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California Judge Halts Implementation of Law Censoring Doctors (AB2098)

re: ethics in medicine
re: COVID
re: follow the money

See the full legal brief:

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA: TRACY HØEG, M.D., Ph.D.; RAM DURISETI, M.D., Ph.D.; AARON 13 KHERIATY, M.D.; PETE MAZOLEWSKI, M.D.; and AZADEH 14 KHATIBI, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., v GAVIN NEWSOM, Governor of the State of California, in his 18 official capacity....

See also the Aarron Kheriaty twitter page and

California Judge Grants Injunction to NCLA Clients, Halts Implementation of Law Censoring Doctors

2023-01-25. Emphasis added.

...The controversial state law empowered the Medical Board of California to discipline physicians who “disseminate” information regarding Covid-19 that departs from the “contemporary scientific consensus.”.

Judge Shubb stated that “the ‘contemporary scientific consensus’ lacks an established meaning within the medical community,” and thus, because the “scientific consensus” is so ill-defined and vague, the physician plaintiffs in the lawsuit are “unable to determine if their intended conduct contradicts the scientific consensus, and accordingly ‘what is prohibited by the law.’”

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WIND: non-objective law is pure evil. That’s what AB2098 is—wholly non-objective. Well, that’s how many or our laws are today, but I digress.

The politicians of the state of California do not respect constitutional rights except in support of their own ideology—extreme intolerance. Every year, dozens of constitutionally dubious bills are signed by the governor. But 40+ years of government indoctrination camps ("public schools") ensure that people keep voting for those who abhor the Constitution.

Anon MD writes:

The decision is an entertaining read, with gems like “Dr. Verma cites to numerous examples of contrary guidance provided by the CDC on the issues of masking and vaccination.”

And ‘Expert declarant Dr. Verma also explains that the term “scientific consensus,” as it has come to be used during the pandemic, often refers to the pronouncements of public health.’

WIND: such laws are far more worrisome than most realize, so it is crucial that this law be struck down. Because once a precedent is set, it means that the Big Food to Big Pharma assembly line death recipe could be be cemented into the legal system via similar bills on all manner of health matters (think heart disease, diabetes, dietary recommendations, etc). At least today, you can (with some effort) seek out a doctor willing and able to think for him/herself meaning one not working as an employee.

However, the problem might just go underground in a much nastier way:
Doctors Are Being Silenced by State Medical Boards: Richard Jaffe

Jonathan Turley: Court Enjoins California’s Bar on Doctors Giving “False Information” on Covid

2023-01-25. Emphasis added.

With the recent passage of AB 2098, California took a highly controversial step in barring doctors from offering “false information” on Covid-19 and related subjects. The law is an extension of Democratic efforts to block  or censor “misinformation” and “disinformation” in society from social media to medicine. However, this effort involves direct government action. As will come as little surprise to many on this blog, I opposed the measure as unconstitutionally vague and a threat to free speech. Nevertheless, Judge Fred Slaughter (C.D. Cal.) in McDonald v. Lawson held that this statute was likely constitutional and rejected a motion for a preliminary injunction. Now, however Judge William Shubb (E.D. Cal.) has reached the opposite conclusion in Hoeg v. Newsom, granting an injunction.

The law bars doctors from providing “treatment or advice” “to a patient” “related to COVID-19” when that treatment or advice includes (1) “false information” (2) “that is contradicted by contemporary scientific consensus” (3) “contrary to the standard of care.” If a doctor goes against this ill-defined “consensus,” the doctor is guilty of  “unprofessional conduct” and can face disciplinary action.

The law was enacted despite the fact that many doctors who questioned aspects of Covid treatment (and were attacked for their views) have been largely vindicated. Among the suspended from social media were the doctors who co-authored the Great Barrington Declaration, which advocated for a more focused Covid response that targeted the most vulnerable population rather than widespread lockdowns and mandates. Many are now questioning the efficacy and cost of the massive lockdowns as well as the real value of masks or the rejection of natural immunities as an alternative to vaccination.  Yet, these experts and others were attacked for such views just a year ago. Some found themselves censored on social media for challenging claims of Dr. Fauci and others.

As the prior “consensus” over the efficacy of masks or other Covid measures was being placed in greater doubt, California moved to make future dissenters even less likely by threatening their licenses. While the law only limits comments to patients, it sends a chilling message to physicians to toe the line on Covid statements.

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WIND: there is no way this law is going to stand. But I’d bet that medical boards will take up the slack to harrass and intimidate doctors.

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Esteemed Cardiologist: ‘Stop This Rollout Now’

re: ethics in medicine
re: COVID
re: follow the money

Another cardiologist who did not get the memo?

Crazy guy... wait—this is Britain’s most influential cardiologist?! Why can’t he just follow The Science™ like all the other sheep experts?

Esteemed British Cardiologist: ‘Stop This Rollout Now

2023-01-26. Emphasis added.

Britain’s most influential cardiologist, who took two jabs, now calls for a halt in the rollout of the shot program after spending nine months evaluating the data. He offers a potential explanation for the differing world views.

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Esteemed U.K. cardiologist, Dr. Aseem Malhotra, has called on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to halt the rollout of the COVID-19 mRNA shots in light of the “ongoing unnecessary harm that is devastating individuals and families.”
  • He spent nine months analyzing studies, and now believes the program to inject people with a genetic experiment should be suspended immediately and has since joined a growing body of researchers, scientists, and doctors who do not follow the mainstream COVID narrative.
  • Malhotra reviewed the data with the chair of the British Medical Association (BMA). At the end of the conversation, the BMA chair commented, “I don’t think anybody has critically appraised the data as well as you have. Most of these people are getting their information on the vaccine from the BBC.”
  • Despite the high number of people who have taken the jab, the number of deaths has continued to rise—U.K. data show roughly 80 percent of all cases, hospitalizations, and deaths were in the vaccinated.
  • Of the excess number of 2021 non-COVID deaths, many were from heart disease, which is a known effect of the mRNA genetic jab.

...These numbers are also likely lower than the actual damage being done.5 One paper from Columbia University reports there were “146K to 187K vaccine-associated U.S. deaths between February and August 2021.”6

... Early in the pandemic, Malhotra took two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and went on Good Morning Britain to help tackle vaccine hesitancy. He shared what little information he had at the time, which he later learned was wrong. After months of evaluating the evidence, he says this about the current shot program:9

“We’re talking about one of the most poorly efficacious pharmacological interventions in the history of medicine with the worst side effect profile being the most lucrative and profitable. And when you try and join those dots together, the picture that it paints is extremely ugly. A real indictment on our whole healthcare system.”

Malhotra notes that to prevent one COVID death in people over 80 years, 230 people must take the shot. To prevent one death in people between people 70 to 80 years of age, 520 people must be jabbed. In people under 70 years, thousands must take the jab to prevent just one person from dying.

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From the data that have been gathered since the shot program rolled out, Malhotra notes that while “The harm of the vaccine remains constant, the risk of COVID goes down.”11 Under normal circumstances, scientists and public health experts would not be debating this vaccine program. Instead, “it would have been pulled a long time ago.”

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WIND: “extremely ugly” indeed — especially in light of what is really going on. Profit from harm, government endorsed and coerced. While correlation is not causation and I am not signing up for all the anti-Jab harm posturing, something is rotten in the state of medicine.

At the least, halt the appalling child abuse of vaccinating children and young people for COVID, who have nil risk.

The risks of the Jab continue to pop up like mushrooms after a rainstorm, with the NTT (number to treat) grossly unacceptable for anyone under 70 (or at least 60), particularly so since we can identify those most at risk and focus on that cohort for a maximal risk/reward.

No one of sound mind could have argued otherwise prior to COVID, but experts now have delusional cognitive commitments generated by the intense and ongoing psyops campaign over the past several years. It would involve psychologically distressing cognitive dissonance to reverse position, and probably firing by their Big Medicine employers for daring to do so. Trusting your employee doctor is for children and idiots; superhuman courage is required to speak freely and risk everything. But at least the California gag law on COVID has been stopped by a judge.

About 18 months or so ago, I pondered whether the mRNA gene therapy Jab might kill or injure more people than it (allegedly) saved, given the extremely high survival rate. We’ll never know for sure given the garbage data on everything, but of course that was the plan, which included intentionally breaking the original control groups and making sure to not look for issues. To be fair however, such death/injuries would have to be netted-out against the effects of COVID itself.

But none of that really matters: the core issue is and was a gross violation of human rights in coercing people to take an unwanted treatment—something that in the history of modern medicine would have been looked upon as a moral if not criminal offense.

Constitutional right?

Amendment 28 : Congress shall make no law compelling or coercing medical treatment, nor shall any agency of the government regulate as such.

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Signed up for your Annual COVID “Vaccine” Yet?

re: ethics in medicine
re: COVID
re: follow the money

Actual news yet? Or fake news (until it happens)?

The FDA presumably (I could be wrong*) will soon be approving an annual COVID booster. On top of the annual influenza* (flu) vaccine scam, which has no evidence of efficacy that I am aware of, only shitty computer models that aren’t based on real data. The flu I mean. Well, COVID too.

Follow the money. After all, the CDC and other government areas have been captured by Big Pharma via a lucrative revolving door, so it’s easy to predict what will be approved.

I cannot see an annual sniffles COVID toxic Jab vaccine not happening. Most likely, children will be sacrificed first by requiring it for attendance at government public indoctrination camps schools and even private schools.

* I could be wrong, but when considering government and corporate entities, the only rational starting assumption lacking full transparency that one can make is malfeasance—guilty until proven innocent.

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Is Pfizer Consdering “Directing Evolution”, Mutating COVID to Make Money on Updated Jabs?

re: ethics in medicine
re: COVID

Life got you down today? Consider the love child of Andrew Tate and Greta Thunberg.

Over on Twitter, Project Veritas is showing us an Atlas Shrugged TV-like moment. As in the book as in: “is this real?!”. One million views in 90 minutes...

Video of Jordan Walker talking about directed evolution... which feels like a hoax video since the guy seems like he’s stoned or drunk or just unbelievably stupid enough to answer the questions. But maybe it’s really real?

The “Don’t be evil” Google scumbags suppressed the story for a good while, but gave up after some hours.

Is every conspiracy theory going to be proven true? Totally plausible, given many past legal settlements in the drug industry—look it up yourself, it’s an industry of vicious moral criminals. Actually, it is not surprising in the least, what’s surprising is seeing it outed by an apparent idiot (in terms of loose lips).

  • Evidence: Project Veritas has just obtained internal @pfizer docs further verifying Jordan Walker as @pfizer Director, Research & Development Strategic Operations
  • “"Don't tell anyone this...There is a risk...have to be very controlled to make sure this virus you mutate doesn't create something...the way that the virus started in Wuhan, to be honest.” — Jordan TrishtonWalker @Pfizer
  • why don’t we just mutate it ourselves...” —  Jordan Trishton Walker @Pfizer
  • A revolving door for all government officials... bad for everyone else in America...” — Jordan Trishton Walker @Pfizer
  • “Don’t tell anyone...The way it [the experiment] would work is that we put the virus in monkeys...we successively cause them to keep infecting each other...” - Jordon Trishton Walker, @Pfizer

It’s not clear if Pfizer is already mutating the virus, or is just considering it. Apparently Pfizer is “in the clear” if it is just named  “directed evolution”. The idea being that if you create a nasty variant in the lab and something similar pops up, you then can make a vaccine ASAP. What could go wrong? Other than what went wrong in Wuhan.

This Jordon Trishton Walker guy seems to be a moral pervert, or a total moron, hard to tell which.

If this is the quality of individuals... it’s profoundly corrupt... Pfizer has completed regulatory capture and is quite proud of it.” — Dr Robert Malone.

See also: Pfizer Pleased To Announce Their New Vaccine 90% Effective Against New Virus They Created and China Develops New More Protective Anal Mask


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Nature: How Antidepressants Help Bacteria Resist Antibiotics

re: ethics in medicine

The journal Nature used to be the top-tier respectable before COVID (as was BMJ), but maybe this article is credible nonetheless.

Nature: How Antidepressants Help Bacteria Resist Antibiotics

2023-01-24

A laboratory study unravels ways non-antibiotic drugs can contribute to drug resistance.

The emergence of disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics is often attributed to the overuse of antibiotics in people and livestock. But researchers have homed in on another potential driver of resistance: antidepressants. By studying bacteria grown in the laboratory, a team has now tracked how antidepressants can trigger drug resistance1.

“Even after a few days exposure, bacteria develop drug resistance, not only against one but multiple antibiotics,” says senior author Jianhua Guo, who works at the Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. This is both interesting and scary, he says.

...Guo’s group and other teams also observed that antidepressants — which are among the most widely prescribed medicines in the world — killed or stunted the growth of certain bacteria. They provoke “an SOS response”, Guo explains, triggering cellular defence mechanisms that, in turn, make the bacteria better able to survive subsequent antibiotic treatment.

In a 2018 paper, the group reported that Escherichia coli became resistant to multiple antibiotics after being exposed to fluoxetine3, which is commonly sold as Prozac. The latest study examined 5 other antidepressants and 13 antibiotics from 6 classes of such drugs and investigated how resistance in E. coli developed.

...But exposure of E. coli to antidepressants also led to an increase in the microbe’s mutation rate, and the subsequent selection of various resistance genes. However, in bacteria grown in anaerobic conditions, levels of reactive oxygen species were much lower and antibiotic resistance developed much more slowly.

Moreover, at least one antidepressant, sertraline, promoted the transfer of genes between bacterial cells, a process that can speed up the spread of resistance through a population. Such transfer can occur between different types of bacterium, allowing resistance to hop between species — including from harmless bacteria to pathogenic ones.

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WIND: IMO, 95% of Big Pharma meds are unnecessary, if only people would eat right and exercise.


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COVID: After Effects, What’s Going On, Really?

re: ethics in medicine
re: COVID

Prelude

In the fog of war, we all had the moral right to our own judgment as to whether a poorly tested lied-about new “vaccine” should be forced into our our bodies. Ooops, most of us were denied that right by employers or government, being coerced in so many ways. A sad day here in America, once the land of the semi-free. What happened to tolerating the freedom of others in exchange for your own?

Regarding that gene therapy mRNA Jab, what is really going to play out here? Readers know I am not a fan of the Jab. And having natural immunity from April 2020 I never considered it, considering that a fool’s choice having NI. And never got infected again in spite of household exposure 3 times, from “vaccinated” family members no less.

BUT, I can’t just jump on the bandwagon of the Jab being responsible for the dramatic effects that are increasingly floating around out there. Not without a lot more evidence. But who can be trusted? The world of science is a bombed-out pile of rubble.

Not signed up for this, but the Big Bang never made sense to me. And the dogma in science is weighting it down even within its current structure.

But I keep coming back to one thing: it was a violation of human rights to force the Jab on people, and those who were responsible for coercion (the use of force) should be held personally responsible for legal battery. For example, school authorities who made and enforced the decision to force the Jab on my daughters should be legally liable. Yeah, I know that will never happen, but it would be the best thing for our public institutions ever.

Some allegations (not mine)

I searched at random for a few controversial Jab issues, and related.

How does one assess articles like these below? It’s just about impossible, and boils down to which “experts” are expressing The Truth™. Unlike people who pick a team for that reassuring sense of certainty (an intellectual collapse IMO), I cannot do that and look at myself in the mirror, because team players can never be intellectually honest.

Assuming articles like these below are either wholly true OR wholly false seems unwise. There could be a continuum eg the Jab caused issues but it's 1/2 or 1/10 of what is bandied about. I do believe the Jab caused serious issues (including death) for some. And some issues might take years to emerge. But how much damage compared to the alternative of COVID itself? And every question must address the cohorts involved. It gets very complicated very quickly eg the child abuse of vaccinating 6-year-olds vs the presumable win (?) for a 75-year-old.

Most published studies are false, perhaps because any study with an undesired outcome is often never published, so we have a sparse matrix of medical literature that fosters 'weeds'. When “experts” study any of these questions, what assurance do we have that they got the right answer? None. Again, you are are forced to pick a team if you want to (pretend to) have certainty.

I think I’ll just stick with uncertainty, and watch how this clusterfuck health theater plays out.

How COVID Vaccines Cause Cancer — if such claims are true, a lot of people may die over the coming years. Is there 0% credibility here or something non-zero?

Africa Is Starkly Unvaccinated, and Starkly Unvanquished by COVID —  Was COVID grossly exaggerated financially-incentivized mass hysteria?

Athlete deaths — now that’s a miasma of competing claims, debunk and counter-debunk. OMG.

Trading COVID for Heart Disease Buys You Both — the article gives “proof”—that ends the discussion, right? Ummm....

The Mystery of Unaccounted Excess Deaths in the US — maybe excess deaths were just stress-related eg COVID policy driven and similar. Nothing to do withe Jab?

The Daily Sceptic: The Link Between the Massive Drop in Birth Rates and mRNA Vaccines is Undeniable — maybe people just didn’t feel like doing 'it' while being forced to stay at home? Dunno. What if it continues next year too, what’s the explanation?

Fatal heart attacks have surged in Australia. Here’s why —  “The pandemic has only increased the risk factors.... COVID-19 infection worsens pre-existing heart conditions, and increases the risk of developing more than 20 heart conditions including heart attack, blood clots, heart failure and stroke”... ummm COVID does all that but the Jab spike protein does not? Or is it just delayed care or maybe just stress, which everyone would agree does cause heart attacks.


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COVID Tropes, a Summary

re: ethics in medicine
re: COVID

Good summary of the COVID fear porn “news”. Our local rag vomits out all sorts of variations of the stuff below, every week.

BTW, the FDA now wants you to get an annual COVID booster on top of the influenza vaccine scam. Follow the money.

COVID: The Game Is Over and They Have Lost

2023-01-23, by Robert Blumen. Emphasis added.

The Guardian on Jan 15, 2023 published the most perfect piece of new normal nostalgia that ever was or could be: Coronavirus: ‘People aren’t taking this seriously’: experts say US Covid surge is big risk by Melody Schreiber.

“Fewer precautions, recent holidays and subvariants have driven rise but boosters, masks and other precautions are still effective”

...Nothing could more perfectly demonstrate the inability of the COVID fear porn publishers to let go of the narrative. If the author didn’t have her own website, I would have attributed the piece to an instance of ChatGPT trained on every Guardian and New York Times article from the past three years.

The writer employs every single discredited covid trope at least once. I will list a few of the best, here... I have chosen a tabular form with a quote alongside the trope that it is derived from: 


Quote
Trope
“In the fourth year of the pandemic.”  We are still in a pandemic. It will never end.  
“This is one of the greatest surges of Covid cases in the entire pandemic, according to wastewater analyses of the virus.”  The current wave is the worst wave ever.
“Covid-19 is once again spreading across America and being driven by the recent holidays.”  Super-spreader events and family gatherings. 
“The Omicron subvariants BQ.1.1 and BQ.1 as well as the quickly expanding XBB.1.5 make up the majority of cases.” Just when you thought we were over it, a new variant has emerged.
“With XBB, there’s such a significant transmission advantage that exposure is really risky – it’s riskier now than it’s ever been” in terms of transmissibility, Sehgal said.” The new variant is more dangerous than previous variants.
“And the more the virus spreads, the more opportunities it has to evolve, potentially picking up mutations that make it easier to overcome immunity.” The variants only get worse over time, never more mild. 
“the winter surge, which is once again putting pressure on health systems.”“Williams is worried that hospitals are reaching maximum capacity.”“Health workers have experienced three years of burnout, disability and death, and some have needed to exit the workforce.” The health care system is under pressure. It will probably collapse. People will be dying in the streets, unable to obtain care. 
“Despite the high rates of Covid spread, hospitalizations have not yet reached previous peaks seen earlier in the pandemic, probably due to immunity … but that protection should not be taken for granted, he said, particularly because immunity wanes.” Natural immunity does not protect you. Even if you are immune, you should still get all the vaccines and boosters. 
“The severe cases we are seeing are probably at least somewhat avoidable, if folks make sure that they stay updated on vaccination, because that’s still the safest way to gain immunity.” Vaccination stops the spread. 
“You’re just fighting a lot of misinformation.” Everything that you have read contrary to this narrative consists of lies by malevolent misinformation spreaders
When Joe Biden declared the pandemic was “over” in September, he said, it probably stalled public enthusiasm for the new booster.  Happy talk about the end of COVID is dangerous
“While vaccines are very important…” All roads lead to vaccination
“In New Hampshire, nursing homes will not admit those that they feel that they cannot staff to care for, which I think is admirable, but the consequence of that is that the hospitals are jammed up,” he said. Hospitals that might release patients to care facilities for transitional or long-term care will see beds filled for longer.” The elderly in care homes are at risk. 
“The share for children under four roughly doubled in 2022.” Children are at risk.
“As Ray put it: ‘When we could be wearing a mask, why aren’t we?’” Masks work to prevent respiratory viral transmission. 

My favorite part of the piece is, “Yet because of poor messaging from officials, many people may not even realize the US is experiencing a surge.” I am one of those many people who did not know this. A surge of what? A normal seasonal flu that makes people feel a bit under the weather for a week? A bad cold-vid?

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WIND: this piece reminds me of the verbal assault I endured 18 months ago over at the Mono Market in Lee Vining where I was not wearing a mask; a wild-eyed long-haired customer verbally assaulted me, including trailing me out the door, telling me I was going to DIE. That kind of nutcase is still around in droves, many still working as writers. Or are they just CIA stooges? Dunno. Of course, The Guardian has less credibility than the National Enquirer, and it lacks the amusement fun factor.

Here in San Mateo County California, psychologically crippled people wearing blue COVID masks can still be seen riding bicycles and hiking, driving in cars alone, etc. For some it seems to have taken on quasi religious overtones, for some a painful cognitive dissonance, and some must live in a separate reality—victims I suppose. Or maybe it’s just ugly people who like hiding their face?

Meanwhile over in New Zealand, the country has been crushed with COVID policies by an espeically evil mutated variant of AOC and Mussolini’s love child.


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CDC Knowingly Left Serious Adverse Events Off Post-Vaccination Surveys, Documents Show

re: ethics in medicine
re: myocarditis
re: COVID

Can there be more to the story, any mitigating factor, that would cause an agency ostensibly concerned with safety to leave out the most concerning issues that might occur?

The Epoch Times: CDC Knowingly Left Serious Adverse Events Off Post-Vaccination Surveys, Documents Show

2023-01-19, by Zachary Stieber. Emphasis added.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) didn’t include serious adverse events like heart inflammation on post-vaccination surveys even though the agency knew the issues could be linked to COVID-19 vaccines, documents show.

Even before the surveys were rolled out in December 2020 after the first vaccines were authorized, the CDC knew that myocarditis—a form of heart inflammation since confirmed as being caused by the Pfizer and Moderna shots—and other serious adverse events were of “special interest” when it came to the vaccines, according to a newly disclosed version of the protocol for the survey system.

The Nov. 19, 2020, protocol (pdf) for V-safe, the survey system, lists myocarditis, stroke, death, and a dozen “prespecified medical conditions.” The protocol was obtained by the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), a nonprofit that seeks transparency around health information. All of the conditions can cause severe symptoms.

...None of the conditions were included in the actual surveys.

Respondents could check boxes if they experienced certain symptoms, but only 10 lower-level problems such as fever and nausea were listed as options.

“It’s deeply troubling that the CDC would construct V-safe in a manner that does not permit it to be able to easily assess the rate of harm from adverse events the CDC had already identified as potentially being caused by these products,” Aaron Siri, a lawyer representing ICAN, told The Epoch Times. “This calls into question what the CDC was really trying to accomplish with V-safe. Was it trying to assess the actual safety of these products? Or was it trying to design a system that would be more likely to affirm its previous public pronouncements regarding the safety of these products?”

The CDC did not respond to a request for comment for this article.

... V-safe users could report the serious adverse events, but only if they wrote them out in a free-text field... The CDC has resisted releasing the results from the field, insisting that it would be too onerous to review the 6.8 million entries for personally identifiable information (PII), according to a joint status report made to the court in November 2022.

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WIND: if you are not measuring it, you are not managing it. Which is the whole idea when an agency is captive, and must serve the will of its political and Big Pharma masters, not to mention preserving its own facade of authority by never admitting to mistakes or misinformation.

An individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty. A corporation or government that will not divulge information and explain its actions in detail must be presumed guilty as the only rational assumption.

In my own experience, MD’s have little time or interest in reporting side effects. And given the intimidation and brutality shown to doctors by their institutions and the media were they to speak out, how many doctors are going to seend that time and energy and take that beating to report COVID side effects? Especially when the vast bulk of Jabs were given assembly-line fashion? And when most doctors are no different from the rest of us: herd animals.

I hesitate to sign up for the “vaccine damage” theories that abound on the internet today eg the excess deaths thing which has so many possible explanations vs the “Jab induced” assumptions it seems so easy to make. Will we ever get credible answers to just how much damage and death the gene therapy Jab caused, whether a little or a lot?

It will takes years to play out in the form of other health problems that must be assigned a cause. For example, if the spike proteins of the gene therapy Jab caused sub clinical micro vascular damage all over the body, what does that mean for you 10 or 20 or 30 years later? Who would even notice after the Jab or a year later? No-one in the medical profession, that is certain. The hapless Jabee might have some vague sense of unwellness for some length of time, but given that poor health is the the health state of most people, such people might not remark upon a somewhat crappier feeling at all, chalking it up to that extra burger.

Avoiding the Sun May be as Bad for You as Smoking

re: follow the money
re: melanoma

Here in late January, I already feel the sun waxing in its life-giving warmth. Enough that riding shirtless (no cycling jersey) is a pleasure, at least in the 12PM to 2PM range. And especially so after weeks of pummeling by rain.

Spring is coming then summer. That wonderful-feeling solar fusion sphere will have millions of people covering up and slathering on sunblock—to the detriment of their health and well being.

Fortunately, those COVID masks while riding a bike alone (not a joke) will not only protect you from COVID in the outdoors (a major public health threat I hear), but will also protect your face from that awful sun exposure.

BJD: Melanoma epidemic: a midsummer night’s dream

September, 2009. Emphasis added.

...Summary

Background The reported incidence of melanoma has greatly increased and this has been attributed to ultraviolet exposure.

Objectives We considered the possibility that the increase was an artefact caused by diagnostic drift.

Methods We tested this by analysing the histological diagnosis, mortality and incidence of all lesions reported as melanomas in East Anglia between 1991 and 2004.

Results There were 3971 melanomas in all, and their annual incidence increased from 9·39 to 13·91 cases per 100 000 per year during the period studied. This increased incidence was almost entirely due to minimal, stage 1 disease. There was no change in the combined incidence of the other stages of the disease, and the overall mortality only increased from 2·16 to 2·54 cases per 100 000 per year.

Conclusions We therefore conclude that the large increase in reported incidence is likely to be due to diagnostic drift which classifies benign lesions as stage 1 melanoma. This conclusion could be confirmed by direct histological comparison of contemporary and past histological samples. The distribution of the lesions reported did not correspond to the sites of lesions caused by solar exposure.

These findings should lead to a reconsideration of the treatment of ‘early’ lesions, a search for better diagnostic methods to distinguish them from truly malignant melanomas, re‐evaluation of the role of ultraviolet radiation and recommendations for protection from it, as well as the need for a new direction in the search for the cause of melanoma.

WIND: medical “science” today is often synonymous with intellectual fraud. Follow the money. Or is it just follow the other sheep, the mindless herd instinct?

Last year, I finally got a Dermatologist to admit that sun might actually be a good thing. All my past ones advised me of the danger of sun exposure, if the propaganda poster on the wall was not enough. The weird thing is how awkward the question is for some dermatologists—I sense an unsettled reaction from cognitive dissonance. So now I make a point of asking every time just for fun, and to know which doctor to abandon immediately.

May I summarize? Take your statin and BP meds, cut your NaCl (but ignore KCl), minimize saturated fats while eating seed oils, dominate your diet with inflammatory and diabetes-inducing grains, avoid eggs (cholesterol, the horror!)... and stay out of that dangerous sun! That’s the intellectual poison the medical profession has fed us for 60 or 70 years now.

The Cloth Thickens, The Enduring Mystery of Heart Disease @AMAZON

Emphasis added.

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A further thing that you might not expect is that the action of sunlight on the skin creates nitric oxide. This lowers the blood pressure and has major benefits on CVD, outlined in the paper “Sunlight Has Cardiovascular Benefits Independently of Vitamin D.”

Which may well be why avoiding the sun can be as bad for you as smoking. A fact described in this Swedish study “Avoidance of sun exposure as a risk factor for major causes of death: a competing risk analysis of the Melanoma in Southern Sweden cohort”:

“Nonsmokers who avoided sun exposure had a life expectancy similar to smokers in the highest sun exposure group, indicating that avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for death of a similar magnitude as smoking. Compared to the highest sun exposure group, life expectancy of avoiders of sun exposure was reduced by 0.6–2.1 years. “The longer life expectancy amongst women with active sun exposure habits was related to a decrease in CVD.” 73 Here, then, is the power of that little molecule nitric oxide revealed...

WIND: Dr Kendrick is quoting the paper above. I include it here because his book is outstanding in its practical and logical approach to heart disease.

MD’s especially cardiologists, quick, without looking it up: what is the glycocalyx?

Sunlight Has Cardiovascular Benefits Independently of Vitamin D

March, 2016. Emphasis added.

...These apparently conflicting observations may be explained by confounding; fit individuals, spending more time outside in the sun will synthesise more vitamin D, which is thus a marker for health. An alternative and non-exclusive explanation, consistent with the epidemiological data on latitude and season, is that sunlight, independently of vitamin D synthesis, has cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and metabolic benefits.

...Two Scandinavian studies, initiated in the early 1990s, have provided valuable information on sun exposure and all-cause mortality... Dose dependently, the higher the sun-seeking behaviour, the lower the all-cause mortality, with those scoring 4 having half the mortality of sun-avoiders. Extrapolating from these data, the authors calculate that 3% of deaths in Sweden can be accounted for by inadequate sun.

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Background: High blood pressure (BP) is the leading risk factor for disability adjusted life years lost globally. Epidemiological data show a correlation between increased sun exposure and reduced population BP and cardiovascular mortality. Individuals with high serum vitamin D levels are at reduced risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome, yet multiple trial data show that oral vitamin D supplementation has no effect on these endpoints.

Sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancers, but no link has been shown with increased all-cause mortality. Cohort studies from Scandinavia show a dose-dependent fall in mortality with increased sun-seeking behaviour. Skin contains significant stores of nitrogen oxides, which can be converted to NO by UV radiation and exported to the systemic circulation. Human studies show that this pathway can cause arterial vasodilatation and reduced BP. Murine studies suggest the same mechanism may reduce metabolic syndrome.

Summary: Sunlight has beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors independently of Vitamin D.

Key Messages: All-cause mortality should be the primary determinant of public health messages. Sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancer, but sun avoidance may carry more of a cost than benefit for overall good health

WIND: death is the price of life; sooner or later something is going to kill you. You might as well enjoy it along the way. Or you can take your daily statin poison and other meds, avoid the pleasure of the sun, hit the fast food joint, and generally be miserable. See how biased I am?

Correllation is not causation, but there are good reasons for it to be true, and sunbathing sure as heck feels good and I always feel better when I get plenty of sun. Moreover (see first article), the “science” about melanoma looks like intellectual incompetence: melanomas are counted ignoring the fact that they occur where sun exposure has not been at work.

Finally, it is my (unproven) view that cancers in general occur more in individuals with poor health habits especially nutrtion eg inflammatory and seed oil heavy diets. It seems radically unlikely that a person with a poor diet (modern diet) has the same cancer risk of any kind as a person eating whole unprocessed foods.

See also: Lies my Doctor Told Me: Medical Myths that Can Harm Your Health @AMAZON.


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Long COVID / Thyroid Disease, etc: Remission, My Energy Returns...

re: Epstein Barr Virus
re: Long COVID

I write this because I know that others are suffering too, including the gentleman I spoke with yesterday, who like me was a powerhouse prior. Lives seriously degraded after COVID. There is hope. Do not give up! But it might take a few years.

This background is important to understanding what follows...

Regular readers know that I’ve struggled with devastating energy/sleep issues for 2.5 years since COVID hit me, I recovered just fine in ~2 weeks, resumed hard training after 4 weeks, then got hit with a massive reactivated EBV attack which induced auto-immune issues including Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (all time high on antibodies just last month at 1180 vs cutoff of 60).

I’m keeping my cognitive commitment to full recovery. I intend to regain full function, and I don’t care what anyone says about having no solution to thyroid disease.

I’ve had 4 or 5 major up/down cycles since that fateful June 2020 EBV onset: full strength for up to 6 weeks (sudden “remissions” as I call them) followed by up to 3-5 months of severe degradation, as recently as June 2022 through September 2022, July being horrible.

Current status, findings, suppositions

I introduced two things into my health quest in the past few months.

First, in mid October I began making my own yogurt with carefully selected bacterial strains and that continues to this day (I’ll never buy store yogurt again, home-made is so much better).

Second, I took a 2-week course of acyclovir on the recommendation of my doctor (internist) with the idea that it might discourage the EBV within my body (all time high antibodies to EBV also in Dec 2022!). I finished that course around Dec 22.

So... two significant lifestyle changes there, on top of a low-carb diet no-grain diet for 7 months now.

The upshot is that not long after the acyclovir, my strength began to increase. So that even with all-time-high TPO (antibodies to my own thyroid) I keep getting stronger every day on average.

Weird fitness preservation

For a while, I thought that maybe I had been permanently damaged. But each time a remission came, I saw normal heart rate and power levels relative to my fitness, based on 15 years of lab-grade data on my HR vs power output. This gave me hope that I could resolve whatever was dragging me down. But always I would cycle back into a downcycle (“relapse”).

This remission is odd. The strength gains were gradual, not sudden (literally within 48 hours), as in the past 4 instances.

Not long ago and for most of 2022/2021/2020, a single baseline ride once a week was a mental and physical struggle if possible at all. An effort that brought no feel-good pleasure during or after the ride, a sheer effort of will, a chore and a burden.

Here on Jan 24 having done a full baseline 1000 KCal ride 7 days out of 8, I feel great. I’m getting stronger every day and almost recovering overnight even after the harder rides (albeit equivalent to easy rides when in peak condition eg 170-180 watts @ 116 bpm).

What does this mean? Is it a remission that will relapse? I don’t yet know, and I am exercising some care in not doing any truly hard rides. But years of training tell me that my body is “happy” with the effort. The objective and subjective are in total agreement. So I do what feels right, feels good, feels balanced. And no really hard efforts yet, just some 90% HR stuff for a few minutes up a hill, a few times over the 90 minute ride.

So—if you have been struck by COVID or its after effects, give yourself time and commit yourself to patience, as recovery might just be a matter of time.


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Can extreme exercise damage the heart? With Dr Benjamin Levine

re: heavy metals

I skipped some of the intro so I could get to the good stuff (I never understood why people think anyone wants to hear all about their background for 10 minutes before the information starts, that sucks IMO).

Can extreme exercise damage the heart? With Dr Benjamin Levine

-Dallas bed rest study from 1967 then followed up with the same participants 30 years later. Found that 3 weeks of bed rest was worse than 30 years of aging for the body’s capacity to do physical work! Aging leads to atrophy and stiffening of the heart and reduced compliance of the blood vessels and life long training prevents this.  

-Four to five days a week of exercise the sweet spot for optimizing cardiovascular health  (one fun easy 60+ min, 2-3 moderate to vigorous, 1 intense plus sone strength training).   2-3 days gets you no beneficial change in cardiac structure—has to be 4-5 days.

-If been sedentary for a life time (eg 70 year olds) exercise can’t reverse the hearts lack of compliance etc. Starting exercise before the age of 55 is important.  

-Walking not hard sufficient load to maintain the hearts function. Endothelial function and exercise training: greater dilation of blood vessels after exercise training.  

-For the vast majority of people competitive levels of exercise is good for heart health. In a small amount of people that do an extraordinary amount of exercise, exercise-induced right ventricular cardiomyopathy can occur (this will be discussed more in a later podcast by the expert on this, the Cardiologist Dr Andre La Gerche).  Genetic cardiomyopathies and exercise. Higher calcium/calcification in coronary arteries in some athletes but this doesn’t increase mortality and appears to reduce mortality. Higher rate of atrial fibrillation with high levels of exercise training but not greater heart disease risk.  

-Exercise can’t be expected to overcome a bad diet.

WIND: sounds about right relative to my personal observations on my own physiology over 20 years.

If you start too late (past 55 or so), even a year of excercise cannot get heart structure (cardiac compliance) back! A few decades of sedentary activity *can* be reversed if you start in your 40's however.

Apparently blood pressure in rowers can hit about 250! But it is much more complicated than that, and varies from the heart and the rest of the body, and can depend on grunting style exertion.

I know that stroke volume can greatly increase with training, and this is consistent with the talk. For example, I’ve seen my heart adapt by up to 15 bpm from winter to peak summer fitness, at identical power output.

Hypertrophy—yep I have some of that as do most endurance athletes.

I have a high cardiac volume which relates to a high VO2 Max (99th percentile for 18 year olds at the age of 36!), but that’s not nearly good enough to be a professional athlete. My sense of it is that you have to choose your sperm and egg carefully to be a pro athlete, before you are born. The talk explores that idea that it is actually a gene-environment interaction.

I have a high level of calcium in my heart (a form of atherosclerosis) which I attribute to more than a decade of training and doing double centuries. But I also posit that magnesium deficiency might be a significant factor in a calcified heart.

Can an Extreme Endurance Athlete Have an Early Heart Attack? CT Coronary Calcium Scan, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Statins, Atherosclerosis, etc (UPDATE with a cardiologist viewpoint)

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WSJ: FDA Proposes Limits for Lead in Baby Food

re: heavy metals

It is the year 2023, and the FDA is only now getting around to making food safe for the most vulnerable age of all?

I still don’t know why my own blood lead level is so high. Food? How would I know?

WSJ: FDA Proposes Limits for Lead in Baby Food

2023-01-24

Baby-food makers say their products are safe but have been working to reduce metal levels

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took new steps Tuesday aimed at reducing young children’s exposure to lead in baby food.

The FDA issued a draft proposal limiting how much lead should be present in some processed baby foods typically eaten by children under 2 years old. Consumer groups and a congressional committee had raised concerns over the level of heavy metals found in some baby foods, alarming parents worried about the possible health effects. 

The proposed limits range from 10 to 20 parts per billion, varying by the type of baby food, which include puréed fruits and vegetables in jars and pouches, yogurts and dry cereals.  

The FDA’s latest proposal “will result in long-term, meaningful and sustainable reductions in the exposure to this contaminant from foods,” FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said in a statement. Mr. Califf said the agency estimates the new limits could reduce lead exposure by roughly 24% to 27% from the foods. 

In 2021, a congressional investigation by the Democratic staff of the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy found “dangerously high levels” of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury in top baby-food brands, including Gerber, Beech-Nut, Walmart Inc.’s store brand and several organic lines of baby foods.

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Last year the FDA recommended limits on the levels of lead in juice and earlier took steps to limit inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal. The agency said it is continuing to work on developing recommendations around levels of arsenic, cadmium and mercury. 

WIND: it’s harder than one might think to get heavy metals out of food, since many soils naturally have lead and other heavy metals in them.

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Study: Cruel Aspartame and Anxiety Connection

re: excitotoxin
re: mental health

Aspartame is an excitotoxin and should be strictly avoided. Why would you ingest a substance that breaks down into a neutrotransmitter (eg excitotoxin), wood alcohol (methanol), and phenylalanine*?

The feckless FDA tells you that aspartame is safe. Big Food makes sure it stays that way.

Most studies are baloney. But this one seems particularly nasty in its findings.

* Aside from brain damage and intellectual disability and seizures for some people, don’t worry about it.

Study: Cruel Aspartame and Anxiety Connection

2023-01-15

If you are looking for yet one more reason to avoid consuming the artificial sweetener aspartame, the results of a new study may help. According to researchers at Florida State University College of Medicine, results of their four-year animal study showed an increased risk of anxiety associated with the use of aspartame. And there’s more: the increased risk was found to extend for up to two generations of the animals, as the trait was passed to both male and female offspring.

The Aspartame and Anxiety Study

In the study, which appeared in the December 2, 2022 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the researchers gave drinking water that contained aspartame to mice daily. The dose used was approximately 15 percent of what the Food and Drug Administration has determined to be the approved maximum daily for humans to consume. According to the FDA, the acceptable daily intake of aspartame for adults and children in the United States is 50 milligrams per kilogram (50 mg/kg) of body weight daily. Since 1 kilogram equals 2.2 pounds, a person weighing 110 pounds could safely consume 2,500 mg (or 2.5 gm) of aspartame daily, according to the FDA.

In this study, which lasted 12 weeks and was conducted over four years, the dosage was equal to six to eight 8-ounce cans of diet soda daily for humans. The length of the study allowed the researchers to track the impact of aspartame use over several generations of mice.

... The passage of anxiety to succeeding generations is an example of epigenetic (temporary) change. Unlike genetic changes (i.e., mutations), epigenetic changes do not alter DNA, but they do change how the body interprets DNA sequences...

... Once you consume aspartame, it transforms into aspartic acid, methanol, and phenylalanine. All of these metabolites can have significant effects on the function of the central nervous system. For example, the metabolites have an impact on the brain and neurotransmitter levels and have thus been associated with depression, headache, and convulsions.

Another example is methanol, which affects the liver. Methanol is oxidized in the liver to formaldehyde and then formic acid, both of which can damage liver cells. A recent report also noted that aspartame “could have carcinogenic properties” and that “exposure to aspartame from prenatal age increases the incidence of lymphomas/leukemias in females.”

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WIND: read that again: “dose used was approximately 15 percent of what the Food and Drug Administration has determined to be the approved maximum daily for humans to consume”.

Andrew Huberman with Dr Chris Palmer: Diet & Nutrition for Mental Health (and Metabolic Syndrome)

re: ethics in medicine
re: follow the money
re: metabolic syndrome
re: mitochondria

The Huberman Labs podcasts are terrific. This one ought to be required study for every mental health profession, internist, endocrinologist, pulmonologist, etc—any medical area where diet is an input. Which means pretty much everything except perhaps trauma. Wait—healing and recovery require lowering inflammation and nutrients—huh, that’s diet too.

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This particular episode caught my interest right away in having a physician (Dr Palmer) suffering from metabolic syndrome being told by another physician* how he was “screwed” by genetics and would have to take meds the rest of his life to treat it**.

Dr Palmer goes on to say how, in his youth and suffering from mental illness, the medical profession pushed an endless series of drugs on him and caused him harm, never helping him (listen for yourself, I am paraphrasing).

Mitochondria are the primary regulators of epigenetics... doing much more sophisticated things than that in terms of gene expression... mitochondria play a role in all aspects of the human stress response... once you understand the science of mitochondria, you can actuallly connect all of the dots of the mental illness puzzle.

I believe that mitochondria are the key to the obesity epidemic, that there is something in our environment, so that is either our food, environmental toxins, stress levels, poor sleep, not getting adequate sunlight, whatever you want to speculate on, all of those things are known to impair mitochondrial function.

Any medical doctor speaking that frankly about his own medical issues and how the profession failed him has my full attention. Refreshing. But that is not what really makes this interview valuable; it is the demonstrated desire to create real health for his patients. We need another 1000 doctors like Dr Palmer to push hard on the health front, via diet.

See also: Study: Cruel Aspartame and Anxiety Connection and Ketogenic Diet Beneficial for Vascular Disease

* Too often, expert = pill pusher intent on destroying quality of life by gross ignorance of how the body actually works by having no training or insight or interest in diet and lifestyle factors.
** My reaction: imagine the recklessly callous mindset of a doctor dooming a patient to a life of medication and suffering and early death, OMG if that is not malpractice on both physical and mental health, I do not know what is.

Huberman Labs: Dr. Chris Palmer: Diet & Nutrition for Mental Health | Huberman Lab Podcast #9

My guest this episode is Chris Palmer, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He explains the important connection between nutrition, metabolism and mental health and his pioneering work using the ketogenic diet to successfully treat patients with various mental illnesses, including depression and schizophrenia. Dr. Palmer explains how the ketogenic diet is an evidenced-based treatment for epilepsy, mimics the fasted state and can offset the cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s. He describes the key roles of mitochondria in mental health, how certain conditions likely arise from mitochondrial dysfunction, and how low-carbohydrate diets increase mitochondrial turnover to improve mental health. He also explains how low-carbohydrate diets positively impact the gut microbiome and weight loss, important risk factors for mitochondrial health such as marijuana and alcohol, and the best way to increase circulating ketones depending on individual needs. We also cover how a ketogenic diet impacts mood, sleep, and fertility. Dr. Palmer’s work stands as a revolutionary approach to mental health and disease that, given the prevalence of mental health challenges, should be of interest to people of all backgrounds and ages.

WIND: to play my broken record here: eat whole unprocesssed foods (no ingredient list), eliminate all added sugars, cut out all grains and seed oils, exercise daily and get skin-tone appropriate level of sunlight on a substantial portion of your body at least 3X a week.

Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health—and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More @AMAZON

Makes me wonder how many psychiatrist/psychologist types attend to nutrition vs how many are pill pushers. Maybe 1%?

Let me be explicitly offensive to those in the mental health profession: IMO, most mental health professionals are professionally negligent (incompetent?), because they do nothing with regards to diet. Worse, I’d bet that most mental health professionals dismiss diet as quackery, a horrifying manifestation of anti-scientific thinking.

Taking another innocuous medical field, dermatology: IMO, doctors in that area have done huge health damage to the populace by discouraging all sun exposure. Only recently have I had a dermatologist grudgingly admit that some sun exposure might be a good thing. IMO, sun exposure risks really stem from poor diet, and sunlight is mandatory for good health.

Nothing cures everything, but IMO diet can cure or at least improve a huge number of mental and physical health issues to a degree far beyond chemical treatments (meds). Can most types of cancer can be prevented by diet? Cancer surely stems from poor physiological status resulting from poor dietary inputs. I’d even bet that most types of skin cancer, allegedly caused by sun exposure, actually stem from bad dietary inputs.

Where are the studies to support Dr Palmer’s claims? There are many if you go looking. But in this case, an N=1 study (yourself!) is the very best study of all. You do not need some poorly controlled or outright corrupt study that averages thousands of other people to tell you if your own health is better or not*. Because what works for you works. For you.

* For example, I was borderline obese about a decade ago as per BMI... with 10% body fat as per DEXA scan! “Scientific” data often grossly mischaracterize physical state—intellectual fraud.

One thing you can count on is for the powerful forces Big Pharma and Big Food, and their wholly owned lackeys CDC and FD to bitterly resist treatments that do not create profits. If this diet thing gains momentum, they will spend billions to create fake studies, studies designed to undermine results of promising studies, commit outright fraud, harrass and intimidate doctors seeking dietary solutiohns, etc. After all, follow the money, there are trillions of dollars at stake. It’s will be an all-out psyops war to preserve their profits.

IMO, any physician (in most medical fields) that fails to at least suggest a rigorous diet as a first-step treatment is a doctor you should run screaming in terror from.


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Time for COVID Reparations

re: ethics in medicine
re: COVID
re: follow the money

It’s time for COVID reparations.

Over a year ago, I called for a 95% windfall profits tax on Big Pharma COVID Jab profits:

Therefore, I call for a 95% windfall profits excise tax on Big Pharma profits from COVID vaccines . To be used to compensate the victims of vaccine side effects, lockdowns, etc. Call it the COVID-Abused Trust (CAT). After all, a 5% return with zero risk is still billions in profit.

We were told by the collectivist totalitarians that we were “all in this together”—a massively insulting and disingenuous turbo diarrhea propaganda slogan, on the air and on billboards and mailers, as millions lost their jobs and small businesses while government parasites and the well-to-do got richer and richer, and companies like Walmart scored while Main Street got cremated.

Funding for COVID reparations is there for the taking: at least $50 billion dollars in Big Pharma profits. Or is it $75B by now?

So if we are all in this together, let’s reclaim/recycle/reuse those government-funded profits back into the Public Good of compensating people harmed by government COVID policies.

WSJ: The Deceptive Campaign for Bivalent COVID Boosters

re: ethics in medicine
re: COVID
re: follow the money

Jurassic Park springs to mind.

WSJ: The Deceptive Campaign for Bivalent COVID Boosters

2023-01-22

Studies show they fail to live up to their promise, but vaccine makers and experts keep pushing them

You might have heard a radio advertisement warning that if you’ve had Covid, you could get it again and experience even worse symptoms. The message, sponsored by the Health and Human Services Department, claims that updated bivalent vaccines will improve your protection

This is deceptive advertising. But the public-health establishment’s praise for the bivalent shots shouldn’t come as a surprise. Federal agencies took the unprecedented step of ordering vaccine makers to produce them and recommending them without data supporting their safety or efficacy.

The idea of updating mRNA Covid shots every season originally held promise... But three scientific problems have arisen. First, the virus is evolving much faster than the vaccines can be updated. Second, vaccines have hard-wired our immune systems to respond to the original Wuhan strain, so we churn out fewer antibodies that neutralize variants targeted by updated vaccines. Third, antibodies rapidly wane after a few months.

Two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine this month showed that bivalent boosters increase neutralizing antibodies against the BA.4 and BA.5 variants, but not significantly more than the original boosters. In one study, antibody levels after the bivalent boosters were 11 times as high against the Wuhan variant as BA.5.

The authors posit that immune imprinting “may pose a greater challenge than is currently appreciated for inducing robust immunity against SARS-CoV-2 variants.” This isn’t unique to Covid or mRNA vaccines, though boosters may amplify the effect. Our first exposure as children to the flu—whether by infection or vaccination—affects our future response to different strains.

The original Covid vaccines and boosters trained our memory B-cells to produce antibodies against the Wuhan variant. As the University of Pennsylvania’s Paul Offit explains in a New England Journal of Medicine article, previously vaccinated people who received the bivalent booster were “primed” to respond to the Wuhan strain and mounted an inferior antibody response to other variants

The studies’ findings contradict November press releases from Pfizer and Modernaasserting that their bivalents produced a response to the BA.4 and BA.5 variants four to six times that of the original boosters. These claims are misleading. Neither vaccine maker conducted a randomized trial.

...The vaccine makers designed their studies to get the results they wanted. Public-health authorities didn’t raise an eyebrow, but why would they? They have a vested interest in promoting the bivalents...

...FDA Commissioner Robert Califf tweeted on Jan. 11 that “COVID-19 vaccines have been associated with a significant reduction in hospitalization and death” (my emphasis). He should know that correlation doesn’t prove causation....

...Many of the same experts who trashed observational studies supporting hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin now flog intrinsically flawed studies on bivalent boosters....

WIND: with respect to the government and Big Pharma, the state of The Science is up to its usual manure-grade standards, freshly steaming pile that it is. Venal pile.

Note that one important point: “vaccines have hard-wired our immune systems to respond to the original Wuhan strain” and “inferior antibody response to other variants’ . If true, it is the strongest argument possible against the vaccinations (barring perhaps high risk cases), and it would explain a heck of a lot—like why I did not get COVID when three of my vaxxed immediate family members got COVID after being vaxxed.

And it raises the question: what if COVID were to mutate into a deadly form? Then all those “save grandma jab-me-thrice everyone else is a sociopath but not me your natural immunity is no good you should go to jail” aholes might have hell to pay. Still, I wish even those people smooth sailing. And with luck, COVID will settle down to some weak sauce annual variant, and the CDC and Big Pharma can happily manufacture fake data as with influenza to make big bucks annually.


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COVID: Who Bears the Responsibility for Killing so Many People?

re: ethics in medicine
re: COVID

Is it too early to ask the obvious?

Of the people who were hospitalized with COVID, how many of them were killed by rigidly inflexible medical “care? Inappropriate care.

By “inappropriate”, I mean the unholy trinity of FDA and CDC and Industrialized Medicine that treated COVID as a viral disease instead of an inflammatory disease, and required treatment to the exclusion of other treatments that sent so many to their graves, treatment that was seen very early on to be ineffective, only a little better than palliative for so many. Guidelines so inflexible that nothing else could be tried.

Luckily, the virus has gotten a lot less serious, though the idiot “experts” praising the China obscenity might now want to rethink their position.

Did Big Medicine commit involuntary (negligent) manslaughter against hundreds of thousands of people for ideological and political reasons that had nothing to do with science? And far more to do with follow the money? I’m talking about the system here, not any individual doctor, of course (excluding those horrible individuals who drove these policies).

  • Treatment guidelines that were little more than a guess that were quickly etched in stone, to the detriment of millions.
  • An orthodoxy that failed to learn from the perplexing lack of efficacy of the proscribed guidelines, a doubling-down on death.
  • The insistence in using a few toxic medications like liver-destroying Remdesivir, which has dubious if any effectiveness.
  • An orthodoxy that attempted to destroy (legally, ad-hominem, licensing, employment) any physician testing or even discussing treatments or prevention outside the proscribed guidelines.
  • An orthodoxy that actively suppressed all forms of public discussion, thus guaranteeing that robust debate would not be possible, thus guaranteeing that effective solutions could not emerge. Even today.
  • The deliberate suppression of Ivermectin along with active disinformation campaigns disguised as “trials”, trials designed to fail by intentionally using it too late and completely at odds with how it was claimed to work. So that even today we still don’t know, with two oppposing camps each claiming the opposite, each sure of its position.
  • The failure of the vast majority of doctors to speak out. But far worse, the appalling spectacle of attacking other doctors who dared to have differing treatment viewpoints. It was not possible to harness the creative insights of doctors because trying stuff was career suicide.
  • Economic well-being translates directly to mental and physical health. The medical profession bears the responsibility for the destruction of health by supporting lockdowns and throwing millions out of work. Massive stress, violence, alcoholism, etc all resulted.
  • As just one example on the nutrition front: a profession that could not be bothered to suggest that Vitamin D might be protective and to aggressively encourage supplementation via free D at grocery stores and similar. Why the hell not? Zero risk, but maybe an upside.
  • An orthodoxy that needlessly harmed people not at risk by coercing them into taking the gene therapy Jab. A Jab that was known early on to not stop infection or transmission, and had very poor and short-lived efficacy. A jab that in the past would have caused it to be rejected for general public use. A Jab that might be appropriate for a small cohort eg the elderly, but even today foisted even onto children for harm-only “care”. Etcetera.
  • The vicious demonization of those that refused the Jab, ardently supported by medical professionals lying through their teeth about its benefits and risks.
  • The gaslighting of those injured by the Jab, right through today.
  • The vicious character assassination of some of the best epidemiologists in the world, which led to widespread economic destruction, resulting in even more misery and health issues. This may be the largest death toll, via starvation in much of the world.

Even today, these problems persist.

We can never know how many people might have been saved had this been done differently. It looks like little more could have been done to make it worse. The collective genius of humanity is incredible, if it is allowed to function—instead it was put in chains and the few courageous doctors who dared to practice their profession have been cast out of it.

For the children and idiots reading this: mental health is real health. This whole fiasco harmed the mental health of so many people in so many ways and those effects are slow to ebb. Whether it was economic destruction or browbeating about the Jab or wearing a mask on a windy day outdoors from ongoing anxiety.

Few people have the courage to lead, and that is no different in the medical profession. It makes me wonder whether a requirement for being a doctor ought to included psychiatric evaluations that reject applicants whose “herd mentality score” is above a threshold. Because our very lives on our the line, and not just with COVID.

Nina Teicholz: U.S. News' Rankings are Losing Medical, Law Schools. Is “Best Diets” Next?

re: Nina Teicholz
re: follow the money

See Unsettled Science, by Nina Teichholz.

Nina Teicholz: U.S. News' Rankings are Losing Medical, Law Schools. Is “Best Diets” Next?

2023-01-20. Emphasis added.

It's not just Harvard and Yale that are pulling out of U.S. News' Rankings; Dieters should, too.

This week, Harvard Medical School pulled out of the U.S. News & World Report rankings, citing in part longstanding concerns with the methodology behind the ratings. This blow to the magazine comes on the heels of a decision last fall by top law school deans, including those from Harvard and Yale, to withdraw from the U.S. News rankings over methodology issues for their schools. Are the U.S. News “Best Diets” any better?

After a long, lucrative run, ranking everything from colleges to cruise ships, U.S. News has in recent years faced growing scrutiny and criticism of their lists. The magazine tried to appease law schools this month by making rankings changes, but it has yet to respond to expressions of concern by hundreds of doctors and others about how the annual “Best Diets” list also has serious problems and is the product of scant scientific backing.

With more than 43% of the nation suffering from obesity and the government projecting a 700% increase in diabetes among young people, under the age of 20 by 2060, the public is desperately in need of sound, evidence-based advice on how to eat.

Many of the U.S. News “Best Diets,” however, have barely been tested in clinical trials, the kind of rigorous evidence that is essential for showing cause-and-effect relationships. 

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Of course numbers aren’t everything, but virtually every head-to-head diet study has found that low-carb dieters lose more weight than those on low-fat, in addition to seeing more or equal improvement in most heart disease risk factors.

These are no longer preliminary results. When I co-authored an op-ed critiquing the U.S. News list in 2018, ample data already existed to argue that low-carbohydrate diets should not be relegated as U.S. News “Best Diets” bottom dwellers. Now, five years later, the medical literature on this nutritional approach has ballooned to the point where stiffing this option is no longer scientifically credible.

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WIND: does anything mainstream in nutrition or health have any serious scientific backing? Or is it 99% follow the money*?

Mainstream nutrition advice psyops campaigns run by the unholy trinity of {Big Food + Government + Big Pharma} has been disabling and killing people by the tens of millions for decades now, with the most cruel advice on diet possible, eg the high-carb-low-fat or at least seed oil PUFA fats crackpot advice. Eat your grains and seed oils... grist for the Big Pharma assembly line.

But maybe the tide is turning just a little, as more doctors grudgingly acknowledge that a low-carb diet can address diabetes and related issues in a dramatic way.

What is startling is just how simple the equation is: when the issue is high blood sugar (perhaps the root cause of 90% of all serious health issues?), two simple things lead to a cure: (1) cut carbohydrates way back, and (2) engage in short but high intensity exercise to deplete body stores of glycogen. It’s a no-brainer. Meaning that far too many highly trained “experts” lack the most basic insight into how the body actually works, in spite of years of medical training. But if you think about it, it makes sense: it is training and memorization, not thinking. Not much different from what Pavlov researched.

* Experts today = ethically and intellectually bankrupt doctors and researchers living off the public tit and/or assembly line medicine teats.


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Elon Musk Reveals ‘Major Side Effects’ After 2nd COVID Booster

re: ethics in medicine

I never got the gene therapy mRNA Jab, having had COVID once and only once in April 2020. Presumably the Delta variant (or was it Alpha at that time, I forget).

I figured way back then that I’d be an idiot for getting Jabbed, already having natural immunity, which children and idiots (aka doctors and experts) rejected for years as no substitute for a proper profit-making Big Pharma Jab. My close contact with immediate family members with COVID* on 3 separate occassions had no effect on me.

* The Wife got the Jab, her own choice, but two daughters were coerced into getting it by the evil bastards running the school system, those people ought to be rotting in jail.

The Epoch Times: Elon Musk Reveals ‘Major Side Effects’ After 2nd COVID Booster

2023-01-21

Elon Musk said he felt like he “was dying” after his second COVID-19 booster shot.

“I had major side effects from my second booster shot,” the new Twitter boss wrote in a social media post. “Felt like I was dying for several days. Hopefully, no permanent damage, but I don’t know.”

Musk didn’t provide medical records to back his claim. Neither did he say which company’s COVID booster he took.

The Epoch Times can’t verify his claim independently.

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WIND: only people as stupid as me could think that the gene therapy Jab might possibly have side effects, including fatal and horrific. I know that well, judging by the hate mail I’ve gotten telling me about all the “misinformation” I’ve been spreading here. Apparently, even Elon Musk is stupid enough to fall for such concerns, when obviously The Science™ knows all. Before even testing or researching things. The Science can literally know what is or is not going to happen!

Here’s a huge “WTF???!!!!”: “didn’t provide medical records to back his claim...”. Seriously? Only a fool would go to a doctor for side effects (barring some immediate life threatening thing), which would be dismissed out of hand as temporary or psychosomatic or coincidence. Doctors were operating with kindergarten-grade reasoning, and still are. The idea that a patient has to justify suffering by some kind of half-assed medical evaluation incapable of more than vaguely understanding the issues... shows a gross ignorance of how the industry operates.

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Men Live Longer (Happier?) Lives Taking 'Little Blue Pill' (Viagra / Sildenafil)

re: correlation is not causation

What’s not to like? Bit Pharma scores, and men win hard.

Viagra is a brand name version of sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor.

Men Live Longer (Happier?) Lives Taking 'Little Blue Pill'

2023-01-20

The second study in two years shows Viagra might reduce the risk of heart disease in men. 

Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) found that men who took the little blue pill experienced a 39% reduction in heart disease. 

USC researchers gathered data from 70,000 men with an average age of 52 who were diagnosed with erectile dysfunction within the last decade. They believe Viagra increases blood flow and oxygen into the heart and throughout the body

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WIND: the study is full of confounders, so it cannot be taken too seriously, being well into correlation is not causation territory. Still, what a great way to persuade your doctor who might not read studies very carefully that you need the stuff.

When my intentionally ignorant ex-cardiologist wanted BP and statin meds on me about a year ago, I should have had this study on hand. I don’t need the stuff, but heck, it might be enjoyable.

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Matt Taibbi: Children of the COVID

re: ethics in medicine
re: Matt Taibbi

Death rate for children of 0.00001% or whatever.

The video mashup captures the propaganda psyops campaign used to abuse the public.

Matt Taibbi: "Children of the COVID"

2023-01-17

The latest tour de force by Matt Orfalea reminds us of the insane media scaremongering about children and COVID

“I’m more worried for children than I’ve ever been.” 

“It is picking off young people like we’ve never seen.”

“Think of the children!”

As Matt Orfalea shows above in his new “Children of the COVID” video, this was real press commentary stretching across years about a Covid-19 virus now recognized to pose an extraordinarily small risk to children

Living in America in the last 6-7 years has been like being trapped in a fugue state, where reality is kaleidoscopic, memory is elusive, and moments of clarity sometimes more jarring than reassuring. To be reminded of what we were told day after day for years, after being trained to forget, is like waking from an unpleasant dream, prompting thoughts like, “Did that really happen?”

In Matt’s video, we see how the pandemic was reported not as a collective problem to be solved, but a horror movie to be passively experienced. This is a media approach we see deployed in a variety of issues from fake news to “sonic weapons,” one that trains frightened audiences to endorse extreme solutions and outsource thinking to authorities.

This makes it all the more important that we remember episodes like “Children of the COVID,” the next time we’re told to Be afraid. Be very afraid. ...

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WIND: meanwhile over on the climate change front...


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COVID: Anecdotals’ Documentary

re: ethics in medicine

Documentaries are typically (a) outstanding persuasion, and (b) one sided and (c) almost always some form of propaganda. Thus they are generally misleading in at least some ways, but that does not mean they are wrong. And that goes both ways, regardless of the viewpoint.

With that in mind, I have no doubt that many of these horrifying stories were not accidents. Rather, they were direct damage from the gene therapy Jab aka COVID Jab.

The Epoch Times: Anecdotals’ Documentary

2023-01-15, by Joseph Mercola

A glimpse into the lives of people who have suffered significant adverse reactions

A previously healthy 12-year-old who can no longer walk. A surgeon whose career is over. A woman who can no longer cook or clean. These adverse reactions are real, not rare – here’s how they’re shaming and abandoning them, while hiding their stories.

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The film “Anecdotals” provides a glimpse into the lives of people who have suffered significant adverse reactions from COVID-19 shots
  • Those who spoke [sic] out about their shot-related injuries have been shamed, ridiculed and labeled unethical
  • Those injured by the shots have been largely abandoned by the mainstream medical community; their medical issues have been politicized, while society provides no empathy
  • With no programs in place to help those injured by COVID-19 shots, and many doctors afraid to even acknowledge the shot’s connection to patients’ symptoms, many of those harmed have nowhere to turn for help
  • The film calls for an open dialogue and a movement from humanity to acknowledge the risks of COVID-19 shots, as well as those who are suffering due to them

People who have been harmed by COVID-19 shots have suffered a range of medical issues — everything from death and permanent disability to pericarditis, nerve damage and overwhelming fatigue. While their symptoms vary, they share several common themes:

  • Abandonment — Those injured by COVID-19 jabs have been largely abandoned by the mainstream medical community and government.
  • Shame — Those who spoke out about their injuries have been shamed, ridiculed and labeled unethical; their medical issues have been politicized, while society provides no empathy.
  • Hopelessness — With no programs in place to help those injured by COVID-19 shots, and many doctors afraid to even acknowledge the shot’s connection to patients’ symptoms, many of those harmed feel lost and don’t know where to turn for help.

Bringing attention to the issue — and to the people whose lives have changed drastically since receiving a COVID-19 shot — is the first step to recovery. The film “Anecdotals” does just that, providing a glimpse into the lives of people who have suffered significant adverse reactions from COVID-19 shots.1

Many of them have been told their stories don’t matter. After all, they’re just anecdotes. But as you’ll see in the film, their journeys need to be heard, not only so they can access much-needed medical care but also so society becomes aware of the real risks of COVID-19 shots that have been covered up and censored.

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WIND: horrifying. I know from my own long battle with Long COVID* from my April 2020 infection that the medical community is grossly incompetent to help, with ignorance that beggars belief. But at least the doctors I had did not repudiate my symptoms, though one contemptible cardiologist had zero interest in it as related to his asinine recommendations**.

The idiots who say “works for me” ("no issues") insist that their own experience is the experience of everyone are the worst kind of attitude. The idiots who say 0% of the reactions had anything to do with the Jab are just that. The truth is obviously in the middle somewhere.

And no one knows if the tendency of the gene therapy COVID Jabs to cause low-level thrombosis might result in a low level of damage X a very large population = increased disease and death for decades to come. OTOH, that might also be true of COVID itself, and it will be difficult to separate the two.

My guess is that 90% or more of the highly unusual events are the direct result of the Jab. I simply cannot accept that someone young and healthy dying of a heart attack or having sudden-onset severe neurological or other issues is a coincidence. It is a combination statistically of (a) baseline rate, and (b) time since the injection. Statistically, the “no relation” claim has close to zero credibility.

* I’ve emerged from that trauma with recurrent EBV attacks and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. No idea if I can self-heal to prior vigor, but I am slowly getting stronger.
** A common form of medical ignorance is to think that a system in the body bears no relation to the body itself, or the mind to the body, or the body to the mind. MDs can be among the stupidest people on the planet in this regard.


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COVID: a Fragmenting Gene Therapy Jab Narrative, With Mainstream Media Almost There

re: ethics in medicine
re: natural immunity

Cracks in the COVID Narrative started appearing last summer.

Even the (formerly reputable) Science magazine is trying to recoup its severely damaged reputation by publishing some questions.

Will Aseem Malhotra’s Appearance Be the BBC’s Most Viewed Programme of 2023?

2023-01-15

...Courtesy of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, Dr. Aseem Malhotra may just have provided 2023’s biggest TV moment. As I write this, the seven minute clip of him being interviewed on a BBC news show on January 14th passed 14.8 million views. Now, wouldn’t you think that merited some form of acknowledgement from the BBC? If you were the BBC’s Head of Programmes wouldn’t you think: “Wow, we’ve had 14.8 million views, there’s a programme in this?”

It seems incredible that the BBC and, by association, the Government, think they can just bury the story. As if, so long as it isn’t mentioned, the other 50-odd million people in the country won’t also think, “Hmm, there’s something not quite right about these vaccines”. Surely radio silence only adds to the unease. Since the creation of the ‘Trusted News Initiative’, I’ve lost all trust in the BBC. Its obsessive focus on Net Zero and intersectionality sounds suspiciously like a USSR era Pravda piece about tractor production in Murmansk.

I suspect the reason the Malhotra clip has cut through so far and fast is because it perfectly resonates with people’s ‘lived experience’; everyone knows someone whom they suspect has been harmed by the vaccines.

My own sister-in-law dropped dead of SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome) back in August 2022. A fit, size 10, keen cyclist, found dead in her garden one morning.  She had been just about to set off on a bike ride. The autopsy could find no specific cause, noted some small clotting in the heart, but nothing that the pathologist seemed to think should have killed her.  

She’d had three doses of the vaccine. I’ve no idea whether the vaccines were the cause or contributory to her death, but I did feel that if a more open debate about the safety (or otherwise) of the vaccines had been allowed, at least the pathologist might have been open to considering it, even if only to dismiss it for specific reasons. 

But, of course, whether the vaccines were responsible or not, there was absolutely no reason for her to have been vaccinated in the first place. Like everyone else who is not vulnerable, she was never at any risk from Covid. She’d had Covid in 2020: a day in bed, slight headache, backache. It held no fears for her, but she wanted to go on holiday.

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WIND: open discussion will save lives. How many people have been harmed by the vaccine and in what ways will take years to unravel.

But I’d bet that a large part of excess deaths are due to thrombos (blood clots) that directly cause heart attacks. And if they do not, they will likely cause future cardiac disease, as thrombosis (not cholesterol) is the real cause of atherosclerosis. So the death toll will take decades to be counted.

The death and damage to the public by government disinformation (ineffective treatment, ecnomic destruction, educational chaos, etc) can only be slowly repaired, with no one held accountable of course.

Science: Heart risks, data gaps fuel debate over COVID-19 boosters for young people

2022-10-17.

Risk of heart inflammation is small but new studies suggest it may take months to fully recover

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo ignited a furor this month when, based on a state analysis purporting to show COVID-19 vaccines were linked to cardiac deaths in young men, he advised men ages 18 to 39 to steer clear of the shots. Scientists slammed his warning and decried the eight-page analysis, which was anonymous and not peer reviewed, for its lack of transparency and flawed statistics.

Still, COVID-19 vaccines do have a rare but worrisome cardiac side effect. Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle that can cause chest pain and shortness of breath, has disproportionately struck older boys and young men who received the shots. Only one out of several thousand in those age groups is affected, and most quickly feel better. A tiny number of deaths have been tentatively linked to vaccine myocarditis around the world. But several new studies suggest the heart muscle can take months to heal, and some scientists worry about what this means for patients long term. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered vaccinemakers Pfizer and Moderna to conduct a raft of studies to assess these risks.

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“I’m a vaccine advocate, I would still vaccinate children,” says Jane Newburger, a pediatric cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital who has cared for and studied postvaccine myocarditis patients. But Michael Portman, a pediatric cardiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital who’s also studying patients, says he would hesitate to recommend boosters to healthy teens. “I don’t want to cause panic,” Portman says—but he craves more clarity on the risk-benefit ratio.

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Most postvaccine myocarditis patients are briefly hospitalized and their symptoms quickly abate. Newburger’s hospital has tracked 22 patients who developed the condition, and she is largely reassured by their healing. Portman agrees: “Many of these kids are asymptomatic after they leave the hospital.”

But what he sees in the youngsters during follow-up appointments nags at him: Although their heart rhythm is normal and they usually feel fine, MRI scans of their heart often show something called late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), which signifies injury to the muscle.

... Subclinical myocarditis may be more common than thought...

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WIND: when you willfully fail to look for issues for years, risks are indeed “small”. BTW, peer review is a wholly corrupt buddy system where no one makes real criticisms when that would go against the narrative, lest one become a pariah. And who would ask an expert for peer review that regularly criticizes studies! It’s a bunch of foxes all agreeing the henhouse is sound. A country club of intellectual and ethical crooks.

What kind of “science” is it to be an “advocate” based on deeply flawed “evidence”? That very statement shows a conflict of interest; no doctor should ever advocate a position; it puts that doctor on a “team” which leads to non-objective narrative-based thinking.

What do you expect from a profession which doesn’t run the child abuse promoting Aerican Association of Pediatrics out of town? A few activist sociopath at AAP set guidelines for pediatricians, a gang of child-mutilating racists.

What kind of ethical scum proceeds to Jab children, knowing that some of them could suffer lifelong harm all for zero benefit? The medical profession fills me with disgust, treating this as if it’s some kind of abstract problem, passing along all the damage, heartbreak, and lifetime of costs on to de facto lab rats who trusted their doctor to be objective, which is not a 'thing' any more. The medical profession has become a non compos mentis ethical sewer. Critical thinking in the profession is all but prohibited (or forced into private thoughts), massively influenced by money and social and professional pressures.

These MDs who have a few simple tests that categorize patient as “OK” aka sub-clinical are working half blind—you don’t know what you don’t know, and that’s the gist of the article. Well if you don’t know, you don’t go jabbing young people and possibly damaging them forever. You as an MD do not have that right, especially when you know damned well that the evidence is overwhelming that young people have everything to lose and nothing to gain from COVID gene therapy Jabs.

The uncertainty is frustrating—but that’s the story of the pandemic, says Walid Gellad, a physician who studies drug safety at the University of Pittsburgh: “Everything that we need to know we end up learning after we needed to know it.”

Does “first do no harm” ring any bells? How about you aholes supporting coercion and government force to Jab people, or lose your job or your schooling? Your profession helped destroy health, lives, plans all based on shit-grade “science”. You did not speak out then, and only now can muster these concerns as some kind of mildly interesting situation of academic interest.

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Covid Vaccines Are “Obviously Dangerous” and Should Be Halted Immediately, Say Senior Swedish Doctors

The true character and scope of the harm caused by the unprecedented mass vaccinations for COVID-19 is just now beginning to become clear. Leading scientific journals have finally begun publishing data corroborating what the underground research community has observed over the last two years, especially in relation to complex problems of immune suppression.

Truly concerning numbers pertaining to both births and mortality are also emerging.

...If, as has been argued, the vaccinations, and especially the boosters, alter the immune profile of recipients such that Covid infections get ‘tolerated’ by the immune system, it’s possible that vaccinated individuals will tend towards a situation of long-term, repeat infections that do not get cleared, and do not present with obvious symptoms, while still promoting systemic damage

The literature now indicates an extensive substitution in the vaccinated of virus-neutralising antibodies for non-inflammatory ones, a ‘class switch’ from antibodies that work towards clearing the virus from our system, to a category of antibodies whose purpose is to desensitise us to irritants and allergens.

The net effect is that the inflammatory response to Covid infection gets down-regulated (reduced). This means that full-blown infections will present with milder symptoms, and that they won’t get cleared as effectively (partly since fever and inflammation are essential to your body getting rid of a pathogen).

That these developments alone aren’t cause for an immediate halt to the mass vaccinations, as well as thorough investigations, is astonishing.

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WIND: I don’t know how to judge the credibility of these claims, but it would explain a lot.

FDA Adviser Says Young And Healthy People Shouldn’t Get Latest COVID Boosters

A vaccine adviser to the Food and Drug Administration is questioning whether young, healthy people should get new COVID-19 boosters, arguing those shots should be used for older individuals.

“I believe we should stop trying to prevent all symptomatic infections in healthy, young people by boosting them with vaccines containing mRNA from strains that might disappear a few months later,” wrote Dr. Paul A. Offit, an FDA vaccine panel adviser and professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, in New England Journal of Medicine on Jan. 11.

In his article, Offit cited two studies suggesting that bivalent boosters, which target the original COVID-19 strain and two Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA. 5, do not “elicit superior immune responses.”

WIND: weak sauce, but at least it is some attempt to question idiotic policies.

Pentagon ‘Exploring’ Back Pay for Troops Kicked Out Over COVID Vaccine Mandate

The U.S. Department of Defense may provide back pay to former service members who were removed for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, coming after the Pentagon repealed the mandate, a spokesperson confirmed Friday.

... On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued a memo (pdf) formally rescinding the vaccine mandate after lawmakers passed a defense spending bill into law in December that required the change. The Pentagon had already stopped discharging service members who didn’t get the vaccine.

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WIND: how about having a few heads roll, right at the Secretary of Defense, for damaging our military readiness with the idiotic policies? If it isn’t a threat now, how it ever a threat? It wasn’t.

Possible Safety Concern With New Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Identified: CDC

Data indicates Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine could cause a type of stroke in elderly people, two U.S. health agencies said on Jan. 13. The signal was for ischemic stroke, a type of stroke caused by blood clotting. The signal was triggered for people aged 65 and older, the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a joint statement.

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WIND: there are hundreds of safety signals. Tip of the tip of the iceberg.

The Epoch TImes: Explosive Increase in Cardiac Symptoms After Second Injection

The difficulty for parents is to sort out symptoms indicative of the FDA acknowledged side effects of myopericarditis and pulmonary embolism. Because of the very high rate of symptomatic side effects, even ECG screening will not be enough. Fortunately, there were no serious adverse events in this study. However, when a cardiotoxic vaccine is administered to millions of adolescents, there are hundreds of thousands of symptomatic cases and the interpretation by parents and healthcare providers is quickly becoming a nightmare. Of great concern, are cases where the symptoms are interpreted as benign yet the child is suffering significant heart damage and later on is set up for sudden cardiac death during sleep or athletic events.

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WIND: medical tests are extremely limited in scope and validity for diagnosing damage or illness.

The Epoch Times: We Must Have The Truth

Although the CDC acknowledged playing a role in the growing distrust in science, none of their professed forms of atonement, such as promising to share data faster and doing a better job of translating science into policy will restore trust without a process that includes honest debate.

WIND: trust cannot be restored because it never was trustworthy.

Doctor Calls for Withdrawal of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Following New Research

An American doctor is joining the calls for the withdrawal of the messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccines, pointing to new research that highlights a connection between the shots and adverse events.

I don’t see how anyone couldn’t be certain that the benefits are outweighing the harms on a population level, or even in the high-risk groups. I don’t see the evidence to support that claim,” Fraiman told The Epoch Times. “But I also can’t say that there’s evidence to support that it’s potentially more harmful, but there’s also uncertainty here. … Given that scenario, I believe that people should not be given the [vaccines] outside of a clinical trial, because we need to figure out … if their benefits outweigh harm or if harm outweighs benefits.”

“The only thing that can answer that question is going to be a randomized trial,” he added.

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WIND: how novel is that? A randomized trial. How about one not run by Big Pharma or their lap dogs?


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How Can We Trust Institutions That Lied?

re: ethics in medicine
re: natural immunity

Is there a single governmental or educational institution that not vomit-out endless streams of information sewage?

Brownstone Institute: How Can We Trust Institutions That Lied?

2023-01-11, by Abir Ballan. Emphasis added.

Trust the Authorities, trust the Experts, and trust the Science, we were told. Public health messaging during the Covid-19 pandemic was only credible if it originated from government health authorities, the World Health Organization, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as scientists who parroted their lines with little critical thinking. 

In the name of ‘protecting’ the public, the authorities have gone to great lengths, as described in the recently released Twitter Files (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) that document collusion between the FBI and social media platforms, to create an illusion of consensus about the appropriate response to Covid-19.

They suppressed ‘the truth,’ even when emanating from highly credible scientists, undermining scientific debate and preventing the correction of scientific errors. In fact, an entire bureaucracy of censorship has been created, ostensibly to deal with so-called MDM— misinformation (false information resulting from human error with no intention of harm); disinformation (information intended to mislead and manipulate); malinformation (accurate information intended to harm). 

From fact-checkers like NewsGuard, to the European Commission’s Digital Services Act, the UK Online Safety Bill and the BBC Trusted News Initiative, as well as Big Tech and social media, all eyes are on the public to curtail their ‘mis-/dis-information.’ 

“Whether it’s a threat to our health or a threat to our democracy, there is a human cost to disinformation.” — Tim Davie, Director-General of the BBC

But is it possible that ‘trusted’ institutions could pose a far bigger threat to society by disseminating false information?

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WIND: children* and idiots* trusted insititutions*** before COVID, and still do. But anyone not still suffering from cognitive dissonance must feel pretty shaken up.

Consensus, whether it be on COVID or climate science or heredity is theology, not science. And last time I checked, a narrative is the antithesis of science. And here we are.

Things are on schedule over in China, where experts lauded the Chinese zero COVID solution as so incredibly successful. Were they fools, or just CCP lackeys? Anyone claiming “success” based on short-term statistics really has no grasp of reality, and lives in a fantasy world.

* Includes people of all ages.
** Includes many experts.
*** Largely made up of children and idiots and venal types who know what they are doing, or rationalize it.


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India Should Declare End to Pandemic, Recognize Natural Immunity: COVID Task Force

re: ethics in medicine
re: natural immunity

Chinks in the (false) COVID narrative armor are appearing daily now.

The Epoch Times: India Should Declare End to Pandemic, Recognize Natural Immunity: COVID Task Force

2023-01-10, by Jay Bhattacharya. Emphasis added.

A task force of India’s top health experts is advising the Indian government to only recommend COVID vaccines to certain high-risk population groups, saying that natural infection provides superior immune protection than any of the current vaccines alone can offer.

“There is some evidence that suggests that natural infection may even provide lifelong immunity,” the experts said. “There is no evidence to the contrary...

...“It is high time to declare [an] end to COVID pandemic, reassure population at large and, at the same time, institute mechanism for preventing misuse of COVID and any other similar disease in future by pharmaceutical and vaccine industry in cahoots with self-styled public health experts and scientists,” the experts wrote in the report.

When it comes to vaccines, the experts said it appears that those who have recovered from natural COVID infection won’t get any “additional benefits” from either two primary vaccine shots, a booster dose, or any additional doses.

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WIND: natural immunity always was superior to the gene therapy Jab, whose myriad harms are popping up like mushrooms after a rain.

Jay Bhattacharya: How Stanford Failed the Academic Freedom Test

re: Jay Bhattacharya
re: ethics in medicine

IMO, Jay Bhattacharya, relMartin Kulldorff, Scott Atlas and others are heroes of the COVID period for daring to speak out against government practices that needlessly killed so many, and maimed the lives and futures of tens of millions.

How Stanford Failed the Academic Freedom Test

2023-01-10, by Jay Bhattacharya. Emphasis added.

We live in an age when a high public health bureaucrat can, without irony, announce to the world that if you criticize him, you are not simply criticizing a man. You are criticizing “the science” itself.

The irony in this idea of “science” as a set of sacred doctrines and beliefs is that the Age of Enlightenment, which gave us our modern definitions of scientific methodology, was a reaction against a religious clerisy that claimed for itself the sole ability to distinguish truth from untruth. The COVID-19 pandemic has apparently brought us full circle, with a public health clerisy having replaced the religious one as the singular source of unassailable truth.

The analogy goes further, unfortunately. The same priests of public health that have the authority to distinguish heresy from orthodoxy also cast out heretics, just like the medieval Catholic Church did. Top universities, like Stanford, where I have been both student and professor since 1986, are supposed to protect against such orthodoxies, creating a safe space for scientists to think and to test their ideas. Sadly, Stanford has failed in this crucial aspect of its mission, as I can attest from personal experience.

I should note here that my Stanford roots go way back. I earned two degrees in economics there in 1990. In the ’90s, I earned an M.D. and a Ph.D. in economics. I’ve been a fully tenured professor at Stanford’s world-renowned medical school for nearly 15 years, happily teaching and researching many topics, including infectious disease epidemiology and health policy. If you had asked me in March 2020 whether Stanford had an academic freedom problem in medicine or the sciences, I would have scoffed at the idea. Stanford’s motto (in German) is “the winds of freedom blow,” and I would have told you at the time that Stanford lives up to that motto. I was naive then, but not now.

Academic freedom matters most in the edge cases when a faculty member or student is pursuing an idea that others at the university find inconvenient or objectionable. If Stanford cannot protect academic freedom in these cases, it cannot protect academic freedom at all.

...There is a distinction in philosophy between negative and positive rights. A negative right is a constraint placed on the authorities not to take action that would violate that right... A positive right entails an obligation on authorities to actively promote some desirable state of the world, for instance, the right to protection in the face of dire threats to bodily harm.

...The same distinction pertains to academic freedom at a university. Stanford did not fire me or break my tenure for writing the GBD. Therefore, it met the bare minimum standard of negative academic freedom. But Stanford failed to meet the higher standard of positive academic freedom... The most egregious violation of academic freedom was an implicit decision by the university to deplatform me. Though I have given dozens of talks in seminars at Stanford over the past decades, in December 2020, my department chair blocked an attempt to organize a seminar where I would publicly present the ideas of the GBD...

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WIND: naive indeed. Stanford’s fall into the ethical sewer has been obvious to me as a Stanford graduate for 20 years now. And it goes far beyond the school of medicine. I have watched a disturbing series of shifts over the years to an intolerant bigoted intellectual echo chamber.

The only meaning of free speech is the protection of the most offensive, disputed, controversial and even vile and hateful kind. It has no other meaning. This applies to all speech, academic or public, insightful or idiotic. The right to make oneself a pariah by one’s public statements is ostensibly guaranteed by the 1st Amendment; speech after all comes withsocial consequences. But the right to cast others out as pariahs by the use of force is the antithesis of that, and that’s where we stand today—government force, or government supporting such force indirectly through financial and legal cudgels.


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