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Your appendix is not a useless organ

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It was the first day of spring break in 1992 in Phoenix, and 12-year-old Heather Smith was excited for her family's upcoming ski trip.

But before Smith and her family had even packed their snow pants, she realized she didn't feel good. "I woke up feeling just a little bit nauseous, and I wasn't sure why. Throughout the course of the day, I started to feel worse and worse and started to develop pain in the abdomen," she says.

By about midafternoon, her father took her to urgent care. She ended up getting emergency surgery to have her appendix out.

Smith still has a small scar from the appendectomy. And after the surgery, she found herself intrigued by the part of her body she had so suddenly lost. "It inspired me to wonder: Why do we have this weird little organ in the first place? What does it do? Why does it get inflamed?"

Smith grew up to be a professor of anatomy at Midwestern University and editor-in-chief of a journal called The Anatomical Record. And all these decades later, Smith has made a mark in the field by studying the very organ that threw off her family's vacation plans in 1992.

She acknowledges that the appendix has a bad rap as a useless organ that can cause you pain and require emergency surgery. "But it turns out recent research shows it does have functions that can help us," she says.

NPR's Short Wave spoke to Smith about what the appendix is good for and how a future where appendicitis can be prevented or treated without emergency surgery could be on the way.

This conversation has been edited for length and clarity.

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Lockdowns Caused Hundreds of Thousands of 'Deaths of Despair' But Our Political Elites Still Refuse to Acknowledge This

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In the second week of March 2020, the Trump administration announced "15 days to flatten the curve" based on the misguided notion that shutting the economy down temporarily would reduce hospital admissions and thus lower the Covid death toll over the medium and long term. As you know, in some places the lockdowns of schools and businesses lasted for up to 18 months and destroyed the U.S. economy and hundreds of thousands of small businesses in the process.

At the time, I was battling against SB163 in Colorado — a bill that required parents to be tracked in a Government database and go through an online re-education program if they wanted their children to attend public school but declined any childhood vaccines. But the legislature suddenly shut down with no reopen date in sight.

So I pivoted to working on Covid and the Covid lockdowns. I recalled that there is an extensive literature on "social determinants of health" and "deaths of despair" going back to the 1970s. The idea is relatively straightforward — if the unemployment rate goes up, lots of bad things happen including increases in murder, domestic violence, child abuse, incarceration, mental illness, suicide and deaths from drug and alcohol poisoning.

The focus of the article is on the effects of the lockdown, other effects followed in the wake of the efforts to protect people by mRNA injections.
Killer lockdown: 43,000 non-covid excess deaths at home since last March
Covid deaths in Canada almost doubled in 2022 with a 85% vaccinated population
Striking correlation between autumn vaccine boosters and excess deaths in England as total non-Covid excess tops 23,000
UK sees massive increases in excess deaths and serious ambulance call-outs
UK deaths 26% higher than pre-pandemic levels - mRNA shots are the leading suspect

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Controversial Pfizer Vaccine Trials On Children Raise Concerns In Ukraine

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the mortality rate stood at 4 and 5 percent among those who received the vaccine.
An employee at a Pfizer branch in Kyiv has exposed a shocking clinical trial conducted by the pharmaceutical company, resulting in the tragic deaths of over 40 Ukrainian children at the time of this revelation. These trials have been marred by severe violations of medical and ethical standards, raising alarming concerns. Despite the discovery of these violations in the early stages of the trials and a distressingly high rate of hospitalizations and fatalities, Pfizer stubbornly persists in continuing these experiments.

The disturbing revelations came to light through a series of videos that surfaced in early February on the TikTok account of Anna Sakhno (@anna.sakhno), a Pfizer employee based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Anna disclosed that the usual responsibilities of the Kyiv division primarily involve drug importation and distribution within Ukraine, with no involvement in clinical trials.

Comment: Pfizer utilises the lawlessness and corruption in Ukraine to experiment with their 'vaccines' and continues as a small bribe will shut up any dissenting voices and the West is guaranteed to keep quiet.

Comment: The criminality of Big Pharma continues.

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First outbreak of deadly fungal infection confirmed in Washington State, officials say

© The Canadian Press/Shawn Lockhart-CDC via APThis undated photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at a CDC laboratory.
Authorities in Washington state confirmed an outbreak of a deadly fungal infection that has been on the rise across the United States in recent years.

Officials in King County, Washington, said in a statement on Tuesday that an outbreak involving three patients infected by Candida auris, or C. auris, was reported at Kindred Hospital in Seattle beginning in mid-January. Another case was detected on Jan. 26 at a nursing home in nearby Snohomish County, officials said.

"These patients had previously tested negative for C. auris when they were first admitted," it said. "This is the first known outbreak of C. auris in Washington state."


COVID variants resist antibodies from 2nd and 3rd COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

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All COVID-19 variants, including omicron, are resistant to vaccine-induced antibodies, meaning they are less responsive to the vaccine, as shown in a study published in the journal Vaccine. However, this resistance could be temporarily overcome with additional COVID-19 shots.

"Our data reflect the poor durability of vaccine-induced nAb (neutralizing antibody) responses," the study authors wrote.

Neutralizing antibodies are those the body makes to prevent the virus — in this case, SARS-CoV-2 — from entering and infecting cells.


US appeals court finds Bayer not shielded from Roundup lawsuit

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© REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File PhotoBottles of Roundup, a brand owned by Bayer, are seen for sale in a store in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., June 30, 2022.
A U.S. appeals court on Monday refused to dismiss a Georgia doctor's lawsuit claiming that Bayer AG's Roundup weedkiller caused cancer, the latest setback in the German company's efforts to fend off thousands of similar cases carrying potentially billions of dollars in liability.

A three-judge panel of the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Bayer's argument that federal regulators' approval of Roundup shielded the company from being sued under state law for failing to warn consumers of the product's risks. Several other appeals courts had previously reached the same conclusion in similar lawsuits.

Bayer said in a statement that it disagreed with the ruling and that it "continues to stand fully behind its Roundup products," which it maintains are safe.

The ruling comes as some investors have been pressuring the company to change its strategy on the litigation, by pursuing settlements or breaking up its business. So far, however, the company has doubled down on continuing to fight Roundup cases in court, saying it believes it can win key victories on appeal.

If the 11th Circuit had broken with those other appeals courts, it would have made it more likely for the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue. Another federal appeals court, the Philadelphia-based 3rd Circuit, is currently considering the issue in a separate case.

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The surprisingly simple exercise that can lower your blood pressure

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The wall sit, a simple bodyweight exercise that can be done virtually anywhere, isn't just for building strength. It can help your cardiovascular health, too.

A recent study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that isometric exercises, like wall sits (also known as wall squats), can help reduce blood pressure even more effectively than other forms of exercise, including aerobic activity, weight training or high-intensity interval workouts.

The research is good news for people who struggle to meet physical activity guidelines that recommend at least 150 minutes of weekly moderate-intensity exercise, like brisk walking or bicycling. The new analysis found that about eight minutes of isometric exercise, three times a week, can lead to a meaningful reduction in blood pressure.


Criminal FDA declares informed consent null and void

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in White Oak, Md., on June 5, 2023.
© Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch TimesThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in White Oak, Md., on June 5, 2023.
If we've learned one thing over the last three years, it's that abiding by centuries-old medical ethics, like asking questions, is what White Supremacists™ and domestic terrorists do.

Via the soon-to-be-memory-holed American Medical Association webpage on informed consent:
"Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. Patients have the right to receive information and ask questions about recommended treatments so that they can make well-considered decisions about care. Successful communication in the patient-physician relationship fosters trust and supports shared decision making.

The process of informed consent occurs when communication between a patient and physician results in the patient's authorization or agreement to undergo a specific medical intervention."
That was then.

This is now, when respecting the Science™ requires that you shut your filthy masked mouth and do whatever corporate media news actors and Public Health™ technocrats tell you to do.

Via Federal Register:
"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to implement a provision of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). This final rule allows an exception from the requirement to obtain informed consent when a clinical investigation poses no more than minimal risk to the human subject and includes appropriate safeguards to protect the rights, safety, and welfare of human subjects. The final rule permits an institutional review board (IRB) to waive or alter certain informed consent elements or to waive the requirement to obtain informed consent, under limited conditions, for certain FDA-regulated minimal risk clinical investigations."
Branch COVIDians surely don't care about any of this, as they gave up long ago exercising their former right to be fully informed of medical experimentation risks anyway. In fact, they brag about their ignorance and apathy and doglike obedience as if they are virtues.


Recent higher-than-normal death rate in UK raises doubt on efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines

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Nearly 90 percent of the UK population (12 and up) has received the two recommended doses of the COVID-10 vaccine and around 70 percent have had three or more.

In the past two years, the UK has recorded abnormally high death rates. According to the Office for National Statistics the number of registered deaths in England and Wales in the week ending Dec. 1, 2023, was 3.9 percent above the previous five-year average, with COVID-19-related deaths accounting for 1.6 percent. Some scientists point out that the level of protection offered by COVID-19 vaccines might be showing signs of lagging and that it may be necessary to take additional precautionary measures in the future.

The UK was one of the pacesetters in vaccine adoption and holds one of the highest early COVID-19 vaccination rates. They were among the first countries to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for widespread use and began vaccinations on Dec. 8, 2020.

Statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that as of August 2022, more than 90 percent of individuals aged 12 and above in the UK had received at least one dose of vaccine. Furthermore, nearly 90 percent of the population has completed the recommended two-dose regimen. Impressively, approximately 70 percent of citizens have gone a step further by receiving three or more doses.

Comment: A 'nice' overview of the devastating consequences that vaccination and boosters can have. First inject an experimental genetic medication, then see what the consequences are and only after every possible person has the shot, then think about alternative treatments against the virus. This is what living in a ponerized society looks like.

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5 human deaths from equine encephalitis virus in Argentina amid efforts to contain outbreak

© DREAMSTIME TNSMosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile virus, dengue fever and Eastern equine encephalitis are on the rise during rainy season when these insects breed. Mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile virus, dengue fever and Eastern equine encephalitis are on the rise during rainy season when these insects breed.
Argentina's Health Ministry on Sunday reported five people have died from Western Equine Encephalitis virus amid 39 cases of infection registered in five of the South American country's 24 provinces.

Cases have been concentrated mainly in the central region of the country, with 38 of the 39 infections registered in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Entre Rios and Cordoba, and one case in the northern province of Santiago del Estero.

Comment: WEE first reappeared in the news after Argentina detected it in a few horses, and quarantine measures were enforced in an attempt to prevent its spread. However, after just one human infection was reported a few months ago, 5 people are now dead.

Whilst it's clear the establishment is keen to foment hysteria around all kinds of viruses and diseases, one does wonder what impact hundreds of millions of people injected with experimental, immune-compromising injections will have on viral outbreaks such as this.

Bird flu is another zoonotic virus that has been reported, increasingly, over the past few years; the last year in particular, with tens of millions of birds, across the planet, culled as a result. And, despite the questionable mass culls, harsh quarantine measures, and bird flu vaccine program, spread does not appear to have slowed much; and more recently it was revealed that an outbreak occurred on a fully vaccinated duck farm in France.