August 22, 2022 3-5PM ET
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Dr. Anthony Fauci to step down in December Dr. Anthony Fauci announced Monday that he will step down from his post as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and as the President Biden’s chief medical adviser in December to “pursue the next chapter” of his career, stressing that he is “not retiring.” “I am announcing today that I will be stepping down from the positions of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, as well as the position of Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden,” Fauci said in a statement Monday. “I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career.” “It has been the honor of a lifetime to have led the NIAID, an extraordinary institution, for so many years and through so many scientific and public health challenges,” Fauci said. “I am very proud of our many accomplishments.” Fauci has served as NIAID director for the past 38 years, and has served under seven presidents, beginning with President Ronald Reagan “on newly emerging and re-emerging infectious disease threats including HIV/AIDS, West Nile virus, the anthrax attacks, pandemic influenza, various bird influenza threats, Ebola and Zika, among others, and, of course, most recently the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Declining Standards of FDA Drug Approvals The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a legal obligation to protect the public and ensure that the benefits of medicines outweigh the harms before being marketed to people. But the agency’s increasing reliance on pharmaceutical industry money has seen the FDA’s evidentiary standards for drug approvals significantly decline. The need for speed Since the enactment of the 1992 Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), the FDA’s operations are kept afloat largely by industry fees which have increased over 30-fold from around $29m in 1993 to $884m in 2016. Industry fees were meant to speed up drug approvals – and they did. In 1988, only 4% of new drugs introduced onto the global market were approved first by the FDA, but that rose to 66% by 1998 after its funding structure changed. Now, there are four pathways within the FDA which are designed to speed up drug approvals: Fast Track, Priority Review, Accelerated Approval, and Breakthrough Therapy designation. As a result, the majority (68%) of all new drugs are approved by the FDA via these expedited pathways. While it has improved the availability of transformative drugs to patients who benefit from early access, the lower evidentiary standards for faster approvals have undoubtedly led to harm.
College mental health crisis: Depression cases skyrocket by 135 percent College is supposed to be the best time in many students’ lives. From making lifelong friends to creating new experiences, college is the time to explore and find yourself before going out into the “real world.” However, researchers from Boston University reveal that the mental health of college students is getting worse. Their study found that rates of anxiety and depression have skyrocketed over the last eight years. “College is a key developmental time; the age of onset for lifetime mental health problems also directly coincides with traditional college years — 75 percent of lifetime mental health problems will onset by age 24,” says study co-author Sarah Lipson, an assistant professor of health law, policy, and management at the Boston University School of Public Health, in a university release. The study is the first long-term, multicampus examination of its kind that analyzes the differences in treatment and prevalence of mental health issues across race and ethnicity. Researchers examined survey data collected by the Healthy Minds Network between 2013 and 2021 from 350,000 students at over 300 campuses. They measured mental health symptoms, levels of flourishing, and whether a student received treatment during their time at college.
Questions of The Day
I saw your webinar last night and praying you might be able to help us with the truth.
My husband has gerd. What would you suggest he take?
He has also suffered neuropathy (no diabetes) for over 20 years. It is very severe now and no one has been able to relieve the pain. What would you suggest. It’s the toe next to his big toe on his right foot and the baby toe on the left foot, but not constant – it comes and goes. His main relief is when he’s moving around. As soon as he sits or goes to bed, pain kicks in so he does not get good sleep.
I, unfortunately took the shingles shot and booster just before I saw the light. I ended up with a severe case of shingles in Dec. That turned into a horrific case of neuralgia in January and I have suffered ever since. Once again doctors can’t help with the terrible pain. What would you suggest?
Thank you so much for all that you do to help people with the truth. God Bless you!
What are your thoughts about taking Diatomaceous Earth (food grade)?
Nodule on thyroid:
– how to get rid of nodule?
– safe to leave nodule alone?
– causes of developing nodule?
I was wondering if you have any internships, and how can one get started in becoming a naturopath while needing an income to pay the bills?
Los Angeles county health department offering free COVID-19 testing for pets The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is offering free COVID-19 testing for pets who may have been exposed to the virus. Los Angeles health officials announced the initiative on Aug. 20, stating that it has recently received funding to conduct the free COVIS-19 testing on pets. “Your pet may be eligible for free SARS-CoV-2 testing if they were exposed to a human or animal with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19,” the health department tweeted. Funding comes from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to its website, which states that it will “support surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in animals in Los Angeles County.” The department says that it plans to offer free testing to animal care facilities and centers throughout Los Angeles County, and states that animals including “deer, bats, raccoons…dogs, cats, hamsters, pocket pets…seals,” will be tested.
Special Guest Dr. Grayson Dart
Dr. Dart has a B.S. from the University of Utah in Exercise Physiology and completed medical training in Family Medicine at Kingman Regional Medical Center after graduating from medical school at Midwestern University.
He decided to go to medical school after years in athletics, including division one sports, with the hopes of learning the healing arts to improve performance. During his training he found that modern medical practices did not improve people’s health and are often times harmful. He decided to discover practices that truly heal. What followed was his own healing experience and a deeper understanding how others can do the same.
Grayson Dart is a Family Medicine doctor who left the mainstream medical system to seek the truth about our biology and the natural healing force of our bodies. He was mentored by both Tom Cowan M.D. and Andrew Kaufman M.D. in Holistic Biology and Natural Healing. Dr. Dart is fulfilling his calling as a healer to help people become well so they can live better lives.
Dr. Is joining forces with Andrew Kaufman M.D., and together they are building the True Medicine Academy where people can make appointments and have consultations. People who need help with their health issues can have the guidance of these two experts in the healing arts and learn how to become their own Health Authority.
Digital ID in Canada. Is the US Next? The World Economic Forum (WEF) is actively promoting digital IDs. The Known Traveler Digital Identity (KTDI) is a WEF initiative that, according to its website, “brings together a global consortium of individuals, governments, authorities and the travel industry to enhance security in world travel.” As you can probably tell by the name of the initiative, digital IDs are a core component of the WEF’s desire to “enhance security.” Canada is KTDI’s most prominent member. Now, Canada, supposedly a country interested in advancing human rights, wants to introduce a federal “Digital Identity Program.” According to a recent report released by the Canadian government, those in charge want “to make it easier for Canadians to interact with the Government of Canada.” For this to occur, though, “modern, integrated systems and an unwavering focus on the needs and experience of citizens” are required. In plain human language: this will require the introduction of digital IDs. The elites in Davos, one imagines, are excited by the developments in Canada. Last year, in a rather revealing white paper, the WEF outlined the many ways in which digital IDs will turbocharge our digital future. The authors cite China’s use of digital IDs and biometric technologies; these, they insist, have “transformed consumer habits and delivered tangible benefits” to Chinese citizens. The fact that the WEF is using China as a shining example of why digital IDs work should worry anyone who cherishes the idea of freedom. Should American citizens be concerned if Canada—the United States’ neighbor—is prepared to roll out digital IDs? The answer is yes. If it can happen in one of the most developed countries in the world, it can happen in the United States. In fact, some Democrats are actively pushing for digital IDs.
UN Recruited Over 100,000 “Digital First Responders” to Push Establishment COVID Narrative At the height of the pandemic, the United Nations recruited over 100,000 “digital first responders” to push the establishment narrative on COVID via social media. The revelation actually slipped out in October 2020 during a World Economic Forum podcast called ‘Seeking a cure for the infodemic’, although it is only going viral on Twitter today. In the podcast, Melissa Fleming, head of global communications for the United Nations, explains how the COVID pandemic and lockdowns created a “communications crisis” in addition to a public health emergency. Fleming acknowledged that in order to fight so-called “misinformation” about the pandemic, the UN tapped up 110,000 people to amplify their messaging across social media. “So far, we’ve recruited 110,000 information volunteers, and we equip these information volunteers with the kind of knowledge about how misinformation spreads and ask them to serve as kind of ‘digital first-responders’ in those spaces where misinformation travels,” Fleming stated. That was nearly 2 years ago. It is not known how many ‘digital first responders’ have been recruited up to this point.
California to refer to virus as mpox, no longer monkeypox California health officials Friday confirmed they are avoiding using the term “monkeypox” and will now refer to it as “mpox” or “MPX.” California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Tomás Aragón did not give a specific reason for the change in a teleconference with reporters on Friday. The change comes as the World Health Organization has called for a new term for the virus to make it less stigmatizing and discriminatory. The latest statewide data provided by the state’s health department reported California has recorded 2,660 cases of the virus, with 62 known hospitalizations and no known deaths. California has received 109,471 doses of the vaccines and has distributed 66,000 across the state. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved splitting vials into more doses to boost supply. The splitting of the vaccine through intradermal administration means one vial can be split five times and it will give the same reaction, Aragón said on Friday. Last week, Aragón said in a statement, “with this emergency use authorization, we will be able to expand vaccine access in California, and we commend the FDA for taking this step, which will help better align supplies with demand.” ,The department said in a statement Saturday morning that the state received a total of 14,500 vials or about 72,500 doses from the federal government this week. More than half of those doses will be going to Los Angeles, the department said.