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Colonoscopy: Not Worth the Risk for Some of Us?

re: colonoscopy

I am “due” for a colonoscopy as 7 years have passed.

I am reluctant, as I consider my body overall very healthy, I dislike the anesthetic effects (I had bad dreams for 3-4 weeks once though maybe current knockout drugs do better I still fear brain effects), swallowing antifreeze (polyethylene glycol) seems very unwise, and most of all: recent studies call the value of colonoscopy into question (barring individual circumstances).

A cousin died of colon cancer in mid-50's but that cousin was hardly a poster child for health. No other family history of colon cancer in siblings or parents or grandparents. Why should I bother, here in my late 50's?

The “prudent” move is to get the colonoscopy. Or is it? They are hardly risk free, in fact the risks are very significant.

And as a huge money-maker for Big Medicine, I’ve grown increasingly skeptical of the medical justification (follow the money)—there is no credible objective advice out there in the general medical community.

The Epoch Times: The Truth About Colonoscopies, Part 1

2022-11-21, by Sherri Tenpenny

...While a colonoscopy is a good and important procedure for diagnostic purposes, it may be time to remove its standing as the “gold standard” of colon cancer screening.

The Epoch Times: The Truth About Colonoscopies, Part 2

2022-11-21, by Sherri Tenpenny

...Given that 15,000,000 colonoscopies are performed each year in the US alone, the study points out:

  • Exam only, no biopsy/polypectomy: Up to 15,000 persons per year (1/1000) can have a serious complication – colon perforation, persistent pain/burning, persistent diarrhea, etc.
  • Exam with biopsy/polypectomy: Up to 105,000 persons per year (7/1000) can have a serious complication
    - 75,000 persons per year (5/1000) may experience extended bleeding that may result in hospitalization, surgery and/or need for blood transfusion.
    - 15,000 persons per year (1/1000) may have a perforated colon. Small perforations are less likely to cause immediate peritoneal irritation and the diagnosis can be delayed for as long as 30 days, leading to poor prognosis.

A person can even die from a colonoscopy. The reported death rate after colonoscopy is around 0.09%. That sounds like a tiny number, but when applied to 15,000,000 exams per year, up to 13,500 person per year can die as a result of a colonoscopy!

...

If these were the odds for an airplane ride, I’d never get on an airplane.

The Epoch Times: The Truth About Colonoscopies, Part 3

2022-11-21, by Sherri Tenpenny

...Recall, an ideal screening test should be safe, readily available, convenient, inexpensive and have a high sensitivity. I think several stool and blood tests discussed in this substack that are much better for screening than an expensive, marginally safe colonoscopy which, in my opinion, should only be used to confirm a diagnosis and should NOT to be used for routine screening.

The Epoch Times: The Truth About Colonoscopies, Part 4

2022-11-21, by Sherri Tenpenny

...Throughout this 4-part series, I have shown that routine colonoscopies are not all they’re cracked up to be. There are several other, non-invasive screening options and many foods and supplements that should be your cornerstone to overall colon health.

While a colonoscopy is a good and important procedure for diagnostic purposes, it may be time to remove its standing as the “gold standard” of colon cancer screening.

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It’s Autumn, Here’s How to Dry Apples, Persimmons, Pears and other Fruit, Kale, Beef Jerky, etc etc

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It’s autumn, and maybe you or your neighbors/friends have your own fruit tree(s) and/or a readily available supply at the local farmer’s market or similar.

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My persimmon tree is about 1/20 harvested, and that means about 100 pounds so far, only about a ton to go. I cannot possibly use all this bounty, but I preserve some at least since I hate to see it just drop and rot.

How to Make Dried Persimmons

Whether it is persimmons, apples, pears, oranges, kale, beef jerky, or squirrel, it’s fast and easy to preserve food that will last up to a year (the more dry the finished product, the longer it will last).

Dehydrating Food is Fast and Easy—Here’s How and What to Use  for Drying Fruit, Making Beef Jerky, etc

How to Make Healthy Beef Jerky or Bison Jerky

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* Fructose is especially good at driving fat storage, a mechanism designed by nature for the coming winter.

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Lipids: A Different Perspective (Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Atherosclerosis, statin)

re: cholesterol
re: statin

Crackpot theories about cholesterol and statins and atherosclerosis are still the standard of care (abuse) in modern medicine. One of many runaway trains that enable Modern Wealthcare*.

Here is a perspective that any objective MD capable of critical thinking would have difficulty disagreeing with. Not that most MDs have critical thinking skills, sad but true.

* The repudiation of health and transfer of wealth from patients to “care” givers, while destroying any chance at better health via terrible advice, always treating symptoms and rarely causes, and never a cure. There is nil “health” in healthcare, a bitter pill of a word in its misleading suggestiveness.

LIPIDS. A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

2022-10, by BY DR. BAYNE FRENCH, MD DC. Excerpts, emphasis added.
TG = triglycerides, CVD = cardiovascular disease, CAD = coronary artery disease

It’s a long and sordid tale... The formation of atherosclerosis, like dementia, cancer, diabetes, and numerous other diseases, is an accumulation of metabolic dysfunction. A vastly complicated interplay of environment (our behaviors, diet, level of conditioning, toxin exposure, stress management, sleep quality, etc. x hundreds) with our genetics...

...Understand that your LDL is not a directly measured test but rather a value determined using non-individualized math. HUGE decisions are based on the result of this calculation (like who takes Lipitor for the rest of their lives), all hinging on the assumption that LDL actually matters. Many feel it does not...

...We need to ask ourselves just what in the hell are we trying to do with lab testing anyway! We’re trying to determine if there’s an increased risk of CVD. I dispute that LDL is good at predicting who’s at risk. It is apparent to me that TG, and especially the TG/HDL ratio is a much better marker. Checking lipids in a fasting state does NOT represent how most people spend their time. We are usually in a fed state, unfortunately. So maybe “random” testing of lipids is more suggestive of the usual state of affairs.

...The components of a standard cholesterol panel include total cholesterol, HDL (good chol), LDL (bad chol), triglycerides, and total chol/HDL ratio. This "panel" has been available for many decades. There is tremendous dogma surrounding this lab test. Many still view it as the end-all-be-all for determining heart attack risk. I think it sucks. I've never found it helpful in lowering an individual's risk of heart disease. Most of my patients that have a heart attack are already on cholesterol-lowering medications...

...The ratio of TG/HDL, my favorite, was first proposed by Dr. Gaziano et al... reported that the ratio of triglyceride and HDL cholesterol was the “most powerful” independent predictor of coronary artery disease (CAD, or heart disease). It is, frankly, the only ratio I care about. Specifically, a ratio >4 was a powerful predictor of CAD. For example, a ratio of 4 would be TG of 200 and HDL of 50. Dr. da Luz and others (Clinics. Aug 2008) performed another study showing that the TG/HDL ratio was most strongly associated with the extent of CAD, which means how advanced and widespread heart disease (severity of artery narrowing, and how many arteries in the heart were involved).

...notable finding of this massive study is that the majority of patients hospitalized with heart disease had excellent LDL

...

WIND: early this year, my experience with a cardiologist was so revolting in its lies and uselessness that I will never see that cardiologist again. Here was a guy that-I mean this literally—thorougly abuses his patients by offering absolutely no insight into anything, dispensing lifelong asking no questions about lifestyle, diet, history, activities, etc, etc. IMO, such doctors should be hounded out of the profession as the ignorant health-deniers they are.

The cholesterol hypothesis has become one of many zombie dumpster fires of cunning misinformation fueling Big Pharma and Wealthcare (commonly known as healthcare).

It’s not just about the costs of taking a often dangerous and wholly ineffective statin. It’s about the failure to address dozens of other life-ruining conditions all stemming from metabolic disfunctions and nutrient deficiencies, which in turn stem from atrociously bad advice from the medical profession or simply a failure to address health.

The modern medical profession is condemming hundreds of millions of people to a life of suffering, via absent and/or bad advice and by failing to improve health. Follow the money—it is a feedback loop of treating diseases with “bandaids” and thus encouraging those very diseases—an incredibly powerful business model proven-out now for at least 50 years, with healthcare now consuming vast portions of the nations GDP even as people become sicker and sicker.

Trusting your doctor on cholesterol and statins and heart disease is for children and idiots. They are certifiably incompetent on the subject, making no intellectual effort whatsoever, taking a paint-by-numbers approach based on decades-old and discredited bullshit hypotheses (many, morphing constantly) because the entire field has never had any predictive power whatsoever. Now take your statin and shut up.

I have yet to find (as a patient) a doctor who manifests the slightest trace of objectivity on the subject. Well... that’s not quite right: my solo-practice MD internist finally came around to my point (after some years) that my spike to very high cholesterol was the consequence of my Long COVID (or whatever it is)—the body naturally raising cholesterol when it is battling a problem. Which many doctors are not even aware of.

Half of what a doctor learns in school is out of date by the time the doctor is interning. And half of what is learned interning is already wrong or dogmatic, and out of date a few years later. How many harried doctors have the time to stay up to date? Virtually none. How many doctors working as employees have any incentive to stay up to date vs paint-by-numbers guideliness assembly line “next patient please”, where each patient gets 30 minutes a year to cover a dozen different health problems? Cholesterol is only one of hundreds of areas that these principles apply.

The future is crowdsourcing better health. No single doctor can do it on his/her own; that’s impossible.


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The Arrow #90: Statins Have Never Shown Improvement in All-Cause Mortality except...

re: Alzheimer’s disease

IMO, within 15 years, statins will be shown to be one of the greatest medical farces in history.

Statins and Longevity

2022-09-22, by Michael Eades MD. Emphasis added.

...As they almost always do, her doctor flipped at the score and knee-jerked to the statin prescription. No thinking involved. And no real knowledge or understanding of the multi-hundreds of millions of dollars spent on statin trials that amounted to squat.

As I've repeatedly written, none of the so-called gold standard, randomized-controlled studies of statins have shown any improvement in all-cause mortality except in one small group of subjects. That small group is men under 65 who have had a heart attack. Not supposed risk factors for a heart attack, but an actual heart attack.

All other groups show no improvement. That means men under 65 who haven't had a heart attack, men over 65 irrespective of whether or not they've had a heart attack, and women of any age. People who fall into these groups--which encompass most of the population--don't derive any decrease in all-cause mortality by taking statins.

...All-cause mortality means just what it says: death from any cause. If some drug or other treatment therapy decreases all-cause mortality, it means that those taking the drug or receiving the therapy, as a group, live longer than those not taking the drug or undergoing the therapy. That is a good thing and it means the drug or therapy prolongs life.

An increase in all-cause mortality means just the opposite. People die sooner.

A number of studies have shown that those subjects taking statins have slightly, but statistically significant (whatever that means), reduced incidence of both fatal and non-fatal heart attacks. 

At first glance, one might think that is a good thing. After all, heart disease is the number one killer of people living in Western societies, so it stands to reason that anything that would reduce the rate of death from heart disease would decrease all-cause mortality.

But, other than in that one small group, it doesn't work that way. All-cause mortality is the same in those taking statins and those not taking statins.

Which can mean only one thing. Statins must be causing as many deaths as they prevent. People taking statins trade one risk of dying sooner for another.

What risk? Well, for one, those on statins develop diabetes at significantly higher rates than those not taking the drugs. Diabetes is also a major killer of those in Western society. Some data indicate the rate of cancer is higher. Statins themselves are not totally benign drugs, which is why those who take them must go in frequently for lab testing to ensure that liver function and other issues have not gone awry.

If you want more information on all this, you can take a look at a couple of blog posts I wrote on the subject. There are long discussions in the comments to these posts that are worthwhile reading as well. Especially this one from the Statin Madness post by a doc with all the merit badges and my response along with additional info from another commenter. I never got a response back from Dr. Pokrywka.

Also, you should read this article from the business press published shortly after all the big dollar statin trials had been completed. It is excellent and isn't clotted with medicalese. This is my favorite article about statins for the general reader.

Why, you might ask, does someone writing for the business press know all this while doctors who are taking care of patients apparently don't?

...Because of the requirement for almost perfect grades and high MCAT scores, medical school selects for people who study hard and test well... one must be able to memorize and regurgitate. ... Critical thinking is discouraged.

...When doctors get out and get into practice, they get their info not from lecturers, but from drug company reps...

...most doctors don't know how to read a study critically...Most don't know the difference between an observational study and a randomized-controlled trial. (Actually, they probably do if they stopped and thought about it, but most don't stop to think.)...

Doctors also learn at medical meetings, many of which are underwritten by various pharmaceutical companies...

Physicians in practice know they won't get in trouble if they follow the guidelines established by whatever specialty group they're a member of. Couple that with the fact that they don't particularly indulge in a lot of critical thinking and/or study reading, and you should understand why most of them have their pens at the ready and dutifully write statin prescriptions for the slightest elevation of cholesterol...

Why else would my friend's doctor want to put a female on a statin with a total cholesterol of 231. Especially in the face of an HDL of 72 and triglycerides of 74. It's insane. Statins don't confer any improvement in all-cause mortality in women. Period. But if in the unlikely event my friend had a heart attack, the doc would be safe from a malpractice suit because the guidelines were followed. It doesn't matter that the literature shows that elevated cholesterol is associated with greater longevity in older females. The guidelines were written by drug pushers.

Same with the second case. The doctor of an 81 year old male with an elevated calcium score--that is probably all stable plaque, otherwise he would have had a problem already--wants to put him on a statin. As I've written ad infinitum there is no evidence statins will help anyone in this age group live any longer. It would simply be replacing one risk factor for another.

...

WIND: the cholesterol hypothesis has become one of many zombie dumpster fires of cunning misinformation fueling Big Pharma.

Trusting your doctor is for children and idiots. Trust in a doctor can only come from years of good advice not contaminated by the physician’s employer, medical board, insurance company, etc. In other words, there are zero doctors not influenced at least a little, and I would say that 99.9% of doctors have no interest in expressing truly independent thought.


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Latest Findings: Use of Medical Contrast Media on Patients Significantly Increases Risk of Dementia

re: Alzheimer’s disease

I started getting uncomfortable about 'contrast' 10-15 years ago, eg gadolinium and other stuff that has no business going through my body and kidneys. My first experience made me feel pretty weird, and not in a healthy way.

Doctors poo-pooed my concern (out of ignorance), but I never again allowed a contrast agent after the first usage about 20 years ago. I am now doubly glad about that decision. Would I allow it today? Only if there were some deadly issue that needed to be delineated clearly.

The Epoch Times: Latest Findings: Use of Medical Contrast Media on Patients Significantly Increases Risk of Dementia

2022-11-11

A new study conducted by National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) and Taichung Veterans General Hospital found that the contrast medium (CM) used on patients during radiological examinations may significantly increase the risk of vascular dementia.

Doctors use contrast media to increase the visibility of organs, blood vessels, and tissues when performing computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging scans on patients.

It has been found that some contrast media can cause renal failure, acute kidney injury, and death because the contrast medium can cause toxicity to the renal tubular epithelial cells directly, leading to renal dysfunction or even necrosis (death of tissue), and microvascular problems in the kidney indirectly.

Chih-Cheng Hsu, deputy director of the Institute of Population Health Science of the NHRI, said that since some contrast media have been proven to damage the kidneys. The brain and kidneys are covered with many blood vessels, so it was speculated that contrast medium might also affect the brain and cause dementia.

Dementia is further divided into common Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VD). The worldwide incidence rate of VD has grown rapidly in recent years, and the age group is getting younger, which has attracted the attention of the public and the medical industry.

...Although the incidence rate is not high, the risk of dementia for those who have used a contrast medium within 10 years is 2.09 times higher than for those who have not. And the incidence of vascular dementia is four times higher. People with diabetes and depression are generally considered to be at high risk of dementia.

The so-called vascular dementia is rapid damage to the brain caused by reduced blood flow to the brain.

In addition, the report shows that intra-arterial injection (into an artery) of the contrast medium easily allows the contrast medium to enter the blood circulation of the brain, which may affect the brain, then the risk of dementia caused by arterial injection is greater than that of intravenous injection. These research results were published in the international journal Biomedicines in mid-August.

...

He emphasized that the identification of tumors, kidney stones, and the placement of cardiovascular stents requires the help of a contrast medium. The aim of this study is not to prevent the public from checking with contrast medium but to use it only when necessary.

...
After the press conference, Taiwan’s NHRI mentioned that the study still has some limitations. The results of the study only confirm that the use of contrast medium is highly “correlated” with an increased risk of dementia, but further research is needed to show whether it has a “cause and effect relationship” because data on the patients’ dietary habits and the dose of contrast medium used at the time are absent.

WIND: correlation is not causation, but a doubling of risk over a huge cohort gets my attention.


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Scientists Say Alzheimer’s Is an Autoimmune Disease, Not Result of Amyloid Plaques

re: Alzheimer’s disease

Makes a lot more sense than the existing lame explanations, which explain nothing but effect, lacking any causal credibility.

The Epoch Times: Scientists Say Alzheimer’s Is an Autoimmune Disease, Not Result of Amyloid Plaques

2022-11-16

According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 50 million dementia patients in the world, with 10 million new cases every year; it means that about one person is diagnosed every three seconds...

Recently, Canadian scientists published a post saying that the amyloid beta found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients is actually a substance released by the body’s immune response. They further speculate that Alzheimer’s is an autoimmune disease centered on the brain.

Autoimmune diseases refer to diseases caused by the body’s own immune system attacking the body. For instance, inflammations like arthritis and neuritis are autoimmune diseases.

...The study looked at amyloid beta as a molecule normally found in the brain, that is, part of the brain’s immune system, rather than an abnormal protein.

Amyloid beta is a product of an integrated immune response that occurs in the brain when there is trauma or the presence of bacteria in it. The researchers also emphasized that stimulating events such as infection, trauma, ischemia, air pollution, and depression can trigger the body’s immune response, causing the secretion of amyloid beta.

...

As neurons disintegrate after necrosis, the necrotic neuronal breakdown products diffuse to adjacent neurons, eliciting the further release of amyloid beta—everything keeps collapsing like dominoes and develops into a chronic self-perpetuating autoimmune cycle that eventually leads to Alzheimer’s disease.

The study also emphasizes that it is the necrotic neuronal breakdown products that elicit the release of amyloid beta and that the natural process of neuronal apoptosis does not significantly promote the release of this substance.

Other Evidence

In addition to having neurotoxic properties, amyloid beta was considered in this study as an antimicrobial peptide secreted by the human body. The researchers believe that when the human body is stimulated, it will mount an immune response and secrete amyloid beta to fight external challenges, as in vitro experiments have shown that amyloid beta also has antiviral and antibacterial functions, which also happen to be the basic properties of antimicrobial peptides secreted by the human body.

In experiments, amyloid beta was shown to be effective against the herpes simplex virus, as well as being able to kill and break down a variety of bacteria, including E. coliS. aureusS. marcescens, and K. pneumonia. The researchers believe that these experimental results support the view that Alzheimer’s is an autoimmune disease.

...

However, some scientists have also proposed related treatment methods based on the communication pathway of the microbiota-gut-brain axis. For example, by enhancing the activity of specific gastrointestinal microbiota, the body can produce neuroactive tryptophan metabolites to intervene and treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. 

WIND: auto-immune disease can be caused by a virus (eg Epstein-Bar virus or COVID-19 and many others), or the chemical-laden toxic food that most most people eat, including so many grain-based products, and so on. It would make a lot of sense that Alzheimer’s is driven by diet primarily, given its epidemic and catastrophic levels.


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Excitotoxins: Direct and Indirect Cellular Effects of Aspartame on the Brain

re: excitotoxins

I’ve written before about excitotoxins, which are chemicals that convert to neurotransmitters and cause nerves to kill themselves by firing excessively*. When enough neurons have died, you “unexpectedly” get various neurodegenerative diseases, a mystery to medical science even today.

Doesn’t seem like much of a mystery to me: feed the body with garbage processed foods, PUFAs, MSG, aspartame, and other excitotoxin≠s along with many nutrient deficiencies, particularly magnesium deficiency (a global public health crisis and Mg is critical to cellular health), and the inputs guarantee hundreds of millions of degraded lives.

If you suffer from low blood sugar (eg diabetes), heat stress (eg intense exercise or similar), old age, concussion and many other factors, then your blood brain barrier (BBB) which normally can keep most toxins out of the brain out gets leaky and lets in considerably more of the toxins than a young brain in perfect health would. But some always gets through no matter what. Point is, any of those stressors put critical neurons at risk.

* Examples include MSG (monosodium glutamate), and aspartame (aspartic acid). Food purveyors are not required to disclose such poisons when they occur in chemically processed substances often referred to by other names. This is why you see “natural flavors”, instead of MSG; if it was straight MSG it would have to be disclosed. What you don’t know does hurt you!

Excitotoxins: Direct and Indirect Cellular Effects of Aspartame on the Brain

May 2008, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

The use of the artificial sweetener, aspartame, has long been contemplated and studied by various researchers, and people are concerned about its negative effects. Aspartame is composed of phenylalanine (50%), aspartic acid (40%) and methanol (10%). Phenylalanine plays an important role in neurotransmitter regulation, whereas aspartic acid is also thought to play a role as an excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.

Glutamate, asparagines and glutamine are formed from their precursor, aspartic acid. Methanol, which forms 10% of the broken down product, is converted in the body to formate, which can either be excreted or can give rise to formaldehyde, diketopiperazine (a carcinogen) and a number of other highly toxic derivatives.

Previously, it has been reported that consumption of aspartame could cause neurological and behavioural disturbances in sensitive individuals. Headaches, insomnia and seizures are also some of the neurological effects that have been encountered, and these may be accredited to changes in regional brain concentrations of catecholamines, which include norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine.

The aim of this study was to discuss the direct and indirect cellular effects of aspartame on the brain, and we propose that excessive aspartame ingestion might be involved in the pathogenesis of certain mental disorders (DSM-IV-TR 2000) and also in compromised learning and emotional functioning.

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WIND: do not expect the FDA to prohibit the favorite ingredients (poisons) of food manufacturers. The FDA works for them, not for you!

If only 1% of the population is affected, then out of a billion people, you get 10 million people with problems.

Food manufacturers have engineered “food” to be maximally appealing, and that means dozens of chemicals along with flavor enhancers eg MSG disguised as “natural flavors” (very unnatural), and a dozen other dirty-trick names for it.

Then you have the aspartame-flavored soft drinks, which the world drinks by the billions of cans.

Toxin in ===> disease out.

Simple advice: no soft drinks of any kind, no processed or prepared foods, no seed oils, no factory-farmed anything. Eat whole unprocessed foods, preferably organic.

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Mercedes Sprinter: Whistling Sound From Turbo Turns Out to Be...

re: Mercedes Sprinter

I drive some very rough roads so, perhaps this will not happen to most owners...

My Mercedes Sprinter had been making a whistling sound from the turbo area for about a year. I had no luck in figuring it out until just recently, when changing the oil. I even mentioned it to the dealer, who just shrugged and no mechanical inspection found it.

What I found is that the turbo inlet tube in the engine compartment (top right near front grill area) had popped up and out of the socket into which it fits. It was sitting slightly ajar on top of the hole into which it should be inserted, allowing air to bypass the inlet in the grill area, and to enter directly into the main tube leading to the turbo.

The whistling noise disappeared once I fitted the front inlet piece into the tube.

I don’t know where the filter is for incoming air, but I hope it is after this juncture, otherwise dirty/dusty air would have been directly entering the turbo, doing who knows what to the turbo internals.

Lesson learned: familiarize yourself with the engine compartment. Look for stuff like this turbo tube popping out/up, rat pee and poop and/or damage/chewing, anything that looks different from the last look-see.


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UPDATE on Mercedes Sprinter: Will Not Go, Normal idle in P but RPMs drop in D or R with Engine Lugging Nastily at 400-500 RPM — ***POSSIBLE FIX***

re: Mercedes Sprinter Issues and Breakdowns: Sprinter Will Not Go, RPMs Drop Very Low (Normal idle, put into D or R, RPMs drop, Engine Lugs
re: UPDATE on Mercedes Sprinter Issues and Breakdowns: Sprinter Will Not Move, RPMs Drop Very Low
re: 2017 Mercedes Sprinter: Is it Going to KILL ME by Failing to Move at a Crucial Time?
re: Mercedes Sprinter

Read the first link above in particular to understand the issue.

In brief, at altitudes ~6000 ft and above (perhaps lower), it can take up to 10 minutes before the Mercedes Sprinter will go anywhere, even with the accelerator floored.

Cold exacerbates the issue, but it happens at altitude even when relatively warm eg 50°F or so. It can be extremely dangerous (as in death or serious injury), let alone annoying.

Here is a video taken in October 2022. It shows the same issue as all previous years. This was prior to the mitigation discussed below.

2017 Mercedes Sprinter lugs badly in D, but not P or N. 8400 feet elevation, 40°F or so

Mitigation that seems to work — Cetane/winterizer and/or BG 245

On a recent 6-week trip, I spent most time at an altitude of 8400 feet. I encountered the “no go” lug-then-stall-and-die problem regularly. Lowest temperatures did not go below 28°F, but the problem happened even after nights well above freezing.

Moving on later in the trip, I spent time at 8000 to 12000 feet in the White Mountains with temperatures down to 20°F or so parked overnight (and as low as 8°F and not above 16°F on one day). I had no issues at all. Indeed, the van/engine was eager to pull away and go immediately upon startup, with no hesitation, no lugging, etc. Engine idle was ideal, and smooth.

The difference? About 100 miles before getting up into the White Mountains, I added:

My hypothesis is that one (possibly both) of these additives was responsible for eliminating the stall/lugging/no-go issue. While this was only one trip, each and every day for 5 days at altitude and cold I had an eager engine right upon startup, with no lugging and no stalling. That defies all prior 5 years of experience as well as the previous 4-5 weeks.

I can think of no other factor that could explain the perfect operation.

My guess woud be that the Cetane booster/winterizer alone did the trick, since I rarely add the BG 245 stuff except on a low tank (maximal concentration/minimum dilution for most effect), and this time I had a full 48 gallon tank, diluting the BG 245 substantially. And since I regularly use BG 245 to clean up crud, I discount the idea that it was responsible. Yet I cannot rule out that it contributed or was even the primary benefactor—I will have to experiment to find out.

Since the past 5 years of stall issues occured sometimes at even relatively warm temperatures (Charles H reports up to 80°F), I dismiss fuel gelling from cold temperatiures as a factor. I’m guessing it is the Cetane boost at work (+8 when treated at 2X the specified ratio?). But I cannot rule out the BG 245 being involved.

Next trip to altitude (cold or not), I will try just the Cetane Booster to see if behavior is good. At over $50/quart for the BG 245, I hope it is the Cetane Booster (about $12).

Quick note on the BG 245

BG 245 premium fuel system cleaner @AMAZON works in my view. The trick I use is to add it only when down to ~6 gallons of fuel so as to have a high concentration in the mix. Even better if you are handy (I’m not) is to add it directly into the fuel filter, start the engine briefly (10 seconds or so), then shut it off and soak overnight (dump the rest into the fuel tank). That should help dissolve away any nasty deposits.

Oil changes

Sprinters get a lot of money put into them. Higher operating costs for frequent oil changes with top-grade oil are massively cheaper than the problems you can run into. If you want to use the garbage-grade oil Mercedes puts into your Sprinter (NOACK 25%, nil zinc to protect the timing chain, very poor ability to handle soot, etc, just horrible stuff not even rated for a diesel engine), be my guest, but the chickens will come home to roost doing so.

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How Poly Unsaturated Oils and Lineolic Fatty Acid Wrecks Your Health (PUFAs)

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: The Epoch Times

Pay attention here—short long term health consequences. I’ve covered PUFAs before.

Big food is poisoining you and your family, delivering your disease-ridden body to Big Pharma for “healthcare”.

See also: The Bitter Truth About Seed Oils, Inflammation, and Disease—The Genius Life with Max Lugavere

The Epoch Times: How This Common Fatty Acid Wrecks Your Health

2022-10-24 by Joseph Mercola. Emphasis added.

Linoleic acid (LA) is the primary contributor to nearly all chronic diseases.

You hear a lot about essential fatty acids, but did you know certain ones can damage your metabolism and set you up for obesity, heart disease and worse?

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Linoleic acid (LA) makes up the bulk — about 60% to 80% — of omega-6 and is the primary contributor to nearly all chronic diseases. While considered an essential fat, when consumed in excessive amounts, LA acts as a metabolic poison
  • Polyunsaturated fats such as LA are highly susceptible to oxidation, which means the fat breaks down into harmful subcomponents. OXLAMS (oxidated LA metabolites) are what cause the damage
  • Over the last 150 years, the LA in the human diet has increased from about 2 to 3 grams a day to 30 or 40 grams. LA used to make up 1% to 3% of the energy in the human diet and now it makes up 15% to 20%
  • The omega-3 to omega-6 ratio is also very important, but simply increasing the amount of omega-3 that you eat is ill advised. You really need to minimize your omega-6 to prevent damage
  • At a molecular level, excess LA consumption damages your metabolism and impedes your body’s ability to generate energy in your mitochondria

In this interview, Tucker Goodrich and I discuss what will be the topic of my next book, namely linoleic acid (LA), which I believe is likely the leading contributing cause of virtually all chronic diseases we’ve encountered over the last century. Unfortunately, this is a topic that most clinicians and health care practitioners who focus on natural medicine have only a superficial understanding of.

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Avoiding Omega-6 Fats Is Key for Good Health

While considered an essential fat, when consumed in excessive amounts, which over 99% of people do, LA (an omega-6 polyunsaturated fat or PUFA) acts as a metabolic poison.

Most clinicians who value nutritional interventions to optimize health understand that vegetable oils, which are loaded with omega-6 PUFA, are something to be avoided. What most fail to appreciate is that even if you eliminate the vegetable oils and avoid them like the plague, you may still be missing the mark.

Chances are you’re still getting too much of this dangerous fat from supposedly healthy food sources such as olive oil and chicken (which are fed LA-rich grains).

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WIND: obesity, diabetes, cardiac disease, even sunburn, which I can attest to personallly (no longer happens to me!).

COVID-19 probably killed many people because of BAD DIET, especially linoleic acid, which is highly toxic when released into the bloodstream.

Do not eat seed oils in any form

This means most foods you will find in the grocery store, restaurant food, snack bars, “health bars”, fast food, salad dressing, etc.

Do not eat processed foods

Eat whole unprocessed foods.

If a food has more than1 ingredient (or a few all of which are original foods), you’re good. If it has chemicals, additives, etc, do not eat it.

Do not eat factory-farmed meat

Grass-fed only. Most meats sold today are fed corn and soy, producing high levels of Omega 6 and linoleic acids in the meat.


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‘Speed of Science’ — A Scandal Beyond Your Wildest Nightmare

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: The Epoch Times

Look at all the needle-pocked suckers with their triple and quadruple Jabs getting COVID, and getting COVID again, and again.

The Epoch Times: ‘Speed of Science’ — A Scandal Beyond Your Wildest Nightmare

2022-10-24 by Joseph Mercola. Emphasis added.

It was never about science or protecting others.

It was never about data or science; it was about following the top-down script they had from the beginning. And this recent admission by a Pfizer executive proves it would be called out as fraudulent in any other industry. So how have they managed to pull the wool over so many people’s eyes?

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The premise behind COVID shot mandates and vaccine passports was that by taking the shot, you would protect others, as it would prevent infection and spread of COVID-19
  • In early October 2022, during a COVID hearing in the European Parliament, Dutch member Rob Roos questioned Pfizer’s president of international developed markets, Janine Small, about whether Pfizer had in fact tested and confirmed that their mRNA jab would prevent transmission prior to its rollout
  • Small admitted that Pfizer never tested whether their jab would prevent transmission because they had to “move at the speed of science to understand what is happening in the market … and we had to do everything at risk
  • We’ve known for well over two years that the shots were never tested for transmission interruption. In October 2020, Peter Doshi, associate editor of The BMJ, highlighted that trials were not designed to reveal whether the vaccines would prevent transmission. Yet everyone in government and media insisted they would do just that
  • It was never about science or protecting others. It was always about following a predetermined narrative that sought to get experimental mRNA technology into as many people as possible

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As noted by Roos, the entire premise behind COVID shot mandates and vaccine passports was that by taking the shot, you would protect others, as it would prevent infection and spread of COVID-19. Small replied:

“No. We had to really move at the speed of science to understand what is happening in the market … and we had to do everything at risk.”2

This means the COVID passport was based on a big lie. The only purpose of the COVID passport: forcing people to get vaccinated. I find this shocking — even criminal. — Rob Roos, MEP

As noted by Roos, “This means the COVID passport was based on a big lie. The only purpose of the COVID passport: forcing people to get vaccinated.” Roos added that he found this deception “shocking — even criminal.”3

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Vaccine Makers Continue to Spread Lies

Despite Small’s unequivocally clear admission that Pfizer has not tested its COVID shot to ascertain whether it prevents transmission, Pfizer’s CEO still does not shy away from insinuating as much. Here’s what he tweeted out October 12, 2022.15 He’s not saying the shot has been confirmed to prevent COVID, but he insinuates that it does by saying the FDA authorized it for the prevention of COVID. This is also known as lying by omission.

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The primary questions that still remain unanswered are: Why was this script created? What are its intended consequences? And, who created it? As mentioned earlier, the evidence suggests harm is an intended outcome — harm to our economy, our social order, our health, our life span and reproductive capacity.

WIND: by getting the Jab: you did NOT protect others, and most of you did NOT even protect yourselves—there is a solid chance that you increased your risk of getting COVID.

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Blood Pressure Meds: Suicide-Inducing Quality of Life Disaster?

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: The Epoch Times

Recently, Scott Adams (author of Dilbert) went public, stating that his quality of life was so bad that he would consider suicide if it did not improve within one year. Constant muscle pains for months, no energy, just a horrible day, day after day. He had thought it might be Long COVID. It wasn’t.

The cause? A Big Pharma medication for high blood pressure. For blood pressure that wasn’t even high but very marginally borderline. He seems clueless about how insignificant his “issue” was.

Scott stopped the beta blocker, and within 24 hours, months of agony went away, and did not return.

How many Americans are damaged/injured by their feckless doctors prescribing one (or many) dangerous meds according to guidelines, for a dubious if not outright crackpot medical hypothesis for which research does not hold up under scrutiny? Like the steadily decreasing guidelines for “high” blood pressure, which varies hugely over the course of the day (or with coffee!) and for which doctors do one or two measurements before dispensing the “rat poison” the guidelines suggest.

OTOH, given the garbage that most people eat (and fail to change) and the lack of exercise, maybe for some (many), a BP med is the only form of compliance that a doctor can handle. But such people are just adding problems onto problems, rather than fixing the core issues first.

I am NOT saying that no-one should use a BP med. Some people for whatever reason can have dangerously high BP. But high BP things can be episodical. For example, my BP ran something like 190/160 for 6-8 weeks after my concussion (no doctor even bothered to check it, another case of doctor ignorance). And fighting Long COVID, when I had a downcycle, it would rise to the 150/90 range from the 118/68 range. Thing is, a doctor will put you on a lifetime regimen for episodical things—precisely what my (former) cardiologist tried to do, based on one visit and even when I explained that my body was under special and extraordinary duress, particularly so at that time. It doesn’t even register with those assholes.

How many medical doctors follow up properly, let alone perform competent risk assessment? Probably 1% of doctors do both of these, and 5% do one of them. It’s obvious if you spend one visit with any doctor working for a corporation—poisons  (“medication”) is dispensed like Halloween candy. It’s appalling beyond belief. And all the risk and heartache and damage is yours to bear—no liability whatsoever.

Talk to your doctor? Who but a child or idiot thinks that is a good idea when doctors are not free to practice medicine, but must instead mindlessly prescribe by numbers to cover their ass? And to NOT discuss the dangerous and unpleasant side effects of so many meds. Buyer beware—choose your doctor with exceptional care, which means NOT in a corporate entity. There is simple NO CHANCE you will get objective advice from such organizations.

Statins Double Diabetes Rates, and Might Even Triple the Risk

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: The Epoch Times

If you screw around with one of the most fundamental and necessary systems in the body (cholesterol levels), you can wreak havoc everywhere.

There is zero credible evidence that statins offer net benefit, and the downsides are legion. And the “science” behind statins is both corrupt beyond redemption, and incompetent beyond belief.

The Epoch Times: Statins Double Diabetes Rates

2022-10-29 by Joseph Mercola. Emphasis added.

Cholesterol lowering medications have a long history of side effects and adverse events. Research finds your risk of diabetes may double, or even triple, with long-term use. Lower your risk of cardiovascular events without using medications.

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • While past research has indicated statins increase your risk of diabetes, data demonstrate they double your risk of Type 2 diabetes, and when taken for more than two years may even triple your risk
  • Statins work by blocking a liver enzyme your body uses to make cholesterol; blocking this enzyme triggers a depletion of CoQ10 and vitamin K2, both necessary for heart health and the prevention of some cancers. Your body makes cholesterol as it is necessary for the production of hormones and cell walls, and to produce substances to digest food
  • While the relative risk reduction of a cardiovascular event with statin medications is between 20% and 25%, the absolute risk, or the actual difference in rates of coronary death is 2.3%
  • Additional risks associated with statin medications include neurodegenerative diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, cataracts and heart disease; consider using natural approaches to improve your cardiovascular health

Statins are a type of medication prescribed to lower cholesterol levels. They work by blocking an enzyme in the liver your body uses to make cholesterol. Although vilified for many years as causing heart attacks and stroke, your body makes cholesterol as it is needed to produce hormones, build cell membranes and produce substances used to digest food.

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Statins Trigger High Number of Side Effects

Statin medications deplete your body of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which may account for some of the devastating long-term results. It was strongly suggested the FDA add a black box warning to statin medications to advise patients and physicians about this, but in 2014 the FDA decided against it.

The reduction in CoQ10 may be responsible for an increased risk of acute heart failure and atherosclerosis, as reported in a 2015 scientific investigation. The study addressed physiological mechanisms in the reduction of CoQ10, including the inhibition of the synthesis of vitamin K2 necessary to protect against arterial calcification.

A reduction in vitamin K2 may contribute to osteoporosis, heart disease,34< brain disease and inappropriate calcification. Statins have also been associated with an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases, cataracts, cancer., and musculoskeletal disorders.

In one study, a research team evaluated the use of statins in patients with terminal illnesses who had a high likelihood of dying within one year. They found those who stopped taking statins had a mean survival of 39 more days than those who continued to take statins — 229 days without statins and 190 days with statins.

Although the FDA calls liver complications rare, one physician’s search of MedWatch, the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting Program, found 5,405 individuals reporting hepatitis or liver function abnormalities associated with just two statin medications between 2006 and 2013.

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WIND: trust your doctor.... to be incompetent at risk assessment. For that matter, few doctors ever consider relative risk vs absolute, which is critical and basic to the analysis... yet they’ll quote you total bullshit (relative risk) all without any mention of side effect. And for that matter, few doctors are even competent to read medical studies. Doing so requires critical reasoning skills, which are stunted in most doctors.

The cholesterol hypothesis belongs on the trash heap of crackpot ideas, yet it is the basis for poisoning tens of millions with statins. Which is exactly what you’ll get along with scare tactics if you trust a doctor working for a corporation or similar—paint-by-numbers “care” that is really abuse, where the doctor is not allowed to even think.


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Playing With Fire: A Lab-Made Frankenstein COVID-19 Virus by Boston University

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: The Epoch Times

Your tax dollars at work—one of many ways the government undermines your health, safety, and happiness—taking your money by force to commit crimes against humanity.

The Epoch Times: Playing With Fire: A Lab-Made Frankenstein COVID-19 Virus by Boston University

2022-10-29, by Ian Miller. Emphasis added.

The creation of a new recombinant COVID-19 virus at Boston University, viewed as a “Frankenstein virus” by many, has raised a public uproar. This is not merely a risky gain-of-function experiment on “enhanced potential pandemic pathogens (ePPPs)”, it is a creation of an enhanced pandemic pathogen.  NO “potential” here.  

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A team of researchers at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories posted a paper on October 14, 2022, on BioRxiv, a preprint server for biology, revealing that they had created a lab-made COVID-19 chimeric virus with reverse genetics technology. 

According to the preprint paper, the Omicron spike-bearing virus is able to effectively and robustly escape vaccine-induced humoral immunity just like the Omicron variant. In addition, unlike the naturally occurring Omicron variant, the Wuhan-Omi-S chimeric virus efficiently replicates in cell lines and primary-like distal lung cells.  

Furthermore, it has killed at least 80 percent of infected K18-hACE2 mice (a type of transgenic mice expressing human ACE2 receptors), whereas the mortality rate of the Omicron variant was zero while the Wuhan strain caused 100 percent death in two weeks in control experiments in the same transgenic mice. This 80 percent mortality in the mice model by the Wuhan-Omi-S chimeric virus was observed in a two-week period.  The paper did not provide any further observations on whether the surviving 20 percent of mice eventually died faster than the control mice group infected with Omicron variants.  

The defenders for this risky study stated that the chimeric virus product showed reduced pathogenicity (100 versus 80 percent mortality) when compared to Wuhan strains, so it is not a gain-of-function study.  However, this is an unjustifiably optimistic statement. The study did not provide any detailed or comprehensive pathology exam of different organs in the transgenic mice infected with the Wuhan-Omi-S virus. For example, do we know that this chimeric virus has the same neuropathogenesis as the Omicron or Wuhan viruses?  This study did not provide any data on that.

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WIND: why are crimes against humanity legal? Why aren’t these people and all who approved it in jail without bail?

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A Closer Look at the COVID Mortality Rate

re: COVID
re: Brownstone Institute

COVID fatality rate, WHO vs IOANNIDIS
COVID fatality rate, WHO vs IOANNIDIS

Statistics show COVID to have been a mass hysteria, little more than an opportunity for government thugs to harrass and destroy lives, in every possible way.

Plenty of other things in life are more deadly—RSV for children, for example, a disease I once feared would take my daughter 24 years ago, and still an issue today. We all live with such risks as a fact of life.

Brownstone Institute: A Closer Look at the COVID Mortality Rate

2022-10-26, by Ian Miller. Emphasis added.

The median infection fatality rate for those aged 0–59 was 0.035 percent.

This represents 86 percent of the global population and the survival rate for those who were infected with COVID pre-vaccination was 99.965 percent.

For those aged 0–69, which covers 94 percent of the global population, the fatality rate was 0.095 percent, meaning the survival rate for nearly 7.3 billion people was 99.905 percent.

Those survival rates are obviously staggeringly high, which already creates frustration that restrictions were imposed on all age groups, when focused protection for those over 70 or at significantly elevated risk would have been a much more preferable course of action.

But it gets worse.

The researchers broke down the demographics into smaller buckets, showing the increase in risk amongst older populations, and conversely, how infinitesimal the risk was amongst younger age groups.

  • Ages 60–69, fatality rate 0.501 percent, survival rate 99.499 percent
  • Ages 50–59, fatality rate 0.129 percent, survival rate 99.871 percent
  • Ages 40–49, fatality rate 0.035 percent survival rate 99.965 percent
  • Ages 30–39, fatality rate 0.011 percent, survival rate 99.989 percent
  • Ages 20–29, fatality rate 0.003 percent, survival rate 99.997 percent
  • Ages 0–19, fatality rate 0.0003 percent, survival rate 99.9997 percent

They added that “Including data from another 9 countries with imputed age distribution of COVID-19 deaths yielded median IFR of 0.025-0.032 percent for 0-59 years and 0.063-0.082 percent for 0-69 years.”

These numbers are astounding and reassuringly low, across the board.

But they’re almost nonexistent for children.

Yet as late as fall 2021, Fauci was still fear-mongering about the risks of COVID to children in order to increase vaccination uptake, saying in an interview that it was not a “benign situation”: “We certainly want to get as many children vaccinated within this age group as we possibly can because as you heard and reported, that this is not, you know, a benign situation.”

It’s nearly impossible for any illness to be less of a risk, or more “benign” than a 0.0003 percent risk of death.

Even in October 2021, during that same interview with NPR, Fauci said that masks should continue on children as an “extra step” to protect them, even after vaccination:

...The CDC, “expert” community, World Health Organization, media figures—all endlessly spread terror that the virus was a mass killer while conflating detected case fatality rates with infection fatality rates.

Yet now we have another piece of evidence suggesting that the initial WHO estimates were off by 99 percent for 94 percent of the world’s population.

Just for some perspective, here’s the difference visually portrayed between what the WHO claimed and what Ioannidis found:

COVID fatality rate, WHO vs IOANNIDIS
COVID fatality rate, WHO vs IOANNIDIS

Even if the lockdowns, mask mandates, capacity limits, and shuttered playgrounds worked, the dangers of the virus were so minuscule that the collateral damage instantly and immediately outweighed any potential benefit.

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Economic destruction, increased suicide attempts due to seemingly indefinite isolation, horrifying levels of learning loss, increasing obesity amongst kids, plummeting test scores, increased poverty and hunger, supply chain problems, rampant inflation; all of it is a direct result of policies imposed by terrified, incompetent “experts.”

Their estimates were hopelessly, catastrophically wrong, yet they maintained their unchallenged sense of authority for multiple years, and still receive awards, praise, increased funding and a sense of infallibility amongst politicians and decision-makers.

If sanity and intellectual honesty still existed, these estimates would be front page news for every major media outlet in the world.

Instead, because the media and their allies in the tech, corporate, and political classes promoted and encouraged lockdowns and restrictions while censoring dissent, it’s ignored.

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WIND: never trust your government, never trust authorities about anything. That’s as good a rule as follow the money—neither will lead you astray throughout life. Not trusting is not the same as saying everything is false (duh!). But it is is a guiding principle that only children and idiots accept the scrapple fed to them without first assuming it is false and seeking verification.

The whole COVID thing was a mass hysteria of unprecedented proportions (and still is to some extent), but now much more of the population is seeing it for the sham and scam it was, limiting (at least in most places) the ability of government thugs to use COVID as a tool for social control.

Follow the science? Now we are on the road to government-mandated child abuse, when there is nil risk to children.

Which is not to minimize deaths. But many of those were caused by intransigent medical incompetence—death by government guidelines and rigid treatments, failures to advise for healthier baselines, etc.

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Less Than 1 in 100 Million Chance That COVID-19 Has Natural Origin: New Study

re: COVID

When so many “conspiracy theories” these days turn out to be true, what does that do to your trust in government, or the “news”? Don’t be a sucker for propaganda!

See also:

‘Substantial Evidence’ COVID-19 Result of Wuhan Laboratory ‘Incident’: Senate Report
New Senate Report Reveals Deep CCP Involvement With Biosafety Concerns at Wuhan Lab

‘Substantial Evidence’ COVID-19 Result of Wuhan Laboratory ‘Incident’: Senate Report

2022-10-27. Emphasis added.

Considerable evidence points to the COVID-19 pandemic being linked to the high-level laboratory in Wuhan, China, that’s located near where the first cases were reported, a U.S. Senate report released on Oct. 27 states.

“Substantial evidence suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic was the result of a research-related incident associated with a laboratory in Wuhan, China,” the report states.

“A research-related incident is consistent with the early epidemiology showing rapid spread of the virus exclusively in Wuhan with the earliest calls for assistance being located in the same district as the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s (WIV) original campus in central Wuhan. The WIV is an epicenter of advanced coronavirus research, where researchers have collected samples of and experimented on high-risk coronaviruses.”

The origins of COVID-19 are still unknown. Some scientists lean toward a lab origin, which would mean the virus leaked or was released by Chinese researchers. Others favor a natural origin theory.

The report states that a natural origin remains possible but noted that evidence found in previous instances of a virus starting in nature hasn’t been identified for COVID-19, such as the original animal host.

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WIND: the criminal minds responsible for this disaster should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Except that the law probably allows such dangerous “research”. That is, before we blame the CCP, maybe we should take a hard look at NIH, CDC, etc and the reckless scumbag who approved the research when he wasn’t busy approving the torture of dogs.


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5 Hours or Less of Sleep Increases Risk of Chronic Disease: Study

re: COVID
re: low-dose Naltrexone

I think this study is probably true, but it it confusing causation with correlation? Correlation is not causation; people in ill healthy might well sleep poorly.

The Epoch Times: 5 Hours or Less of Sleep Increases Risk of Chronic Disease: Study

2022-10-25. Emphasis added.

Sleeping for five hours or less a night if you’re age 50 or older could increase your risk of getting two or more chronic diseases as you age, research has found. The study was published on Oct. 18 in the journal PLOS Medicine.

...The study found that those who slept five hours or less around the age of 50 were 20 percent more likely to have been diagnosed with a chronic disease and 40 percent more likely to be diagnosed with two or more chronic diseases over 25 years, than those who slept seven hours a night.

Additionally, sleeping for five hours or less at the age of 50, 60, and 70 was linked to a 30 to 40 percent increased risk of two or more chronic diseases when compared with those who slept for up to seven hours.

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WIND: sleep is critical. I’m one of those who has always needed at least 7-8 hours to function well, and 10 hours if training hard. But my post-COVID long COVID issues raised that as high as 18 hours a day for the first year of trouble.


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Low-Dose Naltrexone for Treating Spike Protein Injuries, Diseases

re: COVID
re: low-dose Naltrexone

I’ve been taking low-dose Naltrexone for several months. Within 2 days, it made a massive difference to a shoulder rotator cuff inflammation (probably auto-immune driven), which had me in severe pain for 4 months following half a year of problems. The shoulder continued to improve

Whether low-dose Naltrexone works for Long COVID, I cannot say, but I’d bet it does.

Low-Dose Naltrexone for Treating Spike Protein Injuries, Diseases

2022-10-25. Emphasis added.

Claudia Ann Christian, a greatly successful American actress, suffered from alcohol addiction for over a decade. She felt that something else was controlling her, as if she was not in the “driver’s seat.”

She spent a fortune trying to find a cure in vain. Then she discovered Naltrexone and was able to overcome her alcoholism after using a single dose.

....people discovered that low-dose naltrexone (LDN) can also be used to treat other illnesses.

Due to the pandemic, long COVID and COVID vaccine-related syndromes have become a major health concern in society.

In addition to Ivermectin, research has discovered that low-dose naltrexone might be a good treatment for long COVID and vaccine injuries.

Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Might Treat Cancer

Scientists have found that aside from its original application in treating drug addiction, naltrexone, in small doses, can be used for treating four other common diseases.

...Treating HIV/AIDS...

...Treating Multiple Sclerosis...

LDN May Improve Long COVID Symptoms

...Six of the seven parameters measured had improved, including a significant recovery from long COVID-induced discomforts of daily activities, energy, pain, attention, and sleep disturbances.

LDN Helps Fibromyalgia Symptoms

One study found that 30 percent of people who have long COVID suffer from fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a state of increased microglial cell activity and inflammation in the central nervous system. Once activated, these cells produce pro-inflammatory factors that lead to symptoms such as pain hypersensitivity and fatigue.

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LDN Helps Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is also a common problem with long COVID.

...LDN Acts Stimulates Endorphin Production...

...LDN Modulates the OGFr Axis Pathway...

...LDN Decreases Pro-inflammatory Cytokines, Increases Anti-Inflammatory Factors...


LDN and Spike Protein Injuries

At least two-thirds of the world’s population has received COVID-19 vaccines, in which spike protein is the main ingredient.

There have been at least 1,200 scientific studies on the cellular, tissue, and organ-level damages brought about by spike proteins.

The most important pathological mechanisms are the following:

Spike protein induces inflammatory responses and activates the monocytes in almost every organ of the body.

Most notably, it involves the brain (brain fog, dementia, mood disorders, psychiatric abnormalities), heart, and endocrine system. These can be life-threatening.

Spike proteins can decrease NK cells and inhibit their activity, and reactivate latent viruses, further inhibiting the immune system, thus creating a vicious cycle.

Other issues include damage caused by microvascular injurymitochondrial dysfunctionautoimmune diseases, etc.

Theoretically speaking, LDN can alleviate systemic inflammatory and neuroinflammatory diseases by inhibiting various inflammatory factors and reducing the body’s reaction to inflammations.

LDN inhibits the activation of microglia in the nervous system and reduces the toxic effects of reactive oxygen species and other potentially neuroexcitatory and neurotoxic chemical production. Thus, it can protect the brain and nerve cells.

Based on previous dosing experience, patients could theoretically start with a small dose, slowly increasing it—starting with doses of 0.5 to 1.5 milligrams per day up to a maximum dose of 4.5 milligrams.

LDN’s Multiple Treatment Potential Brings Hope

Once the body’s natural self-regulatory mechanisms are disrupted by external drugs, viruses, and toxins, disorders may occur, such as addiction, COVID-19, or COVID vaccine injury.

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WIND: I’m not signed up for all these benefits, but I’ve seen ZERO side effects from LDN, and that’s good enough for me. And it ended 4 months of severe pain for me.


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Simple Nasal Wash Reduces Risk of COVID Hospitalization

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: safe and effective
re: Long COVID

Good idea for allergies too!

See also: COVID Symptoms & Sequelae

The Epoch Times: Simple Nasal Wash Reduces Risk of COVID Hospitalization

2022-10-23. Emphasis added.

Why hasn’t your doctor told you about this, and why haven’t public health agencies shared the good news?

  • Rinsing your nasal passages with a saline solution within 24 hours of a COVID-19 diagnosis could reduce your chances of being hospitalized by 8.5-fold
  • Among people with COVID-19 who used nasal irrigation twice daily, 80% had zero or one mild symptom, compared to 42% of those who irrigated less often
  • Only 13% of those who used nasal irrigation still had symptoms at day 28, compared to nearly 50% of those in another study
  • Other research also supports the use of nasal irrigation as a “useful add-on to first-line interventions for COVID-19”
  • Nebulized hydrogen peroxide diluted with saline, with or without iodine, can also be safely used by most people for prevention of respiratory infections — and in cases of active infection

Rinsing your nasal passages with a saline solution within 24 hours of a COVID-19 diagnosis could reduce your chances of being hospitalized by 8.5-fold.1 Why hasn’t your doctor told you about this? And why haven’t public health agencies shared the good news with the public that they can significantly reduce their risk of severe COVID-19 with a simple nasal wash?

The practically free solution is just too inexpensive. Unlike Pfizer’s Paxlovid, which was granted emergency use authorization to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in December 20212 — and is slated to make the company $22 billion in profits in 20223 — there’s little money to be made by promoting the ancient practice of nasal lavage.

Further, if its benefits are confirmed, widespread usage could have drastically altered the course of the pandemic, rendering the entire pandemic response completely unnecessary.4

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WIND: why? Same reason public health authorities made no effort on real public health the last 80 years: follow the money. Public health authorities are incompetent, corrupt, totalitarian thugs who are NOT on your side when it comes to COVID or any other public health menace; they put on airs of so doing, but COVID has ripped away that mask.

COVID Symptoms and Sequelae

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Suffering from Long COVID or similar? Might be something useful here.

COVID Symptoms & Sequelae


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New Onset Seizures after COVID-19 Vaccination

re: COVID
re: COVID hysteria

Safe and effective? Neither.

See also: Neurologic Devastation after COVID-19 Vaccination

See also: COVID Symptoms & Sequelae

New Onset Seizures after COVID-19 Vaccination

2022-10-25. Emphasis added. By Dr. Peter A. McCullough.

A 56-year-old roofing contractor and friend of the family had his first ever seizure while working on the rooftop of a hotel building.  His coworker used all his might in a harrowing rescue maneuver to keep the helpless seizing man from falling further over the edge to his death many stories below.

As a result of this neurological event, the contractor had a prolonged severe concussion, broken ribs, and underwent countless x-rays and scans during a hospitalization and follow-up clinic visits.  He went on temporary disability and his small business was shut down.  Months later he had difficulty controlling high blood pressure and felt weak and dizzy.  After an exhaustive diagnostic evaluation there was no explanation for the seizure.

He reached out to ask, “could this have been caused by my COVID-19 vaccine?”  Fan and coworkers from Taiwan reported a 22-year-old man who had his first seizure six days after the second Moderna shot.[i]

Comprehensive testing including repeated spinal taps demonstrated indirect evidence of the Spike protein produced by the mRNA vaccine within the brain.  They found IgG directed against the receptor binding domain of the Spike protein in cerebral spinal fluid and over time, the concentrations of this antibody were discordant with serum levels, suggesting the Spike protein was indeed within the brain where it would be expected to cause inflammation and trigger a seizure.

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So, if someone in your circles has been diagnosed with epilepsy or new onset seizures in the past few years with no obvious source (head trauma, neurosurgery, radiation, meningitis, etc) ask if they took one of the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Let this be a lesson learned, genetic material loaded on lipid nanoparticles is a terrible concept for a vaccine since it will go everywhere in the body including the brain where there can be inflammatory injury, disability, and sadly in some victims–death.

WIND: the poorly-tested COVID Jabs were and are far more dangerous than any approved vaccines on the market. More and more horror stories will come out, as the issues can no longer be suppressed effectively—for most people, the jig is up and they won’t be had again.

And don’t worry—the latest COVID Jab was tested on a clutch of eight (8) mice which are pretty much the same as ten thousand humans, as far as the rigor of scientific testing goes over at the CDC and FDA.

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Neurologic Devastation after COVID-19 Vaccination

re: COVID
re: COVID hysteria

Safe and effective? Neither.

See also: New Onset Seizures after COVID-19 Vaccination

See also: COVID Symptoms & Sequelae

Neurologic Devastation after COVID-19 Vaccination

2022-10-25. Emphasis added. By Dr. Peter A. McCullough.

On March 3, 2021, Barbara Orandello received her second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the next day she had a severe headache, nausea, vomiting, and ultimately required neurosurgical evacuation of a large blood clot from her brain.  Here is what she and her daughter, Kerry Quinlan reported to FOX News Laura Ingraham on the Ingraham Angle in 2021[i]:

“Orandello recounted receiving her second dose of vaccine that day, and subsequently waking up March 4th with “horrific pain in [her] right eye” that sent her off her bed and onto the floor.

...“They took me by helicopter, and they were letting me die, I’m going to tell you, they were letting me die,” she said, asserting that her condition was very grave. “They said to my son, “There’s nothing we can do,” and “She’s comfortable, just let her go,” and my son went ballistic, and he got yelling at them to get a brain doctor … they got the brain surgeon in,” she said.

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WIND: devastating to those afflicted, tip of the iceberg. Oh wait... it’s not real because it’s only one person, one case report. As experts say, pure coincidence.

More Adverse Events: It’s Time to Halt COVID Vaccine Recommendations for Pregnant Women

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: safe and effective

Safe and effective?

See also:
‘Danger Signal’: Leaked Hospital Email Reports Increase in Stillbirths, COVID-19 Vaccine Suspected
EU Drug Regulator Recommends Adding ‘Heavy Menstrual Bleeding’ as mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Side-Effect
COVID-19 Vaccines Linked to Change in Menstrual Cycles: Study

The Epoch Times: More Adverse Events: It’s Time to Halt COVID Vaccine Recommendations for Pregnant Women

2022-10-12. Emphasis added.

According to the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), pregnant women should be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, the main research work to back up this policy was the influential CDC-sponsored article by Shimabukuro et al. (2021), published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which has been corrected after wide criticism.  In the published correction, the authors stated that “No denominator was available to calculate a risk estimate for spontaneous abortions because, at the time of this report, follow-up through 20 weeks was not yet available for 905 of the 1224 participants vaccinated within 30 days before the first day of the last menstrual period or in the first trimester. Furthermore, any risk estimate would need to account for the gestational week–specific risk of spontaneous abortion.” 

Therefore, there is essentially little assurance of the COVID-19 vaccine safety on women during pregnancy, particularly for those exposed in early pregnancy in their first trimester.  But the article’s abstract and conclusions did not reflect the correction regarding the risks in the first trimester, and neither did CDC change its policy accordingly. 

Although many doctors have called for a halt to COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women since last year, the CDC and FDA have never responded to this officially. Recently, in an educational conference hosted by Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC Alliance), Dr. James Thorp, a renowned obstetrician, and gynecologist, presented additional observations regarding some vaccine-related risks for pregnant mothers, their fetuses, and even newborn babies when taking milk from vaccinated mothers. Some of his patients have also come to him for help after experiencing different side effects after their vaccination. 

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Therefore, national legislators of health policies should consider the conservative approach of not recommending COVID-19 vaccination to pregnant individuals, until reliable long-term safety data become available. It is time to halt the recommendation of COVID-19 vaccines, including all the booster shots, to pregnant women. The medical field and health agencies should still adhere to the fundamental ethical principle of “Do No Harms.”

WIND: child abuse even before the child has a chance. To proceed when there is poor or no data is wildly irresponsible, turning to evil when it becomes government policy/guidance which most doctors will follow (favoring their careers over the health of their patients).

Long COVID: Swiss Study Shows Young Adults Have Sequelae 10 Months After Infection

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: safe and effective
re: Long COVID

Long COVID is a real thing, but a whole constellation of differing and horrible issues. So far it has cost me 2.5 years of my life, meaning I have yet to return to pre-COVID ability, with 5 or so waves of remission and recurrence over 2.5 years, probably auto-immune driven.

See also: COVID Symptoms & Sequelae

The Epoch Times: Long COVID: Swiss Study Shows Young Adults Have Sequelae 10 Months After Infection

2022-10-25. Emphasis added.

Brain fog, fatigue, and other Long Covid symptoms affect the lives of many people who have recovered from COVID-19. It is generally believed that healthy young adults can recover to a large extent after contracting COVID-19.

However, a new Swiss study found that 10 months after contracting the covid, they still have some persistent sequelae, especially Increased BMI (body mass index), high cholesterol, and lower physical stamina, which is suggestive of a higher risk of developing metabolic disorders and possible cardiovascular complications.

...The results of the study found that people who tested positive for more than 180 days had a significant trend in metabolic disorders, including increased BMI, cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein, compared with those who tested negative. They also exhibited lower physical stamina and increased risk of possible cardiovascular disease.

The research team said that even a mild new coronavirus infection should not be underestimated. These findings have social and public health implications and can guide treatment research and policy support for COVID-19 sequelae in young adults.

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WIND: do the COVID Jabs prevent Long COVID? I have yet to see any serious study of the matter. Such benefits would have to be weighed against the risks, which are problematic for young people, especially young males, which our society deems expendable.

‘Danger Signal’: Leaked Hospital Email Reports Increase in Stillbirths, COVID-19 Vaccine Suspected

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: safe and effective

Safe and effective?

See also: More Adverse Events: It’s Time to Halt COVID Vaccine Recommendations for Pregnant Women

See also: COVID Symptoms & Sequelae

The Epoch Times: ‘Danger Signal’: Leaked Hospital Email Reports Increase in Stillbirths, COVID-19 Vaccine Suspected

2022-10-12. Emphasis added.

An email recently shared with The Epoch Times that was sent out to the healthcare staff of a hospital system in Fresno, California, reported an increase in “demise patients,” or stillbirths, that is expected to continue, according to the email.

“There were 22 demise patients in August [2022], which ties the record number of demises in July 2021, and so far in September there have been 7 and it’s only the 8th day of the month,” a managing nurse wrote.

The managing nurse went on to write that she hopes the “trend doesn’t continue indefinitely.”

“I know of a few more that are scheduled to deliver in the week ahead, so unfortunately the process is going to be very familiar with all of you,” the managing nurse said.

The staff member who leaked the email told The Epoch Times that since the rollout of the vaccines, the fetal death (stillbirth rate) has skyrocketed from its pre-COVID-19 vaccine average of one to two every three months in her hospital alone.

The staff member spoke to The Epoch Times on condition of anonymity due to fear of losing their job.

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‘Extreme Danger Signal’

Dr. James Thorp, a Florida-based OB-GYN who specializes in maternal-fetal medicine, told The Epoch Times that the content of the email is consistent with worldwide data he’s reviewed.

“It is also consistent with the data from our recently published study, the VAERSdatabase, UK Yellow Card, World Health Organization’s VigiAccess, European Medicines Agency’s EudraVigilance, World Council of Health, and even from Pfizer’s own internal documents from their 5.3.6 postmarketing data (pdf) that they attempted to suppress for 75 years,” Thorp said.

The study in which Thorp was involved found a significant increase in 14 serious side effects, including fetal malformation, fetal cardiac arrest, and stillbirth for women who took the COVID-19 vaccine compared to the influenza vaccination.

The study called for a moratorium on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy.

In addition, it’s consistent with 1,366 peer-reviewed publications (pdf) in just 15 months documenting severe complications and death after the COVID-19 vaccines, Thorp said.

“Let that sink in: the peer-reviewed publications documenting severe adverse events after the COVID-19 vaccines in just 15 months dwarfs all other such reports from all other vaccines administered on all of the planet earth over the past century,” Thorp said. “According to the national U.S. fetal death rate (stillbirths) per 1,000 births, there was a decline in rates from 5.89 in 2018 to 5.74 in 2020, convincingly suggesting that COVID-19 infections did not increase stillbirth rates in 2020.”

his is depicted in a graph Thorp put together examining the rates observed in the two institutions using the combined delivery rates of 9,000 per year from the two institutions listed in the email.

Using 22 stillbirths observed in July 2021 and August 2022, the adjusted stillbirth rates per 1,000 births are depicted on the graph with red triangles (29.3 per 1,000).

“This is clearly an extreme danger signal,” Thorp said. “The statistical probability of this occurring by chance alone is zero, and this could potentially be likened to a very rare 20-sigma event.”

Thorp pointed to the medical boards that have been promoting the COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women as safe while those same boards denounced other early-treatment options such as ivermectin as misinformation.

Thorp claimed there is strong circumstantial evidence that the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) “fraudulently colluded and committed RICO violations to push dangerous untested experimental gene therapy in pregnancy while placing an unethical, illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional gag order on every physician and nurse in the United States.”

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WIND: Maybe causal, maybe not, but I’m betting on causal. And I’m betting on suppression and a deliberate non-study of the hypothesis.

I’d love to see a RICO case against the criminally unethical medical boards.

COVID-19 Vaccine Induced Myocarditis–A Proven Cause of Death?

re: COVID
re: government tyranny

Safe and effective?

See also: COVID Symptoms & Sequelae

The Epoch Times: COVID-19 Vaccine Induced Myocarditis–A Proven Cause of Death?

2022-10-22. Emphasis added. By Dr. Peter A. McCullough.

Nearly every day there is a report of a young, fit individual, usually a man, who suffers unexplained sudden death now termed “sudden adult death syndrome.” 

Because COVID-19 vaccination is highly prevalent and linked to the development of heart inflammation and myocarditis, it is a conservative and reasonable conclusion that unless otherwise ruled out, sudden adult death syndrome is a consequence of myocarditis.  The differential diagnosis could include other vaccine related serious adverse events including fatal pulmonary embolism, multisystem inflammatory disorder, and vaccine induced thrombocytopenic purpura.  Unlike sudden death, most of the other conditions give patients and doctors a chance at making a diagnosis, hospitalization, and treatment.   Because half or more of COVID-19 vaccine induced myocarditis is asymptomatic,[i] the first manifestation can be collapse due to an abnormal heart rhythm and unless promptly resuscitated, the pathway to death is rapid and final.

With > 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts on the topic, there are some emerging patterns: 
1 ) deaths do not occur randomly across vaccine manufacturing lots but rather tend to occur in “hot lots”[ii] that may be a proxy for more viable mRNA or adenoviral DNA delivery and greater Spike protein deposition in the heart,
2) genetic predisposition has been reported by Ittiwut et al (SCN5A mutation),[iii] and almost certainly more risk alleles will be discovered,
3) acute presentations within 30 days of the first and second injections if detected are usually hospitalized and undergo testing with cardiac MRI being conclusive,
4) if diagnosed there is an opportunity for rest, therapy, and risk stratification for implantation of a defibrillator.

For those of you who know someone in your circles who has died unexpectedly since the advent of COVID-19 vaccination, encourage the surviving family members to reassure the world publicly if they were unvaccinated. 

If families, school, and employers remain shamefully silent, assume the cause of death is attributable to the vaccine.   This is a safe and reasonable inference since COVID-19 vaccine induced myocarditis is a proven cause of death in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.[iv] [v]  Fatal myocarditis should be sobering for those who encouraged and pressured victims into vaccination including doctors, family, school, employers, military, and others.  They should reflect upon their actions that resulted in the loss of life, and carry on in self-reproach, seeking forgiveness.  On a practical basis, life insurance companies will need to rely upon a working diagnosis and cause of death to re-calculate actuarial risk groups and post-vaccine premium rates.  Finally, for the rest to remain alive without heart damage or risk of sudden adult death syndrome, the current products must be recognized as a public health threat, recalled from global markets, and discarded—all of them.

WIND: young males in our society are expendable and have little value.

Life insurance rates should eventually reflect whether the COVID Jabs are indeed causing the detahs.


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CDC Adds Declining Math, English Scores To List Of COVID Symptoms

re: COVID

When satire meets reality.

The Babylon Bee: CDC Adds Declining Math, English Scores To List Of COVID Symptoms

2022-10-24. Emphasis added.

ATLANTA, GA — After extensive research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the declining math and English scores of American students were being added to its list of COVID-19 symptoms.

"It's very important to understand that failing test scores among elementary students is a tragic side-effect of COVID and in no way linked to the lockdowns we forced on the American people," said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director and fully vaccinated and boosted COVID patient. "Not only has COVID caused untold amounts of death and destruction around the world but it is now, as we have just decided, lowering the test scores of our students."

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WIND: Governments and their lockdowns killed, maimed, damaged.

Covid Added to the Childhood Vaccine Schedule: No Science, No Rationality, No Morality

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: safe and effective

Safe and effective? Nope—and with massive negative harm.

See also: COVID Symptoms & Sequelae

Brownstone Institue: Covid Added to the Childhood Vaccine Schedule: No Science, No Rationality, No Morality

2022-10-22. Emphasis added.

IIn a ghastly new crime against America’s children, particularly those in Democratic states and cities, the CDC today voted to add Covid mRNA vaccines to the childhood immunization schedule, paving the way for mandates by left-wing school districts.

The CDC and media fact-checkers were quick to point out that the CDC cannot impose a national child vaccine mandate—but this is a galling straw-man argument, likely betraying the CDC’s insecurity about what they’ve just done. As the CDC knows, judges have routinely cited deference to the childhood immunization schedule as an adequate basis to uphold vaccine mandates by school districts.

The addition of Covid vaccines to the childhood immunization schedule therefore legalizes mandates imposed by left-wing school districts at the local level, while shielding companies like Pfizer from liability, ensuring that no amount of harm caused by the vaccines will cut into their profits.

According to a recent study in JAMA, Pfizer’s Covid mRNA vaccine resulted in hospitalization in one out of every 500 children under the age of five. While this is in line with the rate of hospitalization from other vaccines, the difference is that those vaccines confer benefits against diseases that are actually harmful to children.

By contrast, it has long been known that Covid presents virtually no risk to healthy children. According to CDC data, Covid’s total mortality rate for all children 0-17 years is approximately 0.002%, and just 0.0001% for those children 0-17 years without comorbities.

This means the CDC just gave its imprimatur for mandates of a vaccine that results in a one-in-500 rate of hospitalization, ostensibly to protect against a virus for which the rate of mortality in healthy children is one-in-1,000,000.

Furthermore, it’s an open question whether Covid vaccines really protect against even that minuscule rate of mortality in children. According to a recent study in NEJM, children aged 5-11 who had a prior infection but were NOT vaccinated had a lower risk of being reinfected than did vaccinated children who had a prior infection

After five months, protection against reinfection for the vaccinated children was negative. For this reason, many governments including those of the United KingdomDenmarkSwedenNorway and Finland have suspended their recommendations for child Covid vaccinations.

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WIND: government-sponsored child abuse here in the USA. Appalling crimes against humanity. Those responsible should spend the rest of their days in prison.

FOIA Records Reveal CDC Is Trying to Hide Important Data on Vaccine Safety

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: safe and effective
re: government tyranny

Safe and effective?

See also: COVID Symptoms & Sequelae

See also: ‘Substantial Evidence’ COVID-19 Result of Wuhan Laboratory ‘Incident’: Senate Report

The Epoch Times: FOIA Records Reveal CDC Is Trying to Hide Important Data on Vaccine Safety

2022-10-12. Emphasis added.

When the experimental mRNA vaccines rolled out in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had an operating manual for their immunization safety teams. These teams would monitor the nation’s vaccine adverse events database. And according to their procedures, they would look for safety signals on a weekly basis by comparing the COVID vaccines against another established vaccine like one for the flu.

This methodology, called the Proportional Reporting Ratio (PRR), is the most basic layer of security against problems with the vaccine. It’s like a smoke detector. It’s not perfect, but it doesn’t have to be, because its main purpose is to raise an alert for further investigation.

The problem was that the CDC never made this analysis available to the public. So when it came out with statements like the COVID vaccines continue to be “safe and effective,” with “mild and transient symptoms,” we don’t know which datasets and methods it is using to come to this conclusion.

In this episode of Frontline Health, we look at the timeline of the CDC’s responses and false statements regarding FOIA requests. Is the agency really trying to hide documentation on their COVID-19 vaccine safety assessments?

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WIND: watch the video.

Recent years and all of history show that only children and fools trust their government.


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Coalition Presents Letter Signed by Canadian Scientists, Asking Health Officials to Affirm COVID Vaccine ‘Safety Risks’

re: COVID
re: ethics in medicine
re: safe and effective

Safe and effective?

The Epoch Times: Coalition Presents Letter Signed by Canadian Scientists, Asking Health Officials to Affirm COVID Vaccine ‘Safety Risks’

2022-10-25. Emphasis added.

A coalition of over 20 public interest groups is calling on the federal government to publicly affirm the “material risks and scientific uncertainties” related to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, presenting a letter signed by 19 doctors, scientists, and academics across the country.

Coming together as the “Citizens’ Group,” the coalition wrote the letter to Jean-Yves Duclos and Dr. Theresa Tam dated Oct. 13, asking for “transparent answers” to all questions and concerns revolving around COVID-19 vaccines.

“In our view, you have not, to date, properly informed Canadian citizens as to the material risks and scientific uncertainties related to the previously authorized lipid nanoparticle COVID-19 mRNA or adenoviral DNA vaccines,” said the letter, submitted by interest groups such as the B.C. Public Service Employees for Freedom, Police for Freedom, and the United Health Care Workers of Ontario (UHCWO).

According to the group, the scientific content included in the letter has been reviewed by 19 doctors, scientists, and academics across the country with specializations including medicine, epidemiology, and microbiology.

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WIND: brave people, given the totalitarian bent in Canada.

COVID-19 Officers to Receive Powers to ‘Break and Enter’ in Western Australia

re: COVID
re: COVID hysteria

Coming soon to countries near you?

The Epoch Times: COVID-19 Officers to Receive Powers to ‘Break and Enter’ in Western Australia

2022-10-12. Emphasis added.

The Western Australian Labor government looks set to pass an impending law for the “ongoing management” of COVID-19 that grants law enforcement extensive powers, including the authority to “break into and enter any place or vehicle.”

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WIND: totalitarians love COVID, what a godsend to the police state mentality running this country. The US consttution is the only thing holding it back, and it’s leaking in so many places.


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CDC Pushed for COVID-19 Boosters Without Clinical Trials: Emails

re: COVID
re: COVID hysteria
re: government tyranny

To be fair to the CDC, they did test on 8 mice.

See also: COVID Symptoms & Sequelae

CDC Pushed for COVID-19 Boosters Without Clinical Trials: Emails

2022-10-26. Emphasis added.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pressured U.S. regulators to clear COVID-19 boosters without clinical trial data, according to newly released emails.

CDC officials relayed to counterparts at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in early August 2021 that they wanted authorization for Moderna and Pfizer boosters as data began showing that the vaccines weren’t working as well as initially promoted.

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An earlier tranche of emails showed that Gruber was “very concerned” in late August 2021 about pressure from companies such as Pfizer over vaccine authorization.

“We need to be given time to consider their data and cannot be pushed by these companies and, for that matter the Administration, who try to impose timeless [sic] that make no sense,” Gruber wrote to Dr. Peter Marks, a top FDA official.

“These FDA records further document top officials’ concerns about the controversial COVID-19 booster shots,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “That it has taken months and a federal lawsuit to uncover this critical material is a scandal.”

WIND: follow The Scientism. They did test on 8 mice however.


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Safety of Millions of Americans Hinge on Data From 8 Mice: Pfizer’s New Formulation Had No Human Trials Prior to Approval

re: COVID
re: COVID hysteria

Watch the video.

See also: COVID Symptoms & Sequelae

Safety of Millions of Americans Hinge on Data From 8 Mice: Pfizer’s New Formulation Had No Human Trials Prior to Approval

2022-10-17. Emphasis added.

Drug regulators over at the FDA granted a new Emergency Use Authorization to both Moderna and Pfizer for their updated COVID vaccine booster shots despite having no human clinical trial data for the modified formulations.

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WIND: Medical insanity, government tyranny, government incompetence and evil.

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Vaccine Madness: How COVID Vaccines and Fake Data Drove People Insane

re: COVID
re: COVID hysteria

An interview withdata analyst Justin Hart, author of “How COVID Drove the World Insane”.

See also: ‘Substantial Evidence’ COVID-19 Result of Wuhan Laboratory ‘Incident’: Senate Report

Vaccine Madness: How COVID Vaccines and Fake Data Drove People Insane

2022-10-24. Emphasis added.

The world was lied to at nearly every step of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the rollout of the vaccines. The lies then caused a type of madness, as people battled over the facts and their own versions of reality. This is according to Justin Hart, data analyst and author of “Gone Viral: How COVID Drove the World Insane.”

We speak with Justin Hart about what the data really shows us on COVID-19, infections, vaccine effectiveness, and the realities that were kept from the public.

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WIND: watch the video interview.

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