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  • Nearly Everyone in US Has Antibodies Against COVID-19: Study

    06/03/2023 7:08:17 PM PDT · by lightman · 30 replies
    epoch times ^ | 3 June A.D. 2023 | Zachery Steiber
    Nearly everyone in the United States has some form of protection against COVID-19, according to a new study. Some 96.4 percent of people aged 16 and older who donated blood had evidence of antibodies against COVID-19, researchers found. The bloods were analyzed between July and September 2022. The percentage of people with antibodies was up from 93.5 percent during January to March 2022 and from 68.4 in mid 2021. People had antibodies from prior infection, vaccination, or both. Approximately 26 percent of people had antibodies from only vaccination, 22.6 percent had antibodies from only infection, and 47.7 percent had antibodies...
  • How Jews Were Scapegoated During the Pandemic

    06/02/2023 6:16:35 PM PDT · by lightman · 14 replies
    epoch times ^ | 2 June A.D. 2023 | Jeffrey Tucker
    It was common in the Middle Ages for Jews to get the blame for the spreading of disease. In the 14th century, Jews were accused of poisoning wells, infecting the water with something terrible that was then transferred to the whole community. There was of course never one shred of evidence of this. The Black Death had nothing to do with the Jews—it was a bacterial infection transferred through many sources—but they caught the blame anyway. Indeed, that’s where we get the phrase “poisoning the well.” It has anti-Semitic connotations in history. Scapegoating Jews is a habit with ancient origins....
  • Fox News Poll: Voters Believe COVID-19 Pandemic Permanently Changed US

    06/01/2023 1:01:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/31 | Dana Blanton
    While a majority of voters believes the coronavirus pandemic is in check, over half say it has changed us forever. The latest Fox News survey finds 57% think the virus has permanently changed how we live in the United States. That’s up from 50% in 2022 and 2021. Another 33% feel things have changed temporarily, while 9% think things haven’t really changed at all.
  • Repeated COVID-19 Vaccination Weakens Immune System: Study

    06/01/2023 3:06:05 PM PDT · by lightman · 22 replies
    epoch times ^ | 1 June A.D. 2023 | Zachery Steiber
    Repeated COVID-19 vaccination weakens the immune system, potentially making people susceptible to life-threatening conditions such as cancer, according to a new study. Multiple doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines lead to higher levels of antibodies called IgG4, which can provide a protective effect. But a growing body of evidence indicates that the “abnormally high levels” of the immunoglobulin subclass actually make the immune system more susceptible to the COVID-19 spike protein in the vaccines, researchers said in the paper. They pointed to experiments performed on mice that found multiple boosters on top of the initial COVID-19 vaccination “significantly...
  • IN-DEPTH: Texas Physician Continues to Face Repercussions for Not Complying With Discredited Mask Mandates

    05/31/2023 2:09:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 9 replies
    epoch times ^ | 31 May A.D. 2023 | Matt McGregor
    A Texas physician continues to face repercussions for not complying with the now widely discredited mask mandate issued during the pandemic. The Texas Medical Board (TMI) charged Dr. Eric Hensen with “unprofessional or dishonorable conduct that is likely to deceive or defraud the public” based on a patient complaint that he wasn’t wearing a mask while treating a patient in 2020. “Being an experienced ear nose and throat, head and neck surgeon with extensive knowledge and training in the upper airway, I was well aware of the limitations of wearing a facial covering of any kind and aware of the...
  • Amish rejected COVID vaccines, lockdowns, masks. Here's the result

    05/31/2023 1:36:59 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 44 replies
    WND ^ | 05/29/2023 | WND Services
    Amish communities rejected Covid vaccines, refused to wear masks, and went about their normal daily activities while the rest of America was turned upside-down.According to the CDC and mainstream media, the Amish were set to suffer from excess death due to Covid. In reality, the exact opposite happened.The mainstream media will not touch this story because it completely dismantles the entire establishment narrative. It shows that all the COVID interventions were completely unnecessary…
  • Unfollow the Science: 300 COVID Articles Pulled, Many Over Lack of Ethical Standards

    05/29/2023 9:38:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/29/2023 | Kevin Downey Jr.
    More than 300 COVID-19-related articles have been retracted — long after they’d done their damage — due to a lack of scientific truthfulness and ethical guidelines, according to Retraction Watch, a website that monitors retractions of science-related articles.A total of 330 COVID-related papers have been retracted thus far.According to Gunnveig Grødeland, a senior researcher at the Institute of Immunology at the University of Oslo, many researchers took ethical shortcuts when writing their essays.“It will, of course, be withdrawn when it is found that ethical guidelines have been breached,” Grødeland quipped to Khrono, an academic news publication.Grødeland states that there were...
  • Most Infected in COVID Outbreak at CDC Were Vaccinated, Agency Confirms

    05/29/2023 11:31:56 AM PDT · by lightman · 21 replies
    epoch times ^ | 29 May A.D. 2023 | Zachery Steiber
    A COVID-19 outbreak unfolded at a conference held by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) despite most attendees being vaccinated. About 1,800 CDC staffers and others gathered in April in a hotel in Atlanta, where the CDC is headquartered, for a conference focused on epidemiological investigations and strategies. On April 27, the last day of the conference, several people notified organizers that they had tested positive for COVID-19. The CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health worked together to survey attendees to try to figure out how many people had tested positive. “The goals were to...
  • The Next Pandemic ‘Even Deadlier’ Than COVID Is Coming, Warns WHO

    05/23/2023 11:02:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/23 | Marc Lallanilla
    The head of the World Health Organization warned that the world must prepare for the next pandemic, which could be “even deadlier” than the COVID-19 pandemic. In a meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus sounded an alarm that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. “The threat of another variant emerging that causes new surges of disease and death remains,” Dr. Tedros said. “And the threat of another pathogen emerging with even deadlier potential remains.” “When the next pandemic comes knocking — and it will — we must be ready...
  • Millions of Lives Lost’ in Pandemic Mainly From Pharma-Government Nexus, Says Critical Care Expert

    05/21/2023 1:05:20 PM PDT · by lightman · 48 replies
    epoch times ^ | 21 Nay A.D. 2023 | Naveen Athrappully
    Dr. Pierre Kory, a pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist, is blaming the nexus between the pharma industry and the government along with corrupt medical journals for deceiving the public about COVID-19 and vaccines, which resulted in “millions of lives lost.” “I always knew pharma was bad. I didn’t understand that they are literally a criminal syndicate, who have been committing crimes for decades. They pay fines, then move on and continue their standard operating business,” Kory said in an April 28 interview with EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program. “When it came to government, I wasn’t aware of how corporations...
  • Supreme Court justice: Pandemic created 'greatest intrusions on civil liberties' EVER in peacetime

    05/19/2023 6:25:45 PM PDT · by lightman · 36 replies
    Workd Net Daily ^ | 19 May A.D. 2023 | Katelynn Richardson
    Justice Neil Gorsuch called government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic the “greatest intrusions on civil liberties in the peacetime history of this country” on Thursday... “Executive officials across the country issued emergency decrees on a breathtaking scale,” he said. “Governors and local leaders imposed lockdown orders forcing people to remain in their homes. They shuttered businesses and schools, public and private. They closed churches even as they allowed casinos and other favored businesses to carry on.” ... Gorsuch slammed deference to “experts” for decision-making during the pandemic and warned that doing so could lead to losing “many cherished civil liberties.”...
  • 'Brits are dying in their tens of thousands - and we don't really have any idea why'

    05/17/2023 6:08:33 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 54 replies ^ | 5/11/23 | Kieren Williams
    Tens of thousands more Brits were dying than expected and experts aren’t quite sure why that is. From May to December last year, there were 32,441 excess deaths in England and Wales, excluding deaths from Covid. Excess deaths are defined as the number of people who died above the five-year average - worked out excluding 2020 due to how Covid spiked death figures that year. This means that over 32,000 Brits would’ve been expected to be alive, but died according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures across this period. These shocking figures raised a number of important questions about...
  • A Brief History of Disease Hysteria

    05/14/2023 3:12:37 PM PDT · by lightman · 11 replies
    epoch times ^ | 14 May A.D. 2023 | Bruce Davidson
    For the past half-century or more, manufactured scares have been a recurrent part of life. Every year a very small number of people are killed (usually only 1) or injured by bears here in Hokkaido, Japan. However, the news media invariably plays up these incidents. As a result, for a few weeks every year some hiking trails in Sapporo are ritually closed off to the public after some bear sightings. Many people I know have a great fear of bears, though the actual risk of being killed by a bear is extremely small. Their chances of dying in a bathtub...
  • The COVID public health emergency ends today. Is the country prepared for another pandemic?

    05/13/2023 6:36:46 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 21 replies
    The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists ^ | May 11, 2023 | By Matt Field
    It’s a wrap. After more than three long years, the public health emergency for COVID-19 in the United States is ending. The Biden administration in February announced that the measure, first invoked in March 2020, would expire today. Alongside the US decision, the World Health Organization (WHO), similarly ended its public health emergency of international concern designation for COVID. By many measures, the impact of the virus—both in the United States and around the world—is receding, but experts warn that could change if and when a new immune-evasive variant crops up. COVID deaths have been dropping steadily this year. Between...
  • The COVID emergency is finally over. So, how did the pandemic change you? | Readers’ essays

    05/12/2023 5:24:22 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 125 replies ^ | May 11, 2023 | Guest Columnist
    ...Here’s a sample of some of the most interesting essays, which have been edited for clarity and length: ... People fly off the handle so fast now, always ready to argue or fight. In the past when two people would have an argument or a physical altercation, people might have tried to step in and try to calm everyone down. Now everybody just reaches for their phone to make sure they can post it. ... The following Wednesday, I taught my last class at Rutger...For me, there is no such thing as a “post-COVID” world. I continue to “mask up”...
  • US Failure to Recognize Natural Immunity Negatively Affected Pandemic Response: NIH Scientist

    05/11/2023 4:51:50 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    epoch times ^ | 11 May A.D. 2023 | Zachery Steiber
    The failure to recognize how post-infection immunity is similar or superior to that bestowed by vaccination led to prolonged school closures and other problems, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientist told Congress on May 11. U.S. public health agencies “chose to disregard natural immunity,” leading to “lost jobs, staffing shortages, children kept out of school, and wasted vaccines,” said Margery Smelkinson, a research scientist at the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). She was one of three experts who testified at a hearing on immunity during the pandemic conducted by the U.S. House’s Select Subcommittee on...
  • CDC Recommends Wearing Masks Six Months a Year

    05/10/2023 11:19:39 AM PDT · by lightman · 56 replies
    epoch times ^ | 10 May A.D. 2023 | Naveen Athrappully
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its stance on masks and is now recommending wearing masks for up to six months a year in health care settings. “CDC is in the early stages of developing metrics that could be used to guide when to implement select infection prevention and control practices for multiple respiratory viruses,” the CDC said in a May 8 update to its recommendations for health care personnel during COVID-19. “Some facilities might consider recommending masking during the typical respiratory virus season (approximately October-April),” the agency said. The recommendation for six months of...
  • What really killed COVID-19 patients: It wasn't a cytokine storm, suggests study (Secondary bacterial pneumonia from ventilators)

    05/07/2023 7:44:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 105 replies
    Secondary bacterial infection of the lung (pneumonia) was extremely common in patients with COVID-19, affecting almost half the patients who required support from mechanical ventilation. By applying machine learning to medical record data, scientists found that secondary bacterial pneumonia that does not resolve was a key driver of death in patients with COVID-19. It may even exceed death rates from the viral infection itself. The scientists also found evidence that COVID-19 does not cause a "cytokine storm," so often believed to cause death. "Our study highlights the importance of preventing, looking for and aggressively treating secondary bacterial pneumonia in critically...
  • Why Did They Kill the Things They Love?

    05/08/2023 5:47:31 PM PDT · by lightman · 38 replies
    epoch times ^ | 8 May A.D. 2023 | Jeffrey Tucker
    There are several features of the pandemic policy response that still astonish me. It does not surprise me that bureaucrats couldn’t suppress, control, much less eradicate, a respiratory virus by scrapping the Bill of Rights. What I cannot get over is all the ways that the response ended up achieving the opposite of what it was supposed to do. The planners, mostly of the Progressive left perspective, ended up totally discrediting the very things they have heretofore championed. What they did was unbearably idiotic even when judged by whether and to what extent they bolstered the institutions they had previously...
  • Chelsea Clinton: 'It's time to force-jab every unvaccinated child in America' Says kids must take mRNA jab with or without parental consent

    05/07/2023 8:56:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 166 replies ^ | 5/5/2023 | Sean Adl-Tabatabai
    Chelsea – via the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) – along with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says she hopes to force jab unvaccinated children via a new initiative called “The Big Catch-up.” reports: Clinton, who serves as vice chair of CHAI, last week presented the initiative at Fortune’s Brainstorm Health Conference in Marina del Rey, California. One day earlier, under the auspices of World Immunization Week, the WHO introduced “The Big Catch-up,” describing it as a “targeted global effort to boost vaccination among children following declines driven by the COVID-19...