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  • CDC is investigating a potential link between COVID Vaccine and strokes

    01/13/2023 1:35:30 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 62 replies
    CDC is investigating a potential link between COVID mRNA injections and ischemic strokes
  • CDC says it's investigating possible link between Pfizer's Covid booster and strokes among seniors over age of 65

    01/13/2023 2:24:26 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 January 2023
    Pfizer's bivalent Covid booster could increase the risk of a stroke in recipients over age 65, officials report. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials cited vaccine safety database data that showed an increased risk of ischemic stroke in the elderly within three weeks of getting the shot. An ischemic stroke, also known as brain ischemia, is caused by blockages in arteries that carry blood to the brain. The safety concern requires more investigation and 'the totality of the data currently suggests that it is very unlikely that the signal … represents a true clinical risk', CDC wrote in...
  • Surveillance of COVID-19 vaccine safety among elderly persons aged 65 years and older

    01/11/2023 4:14:29 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 27 replies
    sciencedirect ^ | Hui-LeeWonga, Steven A.Andersona
    Background Monitoring safety outcomes following COVID-19 vaccination is critical for understanding vaccine safety especially when used in key populations such as elderly persons age 65 years and older who can benefit greatly from vaccination. We present new findings from a nationally representative early warning system that may expand the safety knowledge base to further public trust and inform decision making on vaccine safety by government agencies, healthcare providers, interested stakeholders, and the public. Methods We evaluated 14 outcomes of interest following COVID-19 vaccination using the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data covering 30,712,101 elderly persons. The CMS...
  • Cannabis-related emergency room visits on the rise among older adults in California: study

    01/10/2023 2:03:35 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/10/2023 | Gianna Melillo
    The number of seniors visiting emergency rooms in California for cannabis-related issues is growing, according to new research. From 2005 to 2019, the state’s emergency departments saw a 1,808 percent relative increase in the rate of cannabis-related trips among those aged 65 and older. Cannabis is currently legal for both medicinal and recreational use in California. The state became the first in the country to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, while the substance was not approved for recreational use there until November 2016. The study found that cannabis-related emergency department visits in California rose sharply among seniors from 2013 to...
  • Woman charged with murdering elderly couple in Florida retirement community

    01/09/2023 8:04:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/09/2023 | Snejana Farberov
    A Georgia woman has been charged with murder for allegedly killing an elderly married couple at a Florida senior living community on New Year’s Eve. Vickie Williams, 50, appeared in court remotely Saturday and was ordered held in the Lake County Jail without bond for the killings of Darryl Getman, 83, and his 80-year-old wife, Shannon Getman in the Watertown Village retirement community in Mount Dora, reported the station KBTX. Williams — who had already been charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle for allegedly stealing the victims’ car — faces two counts of first-degree murder. More than a...
  • Rapists Above 50 Years Old Should Not Be Spared Caning, Says President Halimah Yacob

    12/19/2022 2:54:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 19 Dec 2022 | Chew Hui Min
    SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob on Monday (Dec 19) suggested that rapists aged 50 or older should not be spared caning, in a Facebook post expressing her dismay at recent cases of children being raped in their own homes. Under Singapore's Penal Code, a convicted rapist can be jailed up to 20 years and fined or caned. Those 50 years old and above cannot be sentenced to caning, but can be imprisoned longer in lieu of corporal punishment.
  • THE NEW OLD AGE Who Will Care for ‘Kinless’ Seniors?

    12/05/2022 3:26:57 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 118 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3 Dec 2022 | Paula Span
    Lynne Ingersoll and her cat, Jesse, spent a quiet Thanksgiving Day together in her small bungalow in Blue Island, Ill. A retired librarian, Ms. Ingersoll never married or had children. At 77, she has outlived her parents, three partners, her two closest friends, five dogs and eight cats. When her sister died three years ago, Ms. Ingersoll joined the ranks of older Americans considered “kinless”: without partners or spouses, children or siblings. Covid-19 has largely suspended her occasional get-togethers with friends, too. Now, she said, “my social life consists of doctors and store clerks — that’s a joke, but it’s...
  • VIDEO: Elderly NYC Man Attacked, Robbed of $17K amid Crime Wave

    10/16/2022 5:18:53 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2022 | Amy Furr
    A suspect is accused of attacking a 66-year-old man who was targeting during a robbery in Queens on Thursday as residents continued suffering under the crime wave. Police said that just after 1:00 p.m. the victim was walking down 71st street in Middle Village when the incident occurred, Fox 5 reported Saturday.
  • Biden Panders to Elderly w/ Big Social Security Boost, Likely to Worsen Inflation

    10/12/2022 12:02:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    Headline USA ^ | October 12, 2022 | Staff
    'With many older people choosing to live in suburban areas or rural areas, some will benefit more...' (Headline USA) On Thursday, the U.S. government is set to announce how big a percentage increase Social Security beneficiaries will see in monthly payments this upcoming year. Some estimates say the boost for more than 65 million Social Security beneficiaries may be as big as 9%. It’s virtually certain to be the largest raise in four decades and will add more strain on the welfare program’s trust fund, which is expected to expire within the next decade, even as younger taxpayers continue to...
  • Study: Treatment of pulmonary fibrosis should focus on the telomeres of the cells that regenerate the lungs (Increase telomeres & reduce fibrosis)

    10/06/2022 8:06:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 6 replies
    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis could become the first degenerative disease to be treated through the science of aging. It was known that this disease is associated with the aging process, but its molecular causes were unknown. The Telomeres and Telomerase Group has been working for years to unravel them. In their findings, they have narrowed down exactly which cells give rise to fibrosis when they undergo alterations due to the aging process: alveolar type II pneumocytes, the cells responsible for regenerating lung tissue. "The relevance of this finding is that it indicates which cells in particular should be targeted in any...
  • Nuclear translocation of spike mRNA and protein is a novel pathogenic feature of SARS

    10/02/2022 8:59:18 AM PDT · by RideForever · 5 replies
    1Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health 6 Science ^ | 9/27/2022 | Sarah Sattar1#, Juraj Kabat2#, Kailey Jerome1 , Friederike Feldmann3 , Kristina Bailey4 , and 4 Masf
    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2 causes severe pathophysiology in vulnerable older populations and appears to be highly pathogenic and more transmissible than SARS-CoV or MERS-CoV [1, 2]. The spike (S) protein appears to be a major pathogenic factor that contributes to the unique pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2. Although the S protein is a surface transmembrane type 1 glycoprotein, it has been predicted to be translocated into the nucleus due to the novel nuclear localization signal (NLS) “PRRARSV”, which is absent from the S protein of other coronaviruses. Indeed, S proteins translocate into the nucleus in SARS-CoV-2-infected cells. To our...
  • FDA to publish study on potential adverse COVID vaccine events in elderly: report

    10/03/2022 8:24:44 AM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 10/2/2022 | Madeleine Hubbard
    When federal officials first identified the potential adverse events they said it could be because the vaccine was "given to many high-risk individuals." Researchers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are reportedly planning on publishing a study on four potential adverse effects in elderly people who received the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. "The medical record review and statistical analyses have recently been completed, and the overall study results are currently under internal review at FDA," an agency spokesperson told The Epoch Times via email on Friday. "Release of the study findings is expected later this fall." The FDA in 2021...
  • Virginia police search for two men who held elderly residents at gunpoint during home invasion

    09/19/2022 7:54:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NYPost ^ | 09/19/2022 | Adam Sabes, Fox News
    Police in Virginia are searching for two men who allegedly walked into the home of two elderly people and stole a wallet at gunpoint. The incident happened in Portsmouth, Virginia on Wednesday at around 1:50 p.m. when Mitchell Boney Jr., 25 and Tyree Demont Boney Jr., 22, allegedly entered the residence of two elderly people and ordered them to “get inside of a linen closet at gunpoint.” According to the Portsmouth Police Department, the suspects then stole a wallet and safe. Officials say that no injuries were reported in the incident. The two men are wanted for armed burglary, use...
  • Florida woman named Tupac Shakur charged with beating man with baseball bat

    09/09/2022 8:11:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 8, 2022 | Patrick Reilly
    A Florida woman named Tupac Amaru Shakur was arrested for allegedly attacking an elderly man with a baseball bat while he sat on a bench outside of a hospital in her home state. The 34-year-old woman, who shares the exact same name with the iconic California rapper, appeared before a Miami-Dade County judge on Wednesday, WPLG reported — exactly 26 years after the artist was fatally shot in Las Vegas in 1996. Shakur — the accused criminal — allegedly hit the man “several times” with the bat outside of Hialeah Hospital around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, according to an...
  • How the COVID-19 vaccine causes microvascular disease

    08/23/2022 3:41:27 AM PDT · by ChuckR163 · 2 replies
    Wmcresearch ^ | 8/23/22 | Walter M Chesnut
    (What's a better way to collapse a medical system than with incurable brain disease.) Further unification of spike protein microvascular disease and tauopathy: TLR-2. I believe I can now fully explain why Tauopathies are occurring in association with SARS-CoV-2 and its Spike Protein. Radiation PERMANENTLY alters NF-kB expression and reprograms endothelial cells resulting in vascular disease. The very same activation also increases the effects of ALL risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. Of course, SARS-CoV-2 is NOT radiation. However the Spike Protein MIMICKS THE EFFECTS OF RADIATION EXACTLY including activation of NF-kB via TLR-2. This also explains why the elderly...
  • Podiatrist: Death and devastating injuries linked to the COVID-19 Vaccine in 80% of elderly patients

    08/22/2022 4:53:18 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    Steve Kirsch Substack ^ | 08/20/2022 | Steve Kirsch
    […]According to Wayne, his podiatrist sees about 80 patients a week. That’s more than enough for strong statistical significance over 20 months (over 5,000 patients) especially with such a large effect size. 95% are vaccinated.Wayne reports that the podiatrist sees unprecedented rates of injury and death since the vaccines rolled out. He estimates that 80% of his vaccinated elderly are worse off and there is no significant change for his unvaccinated patients.This isn’t “bad luck” because the p-values are too small to be just “bad luck.” I used Julia’s HypothesisTests library to calculate it and the chance of this happening...
  • GlyNAC supplementation reverses aging hallmarks in aging humans

    08/20/2022 8:39:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 37 replies
    Medical Xpress / Baylor College of Medicine ^ | August 18, 2022 | Homa Shalchi /
    A randomized, double blind human clinical trial reveals that supplementation with GlyNAC—a combination of glycine and N-acetylcysteine—improves many age-associated defects in older humans and powerfully promotes healthy aging. This is relevant because until now, there have been no solutions toward improving many of these age-related declines in people. The study shows that older humans taking GlyNAC for 16-weeks improved many characteristic defects of aging. This includes oxidative stress, glutathione deficiency and multiple aging hallmarks affecting mitochondrial dysfunction, mitophagy, inflammation, insulin resistance, endothelial dysfunction, genomic damage, stem cell fatigue and cellular senescence. These were associated with improvements in muscle strength, gait...
  • Fake federal agent destroys retirees’ lives with scam, feds say. He’s going to prison

    08/01/2022 10:43:01 AM PDT · by gitmo · 39 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | August 1, 2022 | Kaitlyn Alanis
    Retirees were tricked out of their savings in a telemarketing scheme involving fake federal agents, authorities say.In one example, officials say a retired Massachusetts nurse was swindled out of over $900,000 in funds from her bank and retirement accounts. She thought her identity had been stolen and that she needed to transfer her money to new accounts — accounts owned by fraudsters pretending to work for agencies like the Social Security Administration and U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Gotta break the blues and smile

    07/29/2022 11:49:24 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email from a friend | 7/29/2022 | unknown
    An elderly couple, who were both widowed, had been going out with each other for a long time. Urged on by their friends, they decided it was finally time to get married. Before the wedding, they went out to dinner and had a long conversation regarding how their marriage might work. They discussed finances, living arrangements and so on. Finally, the old gentleman decided it was time to broach the subject of their physical relationship. 'How do you feel about sex?' he asked, rather tentatively. 'I would like it infrequently' she replied. The old gentleman sat quietly for a moment,...
  • Why A Healthy Society Requires Honoring Your Father And Mother

    05/24/2022 11:19:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist.com</strong> ^ | May 24, 2022 | Yoram Hazony
    The precept of honoring one’s parents is a force throughout one’s entire life. One is never free from this obligation.The precept of honoring one’s parents is a force throughout one’s entire life. One is never free from this obligation. This is an adapted excerpt from “Conservatism: A Rediscovery“Honor is one of the central ideas in a conservative political theory. I do not mean any particular code of honor, such as that which was accepted among English gentlemen two hundred years ago. Rather, I want to understand honor as a general phenomenon appearing across all human societies. In examining it, we...