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FDA recalls blood pressure medication over cancer risks

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Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling four lots of its blood pressure medication, Quinapril Tablets, because of an impurity known as nitrosamine being found in recent testing of the product, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA stated that no illness related to the medication has yet been reported and that the marketing of the Quinapril tablets ended in September. Quinapril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor that is used to treat hypertension in order to lower blood pressure.

The tablets were contaminated by substances known as nitrosamines, which the FDA reports are commonly found in food and water. These impurities are found in meats, dairy products and vegetables, and can increase a person's risk of developing cancer when faced with prolonged exposure, according to the FDA.

Comment: Back in March, Pfizer also recalled 3 different blood pressure medications, also due to the presence of nitrosamines. And last year, Pfizer again recalled an anti-smoking drug for the presence of the same ingredient. In fact, it seems a number of different drugs and food products have been recalled for nitrosamine contamination.

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The government reports that inadvertently told the truth about COVID vaccine failure

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As I write these words I see that daylight is dimming, reminding me that it is the shortest day of the year. The winter solstice traditionally marks the start of the 10 day period when we take time off work to visit relatives and engage in general revelry before the arrival of the annual 'collapse of the NHS' that'll take us through to the start of springtime. This year to join in with relative newcomer COVID-19 once again demonstrating its ability to re-infect everyone, we've got an influenza outbreak that looks set to rival that of 2010-11, high incidence of RSV, Strep-A threatening the old and young and perhaps a touch of human metapneumovirus to keep us on our toes. In the past few years we've also had a new tradition, where a senior representative of the U.K.

Government is chosen to tell everybody to refrain from enjoying themselves over the holiday period in order to save the NHS, and to remind all to try to receive as many vaccines as their arms can handle - we've not had this yet this year, but I note that there's still time for our authorities to slip it in before Christmas Eve. Given the imminent collapse of the NHS, perhaps it is a good time to discuss how well the Covid vaccines have been helping to reduce infections, hospitalisations and deaths from Covid, according to the data in the UKHSA's Vaccine Surveillance Report.

Comment: At this point it is clear that the COVID vaccines posed far more risks than any purported benefit, and were never intended to prevent transmission of infection. See also:


Health

Measles is Resurgent Thanks to Lockdowns

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Next year, the thing to keep an eye on in global health is measles, thanks to the interruption of routine immunisation programmes as a result of the lockdown policies. The Telegraph has more.

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"Unexpected": MRNA vaccines increase risk of contracting COVID-19; each booster shot raises risk even more in study of 51,000 Cleveland Clinic workers

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A stunning pre-print study by the Cleveland Clinic published Monday at medRxiv shows that MRNA vaccines raise the risk of contracting COVID-19 and that each MRNA vaccine booster increases the risk of contracting COVID-19, while those who have not received any MRNA vaccine have the lowest risk of contracting COVID-19. While the increased risk was relatively minimal, the result is the opposite of how the vaccines have been sold and mandated by government authorities. The highest risk was for those who received more than three vaccines.

The study was reported by the Cleveland Clinic's Nabin K. Shrestha, Patrick C. Burke, Amy S. Nowacki, James F. Simon and Amanda Hagen, Steven M. Gordon.

Quote from the study: "The association of increased risk of COVID-19 with higher numbers of prior vaccine doses in our study, was unexpected."

Comment: Research aside, the CDC and the FDA have an ongoing agenda to sell. Facts just get in the way.


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The 'science' behind the UK recommended alcohol limit of 14 units a week is predictably awful

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Before you go and make Christmas more miserable than it need be, it is worth taking the following into consideration.

A committee that was set up to determine safe drinking levels published a report that stated the safe drinking level for men was 28 units of alcohol per week (roughly three bottles of wine) and for women it was 21 units (roughly two).

A member of the committee, Richard Smith, the former editor of the British Medical Journal, later said that they couldn't actually find any scientific evidence to justify these limits but thought they ought to publish something as that was what they had been tasked with so they just "plucked the figure out of the air".


Comment: This is how most public health recommendations work, when the justification isn't monetary in nature.


Some time later, the safe drinking levels per week were reduced to 21 units for men and 14 units for women. Now the safe limits are 14 units per week regardless of whether someone is male or female.

Perhaps this has been done in the name of equality or to make it easier for men to switch genders and become women without worrying about the reduced alcohol limit.

The most charitable explanation for this absurdly low level is that the nanny state knows we are all going to exceed the recommended level regardless of where it's set so they set it low to keep alcohol consumption down. Their intention was to make us feel so guilty we become abstemious instead of rampant alcoholics.

Comment: Pretty much all the science connecting most levels of drinking to any form of ill health is bunk, i.e., there is no connection. Iain McGilchrist summarizes and analyzes this evidence in an appendix in his book The Matter with Things. The main conclusions: there is no known risk, and perhaps even some benefits, associated with responsible drinking.


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German Parliament vice president calls for investigation into covid 'vaccine' deaths and damages

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A Chief pathologist and his team discovered that in 30 percent of the people they examined who died shortly after the Covid vaccination, the vaccination was the cause of death.

The Bundestag [German federal parliament] Vice President, Wolfgang Kubicki, is calling for an autopsy for those who died shortly after receiving the Covid vaccine. Kubicki thinks it is essential that every unexplained death that occurs within 14 days after a Covid vaccination is automatically registered as a suspected case with the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI). The Free Democratic Party (FDP) politician says investigating a "link between vaccination, myocarditis, and death is imperative."

In doing so, Kubicki referred to a recently published study by Peter Schirmacher, the chief pathologist at the Heidelberg University Clinic. Schirmacher and his team discovered that in 30 percent of the people they examined who died shortly after the Covid vaccination, that vaccination was the cause of death.

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WaPo SLAMMED after finally admitting exercise protects against Covid deaths

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On Wednesday, the Washington Post published a new study that claims that exercise, "in almost any amount," reduces the risk of hospitalization or death from Covid.

Following the publishing, the outlet was slammed for previously supporting lockdown measures, which included the closures of places like gyms.

"The study found that exercise, in almost any amount, reduced people's risks for a severe coronavirus infection," the Washington Post wrote of the study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine earlier this month.

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A top Australian doctor and former Covid vaccine advocate warns of the risks of the shots

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Kerryn Phelps and Jackie Stricker-Phelps.
During 2021, Professor Kerryn Phelps wanted mass Covid vaccinations for adults and kids.

Now Phelps has reversed course. She is sounding an urgent alarm about the dangers of the mRNA shots.

Yesterday, Phelps, a former president of the Australian Medical Association, pleaded for an Australian parliamentary committee to examine dangers of the mRNA vaccines. Their risks go far beyond their known dangers of myocarditis, and both she and her wife personally suffered long-term side effects following their Pfizer jabs, she said.

Phelps also warned medical regulators have censored physicians from talking about Covid vaccine injuries. Regulators are afraid honest discussion might cause to the public might lose confidence in the shots, she said.

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Covid infection risk increases with number of vaccine doses by up to 300%, study finds

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The risk of Omicron infection increases dramatically with the number of vaccine doses, by up to 300% for three or more doses, a study has found, in one the most striking illustrations of negative vaccine efficacy yet to emerge.

The study, which is not yet peer-reviewed, gathered data on infection rates among employees of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio from September 12th to December 12th 2022. The primary aim was to study the effectiveness of the new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, which it found to be just 30% effective against infection during the study period.

A secondary aim was to look at the effectiveness of earlier doses, and the results were, the researchers say, "unexpected". There was an "increased risk of COVID-19 with higher numbers of prior vaccine doses", as illustrated starkly in the cumulative incidence plot below. Those who had three or more doses were around three times or 300% as likely to have a Covid infection than the unvaccinated. This is negative vaccine efficacy of minus-200%.

Comment: Covid vaccination just gets more and more stunningly stupid as time goes on. Not only are they dangerous an ineffective, but they actually have NEGATIVE EFFECTIVENESS. The more shots you get, the worse you are protected. And yet governments continue to strongly encourage vaccination for their citizens.

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The fake 'tripledemic' that was 90% RSV and almost zero COVID-19

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Already by the last week of October 2022, continuing through November and early December, local Rhode Island media were amplifying clinician and public health official warnings about a paediatric respiratory illness 'tripledemic'. The 'tripledemic' that prompted this tocsin of looming calamity in children was an alleged convergence of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Serious paediatric illness is best gauged by the actual number of children hospitalised, as opposed to 'respiratory virus test positivity'. The latter is especially misleading because of the unique, ongoing phenomenon of continued mass COVID-19 testing for minimal symptoms. Curiously, almost two months later, I could find no local media follow-up coverage elucidating the feared paediatric 'tripledemic' by this most germane metric: a direct comparison of children hospitalised for COVID-19, influenza or RSV.

With the cooperation of Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) spokesman Joseph Wendelken, and an academic paediatrician at Hasbro Children's Hospital, I can now present those hospitalisation data, per the table below. Given time lags in compilation and transmission, the hospitalisation record only covers all of October, and November 2022.

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