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  • Colorado doctors report bizarre spring flu season

    06/01/2022 9:51:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    KDVR ^ | Jun 1, 2022 | Kim Posey
    Flu season in Colorado usually peaks between December and February, but this year it peaked in the spring. “We actually saw a huge rise in cases in May, and it was influenza A,” said Dr. Michelle Barron, senior medical director of infection prevention at UCHealth. “There’s A and B. Usually, we see B in the spring, not A, and it was behaving a lot like what we normally see in December and January.” Barron said there were three to four times as many cases in April and May as there were in December and January — “which again is the...
  • Why Unprecedented Bird Flu Outbreaks Are Concerning Scientists

    05/31/2022 3:40:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 5-31-22 | Brittney J. Miller
    A highly infectious and deadly strain of avian influenza virus has infected tens of millions of poultry birds across Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. But scientists are particularly concerned about the unprecedented spread in wild birds — outbreaks pose a significant risk to vulnerable species, are hard to contain and increase the opportunity for the virus to spill over into people. Since October, the H5N1 strain has caused nearly 3,000 outbreaks in poultry in dozens of countries. More than 77 million birds have been culled to curb the spread of the virus, which almost always causes severe disease or...
  • Egg Prices Soar As 10% Of Nation’s Hens Wiped Out By Devastating Bird Flu

    05/14/2022 1:47:34 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-14-2022
    Food prices are rising across the U.S., but the latest sticker shock at the supermarket is in the eggs and poultry aisles, as the deadly bird flu wreaks havoc on the country’s egg-laying hen flock. Inflation data tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found a dozen of eggs jumped 23% in April compared with the month before to $2.52. Prices reached levels not seen since early 2016, a period that followed the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak of 2014-15, which led to a 50% increase in egg prices in the second half of 2015. Since January, the outbreak...
  • Top FDA Officials: Americans Should Treat COVID-19 Like the Flu

    05/08/2022 8:17:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/08/2022 | Jack Phillips
    Several top Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials, including Commissioner Robert Califf, admitted that Americans will now have to accept COVID-19 as another respiratory virus, comparing it to influenza.Califf, Principal Deputy Commissioner Janet Woodcock, and top vaccine official Dr. Peter Marks wrote for the Journal of the American Medical Association that COVID-19 will be around for the foreseeable future while suggesting that it will require yearly vaccines targeting the most threatening variations of the virus.“Widespread vaccine- and infection-induced immunity, combined with the availability of effective therapeutics, could blunt the effects of future outbreaks,” the officials said, referring to another name...
  • Common dietary supplements could protect against COVID, common winter illnesses (Zinc picolinate, Taxifolin, and EGCG together provided most free zinc - up to 95% reduction in RNA viruses)

    04/13/2022 9:10:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 50 replies
    Medical Xpress / Tel Aviv University / Pharmaceuticals ^ | Apr. 13, 2022 | Topaz Kreiser et al
    Could dietary supplements become a healthy weapon against COVID-19? Experts have shown that common dietary supplements can protect against the coronavirus as well as several common winter illnesses. Prof. Gazit, who also heads TAU's Blavatnik Center for Drug Discovery, said: "To address the rapid changes of the virus, we decided to develop active vaccines made of safe and easily obtainable dietary supplements that would reduce the viral load in the body and cut down contagion. We have known for years that food supplements containing zinc can enhance immunity to severe, viral and chronic infections and their potentially grave consequences." The...
  • We increased flu shots over 15-fold between 1980 and 2020. You’ll never BELIEVE what happened next!

    04/05/2022 7:27:13 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 51 replies
    Alex Berenson Substack ^ | 03/29/2022 | Alex Berenson
    This chart is real, straight from the Centers for Disease Control. And it’s spectacular:We went from 12 million flu shots in 1980 to almost 200 million in 2020.Great job! We totes got rid of the flu, right?Well, here’s flu deaths from 1959 to 2016:See the trend?No?THAT’S BECAUSE THERE ISN’T ONE. There is absolutely no relationship between the number of flu “vaccines” we give and deaths from influenza.Actually it’s worse that that, because 2017-18 - not shown on this chart - was the worst year for flu deaths in decades - probably since the Hong Kong flu of 1968.Turns out the...
  • Doctors see increase in prolonged cold, flu symptoms

    04/04/2022 10:46:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    WOOD ^ | Meghan Bunchman
    “Distinguishing COVID from flu can be difficult because the symptoms overlap so much,” explained Dr. Brooke Bozick, an NIH expert on respiratory diseases. Spectrum Health reports it is seeing patients who are fighting the cold and flu for up to a week. “We rely on getting [exposure to the flu and cold] every so often, so it gives a little boost to our immune system,” Sullivan said. “That way when we do get them, the symptoms are limited to three or four days until you start to feel better.” There is no cure for the common cold. Typical treatments include...
  • Facebook says Fauci is spreading misinformation about vaccination

    04/04/2022 12:05:42 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 5 replies
    Rumble ^ | April 4, 2022 | Steve Kirsch
    You can't make this stuff up. NIAID Director Anthony Fauci says if you got flu, there is no need for a flu vaccine. Facebook and their independent fact-checker have labelled this false information. In other words, Facebook is telling everyone that Fauci spreads misinformation. Note: the fact check can't be referring to the post because the post just asks the question, "How has no one in the media found this Anthony Fauci clip sooner?"
  • Covid cases are down. Unfortunately, stomach flu outbreaks are up.

    04/01/2022 6:23:40 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Nbcnews ^ | 04/01/2022 | Erika Edwards
    As Covid-19 cases continue to fall in the United States, cases of another virus are rebounding to pre-pandemic levels. Outbreaks of norovirus, the bug responsible for the dreaded stomach flu, have been on the rise since January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu Detected In Five More US States

    03/31/2022 3:32:59 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 3-31-2022
    An outbreak of the deadly strain of bird flu is quickly spreading across the U.S. The risk to humans is low, but bird flu could wreak havoc in the nation’s poultry industry ahead of Easter. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on Wednesday that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was detected in five new states.◾A non-commercial, mixed-species backyard flock (non-poultry) in Berkshire County, Massachusetts;◾A non-commercial, mixed-species backyard flock (non-poultry) in Johnson County, Wyoming;◾A commercial poultry flock in Johnston County, North Carolina;◾A non-commercial, backyard chicken flock (non-poultry) in Franklin County, Ohio;◾And a...
  • Flu cases tick upward as Covid restrictions ease

    03/25/2022 6:59:47 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Nbcnews ^ | 03/25/2022 | Ericka Edwards
    Flu cases are rising across much of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, though overall flu levels remain low. Weekly flu cases had been declining through most of January, but began rising nationally the week ending March 5, the CDC said. That increase has continued, albeit slowly.
  • Bill Gates Says mRNA Vaccines Will Eliminate Colds And The Flu

    02/18/2022 7:26:43 AM PST · by airdalechief · 82 replies
    https://www.mediaite.com/ ^ | Feb 11th, 2022, 11:19 am | Mediaite Staff
    Bill Gates told actor Dax Shepard mRNA vaccines will not only end Covid, but they will eliminate the common cold and the flu.
  • NP View: It's time for COVID restrictions to come to an end

    02/12/2022 3:35:54 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 20 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Saturday February 12, 2022 | Editors
    It’s time for the restrictions to end.... We are now lagging behind many European countries which have taken the coronavirus seriously throughout, but have come to realize that we are entering a different phase of the pandemic and we cannot indefinitely impose severe restrictions on the lives and liberties of free citizens. At the beginning of the month, Denmark became the first country to lift virtually all COVID restrictions. It did this despite skyrocketing cases, because it had become apparent that vaccination had cut the link between case counts and severe outcomes, such as hospitalization and death.... Those who are...
  • Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to End COVID-19 Emergency Declaration in the State – Will Deal with COVID-19 the Same as Flu

    02/04/2022 10:41:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    DJT Tracker ^ | 02/04/22 | Alwebb2
    Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced on Thursday that she will allow the “public health disaster emergency proclamation” to expire on February 15, 2022.The emergency proclamation was first issued on March 17, 2020, to authorize health mitigation measures during the early state of the COVID-19 pandemic.“We cannot continue to suspend duly enacted laws and treat COVID-19 as a public health emergency indefinitely. After two years, it’s no longer feasible or necessary. The flu and other infectious illnesses are part of our everyday lives, and coronavirus can be managed similarly,” stated Gov. Reynolds. “State agencies will now manage COVID-19 as part of...
  • Health officials are hinting at ending COVID restrictions (and not because of the truckers)

    01/31/2022 11:38:33 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    National Post via MSN ^ | 01 31 2022 | Tristin Hopper
    The overarching goal of Freedom Convoy 2022 was for the federal government to declare the immediate lifting of all COVID-19 mandates across Canada. It was, at root, a politically unrealistic demand, given that most mandates are imposed at the provincial level. But there is nevertheless a growing chorus of politicians and health experts now saying that it’s time for Canada to officially abandon extraordinary COVID-19 measures and “learn to live with” the virus. “We have let our lives be controlled for the last two years in a significant amount of fear and now we are going to have to change...
  • Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: Accepting the virus

    01/21/2022 12:46:49 AM PST · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 1/20/22 | By ARITZ PARRA
    MADRID (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise. Children were banned from playgrounds, and the economy virtually stopped. But officials credited the draconian measures with preventing a full collapse of the health system. Lives were saved, they argued. Now, almost two years later, Spain is preparing to adopt a different COVID-19 playbook. With one of Europe’s highest vaccination rates and its most pandemic-battered economies, the government is laying the groundwork to treat the next infection surge not...
  • How can you tell if your symptoms are a cold, the flu or the coronavirus?

    01/14/2022 8:14:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    https://www.pennlive.com ^ | Jan. 07, 2022, 7:02 a.m. | By VICTORIA MILKO
    How do I know if I have a cold, the flu or COVID-19? Experts say testing is the best way to determine what you have since symptoms of the illnesses can overlap. The viruses that cause colds, the flu and COVID-19 are spread the same way — through droplets from the nose and mouth of infected people. And they can all be spread before a person realizes they’re infected. The time varies for when someone with any of the illnesses will start feeling sick. Some people infected with the coronavirus don’t experience any symptoms, but it’s still possible for them...
  • Spanish Prime Minister Wants to Treat COVID like the Flu: 'We're Going to Have to Learn to Live With It'

    01/11/2022 7:32:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/11/2022 | Michael Van Der Galien
    It has taken them two years, but Spain is finally moving to treat the coronavirus like any other flu-like virus. The country’s prime minister has said that he and his people will simply have to learn with COVID-19, and that he’ll call on the European Union to follow in Spain’s footsteps. Finally, some common sense! On Friday, the Spanish Health Ministry reported 242,440 new infections. However, this isn’t very problematic because most “patients” aren’t actually showing any symptoms. That’s not me saying that, that’s Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. As a result, he concludes that “we are going to have...
  • How can I tell if I have a cold, the flu or COVID?

    01/07/2022 11:49:45 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 82 replies
    WGNTV ^ | 6 January 2022 | Associated Press
    How do I know if I have a cold, the flu or COVID-19? Experts say testing is the best way to determine what you have since symptoms of the illnesses can overlap. The viruses that cause colds, the flu and COVID-19 are spread the same way — through droplets from the nose and mouth of infected people. And they can all be spread before a person realizes they’re infected.
  • The COVID Narrative Is Changing ... Why?

    01/06/2022 6:59:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2022 | Laura Hollis
    Over past week or so, the powers that be have begun changing the narrative on the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve come across probably a dozen articles in decidedly mainstream news sources that reflect an abrupt about-face on COVID. Throughout the fall and even up until Christmas, the mainstream media was pitching the usual panic porn about COVID: clamoring for third and even fourth “boosters”; defending the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates and the layoffs and firings of the unvaccinated; cheering for New York’s and other cities’ vaccine “passport” requirements; and – of course – echoing Biden’s apocalyptic prediction that the omicron variant...