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South Sudan confirms outbreak of vaccine-derived polio

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Child receiving polio vaccine
Health officials in South Sudan on Thursday confirmed a new outbreak of polio, just months after declaring the wild version of the deadly virus eradicated in Africa's youngest country.

The health ministry said 15 cases of vaccine-derived polio - a form of the illness which occurs in rare incidents when the weakened virus in the vaccine mutates - had been identified in the country's northwest.

"Yes, there is an outbreak of vaccine-derived polio, and the Ministry of Health and its partners are working on it, and I think it is under control," the ministry's director general for preventative health services, Dr John Pasquale Romunu, told reporters. "It has affected quite a number of counties and states."

On August 25, South Sudan was among four African nations to receive confirmation that wild poliovirus had been eradicated within their borders - allowing the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the entire continent free of the crippling disease. It was just the second time a deadly virus had been declared eradicated in Africa since smallpox 40 years earlier.

But the fanfare was short lived. Just two days later the UN confirmed that more than a dozen cases of vaccine-derived polio had sprung up in nine states across Sudan.

Comment: Polio from vaccines is not all that rare:

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Heart

'COVID social distancing and isolation': Youth suicides shoot up nearly 90% in Wisconsin's second largest county

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Suicides have increased by nearly 90% among youths in Wisconsin's second-largest county when compared to last year.

"When people are lonely, it's really hard to cope," Director of Emergency Services at Journey Mental Health Center, Hannah Flanagan, said. "The specificity about COVID social distancing and isolation that we've come across as contributing factors to the suicides are really new to us this year."

There have been 15 suicides among people under the age of 24 in Dane County as of mid-September. The county saw eight suicides among that age group in all of 2019, with the five-year average of suicides sitting at 10.

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Arrow Up

Scientists worry as more Americans say they'll refuse COVID-19 vaccine

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Tara Granger, 36, has worked as a nurse for two decades in Suffolk County, NY, and she and her two children have been vaccinated every year.

"Drugs are my life," she says. "It's what I learned in school."

But she's been questioning the promised upcoming vaccine for COVID-19, in large part because of what she's witnessed firsthand about the financial incentives for vaccines.

"It scares me that I got so many free lunches and free dinners because I pushed the flu vaccine," Granger says. "What am I going to get when I push a COVID vaccine?"

Granger got sick from the coronavirus earlier this summer and said she did "the opposite of what people said to do. I took my supplements and vitamins, and didn't go to the hospital to be put on a ventilator and die. I was smart enough to say, 'My immune system can fight this, I just have to find the right way to do it.' "

Her job will require her to recommend the COVID vaccine when it's available, but Granger said she won't personally be getting it.

"The vaccine isn't something we need, even if it is safe," she says. "People want an easy solution and they think this is it. But it isn't."

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Ambulance

The healthcare system isn't interested in anything other than Covid... not even lung cancer

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A new report has shown how people with lung cancer may have been misdiagnosed as coronavirus sufferers, which is already contributing to avoidable deaths. The obsession with Covid-19 is beginning to take its toll.

The UK's deadliest cancer, which kills around 35,300 people annually, may be in for a record-breaking year. And it is all thanks to lockdowns. As we know all too well, when it comes to cancer, early intervention is everything. With lung cancer, a delay of just 40 days to a surgery can cause a 16 percent increase in mortality, and three months can be the difference between a treatment and a death sentence. Now, a report by the UK Lung Cancer Coalition has lifted the lid on a scandal bubbling in the NHS: the appalling toll that government coronavirus rules are taking on lung cancer patients.

Lung cancer referrals fell by 75 percent in spring. At least one third of patients with lung cancer have already died since the outbreak began. And according to Professor David Baldwin, a respiratory medicine consultant, this is likely an underestimate, as "Some deaths will not have been recognised as lung cancer and may have even been labelled as Covid-19." What this all boils down to, according to the report, is an additional 1,372 deaths due to lung cancer.

Cheeseburger

New human salivary glands discovered

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© M. Valstar et al., Radiotherapy & Oncology, doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2020.09.034, 2020.
ABOVE: A 3-D reconstruction from histological slides (inset on right) of the newly discovered tubarial gland (yellow; ducts in light blue). The torus tubarius cartilage is colored dark blue and muscle is pink.
The findings may have implications for radiotherapy, a cancer treatment that can cause damage to salivary glands and leave lasting complications.

Doctors don't regularly come across undiscovered bits of human anatomy, but a team of physicians recently reported a never-before-described set of salivary glands in patients' necks. The first hint of this new gland emerged while Wouter Vogel, a radiation oncologist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NCI), was probing for damage to salivary glands after radiotherapy for cancer in the head, neck, or brain — injuries that can lead to issues such as problems with digestion, speech, and an increase in oral infections. While going through these scans, he found something usual.

Vogel was using a new technique for detecting cells in the salivary glands — PSMA PET/CT, a form of combined positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) that uses a radioactive tracer that binds to a prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA). This method is typically used to detect prostate cancer, but in a prior study, Vogel and his colleagues had found that it also labels salivary gland cells, where PSMA is also expressed. Humans have three major salivary glands and approximately 1,000 minor ones. "This scan is extremely sensitive for the salivary glands," Vogel says. "So we can see more than ever before."

Comment: Contrary to the claim at the beginning of the article, this is actually just the latest new organ scientists have discovered in recent years: Also check out SOTT radio's: Objective:Health #25 - Fascia - The Body's "Fiber Optic" Crystalline Matrix


Attention

Covid-19 study on mask-wearing efficacy rejected by journals as no one is 'brave' enough to publish results - Danish researchers

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A large-scale study in Denmark that sought to determine if masks help stop the spread of Covid-19 has been rejected by several prestigious journals. The authors hinted that their findings were inconvenient to the status quo.

The Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the American Medical Association Journal all turned down the paper, Danish media reported on Thursday.

The study, which began in late April, involved 6,000 Danes, half of whom were asked to wear masks at all times in public places. The other half were selected as a control group and were instructed not to cover their faces. After a month, participants were tested for Covid-19 as well as for antibodies against the virus.

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Life Preserver

UK's lethal lockdown toll laid bare

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A devastating picture of the impact of the lockdown on the nation's health and wellbeing is today revealed in an exclusive analysis that brings together more than 130 studies.

The Daily Mail audit - based on research published by medical journals, leading academics and charities - shows that the damage inflicted by the lockdown extends into every sphere of health, including cancer, heart disease, addiction, the welfare of children, domestic violence and mental illness.

Experts say the analysis suggests that even after the pandemic ends, it will take years for the NHS to catch up with backlogs - and it will be too late for tens of thousands of patients.

Doctors and politicians called on the Government to ensure all health services are protected if the spread of Covid-19 continues. The audit of 132 documents shows:

Syringe

9 die after flu shots in South Korea weeks after vaccine program was suspended due to safety concerns

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Nine people have died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, raising concerns over the vaccine's safety just as the seasonal inoculation programme is expanded to head off potential COVID-19 complications.

Five new deaths were reported on Wednesday alone, but authorities had no plans to suspend the vaccination programme, unless investigations, including post mortems, revealed a link, which preliminary findings had not.

"We have reviewed whether it is appropriate to continue the vaccination or better to suspend and wait for the results," health official Kim Joong-gon told a briefing.

"We came to the conclusion that the deaths had no direct relations with the vaccination given the limited data we have now and without detailed post mortem reports."


Comment: And so, until they do get the reports together, it's possible that the data they will be reaping are the deaths of those receiving the ineffective flu vaccine.


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Attention

The Year of Disguises

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2020 is a year of disguises. Some examples include computer models/modelers disguised as "science/scientists," Tyrants/Dictators/Totalitarians disguised as "elected officials," propaganda machines disguised as "news sources," brainwashing disguised as "information," censorship disguised as "public health safeguard," panic and fear disguised as "social responsibility."

Even the virus itself has been disguised by humans as an "apocalypse." But, the last part is not the doing of the virus, but the doings of a select number of humans who are responsible for many of the other disguises as well. And if you look at the totality of events in 2020, it is clear that the average citizen has been treated generally less than human, certainly not as adults in any case.

I believe we are in as great a crisis as a species as we have ever been. The crisis is not from some seasonal virus (which is a health issue), but it is from ourselves and what we have devolved into as a species (social, cultural, ideological issues).

I have debated with myself on how to approach the following essay. Under normal circumstances, it would be easy. But, the topic has been so warped and sensationalized into political and social hyperbole, it is difficult to get a handle on it. I could go at it strictly from a scientific perspective, but that would tune many people out.

After about two weeks of my own internal debate and several versions, I have decided to treat the readers of this essay as Human Adults. I will try to not get too technical but rather use rational arguments to approach the issue of a viral infection from the perspective of the virus molecule outside of the host, i.e., the natural environment.

Comment: The expert's argument, backed up with solid science, proven facts, common sense AND personal experience - shows precisely why lockdowns and masks are detrimental to the healthy, needlessly multiplying the occurrences of illness and disease as risk factors increase exponentially. Check out his bio credentials. Informationally well done!


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Objective:Health - Are Face Masks Ineffective and Dangerous?

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At this point it seems that anyone who is capable of comprehending the fact that face masks are physically incapable of protecting one from SARS-CoV-2 infection has already done so. The experts, the agencies like the WHO, the mask manufacturers themselves - all have told us as much, (even if they later backtracked on it).

Yet here we are - mask mandates in full effect through most of the world with tyrannical consequences for those who don't comply. And not only are the masks ineffective, there is growing evidence that they are actually harmful. Humanity is currently in a state where our leaders are forcing us to do harm to ourselves and our families (hardly something new) or face unreasonable consequences.

Those who are capable of independent thought recognize the situation for what it is, while those of authoritarian bent, or those who simply can't face the cognitive dissonance involved in realizing our "leaders" would do anything against our best interests, continue to comply and screech at those who don't. It's a mess of huge proportions on multiple levels.

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we, yet again, delve into the topic of masks.


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