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Best of the Web: Child dies during Pfizer trial for muscular dystrophy gene therapy, boy's 'sudden' cardiac arrest noted as a 'serious adverse event'

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A young patient died due to cardiac arrest after receiving Pfizer's (PFE.N), experimental gene therapy being tested in a mid-stage trial for a muscle-wasting disorder called Duchenne muscular dystrophy(DMD), the drugmaker told Reuters on Tuesday.

"A fatal serious adverse event was reported as cardiac arrest for a participant in the Phase 2 DAYLIGHT study," a company spokesperson told Reuters in an emailed response.

Comment: It's notable that 'sudden' cardiac events are one of the serious side effects reported from the Covid mRNA injections. But, obviously, there were a myriad of other side effects reported, too, ranging from temporary to fatal.

The trial is testing boys 2 to three years of age with DMD, a genetic muscle wasting disorder in which most patients lack the protein dystrophin which keeps muscles intact. The disorder affects an estimated one-in-3,500 male births worldwide.

Comment: As we've seen with the covid mRNA injections, the side effects of these highly experimental 'gene therapies' are numerous and varied, and the time frame of these side effects ranges from immediate, to those that are the culmination of years of damage.


AstraZeneca withdraws Covid vaccine worldwide

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The company found itself in hot water following allegations that the jab can cause blood clots in rare cases

AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company has announced the withdrawal of its Covid-19 vaccine from global markets, claiming the drug has been sidelined by alternatives.

The development comes after the drug manufacturer recently admitted that the vaccine can cause potentially fatal blood clots in rare cases.

In a statement on Wednesday, cited by multiple media outlets, a spokesperson for AstraZeneca said multiple variants of the vaccine had been developed since the start of the pandemic, leading to a decline in demand for Vaxzevria, which is no longer being manufactured or developed. A spokesman also cited independent estimates claiming that "over 6.5 million lives were saved in the first year of use alone and over 3 billion doses were supplied globally."

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Scientists tried to reinfect people with Covid - and failed

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Scientists tried to reinfect people with Covid but found it impossible, even when they ramped up the dose 10,000-fold, according to the latest results from the Covid challenge trials.

When Paul Zimmer-Harwood volunteered to be intentionally infected with SARS-CoV-2, he wasn't sure what to expect. He was ready for a repeat of his first brush with COVID-19, through a naturally acquired infection that gave him influenza-like symptoms. But he hoped his immunity would help him feel well enough to use the indoor bicycle trainer that he had brought into quarantine.

It turned out that Zimmer-Harwood, a PhD student at University of Oxford, UK, had nothing to worry about. Neither he nor any of the 35 other people who participated in the 'challenge' trial actually got COVID-19.

The study's results, published on May 1st in Lancet Microbe, raise questions about the usefulness of COVID-19 challenge trials for testing vaccines, drugs and other therapeutics. "If you can't get people infected, then you can't test those things," says Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial College London. Viral strains used in challenge trials take many months to produce, making it impossible to match emerging circulating variants that can overcome high levels of existing immunity in populations.


Lithium: The untold story of the magic mineral

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As far as cosmologists can tell, there were only three elements present when the universe was first formed some 13.8 billion years ago: hydrogen, helium, and lithium. As one of the three original elements, lithium is found throughout our atmosphere. The sun, stars, and meteorites burn brightly with the flame of this highly reactive element. On earth, lithium remains a major mineral component of granite rock, and also lingers in significant amounts in sea water, mineral springs, and soils. Lithium has also found its way into our cell phones, electric cars, and holiday fireworks. Every organ and tissue in the human body contains the mineral lithium, with particular importance in brain health.

Today, we do not tend to think of lithium as an essential mineral in human physiology and its critical use for expanding technology. Lithium does not evoke visions of stars, peaceful rivers, or strong, healthy bodies. Instead images of lithium are associated with pharmacies, doctor's offices, and back wards of psychiatric hospitals. Lithium is perceived, almost exclusively, as a dangerous drug used to treat severe mental illness with incapacitating side effects.

In a recent review in the New York Times titled "I Don't Believe in God, but I Believe in Lithium," author Jamie Lowe delivered a powerful testimony of her dramatic response to lithium - the drug that alleviated her mania and allowed her to live a normal, happy life. Her article also describes the kidney damage that has forced her to stop lithium and placed her on a waiting list for potential kidney transplant. She provides a unique insight into the life-changing prescriptive benefits of lithium, and the overwhelming fear she has of life without her lithium; a life without her sanity.

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AstraZeneca admits for first time its Covid vaccine CAN cause 'rare' side effect in tense legal fight.

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The UK-Swedish pharmaceutical company has said its Covid-19 jab could cause blood clots in rare cases.

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has for the first time admitted that its Covid-19 vaccine could cause a rare side effect that could lead to blood clots and death, according to court documents.

The company is fighting a class action lawsuit alleging that its inoculation, which was developed in collaboration with the University of Oxford, can result in death and serious injury.

The legal battle was initiated by Jamie Scott, a father of two, who suffered a blood clot that left him with brain damage after he was inoculated in April 2021 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. He is seeking compensation over claims that the AstraZeneca vaccine is "defective" and less safe than expected, an allegation the company denies.

Comment: The problem was not just with AstraZeneca vaccines, but all mRNA "vaccines" they introduced for Covid-19.
The main question is whether the blood clots and heart damage a lot of people experience after receiving mRNA vaccines are just unwanted side effects that were concealed by the manufacturers, or whether the vaccines were intentionally designed that way.

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Best of the Web: Japan's most senior Oncologist condemns Covid mRNA vaccines for causing 'turbocancers, autoimmune, and neurodegenerative' disorders

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Dear subscribers, I am back! As usual, highlights are above; full interview below. Today, I bring you a recent interview with Prof. Fukushima (SOURCE) that was published on April 19, after the mass protest in Japan.

It is interesting to hear Prof Fukushima introduce himself. If you read the "brought to you by Pfizer" mainstream media and fake fact-checking websites, they simply paint Prof Fukushima as a fringe anti-vaxxer. But when you hear about his history, you get a sense that this was someone highly prominent before he went against the narrative of "safe and effective."

As the most senior medical oncologist in Japan, Prof Fukushima has not only led the charge in establishing medical oncology as a key discipline but also pioneered the first cancer outpatient clinic at Kyoto University. His tenure at the Aichi Cancer Center Hospital and innovative leadership in translating research into actionable medical advancements, notably in pharmacoepidemiology, underscore a career dedicated to challenging the status quo for the sake of improving patient care. His early critique, published in 'Nature' all the way back in 1989, (35 years ago!), highlighted the risks of uncritically accepting and distributing drugs with unproven efficacy, exposing a deep flaw within the pharmaceutical approval process in Japan. This bravery in confronting pharmaceutical norms sparked significant reforms, showcasing his commitment to patient safety over complacency.

Comment: Alongside the US, Japan's medical professionals and government officials have been particularly prominent in sounding the alarm over the devastating side effects associated with the experimental covid injections: Seemingly less publicized is whether those nations which deployed their own, non-mRNA injections - such as Russia and China - have suffered a similar myriad of devastating side effects that are being widely documented across countries which deployed the jabs concocted by Western nations.

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Top 9 adaptogenic herbs for stress relief and more

Natural medicine has long appreciated the benefits of herbs and food to help with health. One such example of this is adaptogenic herbs, or "adaptogens," which can positively impact one's response to stress.

As you probably know, your body is built to release the hormone cortisol when faced with stress, but elevated cortisol levels over long periods of time (aka chronic stress) can affect every physiological system in your body, including your thyroid and adrenal glands.

While most researchers and doctors agree that an approach to reduce chronic stress is many-layered, one powerful approach to naturally relieving stress as well as reducing long-term cortisol levels is by using adaptogenic herbs.

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Excess deaths since 2022 primarily in vaccinated, official data suggest

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Excess deaths since 2022 were primarily in the vaccinated, official data suggest, fueling fears that the Covid vaccines may be playing a significant role in the high excess deaths in recent years.

Data from the Office for National Statistics show that the proportion of total deaths in England among unvaccinated people dropped sharply in early 2022, even as excess deaths soared. The proportion then remained low throughout the following two years, indicating that the additional deaths during this period were concentrated in the vaccinated.

Is this why the authorities continue to resist releasing the full data on deaths by vaccination status? A cross-party group of 21 MPs and peers are the latest to write to request the data be released. Are the authorities refusing because they know the data show excess deaths predominantly in the vaccinated?

The striking effect was seen in every age group. The charts showing these results can be seen below (find the data here, table 5). The blue lines show the total deaths by month in the age group (left-hand axis) while the red lines show the proportion of deaths in the unvaccinated in the age group (right-hand axis; unvaccinated here means receiving no doses). The most striking feature on each chart is the steep drop in the red line in early 2022, which denotes a sharp and sustained drop in the proportion of deaths in the unvaccinated and a corresponding rise in the proportion in the vaccinated.


Up to HALF of excess deaths in US nursing homes were due to lockdowns and 'mitigation' measures

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Up to half the excess deaths in American nursing homes were due to the impact of lockdowns and mitigation measures on frail residents rather than the virus. That's the conclusion of epidemiologist Professor Eyal Shahar in a new analysis of a study on U.S. nursing home deaths.

The study, published in the Journal of Health Economics in 2022, found that the greater the mitigation efforts in U.S. nursing homes, the higher the death toll during the pandemic. "Those efforts not only largely failed to reduce Covid mortality, but they also added non-Covid deaths. The more they tried to mitigate, the worse the outcome was," notes Prof. Shahar.

"These results are consistent in three consecutive periods: May through September 2020, September through December 2020, and December 2020 through April 2021. Moreover, the relationship between quality ranking and mortality became stronger over time," he adds.


Did BioNTech's experimental cancer drugs promote cancer? The plot thickens

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Prior to the advent of COVID-19, BioNTech, the German developer and owner of the so-called 'Pfizer' vaccine, had only ever done trials for cancer therapies. This was the company's focus, not infectious diseases. But none of those trials got very far. None of BioNTech's experimental cancer drugs had ever made it to a large-scale phase 3 clinical trial, and one of the just three phase 2 trials registered by BioNTech prior to 2020 was "prematurely ended" for unknown reasons. All in all, BioNTech had only tested its drugs on just over 400 - for the most part, extremely-ill - cancer patients.

In light of reports of surging cancer diagnoses since the rollout of the mRNA-based Covid vaccines, I wondered in a recent article whether BioNTech's trials faltered because its mRNA-based cancer therapies were in fact promoting cancerous growths rather than inhibiting or reversing them.

Well, now we have further support for this hypothesis.

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