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McDonald's is seriously naming its plant-based burger 'McPlant'

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The only place you can get the McPlant.
And it's taking yet another crack at the chicken sandwich.

In a conference call today, McDonald's announced its own plant-based burger, which has been dubbed the "McPlant." The burger is created "by McDonald's and for McDonald's," International President Ian Borden said. The McPlant will be added to menus in 2021. Let's say the name again because it sounds like a joke: McPlant.

Over the past couple of years, basically every fast food chain has released a meatless burger. White Castle made a slider using Impossible Foods, Chipotle stuffs burritos with tofu-based Sofritas, and Burger King, Del Taco, KFC and Qdoba have all introduced plant-based meat. "In just one year, plant-based meat went from something very few Americans had heard of to something that 40 percent of us have tried," wrote Kelsey Piper for Vox. Rather than the bean-laden veggie burgers of yore, these meat substitutes aim to recreate the texture and taste of meat. And while they can be eaten by vegetarians and omnivores alike, they are more likely to be marketed to those who do eat meat but are concerned about both health and environmental sustainability.

Comment: The name of the sandwich is hardly the most pressing issue with this 'food'. On the other hand, when you're dealing with a restaurant that has become synonymous with 'fake food', what's one more fake product added to the menu?

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Biohazard

Third bird flu outbreak detected in England, cull begins - Holland culls 48,000

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FILE PHOTO: Birds are being culled and control zones have been put in place.
A third case of bird flu has been detected in England at a premises near Leominster in Herefordshire - after two other cases were discovered last week.

The latest case in broiler breeder chickens follows those found in Cheshire and Kent on 2 November.

Birds are being culled and control zones have been put in place, the government has confirmed.

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Ice Age Farmer Report: Green new meal - New McPlant & UK's meat tax - Corporations push fake food

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The "Green New Meal" agenda is in full swing, as McDonald's new "McPlant" and Purina's insect-based dog food signal that multinational companies are using social engineering to push Fake Food to the masses -- and world governments are complicit, with the UK mulling a "Meat Carbon Tax" just as predicted by Soros' Food Chain Reaction Game. All of this was seen in predictive programming for decades, but is arriving now. Christian breaks it down!


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Safety, effectiveness, transparency: What we still don't know about Pfizer vaccine

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Global markets surged and politicians and the public rejoiced online as Pfizer announced its Covid-19 vaccine was 90 percent effective, but not everyone is fully convinced, with a number of critical questions remaining unanswered.

On Monday, US drugmaker Pfizer and German partner BioNTech announced their "interim analysis" of a 43,538-person study of their two-dose vaccine regimen having proved 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-19.

Just 94 cases of the disease were observed in the large-scale trial, and early indications are that the fight against the coronavirus may be shifting in humanity's favor at last. Russia's Sputnik V vaccine had already boasted similar rates of effectiveness.

However, with all the market surges, breathless news coverage, and political messaging about the vaccine, a number of serious caveats, concerns, questions, and a distinct lack of detail remain.

We don't yet know if the Pfizer vaccine entirely prevents infection, or whether asymptomatic carriers might still be a cause for concern in the years ahead. The study was also rather limited in scope, testing only whether there were fewer cases of symptomatic Covid-19 among vaccine recipients than those given the placebo.

In other words, without this information, we have no way of knowing whether this vaccine would actually stop the pandemic or not, or merely change its complexion.

Comment: China claims its Sinovac vaccine, CoronaVac, is not related to adverse incident of trial participant in Brazil:
Serious incidents that prompt the suspension of trials include the death of a volunteer, potentially fatal side effects, life changing disability and hospitalization, among other significant developments.

The interruption of the study means that no new volunteer can be vaccinated until the regulator is satisfied that the vaccine was not responsible for the adverse effect experienced by the participant.
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Psychiatric study claims Covid-19 survivors at greater risk of developing mental illness

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Many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness, psychiatrists said on Monday, after a large study found 20% of those infected with the coronavirus are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days.

Anxiety, depression and insomnia were most common among recovered COVID-19 patients in the study who developed mental health problems. The researchers from Britain's Oxford University also found significantly higher risks of dementia, a brain impairment condition.

"People have been worried that COVID-19 survivors will be at greater risk of mental health problems, and our findings ... show this to be likely," said Paul Harrison, a professor of psychiatry at Oxford.

Doctors and scientists around the world urgently need to investigate the causes and identify new treatments for mental illness after COVID-19, Harrison said.

Comment: This study has the hallmarks of fear-mongering to entice a population already fed-up with lockdowns into cowering in their homes to avoid contracting the illness. Odd that no mention is made of the surge in mental illness in the population overall due to the lockdowns, from the corresponding losses of income as well as connections with family and friends. In addition, there is evidence that 'science' has been co-opted to favor results that are in keeping with official narratives, and rulers are adamant that the Covid hysteria continue until a vaccine is developed.


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Vaccine taskforce chief may benefit from £49m UK investment

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Kate Bingham speaking on television in September.
Kate Bingham could profit from a taxpayer-backed stake in her private equity firm.

Kate Bingham, chair of the government's vaccine taskforce, is facing questions over whether she will benefit from a $65m (£49m) UK taxpayer-backed investment into a fund run by her private equity firm.

Bingham, a venture capitalist married to Treasury minister Jesse Norman, has already come under fire over allegations she revealed sensitive information to a private investors' conference and insisted on hiring costly PR advisers.

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Objective:Health - Where Did the Flu Go? UPDATE: Banned From YouTube

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Scientists are apparently "baffled" by the seeming disappearance of the flu this year. An infection that has been with the human race for centuries (if not longer), has seen a 98% plummet this year. The Southern hemisphere, which is already past its peak flu season, essentially skipped the flu this year. So where did it go?

The mainstream media would have you believe that the flu has disappeared because of the tyrannical lockdown measures from the Covid crisis. They say that masks, social distancing and the eradication of the things that make us social beings has had the positive effect of getting rid of an annoying yearly infection.

But how likely is this? Viewers of our show now the multitude of reasons that the lockdown measures don't work for Covid, so why would they work for influenza?

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we explore the many more likely reasons the flu has "disappeared".

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Why you should always close the toilet lid: Images show how germ-infested water droplets are thrown far into the air when you flush

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Harpic, the chemical company, used high-speed specialist cameras to capture the firework display of aerosol particles caused by a toilet's sloshing water in a studio

Comment: Leaving aside for the moment how this information is in part being used to further scare the public about coronavirus, the following data is useful to remember - and act on - for any number of infectious or sickening particles spread by toilet water droplets.


A series of startling photos have captured what really happens when a toilet is flushed with the seat lid still up.

Harpic, the chemical company, used high-speed specialist cameras to capture the firework display of aerosol particles spewed into the air by a toilet's sloshing water.

The striking visuals add to a growing movement to encourage people to put the lid down before flushing. A July study found coronavirus particles can be sprayed in a cloud up to three foot high by a single flush.

survey of 2,000 Britons found 55 per cent of UK adults don't close the lid when flushing the toilet - despite almost three quarters (72 per cent) saying they are more hygiene aware than ever before.

Toilet bowl water remains contaminated for several flushes after becoming exposed to harmful pathogens.

Comment: 'Because Covid' was the reason behind the following study, but again - good to know in any case since 'the virus' ain't the only virus!
Toilets are a daily necessity but also become dangerous if used improperly, especially against the current scenario of a global pandemic. This paper has used the CFD approach to clarify how toilet flushing can promote virus transmission. The flushing processes of two different types of toilets (single-inlet flushing and annular flushing) have been simulated, and in particular, the fluid flow characteristics and the movement of aerosol particles during flushing have been investigated. Several alarming conclusions can be summarized as follows:

- Strong turbulence has been observed to be generated by both flushing methods.

- An upward velocity of as much as 5 m/s is produced, which is certainly capable of expelling aerosol particles out of the toilet bowl.

- Some 40%-60% of the total number of particles can rise above the toilet seat to cause large-area spread, with the height of these particles reaching 106.5 cm from the ground.

- Even in the post-flushing period (35 s-70 s after the last flushing), the upward velocity of the diffused particles can reach 0.27 cm/s-0.37 cm/s, and they continue to climb.

- The data analysis indicates that given the same amount of water and the same gravitational potential energy, annular flushing causes more virus spread.

Faced with these alarming results, we advocate several safe procedures to adopt when using a toilet:

1. Put the toilet lid down before flushing, which can basically prevent virus transmission.

2. Clean the toilet seat before using it, since floating virus particles could have settled on its surface.

3. Wash hands carefully after flushing, since virus particles may be present on the flush button and door handle.

This paper may also enlighten toilet manufacturers and prompt them to produce better designed toilets in which the lid is automatically put down before flushing and cleaned before and after flushing.



Info

Many popular surgeries are ineffective and are no better than a placebo

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When you take a pharmaceutical drug, you expect it to have undergone rigorous testing to ensure that it's safe and effective. You probably have the same expectations for when you're going under the knife. But surgeries aren't actually required to face that same level of scrutiny. As Dr. Chuck Dinerstein, Medical Director at the American Council on Science and Health, explained:
"A new therapy involving a medication requires the approval of the FDA, and that requires evidence that the new drug is at least "non-inferior" to what is already available. Not so for a new surgical technique or device. For my surgical brethren, all we need is a good idea and our "can do" attitude takes over, and we try out a new technique, instrument or operation. Once the novel surgical "treatment" is being used, then we can do those studies, "non-inferior" may be more our opinion than a statistical finding."
So, in a sense, surgeries can be trusted as much as surgeons' and anatomists' expertise can be trusted. For the overwhelming majority of surgical procedures, this works out just fine, but for some, it does not.

The greatest offender may be arthroscopic knee surgery. Performed some 700,000 times per year in the United States, it is the most popular orthopedic surgery. During the procedure, a surgeon makes a small incision over the knee joint, then might remove inflamed tissue, repair a meniscus, or remove bone fragments or cartilage, among other potential actions. Unfortunately, two years post-operation, patients experience little to no benefit in terms of pain or knee function compared to patients who managed their knee pain more conservatively through actions like weight loss, exercise, and the use of over-the-counter pain medications.

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Mandatory face masks even more dangerous for asthmatics

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Medical professionals have warned that people with chronic asthma who use face masks, especially the surgical and clothing type, are exposing themselves to hypoxia.

Hypoxia is a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level.

The World Health Organisation described asthma as a common lung condition that causes sporadic breathing difficulties, adding that its strongest risk factors are inhaled substances and particles that may provoke allergic reactions or irritate the airways.

Speaking exclusively with PUNCH HealthWise, Senior Registrar, Paediatric Department of Massey Street Children Hospital, Lagos, Dr. Mary Uche-Iwuh, explained that, except for social gatherings, asthmatics may not necessarily need to wear face masks.