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Dodgy data: COVID vaccine clinical trials show counting window issues, exaggerating safety

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Everyone debating the merits of the COVID-19 vaccines needs to take these 4 journal articles into account. The Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice's hugely important unofficial series of articles on exaggerated COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and safety claims, involving BMJ editor Peter Doshi and myself, has now concluded. The initial Fung, Jones, and Doshi paper outlines statistical biases, such as the case counting window bias, that likely lead to the COVID vaccines' effectiveness being exaggerated in observational studies. The subsequent paper by Lataster (that's me) then explained the situation is worse, as the case counting window bias is often accompanied by a definitional bias, and noted that this could exaggerate vaccine safety as well. Doshi and Fung then returned with a further paper indicating that numerous cases in the vaccinated were overlooked in the clinical trials, likely leading to exaggerated effectiveness estimates. The fourth and final article in this 'series', again by myself, notes that this also appears to apply to safety estimates in the clinical trials, whilst also confirming my earlier concerns about safety estimates in observational studies, and noting that the myocarditis issue alone could mean that the jabs are not worth the risk in the young and healthy. Highlights of the open access article (thanks again to the wonderful University of Sydney):


Israel approves sale of world's first lab-grown beef

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An Israeli company has received preliminary approval from the government to sell the world's first steaks made from cultivated beef cells, the country's Health Ministry announced this week.

The ministry said the approval was part of a pilot program for alternative protein carried out by the Department of Food Risk Management. It also cited the growing global demand for "products of non-living origin," adding it is working to approve alternative food sources. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the development "a global breakthrough" and "important news for food security, environmental protection, and concern for animals."

Comment: Not only is it really disgusting, but the laborious production costs, which are demonstrably worse for the environment than cow farts, will ultimately make it so expensive that only rich people will be able to afford this crap. And then Israel of all countries? Wasn't that also the country that forced citizens to get vaccinated? And now they are feeding them lab cells?

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CDC drafted alert for myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines, but never sent it

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Washington in a file photograph.
© Kevin Dietsch/Getty ImagesDr. Demetre Daskalakis of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Washington in a file photograph.
CDC later sent alerts encouraging people to get vaccinated.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prepared to alert state and local officials to an emerging connection between heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccines, but ultimately did not send the alert, according to a new document obtained by The Epoch Times.

All four COVID-19 vaccines that are or have been available in the United States can cause the heart inflammation, or myocarditis, according to studies, experts, and agencies like the CDC. The first cases were reported shortly after the vaccines became available in late 2020.

The CDC sends alerts to federal, state, and local public health officials and doctors across the nation through a system called the Health Alert Network (HAN). Messaging through the system conveys "vital health information," according to the CDC.

Comment: The evidence of bias on the part of "independent" institutes such as the CDC intensifies with such reports. By issuing warnings about the J&J, non-mRNA vaccines but keeping silent on the issues with the mRNA shots, one thing is clear: they wanted the mRNA shots into as many arms as possible and weren't fond of the competition lowering uptake numbers. Profits could explain it, but was there another, more nefarious reason they wanted their experimental gene technology used on all US citizens?

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Matt Le Tissier's battle for the truth about footballer deaths

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Concerns about the number of collapsing professional football players continue, but their governing bodies refuse to launch an investigation into the cause. This is despite pressure from nearly 100 footballing legends.

Matt Le Tissier, 55, who played for Southampton and England, said: 'During my 17 years on the pitch, I never witnessed professional footballers collapsing during play.

'On 25 November 2021 I tweeted to FIFPRO (the Fédération International des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels, worldwide representatives for 65,000 professional footballers): 'Hey @FIFPRO are you not a little bit concerned about how many of your members are suffering heart problems during matches? If you are what action are you taking on behalf of them?'

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'Trustees of the Future'? World Economic Forum members discuss looming threat of "Disease X"

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today warned during a panel at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, that the world must prepare for a future pandemic, which may be caused by a yet-unknown "Disease X."

"You may even call COVID the first 'Disease X.' And it may happen again," Tedros said during a panel discussion on "Preparing for Disease X," which was organized by the WEF's Centre for Health and Healthcare and linked to the WEF's Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience and its Collaborative Surveillance Initiative.

Comment: For more information on "Disease X" to see what might be coming down the pipeline, see the following:


The silent epidemic eating away Americans' minds

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Billy was a bright 10-year-old boy with two Ivy-League-educated parents. He was book smart — got straight A's in school — but lacked street smarts.

He was also a poor sport. Billy would frequently lie and cheat when playing board games or participating in team activities and have full-blown meltdowns when he lost. His friends, who had been with him since kindergarten, began losing patience. His parents recognized that something had to be done.

So Billy's parents brought him to Dr. Victoria Dunckley, a pediatric psychiatrist specializing in screen use.

After a four-week "screen fast" prescribed by Dr. Dunckley, which eliminated all TVs, phones, and video games, Billy's problems miraculously cleared up. His parents were so pleased that they decided to maintain the fast.

Six months passed, and Billy's friends were no longer avoiding him, and his sportsmanship had improved markedly. Billy decided to run for class president and delivered a speech, something that would have previously terrified him.

Billy is one of Dr. Dunckley's many patients whose mental and behavioral problems disappeared once they eliminated or significantly reduced screen time.


FDA launches fresh bid to toss out high-profile Ivermectin case

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.

Attempt comes after appeals court ruled agency likely overstepped its authority in warnings against ivermectin.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking to persuade a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its repeated advisories against using ivermectin to treat COVID-19.

The FDA in a sealed motion asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to dismiss the suit, which was brought by three doctors who allege the FDA's warnings were illegal.

The late 2023 motion was sealed because exhibits the government cited "include confidential information" from a separate legal proceeding, according to a government brief.

Comment: Why recommend a cheap and effective drug when there is a more lucrative vaccination? The FDA has proven before, e.g. with Oxycodone, that sometimes logic has nothing to do with the recommendations they make. Follow the money...

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The three biggest Covid lies Fauci admitted to Congress

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© Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via APDr. Anthony Fauci
If Dr. Anthony Fauci thought retiring from his nearly-half-a-million dollar government position would end questions about his disastrous policymaking, he was sorely mistaken. This week, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases faced tough questions from the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, and his answers confirmed many of the worst fears of those in the medical community who spoke out during his reign of terror.

Although his 14-hour testimony was behind closed doors, the subcommittee provided an overview of the most salient points that were covered and promised to make a full transcript available soon. Here are the three most notable takeaways and how they can be addressed moving forward.


Shigella: An antibiotic-resistant bacteria is rising among Philly's homeless population

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Shigella, an increasingly hard to treat bacterial infection, is on the rise in Philadelphia, especially among people who are experiencing homelessness or use opioids.

Eighty cases were reported to city health officials last year in October and November combined, according to an advisory issued last month by the Philadelphia Department of Health. They included 12 children who were infected.

In comparison, fewer than 10 cases were reported per month from January through September 2023.


Measles: The first panic narrative of 2024?

Are twin measles outbreaks on both sides of the Atlantic laying the groundwork for a new vaccine push?
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Measles outbreaks hit the headlines in the both the US and UK this week.

The UK is allegedly in the middle of a serious measles outbreak centred on Birmingham. The BBC reports:
Birmingham Children's Hospital has been inundated with the highest number in decades of youngsters with measles
The West Midlands has reportedly seen as many as 167 measles cases in total, the BBC claiming "low vaccination rate has been attributed to the rise." (pretty sure they mean "the rise has been attributed to the low vaccination rate" but you never go to the BBC for accuracy.)

167 cases may not seem like a lot, but it towers over Philadelphia's "outbreak", where 8 WHOLE ENTIRE PEOPLE have tested positive for measles, according to NBC:
At least eight people have been diagnosed with measles in an outbreak that started last month in the Philadelphia area. The most recent two cases were confirmed on Monday.
Just like the BBC, NBC is quick off the mark when it comes to assigning blame:
"None of the people in Philadelphia who've been diagnosed [ever] got a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine".
The NB and BBC reports were published just hours apart, about two different "outbreaks" in two different countries, yet both hit the exact same talking points.