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A coming COVID catastrophe - Dire warning from a vaccine developer

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World renown vaccine specialist, Geert Vanden Bossche, gave a groundbreaking interview this week risking his reputation and his career by bravely speaking out against administration of #Covid19 vaccines. In what may be one of the most important stories ever covered by The Highwire, the vaccine developer shared his extreme concerns about these vaccines in particular and why we may be on track to creating a global immunity catastrophe.


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Proper caution: Ireland suspends AstraZeneca Covid vaccine over blood clot concerns

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A dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Ireland's deputy chief medical officer stressed that there was no proof it had caused blood clots.
Deployment of Oxford vaccine temporarily deferred after latest reports from Norway

Ireland is suspending use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as a precautionary measure following further reports of blood clots in people who have received it, this time from Norway.

The deputy chief medical officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, said Ireland's advisory body on vaccines had recommended that deployment of the AstraZeneca jab should be "temporarily deferred" with immediate effect. He stressed, though, that there was no proof that the vaccine had caused blood clots.

The pause in Ireland's use of the AstraZeneca vaccine came as the head of the UK's Office for National Statistics, Prof Sir Ian Diamond, said he had "no doubt" there would be a further wave of coronavirus infections in the autumn.

Comment: The AstraZeneca jab seems to be particularly problematic: But they aren't the only one:


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Sex differences in immune responses to viral infection

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Stronger interferon production, greater T cell activation, and increased susceptibility to autoimmunity are just some of the ways that females seem to differ from males.
Among the many health disparities characterizing the COVID-19 pandemic, one that's received particular attention is the difference in outcomes between men and women. As early as February last year, researchers observed that, although men and women were contracting COVID-19 at similar rates, men seemed far more likely to die from the disease.

Evidence of the gap has continued to emerge as COVID-19 datasets have expanded. For instance, data aggregated by The Sex, Gender and COVID-19 Project indicate that, although statistics vary substantially among countries around the world, men with the disease are around 20 percent more likely to be hospitalized than women. Once hospitalized, men are more likely to require intensive care, and once there, they're more likely to die.

Comment: Evidently if the sciences continue to allow post-modern thought (such as 'gender-fluidity') to warp their field of study the opportunity for discoveries will be stunted and, ultimately, the consequences will be deadly: Also check out SOTT radio's: The Truth Perspective: How Postmodernism Usurped the Western Mind


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Severe allergy added to AstraZeneca Covid shot side effects: EU regulator

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The World Health Organization said Friday there was no reason to stop using AstraZeneca's vaccine.
Severe allergies should be added to the possible side effects of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine after likely links were found to a number of cases in Britain, the EU's drug regulator said on Friday.

The development comes a day after the European Medicines Agency said it was investigating a separate issue of blood clots that prompted Denmark to suspend use of the jab, but said it remained safe to use.

The Amsterdam-based EMA said it had "recommended an update to the product information to include anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity (allergic reactions) as side effects".

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Study: Has South Africa reached herd immunity?

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A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) stands next to a patient at the temporary wards dedicated to the treatment of possible COVID-19 coronavirus patients at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, 19 January 2021.
Last month a pre-print was published that showed COVID-19 antibodies in South Africa had reached remarkably high levels. It was ignored by most of the media, but given the concern over the South Africa variant being "more transmissible" and "evading vaccine immunity" it shouldn't have been as it gives an indication of what we might expect from the variant.

Extrapolating from antibody testing on blood donors, the researchers found antibody levels of 63% in Eastern Cape province (EC), 46% in Free State (FS), 52% in KwaZulu Natal (ZN) and 32% in Northern Cape (NC). These figures were between 15 and 22 times higher than the percentage of the population that had tested positive for the virus to date.

Comment: Looks like South African study has inadvertently proven again the immune system of healthy individuals was perfectly capable of handling the latest of the ever-mutating family of coronaviruses. And that social interaction is what made the attenuation of its lethality possible.


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Electricity could help speed wound healing, new study shows

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Electrical impulses could speed wound healing by triggering better permeability in blood vessels, a new study shows.
Electric stimulation may be able to help blood vessels carry white blood cells and oxygen to wounds, speeding healing, a new study suggests.

The study, published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Lab on a Chip, found that steady electrical stimulation generates increased permeability across blood vessels, providing new insight into the ways new blood vessels might grow.

The electrical stimulation provided a constant voltage with an accompanying electric current in the presence of fluid flow. The findings indicate that stimulation increases permeability of the blood vessel — an important characteristic that can help wound-healing substances in the blood reach injuries more efficiently.

Comment: The idea that electromagnetic energy permeates and affects all aspects life, from space to the human body to plantlife, has been a point of speculation and experimentation for centuries, and in recent years there's been a resurgence in this area of research: And check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?


Attention

Doctors & scientists write to European Medicines Agency warning of covid-19 vaccine dangers

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A group of scientists and doctors has today issued an open letter calling on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to answer urgent safety questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines, or withdraw the vaccines' authorisation.

The letter describes serious potential consequences of COVID-19 vaccine technology, warning of possible autoimmune reactions, blood clotting abnormalities, stroke and internal bleeding, "including in the brain, spinal cord and heart".

The authors request evidence that each medical danger outlined "was excluded in pre-clinical animal models with all three vaccines prior to their approval for use in humans by the EMA."

"Should all such evidence not be available", the authors write, "we demand that approval for use of the gene-based vaccines be withdrawn until all the above issues have been properly addressed by the exercise of due diligence by the EMA."

The letter is addressed to Emer Cooke, Executive Director of the EMA, and was sent on Monday 1 March 2021. The letter was copied to the President of the Council of Europe and the President of the European Commission.

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Will toxic agrochemicals make mankind extinct in a few years?

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It's no secret that Bill Gates and the advocates of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 are also devout promoters of human eugenics, the "thinning of the Human Herd" as Britain's misanthropic Prince Philip once put it. Some such as Joachim Schnellnhuber, climate adviser to the Pope, openly welcome a human population below one billion as "sustainable." Now serious research is emerging that one of the most effective reducers of the human population is being spread by so-called "modern scientific agriculture" through the select use of toxic agrochemicals, pesticides deemed safe which are anything but safe.

According to a new book by Dr Shanna Shaw, Count Down, the male sperm count in Western industrial countries, including the EU and USA, is falling at a dramatic rate. Shaw estimates that over the past four decades the average sperm count has dropped by 50% or more. In other words a young male today seeking to have a family has only half the sperm count his grandfather did, half the chance to conceive. Shaw estimates that unless toxic chemical exposures in agriculture and the environment are dramatically altered, we may not have the ability to reproduce naturally much longer, and that by 2050 most human beings in the industrial countries, including China, will need technological assistance to procreate.

Comment: Glyphosate and other Big Agra chemicals have proven to become a slow-motion nightmare in their ability to create a wide range of serious health concerns:


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Unhealthy weight gains, increased drinking reported by Americans coping with pandemic stress

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Parents' Mental, Physical Health Impacted Since Start of Pandemic
As growing vaccine demand signals a potential turning point in the global COVID-19 pandemic, the nation's health crisis is far from over. One year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, many adults report undesired changes to their weight, increased drinking and other negative behavior changes that may be related to an inability to cope with prolonged stress, according to the American Psychological Association's latest Stress in America™ poll.

APA's survey of U.S. adults, conducted in late February 2021 by The Harris Poll, shows that a majority of adults (61%) experienced undesired weight changes - weight gain or loss -- since the pandemic started, with 42% reporting they gained more weight than they intended. Of those, they gained an average of 29 pounds (the median amount gained was 15 pounds) and 10% said they gained more than 50 pounds, the poll found. Such changes come with significant health risks, including higher vulnerability to serious illness from the coronavirus. For the 18% of Americans who said they lost more weight than they wanted to, the average amount of weight lost was 26 pounds (the median amount lost was 12 pounds). Adults also reported unwanted changes in sleep and increased alcohol consumption. Two in 3 (67%) said they have been sleeping more or less than desired since the pandemic started. Nearly 1 in 4 adults (23%) reported drinking more alcohol to cope with their stress.

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Placenta is a dumping ground for genetic defects

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In the first study of the genomic architecture of the human placenta, scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and their collaborators have confirmed that the normal structure of the placenta is different to any other human organ and resembles that of a tumor, harboring many of the same genetic mutations found in childhood cancers.

The study, published today in Nature, found evidence to support the theory of the placenta as a 'dumping ground' for genetic defects, whereas the fetus corrects or avoids these errors. The findings provide a clear rationale for studying the association between genetic aberrations and birth outcomes, in order to better understand problems such as premature birth and stillbirth.

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