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Anxiety & depression in children are on the rise. What can we do to help them?

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Children wearing face masks on the seashore in Fregene, near Rome, Italy.
Lockdowns have severely damaged children's mental health, studies across the globe show. Amid the risk of new restrictions due to the Delta variant, RT asked experts what can be done to prevent aggravating their suffering.

With the Covid Delta variant spreading across the globe, the concept of 'pandemic fatigue' is back in the headlines. One by one, countries are bringing back restrictions that everybody hoped were lifted forever. According to the World Health Organization, pandemic fatigue is "an expected and natural response to a prolonged public health crisis" not just related to the virus itself, but to the "invasive measures with unprecedented impacts on the daily lives of everyone." In this context, reimposed restrictive measures would not be "unprecedented," but would this make them less harmful? Only if we draw conclusions from our recent experience, psychologists suggest, and prepare ourselves and our loved ones for the difficulties to come.

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CDC panel shows support for regular COVID booster shots, despite vaccine injury & deaths close to 500 THOUSAND

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VAERS data released today by the CDC showed a total of 491,218 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 11,405 deaths and 48,385 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and July 16, 2021.

Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) included a total of almost 500,000 reports of injuries and deaths, across all age groups, following COVID vaccines — an increase of 27,761 compared with the previous week.

Comment: Not only does the "vaccine" NOT protect against catching COVID-19 (and ironically appears to increase risk of developing infection), it has conclusively been shown to produce serious adverse effects in vast numbers of people.

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US could become 'Digital Dictatorship' with new Biden proposal

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A "new" proposal by the Biden administration to create a health-focused federal agency modeled after DARPA is not what it appears to be. Promoted as a way to "end cancer," this resuscitated "health DARPA" conceals a dangerous agenda.

[April 28, 2020], President Biden was widely praised in mainstream and health-care-focused media for his call to create a "new biomedical research agency" modeled after the U.S. military's "high-risk, high-reward" Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. As touted by the president, the agency would seek to develop "innovative" and "breakthrough" treatments for cancer, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, with a call to "end cancer as we know it."

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The flimsy evidence behind the CDC's push to vaccinate children

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Henry Cantlin,12, gets a Covid-19 vaccine in Philadelphia, May 14.
A tremendous number of government and private policies affecting kids are based on one number: 335. That is how many children under 18 have died with a Covid diagnosis code in their record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet the CDC, which has 21,000 employees, hasn't researched each death to find out whether Covid caused it or if it involved a pre-existing medical condition.

Without these data, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices decided in May that the benefits of two-dose vaccination outweigh the risks for all kids 12 to 15. I've written hundreds of peer-reviewed medical studies, and I can think of no journal editor who would accept the claim that 335 deaths resulted from a virus without data to indicate if the virus was incidental or causal, and without an analysis of relevant risk factors such as obesity.

My research team at Johns Hopkins worked with the nonprofit FAIR Health to analyze approximately 48,000 children under 18 diagnosed with Covid in health-insurance data from April to August 2020. Our report found a mortality rate of zero among children without a pre-existing medical condition such as leukemia. If that trend holds, it has significant implications for healthy kids and whether they need two vaccine doses. The National Education Association has been debating whether to urge schools to require vaccination before returning to school in person. How can they or anyone debate the issue without the right data?

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Pill version of Covid-19 vaccine to start clinical trial in Israel

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A capsule version of the Covid-19 vaccine could be a "game changer" in countries with a low immunization rate, its developer has said.

Jerusalem-based Oramed Pharmaceuticals has received approval from the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center to start a clinical trial on 24 unvaccinated volunteers for a single-dose capsule version of a vaccine that is being developed by Indian firm Premas Biotech.

Comment: It is clear that the PTB will go to any length to insert the dangerous and experimental "vaccines" into people's bodies. Since their vaccination campaign is not going as they expected, they are developing oral administration of the vaccine instead.

Will adults, and in particular children, be more willing to swallow a pill than take an injection? Or could this be used for nefarious purposes in the future?

They did a similar thing with the polio vaccine in 2019, fast-tracking an oral vaccine due to vaccine-induced outbreaks. After oral administration of the vaccine, the polio vaccine version of the virus was spreading uncontrollably through Africa. It would not be surprising if the same thing happened with the Covid virus.

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Birth defects, paralysis, stroke & blindness - UK Gov. release 24th report on adverse reactions to the Covid-19 Vaccines

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The UK Government / MHRA have released the 24th update on adverse reactions to the Covid-19 vaccines which have been reported to the Yellow Card scheme, and this week we delved deeper into the report than ever before and discovered an extremely concerning set of reactions which have been overlooked - birth defects.

The Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) gave emergency approval to the Pfizer / BioNTech mRNA jab on the 8th December 2021. Since this date, the MHRA Yellow Card scheme has been open to the public, doctors, and nurses; allowing them to report any adverse reactions that may have occurred due to any of the Covid-19 vaccines.

The first report released by the UK Government / MHRA in early February covered adverse reactions which had been reported up to the 24th January 2021. This report included reactions such as blindness, stroke, miscarriage, sudden death, and many other fatalities.

Comment: As the truth about the harms caused by Covid-19 shots continues to trickle out, one wonders how long the public will be able to be kept in the dark. The truth is out there for all to see, with even a little digging, yet it seems most of the public remains uninterested.

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Pfizer vaccine efficacy drops to 39% in preventing infection - Israel's Health Ministry

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The report adds the efficacy of the vaccine in preventing serious illness has also dropped and now stands at 91%. The efficacy in preventing hospitalizations among vaccinated now stands at 88%. Preparing to administer the COVID vaccine in Tel Aviv
The Health Ministry reported Thursday the efficacy of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine in preventing infection has dropped to 39% but the effectiveness in preventing severe illness still remains relatively high.

Comment: Even without the vaccine, the majority of people will not develop severe illness from the coronavirus.

These figures were published three weeks after Ynet first revealed the decline in the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine against the Delta variant.

Comment: There are few if any deaths of children due to coronavirus around the world, even those with comorbidities were at next to no risk, so there is no reason to inject children with experimental substances; moreover, they're more likely to die because vaccine side effects than the coronavirus Dr. Yeadon warns: Children 50 TIMES more likely to die from covid vaccine than from virus


'Unnecessary, misleading, catastrophic': Senior European physicians co-author expert statement on COVID vaccine for children

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Eminent European physicians and scientists this month co-authored an expert statement regarding Comirnaty-COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for children, outlining their expert opinions that "vaccination of adolescents for COVID-19 is unnecessary, claims demonstrating efficacy are misleading, and the safety profiles are catastrophic."

Comment: It is tragic to witness parents willingly hand over their children to Big Pharma for experimental gene therapy shots, which pose a much greater risk to health than COVID-19 ever did, considering children have an almost 100% survival rate.


Vaccine safety update

This is the ninth of the regular round-ups of Covid vaccine safety reports and news compiled by a group of medical doctors who are monitoring developments but prefer to remain anonymous in the current climate (find the eighth one here). By no means is this part of an effort to generate alarm about the vaccines or dissuade anyone from getting inoculated. It should be read in conjunction with the Daily Sceptic's other posts on vaccines, which include both encouraging and not so encouraging developments.

At the Daily Sceptic we report all the news about the vaccines whether positive or negative and give no one advice about whether they should or should not take them. Unlike with lockdowns, we are neither pro-vaccine nor anti-vaccine; we see our job as reporting the facts, not advocating for or against a particular policy. The vaccine technology is novel and the vaccines have not yet fully completed their trials, which is why they're in use under temporary and not full market authorisation.

This has been done on account of the emergency situation and the trial data was largely encouraging on both efficacy and safety. For a summary of that data, see this preamble to the Government's page on the Yellow Card reporting system. (Dr Tess Lawrie recently wrote an open letter to Dr June Raine, head of the MHRA, arguing that: "The MHRA now has more than enough evidence on the Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans," a claim that has been "fact checked" here.) We publish information and opinion to inform public debate and help readers reach their own conclusions about what is best for them, based on the available data.


Doesn't add up to Hysteria: COVID-19 mortality rate among children is even lower than previously thought

We've known since the early weeks of the pandemic that age is the single best predictor of COVID-19 mortality, and that the risk of death for young people is vanishingly small.

A letter in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that zero Swedish children aged 1-16 died of COVID-19 up to the end of June 2020. And only 15 were admitted to the ICU, of whom four had a serious underlying health condition.

Of course, England is a much larger country than Sweden, and it's been a whole other year since those Swedish data were collected. So how many English children have died of COVID-19?

In an unpublished study, Clare Smith and colleagues sought to identify the number of COVID-19 deaths among people aged under 18 between March 2020 and February 2021. They examined data from the National Child Mortality Database, which was linked to testing data from Public Health England and comorbidity data from national hospital admissions.

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