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Covid-19 vaccines linked to change in menstrual cycles: Study

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A COVID-19 vaccine is administered in Orange, Calif., on Dec. 16, 2020.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine has been linked to a change in the menstrual cycle among women, per a new study.

Dr. Alison Edelman of the Oregon Health & Science University and other researchers studied cycles among 2,403 vaccinated and 1,556 unvaccinated women and concluded vaccination was associated with a change in cycle length.

The change was pegged at under one day; no change in menses length was detected.

Researchers said that vaccines that use messenger RNA technology — both Pfizer's and Moderna's do — trigger an immune response, which could temporarily affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis function, and the study results support the hypothesis.

"Our findings are reassuring; we find no population-level clinically meaningful change in menstrual cycle length associated with COVID19 vaccination. Our findings support and help explain the self-reports of changes in cycle length. Individuals receiving two COVID-19 vaccine doses in a single cycle do appear to experience a longer but temporary cycle length change," the researchers wrote.

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Babies born during pandemic's first year score slightly lower on a developmental screening test

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Columbia researchers found that babies born during the pandemic's first year scored lower on a developmental screening test of social and motor skills at 6 months -- regardless of whether their mothers had COVID during pregnancy -- compared to babies born just before the pandemic.

The study, which included 255 babies born at a NewYork-Presbyterian's Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and Allen Hospital between March and December 2020, was published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

"Infants born to mothers who have viral infections during pregnancy have a higher risk of neurodevelopmental deficits, so we thought we would find some changes in the neurodevelopment of babies whose mothers had COVID during pregnancy," says Dani Dumitriu, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and lead investigator of the study.


Dementia cases set to triple globally

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153 million people worldwide may have dementia by 2050, as aging populations, poor lifestyles impact citizens' health.

A study published on Thursday forecasting the prevalence of dementia, which is currently the seventh leading cause of death worldwide, claims that, within 30 years, the number of people living with the illness could triple.

An analysis conducted for the Global Burden of Disease Study, which looked at 195 countries, found that a number of risk factors require urgent steps to prevent the predicted rise from coming to fruition.

Experts fear that, without action, lifestyle issues, including high rates of smoking, obesity and diabetes, as well as aging and growing populations, will contribute to the significant rise in dementia cases globally.

North Africa and the Middle East would see the greatest rise of any region by 2050, with cases growing from around three million to nearly 14 million, while the UK would see the smallest growth, from roughly 907,000 to 1.6 million.

Comment: Is this a true analysis or a fuzzy prop piece to cover vaccine causation?

Consider: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) receives core grant funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the state of Washington as do GBD and renowned medical mouthpiece The Lancet. They are complementary and interconnected.

Independent assessments state: IHME's model (the GBD study) may be reliable only for short-term projections. For the full article referenced above, go here.


Microclots: the key to long Covid?

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Fluorescent image of healthy blood plasma (left) compared to the micro clots in the plasma from an individual with Long-COVID on the right.
One of the biggest failures during the Covid-19 pandemic is our slow response in diagnosing and treating long Covid. As many as 100 million people worldwide already suffer from long Covid. That staggering number will eventually be much higher, if we take into account that diagnoses are still inadequate, and that we still do not know what the impact of Omicron and future variants will be.

Patients with long Covid complain of numerous symptoms, the main ones being recurring fatigue and brain fog, muscle weakness, being out of breath and having low oxygen levels, sleep difficulties and anxiety or depression. Some patients are so sick that they cannot work or even walk a few steps. There is possibly also an elevated risk of stroke and heart attacks. One of the biggest sources of concern is that even mild and sometimes asymptomatic initial Covid-19 infection may lead to debilitating, long-term disability.

Since early 2020, we and other researchers have pointed out that acute Covid-19 is not only a lung disease, but actually significantly affects the vascular (blood flow) and coagulation (blood clotting) systems.

Comment: From MedicalXpress in October 2021
Alpha(2)-antiplasmin is a molecule that prevents the breakdown of blood clots, while fibrinogen is the main clotting protein. Under normal conditions the body's plasmin-antiplasmin system maintains a fine balance between blood clotting (the process by which blood thickens and coagulate to prevent blood loss after an injury) and fibrinolysis (the process of breaking down the fibrin in the coagulated blood to prevent blood clots from forming).

With high levels of alpha(2)-antiplasmin in the blood of COVID-19 patients and individuals suffering from Long COVID, the body's ability to break down the clots are significantly inhibited.

The insolubility of the micro clots became apparent when Dr. Maré Vlok, a senior analyst in the Mass Spectrometry Unit at SU's Central Analytical Facilities, noted that the blood plasma samples from individuals with acute COVID and Long COVID continued to deposit insoluble pellets at the bottom of the tubes after dilution (a process called trypsinization).

He alerted Prof Pretorius to this observation and she investigated it further. They are now the first research group to have reported on finding micro clots in the blood samples from individuals with Long COVID, using fluorescence microscopy and proteomics analysis, thereby solving yet another puzzle associated with the disease.

"Of particular interest is the simultaneous presence of persistent anomalous micro clots and a pathological fibrinolytic system," they write in the research paper. This implies that the plasmin and antiplasmin balance may be central to pathologies in Long COVID, and provides further evidence that COVID-19, and now Long COVID, have significant cardiovascular and clotting pathologies.

More information: Etheresia Pretorius et al, Persistent clotting protein pathology in Long COVID/Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) is accompanied by increased levels of antiplasmin, Cardiovascular Diabetology (2021). DOI: 10.1186/s12933-021-01359-7


Research shows over 70s 10 times less likely to die from Covid than last year & kids don't need vaccines

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Research shows the risk of death from Covid for over 70s has decreased by tenfold compared to a year ago, thanks to vaccines, natural immunity, treatments, and the replacement of Delta by the mild Omicron variant.

In younger age groups the decline is sharper with the risk of death to healthy teens "almost zero".

Professor Anthony Brookes, an expert in genetics and health data at University of Leicester, helped compile the research based on Office of National Statistics, Government and NHS infection reports.

He said Covid no longer posed a significant threat to "the vast majority of people"


Immune system can fight Omicron, says new study

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T cells, generated both by vaccinations and COVID-19 infections, have been shown to be critical in limiting progression to severe disease by eliminating virus-infected cells and helping with other immune system functions.
A new study has revealed that the white blood cells of the immune system are capable of mounting an immune response against the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Due to Omicron having a higher number of mutations than other Covid variants, it can sometimes slip past the antibodies created by vaccination or infection.

However, if the virus still does enter the body, the white blood cells, known as T-cells, will attack.

The new research, from the University of Melbourne and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), involved investigators analysing over 1,500 fragments of SARS-CoV-2's viral proteins - called epitopes - that have been found to be recognised by T-cells in recovered Covid-19 patients or after vaccination.
Even if Omicron, or some other variant for that matter, can potentially escape antibodies, a robust T cell response can still be expected to offer protection and help to prevent significant illness.

Professor Matthew McKay

Comment: Who would have thought our immune system has the capacity to fight a cold??

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Objective:Health - The Transhumanist Agenda

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The internet hive-mind defines transhumanism as "a philosophical and intellectual movement which advocates for the enhancement of the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies able to greatly enhance longevity, mood and cognitive abilities, and predicts the emergence of such technologies in the future." Sounds great, right?

Once these ideas were only relegated to science fiction, but now transhumanistic ideas have penetrated the mainstream discourse. And not just in terms of tech nerds geeking-out over cyber-punk philosophies - we can see this being reflected in government policy agenda, think-tank advisory boards and the projections of many other 'official' bodies.

While the TED talks and pundit tweets often conjure utopian visions of an entirely controllable biology and environment, knowing the nature of the people pushing this agenda rather brings to mind the potential catastrophic consequences, based mostly on the fact that these people rarely understand what they're doing (see the great GMO experiment as an example) and that these technological innovations are rarely driven by the best interests of the people.

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we discuss the downside of the utopian vision our faithful and competent leaders have in store for us. The transhumanist agenda should be terrifying to anyone with their eyes open.

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'Flurona': Israel records its first case of patient with COVID and flu at same time

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Health care workers take test samples in COVID-19 testing complex
Ma'ale Adumim • December 30, 2021
Unvaccinated pregnant woman infected with both viruses is released from hospital in good condition; health officials say there may be many similar cases. Israel confirmed its first case of an individual infected with both the seasonal flu and COVID-19 at the same time, authorities said on Thursday. The two infections were found in an unvaccinated pregnant woman who had mild symptoms, Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva said.

Some reports suggested this marked the first such dual case in the world, but reports of patients with both flu and COVID-19 surfaced in the US as early as spring 2020.

Israel has seen a spike in flu cases in recent weeks, with close to 2,000 people hospitalized amid fears of a "twindemic" of the two diseases. The term refers to fears large numbers of flu cases and COVID-19 cases could overwhelm hospitals, not that many individuals will be infected with both viruses at once.

Last winter those fears were not realized when COVID-19 restrictions largely stamped out flu cases. However, this year has proven different. Health officials said it was likely many others have been infected with both viruses, but have not yet been diagnosed, the Ynet news site reported.

Comment: Man consciously creates a mess and nature, for better or worse, takes over.


Scotland reveals how many Omicron patients needed intensive care

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Only one patient who was confirmed to have the Omicron strain of Covid-19 has ended up in intensive care since the variant began to spread in Scotland, according to data released by the government.

While one in 40 people in the British nation had Covid last week, according to government estimates, with around 80% of cases thought to be Omicron, fewer than 100 people were in hospital with the new strain.

In a potentially encouraging sign that the new, more infectious variant is not as dangerous as previous strains, out of all of the people who were treated in Scottish hospitals with Omicron, only one was put in intensive care.

Since the pandemic began, Scotland has recorded nearly 1 million cases of Covid-19, with 1,031 people currently receiving hospital treatment for the virus, as of yesterday. Scottish government advisor Linda Bauld told reporters:
"It looks like the odds of needing ventilation and intensive care are lower than they were and that's no doubt largely due to vaccines and boosters. However it's still likely" that some people will need hospital care."

Comment: One foot in, one foot out...responses are cautionary:
Ministers are expected to cut the self-isolation period from 10 days to seven within days - to bring Scotland in line with the other UK nations - amid continuing concern over the availability of tests. At the end of last week people trying to book PCR tests through a UK government online portal were told there were no slots or they were offered tests at locations up to 60 miles from their homes.

Analysis is ongoing to determine which hospital patients are being treated for a Covid-related illness and which patients have tested positive but do not have symptoms.

The Omicron figures published by the Scottish Government on Friday show a total of 91 people confirmed to have contracted the variant have required hospital treatment and one has needed intensive care.
"In London, what seems to be happening is some of the intensive care consultants are being asked to go on to the general medical wards because there are so many patients there. So, intensive care wards are not overstretched but other wards are overstretched. That just means you have a high volume of patients but they might not be as unwell.

"It's good news for individuals who pick it up but the concerns are the pressures on the sector now. The main worry at the moment is staff absences.

"People are being bombarded with reminders from the Scottish government to book a test if they have symptoms - only to find there aren't any tests to book."
The Scottish Conservatives welcomed the new figures:
"The government data suggests that despite Omicron's high level of transmissibility, we are not yet seeing this reflected in hospitalisation numbers. The SNP Government need to seriously consider this information ahead of any potential changes to the current restrictions that are damaging businesses and livelihoods. As a priority the government should update the self-isolation rules which continue to put pressure on our essential services."
England, Wales and Northern Ireland have already cut the Covid isolation period to seven days and in the United States it is now five days, dependent on a negative test.

Meanwhile teachers leaders are warning that a rapid rise in cases could cause significant disruption to schools unless immediate action is taken by the Scottish Government. The NASUWT union has insisted a range of measures are needed to help combat surging infection levels resulting from the Omicron variant.

Ministers are being urged to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission in the classroom by funding air-cleaning units for every school and college that needs such devices.


Whistleblower reports several new cases of 'mysterious' New Brunswick neurological illness, this time detected in caretakers of the sufferers

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Young adults are developing troubling symptoms, including rapid weight loss, insomnia, hallucinations and limited mobility.
A whistleblower in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has warned that a progressive neurological illness that has baffled experts for more than two years appears to be affecting a growing number of young people and causing swift cognitive decline among some of the afflicted.

Speaking to the Guardian, an employee with Vitalité Health Network, one of the province's two health authorities, said that suspected cases are growing in number and that young adults with no prior health triggers are developing a catalog of troubling symptoms, including rapid weight loss, insomnia, hallucinations, difficulty thinking and limited mobility.

The official number of cases under investigation, 48, remains unchanged since it was first announced in early spring 2021. But multiple sources say the cluster could now be as many as 150 people, with a backlog of cases involving young people still requiring further assessment.

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