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2021-10-12

Del Bigtree of the Highwire brings us a review of the W.H.O. Global Vaccine Safety Summit. December 2019.

This reminds us that the vaccine hesitancy problem was a feature before the Covid vaccines burst upon us, before they were mandated by various bodies both private and governmental around the world, and before sections of populations were motivated to march in their thousands around the world to defy the demand that the whole world should be vaccinated. Indeed the W.H.O. Safety Summit took place before the pandemic even (officially) started.

It was taken so seriously that the W.H.O. debated it in front of the cameras.

Did the W.H.O. heed the advice of their Summit?

This is just two quotes, still topical today, almost two years later:

"I spend a lot of time talking ... with tech companies (Facebook, WhatsApp ... Weibo) they have a lot of fingers pointing at them to fix the misinformation problem, but it's not so simple. 1. The biggest problem is a lot of it's not misinformation. Our problem is ... that there's not anything 100%, and what actually can legally without creating a censorship thing, can we absolutely say that this is misinformation? because we have a lot of ambiguity in the safety field, and we have to come to terms with that - so we have to think about it differently than deleting misinformation, but building trust so that people are willing to put up with a certain amount of risk because they believe in it enough ..."

"... we need much more investment in safety science"

Del does shout a lot, but ... he's American, and that's his style. What matters is: is he right? Just turn down the volume a tad ...

(2 hours)

After watching this I am left with the overwhelming notion that this topic of vaccine safety is in effect intractable when we mix in all the risk factors that need validation in the course of approving a new vaccine - and that's before we add in the additional complexity inherent in applying more than one vaccine at a time.

If vaccination safety is so intractable, is it really sensible to roll out an untested unapproved vaccine that hasn't even completed its admittedly inadequate safety trials, and mandate that vaccine to the whole world?

Could the vaccine industry ever be economically viable without the cooperation, even effectively the coercion, of governments around the world? Or even if it was merely genuinely concerned for the safety of its products?

 

2021-08-10

Health and Care Bill: water fluoridation

A Policy Paper published on 19th July "explains how the government plans to transfer responsibility for water fluoridation from local authorities to the Secretary of State".

"The World Health Organization recommends a maximum level of 1.5 milligrams of fluoride per litre of water (mg/l)"

"The Water Industry Act will maintain the duty on the Secretary of State to monitor and report on the effects of water fluoridation every 4 years"

"... the purpose of the water fluoridation clauses in the Bill is to give Secretary of State the power to directly introduce, vary or terminate water fluoridation schemes"

Fluorine of course is a member of the halogen family (fluorine chlorine bromine iodine) and possesses chemical properties similar to the other members of the same family. So it is possible for fluorine to replace iodine in the thyroid hormones T3 and T4, compromising their function.

It is unclear why the government is giving priority to this change, which in the scale of matters medical doesn't seem to bring more than a marginal benefit; although no doubt it is seen by some as a tidying up of the responsibilities, which currently lie at a local government level.

Whatever the reasoning, it seems unlikely that this move will lead to any lessening of provision of fluoridated water in the UK over time. An extension of mass medication is clearly indicated.

Why am I not reassured?

2021-05-25

Children's Health Defence publishes a report that the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) in the USA has approved a novel GMO product for use in fake meat burgers. Clever scientists and technologists can do many things but infallible wisdom is not necessarily amongst their primary attributes.

"Impossible Foods’ rat study was not large or long enough to meet minimum FDA requirements, yet still showed some concerning health risks"

" ... these highly processed junk foods are a disaster for both human health and the environment"

"Impossible Foods has even been granted Child Nutrition Labels, paving the way for their products’ use in K-12 schools"

Well, they get up to all sorts of things in the US but how does that affect us here in the UK?

As we have seen in the past, these US-based innovations have a habit of crossing the Atlantic in short order, especially if there is money to be made in nationally-funded institutions, for example, in the education system, or in hospitals, or care homes.

Now that we have left the EU, such innovation can happen more quickly, since such matters no longer have to navigate the cumbersome EU bureaucracy in order to obtain approval.

Read the article.

 

2021-06-30

The link if any between vaccines and autism has long been contentious.

On the one hand there are those who compare the rising numbers of vaccines delivered against the rising number of children diagnosed with autism, and on the other we have the regulatory authorities steadfastly denying any link, apparently on the basis of "not proven".

Good luck telling that to the parents of children who developed autism soon after having them vaccinated.

Now ICAN (Informed Consent Action Network) has received emails from the CDC in response to an FOIAR (Freedom of Information Act Request) that casts doubt on the way in which the CDC has administered its procedures:

"On August 27, 2014, Dr. Thompson, provided a statement through his attorney that the CDC “omitted statistically significant information” showing an association between the MMR vaccine and autism ..."

Read the full Press Release.

And remember, the UK medical authorities almost invariably follow the lead set by the US medical authorities.

2021-05-20

Ivor Cummins has become famous for his meticulous analyses of the statistics in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, and many have found him a very reassuring fount of good sense.

Here he turns his attention to the critical role that Vitamin D (and its co-factors) plays in keeping us upright and fully operable. Very illuminating.

He also teaches the story on how sunshine (or lack of it) promotes the photosynthesis of vitamin D (and more) within the human body. Bookmark the page.

 

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