October 25th, 2022 3-5PM ET
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Covid-19 vaccine study links side effects with greater antibody response People who reported experiencing side effects to the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines such as fever, chills or muscle pain tended to have a greater antibody response following vaccination, according to new research. Having such symptoms after vaccination is associated with greater antibody responses compared with having only pain or rash at the injection site or no symptoms at all, suggests the paper published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open. “In conclusion, these findings support reframing postvaccination symptoms as signals of vaccine effectiveness and reinforce guidelines for vaccine boosters in older adults,” the researchers – from Columbia University in New York, University of Vermont and Boston University – wrote in their paper. But even though some people may have small, localized side effects or no symptoms at all, the vaccine still elicits robust immune responses in them too. Nearly all study participants exhibited a positive antibody response after completing a two-dose Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine series. “I don’t want a patient to tell me that, ‘Golly, I didn’t get any reaction, my arm wasn’t sore, I didn’t have fever. The vaccine didn’t work.’ I don’t want that conclusion to be out there,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, who was not involved in the new study.
Special Guest Sarah Grace
Sarah K. Grace is a powerful and dynamic individual who spent fifteen years merging her career as a paramedic in some of California’s busiest 911 systems with her innate clairvoyant & intuitive abilities.
Plaintiffs Needed in Ohio! Can You Help? Plaintiffs are needed for a lawsuit attacking the government disinformation campaign on COVID-19, the vaccines, and the coercion used against the American people to achieve universal vaccination. Health Freedom Ohio is partnering with Attorney George Smith and Dr. Naomi Wolf of DailyClout in an effort to gather plaintiffs for an upcoming lawsuit combating the medical tyranny imposed on Ohioans related to COVID-19. Can YOU help? The lawsuit will seek injunctive and declaratory relief to stop a wide range of unconstitutional government actions designed to force universal vaccination on the American people. It will target the “public service” ads touting the safety and efficacy of the vaccines—especially those directed at children who are at near zero risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19. As the lawsuit covers all aspects of COVID-19 policy, many could qualify as plaintiffs. Here are a few examples of people that could be potential plaintiffs, however, this list is not all inclusive. If you are an employee, college student, parent of a child 6 months and older, or doctor or pharmacist, and live in the Cincinnati or Dayton area, or you know someone else that would be a good plaintiff in this area, we would love to hear from you!
Test scores show historic COVID setbacks for kids across US The COVID-19 pandemic caused historic learning setbacks for America’s children, sparing no state or region as it erased decades of academic progress and widened racial disparities, according to results of a national test that provide the sharpest look yet at the scale of the crisis. Across the country, math scores saw their largest decreases ever. Reading scores dropped to 1992 levels. Nearly four in 10 eighth graders failed to grasp basic math concepts. Not a single state saw a notable improvement in their average test scores, with some simply treading water at best. Those are the findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress — known as the “nation’s report card” — which tested hundreds of thousands of fourth and eighth graders across the country this year. It was the first time the test had been given since 2019, and it’s seen as the first nationally representative study of the pandemic’s impact on learning. “It is a serious wakeup call for us all,” Peggy Carr, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, a branch of the Education Department, said in an interview. “In NAEP, when we experience a 1- or 2-point decline, we’re talking about it as a significant impact on a student’s achievement. In math, we experienced an 8-point decline — historic for this assessment.”
How to Protect Your Kids as Cases of RSV Are Surging Pediatricians’ offices, children’s hospitals, urgent care centers and emergency rooms across the United States are being overwhelmed by an early, heavy surge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among infants and young children. Reported cases of RSV started rising dramatically in September, and by mid-October were at their highest levels in at least two years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It’s causing a lot of strain on the system, and it’s a phenomenon that’s happening across the country,” said Dr. Ron Keren, chief medical officer with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. While RSV infection manifests as just a common cold in most kids, some will develop very serious breathing problems that require medical attention and potentially hospitalization. “Definitely what we’re seeing through our doors is a lot of what we would call respiratory viral illness,” said Dr. Sarah Ash Combs, an emergency medicine physician at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. “Anything from a sniffle all the way up to children really needing help to breathe because of how sick they are, and a lot of times it is indeed down to RSV.” Unfortunately, this early surge indicates that parents are in for a long, harsh RSV “sick season,” said Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. “It usually doesn’t start until October,” Schaffner said. “If it’s starting early, it’s likely to continue throughout the winter, so we anticipate that many more children may well be infected.”
Special Guest Symbria Patterson
Symbria spent a lifetime working in the nonprofit sector. After her daughter started an organic farm, she and her late-husband saw the possibilities and left their employment to work full-time building a sustainable farm. Their focus was to make local food accessible and to create a community educated about healthy food and responsible sources. As her experience grew, so did her vision, and she saw the need for an organized effort in promoting and protecting farmers, farms, and local food economies. She and her daughter started another adventure, while continuing the first, and co-founded Red Acre Center in the midst of farming. She says she has never worked a day in her life. “I always find myself engaged in a cause and loving what I do!” The mother of four and grandmother of eight, she loves, to walk, read, farm, eat good food and be anxiously engaged in a good cause.
“It’s Disastrous”: Mississippi Barge Captain Warns About Supply Chain Crisis As Water Levels Drop Drought closed a portion of the Mississippi River earlier this week, as the major waterway has been an absolute nightmare for tugboat captains to navigate. A stretch of the Mississippi River just northeast of Memphis, near Hickman, Kentucky, was closed on Monday because water levels reached record low levels. This caused a logjam of vessels and barges. And it’s the third time a portion of the river has been shuttered in weeks. We’ve reported dangerously low water levels have left farmers with a barge shortage as freight rates hyperinflate. Some farmers have piled up beans and other crops as logistical pipelines to transport farm goods from the Heartland by barge to export terminals in the US Gulf Coast are paralyzed due to extraordinary conditions on the Mississippi. Ag blog Delta Farm Press‘ senior staff writer Ginger Rowsey spoke with barge captain Eric Badeaux who said it usually takes him 1-2 days to move barges from Morris, Illinois, down the Illinois River to the Mississippi River and on to New Orleans. He’s got over four decades of navigating cargo on the waterways and said because of drought and obstacles, it now takes 8-10 days for the same distance.