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Statins may not slash the risk of dying from heart disease: Controversial study claims the cheap cholesterol-busting pills offer no 'consistent benefit'

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Scientists analysed 35 previous studies into the effects of drugs which lower 'bad' LDL cholesterol, finding that the pills have no consistent benefit.
Statins are not particularly effective at reducing the risk of dying from heart disease, a study claims.

Scientists analysed 35 studies into the effects of the drugs which lower 'bad' LDL cholesterol and found the pills have no consistent benefit.

The research, published in the British Medical Journal, found three quarters of all trials reported no reduction in mortality among those who took the drugs.

And half of all studies suggested that cholesterol-busting pills did not prevent heart attacks or strokes.

Comment: Leave it to the mainstream press in an article about a study finding statins to be garbage to dedicate half of it to bought-and-paid-for shills defending statins. Anyone even moderately paying attention has known for years that statins do not do what they advertise and cause a great deal of harm besides. But it may be too much to expect the Daily Mail to give us an honest look at statins, after they smeared Harcombe, Malhotra and Kendrick as 'dangerous statins deniers' only a year ago.

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Painkillers such as aspirin 'do more harm than good' for chronic primary pain

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Painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin and opioids can do "more harm than good" and should not be prescribed to treat chronic primary pain, health officials have said.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said there was "little or no evidence" the commonly used drugs for chronic primary pain made any difference to people's quality of life, pain or psychological distress. But the draft guidance, published on Monday, said there was evidence they can cause harm, including addiction.

Chronic primary pain is a condition in itself that cannot be accounted for by another diagnosis or as a symptom of an underlying condition, Nice said. It is characterised by significant emotional distress and functional disability with examples including chronic widespread pain and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

The chairman of the guidance committee, Nick Kosky, said that, while patients expected a clear diagnosis and effective treatment, the complexity of the condition means GPs and specialists can find it very "challenging" to manage.

Comment: While guidelines may help, diligent research is recommended.

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Objective:Health - The Strange Push to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine

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Dr. Simone Gold, a board certified emergency physician who was recently fired after 20 years as an emergency room physician for participating in the America's Frontline Doctors press conference, where medical professionals from across the country were touting the benefits of hydroxychloroquine, said in a recent series of tweets:
Why are social media company employees with no medical degree or clinical experience censoring the perspectives of practicing physicians? Why are journalists claiming hydroxychloroquine is ineffective when there are numerous studies showcasing its efficacy against COVID-19? Why are state governors restricting physicians from prescribing an FDA approved medication for 65 years and empowering pharmacies to over-rule your doctor? These actions are unprecedented and have never happened before in medicine.
It is indeed unprecedented. We have never witnessed a mainstream pharmaceutical medication be the victim of such widespread smearing - it's usually the opposite, with drugs having their dangerous side-effects buried while being promoted as a miracle cure. While it's unlikely that HCQ is benign (no pharmaceutical drugs are), is it really deserving of the treatment it's getting? Does it need to be banned?

On this episode of Objective:Health, we dive into the apparent coordinated disinformation campaign against hydroxychloroquine, trying to get to the bottom of what the heck is going on here.


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WHO admits: No direct evidence masks prevent viral infection

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According to the director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, life will not be returning to your old normal anytime soon. What's more, things will only get worse unless the public follow health advice such as wearing masks and social distancing. The somber announcement came during a July 13, 2020, press conference (below).

This, despite the fact that the WHO's June 5, 2020, guidance memo1 on face mask use states there's no direct evidence that universal masking of healthy people is an effective intervention against respiratory illnesses.

What's more, people are being urged to use cloth masks or bandanas (ostensibly to prevent shortages among health care staff), none of which conform to any kind of quality standards, and according to what little scientific evidence is available have been shown to provide only about half of what little protection you may get from a surgical mask.

Comment: Any government that was truly interested in the protection of their citizens would not make the wearing of masks mandatory. There is no evidence to back up their effectiveness and plenty of evidence showing their harm. It needs to be up to the individual to determine for themselves whether virtue signalling and showing compliance to the state is a worthy trade-off with decreasing one's oxygen levels.

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The disturbing push to discredit HCQ

I have no position on the effectiveness of any drug. But the censorship surrounding HCQ is very disturbing. Seven years ago, Dr. Fauci supported experimental medicines to fight a deadly novel coronavirus.
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Fifteen years ago, Fauci's NIH said HCQ was a potent inhibitor or coronaviruses.

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Ice Age Farmer Report: Edible vaccine"? PHARMING - Food that changes you

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We hear a lot about vaccines, but what if the real threat is something as seemingly innocuous as a tomato? Scientists are "Pharming" tomatoes that will act as "edible coronavirus vaccines," as we are told that GMO is mandatory in this "new normal."

The ultimate goal, they admit, is to modify the genetics of the consumer. Is food the ultimate delivery mechanism to achieve a GMO transhuman future? Every aspect of the food supply chain is being destroyed and perverted, and you must start growing your own food for your family.

"You are what you eat." / "Let thy food be thy medicine."


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Ice Age Farmer Report: Harvard wants to deceive, sell lab-grown protein as meat without telling you!

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Harvard has petitioned the USDA to allow sales of lab-grown, FAKE meat as "Chicken" or "Beef," and claims forcing them to tell the TRUTH would violate their FREE SPEECH! Christian breaks down this stunning deception, the latest salvo in the war on real food and the agenda for a total transhumanist takeover of our food supply.


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Ohio Pharmacy Board banning hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

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A bottle and pills of Hydroxychloroquine sit on a counter at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah.
The Ohio pharmacy board is banning hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment in the state. The move comes shortly after a video by America's Frontline Doctors was removed from YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Some doctors in the video touted hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus cure, which the FDA has said is not accurate.

Pharmacists Could Temporarily Lose Their Licenses If They Don't Follow the Regulations

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has issued new regulations for hydroxychloroquine that are effective on July 30, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The drug can be used in clinical trials, but pharmacies, medical institutions, and clinics will no longer be able to dispense or sell the drug for COVID-19 use. Pharmacists who dispense the drug may face anywhere from a warning to a temporary suspension of their license.

Comment: From Dr. Simone Gold, who appeared in the America's Frontline Doctors video:

Indeed, we have never seen a medication be the victim of such widespread smearing. It seems obvious at this point that HCQ is currently the subject of a coordinated disinformation campaign to convince people it is dangerous and ineffective. Despite good evidence of its efficacy, it seems every effort is being put forward to block people's access to the drug. One has to ask: Why would that be?

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Power scrubbing our way to a false sense of security: 'Hygiene Theater' is a huge waste of time

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As a COVID-19 summer surge sweeps the country, deep cleans are all the rage.

National restaurants such as Applebee's are deputizing sanitation czars to oversee the constant scrubbing of window ledges, menus, and high chairs. The gym chain Planet Fitness is boasting in ads that "there's no surface we won't sanitize, no machine we won't scrub." New York City is shutting down its subway system every night, for the first time in its 116-year history, to blast the seats, walls, and poles with a variety of antiseptic weaponry, including electrostatic disinfectant sprays. And in Wauchula, Florida, the local government gave one resident permission to spray the town with hydrogen peroxide as he saw fit. "I think every city in the damn United States needs to be doing it," he said.

To some American companies and Florida men, COVID-19 is apparently a war that will be won through antimicrobial blasting, to ensure that pathogens are banished from every square inch of America's surface area.

Comment: The point of this article should be that the hygenic lengths businesses and governments are going to to protect people are ridiculous because the entire virus scare is complete Nothing Burger™, not that the resources put into cleaning should be funneled into different scare tactics and rights violations. It's just the flu, bro.

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Dr Mercola Interviews Denis Rancourt: 'There is no Scientific Evidence That Facemasks Inhibit Viral Spread'

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  • Not a single randomized controlled trial with verified outcome has been able to detect a statistically significant advantage of wearing a mask versus not wearing a mask, when it comes to preventing infectious viral illness
  • If there were any significant advantage to wearing a mask to reduce infection risk to either the wearer or others in the vicinity, then it would have been detected in at least one of these trials, yet there's no sign of such a benefit
  • There is no evidence that masks are of any utility for preventing infection by either stopping the aerosol particles from coming out, or from going in. You're not helping the people around you by wearing a mask, and you're not helping yourself avoid the disease by wearing a mask
  • Infectious viral respiratory diseases primarily spread via very fine aerosol particles that are in suspension in the air. Any mask that allows you to breathe therefore allows for transmission of aerosolized viruses
  • All-cause mortality data are not affected by reporting bias. A detailed study of the current data of all-cause mortality shows the all-cause mortality this past winter was no different, statistically, from previous decades. COVID-19 is not a killer disease, and this pandemic has not brought anything out of the ordinary in terms of death toll
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Denis Rancourt, Ph.D., a former full professor of physics, is a researcher with the Ontario Civil Liberties Association in Canada. He's held that volunteer position since 2014, which has given him the opportunity to dig into scientific issues that impact civil rights. He also did postdoctoral work in chemistry.

Here, we discuss the controversial topic of face masks. Should you wear one? When and where? Does it protect you or not? There's a wide range of opinions on this even within the natural health community.

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, I endorsed the use of face masks based on the experience of some of the Eastern European countries. The rationale of it seemed to make sense at the time. Since then, however, I've started to question their use.

Comment: Here's the paper on facemasks published by Rancourt:

The Science is Conclusive: Masks and Respirators do NOT Prevent Transmission of Viruses

And another paper in which he examines the all-cause mortality rate in Ontario, Canada during the lockdown, and concludes that it is 'likely' Canadian health authorities committed mass homicide:

Study of All-cause Mortality During Covid-19: No Plague, But Likely Mass Homicide by Government Response

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