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  • Dr. Robert Malone: ‘Rotten to the Core’ FDA Knew COVID Vaccines Could Spur Viral Reactivation, But Said Nothing

    05/17/2022 7:05:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    American Greatness ^ | May 17, 2022 | Debra Heine
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was aware early on that the COVID vaccines could spur viral reactivation of diseases like the varicella-zoster virus (shingles) in some people, but chose not to disclose it, according to renowned vaccinologist and physician Dr. Robert Malone. “They knew about the viral reactivation,” Malone declared during a recent panel discussion hosted by Del Bigtree with fellow Global COVID Summit physicians Dr. Ryan Cole, and Dr. Richard Urso. Malone, the original inventor of mRNA and DNA vaccination technology, explained that he had been “very actively engaged” with senior personnel at the FDA in the Office...
  • Third round of free coronavirus tests made available by U.S. government

    05/17/2022 3:46:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Washington Post via MSN ^ | May 17, 2022 | By Katie Shepherd
    Households can now order eight more free at-home coronavirus tests, the White House said Tuesday, giving Americans access to an additional supply of rapid tests ahead of possible summer and fall surges. “As the highly transmissible subvariants of Omicron drive a rise in cases in parts of the country, free and accessible tests will help slow the spread of the virus,” the White House said in a statement. The tests are available at The Biden administration previously committed to making 1 billion at-home tests available to American households at no charge and has so far distributed 350 million tests.
  • Bird flu makes jump to mammals: three baby foxes die in Michigan

    05/15/2022 2:32:04 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 30 replies ^ | 5/12/2022 | Angela Mulka
    Three red fox kits died from highly pathogenic avian influenza in Michigan, which is the state's first confirmation of the virus in wild mammals. The fox kits, collected between April 1 and April 14, came from three separate dens in Lapeer, Macomb and St. Clair counties.The DNR received a report from a wildlife rehabilitator in southeastern Michigan about the fox kits exhibiting neurologic signs of avian influenza before death, according to the release. The kits were observed circling, tremoring and seizing. Two of the three died within hours of intake, while one appeared to respond to supportive therapy but then...
  • Two more people have been diagnosed with monkeypox in UK..

    05/15/2022 11:23:02 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 22 replies ^ | 5/15/2022 | Katie Weston
    Infectious Disease ping - UK - Two additional cases of viral “Monkeypox”, risk remains low to the general public Photos of the infection and explanation of the disease are available at the news website. " Monkeypox is a rare viral infection which kills up to one in ten of those infected but does not spread easily between people.(Emphasis mine) Initial symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion. In 2003, the disease was detected in the US when an outbreak occurred following the importation of rodents from Africa."
  • Antibiotic resistance crisis in post-pandemic world

    05/14/2022 1:49:37 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Friday, May 13, 2022 | Dr. Sujata Sharma
    Antimicrobial resistance stewardship programs have to be prioritized, keeping the demands of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic in context On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a pandemic. Two years later, the shadow of the Covid pandemic is still looming over us. While the world is making valiant attempts to move into the post-pandemic phase, the situation is akin to “one step forward, two-step backward”, as new variants of this virus are still emerging. Covid-19 has taken center stage in every facet of life. Policymakers and medical personnel are still...
  • Just 18% of parents willing to vaccinate their kids under 5 right away, poll shows

    05/04/2022 8:34:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | May 4, 2022 | ByArielle Mitropoulos
    With children under 5 now the only group not yet eligible for vaccination against COVID-19, many parents have been vocal about their frustration pertaining to the delayed authorization process and rollout. However, a new KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor survey has found that less than a fifth of parents with children under the age 5 -- 18% -- reported that they are eager to get their child vaccinated right away. More than a third of parents -- 38% -- said that they plan to wait in order to see how the vaccine works for others, while 27% of parents reported that...
  • U.S. CDC says travelers should still wear masks on airplanes

    05/03/2022 3:53:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | May 3, 2022 | By David Shepardson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday recommended travelers continue to wear masks in airplanes, trains and airports despite a judge's April 18 order declaring the 14-month-old transportation mask mandate unlawful. The CDC said it based its recommendation on current COVID-19 conditions and spread as well as the protective value of masks. The Justice Department last month filed notice it will appeal the ruling and it has until May 31 to do so. But the government has made no effort to seek immediate court action to reinstate the mandate. The mask mandate had been...
  • Denmark to destroy excess soon-to-expire COVID-19 vaccines

    05/02/2022 7:33:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish health officials said Monday that 1.1 million excess COVID-19 vaccines will be discarded in the coming weeks because their expiration date is near, and efforts to donate them to developing countries have failed. Statens Serum Institut, a government agency that maps the spread of COVID-19 in Denmark, said the epidemic in the Scandinavian country “is currently under control, and the vaccine coverage in the Danish population is high.” Around 81% of Denmark’s population of 5.8 million has received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, while nearly 62% have received a booster shot. The agency said...
  • Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids [Repost]

    04/28/2022 7:27:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2022 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Moderna on Thursday asked U.S. regulators to authorize low doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than 6, a long-awaited move toward potentially opening shots for millions of tots by summer. Frustrated families are waiting impatiently for a chance to protect the nation’s littlest kids as all around them people shed masks and other public health precautions -- even though highly contagious coronavirus mutants continue to spread. Moderna submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration that it hopes will prove two low-dose shots can protect babies, toddlers and preschoolers -- albeit not as effectively during the omicron surge...
  • Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

    04/28/2022 6:52:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    The Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2022 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Joe Biden takes lunch seriously. As vice president, his weekly lunch with Obama wasn’t just a meal. It was a meeting when things really got done, a moment set aside on the White House calendar for the two men to break bread and build out an agenda. The weekly meal was so important to Biden that he carried over the tradition to his own presidency. "I made the same deal with her that Barack and I made," he said of his newly minted vice president just weeks after his inauguration. That meant drop-in privileges at the Oval Office and carte...
  • United States is 'out of the pandemic phase,' Fauci says

    04/27/2022 7:59:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Washington Post via Yahoo ^ | April 27, 2022 | By Bryan Pietsch
    The United States is finally "out of the pandemic phase," the country's top infectious disease expert said, as cases and hospitalizations are notably down and mask mandates are all but extinct. “We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase," Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, said Tuesday. Fauci said the United States was no longer seeing "tens and tens and tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. We are at a low level right now." The coronavirus will not be eradicated, Fauci said, but can be handled if its level of...
  • Biden official says court plays 'important role' days after Fauci questions their involvement

    04/24/2022 1:15:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 24, 2022 | By Peter Aitken
    The White House has contradicted Dr. Anthony Fauci on mask mandate decisions, saying that the judiciary plays an "important role" and simply made an "incorrect decision." Fauci said Thrusday he was "surprised and disappointed" with the court decision and stressed that such decisions should fall to CDC authority. "We are concerned about that, about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally public health decisions," he said. "This is a CDC issue. It should not have been a court issue." He also told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that it’s a "bad precedent when decisions about public health issues are made...
  • Shanghai fences up COVID-hit areas, fuelling fresh outcry

    04/24/2022 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2022 | By Brenda Goh and Jacqueline Wong
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai authorities battling an outbreak of COVID-19 have erected fences outside residential buildings, sparking fresh public outcry over a lockdown that has forced much of the city's 25 million people indoors. In Shanghai, images of workers in white hazmat suits sealing entrances of housing blocks and closing off entire streets with green fencing - roughly two metres tall - went viral on social media, prompting questions and complaints from residents. "This is so disrespectful of the rights of the people inside, using metal barriers to enclose them like domestic animals," said one user on social media platform...
  • Afraid to fly with unmasked passengers? Call your airline

    04/22/2022 4:13:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2022 | By DAVID KOENIG
    DALLAS (AP) — Airlines say they are offering options — including refunds in some cases — for people worried about flying now that other passengers aren’t required to wear face masks. However, the airlines aren’t providing many details. Customers could find themselves at the mercy of workers at airline customer-service centers. Many people who will be flying in the next few weeks bought their tickets before a federal judge in Florida on Monday struck down the requirement to wear a mask in airports and during flights. That requirement, designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, was due to expire anyway...
  • The U.S. Appealed to Reinstate Masks. But Is It Seeking to Win?

    04/22/2022 12:55:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | April 22, 2022 | By Charlie Savage and Sharon LaFraniere
    WASHINGTON — Does the Biden administration really want and intend to fight for a higher court reversal of the ruling this week striking down its mask mandate on airplanes, trains and other public transportation — as its high-profile appeal of the case seemed to suggest? Legal specialists raised another possibility Thursday: The administration may instead be buying time and thinking about trying to erase the ruling — a move that would allow it to protect the powers of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to respond to a future crisis — but without reviving a mask mandate. The tell,...
  • Majority of Americans want masks for travelers: AP-NORC poll

    04/20/2022 12:06:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2022 | By DAVE KOLPACK
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A majority of Americans continue to support a mask requirement for people traveling on airplanes and other shared transportation, a new poll finds. A ruling by a federal judge has put the government’s transportation mask mandate on hold. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that despite opposition to that requirement that included verbal abuse and physical violence against flight attendants, 56% of Americans favor requiring people on planes, trains and public transportation to wear masks, compared with 24% opposed and 20% who say they’re neither in favor nor opposed. Interviews...
  • Analysis-Demand for Pfizer's COVID pills lags around the world

    04/19/2022 6:04:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | April 19, 2022 | By Michael Erman
    (Reuters) - Worldwide demand for Pfizer Inc's oral COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid has been unexpectedly light due to complicated eligibility requirements, reduced testing, and potential for drug interactions, a Reuters review of data and interviews with experts has found. Demand also has been hampered by the perception that Omicron infections are not that severe. Paxlovid was expected to be a major tool in the fight against COVID after it reduced hospitalizations or deaths in high-risk patients by around 90% in a clinical trial. But even amid a recent rise in infections, Paxlovid supply far outstripped demand in the United States,...
  • Moderna announces step toward updating COVID shots for fall

    04/19/2022 5:53:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 19, 2022 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Moderna hopes to offer updated COVID-19 boosters in the fall that combine its original vaccine with protection against the omicron variant. On Tuesday, it reported a preliminary hint that such an approach might work. Today’s COVID-19 vaccines all are based on the original version of the coronavirus. But the virus continues to mutate, with the super-contagious omicron variant — and its siblings — the latest threat. Before omicron came along, Moderna was studying a combination shot that added protection against an earlier variant named beta. Tuesday, the company said people given that beta-original vaccine combination produced more antibodies capable of...
  • J&J suspends COVID-19 vaccine sales forecast

    04/19/2022 5:50:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 19, 2022 | By TOM MURPHY
    Johnson & Johnson is suspending sales forecasts for its COVID-19 vaccine only a few months after saying the shot could bring in as much as $3.5 billion this year. The health care giant said Tuesday that a global supply surplus and demand uncertainty prompted the move, which will not affect the company’s operational earnings per share guidance. J&J’s one-shot vaccine brought in $457 million in global sales during the first quarter, with most of that coming from outside the United States. The vaccine brought in only $75 million in sales in the U.S., or about 25% less than what it...
  • Donald Trump Best Moment, Destroys Covid

    04/18/2022 9:44:32 AM PDT · by DanRed · 17 replies
    Rumble ^ | 18 April, 2022 | WeeklyFront