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Volunteers suffer serious reactions to Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

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On Sept. 23, 2020, U.S. pharmaceutical and medical devices company Johnson & Johnson, Inc. announced the start of the Phase 3 human clinical trial for its experimental Ad26.COV2.S vaccine for COVID-19. The New Jersey-based company, which is partnering with its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutica NV of Belgium on development of the vaccine, is planning to enroll 60,000 volunteers to participate in the trial.

Johnson & Johnson recently announced the results of the Phase 1/2a clinical trial for the Ad26.COV2.S vaccine. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial included 796 participants divided into two groups consisting of 402 healthy adults 18 to 55 years of age in one group and 394 healthy elderly individuals 65 years of age and older in the other. The first group was broken out into cohort 1a and cohort 1b. The second group was cohort 3.

Each of the participants were given a single entramuscular injection of Ad26.COV2.S at dose levels of either 5×1010 or 1×1011 viral particles (vp) per dose of vaccine. After four weeks of observation, 99 percent of all the participants developed antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Comment: Anyone want this one for $1B+? How many doses will have to be 'sold' to equal that line item?

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The US just signed a $450 million coronavirus vaccine contract with Johnson & Johnson


Brick Wall

What will it take for masks and face shields to end?

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According to rotavirus vaccine developer Dr. Paul Offit,1 people will need to continue wearing masks and social distancing for "the next couple of years" even after a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.

"People now see vaccines as a magic dust that's about to be sprinkled over this country and make this all go away. It doesn't work that way," Offit told MarketWatch, September 21, 2020.2

Offit, who sits on the Food and Drug Administration's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, said he's wary of a COVID-19 vaccine that may be rushed to market under pressure from the government.

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Magnify

Success — FDA finally issues mercury amalgam warning

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Just four weeks after we celebrated our 10th annual Mercury Awareness and Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a long-overdue safety communication on amalgam.

In an astounding about-face to its previous stance, the FDA issued a warning that mercury fillings may adversely affect pregnant women, children and other susceptible individuals, and should be avoided by these groups.

The safety communication1 was posted September 24, 2020, and with this, we have suddenly achieved an incredibly important goal that we've had our sights on for the last decade!

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Beaker

Homeopathic drugs modify gene expression in cancer cells

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Researchers have discovered that very highly diluted homeopathic drugs can modify gene expression in cervical cancer cells1.

To probe the effects of homeopathic drugs on gene expressions, the researchers prepared two homeopathic drugs by highly diluting alcohol-based root extracts of two medicinal plants: Hydrastis canadensis and Marsdenia condurango. They then treated cultured cervical cancer cells with the drugs and a placebo drug for two days in a carbon dioxide incubator.

The homeopathic drugs activated a host of genes, triggering apoptosis — a process that kills cancer cells in a controlled way. The drugs induced cell death by altering DNA methylation, an epigenetic process that is known to modify gene expression without changing DNA sequences.

Comment: And yet critics will still insist homeopathic medicines are nothing more than placebo.

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Brain

Covid-19 test caused brain fluid leak in US patient with rare condition

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A Covid-19 nasal swab test punctured a US woman's brain lining, causing fluid to leak from her nose and putting her at risk of life-threatening infection, doctors reported in a medical journal on Thursday.

The patient, who is in her 40s, had an undiagnosed rare condition and the test she received may have been carried out improperly, a sequence of improbable events that means the risk from nasal tests remains very low.

But her case showed health care professionals should take care to follow testing protocols closely, Jarrett Walsh, senior author of the paper that appeared in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, told AFP.

People who've had extensive sinus or skull base surgery should consider requesting oral testing if available, he added.

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Objective:Health - Fluoride on Trial

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In November of 2016, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), together with it's partners Food & Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Moms Against Fluoridation and several individuals, filed a petition against the Environmental Protection Agency on the grounds that a large body of research demonstrates fluoride is neurotoxic at doses within the range now seen in fluoridated communities. The EPA denied their petition in 2017.

In response, FAN and its coalition partners filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, legally challenging the EPA's denial of their petition. The results of this trial have been publicized recently, and they are surprisingly good news!

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we review the results of the trial and talk about the case against water fluoridation.


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Attention

German Neurologist Warns Against Wearing Facemasks: 'Oxygen Deprivation Causes Permanent Neurological Damage'

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This is one of the most important posts I have ever made, so please read it. I have written a transcript of some highlights from Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson's recent and extremely pressing video message, which was translated from German into English by Claudia Stauber.

Original video by Griesz-Brisson

Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson MD, PhD is a Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist with a PhD in Pharmacology, with special interest in neurotoxicology, environmental medicine, neuroregeneration and neuroplasticity. This is what she has to say about facemasks and their effects on our brains:

Comment: There is no scientific evidence for the efficacy of facemasks against airborne virus transmission, but there is scientific evidence for the dangers of wearing facemasks.


Water

Fluoride on trial: EPA scientists admit fluoride harms the brain

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promotes water fluoridation as one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century when, in reality, it's one its greatest failures. Yet, in the face of solid scientific evidence of harm, politics and public relations have kept the practice alive.

Proponents such as the American Dental Association and the Oral Health Division of the Centers for Disease Control have spent millions of dollars on promotion1 and public relations2 to sell fluoridation using half-truths and misleading talking points.

While the U.S. is still trying to hold on to the fallacy that water fluoridation is a public health service, it's one of the most widely rejected health interventions in the world, with 95% of the global population consuming nonfluoridated water.

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Bullseye

The mask and the bump

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I was on the bus the other night with my wife. There were only 3 of us not wearing masks on our public transport, which mandates mask wearing but with medical exemptions. Across the aisle was an attractive, healthy looking young woman, perhaps mid 20s wearing a mask.

She was pregnant, I'd guess in the 2nd trimester. According to the US NIOSH (National Institute for Safety and Health) there are now millions of pregnant women wearing masks — primarily because they're mandated to do so. But there doesn't appear to be any data for how long they're worn and under what circumstances, i.e. indoors, outdoors, working, exercising or whatever.

Given what I've learned about masks I had a strong urge to warn her that there were serious risks to her and I assumed the unborn baby. I assumed because I really didn't know. The problem is there are virtually no reliable studies which link mask wearing to postnatal outcomes. But as I've come to understand the lack of a specific study need not inhibit an accurate risk/benefit analysis. So let's do that.

The wearing of masks to attempt to prevent the spread of a virus has never been widespread in the general population in the Western world. (An exception to that was during the 1918 flu pandemic, masks were mandated in some cities, USA, but not others.

Subsequent studies showed no difference in infection rates or deaths between the mask wearing cities and those that chose not to.) In Asia where mask wearing is more common they are worn for a multitude of reasons including, significantly, for protection against car exhaust and industrial air pollution. Most studies everywhere have concentrated on "fit for purpose" or effectiveness analyses.

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Health

Covid-19 nasal swab test punctured woman's brain lining and leaked brain fluid from her nose

Nasal swab and the brain
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ACovid-19 nasal swab test punctured a US woman's brain lining, causing fluid to leak from her nose and putting her at risk of life-threatening infection, doctors reported in a medical journal Thursday.

The patient, who is in her 40s, had an undiagnosed rare condition and the test she received may have been carried out improperly, a sequence of improbable events that means the risk from nasal tests remains very low.

But her case showed health care professionals should take care to follow testing protocols closely, Jarrett Walsh, senior author of the paper that appeared in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, told AFP.

People who've had extensive sinus or skull base surgery should consider requesting oral testing if available, he added.