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EU medicines official sees clear 'association' between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots

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A medical worker prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot at a vaccination centre in Ronquieres, Belgium on Tuesday.
A senior official at Europe's medicines regulator has said there is a clear "association" between AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots in the brain, though the direct cause of the clots is still unknown.

The European Medical Agency (EMA) said in a statement after the comments by Marco Cavaleri, chair of its vaccine evaluation team, that it was still conducting a review of the vaccine and expected to announce its findings on Wednesday or Thursday.

An AstraZeneca spokesman declined to comment on Cavaleri's remarks, which he made in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Messagero that was published on Tuesday.

"In my opinion, we can now say it, it is clear that there is an association (of the brain blood clots) with the vaccine. However, we still do not know what causes this reaction," Cavaleri said, without giving evidence to support his comments.

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Ambulance

30 million toxic masks distributed to schools and daycares in Quebec

Toxic Masks
One model of mask distributed to Quebec schools and daycares may be dangerous for the lungs as they could contain a potentially toxic material, according to a directive sent out by the provincial government on Friday.

Radio-Canada has obtained documents showing Health Canada warned of the potential for "early pulmonary toxicity" from the SNN200642 masks which are made in China and sold and distributed by Métallifer, a Quebec-based manufacturer.

"If you have this type of mask in stock, we ask that you stop distributing them and keep them in a safe place now," the provincial government says in the directive that was sent by three ministries: education, families and higher education.

Comment: How long will it take for people to see the dangers of enforced mask policies? See also:


Passport

The rise of the vaccine passport: Vaccines are the new 'Purity Test'

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As predicted last year, vaccine passports are being rolled out across the world, including the U.S. As reported by Ron Paul in his Liberty Report,1,2 which streamed live March 29, 2021, the Biden Administration is "seriously looking into establishing some kind of federal vaccine passport system, where Americans who cannot (or will not) prove to the government they have been jabbed with the experimental vaccine will be legally treated as second-class citizens."

Paul warns that this system "will quickly morph into a copy of China's 'social credit' system, where undesirable behaviors are severely punished." I've been saying the same thing for many months now, and there's every reason to suspect that this is indeed where we're headed.

Indeed, listen to Ilana Rachel Daniel's emotional plea from Jerusalem, Israel, where a "Green Pass" is now required if you want to enter any number of public venues and participate in society. Daniel, who emigrated from the U.S. to Israel 25 years ago, is a health adviser, activist and information officer for a new political human rights party called Rappeh.

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Syringe

No smoke without fire part 3: Vaccine adverse reactions

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The UK Government's COVID-19 vaccination programme is now in full swing and the general public is being bombarded with the official line that to stop the COVID-19 pandemic and regain their freedom, people must be vaccinated. In fact they are told they must be vaccinated twice. Of course the BBC has been one of the strongest repeaters of the official government line, and the BBC proudly boasted on 23 March 2021 that:
Almost 28 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine - part of the biggest inoculation programme the country has ever launched.

In a race against a faster-spreading variant of the virus, ministers have pinned their hopes of easing a third national lock down on vaccinating as many adults as possible by summer.
Reading the second BBC line, we can see this carefully crafted sentence ramps up the fear, by warning us of "a faster-spreading variant of the virus", and drops in hope as in "hopes of easing third national lock-down." Thus in one sentence the BBC suggests to the mind of the reader that to stop a faster spreading variant of the virus and to regain 'normal-life' and freedoms, we must enthusiastically join the government's vaccination programme.

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Red Flag

Fascist doctors return with cruel treatment

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After spending 75 years making Hitler and Nazi Germany into a vision of pure evil, the worst ever to visit humanity, we find ourselves right back into the arms of fascism. In this place, freedom has no name. Friedrich Karl Hermann Entress was a German camp doctor who introduced the procedure of injecting lethal doses of phenol directly into prisoners' hearts. He was captured by the Allies in 1945, sentenced to death, and executed in 1947.

That was then. Now we have Dr. Anthony Fauci ready to do vaccine experiments on children while ignoring the harm the vaccines are already doing to elderly populations. "Hopefully, by the time we get to the late spring, early summer, we will have children being able to be vaccinated according to the FDA's guidance," said Dr. Fauci. The world is suffering from a mass delusional psychosis and Fauci, in significant part, is to blame. When will he be captured? Will he ever stop lying or trying to deceive masses of people?

Comment: Dr. Fauci was among highest-paid federal officials in 2019 — He banked more than President Trump's $400,000


Attention

Man's skin 'peeled off' due to adverse reaction to Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

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Richard Terrell, 74, suffered a severe rash over his entire body after receiving the Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
A Virginia man suffered a rare reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine that caused a painful rash to spread across his entire body and skin to peel off, doctors said.

Richard Terrell, 74, of Goochland began suffering strange symptoms four days after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, news station WRIC reported.

"I began to feel a little discomfort in my armpit and then a few days later I began to get an itchy rash, and then after that I began to swell and my skin turned red," Terrell told the outlet.


Comment: That it began in his armpit is actually notable: Swollen lymph nodes after COVID-19 vaccines may cause cancer false alarms


Comment: Whilst that particular reaction may be rare, the world-wide Covid-19 vaccine trials constitute one of the largest experiments on humans ever to have happened, and some of the adverse reactions have been severe enough to necessitate banning the vaccines altogether; moreover, there's evidence that it has actually led to an increase in mortality:


People

Research reveals why redheads may have different pain thresholds

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New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) provides insights on why people with red hair exhibit altered sensitivity to certain kinds of pain. The findings are published in Science Advances.

In people with red hair (as in numerous other species of animals with red fur), the pigment-producing cells of the skin — called melanocytes — contain a variant form of the melanocortin 1 receptor. This receptor sits on the cell surface, and if it becomes activated by circulating hormones called melanocortins, it causes the melanocyte to switch from generating yellow/red melanin pigment to producing brown/black melanin pigment. Earlier work by David E. Fisher, MD, Ph.D., director of the Mass General Cancer Center's Melanoma Program and director of MGH's Cutaneous Biology Research Center, demonstrated that the inability of red-haired individuals to tan or darken their skin pigment is traced to inactive variants of this receptor.

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Info

Think twice before you ice after an injury says recent study

Soccer Injury
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It is common practice to apply an ice pack to a sprained ankle or a sore muscle, and many professional athletes have been reported to use cryotherapy to aid with recovery. However, the benefits of the well-known RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) for injuries and sore muscles have been thoroughly debunked, including by the doctor that originally coined the term four decades ago. While icing an injury does effectively relieve pain, it also constricts blood vessels and reduces blood flow to the cold area. Even though the injury feels better, this impairs the body's ability to heal, extending the recovery process.

But what happens after the ice is removed? In a recent study, scientists hypothesized that once the area warmed up, there would be a large temporary increase in blood flow, aiding in the healing process. This "rebound" phenomenon has been observed after things like removing a tourniquet or unclamping an artery during surgery, but hadn't been studied for restrictions due to cold temperatures.

The researchers found that using ice, compression, and elevation therapy on a muscle immediately after exercise led to significantly reduced blood flow as expected, but instead of bouncing back immediately after treatment, the blood flow remained low for an extended period of time. While we already knew that ice impairs muscle recovery even though it's great for reducing pain, now we can add that the negative effects last longer than previously hypothesized, suggesting that injured athletes should think twice before using ice as pain relief.

Ornaments

Woman gives birth to twins conceived three weeks apart in rare case of "superfetation"

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A woman in England became pregnant while already pregnant.
A woman in England became pregnant while already pregnant, ultimately giving birth to rare twins conceived three weeks apart, according to recent news reports.

Typically, when a woman becomes pregnant, her body kick-starts several biological processes aimed at preventing a concurrent pregnancy, including releasing hormones to stop ovulation. But in rare instances, a pregnant woman could continue to ovulate, or release an egg, and that egg could then be fertilized by sperm and implanted in the uterus, Live Science previously reported. This rare phenomenon, in which two fertilized eggs are implanted in the uterus at different times, is known as "superfetation."

In this new case, the twins were conceived three weeks apart, according to Good Morning America. The mother, Rebecca Roberts, was 39 years old and became pregnant for the first time last year after trying to conceive for several years and taking fertility medication.

Comment: It seems that, at least in the West, there's a correlation between the rise in fertility treatments and the rise in the birth of twins: Twin Peaks: More twinning in humans than ever before

See also:'Identical' - twins have small genome differences says new study


Health

Chronic stress leads to hair loss says study

Hair Loss
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Harvard University researchers have identified the biological mechanism by which chronic stress impairs hair follicle stem cells, confirming long-standing observations that stress might lead to hair loss.

In a mouse study published in the journal Nature, the researchers found that a major stress hormone puts hair follicle stem cells into an extended resting phase, without regenerating the follicle or the hair. The researchers identified the specific cell type and molecule responsible for relaying the stress signal to the stem cells, and showed that this pathway can be potentially targeted to restore hair growth.

"My lab is interested in understanding how stress affects stem cell biology and tissue biology, spurred in part by the fact that everyone has a story to share about what happens to their skin and hair when they are stressed. I realized that as a skin stem cell biologist, I could not provide a satisfying answer regarding if stress indeed has an impact — and more importantly, if yes, what are the mechanisms," said Ya-Chieh Hsu, the Alvin and Esta Star Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard and senior author of the study. "The skin offers a tractable and accessible system to study this important problem in depth, and in this work, we found that stress does actually delay stem-cell activation and fundamentally changes how frequently hair follicle stem cells regenerate tissues."

The hair follicle is one of the few mammalian tissues that can undergo rounds of regeneration throughout life, and has become a paradigm that informs much of our fundamental understanding of mammalian stem cell biology. The hair follicle naturally cycles between growth and rest, a process fueled by hair follicle stem cells. During the growth phase, hair follicle stem cells become activated to regenerate the follicle and hair, and hairs grow longer each day. During the resting phase, the stem cells are quiescent and hairs shed more easily. Hair loss can occur if the hairs shed and the stem cells remain quiescent without regenerating new tissue.