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New study shows masks didn't slow COVID spread

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New findings reported Tuesday in a University of Louisville study challenge what has been the prevailing belief that mask mandates are necessary to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. The study notes that "80% of US states mandated masks during the COVID-19 pandemic" and while "mandates induced greater mask compliance, [they] did not predict lower growth rates when community spread was low (minima) or high (maxima)." Among other things, the study — conducted using data from the CDC covering multiple seasons — reports that "mask mandates and use are not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 spread among US states."


"Our findings do not support the hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates decrease with greater public mask use," notes the U of L report. Researchers stated that "masks may promote social cohesion as rallying symbols during a pandemic, but risk compensation can also occur" before listing some observed risks that accompany mask wearing:
Prolonged mask use (>4 hours per day) promotes facial alkalinization and inadvertently encourages dehydration, which in turn can enhance barrier breakdown and bacterial infection risk. British clinicians have reported masks to increase headaches and sweating and decrease cognitive precision. Survey bias notwithstanding, these sequelae are associated with medical errors. By obscuring nonverbal communication, masks interfere with social learning in children. Likewise, masks can distort verbal speech and remove visual cues to the detriment of individuals with hearing loss; clear face-shields improve visual integration, but there is a corresponding loss of sound quality.

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Three tips for checking whether a medical study is legit or bulls-it

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Tools to help you learn to quickly sort out whether a paper is solid or shaky.


You've just watched a video of a high-profile, Covid-sceptic speaker saying that shedding of the spike protein from vaccinated people endangers those they come in close contact with. You want to find out more, so you look at one or two of the links under the video that provide source material for what the speaker said. (Great those links are there; most videos don't have them.)

Or a friend who is a believer in the official narrative about Covid has sent you a news item with a scary headline about the Indian 'triple-mutation new variant.' You're pretty sure the article is very misleading, so you want to check out the study it's based on.

How can you find source material and -- if and when you find it - try to quickly figure out whether it's legit?

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Objective:Health - You Want Fries With That? Stupid Vaccine Incentives

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What would it take for you to get one of the bounty of Covid vaccines on offer? A free burger and fries? A free beer or shot of your favourite booze? How about some weed? Or 10% off your meal at a restaurant? Or how about lifetime membership at a strip club? Or maybe a lottery ticket for a million dollar draw?

What's that you say? None of these piddly bonuses are enough for you to compromise your right to bodily integrity and medical freedom? You don't think any of these cheap gifts are worth compromising your moral principles over? You'd actually need more than a stupid token to bribe you into having experimental genetic material injected into your body? What's wrong with you?

On our last show we talked about dropping vaccination rates in the US (and other places in the world). This week we're looking at how the pro-vaxxers are dealing with that - offering stupid incentives to overcome your 'vaccine hesitancy'. What's it going to take to get you on board?


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Pandemic has fueled eating disorder surge in teens, adults

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Many hospital beds are full. Waiting lists for outpatient treatment are bulging. And teens and adults seeking help for eating disorders are often finding it takes months to get an appointment.

The pandemic created treacherous conditions for eating disorders, leading to a surge of new cases and relapses that is not abating as restrictions are loosened and COVID-19 cases subside in many places, doctors and other specialists say.

"We are absolutely seeing massive increases," said Jennifer Wildes, an associate psychiatry professor and director of an outpatient eating disorders program at the University of Chicago Medicine. Some patients are waiting four to five months to get treatment such as psychotherapy and sometimes medication. Waits usually lasted only a few weeks pre-pandemic, Wildes said.

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Fauci says he is 'not convinced' COVID-19 came about naturally

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
"I think that we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we find out to the best of our ability exactly what happened," Fauci said.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci earlier this month said that he is not certain that COVID-19 occurred naturally.

PolitiFact's Katie Sanders asked Fauci whether Fauci is "still confident that it developed naturally?" Fauci said that he is not.

Comment: Remember this?
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Amazing what a year can do to hypocrites positions!

And then there's this from RT:
Fauci faces drop in confidence from 40% of Americans over past year - poll

A new poll has found that over 40% of Americans have lost confidence in White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci in the past year.

When asked whether their confidence in Dr. Fauci has gone up or down over the past year, 42% of respondents said their confidence had either "decreased significantly" or just "decreased."

The past year thrust the infectious disease expert into the national spotlight as he became a leader in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Fauci's support of lockdown measures and seeming flip-flops on issues like the safety of masking have earned him plenty of critics, however, especially among conservatives, which shows in the poll from Trafalgar Group.
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CDC investigating reports of heart inflammation in young Covid vaccine recipients

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© Brett Carlsen for The New York Times
A teenager in Nashville received a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine earlier this month.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into reports that a very small number of teenagers and young adults vaccinated against the coronavirus may have experienced heart problems, according to the agency's vaccine safety group.

The group's statement was sparse in details, saying only that there were "relatively few" cases and that they may be entirely unrelated to vaccination. The condition, called myocarditis, is an inflammation of the heart muscle, and can occur following certain infections.

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COVID vaccines may bring avalanche of neurological disease

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In this interview, return guest Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at MIT for over five decades, discusses the COVID-19 vaccines. Since 2008, her primary focus has been glyphosate and sulfur, but in the last year, she took a deep-dive into the science of these novel injections and recently published an excellent paper1 on this topic.
To have developed this incredibly new technology so quickly, and to skip so many steps in the process of evaluating [its safety], it's an insanely reckless thing that they've done," she says. "My instinct was that this is bad, and I needed to know [the truth].
So, I really dug into the research literature by the people who've developed these vaccines, and then more extensive research literature around those topics. And I don't see how these vaccines can possibly be doing anything good. When you weigh the good against the bad, I can't see how they could possibly be winning, from what I've seen.
Significant Death Toll Will Rise in Months and Years to Come

Five months into the vaccination campaign, statistics tell a frightening story. Seneff cites research2 showing deaths are 14.6 times more frequent during the first 14 days after the first COVID injection among people over the age of 60, compared to those who aren't vaccinated. That is extraordinary. You can read the full paper here.

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Black fungus cases surge in India, mostly in patients who recovered from coronavirus

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Doctors performing a Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy to detect black fungus in a patient at a hospital in Jabalpur on Saturday
A study on black fungus involving 210 patients found that antibiotics were used to treat 100 per cent of these Covid-19 patients, who were later diagnosed with mucormycosis. Antiobiotics - Azithromycin, Doxycycline and Carbapenems - being prescribed for Covid patients in India, are known to increase the risk of fungal infections.

Authored by Dr VP Pandey, head of medicine at the state-run Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital in MP's Indore, the study also reveals that steroids were used in the treatment of only 14 per cent of the respondents.

Comment: One wonders how smokers of tobacco rate in the incidence of black fungus cases? Because a recent study from India found that smokers and people in blood group O are less vulnerable to Covid-19.

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Employers may be held liable for 'Any Adverse Reaction' if they mandate COVID Vaccines

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New OSHA guidance holds employers liable for adverse reactions if they require employees be vaccinated for COVID as a condition of employment, which could negatively impact the employer's safety rating.

New guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is making employers think twice about their COVID vaccine requirements.

On April 20, companies were put on notice they'll be responsible for any adverse reaction should they require their employees be vaccinated with a COVID vaccine.

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"100% Effective in Preventing Hospitalisation and Death": Repurposed Drug Fluvoxamine Shows Promise for Treating COVID-19

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Steve Kirsch at TrialSiteNews has written an excellent new overview of the evidence on three COVID-19 treatments that have been unfairly overlooked or maligned by health authorities including the World Health Organisation and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. They are hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and fluvoxamine, and despite consistently good evidence of their effectiveness in early treatment, Western and global health authorities have remained either neutral about them or recommended against their use. Kirsch goes in some detail through the evidence on each and suggests governments should set aside the guidance of the WHO and NIH and "independently evaluate the evidence".

The whole piece is worth reading in full, but I particularly want to highlight here the section on fluvoxamine, which is a promising drug that has not received the prominence the emerging data on it should warrant even among many with their ear to the ground on repurposed treatments.

Comment: Do the PTB really care about our health by forbidding cheap and effective drugs like hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and fluvoxamine and forcing dangerous vaccination that can cause much more harm than the virus itself?

Why the scientists who discovered the effectiveness of these drugs as great anti-Covid treatments are removed from all public media?

Why these pieces of information are not used by WHO, CDC, and governments of many world countries to effectively fight against the virus?

If we can answer these questions, then we can probably see the hidden agenda of the PTB behind the fake Covid pandemic.

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