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750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys

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A plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida Keys in 2021 received final approval from local authorities.
A plan to release over 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida Keys in 2021 and 2022 received final approval from local authorities, against the objection of many local residents and a coalition of environmental advocacy groups. The proposal had already won state and federal approval.

"With all the urgent crises facing our nation and the State of Florida — the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, climate change — the administration has used tax dollars and government resources for a Jurassic Park experiment," said Jaydee Hanson, policy director for the International Center for Technology Assessment and Center for Food Safety, in a statement released Wednesday.

"Now the Monroe County Mosquito Control District has given the final permission needed. What could possibly go wrong? We don't know, because EPA unlawfully refused to seriously analyze environmental risks, now without further review of the risks, the experiment can proceed," she added.

Comment: The hubris is truly astounding. After all the short-sighted genetic modification experiments of the past, that these biotech companies, and the politicians they manage to convince, would be so eager to repeat past mistakes is just dumbfounding. They are messing with things they have no understanding of.

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Hearts

Some bacteria sacrifice themselves to protect their brethren from antibiotics

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Bacteria in the lab.
Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered how some cells within a bacterial swarm will sacrifice themselves so that other cells in the swarm have a better chance of surviving onslaught by antibiotics, in a discovery important for efforts to address antibiotic resistance.

As bacterial cells within a cluster or swarm die, they release chemical death cries, which scientists call necrosignaling. These signals act like a kind of early warning system, allowing the surviving bacterial cells to prepare a type of resistance to antibiotics. The process of necrosignaling is outlined in a new paper out today in Nature Communications.

Bacterial swarms occur when certain types of bacteria, like E. coli, band together by the billions and use their whip-like flagella to move as one over a solid surface. Scientists have previously observed that these swarms are more resistant to antibiotics and knew that dead bacteria provide nutrients to surviving bacteria in the swarm. However, this is the first time an active signal has been uncovered.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: The Truth Perspective: Are Cells the Intelligent Designers? Why Creationists and Darwinists Are Both Wrong


Dollar Gold

Big Pharma's covid-19 profiteers

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On June 29th, 2020, while America remained transfixed by anti-police protests, the chairman and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Gilead issued a much-anticipated announcement. In a breezy open letter, Daniel O'Day explained how much his company planned on charging for a course of remdesivir, one of many possible treatments for Covid-19. "In the weeks since we learned of remdesivir's potential against Covid-19, one topic has attracted more speculation than any other: what price we might set for the medicine," O'Day wrote, before plunging into a masterpiece of corporate doublespeak.

The CEO noted a study by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, showing that Covid-19 patients taking remdesivir recovered after 11 days, compared with 15 days for placebo takers. In the U.S., he wrote, "earlier hospital discharge would result in hospital savings of approximately $12,000 per patient."

The hilarious implication seemed to be that by shortening hospital stays by four days on average, remdesivir was worth $48,000 a dose. That O'Day might come to such a conclusion was not outlandish. Gilead became infamous a few years ago for charging $84,000 per course of treatment for Sovaldi, a "groundbreaking" hepatitis-C drug. The company's policies for pricing have more than once prompted congressional hearings, as in the case of Truvada, a drug to combat HIV transmission that was developed in part with the aid of government grants and that earned Gilead more than $30 billion in revenue. Would they try something similar at a time of unprecedented medical terror with one of the few available Covid-19 treatments?

Flashlight

Lies exposed: Center for Science in the Public Interest's (CSPI) organized attack against Mercola

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For the past two decades, my mission has been to help you take control of your health. Recent developments now threaten my ability to do that. July 21, 2020, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) issued a press release1 and testified in a Senate hearing on the topic of COVID-19 scams.

The press release contained lies, fabrications and a reckless disregard for truth in an attempt to put an end to me and this website.

Additionally, in an August 12, 2020, email, CSPI president Dr. Peter Lurie2 — a former FDA associate commissioner — claims I'm "profiting from the pandemic" through "anti-vaccine fearmongering" and reporting of science-based nutrition shown to impact your disease risk. According to Lurie:
"Mercola brazenly has claimed that many of his products are coronavirus treatments or cures, including vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, selenium, 'molecular hydrogen,' licorice, and other substances.
Besides profiting from the pandemic, Mercola has seemingly advised people to contract COVID-19 after taking supposedly 'immunity boosting' supplements (which of course he sells). Making matters worse, Mercola is a leading proponent of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories — and has been fearmongering against prospective COVID-19 vaccines even before such vaccines are available!"

Comment: We imagine that its articles like the following that has CSPI and its backers going into conniptions of late:

Dr Mercola Interviews Denis Rancourt: 'There is no Scientific Evidence That Facemasks Inhibit Viral Spread'


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Lasting immunity seen after mild COVID-19 infection

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"This calls for some optimism about herd immunity," an immunologist said
Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development co-director Dr. Peter Hotez discusses schools reopening across the country as cases of coronavirus surges in children

A series of new studies have revealed signs of strong and lasting immunity in people who developed a mild coronavirus infection, according to a report on Sunday.

The studies, which have yet to be peer-reviewed, uncovered that antibodies and immune cells capable of recognizing the virus were apparently present months after infections concluded. The findings could help to eliminate the previous concerns over whether the virus could trick the immune system into having a poor memory of prior infections.

Comment: The vast majority of cases are going to experience no symptoms or, at worse, mild symptoms, and following that herd immunity could be achieved; one specialist in Russia thinks that most cities in his country have already achieved this - and it's likely this could be the case elsewhere: No second-wave of coronavirus in Russia, head of Genomic Engineering Lab in Moscow explains why

See also: Common mutation of coronavirus more infectious but less harmful

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Objective:Health - Mass Hypnotic Entrancement and Torture in the Covid Lockdown‌

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The response to the Covid 'pandemic' is quite perplexing to many of us living through it. Anyone paying a reasonable amount of attention knows that the measures put in place on the population are clearly not done in order to mitigate or eliminate the threat of a dangerous virus. The virus isn't dangerous for the vast majority and the measures put in place wouldn't be effective even if it was. So what's really going on here?

On this episode of Objective:Health, we take a look at two perspectives: One put forward by journalist John Waters, where he outlines the similarity between the Covid reaction and how a hypnotist entrances his subjects; and one put forward by Amazing Polly that compares the current measures to a 1975 document from Amnesty International giving a definition and outline of the points used to define torture. Hypnosis or torture (or both), the nefarious agenda behind the plandemic is undeniable.

Join us for another Objective:Health speculation on what is really behind the Covid-1984 Psy Op.


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Syringe

You shouldn't believe anything the government says about vaccines and viruses

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In this article, I'm putting together several pieces I wrote in years past, to reveal scandals on a scale most people have never considered.

Why? Because the credibility of information you're getting now, from government agencies, about COVID, is connected to the credibility of information you've received from the same government agencies in years gone by.

If they lied to you then — in mind-boggling ways — there is no reason to think they're telling the truth now.

Buckle up.

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Common mutation of coronavirus more infectious but less harmful

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"This calls for some optimism about herd immunity," an immunologist said
An increasingly common mutation of the novel coronavirus found in Europe, North America and parts of Asia may be more infectious but appears less deadly, according to a prominent infectious diseases doctor.

Paul Tambyah, senior consultant at the National University of Singapore and president-elect of the International Society of Infectious Diseases, said evidence suggests the proliferation of the D614G mutation in some parts of the world has coincided with a drop in death rates, suggesting it is less lethal.

"Maybe that's a good thing to have a virus that is more infectious but less deadly," Tambyah told Reuters.

Tambyah said most viruses tend to become less virulent as they mutate.

Comment: As noted above: our immune systems will likely recognize the mutated coronavirus however the vaccine may not be effective against it. Moreover it has been shown that the vaccine experimentation in the US would be likely to cause more damage to a person than the virus itself.

Considering that the coronavirus is already harmless for the vast majority, why even bother with a vaccine - and especially the catastrophic lockdown policies - when there's already a more infectious and even more harmless strain of coronavirus already making its way through the population, and that would eventually confer herd immunity? Also check out SOTT radio's:


Health

Should you take fever lowering drugs when you're sick?

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Most of us probably take fever lowering drugs, like paracetamol (a.k.a. acetaminophen, tylenol, panadol, alvedon), aspirin, or ibuprofen (a.k.a. advil, motrin, ipren), when we get a high temperature. The technical term for these drugs is antipyretics. After half an hour or so, we start to feel better and maybe don't have to spend the whole day in bed. But it is well understood among researchers studying the immune system that the fever is in itself an important part of the body's defence against infection. Our immune system works better at a higher temperature, and many pathogens have trouble replicating at a higher temperature. So, does taking antipyretics increase the risk of a more severe infection, or even of dying? And does it delay recovery?

A systematic review was carried out in 2010 seeking to answer this question, at least in part. It collected randomized controlled trials looking at the effect on mortality of treating influenza with antipyretics. Unfortunately, the authors of the review weren't able to find any trials involving humans, but they did find seven trials using mice, and one that used chickens. The review didn't receive any outside funding (i.e. the researchers who put the review together did it on their own time). In total 1,116 animals were included, with 697 in the antipyretic group and 419 in the control group. The animals in the antipyretic group were variously treated with aspirin, paracetamol, or diclofenac (a drug that is similar to ibuprofen).

41,8% died in the group that received antipyretics, compared with 38,1% in the control group. This was a 3,7% absolute difference in mortality, and it was statistically significant. If you think the number of animals that died in both groups was surprisingly large, that is because the strain of influenza they were infected with had been modified to be as lethal as possible.

So what conclusion can we draw from this? If you have a pet mouse, don't give it an antipyretic if it gets sick!

Cow

Milk from cows fed on grass is greener than soya substitutes, say scientists

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Vast areas of rainforest are cleared to grow soya beans, used for soya milk.
Environmentally conscious consumers who switch from cow's milk to soya milk may be doing harm to the rainforest because it is cleared to grow soya beans.

Vast areas in South America, including in the Amazon, have been cleared to grow soya and demand for it continues to drive illegal deforestation.

Cows in Britain are fed partly on soya but a litre of soya milk requires 11 times as much of it as does a litre of cow's milk, according to a new study. Britain imports 1.1 million tonnes of soya a year to be used in animal feed and between 92,000 and 173,000 tonnes is fed to cows. Soya accounts for only a fraction of the protein consumed by most cows, however, because most comes from grass.

Comment: The detractors have everything so backward it's hardly worth debunking. But the articles below are a good start.

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