July 19th, 2021 3-5PM ET
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“This Is Worrying Me Quite A Bit”: mRNA Vaccine Inventor Shares Viral Thread Showing COVID Surge In Most-Vaxxed Countries Dr. Robert Malone, a pioneer in the field of mRNA vaccines, shared a viral Twitter thread on Friday which lays out a disturbing trend; the most-vaccinated countries in the world are experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, while the least-vaccinated countries are not. “This is worrying me quite a bit,” tweeted Malone, embedding the lengthy thread authored by Twitter user @holmenkollin (Corona Realism) via the ‘thread reader’ app.
this is worrying me quite a bit.https://t.co/c3uwlLAeCr
— Robert W Malone, MD (@RWMaloneMD) July 17, 2021
‘Freedom day’ in England as virus ramps up in Asia England lifted most pandemic restrictions Monday despite surging infections and dire warnings from experts, as the Delta variant sweeps parts of Europe and Asia, where new cases are threatening to scupper the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. As England celebrated so-called “freedom day”, Vietnam locked down much of its population, while Indonesia clocked daily record deaths and in France lawmakers were set to toughen vaccine rules to battle rising cases. The highly transmissible Delta variant, first detected in India, is driving new outbreaks along with a relaxation of measures, as countries seek to kickstart virus-battered economies. In Britain, daily infections have climbed, averaging more than 50,000 since last week, with Delta taking hold in many areas. But despite accusations against the UK government of recklessness, it lifted legal mandates on social distancing, wearing masks and working from home, urging personal responsibility instead. Nightclubs in England reopened their floors to dancers at the stroke of midnight for the first time since March 2020, while sports stadiums, cinemas and theatres can now run at full capacity. “I thought, well, we missed New Year’s, so why not come out and celebrate?” said Nicola Webster Calliste, 29, outside a club in Leeds, northern England. “It’s like a new chapter.” Alex Clarke, 40, was at the front of the queue outside a club in north London. “There’s a bit of apprehension and uncertainty about the protocols,” Clarke said. “But as long as everyone is sensible, then it’ll be alright.” COVID-19 travel rules and self-isolation for close contacts remain in place.
Reckless Boris Johnson’s ‘freedumb day’ will ‘screw the NHS’ claim top doctors Boris Johnson is being hammered from all sides about lifting all coronavirus restrictions on Monday. As Health Minister Sajid Javid revealed he has tested positive for Covid, scientists, doctors, politicians and ordinary people warned that the Prime Minister was opening up too fast. Neurologist Dr David Nicholl called for Freedom Day to be renamed “Freedumb day”. And one senior medic even said bluntly: “We’re screwed.” Johnson is being urged to do an 11th hour Freedom Day U-turn as a nervous nation tells him: “You’re going too fast, too soon.” Scientists, doctors, politicians and voters united to warn the Prime Minister that opening up tomorrow risks another lockdown as cases are predicted to hit 100,000 a day. One exasperated senior medic in the NHS put it bluntly, saying: “I think we’re screwed.” And in an ill omen of what is to come double-jabbed Health Secretary Sajid Javid, 51, tested positive for Covid today and isolated with “very mild” symptoms. That raised the prospect of the PM and his Cabinet having to isolate too. Saturday recorded 54,674 new cases – the highest since January – with 41 deaths. Independent SAGE’s Professor Christina Pagel warned: “Opening up is madness. We shouldn’t be doing it.”
Is aging a disease? Treating it like one could be worth trillions, study says We’re living longer, but not necessarily better. As the population over 65 in the United States is projected to double by 2060—with one in five residents in retirement age—so will the number of Americans needing long-term care services. A new study suggests targeting aging itself—rather than individual diseases associated with it—could be the secret to combatting many health care costs traditionally associated with getting older. “People don’t think about aging as something that is treatable or should be treated like a disease,” said David Sinclair, co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at Harvard Medical School and one of the authors of the study. “But it is a disease. It’s just a very common one.” As we get older, there are certain complications we’re more likely to develop as a result of senescence—the process of deterioration with age—itself. Aging—biological changes over time that lead to decay and eventually death—increases the risk of chronic ailments like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. As average life expectancy increased throughout the 20th century—and is slated to rise another six years by 2060—the impact of these age-associated diseases has become more pronounced. The traditional medical approach has been to treat diseases as they appear. A rising field known as “geroscience” instead asks the question: What if we could extend the number of years we’re healthy, rather than simply expand our number of years?
Questions of The Day!
Hi Robert..It’s Linda from Fithydelphia! Yes, a grossly corrupt city, etc. I live in a suburbs not to far from the city, so not as bad. I appreciate your on-the-air response…cool. Thank you. I will take your advise on contacting N Frontiers,& others etc. on “alternative” health care providers. I have hashimoto and have been on synthroid about 12 years. I’d like to transition off of this completely if possible? doc says no.. I will visit the endocrinologist in August for blood work. Other than that, I’m good. 60 years old, excercise, eat organic since listening to you. My understanding is that in order to obtain blood testing, etc. or should I need admittance to a hospital some day, 🙁 , I would need allopathic physician. Is this true? I’d also like to see if I have the “vid” antibodies via T-Cell testing. Does a doctor need to write the “order” for this test. Thank you..may see you at TTAC..however, with the fear mongering Ph. II, Committing is a little nerve racking with the anticipation of a poss. lockdown B.S…. any thots?
Hello Robert and Super Don!
Well, it finally happened to me! One of my sisters recently sent me a text message stating I would not be invited to her daughter’s upcoming baby shower due to my not receiving the covid jab. She stated that the Delta variant has become prevalent in her area, she lives about three hours away, and would prefer to be safe. When I first read this it felt like a slap in the face! This is a sister who is a “CDC-Fauciholic.” It would be useless to send her any studies to the contrary because her mind is made up and she has chosen to live her life being ‘safe’. I don’t plan on responding to her text but I see this as a giant rift with our relationship with no more future invites to family gatherings, celebrations, etc. This is the same sister who left her childhood faith several years ago and is now an atheist. I suspect that her lack of a relationship with God and her exhibiting such uber ‘safety’ control in her personal life as well as with her family is the motivating force. I don’t live my life in fear and I work in the medical profession as a nurse in the county jail! At this point, all I can do is prayer that her eyes, ears and heart will be open to a greater understanding of health and that life is more than just being ‘safe’.
Your ‘Jail House Nurse’
Maine Leads US in Becoming First State to Ban “Forever Chemicals” in Products Maine enacted a groundbreaking law on Thursday, banning the use of so-called “forever chemicals” in all products by 2030, except in instances deemed “currently unavoidable.” Maine is the first state in the U.S. and first government in the world to implement a ban on the toxic chemicals per- and polyfluoroalkyl, known as PFAS, which are notorious for not breaking down easily in the environment and can remain in a person’s body for decades after exposure. “I am proud to see Maine taking action that will change the conversation on how PFAS are regulated, not only addressing the entire class, but creating the requirement to avoid these persistent and toxic chemicals wherever possible,” said Patrick MacRoy, the deputy director of Defend Our Health, a public health organization in Maine that coordinated with experts and community advocates to get the bill passed. The man-made chemicals can be found in soil, drinking water, the air, food packaging, cosmetics, cookware, various household products, and industrial workplaces—resulting in widespread exposure to humans and the environment.
COVID Vaccines: Hypothetical Benefits to Adults Don’t Outweigh Risks to Children As the majority of adults in multiple rich western countries have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the focus is turning to children. While there is wide recognition that children’s risk of severe COVID-19 is low, many believe that mass vaccination of children may not just protect children from severe COVID-19, but also prevent onward transmission, indirectly protecting vulnerable adults and helping end the pandemic. However, there are multiple assumptions that need to be examined when judging calls to vaccinate children against COVID-19. First, the disease in children is commonly mild, and serious sequelae remain rare. Despite “long COVID” recently garnering increased attention, two large studies in children show that prolonged symptoms are uncommon and overall similar or milder in children testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 compared to those with symptoms from other respiratory viruses. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates put the infection fatality rate from COVID-19 among children 0 to 17 years old at 20 per 1,000,000. Hospitalization rates are also very low, and have likely been overestimated. Furthermore, a large proportion of children have already been infected with SARS-CoV-2. The CDC estimates 42% of U.S. children aged 5 to 17 years have been infected by March 2021.
CDC advisers to discuss third COVID-19 vaccine dose for immunocompromised Giving a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines to immunocompromised adults will be up for discussion during a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel meeting next week. At the meeting scheduled for July 22, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will focus on the 2 to 4 percent of U.S. adults with weakened immune systems. These include organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatments, and those living with rheumatologic conditions, HIV, and leukemia, The Washington Post reported. The director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health does not consider giving an additional dose of currently approved two-dose vaccines to immunocompromised people a “booster” shot. “I wouldn’t call that a booster,” Francis Collins said, The Post reported. “I would call that trying to get the primary immunization into the effective place.” Booster shots have become a hot topic since Pfizer-BioNTech said last week it would seek emergency use authorization for a third shot of its two-dose vaccine amid growing concerns about the highly transmissible Delta variant, but U.S. health officials have said a third dose is not widely needed, The Post reported.
What should you eat after you’ve been on antibiotics? And can probiotics and prebiotics get your gut back to normal? Antibiotics treat infections caused by bacteria. But they can also destroy the good bacteria in your gut. For some people, this results in an upset stomach and diarrhoea. One UK review of the research looked at changes in gut bacteria after antibiotics commonly prescribed for respiratory and urinary tract infections found that after treatment, the numbers and diversity in bacteria types rapidly declines. It also found some types of “bad” microorganisms increased while some “good” ones decreased. For most people, once antibiotic treatment was stopped, the gut bacteria recover to some degree. But other studies suggest some antibiotics can have long-lasting effects on the balance of microorganisms. It’s important to use antibiotics only when needed, and definitely not for viral infections, because antibiotics can’t kill viruses such as the common cold or COVID-19. So what should you eat after a course of antibiotics? You might have heard of probiotics and prebiotics, but what are they, and what evidence is there to show they’re beneficial? Probiotics are foods, typically yoghurts and yoghurt drinks, that contain “good gut bacteria”: live microorganisms that can recolonise the gut or improve your gut health. To be called a probiotic, they must be able to resist stomach acid and digestive processes, and then be able adhere to the gut walls and grow, while not causing any issues for the gut wall. They must also be tested for safety and efficacy in controlled trials.
Ultra-Processed Foods May Increase the Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Eating ultra-processed foods heightens your risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). That’s the core finding from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study published this week in The BMJTrusted Source. An international team of researchers drew on detailed dietary information from 116,087 adults ages 35 to 70 living in 21 low, middle, and high income countries. The study took place from 2003 and 2016 with self-reported assessments being completed at least every 3 years. Over an average follow-up of nearly 10 years, 467 participants developed IBD (377 with ulcerative colitis and 90 with Crohn’s disease). Other significant findings: an 82 percent increased risk of IBD with five or more servings of ultra-processed food per day, a 67 percent increased risk of IBD with one to four servings of ultra-processed food per day. The results were consistent for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. However, as the researchers noted, results relied on self-reported diagnoses and didn’t account for dietary changes over time.
Pregnant mom’s diet may influence baby’s cardiovascular health A pregnant woman’s diet and other lifestyle factors may change how her baby’s genes work in a way that can affect the child’s cardiovascular health by age 8 or 9, new research has found. Nearly half of U.S. adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke and high blood pressure, according to American Heart Association statistics. Early intervention can reduce the risk. But it’s challenging to identify potential problems early in children who might develop cardiovascular disease later in life. To meet that challenge, scientists are looking at epigenetics—the study of how the environment and other exposures alter the way a person’s genes work—to better predict future heart disease risk. One of the body’s epigenetic mechanisms for changing gene function, without changing the gene itself, is called DNA methylation. During this process, bundles of carbon and hydrogen atoms known as methyl groups attach to a part of a DNA strand. They act like a power switch to turn the gene’s expression “on” or “off,” making genes more or less active in performing their designated role. Maternal diet, smoking, stress and other environmental factors can influence a child’s DNA methylation even before birth.
Do women or men make the best doctors? When you’re hospitalized, you’ll want qualified medical professionals treating you, but does it matter if your doctor is a man or a woman? It might. A new study in Canada found that patients cared for by female physicians had lower in-hospital death rates than those who had male doctors. “Our study overall shows that female doctors have lower patient death rates compared to the patients of their male colleagues, but the difference could not be explained based on imaging tests, CT scans, ultrasound, things like that,” said the study’s lead author, Anjali Sergeant. “However, the lower death rate in the patients of female physicians was partially explained by the fact that a higher proportion of new medical grads are female and that these new grads may be more up to date,” added Sergeant, a medical student at McMaster University in Ontario. The study was prompted by past research in a primary care setting that suggested there could be differences in how male and female physicians practice. This included reports that female doctors spent more time with patients, provided more patient-centered care and care with an empathic focus. A U.S. study, done in 2017, also found a similar difference in patient death depending on physician gender. The new research included patients admitted to general medical wards at seven hospitals in Ontario between April 2010 and October 2017. The patients received care from a general internist or a family physician hospitalist.