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'Antimicrobial resistance' among leading causes of death globally, comprehensive analysis finds

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Study: Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis.
The most comprehensive estimate of the global impact of antimicrobial resistance thus far is published in The Lancet today. It reveals that more than 1.2 million people (and potentially millions more) around the world died in 2019 as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections - placing it among the leading causes of death.

Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as one of the most pressing public health issues of the 21st century that threatens the effective treatment and prevention of an ever-increasing range of infectious agents no longer susceptible to the drugs we have used to treat them.

This problem is especially relevant for bacteria; over several decades, bacterial pathogens that cause common and severe infections have developed resistance to basically every new antibiotic released to the market. Faced with this reality, the need for action to halt a developing global crisis in health care became very evident.

Comment: Notably absent from the list of recommendations is to increase the overall health of the individual, despite the obvious and significant impact that this would have outcomes.

It's notable that in both the developed world and in the developing world significant numbers of people are suffering ill health, with those in the developed world suffering poor nutrition, and one could say toxic foods, and the developed world suffers from a lack of nutrition overall, as well as due to a lack of sanitation and essential services more generally.

One thing seems clear, despite the great advances made, as in previous eras where famine and pollution left societies in ill health, it would appear that our world is ripe for outbreaks of all kinds: And check out SOTT radio's:


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Record hospitalisations in highly vaccinated US states as omicron surge peaks

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The Omicron surge in America, which has accelerated at an incredible rate, appears to be peaking, according to analysis by J.P. Morgan.

In a report published on Tuesday, the investment banking company notes that the U.S. peak has not come any later than in the U.K., despite the lower vaccination rate.
The Omicron wave in the U.S. also looks to be peaking, despite a significantly worse vaccination profile. The overall level of fully vaccinated individuals in the US, at 62% of the total population, is lower than in the U.K., where 70% of the total population have been fully vaccinated, but the difference is not huge. More striking is the difference in the share of the population who have received a booster shot, 24% of the total population in the U.S. compared with 54% in the U.K. Given the importance of boosters in lifting protection, after the protection from the primary doses fades over time, it might have been expected that the Omicron infection upswing would last longer in the U.S. than in the U.K.. But this does not seem to be the case. It looks like the effective reproduction number in the U.S. returned to 1.0 on January 16th, only 31 days after the Omicron variant first pushed it above 1.0 in mid-December

Comment: It's hard to know what to do with this data. It's all a muddled mess. When one considers 'incidental' Covid admissions, and the fact that many deaths due to other reasons are attributed to Covid, is anything we're seeing about numbers accurate? That being said, taking the numbers for what they are, it would appear that vaccinations have absolutely no bearing on Covid hospitalizations and deaths.

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Official data suggests the Triple Vaccinated may be developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome at an alarming rate

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An in-depth investigation of 5 months worth of official UK Government data published by the UK Health Security Agency seems to confirm predictions previously made by The Expose that the Covid-19 "booster" dose would provide a very short lived temporary boost to the immune systems of the vaccinated population before decimating their immune systems much more rapidly than had already been seen in people who had received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

In short, official UK Government data strongly suggests that the Covid-19 vaccinated population are developing some new form of Covid-19 vaccine induced acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) publish a weekly Vaccine Surveillance Report, with each report containing four weeks worth of data on Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths by vaccination status. For our investigation we analysed 5 of these published Vaccine Surveillance Reports containing data from August 16th 2021 to January 2nd 2022, in order to get a clear picture on the effect the Covid-19 vaccines are having on the immune systems of the vaccinated population, and this is what we found...

Comment: In a previous Exposé article from October 2021 they said:
"Everybody over 30 will have lost 100% of their entire immune capability (certainly for Covid and most likely for viruses and certain cancers - following the evidence from Cole Diagnostics in Idaho and Dr Nathan Thompson) within 16 weeks."
It doesn't appear to have happened to the alarming degree that they initially stated, but there does seem to be a considerable decline in immune function. See also:


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Deaths up 40% among those aged 18-64 based on life insurance claims for 2021 after COVID-19 vaccine roll outs

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Finally, the "elephant in the room" that nobody wanted to discuss in 2021 regarding labor shortages and supply chain bottlenecks, which is that record number of younger people in the workforce were dying after the roll-out of the COVID-19 "vaccines," can no longer be swept under the rug as statistics are being published that reveal a huge crisis developing in the United States.

Scott Davison, the CEO of OneAmerica, a $100 billion insurance company based out of Indiana, has come out publicly and stated that based on life insurance claims, the death rate has skyrocketed an unprecedented 40% among those between the ages of 18 and 64, based on the 3rd quarter and into the 4th quarter of 2021.

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New research suggests COVID was less deadly than thought in first year of pandemic

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COVID-19 was less lethal across nearly every age group in its first full year than previously thought, according to an updated review of global research from Stanford University's Meta-Research Innovation Center (METRIC).

Between summer and Christmas 2021, METRIC's estimates of deaths from infection fell by half in multiple age groups, including young people, and less sharply in others.

The international estimates, which have not been peer-reviewed, are not substantially different from the CDC's own "best estimate" of COVID mortality in the U.S., last updated in March. They use different age ranges, making exact comparisons difficult.

The findings raise questions about ongoing COVID restrictions and mandates, particularly for schoolchildren and college students, who remain at the lowest overall risk from infection.

The risk-benefit ratio of vaccine boosters is also under scrutiny, with international authorities souring on their wide deployment and a new Israeli study finding that a fourth dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines doesn't stop the Omicron variant.

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Triple-jabbed over-30s have higher infection rates than the unvaccinated, UKHSA data show

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This week's UKHSA vaccine surveillance report has landed - and this week a change. In the (in)famous Table 12, which shows rates of infections, deaths and hospitalisations per 100,000 by vaccination status, the data have suddenly switched to giving rates for triple-jabbed rather than two-or-more doses, meaning we no longer have continuity with our previous data. So sudden was the change in fact, that the report itself has not kept up with it, and the notes under the table still say the rates are for "people who have received either two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or in people who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine".

The change means we have to start over in our week-by-week comparisons, so the infection rates by age for this period are depicted above and the unadjusted vaccine effectiveness figures are depicted below.

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Below is how the total reported infections for the period break down by vaccination status (in this chart vaccinated means one or more doses). While the chart doesn't take into account the different numbers of people vaccinated and unvaccinated, with over 70% of infections in the vaccinated it does show that the outbreak is predominantly in vaccinated people.

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The right to healthy food: Comorbidities & COVID-19

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In early 2020, we saw the beginning of the COVID-19 'pandemic'. The world went into lockdown and even after lockdowns in various countries had been lifted, restrictions continued.

Data now shows that lockdowns seemingly had limited if any positive impacts on the trajectory of COVID-19 and in 2022 the world - especially the poor - is paying an immense price not least in terms of loss of income, loss of livelihoods, the deterioration of mental and physical health, the eradication of civil liberties, disrupted supply chains and shortages.

Before proceeding, the distinction should be made between dying from COVID and dying with COVID.

Those classified as dying with COVID include people entering hospital and testing positive while there, but they died due to other reasons, or they had chronic underlying conditions which possibly caused their death and COVID may or may not have been a complicating factor.

In the US, the Center for Disease Control provides a list of comorbid conditions in COVID-19 patients, which includes cancer, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, Down syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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CDC study finds natural immunity is superior to vaccine immunity: long-lasting and broad spectrum

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This undated transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, also known as novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab.

Comment: So the CDC has finally acknowledged the intuitive wisdom of centuries, not to mention a pile of previous studies. Huzzah?


A study by the U.S. CDC (a Federal Government health agency) has found that natural immunity is superior to vaccine immunity alone, and that being vaccinated on top makes little difference, confirming the findings of several studies in other countries.

The study looked at Covid infection and hospitalisation rates in California and New York during the Delta period, June to November 2021. The chart below shows the hazard rates over time for the four cohorts (no vaccine and no prior infection; no vaccine and prior infection; vaccine and no prior infection; vaccine and prior infection) for hospital admissions, adjusted for age - focus especially on the relative heights of the three dashed lines near the bottom.

The authors write: "These results demonstrate that vaccination protects against COVID-19 and related hospitalisation, and that surviving a previous infection protects against a reinfection and related hospitalisation." Note that the unvaccinated group here is split between those who are and are not previously infected, so is not directly comparable to the UKHSA data which does not make this distinction.

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Why are pandemic babies developmentally stunted?

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Babies born during the first year of the pandemic are developmentally and cognitively behind where they should be... and it isn't because of the virus itself. That is the shocking finding from a major new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on 255 babies born at a New York hospital between March and December of 2020.


In screening tests of gross motor, fine motor, and social skills done at the age of six months, pandemic babies scored lower than pre-pandemic babies. Whether the mother had Covid during the pregnancy, however, made no difference to the babies' development - regardless of how severe the infection was. So, if the damage wasn't down to the virus, what did cause it?

I spoke to Dr. Dani Dumitriu, co-author of the study and paediatrician at Columbia University, to find out more. She points out that although pandemic babies' scores were only slightly lower, these average differences could have profound long-term effects on an entire generation.

Comment: The extreme overreaction to a respiratory virus not much worse than a bad cold has cost our society dearly, but the effect on children is unforgivable. If there is any such thing as universal justice, the controllers behind the 'pandemic' will burn for this.

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WHO says there's no evidence healthy children and adolescents need Covid boosters

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World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan attends a press conference organised by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020.
There's "no evidence right now" that suggests healthy children and adolescents need booster shots to supplement their Covid-19 vaccinations, World Health Organization Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said Tuesday.

Swaminathan said the agency's advisory group, called Sage, or the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, will meet later this week to consider how countries should think about giving booster shots.

"The aim is to protect the most vulnerable, to protect those at highest risk of severe disease and dying, those are our elderly population, immunocompromised with underlying conditions and also health care workers," Swaminathan said WHO media briefing.

Dr. Michael Ryan, executive direction of the WHO's health emergencies program, said the agency still hasn't figured out how often or how many doses people will ultimately need.

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