting for long periods can cause your hip flexors to shorten and become tight. This often leads to lower back pain and problems with posture.


'Pandemic stress' has reshaped the placenta of expectant moms - study

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© Scientific Reports (2023). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-33343-4
Scientific Reports (2023). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-33343-4"> Scientific Reports (2023). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-33343-4"> Image segmentation of a representative placenta. (a) T2-weighted placenta image; (b) Manual segmentation of the placenta.
Elevated maternal stress during the COVID-19 pandemic changed the structure, texture and other qualities of the placenta in pregnant mothers — a critical connection between mothers and their unborn babies — according to new research from the Developing Brain Institute at Children's National Hospital.

Published in Scientific Reports, the findings spotlight the underappreciated link between the mental health of pregnant mothers and the health of the placenta — a critical organ that develops during pregnancy to nourish and protect babies. The long-term neurodevelopmental impact on their children is under investigation.

"During the pandemic, mothers were exposed to a litany of negative stressors including social distancing, fear of dying, financial insecurity and more," said Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., chief and director of the Developing Brain Institute, which led the research.

Comment: Many were also unable to receive health and social care assistance because institutions had diverted all their resources to deal with a relatively harmless virus.

"We now know that this vital organ was changed for many mothers, and it's essential that we continue to investigate the impact this may have had on children who were born during this global public health crisis."

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UK charity sounds alarm on soaring blood clot deaths, calls on NHS to publish data it stopped collecting during lockdowns

UK NHS hospital
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Concerns have been raised over a lack of data on blood clot risk assessments since the start of the pandemic
A charity has warned that deaths are higher than expected as it called for more transparency over the work hospitals are doing to reduce risk.

Vital information gathered about a serious condition is still not being published three years after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a charity has said.

Thrombosis UK has warned that deaths involving blood clots are higher than expected as it called for more transparency over the work hospitals are doing to reduce the risk for patients.

Before the pandemic hit, hospitals were regularly publishing data on the number of patients who had been risk assessed for blood clots.

Comment: Despite this being just one aspect of healthcare that the NHS sidelined to prioritise Covid, this area is particularly notable because it's well documented by this point that one of the harmful, and even deadly, side effects of the experimental covid injections is causing blood clots: Deaf, dumb and blind? 'Brits are dying in their tens of thousands - and we don't really have any idea why'

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Bear Grylls 'embarrassed' by his vegan advocacy and regrets cookbook

Bear Grylls
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Bear Grylls says he cannot stand to eat vegetables now
Bear Grylls has said he is "embarrassed" by his past support of veganism, and regrets writing a green cookbook in which he criticised meat eaters.

The adventurer, whose diet is now mostly composed of red meat and organs, has claimed he was wrong to think that eating a plant-based diet was good for the environment and his health.

"I was vegan quite a few years ago - in fact, I wrote a vegan cookbook - and I feel a bit embarrassed because I really promoted that," the 48-year-old said in an interview with PA.

"I thought that was good for the environment and I thought it was good for my health. And through time and experience and knowledge and study, I realised I was wrong on both counts."

The television star published a cookbook in 2015 called Fuel for Life, which promoted achieving "maximum health with amazing dairy, wheat and sugar-free recipes".

Comment: Indeed a game-changer, as meat is crucial for human health