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ONS data suggest vaccine effectiveness against death has been overestimated

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I was recently involved in a fairly lively discussion with a group of acquaintances, just about all in their 40s. Most of them had recently had bouts of Covid of varying levels of severity, yet they all seemed to think they'd been lucky that they'd dodged a bullet and that without the protection of their multiple vaccines they wouldn't all be here to tell their tales. I thought their faith was misplaced and that their recoveries owed much more to their general health than any vaccination. The fact that the discussion occurred in a gym where they all regularly exercise their relatively healthy, lean bodies, made the whole conversation even more bizarre. I suspected they wouldn't be interested but for my own peace of mind I thought I'd go away and see if the data supported their view or mine.

However, finding real-world data on vaccine efficacy is increasingly difficult. In recent months the UKHSA, ONS and NHS have stopped releasing real-world data on Covid cases, hospitalisations and deaths by vaccination status. This makes it effectively impossible to see if claims for vaccine efficacy turn out to be substantiated.

In previous articles I've used data from UKHSA and ONS to question both the protection vaccines afford against infection and against death. However, the data I'd used in these pieces only covered a relatively short time period. I wanted to see if I could find data covering the impact of vaccines on 40-somethings right through the vaccination period.

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What was the point? South Korea, poster child for containment strategy, now has same excess mortality as Sweden

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A medical worker walks past a screen monitoring Covid patients at an intensive care unit in South Korea.
Until recently, South Korea was the poster child for the 'contain and vaccinate' strategy, having kept infections to a minimum until completing its vaccine rollout.

In November of last year, former 'Zero Covid' proponent Devi Sridhar argued "It is never too late to learn lessons from countries such as South Korea, which pursued maximum suppression, and succeeded." And in a super-viral tweet, Vincent Rajkumar (a professor at the Mayo Clinic) proclaimed, "South Korea followed the textbook principles of epidemiology. Kept deaths 40 times lower all the way till 75% of population fully vaccinated. This is success."

All that was true until February of this year, when the country saw its first major outbreak. This outbreak, as I noted previously, led to a large spike in excess mortality; by March's end, the number of weekly deaths was almost 70% higher than normal.


Highly antibiotic-resistant MRSA in pigs 'can jump to humans'

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A vet examines a pig at a farm in Denmark. Ninety per cent of all Danish herds now have MRSA, which is symptomless in pigs, up from 5 per cent in 2008
Fears are growing over a strain of MRSA common among farm animals that scientists say is capable of "rapidly adapting to human hosts".

The World Health Organisation lists the superbug as one of the biggest global threats to human health due to its resistance to antibiotic medicines.

The feared strain, called CC398 is a growing cause of human MRSA infections and first emerged in livestock around 50 years ago, most likely due to heavy and widespread use of antibiotics in pig farming.

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What's behind the worldwide drop in birth rates, nine months after the vaccination rollouts to younger people?

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A number of commentators have recently posted articles on significant falls around the world in reported live births during the first months of 2022.

"Jikkyleaks" posted Germany's figures.

"Making Waves" posted Japan's.

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US government to distribute monkeypox vaccines

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The monkeypox virus is seen in colored electron-microscope capture.
The White House is set to hand out nearly 2 million monkeypox vaccines in the coming months, beginning with an initial phase of around 300,000 doses as part of a new national strategy against the potentially dangerous virus.

The White House announced the strategy on Tuesday, noting that 56,000 vaccine doses would be allocated immediately, followed by 240,000 additional shots "over the coming weeks." Another 1.6 million doses will be made available later this year.

"The vaccine strategy will help immediately address the spread of the virus by providing vaccines across the country to individuals at high risk," the White House said, adding that the first leg of the plan "aims to rapidly deploy vaccines in the most affected communities and mitigate the spread of the disease."

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Objective:Health: What is a Woman? Documentary Review

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Wikipedia says "A woman is an adult female human." So if even a propaganda outfit like them can get it right, why is it that Matt Walsh, in his new documentary 'What is a Woman?' have such trouble getting a straight answer out of people?

On today's episode of Objective:Health, we do an in-depth review of the documentary and talk about many of the contentious issues brought up in the film. At the center of the film is a look into the twisted ideology of transgenderism which is currently infecting the US and beyond. We look into the ideological brainwashing of children, who are being lead to make decisions about life-altering surgeries and hormone treatments, women and girls being forced to compete against biological men in athletics and the invasion of biological men into women-only spaces. We even go into the history of this ideology and the personality-disordered individuals who we can thank for it.

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we take a deep dive into the documentary 'What is a Woman?'

The dangers of this ideology are also well covered here and worth a watch too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcztAjqcwfo

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Death rates from Covid are lower than ever before despite recent surge in cases, analysis reveals

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Experts say there is little need to fear a recent surge in cases as fewer than one in 3,000 infected people now dies from coronavirus – with the rate even lower for the vaccinated.
Death rates from Covid are lower than ever, according to analysis carried out for The Mail on Sunday.

Experts say there is little need to fear a recent surge in cases as fewer than one in 3,000 infected people now dies from coronavirus - with the rate even lower for the vaccinated.

The analysis of official data by Oxford University shows the 'infection fatality rate' has dropped about 30-fold since the pandemic began due to a combination of vaccine protection and naturally acquired infection.

Comment: Covid is dying, but they still want you vaccinated and afraid. Why else would an article like this tell us there's nothing to worry about followed by a list of things to worry about?

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'Nature' study finds serious heart inflammation 44 TIMES higher after Covid vaccination

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The risk of being hospitalised with heart inflammation is up to 44 times higher following Covid vaccination, a study in Nature has found.

The study, which examined the vaccination status of all 1,612 hospital cases of myocarditis and 1,613 hospital cases of pericarditis in France between May 12th and October 31st 2021, found that the risk of being hospitalised with myocarditis was 8.1 times higher in the week following a Pfizer second dose (95% confidence interval [CI], 6.7 to 9.9) and 30 times higher following a Moderna second dose (CI, 21 to 43).



Covid Vaccines and Fertility

Covid vaccination and monthly live births in Switzerland
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Covid vaccination and monthly live births in Switzerland.
Why is there a substantial decrease in births in Germany and Switzerland - nine months after the beginning of covid mass vaccinations?

Do covid vaccines influence male or female fertility?

An Israeli study recently published in the scientific journal Andrology seemed to have found a 15% decrease in sperm concentration three months after mRNA covid vaccination. The authors argued the decrease was temporary, but the data didn't actually show a recovery, just a wider confidence interval. However, the study was very small (just 37 participants), it had no control group (to exclude external effects), and several other studies found no such decrease in sperm concentration - some even found a supposed increase, highlighting the complexity of such measurements.

Thus, contrary to claims by some covid vaccine skeptics, the recent Israeli study didn't prove that covid mRNA vaccination reduces sperm concentration or quality. In fact, there is currently no strong evidence showing such an effect. On the other hand, a covid infection may temporarily impact sperm quality, but this is not unexpected after any infection or disease.

That being said, new birth data out of Germany and Switzerland raises some serious questions. Specifically, both countries recorded a consistent 10% to 15% decrease (compared to expectations) in monthly births from January to March/April 2022 (the latest available data) - that is, precisely nine months after the beginning of covid mass vaccination in the general population in April/May 2021 (see charts above and below).

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NEJM paper falsely claims babies are at "high risk" from COVID-19 to justify vaccinating pregnant women

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I subscribe to a publication called MedpageToday. This is an excellent way to follow what is going on in the mainstream medical discussion, not least to understand better what is wrong with it.

This week it published a piece on the benefits to infants from vaccination during pregnancy, reported in a study published in NEJM on June 22nd (with a linked editorial about how vaccination during pregnancy is "two for the price of one"). In the introduction, the study authors make the following claim: "Infants younger than six months of age are at high risk for complications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)."

This came as a surprise, so I checked the source they cite in support of this statement. In short, the source tells us nothing about risk of hospitalisation from contracting COVID-19. All it tells us is the number of hospitalised infants over time per 100,000 in the population, which shows that early January this year, during a surge of Omicron infections, there was of course also a spike in infant hospitalisations; if we look at the general trends we see this in all age-groups. This has nothing to do with the hospitalisation risk of infection at all.