June 28th, 2021 3-5PM ET
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Anti-Vax Protests Spring Up at ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ Reopening “Springsteen on Broadway,” the Bruce Springsteen concert performance that on Saturday became the first Broadway production to reopen post-pandemic, was greeted with protests outside the theater from those who weren’t allowed in due to their vaccination status — or rather, lack thereof. A small group of protesters gathered outside the St. James Theatre, shouting and holding signs that said “Unmasked, unvaxxed, unafraid,” “No vax passports,” and “Bruce Springsteen is for segregation on Broadway.” The show requires audience members to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine from the CDC or WHO. With that info provided, no masks were required. Guests under 16 were one of two exceptions to the vaccination mandate, along with “those who need reasonable accommodations due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief.” That said, the latter group had to show proof of a negative COVID test and wear a mask. Jujamcyn Theatres, the company that operates the St. James, stands by the decision, even after the protests. “One of the things we’ve learned this year is that the health of each of us depends on the actions of all of us,” Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn, tells TheWrap. “My health depends on you, and yours on me. That’s what it is to live in a community.”
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Under Fire for Holding Event on Adverse Reactions to COVID Vaccines Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson announced plans to hold a news conference to discuss adverse reactions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, drawing backlash from health care experts who view the move as “dangerous” and a way to promote misinformation. In a statement Friday, Johnson said he plans to give a platform to six people from across the country who claim to have had negative health reactions after receiving the coronavirus jab. Johnson said the conference will take place Monday to allow the individuals to tell their stories and discuss issues that have been “repeatedly ignored” by the medical community, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Republican senator, who has been a vocal critic of vaccine mandates and has previously advocated for alternative and unproven drug treatments to COVID-19, faced immediate backlash from critics who feel the event will be a platform for spreading misinformation about the safety of vaccines. Dr. Jeff Huebner, a doctor in Madison, Wisconsin, said that Johnson was “promoting dangerous and unfounded claims” about the vaccine that contradict medical research and analysis.
Latest CDC VAERS Data Show Reported Injuries Surpass 11,000 in Ages 12 to 17 Following COVID Vaccines This week’s number of reported deaths among all age groups following COVID vaccines surpassed 6,000 according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data comes directly from reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S. Reports submitted to VAERS require further investigation before a causal relationship can be confirmed. Every Friday, VAERS makes public all vaccine injury reports received as of a specified date, usually about a week prior to the release date. Data released today show that between Dec. 14, 2020 and June 18, 2021, a total of 387,087 total adverse events were reported to VAERS, including 6,113 deaths — an increase of 120 deaths over the previous week. There were 31,240 serious injury reports, up 1,369 compared with last week. In the U.S. 316.1 million COVID vaccine doses had been administered as of June 18. This includes: 131 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine, 173 million doses of Pfizer and 12 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccine. Of the 6,113 deaths reported as of June 18, 23% occurred within 48 hours of vaccination, 16% occurred within 24 hours and 38% occurred in people who became ill within 48 hours of being vaccinated.
Study: Fewer Cases of Autism, Allergies in Unvaccinated Children A peer-reviewed study published this month in the Journal of Translational Science found children who were fully or partially vaccinated were diagnosed with autism, severe allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, asthma, recurring ear infections and ADD/ADHD more often than children who were completely unvaccinated. The study also showed there was a protective effect against these disorders when children were unvaccinated and breastfed for a minimum of six months, or unvaccinated and born vaginally. The study, “Health Effects in Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated Children, With Covariates for Breastfeeding Status and Type of Birth,” is based on a cohort of 1,565 children from three medical practices in the U.S. Within the three practices, parents completed questionnaires based on their children’s vaccination status and health. Results of questionnaires were confirmed using chart records from each practice. According to the study: “The findings in this study must be weighed against the strengths and limitations of the available data and study design. Additional research utilizing a larger sample from diverse medical practices will yield greater certainty in results, essential to understanding the full scope of health effects associated with childhood vaccination.” The research adds to a growing body of literature demonstrating that unvaccinated children are healthier. Similar studies have been published previously by Hooker and Miller (2020), Lyons-Weiler and Thomas (2021) and Mawson et al. (2017).
Questions of The Day!
On 6/16/21 you answered a question I sent regarding homeopathic remedies for my great granddaughter’s drooling. You gave me three remedies to try. I am wondering what dosage to use and how to administer them since she would not be able to hold them under her tongue. I am currently giving her Natrum sulphuricum 30c, Silicea 30c, and Thuja occidentalis 30c for detoxing from vaccines. I dilute them in a little water and give it to her in her drink.
You and Morley discussed copper deficiency and cerebral palsy. You were wondering about her mother’s health and I would like to give more information about that. She was a meth addict until she learned she was pregnant at six weeks, as I mentioned the child has CP, a rare genetic disorder (16p11.2 microduplication) and I am sure the vaccines given (all the ones recommended by CDC) also contributed to her disabilities. They have also recently diagnosed her with autism. As you said the drooling is the least of her problems. I am curious about the copper deficiency and how the copper hydrosol product that is not yet out might help in that regard. She is super sweet and I hate to see her suffering.
Grateful for any help you can give.
Is vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol a good source of vit, D3; is calcium as calcium malate or carbonate a good source; also is magnesium as magnesium oxide a good source?
Thank you Bill
Lyme Disease Expected to Increase This Summer: What You Can Do Dr. Neal Shipley warns the United States will see an uptick in Lyme disease this year. Yes, he did mean to make that pun. That’s because experts are expecting an increase in tick-borne illness this summer for many reasons. “First, people have spent the last 12 to 15 months staying indoors and the negative psychological effects of social isolation on adults and children are very real,” Shipley, the medical director at GoHealth Urgent Care in New York, told Healthline. “The ‘cure’ is right in front of us: getting outdoors and doing all the things we couldn’t do last summer, such as camping, gardening, hiking, going to the beach with friends, and having a picnic in the park.” However, Shipley warns that “all of these activities could put you at risk for a tick bite if you don’t take the proper precautions.” Ticks are bloodsucking arachnids that can be as small as the head of a pin or as large as a pencil eraser. With eight legs, they look like a smaller version of a spider. They can range in color from reddish-brown to black. As they engorge themselves on blood, they grow and can turn a greenish-blue color. Ticks also can carry disease via viruses, bacteria, and parasites, according to Dr. David Cutler, a family practitioner at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. “Tick exposure can occur year-round, but ticks are most active during warmer months, April through September,” Cutler told Healthline. “Know where to expect ticks: grassy, bushy, or wooded areas, or even on animals. Many people get ticks in their own yard or neighborhood.”
Rand Paul to Newsmax: Remove Fauci from Position of Authority White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci should be removed from any position of authority, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Newsmax on Thursday. Paul made his comments on “Wake Up America.” Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “I would say he falls in the category of not being a very trusted adviser, not being a very wise person, not showing very good judgment, so I wouldn’t say we remove his license,” Paul said. “I would say we would remove him from a position of authority so he shouldn’t be leading the effort. “Mainly because he discounts one of the most important parts of science, which is natural immunity. About 100 million people have gotten COVID, 34 million people tested positive, but the CDC estimates that there is at the very least two more people for every person that tested positive that also had the disease. “That’s about 100 million people. If you discount that, then you make the wrong-headed public health decision that we must face. Yeah, vaccines on younger and younger people. They’re now talking about going down to the age of two. I suspect they’ll go all the way down to newborns.
“More Than Half of Positive PCR Tests Unlikely To Have Been Infectious” – Journal of Infection A letter to the editor published in the Journal of Infection titled, “The performance of the SARS-C0V-2 RT-PCR test as a tool for detecting SARS-COV-2 infection in the population” states the following: In light of our findings that more than half of individuals with positive PCR test results are unlikely to have been infectious, RT-PCR test positivity should not be taken as an accurate measure of infectious SARS-C0V-2 incidence. Our results confirm the findings of others that the routine use of “positive” RT-PCR test results as the gold standard for assessing and controlling infectiousness fails to reflect the fact “that 50-75% of the time an individual is PCR positive, they are likely to be post-infectious. Asymptomatic individuals with positive RT-PCR test results have higher Ct values and a lower probability of being infectious than symptomatic individuals with positive results. Although Ct values have been shown to be inversely associated with viral load and infectivity, there is no international standardization across laboratories, rendering problematic the interpretation of RT-PCR tests when used as a tool for mass screening. This point has been made many times over the last 15 months. A plethora of scientific publications and scientists all over the globe have been echoing this since the beginning of the pandemic, and I’ve written about it many times since March 2020.
An Analysis of Four Government-Funded Reviews of Research on Homeopathic Medicine Homeopathic medicine is a controversial system of medicine that has been used worldwide for over 200 years. Recently, several governments, in part, owing to government-funded reviews of research on homeopathic medicine, have stopped reimbursements for homeopathic medicines and have discouraged their use by medical professionals. This review critically evaluates four government-funded reviews of clinical research on homeopathic medicine. An analysis of government-sponsored reviews of clinical research on homeopathic medicine was conducted, including two studies from Switzerland, one from England, and one from Australia. Three of the four government-funded reviews were critical of homeopathy, claiming that there was no reliable evidence that homeopathic medicines were effective. Three of these reviews had significant flaws, with potential ethical concerns raised in one of the reviews. The most comprehensive review of homeopathic research, including analysis of clinical and basic science concerns, found the most positive results for homeopathy. Three of the four government-funded reviews of research on homeopathy were critical of homeopathy, claiming that there was no reliable evidence that homeopathic medicines are effective. Three of these reviews had significant flaws, and in one case potential ethical concerns have been raised. The most comprehensive review of homeopathic research, including analysis of clinical and basic science concerns, found the most positive results for homeopathy. The most positive assessment of the efficacy of homeopathic medicines was conducted by professors and physicians who were more prone to view homeopathy favorably.
OTC antacids may control blood sugar for diabetics, research suggests Some over-the-counter antacids can help lower blood sugar in people with diabetes, an analysis published Friday by Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found. The drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, which are used to treat heartburn symptoms, were shown to reduce fasting blood sugar levels and levels of HbA1c, a type of hemoglobin known to bind with blood sugar, in studies included in the analysis. “People with diabetes may see some improvement in their blood sugar control while taking PPIs,” study co-author Dr. Carol Chiung-Hui Peng told UPI in an email. “However, long-term PPI use carries some adverse effects which should be weighted between the blood sugar lowering effect,” said Chiung-Hui Peng, an internal medicine specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus in Baltimore. In addition, there is no indication that antacids can help prevent diabetes in people who do not currently have the disease, she said. About 35 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition is caused by an inability of the body to process sugars due to a lack of insulin, a hormone that breaks down sugar.
J&J to stop selling opioids in US, reaches $230 mn settlement with New York Johnson & Johnson, one of the pharmaceutical giants accused of fueling the deadly US opioid crisis, has reached a settlement with the state of New York for $230 million and confirmed it will stop making or selling opioids in the United States. The agreement announced Saturday allows Johnson & Johnson to resolve litigation over its role in the epidemic, which has killed more than half a million people since 1999, according to a statement from New York attorney general Letitia James. For its part, in a separate statement J&J said the settlement allowed it to avoid a trial that was scheduled to begin Monday, and said the group had “made the business decision in 2020 to discontinue all of its prescription pain medications in the United States.” The settlement “is not an admission of liability or wrongdoing by the company,” it said, noting that other nationwide legal proceedings are underway, including a trial in California. The prosecutor’s statement said the company would spread the payments over nine years. J&J could also pay an additional $30 million in the first year if the state enacts new legislation creating an opioid settlement fund.