Pandemic Paradox, WI School rules, Glyphosate labeling, Bayer settles, Health officials quit, John Hewlett, Cardio Miracle, Metabolic syndrome, CBD for arthritis and MORE!

June 23rd, 2020 3-5PM ET

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The early pandemic paradox: Fewer deaths in the first 4 months of 2020 compared to the previous 5 years An analysis of national weekly mortality rates between December 2019—March 2020, compared to the same period for the previous five years, by researchers at WMG and WMS, University of Warwick, has shown that there have been fewer deaths registered this year during the lead up to the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers have called this the SARS-CoV-2 Paradox—which could be due to early social distancing measures.Researchers from the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG and Warwick Medical School, at the University of Warwick, have analysed the mortality statistics in the United Kingdom during the initial phases of the severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic to understand the impact of the pandemic on national mortality figures.They did this by carrying out a retrospective review of weekly national mortality statistics in the United Kingdom over the previous 5 years, including subgroup assessment of respiratory mortality rates, from the end of November until the end of March.The analysis found that during the first months of 2020, when the early phases of the severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic was apparent in the UK, there were consistently fewer deaths each week compared with the previous five years.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction releases guidelines for reopening schools in the fall The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released its guidelines for reopening schools this fall.The DPI published Education Forward, an 83-page document that details plans for a safe return to school.The DPI said it expects schools to reopen in the fall, but expect it to look very different amid the pandemic.Several scheduling scenarios were presented in the DPI’s plan, including variations of four-day weeks, two-day rotations and continued virtual learning for secondary students.Below are scheduling scenarios released by DPI:Four-day week: Each student level (elementary, middle, and high school) reports to school, outdoor learning spaces, or community-based organizations four full days a week, Schools are closed on the fifth day to allow for deep-cleaning.Students are provided with virtual learning materials—digital, analog, or a combination of the two formats—to support learning on those days when they do not report to school for in-person learning.All English learners, special education, gifted and talented, and resource teachers work with small groups of students to reduce the student-teacher ratios to 10/1 or fewer in each learning environment.Learning in outdoor spaces or partnerships with community-based organizations may be needed to keep student-teacher ratios to 10/1 or fewer.One day per week is used for teacher planning and professional learning. On this day, students do not report to school but virtual learning continues.

 Judge: California can’t require cancer label for weed killer California can’t require a cancer warning label on Roundup, the world’s most widely used weed-killer, a federal judge ruled Monday.U.S. District Judge William Shubb issued a permanent injunction against the labeling, saying the state couldn’t meet a legal standard for such a requirement, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.California requires warning labels on cancer-causing products under the state’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, approved by voters in 1986.The state wanted to label products containing glyphosate — the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup — because of a 2015 finding by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization, that glyphosate was a probable cause of cancer in humans.But Monsanto sued and in 2018 Shubb temporarily blocked the warning label. In issuing Monday’s permanent injunction, the judge said the state can only require a private company to change its label if the statement is “purely factual and non-controversial.”Shubb said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and similar agencies in Europe haven’t found a connection between the chemical and cancer.“The great weight of evidence indicates that glyphosate is not known to cause cancer,” the judge said.The decision is “a very important ruling for California agriculture and for science,” Monsanto said in a statement.Last year, the Trump administration said it wouldn’t approve warning labels for products that contain glyphosate because its research showed the chemical poses no risks to public health.
Bayer Pays $10BN To Settle Thousands Of Monsanto Glyphosate Lawsuits After decades of widespread use as company scientists played down research showing a definitive link between the product and growing rates of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Monsanto parent company Bayer has agreed to pay up to $10 billion to settle claims that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, causes cancer.Citing people familiar with the matter, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported that the company has agreed to settle tens of thousands of glyphosate-related lawsuits in the US for between $8 billion to $10 billion.Of that number, $2 billion is considered a “reserve” which can be used to settle future claims.The rest will be used to settle all of the lawsuits pending in the United States from users of the controversial weed killer, the number of active lawsuits against the Roundup purveyor recently numbered more than 50k.Talks for an out of court settlement have been ongoing since last summer.Last year, scientists evaluated a batch of existing studies and determined that Monsanto’s ubiquitous weed-killer Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate increased cancer risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) by 41%, according to a research published in February 2019.

Some public health officials are resigning amid threats during the Covid-19 pandemic During a live public briefing on Facebook last month, “someone very casually suggested” the Los Angeles County’s public health director should be shot, the director said.”I didn’t immediately see the message, but my husband did, my children did, and so did my colleagues,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer said Monday in a statement.It’s just one of the many threats of violence public health workers are facing across the nation “on a regular basis” as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, Ferrer said.Whether it’s advising people to avoid large groups or encouraging people to wear face coverings in public, health officials — both at the local and federal level — have spent the last few months updating Americans on how to remain safe during the pandemic and avoid spreading the virus.There are more than 2.3 million reported Covid-19 cases throughout the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University data. There have been at least 120,402 virus-related deaths.Yet across the US, many people have taken issue with guidance from health officials — as the act of wearing a mask to protect others during a pandemic has become a political and cultural flashpoint.

Hour: John Hewlett – Cardio Miracle

The discovery of the function of nitric oxide which won the Nobel Prize in medicine gave humanity hope to conquer the deadliest disease on the planet. Scientist would soon learn nitric oxide not only regulates blood pressure and increases blood flow, but plays a vital role on the whole body system. The goal to change lives one person at a time became Cardio Miracle’s clarion call. To do this the founder, John Hewlett, embarked on a five year journey to produce the world’s finest nitric oxide supplement. Cardio Miracle’s commitment to excellence resulted in the formulation of the most effective defense against heart disease and to provide the best natural pathway to produce nitric oxide in the body. Cardio Miracle was designed to give the body an instant jolt of nitric oxide and then sustain the nitric oxide boosting effects for a 12 hour period. The highest quality ingredients were selected before this formula was put through rigorous laboratory testing to ensure efficacy, quality and sustained delivery. The end result is the most synergistic blend of mostly organic, bioavailable active ingredients.

37% of U.S. adults have dangerous metabolic syndrome, analysis finds As many as 37 percent of all American adults have metabolic syndrome, placing them at increased risk for heart disease and other health problems, according to a study published Tuesday by JAMA.In addition, nearly half of all U.S. adults aged 60 years and older have the condition, the researchers said.Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat and abnormal cholesterol — that occur together, according to the Mayo Clinic. Collectively, they increase a person’s risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.A 2015 study found that one in three American adults has metabolic syndrome.”The prevalence of metabolic syndrome has continued to increase,” study co-author Dr. Robert Wong, a gastroenterologist at Stanford University, told UPI.”Our results emphasize the importance of raising greater awareness of this public health issue, and highlight the need for patients and providers to work together to proactively and effectively screen [for] diseases associated with metabolic syndrome such as obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance and [high cholesterol],” he said. For the new research, Wong and colleagues reviewed data on more than 17,000 adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, covering a six-year period from 2011 through 2016.

Study shows blood cells need nitric oxide to deliver oxygen In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, cardiologist Jonathan Stamler, a professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, and colleagues describe how they conducted a study that shows the respiratory cycle involves three gases and not just two. The current convention describes the respiratory cycle as using blood to transport two gases – oxygen and carbon dioxide. Red blood cells pick up freshly inhaled oxygen from the lungs and carry it to cells in the tissues of the body, and bring back carbon dioxide – a waste product of metabolism – to be exhaled from the lungs. But because of what they have found, Prof. Stamler and colleagues argue that the respiratory cycle also involves a third gas – nitric oxide – that controls the release of oxygen from red blood cells into the tissues that need it. In their study they show that hemoglobin – the protein in red blood cells that picks up oxygen from the lungs – also needs to carry nitric oxide to enable blood vessels to open and supply the oxygen to tissues.

Endothelial cell infection and endotheliitis in COVID-19 Cardiovascular complications are rapidly emerging as a key threat in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in addition to respiratory disease. The mechanisms underlying the disproportionate effect of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection on patients with cardiovascular comorbidities, however, remain incompletely understood. SARS-CoV-2 infects the host using the angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor, which is expressed in several organs, including the lung, heart, kidney, and intestine. ACE2 receptors are also expressed by endothelial cells. Whether vascular derangements in COVID-19 are due to endothelial cell involvement by the virus is currently unknown. Intriguingly, SARS-CoV-2 can directly infect engineered human blood vessel organoids in vitro. Here we demonstrate endothelial cell involvement across vascular beds of different organs in a series of patients with COVID-19 (further case details are provided in the appendix).

Why children avoid the worst coronavirus complications might lie in their arteries Since the coronavirus outbreak began, scientists have been trying to work out why children are much less likely than adults to experience severe complications from the infection. Now research suggests that the answer might lie in children’s healthy blood vessels. Children make up only a small proportion of those infected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. A large survey by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, found that children aged 17 and under, who make up 22% of the US population, account for fewer than 2% of confirmed COVID-19 infections across the United States. And, of 2,572 children included in the survey, only 5.7% went to hospital and only three died. Several theories have been proposed to explain why children aren’t getting so ill. These include the possibility that they have a stronger and more effective initial immune response to the virus than adults do, and that they might have some immunity from recent exposure to similar viruses. But a growing number of researchers think that the difference between adults and children might be the condition of their blood vessels.

Comment of The Day!

Several weeks ago, you had the man who invented Cardio Miracle. I researched it, called the company, and then ordered it.
When I was 18, I had thrombophlebitis. I’m in my 60’s now, and in those days they gave you Warfarin and sent you on your way. Thank goodness! Through the years, I learned natural ways to prevent blood clots and have been 100% successful (also taking silica for years, as you recommend). But lately, I have exercised so much more than normal due to the shutdown, that I’ve felt the need to wear my compression stocking because of a feeling a tingling and numbness in my leg and three of my toes. It is a vascular condition.
I began taking the Cardio Miracle at half strength to see if it would affect anything. Within two weeks, the feeling in my leg completely went away and I no longer need to wear the compression stocking, and the numbness in my toes has gone away.
Needless to say, I am so happy and will continue to take it. Well worth the money. Thank you for introducing it.

The Ultimate Guide to CBD and Seniors With Arthritis In the United States, 23 percent of adults suffer from arthritis. Around the world, 350 million people have this condition. While most people who have arthritis are age 65 or older, there are still many young and middle-aged adults who also have this condition.Unfortunately, there is no known cure for arthritis. The best thing that scientists can currently do for the condition is alleviate the symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease. By reducing the body’s inflammatory response, doctors can help you live in less pain for longer. While every drug carries some risks and side effects, cannabidiol (CBD) is showing promise as a way to treat the pain of arthritis and reduce the progression of the disease.How Does CBD Help? Thanks to the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, farmers can now grow and process hemp in the United States. Because of this, CBD is now widely available online for people across the country. In addition to helping with conditions like insomnia and anxiety, research also shows that CBD can help alleviate pain as well.CBD is a chemical compound that is naturally found within cannabis plants. While this compound will not make you high, it does have other useful benefits.

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