January 5th, 2021 3-5PM ET
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TalkRadio urgently seeks answers from Google after its YouTube channel was shut down amid claims it ‘violated’ the website’s ‘community guidelines’ by airing criticism of coronavirus lockdowns Google has shut down TalkRadio’s YouTube channel amid claims the broadcaster ‘violated’ the website’s ‘community guidelines’ by airing criticism of coronavirus lockdowns. News UK, which owns the radio station, is urgently seeking a full explanation from the tech giant about the ‘nature of the breach’ that led to the account being removed from its platform. In what appears to be an extraordinary clampdown, Google terminated the station’s YouTube channel at around 1am, reportedly for violating its ‘community guidelines’, according to Guido Fawkes. Google has not explained why it deleted the TalkRadio account and had not responded to requests for comment at the time of publication. The move has sparked a freedom of speech backlash led by senior minister Michael Gove and actor Laurence Fox, while civil liberties groups compared Google’s action to Chinese censorship. TalkRadio presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer today denied that the broadcaster had flouted YouTube’s community guidelines, tweeting: ‘We simply challenge the evidence that lockdowns are a proportionate response to the Covid virus. It’s called free speech.’
FDA says half-dosing Moderna COVID-19 vaccine ‘risks public health,’ lacks data Following reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was in talks with Moderna and Operation Warp Speed officials to consider halving vaccines’ dose volume to speed inoculations and extend supply, the federal watchdog late Monday dismissed the approach, calling it a “significant public health risk.” In a joint statement, FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn and Dr. Peter Marks, head of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, advised the public to adhere to the authorized dosing and vaccination schedules: two-doses 21 days apart for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and two-doses 28 days apart for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. “At this time, suggesting changes to the FDA-authorized dosing or schedules of these vaccines is premature and not rooted solidly in the available evidence,” reads the statement. “Without appropriate data supporting such changes in vaccine administration, we run a significant risk of placing public health at risk, undermining the historic vaccination efforts to protect the population from COVID-19.”
Peter Doshi: Pfizer and Moderna’s ‘95% Effective’ Vaccines — We Need More Details and the Raw Data Five weeks ago, when I raised questions about the results of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trials, all that was in the public domain were the study protocols and a few press releases. Today, two journal publications and around 400 pages of summary data are available in the form of multiple reports presented by and to the FDA prior to the agency’s emergency authorization of each company’s mRNA vaccine. While some of the additional details are reassuring, some are not. Here I outline new concerns about the trustworthiness and meaningfulness of the reported efficacy results. All attention has focused on the dramatic efficacy results: Pfizer reported 170 PCR confirmed COVID-19 cases, split 8 to 162 between vaccine and placebo groups. But these numbers were dwarfed by a category of disease called “suspected COVID-19”—those with symptomatic COVID-19 that were not PCR confirmed. According to FDA’s report on Pfizer’s vaccine, there were “3410 total cases of suspected, but unconfirmed COVID-19 in the overall study population, 1594 occurred in the vaccine group vs. 1816 in the placebo group.”
Britain to try mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccinations If a second dose of the first COVID-19 vaccine is not available or the maker is not known, then another vaccine may be used, new British guidelines say, The New York Times reported Sunday. The new guidance contradicts those in the United States, where the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that COVID-19 vaccines “are not interchangeable” and that “the safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series have not been evaluated. Both doses of the series should be completed with the same product.” Some experts say the British policy is gambling. “There are no data on this idea whatsoever,” John Moore, Ph.D., from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, told The Times. Britain officials “seem to have abandoned science completely now and are just trying to guess their way out of a mess,” he said. Britain has green-lighted vaccines from Pfizer and AstraZeneca. According to the new guideline, “every effort should be made” to use the same vaccine for the second dose. But if “the same vaccine is not available, or if the first product received is unknown, it is reasonable to offer one dose of the locally available product” for the second shot.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Fluoride to the rescue? Scientists have long been aware of the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant microbes that have resulted. While over-prescription of antibiotics for medicinal use has unsettling implications for human health, so too does the increasing presence of antibiotics in the natural environment. The latter may stem from the improper disposal of medicines, but also from the biotechnology field, which has depended on antibiotics as a selection device in the lab. “In biotech, we have for a long time relied on antibiotic and chemical selections to kill cells that we don’t want to grow,” said UC Santa Barbara chemical engineer Michelle O’Malley. “If we have a genetically engineered cell and want to get only that cell to grow among a population of cells, we give it an antibiotic resistance gene. The introduction of an antibiotic will kill all the cells that are not genetically engineered and allow only the ones we want — the genetically modified organisms [GMOs] — to survive. However, many organisms have evolved the means to get around our antibiotics, and they are a growing problem in both the biotech world and in the natural environment. The issue of antibiotic resistance is a grand challenge of our time, one that is only growing in its importance.”
Special Guest – Liana Werner-Gray!
Liana Werner-Gray is an advocate for natural healing using a healthy diet and lifestyle. After healing herself of many health conditions through embracing a natural lifestyle, she began lecturing and teaching about the Earth Diet internationally. Liana teaches raw food and cooking classes around the world and has fed many people good-tasting, healthy foods and drinks.
Liana is the founder and owner of The Earth Diet, where she directs a team that helps people all over the world find recipes that work for them. Through her company, she has helped thousands of people improve, and in some cases even entirely heal, conditions such as acne, addictions, cancer, diabetes, depression, heart disease, obesity, and more.
Liana was born and raised in Australia. In her final year of schooling she received the school’s award for the arts, the Liana Nappi Award. She was named Miss Earth Australia in 2009 by People’s Choice, the third-largest beauty pageant in the world. During the same competition, she was also awarded Best in Environmental Speech, Green Achievers, and the Innovators award.
Liana has starred in films that received international praise and awards. She continues to work in the entertainment business, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle. Her intention is to live her life the best she can, and hopefully to inspire others to live the lives of their dreams through a healthy lifestyle. She currently lives in New York City.
Anxiety-Free with Food: Natural, Science-Backed Strategies to Relieve Stress and Support Your Mental Health
Release stress and anxiety naturally with this simple yet comprehensive nutrition guide that supports your mental health from Liana Werner-Gray, author of Cancer-Free with Food.
Eat your way to calm . . .
If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed, you’re not alone. The world may be in turmoil-but inside, we can feel unwavering peace. We can support our mental and physical health by avoiding anxiety-inducing ingredients and choosing foods and supplements that support our microbiome, address nutritional deficiencies, and balance our hormones. Liana Werner-Gray, nutritionist and author of The Earth Diet and Cancer-Free with Food, offers this simple guide to all the scientifically backed, nutrient-rich foods and supplements you need to support your emotional wellness. She offers 100+ delicious gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free recipes that both nourish the body and support optimal brain function. With Liana’s easy strategies based on nutritional neuroscience, you’ll feel empowered to take control of your mental well-being. Remember, life is meant to be enjoyed. Let your first step toward an anxiety-free life start with your next meal!
Cancer-Free with Food: A Step-by-Step Plan with 100+ Recipes to Fight Disease, Nourish Your Body & Restore Your Health
If you want to fight cancer, what should you eat?
Food is medicine. By now, this important message has made its way from holistic circles to the mainstream. To ward off cancer and decrease its risk, meals specially formulated to nourish, soothe, and fortify can be an important part of treatment. But what foods work best? That remains frustratingly elusive and time-consuming to research.
Happily, author Liana Werner-Gray–known for her best-selling books including The Earth Diet and 10-Minute Recipes–has done the research for you. Within these pages she has gathered the best foods for various types of cancer, along with 195 simple and tested recipes created to boost your immune system and promote healing. Designed to work on their own or in conjunction with other therapies, these healthy and appealing meals can also be tailored for a gluten-free, keto, vegan, and paleo diet.
Mexico Decrees Ban on GMO Corn and Monsanto’s Glyphosate Weed Killer Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has rung in the New Year by decreeing an end to the use of glyphosate – best known as the active ingredient in Monsanto’s “Roundup” pesticides – and also ordering the phase-out out of genetically modified corn for use in the food industry, with both goals to be realized by January 2024. The move has been widely hailed by organic food producers and environmental, health, and social justice advocates, who welcome the move as crucial to preserve Mexico’s native corn crops, national heritage, and food sovereignty from the threat of multinational food corporations. On Thursday, the government published an official decree stating that federal biosecurity authorities would “revoke and refrain from granting permits for the release of genetically modified corn seeds into the environment,” reports Reforma news agency.
Bill pre-filed in SC House would ban mandatory vaccination, prevent employers from firing workers who don’t get vaccinated Three state representatives from the Upstate are among four that authored a bill aiming to allow South Carolinians to opt out of any mandatory vaccinations for infectious or contagious diseases and not be discriminated against for opting not to be vaccinated. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Steven Long of Spartanburg, Leola Robinson of Greenville, Mike Burns of Greenville, and Sandy McGarry of Lancaster.If passed, the bill would allow people to avoid any mandatory vaccinations without being “denied any right or privilege of citizenship” and prevent employers from firing, demoting, suspending, or reassigning any workers who opt out of vaccines. The bill was pre-filed on December 16 and Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs.