October 12th, 2022 3-5PM ET
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FDA clears updated COVID boosters for kids as young as 5 The U.S. on Wednesday authorized updated COVID-19 boosters for children as young as 5, seeking to expand protection ahead of an expected winter wave. Tweaked boosters rolled out for Americans 12 and older last month, doses modified to target today’s most common and contagious omicron relative. While there wasn’t a big rush, federal health officials are urging that people seek the extra protection ahead of holiday gatherings. Now the Food and Drug Administration has given a green light for elementary school-age kids to get the updated booster doses, too — one made by Pfizer for 5- to 11-year-olds, and a version from rival Moderna for those as young as 6. There’s one more step before parents can bring their kids in for the new shot: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends how vaccines are used, must sign off. Americans may be tired of repeated calls to get boosted against COVID-19 but experts say the updated shots have an advantage: They contain half the recipe that targeted the original coronavirus strain and half protection against the dominant BA.4 and BA.5 omicron versions.
Anxiety screening for kids should begin at age 8, experts say An panel of experts on Tuesday separately issued two recommendations that target anxiety and depression in children and adolescents. One suggests screening for anxiety in youth ages 8 to 18, and the other urges screening for major depressive disorder in adolescents ages 12 to 18. The task force statements on anxiety and depression screenings for adolescents were published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. The experts, comprising the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, said primary-care screening can help identify anxiety and depression in older children and teens who are not showing signs or symptoms of these conditions. But the panel stopped short of recommending such screenings in younger children, saying the current evidence is insufficient to support that and called for further research. The group also found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening for suicide risk in children and adolescents. It came to a similar conclusion in 2014.
Special Guest Tessa Lena
Tessa Lena, a.k.a. Tessa Fights Robots, is a Russian-born artist and writer living in New York. She has been writing and making art about Big Tech and transhumanism since 2014—so when 2020 happened, she became vocal right away. Her 2020 essay “The Great Reset for Dummies” made her a lot of new friends in the freedom community, which has been a blessing. Over the course of her life, Tessa has done classical piano, linguistics, IT, Tibetan Studies, and has also worked with Indian Country Today, a Native American publication. Being exposed to different cultures and different ways of thinking greatly contributed to her perspective on the world. Currently Tessa writes about philosophy and the wretched Great Reset on Substack, going by the name of Tessa Fights Robots. Tessa’s work is about being human in the world of technology, big data, and machine-like people. She believes that the only thing that can get us out of this mess is love.
The Great Reset for Dummies What is “the Great Reset”? The Great Reset is a massively funded, desperately ambitious, internationally coordinated project led by some of the biggest multinational corporations and financial players on the planet and carried out by cooperating state bodies and NGOs. Its soul is a combination of early 20th century science fiction, idyllic Soviet posters, the obsessiveness of a deranged accountant with a gambling addiction—and an upgraded, digital version of “Manifest Destiny.” The mathematical reason for the Great Reset is that thanks to technology, the planet has gotten small, and the infinite expansion economic model is bust—but obviously, the super wealthy want to continue staying super wealthy, and so they need a miracle, another bubble, plus a surgically precise system for managing what they perceive as “their limited resources.” Thus, they desperately want a bubble providing new growth out of thin air—literally—while simultaneously they seek to tighten the peasants’ belts, an effort that starts with “behavioral modification,” a.k.a. resetting the western peasants’ sense of entitlement to high life standards and liberties (see awful “privilege”).
Anatomy of Forgiveness This story is one of those really important stories that I meant to write forever but could not find the right words. To be completely honest, I am still looking for the words but I am going to start typing and see what comes out … Will probably be imperfect but so be it. “Forgive” is a funny word because it has as many meanings as there are people using it. So I will write what I know, and leave it raw. I think forgiveness, in the truest sense of it, is one of the most beautiful things that happens to us in the course of our lives. As human beings, we get some of our best education from making messes—but as we make them, we can potentially create ugly things and pain, and then it’s on us to put in the work of the heart and heal, heal the bleeding wounds, and hash out the conflict, and forgive each other, and move forward in a positive way. I think this is the way people are meant to be, and I doubt there is any other way to deal with being alive. Why is it relevant now? Well…… The past three years have been abusive as hell. I’m not saying that prior to 2020 the society was functioning on kumbaya, love and respect—but the past three years have been abusive as hell, on a massive scale. The predators have quadrupled down on making us afraid, divided, sick, and stuck in a perpetual scream.
Attack on Herbs and Supplements Is a Racket This story is a very important practical story because there is yet another active attack on our access to “alternative” medicines, herbs, and dietary supplements. The pharmaceutical investors and their pocket politicians are emboldened. They couldn’t be happier if the healing herbs and supplements were regulated off the market and taken away from the people. It is a continuation of the centuries-old attack on the “knowers” and the healers. It is a fat and painful reminder that this centuries-old attack was abusive and destructive the very second it started—and that it is not going to stop until we stop it. No, no, it is not about the protection of our interests because … look around! The same financial interests whose servants purport to protect us from the boogeyman of dietary supplements are poisoning our food, our air, and our water, and chasing us with syringes filed with toxic liquid! A philosophical interjection: I really don’t care if the servants of the pharmaceutical lobby are conspiratorial or sincere. I suspect that a lot of them are sincere in their disdain for alternative healing—and philosophically speaking, they are victims. But like many victims of multi-generational confusion, they are not just the abused but also the abuser—and while I certainly wish them to awaken to life in the kindest manner, I do not wish to pay for their delusions with my body. It’s as simple as this—whether they are conspiratorial or sincere, they are not qualified to tell me what I can or cannot put in my body. It’s my body!! Let me repeat this obvious thing again. It’s my body, not theirs, and they are not invited to interfere!!!!!
Question of The Day!
Robert & Super Don
Looking for idea’s on what may assist me on a strange situation where my Red blood cells test somewhat low and when you look at them under microscope they are grouped/clustered together, not as they should be for ideal conditions I need right now. Besides taking, Cardio Miracle, all the recommended essential minerals that you use at ample levels my Natural Path also has me on Neprinol AFD Enzymes, Homeopathic Pleo Sanuvis drops, Homeopathic Mucokehl D5 drops. All my other blood markers are excellent except my PSA marker which has come down from 111 to 14 in last 5 months since I started a non toxic treatment program and therapies for cancer. Sometime in late 2020-early 2021 after 11 years of clearing up prostate cancer in 2010 cancer it has come back with a viscous speed and has spread to other area’s of my bones, I have not taken the jab but realize possibly that I may have contacted some of the items that cause problems from shedding of others or maybe as well when we had Covid in 2020. What other items may be helpful in getting the RB cells not sticking together and become healthy and vibrant. Thank You
Weber Shandwick Provides PR for Moderna and Pfizer, While Staffing the CDC’s Vaccine Office Early last month, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed recommendations by the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. “This recommendation followed a comprehensive scientific evaluation and robust scientific discussion,” Dr. Walensky said in a statement. “If you are eligible, there is no bad time to get your COVID-19 booster and I strongly encourage you to receive it.” The American Medical Association welcomed the ACIP recommendation, while Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, splashed cold water on the decision. “The CDC risks eroding the public’s trust by overselling the new shot,” he warned in the Wall Street Journal. The pharma industry—at least part of it—was likely less conflicted about the CDC’s decision, as the boardrooms of both Pfizer and Moderna have witnessed unprecedented sales and eye watering profits since introducing their COVID-19 vaccines. The companies’ success before the CDC also signals a win for the PR firm Weber Shandwick, which has long represented Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies and began providing public relations support to Moderna sometime in 2020.
Covid Fraud: A Staggering $600 Billion COVID fraud is at this point a redundant phrase. Congress appropriated more than $5 trillion for COVID relief but almost $600 billion may have been lost to fraud — an astounding 12%. Washington’s pandemic pratfalls are the greatest federal boondoggle of this century. Prosecutors are having a turkey shoot nailing COVID crooks: More than 1,500 have been indicted and almost 500 have been convicted. On September 14, the Justice Department announced the creation of three COVID-19 fraud strike force teams. When President Biden recently signed a law to extend the time to prosecute COVID fraud, he declared, “My message to those cheats out there is this: You can’t hide. We’re going to find you.” But the sheer amount of fraud makes it unlikely that the vast majority of thieves will be charged. Policymakers acted as if waiving standard federal fraud protections would somehow thwart the COVID virus. On September 22, the Labor Department inspector general estimated that COVID-19 unemployment fraud amounted to $45 billion and could exceed $163 billion. “Overseas organized crime groups flooded state unemployment systems with bogus online claims, overwhelming antiquated computer software benefits in blunt-force attacks that siphoned out millions of dollars,” NBC News reported. Prison inmates, drug gangs, and Nigerian racketeers easily plundered the program. One swindler collected unemployment benefits from 29 different states. In the first year of the pandemic, Maryland detected more than 1.3 million fraudulent unemployment claims — equal to 20% of the state’s population
How to Prepare for the Coming Water Wars Historic droughts and threats of water shortages are occurring around the world, as media reports highlight rivers — such as the Loire, Po and Danube in Europe — reaching historic lows. In China, a double threat of heat and lack of rainfall has led portions of the Yangtze River basin to go dry, affecting not only crops but also the drinking water supplies of people and livestock. In the U.S., the Colorado River is at “critical levels,” leading officials from the U.S. Interior Department to state that water use in the basin must be reduced “in order to avoid catastrophic collapse of the Colorado River System and a future of uncertainty and conflict.” Toward that end, Washington officials have now stepped in, announcing that certain water supplies to U.S. states and Mexico would be cut. Much of the crisis is blamed on human activities, but as James Corbett covers in “The Corbett Report,” they may not be the activities you’re thinking of, like driving cars but, rather, activities that are much more nefarious, like the intentional creation of a water crisis in order to gain totalitarian control.
No escape: 1 in 6 adults feel stressed the moment they wake up The majority of us wake up feeling stressed and take an average of 33 minutes before finally “feeling human,” according to a new survey. Respondents agree that brushing their teeth, eating breakfast and downing a cup of coffee are an absolute “must do” within the first 60 minutes. Having a hot shower, catching up on the news and making the bed are also other actions done first thing in the morning to get ready for the day. For many however, there is no escaping waking up on the wrong side of the bed. The study of 2,000 British adults, conducted by OnePoll, finds one in six feel stressed the moment they wake up. This isn’t always helped by the alarm, as of the 66 percent who set a timer to wake up to, 51 percent deliberately use an “aggressively loud” tone to start the day. And 66 percent admit they are so tired in the morning, they sleep straight through it at least twice a week! “The average alarm in the UK is set for 7:10 a.m. each morning (on a workday) — that’s an early start, so why make it harder than it needs to be,” says James Hemmings, general manager for plant-based food energy brand CLIF BAR, which commissioned the study. “We know from our research that waking up the right way can have a huge impact on your day ahead, which is why we commissioned the British Academy of Sound Therapy and [rapper] Dialect to help us create the best alarm sound yet.”
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