June 14, 2023 3-5PM ET
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Grassroots Pressure Pays Off Again, as All Vaccine-Related Legislation in New York Fails to Become Law New York lawmakers on June 10 ended the 2023 legislative session in Albany without passing any of the four pending vaccine-related bills. This is the fourth consecutive year that grassroots efforts, including those undertaken by Children’s Health Defense (CHD), have prevented any new vaccine-related legislation from becoming codified into New York state law. The four bills pending before the legislature that did not move forward included legislation that would have allowed:
- S762A: Minors to be vaccinated without parental knowledge or consent.
- S1946: Tracking of medical exemptions.
- S1531: Mandatory tracking of all adult vaccinations.
- S7356: Dentists to administer COVID-19 and flu shots.
Additionally, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz permanently revoked two of his bills related to COVID-19 vaccination — one that would have required COVID-19 shots for children in grades K-12 to attend school, and one that would have required college students to get the COVID-19 vaccine. These will not come back during the next legislative session, which is slated to begin in January 2024. Nearly a dozen more bills related to vaccine mandates never moved an inch during the entire session. The New York Assembly said it will hold a 2-day session before the end of June. However, the only legislation that would have any chance of getting passed during a summer session is S7356, the bill to allow dentists to administer COVID-19 AND flu shots.
Special Guest Ginger Taylor
Ginger Taylor is a new media writer, author, speaker and activist. She blogs on the politics of autism, health, vaccination, informed consent and both corporate and government corruption. She is a former Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in adolescent and family therapy and hold a Masters degree in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She currently carries a caseload of one… her son Chandler who regressed into autism following his 18 month vaccinations. In 2009 she served on the steering committee of the first Maine CDC Autism Conference to educate medical professionals on the current state of research and treatment of autism. She is the founder of Greater Brunswick Special Families a support organization for families supporting loved ones with developmental disabilities in Mid-Coast Maine.Ginger Taylor is a new media writer, author, speaker and activist. She blogs on the politics of autism, health, vaccination, informed consent and both corporate and government corruption. She is a former Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in adolescent and family therapy and hold a Masters degree in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She currently carries a caseload of one… her son Chandler who regressed into autism following his 18 month vaccinations. In 2009 she served on the steering committee of the first Maine CDC Autism Conference to educate medical professionals on the current state of research and treatment of autism. She is the founder of Greater Brunswick Special Families a support organization for families supporting loved ones with developmental disabilities in Mid-Coast Maine.
White House corrects mask guidelines for unvaccinated guests at NCAA event The White House has struck its masking and social distancing mandate for unvaccinated guests who planned to attend President Joe Biden’s event honoring National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) champion teams. In a Saturday email, the White House Office of Legislative Affairs revised its COVID-19 guidelines for guests attending the NCAA event that was scheduled for Monday. Biden canceled his appearance at the event due to ongoing soreness from the first part of a root canal procedure he had Sunday, so Vice President Kamala Harris stepped in. The initial guidelines sent around last week said fully “vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask on the White House grounds” and that guests “who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at all times and maintain at least 6 feet distance from others while on the White House grounds.” In a Saturday email, the White House Office of Legislative Affairs revised its COVID-19 guidelines for guests attending the NCAA event on Monday. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) “We inadvertently sent out outdated masking guidance for events at the White House,” the Saturday email carrying the latest masking guidance reads. “Please see below for the most up to date guidance.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Bill to Require Parents ‘Affirm’ Trans Children The California Senate Judiciary Committee just heard and passed Assembly Bill 957 by Assemblywoman Lori Wilson (D-Suisun City), in which a parent could lose custody for not “affirming” or agreeing to a child’s claims about gender identity. The bill, co-authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would require judges adjudicating such disputes over transgender-identifying children to favor the parent who “affirms” the child’s preferred identity in custody cases. Hundreds of parents attended the hearing to oppose the bill, but none of that mattered to the Democrats who voted to pass the bill. Assemblywoman Wilson said her bill, acknowledging “TGI” kids (transgender, gender diverse, intersex), was needed to address “parents antagonistic to their child’s gender identity.” Several statistics about trans children and suicide were used in the arguments supportive of AB 957, including 1-in-5 trans/binary youth attempted suicide last year, and fewer than 1-in-3 trans kids have gender affirming homes. There was no supporting documentation to these claims. So naturally, California wants to mandate “gender affirming” support. Witnesses in support of AB 957 said “gender affirming” is nothing more than allowing the child to wear the opposite sex clothing and use the opposite sex name they identify with. Except that the bill will allow the courts to be able to accept reports of gender “abuse” of a child from “progressive activist organizations.”
The scientist whose work made Ozempic possible says the drug could make life ‘so miserably boring’ that people won’t stay on it for more than 1-2 years Semaglutide, and its brand-name forms Ozempic and Wegovy, are being hailed as miracle drugs for type 2 diabetes and weight loss. The drugs, a new class of medications that mimic a hunger-regulating hormone called GLP-1, have exploded in popularity since people realized that they can make you feel full for longer by regulating hunger signals in the brain. That’s not all — evidence is mounting that these drugs could also be game changers for addiction, heart health, depression, and even cancer. So, what’s the catch? Well, they come with a host of side effects for some patients that range from uncontrollable diarrhea to being downright disgusted by food. And a scientist who helped create the drugs told science magazine Wired that these side effects might make it hard for patients to continue taking the drugs for more than a couple of years, which could lead to regaining weight. Semaglutide might make life “miserably boring” Many people get pleasure from eating — not just the taste of food, but also the social aspect of interacting with family and friends around the dinner table. When food cravings go away because of semaglutide, life can get much less enjoyable, one scientist said. Jens Juul Holst, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, has been involved with researching GLP-1 drugs since the 1970s. In an interview with Wired, Holst said that there’s a “price to be paid” when taking semaglutide.
Light to Moderate Drinking May Help Relieve Stress, Help Your Heart Light to moderate alcohol consumption may lower the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke by reducing activity in parts of the brain that respond to stress, new research claims. But researchers caution that alcohol also carries health risks. “We are not advocating the use of alcohol to reduce the risk of heart attacks or strokes, because of other concerning effects of alcohol on health,” study author Dr. Ahmed Tawakol, a cardiologist and co-director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said in a news release. Instead, researchers wanted to understand how light to moderate alcohol consumption (one to two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women) reduces cardiovascular disease, as seen in other researchTrusted Source. “If we could find the mechanism, the goal would be to find other approaches that could replicate or induce alcohol’s protective cardiac effects without the adverse impacts of alcohol,” said Tawakol. In this observational study, researchers examined data on more than 50,000 people enrolled in the Mass General Brigham Biobank.
Drinking heavily may speed up the development of Alzheimer’s disease Consuming alcohol only in moderation is good advice for anyone, but new research suggests those with a genetic predisposition toward dementia should be especially hesitant to hit the bottle. Scientists at Scripps Research and the University of Bologna report alcohol use disorder (AUD) quickens the progression of Alzheimer’s disease among those with a genetic susceptibility to the memory-robbing disease. More specifically, the research team discovered that repeated alcohol intoxication has a connection to changes in gene expression indicative of disease progression within the brains of mice that are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s. In other words, when those rodents were drunk on a regular basis, they displayed signs of failing brain health roughly two months sooner than they normally would. “Adding ethanol to an Alzheimer’s genetic background pushes Alzheimer’s forward by a few months or a few years,” says co-lead author Federico Manuel Giorgi, PhD, a professor of Computational Genomics at the University of Bologna, in a media release.
People who preserve ‘immune resilience’ live longer and resist infections, study Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, working with collaborators in five countries, have revealed that the capacity to resist or recover from infections and other sources of inflammatory stress—called “immune resilience”—differs widely among individuals. The researchers developed a unique set of metrics to quantify the level of immune resilience. This will aid in decisions for health care and help researchers understand differences in life span and health outcomes in persons of similar ages. These findings were published in Nature Communications. Although age plays an important role in the body’s response to infectious and other inflammatory stressors, some persons preserve and/or restore optimal immune resilience regardless of age, noted first and senior author Sunil K. Ahuja, MD, professor at UT Health Science Center San Antonio with a specialty in infectious diseases. He is director of the Veterans Administration (VA) Center for Personalized Medicine, a national center within the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. “Immune resilience is the capacity to maintain good immune function, called immunocompetence, and minimize inflammation while experiencing inflammatory stressors,” said Weijing He, MD, co-author and senior research scientist at the VA Center for Personalized Medicine and Foundation for Advancing Veterans’ Health Research. “We found that during aging and when experiencing inflammatory stress, some persons resist degradation of immune resilience.”