Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Denmark will no longer allows children to receive COVID vaccines unless there is a specific doctor's order (and woe be the doctor if there is a serious adverse event)

 https://thecountersignal.com/denmark-bans-covid-vaccine-for-youth-under-18/

Denmark has announced that people under the age of 18 are no longer allowed to get the COVID vaccine.

Denmark bans vaccine for youth under 18
Denmark bans vaccine for youth under 18

Those wanting their first shot were cut off after July 1, and no one in the age group — aside from those who are considered “high risk” and have a doctor’s note — will be allowed to get a second shot after September 1.

“Children and adolescents only very rarely become seriously ill from COVID-19 with the omicron variant. Therefore, from July 1, 2022, it will no longer be possible for children and adolescents under the age of 18 to get the 1st [shot], and from September 1, 2022, it will no longer be possible to get the 2nd [shot],” reads a government statement. [translated from Danish] 

While many are likely relieved because it means that vaccine mandates won’t be coming back to school, few have followed Denmark’s lead, and if the science is universal, it’s a wonder why they haven’t.

For example, despite this decision from Denmark, babies are now eligible to receive three rounds of Moderna’s Covid vaccine in Canada, even though COVID poses no greater threat to babies than the flu does, and Health Canada admits they lack long-term safety data.

Moreover, various health authorities have recently highlighted the risks of adverse effects that exist from the COVID vaccines. 

Germany’s ministry of health recently tweeted there’s a 1 in 5000 chance people receive a “serious adverse effect” from the vaccines.

This came just days after Ontario’s CMHO refused to say healthy people “should” get boosted with what he referred to as a “therapeutic” due to the risk of myocarditis being 1 in 5000.

While it seems that more and more authorities are warning of the risks of vaccines — which, according to Denmark, are greater than the risk of COVID for the young and healthy — few countries are willing to say outright that the risks outweigh the benefits.

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

August 15 Covid deaths, hospitalizations and ICU stays

This is just another update from the CDC and NY Times.  Remember that the CDC websites now lists deaths "with COVID" and has no category of deaths due to COVID. Those hospitalized are also "with" COVID not necessarily "due to" COVID.

What is obvious is that COVID cases in the ICUs have been at pandemic lows since last March.  And deaths have been at near pandemic lows since the start of May.



 

Do the smallpox vaccines work to prevent monkeypox?

“Mitj√† and co-authors noted that 32 individuals in their cohort (18%) acquired monkeypox infection despite a smallpox vaccination history, which "warrants further investigation to better understand the protection provided by vaccination in the context of the current outbreak."‘

Smallpox vaccination of infants ended over 50 years ago. Smallpox was declared eradicated 45 years ago. So few people in a cohort whose average age is 37 would be expected to have been vaccinated—and the vaccine they received would have preceded both ACAM-2000 and Jynneos, and been reliable at preventing smallpox. But it apparently did not prevent recent monkeypox.

In 2002 it was suggested that vaccination-induced immunity to smallpox was long-lasting. https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2002/08/smallpox-vaccines-effect-may-last-35-years-researchers-say

We can thank Tony Fauci’s NIAID for sponsoring the original trial (2003) in which 20 plus year old (expired) smallpox vaccine was diluted to see how much you really needed. You didn’t need that much. This study presumably provided the underpinning for the dilution decision regarding Jynneos.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Del Bigtree and Aaron Siri's ICAN identified 4 large insurance companies with significantly increased death benefit payouts last year

From ICAN, the Legal entity associated iwth Del Bigtree, comes this interesting news about more insurance companies increasing their payouts last year, relative to 2020 when the most COVID deaths occurred.

Through freedom of information requests, ICAN has obtained annual statements from several major life insurance companies which show the “Ordinary Death Benefits” paid out in 2021 increased significantly compared to 2017-2020.

 
ICAN, through its attorneys, submitted freedom of information requests for the annual statements of five of the largest life insurance companies in the United States. We received annual statements from 2017 through 2021 forNew York Life Group, Northwestern Mutual Group, Mass. Mutual, Prudential of America Group, and Metropolitan Group
 
What these reports show is that Ordinary Death Benefits appear to have significantly risen in 2021 when compared with 2017-2020 for four out of five of these companies.
 

Group Death Benefits also increased for some companies in 2021. This provides further specific data to analyze which is potentially relevant to excess deaths, COVID-19 deaths, and vaccination. ICAN expects that the 2022 insurance company annual reports will shed further light on this issue and ICAN plans to obtain the 2022 reports as soon as they are available. ICAN will continue to dig until the truth is fully revealed.
 
You can watch Del covering and explaining this data on The Highwire here:

Too little, too late: Disband the CDC now/ NY Post

Has the tide turned?  Not yet, because the anger would be deafening.  But the ship is slowly turning.  People are realizing the incredible lies they have been told by government and all mainstream media.  It starts with the NY Post but it won't end there... 

See how the CDC issued worthless new recommendations last week, as CDC tries to keep up with what everyone else has now found out, as they slowly tilt a little closer to the truth.

Opinion

Dissolve the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last week, the CDC released updated COVID-19 guidance. The agency now believes we should be taking an individual approach to mitigating our COVID risk. In layman’s terms, we are all Florida 2020 now.

The new guidance suggests ending “test to stay” so kids exposed to someone with COVID-19 can remain in school. Of course, this was only related to known exposure. People are exposed to COVID all the time, but only children who were aware of that exposure were punished. Kids lost so much throughout the pandemic because of terrible, irrational CDC guidance like this.

The fresh guidance also says people without symptoms no longer need to be routinely tested.

And the CDC permits us to come within six feet of each other again. Finally! Husbands, tell your wives it’s on!

But most important, the agency has finally faced some truths about the vaccine that it should have long ago. “CDC’s COVID-19 prevention recommendations no longer differentiate based on a person’s vaccination status because breakthrough infections occur.” And it’s admitted that “persons who have had COVID-19 but are not vaccinated have some degree of protection against severe illness from their previous infection.”

Cities across the country fired teachers, firefighters, health care staffers, police officers, sanitation workers and so many others because they refused to get vaccinated. Many of these people had worked through the early days of the pandemic — and contracted COVID many times over — while we baked banana bread and patted ourselves on the back for ordering from Uber Eats. Now the CDC acknowledges this was the wrong thing to do. Whoopsie!

The new guidance also suggests ending “test to stay."
The CDC’s new guidance says people without symptoms no longer need to be routinely tested.
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The new guidance is all fine and good, sane even, but it’s August 2022 and fully absurd that the CDC is only now recognizing that people aren’t staying six feet apart and that a previous COVID-19 infection offers a layer of protection similar to the vaccine.

When COVID first hit our shores, we naturally looked to the CDC for direction. The agency may have previously offered its thoughts on how we should cook our burgers (well-done) and whether we should eat sushi (no), yet it was primarily in the background wagging its fingers at us while we ordered our steak medium-rare (another no-no).

But with COVID, its word became policy. In what should go down as one of the most disgusting moments in public health, the CDC allowed, with direction from the Biden White House, Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers chief, to craft school-opening policies that forced classrooms across the country to remain closed in winter 2021.

No one has been fired for this dereliction of duty. No one has even been openly chastised for allowing a special interest group to control our health care policy. This alone is why the CDC must go.

The CDC says that its change in policy stems from the prevalence of breakthrough infections.
The fresh guidance says there should no longer be differentiation over vaccine status.
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And then there are the errors. “Well, it was a pandemic, and obviously mistakes would be made” only makes sense if those mistakes are quickly acknowledged and corrected. That hasn’t happened with the CDC.

It took until May 2021 for the agency to recognize that COVID-19 spreads through the air. It continues to push masking despite the fact there is not a single study with a control group showing that masking mandates prevent COVID spread. And not a single real-world example of a country that has managed to control spread through masking. We masked toddlers because the CDC said to. It was egregious. It was damaging.

Then there was the moment in April 2021 when, on a Friday, CDC ​​Director Rochelle Walensky said “pregnant people” should get the COVID vaccine, only to have the agency backtrack on Monday and note pregnant individuals could get the vaccine. 

A health agency that refers to pregnant “people” instead of “women” is one we can’t take seriously anyway, but one that plays with semantics like this during a pandemic is broken and cannot be repaired.

“As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats,” its mission statement touts.

During its 2½ years of dealing with COVID, the CDC has failed to do these things at any level. It has become completely politicized and is now flailing around for relevance updating guidance that never made sense in the first place. It has caused Americans much harm. Disband it now.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

When the biodefense experts at Johns Hopkins warn you off ACAM-2000 vaccine for monkeypox, you know it is a really BAD vaccine

When the Johns Hopkins brain trust that lives off the fear of pandemics and biowarfare publishes an Op-Ed calling a TIME-OUT for the use of ACAM-2000 for monkeypox, you know this is a very bad, terrible vaccine. They are scared it will be the coup de grace that ends the vaccine enterprise as we know it.  And they are scared it could end their cozy sinecure as biodefense experts as well, after the COVID disaster brought about by experts. 

All the facts are not correct in the article below, though I cannot imagine why these biowarfare experts would make such obvious mistakes.  Maybe because CDC has also been very cagey about how much of these vaccines we have, and CDC butters JHU's bread.

The USG bought 300 million doses of ACAM2000 after 9/11, and more since.  The WaPo did an investigation in 2021 and revealed that once the anthrax vaccine manufacturer, Emergent BioSolutions bought the vaccine from Sanofi, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Emergency Response, Robert Kadlec, ordered double the number of doses, and more than doubled the per-dose price.  And now the USG is looking for an excuse to offload some of this dangerous product.

After Robert Kadlec was confirmed as President Trump’s top official for public health preparedness in 2017, he began pressing to increase government stocks of a smallpox vaccine. His office ultimately made a deal to buy up to $2.8 billion of the vaccine from a company that once paid Kadlec as a consultant, a connection he did not disclose on a Senate questionnaire when he was nominated.

Under the agreement struck last year with Emergent BioSolutions, Kadlec’s office at the Department of Health and Human Services is paying more than double the price per dose it had previously paid for the drug. Because Emergent is the only licensed maker of the vaccine, Kadlec’s office arrived at the price through negotiations with the company rather than through bidding.

The Johns Hopkins authors are also cagey about the supposed shortage of Jynneos vaccine, the only smallpox vaccine that is also licensed for monkeypox.  As I have previously explained, the US government owns 16 million doses, sitting frozen in bulk storage in Denmark, purchased for a potential smallpox epidemic. Many more doses than this (20 million more?) were purchased since 2003 and have expired...but the USG has used expired vaccine before in an emergency.  If this monkeypox outbreak was a smallpox outbreak, how long do you think it would take before those doses got defrosted and bottled?  

The USG also expects delivery in 2022 and 2023 of 7 million more doses.

The supposed shortage is a scam.  And it now appears the scam is intended not only to turn a licensed vaccine (Jynneos) into a diluted EUA product, but also to push out some of the ACAM-2000 vaccine, which in my opinion is fit for only one thing:  incineration and license revocation.

https://www.statnews.com/2022/08/11/acam2000-full-fda-review-before-widespread-use-against-monkeypox/

 FIRST OPINION

As the United States grapples with monkeypox, which has been declared a public health emergency, one of the key strategies that will be used to control its spread is vaccinating high-risk individuals.

Demand for monkeypox vaccine far exceeds the supply.

When the outbreak began, the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile held a small supply of Jynneos, a vaccine licensed for monkeypox. The federal Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response has allocated more than 1 million doses of Jynneos to state and local jurisdictions, yet full coverage of those at highest risk would require an estimated 3.2 million doses. Bavarian Nordic, the company that makes Jynneos, isn’t expected to be able to manufacture additional doses in the near term.

As the Washington Post has reported, the shortfall has increased external pressure on the Biden administration to turn to another vaccine, ACAM2000, to close the gap.

The Food and Drug Administration licensed ACAM2000 in 2007 to immunize people at high risk of smallpox infection. There is moderate evidence the vaccine will also work against monkeypox, which is closely related to smallpox.

More than 100 million doses of ACAM2000 were added to the Strategic National Stockpile in the years after the Sept. 11 and anthrax attacks as a hedge against the return of smallpox. Unlike Jynneos, which is not capable of replicating in the human body, ACAM2000 contains live, replication-competent vaccinia virus. Vaccinia is a pox family virus related to smallpox that cannot cause smallpox and leads to milder disease.

If the vaccination site is not cared for properly for the two to six weeks it takes to heal, the vaccinia virus can spread to other parts of the body, including the eyes and genitals.

It is not just the vaccine recipient who is at risk after ACAM2000 inoculation. Household members and others who come into close contact with the recipient are also at risk of developing vaccinia infection. This has special relevance to the current outbreak.

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are currently at highest risk of monkeypox infection. They are also disproportionately affected by HIV, which can compromise the immune system if not properly treated. Although it seems unlikely that people living with HIV would be offered ACAM2000 because of the risk of adverse events, vaccinia transmission from a vaccinated person to someone with a compromised immune system is a serious risk. Other risks of ACAM2000 include myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) or pericarditis (inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart), which occur in about 1 in every 175 recipients. Generalized or widespread vaccinia infection can also occur. Although the heart conditions and vaccinia infection are uncommon, they are potentially deadly.

These risks make sense in the context of smallpox, which is more transmissible and more deadly than monkeypox. ACAM2000 is highly effective in preventing smallpox infection and, if smallpox were to reemerge, the protection would far outweigh the risks of ACAM2000 vaccination. For monkeypox, though, the balance of risks and benefits is less favorable.

If demand for vaccines to fight monkeypox grows beyond the supply of Jynneos, officials may begin to turn to ACAM2000. The recent decision to stretch the supply of Jynneos by allowing the use of lower doses may decrease pressure to use ACAM2000 in the near term, but if the epidemic continues to grow, calls for ACAM2000 use may intensify.

Health departments can now order this vaccine from the Strategic National Stockpile to use in the monkeypox response through an existing Expanded Access Investigational New Drug application, and at least one jurisdiction has already requested this product for potential use against monkeypox.

Although swift and decisive action is imperative to contain the current outbreak, the risks of ACAM2000 require a more deliberative approach. Before making the vaccine more widely available, the FDA should review the available evidence on its safety and effectiveness for preventing monkeypox and present those findings to the Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC). If the FDA and VRBPAC experts recommend the use of ACAM2000, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) should meet to consider its appropriate use.

Evaluation by these two committees is the standard process for licensing vaccines and recommending them for use in clinical practice. Both committees are staffed by independent experts and the proceedings are open for public viewing and comment. Although it is not required in this instance, leveraging those resources would lend transparency and credibility to a difficult and complex decision.

The monkeypox epidemic is a serious and fast-moving crisis that shows no signs of coming under control. Public health officials should consider all options for protecting people at risk while ending domestic transmission. However, we believe that the risks of ACAM2000 are too serious in this setting to deploy the vaccine without the usual expert review governing the use of new vaccines. Existing review processes at VRBPAC and ACIP can be adapted to ensure that the risks and benefits of ACAM2000 are carefully considered before it is made available to members of the public.

Caitlin Rivers is a senior scholar and epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and served as the founding associate director of the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tom Inglesby is an infectious disease physician, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and a former senior adviser to the Biden administration’s White House Covid-19 Response Team.

Ethical principles, the foundation of ethical medical practice.

 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK560886/

Refusal of Care

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"A patient's right to the refusal of care is founded upon one of the basic ethical principles of medicine, autonomy. This principle states that every person has the right to make informed decisions about their healthcare and that healthcare professionals should not impose their own beliefs or decisions upon their patients.  Autonomy does not exist alone; there are other medical principles that help guide care.

Beneficence requires that actions taken by healthcare professionals be for the benefit of the patient.  

Non-maleficence is the principle that embodies "do no harm," requiring health care providers to take steps to ensure their patients and society at large are not harmed by their actions.  

Justice requires that the benefits and risks associated with healthcare should be distributed equally amongst the population without bias. Each principle has a role when navigating the difficult situations where patients or their family members may be refusing medical assistance."

CDC's Ministry of Truth changes the narrative on us, yet again. Welcome to CDC-1984

Thanks to Coffee and COVID, Jeff Childers' Substack, and Congressman Tom Massie, for identifying how CDC quietly removes the misinformation it has been spreading.


The Pledge, current language. Rollout coming soon. Please leave comments.

 A Pledge to Restore Our Nation and Its Values

1.  REVOKE UNENDING STATES OF EMERGENCY

I support limits on emergency powers. All government emergency laws, rules, regulations, orders, and directives that haven't undergone legislative review and approval must have strict time limits, not to exceed two weeks. (1)

2.  PROHIBIT FORCED MEDICAL CARE

I support the prohibition of all pandemic medical mandates enacted by federal, state, county, city, and private actors, including compulsory drugs, vaccines, vaccine passports, testing, and masking. (2)

3.  END CENSORSHIP AND PROPAGANDA

I support the termination of all federal and state funding used to censor citizens, misinform the American public, or restrict communication among people. (3)

4.  REQUIRE GOVERNMENT COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS REGARDING FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND SPENDING TRANSPARENCY

I support fiscal accountability of the US government as constitutionally required. (4)

5.  BAN GAIN-OF-FUNCTION RESEARCH

I support the elimination of all “gain-of-function” research and related activities.  “Gain-of-function” is defined as the intentional manipulation of microorganisms to make them more virulent, dangerous, or contagious. (5)

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As a citizen, I support the Pledge and urge my elected representatives to do so as well.

As a candidate or elected representative, I pledge to introduce and strongly support legislation to accomplish the five Pledge items above.

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Footnotes

(1) The United States' separation of powers doctrine and the checks and balances enshrined in the Constitution have been infringed by shortsighted laws that allowed the executive branch to declare emergencies and continually renew them without input from the people, or approval by legislatures. This Pledge restores checks and balances for emergencies.

Both legislative and administrative government activity must reconvene by the end of two weeks after a declared emergency. Legislative hearings on the emergency measures; notice and comment by the public; and approval by the legislature will be required to renew any emergency powers. 

(2) The doctrine of bodily autonomy and the expectation of informed consent for medical procedures have been infringed with mandated medical tests, masks, and vaccinations. Financial incentives provided to schools and the private sector by government have been contingent upon the imposition of medical mandates for employees and students; use of vaccine passports; and prescribing specific drug treatments. This must end. 

(3) The First Amendment rights guaranteed to every American:  freedom of speech, the press, religion, and assembly were taken from us—without any means of timely redress—by our own government. The government collaborated with mainstream media and social media companies to carry out officially sanctioned censorship.  A 2013 amendment to the 1948 Smith-Mundt Act allowed the federal government to propagandize American citizens. 

Our rights must be restored, and the legalization of government censorship and propaganda directed at citizens must end. This Pledge encompasses actions taken by government directly as well as actions taken by media companies that receive government funding or are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. 

(4) Federal agencies have written off trillions of dollars in undocumented transactions. For example, according to Reuters,

"The Defense Department’s Inspector General, in a June report, said the Army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments to accounting entries in one quarter alone in 2015, and $6.5 trillion for the year. Yet the Army lacked receipts and invoices to support those numbers or simply made them up... Disclosure of the Army’s manipulation of numbers is the latest example of the severe accounting problems plaguing the Defense Department for decades."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-audit-army/u-s-army-fudged-its-accounts-by-trillions-of-dollars-auditor-finds-idUSKCN10U1IG

Yet the Constitution requires that “a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.” Government finances must become transparent and be accountable to the public. 

(5)  Spending federal funds for “gain-of-function” research was banned between 2014 and 2017 after a series of potentially deadly accidents at US laboratories.  For example, according to an article titled, "Congress Demands Details of Secret CDC Lab Incidents Revealed by USA TODAY,"

"The USA TODAY Network's "Biolabs in Your Backyard" investigation, published since 2015, has revealed hundreds of accidents at corporate, university, government and military labs nationwide. It also has exposed a system of fragmented federal oversight and pervasive secrecy that obscures failings by facilities and regulators."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/01/17/congress-wants-details-of-cdc-lab-accidents/96551636/

Yet NIH funding of coronavirus “gain-of-function” research in Wuhan, China, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, continued despite the ban.  American citizens are outraged at the harm such research has caused and want it stopped for good.