Advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Oct. 20 recommended adding COVID-19 vaccines to the child and adolescent immunization schedules, despite the vaccines still being under emergency authorization for some children.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) cast the vote during a meeting on updating the schedules for youth and adults.
All members voted to add the Moderna, Pfizer, and Novavax vaccines to the 2023 schedules, asserting that the vaccines, despite waning effectiveness, can still prevent severe disease.
“We view this as COVID is here to stay,” said Dr. Matthew Daley, one of the advisers. “When I think about the routine immunization schedule as a pediatrician, I think of it as an opportunity to prevent serious disease and death. And if something is added to the schedule, it’s because I feel like the benefits continue to strongly outweigh the risks.”
The Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters will also be added if ACIP’s advice is taken.
The CDC and partner groups review schedule recommendations from the ACIP. The American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the groups, said that it would review the ACIP’s recommendation.
The COVID-19 vaccines have proven increasingly ineffective against both infection and severe illness from newer virus variants. In addition, there is no evidence the vaccines protect against severe disease for children under 5. The clinical trials for that population weren’t powered to measure such efficacy. Further, the new bivalent boosters haven’t been tested in humans at all.
“I suppose we should not be surprised that the ACIP has voted to add it to the CDC’s recommended childhood vaccine schedule, even though it has not been fully licensed by FDA for use in children. The past three years has [sic] taught us that federal health officials have politicized the COVID vaccine development, licensing, and policymaking process and rubber-stamped the questionable science provided by pharmaceutical companies,” Barbara Loe Fisher, president and co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, told The Epoch Times in an email.
“Now it is up to parents to let their state legislators know they want vaccine informed consent protections in public health laws and are opposed being forced to give their children the COVID vaccine as a condition of attending school, receiving medical care or for any other reason.”
Advisers stressed before the vote that adding the vaccines to the schedules doesn’t in itself mean the vaccines will be mandated for school children. But laws in 31 states and the District of Columbia require the vaccines on the schedules to be taken by children for school attendance, according to the Policy, Practice, and Prevention Research Center at the University of Illinois Chicago’s School of Public Health. Some other states impose requirements that largely align with the schedules.
The COVID-19 vaccines are still under emergency use authorization for children aged 6 months to 11 years. No vaccines are available to children under 6 months of age. Lynn Bahta, a CDC adviser, asked whether it was allowed to add such a vaccine to the schedules.
“Before we brought this to the workgroup, we had a conversation about this with the Office of General Counsel and we’re told it’s OK to add it to the schedule,” Dr. Patricia Wodi, a CDC official, responded.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of General Counsel and the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel didn’t respond to requests for comment. The Epoch Times has submitted Freedom of Information Act requests for communications between the offices and the CDC on the matter.
(NaturalHealth365) A new study shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) somewhat grandiosely claims that mRNA shots protect children from a rare “hyperinflammatory illness” caused by COVID-19.
In this article, let’s take a closer look at this study and point out some inconsistencies that the CDC seems to ignore as they continue to push for more and more jabs for juveniles.
The study in question, entitled “Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome after Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 Infection in 2 Immunized Adolescents, United States,” was conducted by researchers affiliated with the University of Colorado Aurora. The study cites two cases of children who experienced (and recovered from) a suspected “hyperinflammatory illness” called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). According to the CDC, MIS-C occurs “after SARS-CoV-2 infection.”
Let’s look at some things that both of these children had in common:
Let’s start with the obvious problem:
If COVID shots are supposed to protect against COVID-19 and protect against severe illness, then why on earth would the CDC brandish these two case reports as a sign of COVID shot success? Remember, these are “fully vaxxed” previously healthy children who already had a significantly low risk of severe complications associated with natural SARS-CoV-2 infection because of their young age … yet these children become sick enough following a “breakthrough” infection that they required hospitalization. Trying to claim that their vax status somehow prevented their illnesses from getting worse seems like nothing more than grasping for straws from the CDC.
Next, let’s consider an alternative explanation that the CDC seems to willfully ignore: that their vax status was the explicit reason they experienced severe complications as a result of SARS-CoV-2 infection, a painful medical irony caused by a phenomenon known as Vaccine-Associated Enhanced Disease (VAED).
VAED has been defined as “a rarely-observed phenomenon whereby vaccination promotes immune responses that exacerbate the disease caused by subsequent infection with the associated pathogen” (see an April 2022 review article from Frontiers in Immunology). In other words, getting vaxxed against a virus drives harmful immune system changes that make a person even sicker once exposed to the virus (instead of more protected). In these hopefully rare cases, the vax would do the exact OPPOSITE of what it is “supposed” to do.
VAED could absolutely explain why these children suffered from MIS-C after getting a “breakthrough” COVID-19 illness. And it’s not as if VAED isn’t on Pfizer’s radar.
In Table 5, page 11 of a confidential report from Pfizer called “5.3.6 CUMULATIVE ANALYSIS OF POST-AUTHORIZATION ADVERSE EVENT REPORTS OF PF-07302048 (BNT162B2) RECEIVED THROUGH 28-FEB-2021,” Pfizer refers to VAED as an “Important Potential Risk,” but goes on claim that current data shows the phenomenon is only “theoretical” and not yet observed clinically.
Pfizer cites the following data: “VAED may present as severe or unusual clinical manifestations of COVID-19. Overall, there were 37 subjects with suspected COVID-19 and 101 subjects with confirmed COVID-19 following one or both doses of the vaccine; 75 of the 101 cases were severe, resulting in hospitalisation, disability, life-threatening consequences, or death. None of the 75 cases could be definitively considered as [VAED]. In this review of subjects with COVID-19 following vaccination, based on the current evidence, [VAED] remains a theoretical risk for the vaccine. Surveillance will continue.”
We are not claiming that the cases of these two unfortunate 14-year-old kids prove VAED. However, we are concerned that the CDC and other researchers seem so willing to ignore VAED as a possible explanation. Just how many people are harmed by these shots and put at even MORE risk when exposed to circulating coronavirus variants? Is adequate surveillance honestly being conducted, as Pfizer claims?
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Dr. Hansen conducted hundreds of experiments with dozens of subjects, and his results are consistently replicable. Other scientists have also reproduced his results, including Willem H. van den Berg of the department of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania, and physicist William van der Sluys at Gettysburg College, who published their study in the Journal of Scientific Exploration on March 15.
Previous investigation of human bioenergy fields has used photon sensors. Dr. Hansen took a different approach. He wondered whether a bioenergy field, if it exists, would have enough force to push a torsion pendulum—a device sensitive enough to be moved by a subtle force. He hung the pendulum above the subject’s head and saw a clear change in the pendulum’s momentum.
“After conducting control experiments to rule out effects of air currents and other artifacts, it is concluded that the effects are exerted by some kind of force field that is generated by the subject seated under the pendulum,” he explained in his 2013 study, titled “Use of a Torsion Pendulum Balance to Detect and Characterize What May Be a Human Bioenergy Field,” also published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration. “We know of no force, such as one within the electromagnetic spectrum that can account for these results. It may be that a conventional explanation for these surprising results will be discovered, but it is possible that we have observed a phenomenon that will require the development of new theoretical concepts.”
One of the outstanding observations was that the effect of the human presence continued for some 30 to 60 minutes after the human subject had already left. With other forces, such as air currents, the pendulum would immediately return to its classic, non-driven motion.
Every subject had roughly the same power to influence the pendulum “indicating that the effects on the pendulum require neither unique talent nor practice,” wrote Hansen in a synopsis of a talk he gave at the 34th annual Society for Scientific Exploration conference at the end of May 2015. “However, it has been observed that some subjects, especially ones that have pursued a meditative practice for many years, exert very different effects during a meditative state compared to a non-meditative state … which shows that the mental state of a subject can strongly affect the behavior of the pendulum.”
Van den Berg and van der Sluys used the same pendulum device—as Hansen has made the design public, encouraging others to replicate his results—and observed the same change in its movement when in proximity to a human head. They wondered, however, if this change may have been due to a change in air temperature from the heat emanated by a human head. The change in air temperature could cause convection currents, they said.
They placed a layer of plastic between the head and the pendulum and found the effect on the pendulum disappeared. They suggested the plastic either cut the pendulum off from the mysterious bioenergy field, or it simply cut off the heat source.
Hansen published a reply to this study, however, noting what he sees as flaws in the theory that body heat caused the pendulum movement.
For starters, Hansen said, “If you were to place a thick plastic shield between the subject and the pendulum, the pushing force [of the bioenergy field] would initially be against the shield, and the pendulum would only respond to whatever pushing force remained after pushing against the shield. For the pushing force to survive passage through the shield and then push against the pendulum would violate fundamental principles of physics; i.e. you can only use a force once, and if it is utilized to push against the shield it cannot subsequently push against the pendulum.”
Another factor Hansen said that van den Berg failed to take into account is the persistent aftereffects. Hansen wrote: “A fundamental principle of pendulum physics is that if the pendulum is driven by an outside force and the force is removed, then the pendulum will immediately return to classic non-driven motion.”
Any accumulation of heated convection currents would quickly dissipate after the subject left. So convection currents could not explain these aftereffects. Hansen described the effects of the subject’s bioenergy field as being somehow “imprinted” on the pendulum.
He said the van den Berg study also failed to acknowledge the varied frequencies with which the pendulum oscillates in the presence of a human subject. The pendulum oscillates with a single frequency when the subject is absent. It oscillates with many new frequencies when the subject is present, and for some half an hour or more after the subject has left—something not explained away by convection currents caused by air temperature variations.
A former Wall Street analyst and BlackRock portfolio manager, Edward Dowd has been analyzing excess mortality data from the CDC (https://www.theepochtimes.com/t-cdc) and from insurance companies with his partner, Josh Stirling, an insurance analyst. Excess mortality or excess deaths (https://www.theepochtimes.com/t-excess-deaths) refers to the number of deaths from all causes above what would be expected under normal circumstances.
Earlier this year, the CEO of a major life insurance company said death rates among working-age Americans had gone up 40 percent from pre-pandemic levels. A recent report by the Society of Actuaries now reinforces this alarming data, Dowd says.
‘In the 25 to 34 [age group], they saw 78 percent excess mortality in the third quarter of 2021. They also saw, in the 35 to 44 age group, 100 percent excess mortality,’ Dowd says.”
13 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen Footage of Ballot Trafficking in Detroit, Michigan
“Election Integrity investigators in Detroit, Michigan captured never-before-seen footage of DOZENS of ballot traffickers dumping HUNDREDS of ballots into ballot drop boxes during the 2020 US presidential election.
The exclusive drop-box footage from the 2020 presidential election was obtained by The Gateway Pundit and Attorney John Burns.
The MC4EI team in Michigan spent hours scouring through the thousands of hours of security camera footage to put together this explosive 13-minute-video.
Special thanks to Patty McMurray and 100 Percent Fed Up for her help in coordinating this effort.
Israel Found and Covered Up Serious Side Effects From Pfizer COVID Vaccine
Israel didn’t start to gather safety data until a year into the vaccine program. They gathered 6 months worth of data and found that the vaccines weren’t safe so they lied to the world about it.
Dr. Peter McCullough: “In France, they took hydroxychloroquine off the over-the-counter market months before the virus was even announced.”
“The suppression of early treatment and the suppression of any advancement in hospital care was intentional to create fear, suffering, hospitalization, and death in order to prepare the world’s population to accept mass vaccination — with no end in sight.”
“There was massive cheating in the 2020 election in New Hampshire including ‘phantom voters’ voting from houses they did not live in, warned auditor and New Hampshire Voter Integrity Group leader Marylyn Todd in this interview from the Moment of Truth Summit with The New American (http://www.thenewamerican.com/) magazine’s Alex Newman. These irregularities were easily enough to affect the outcome, with Todd saying that some towns had more people voting than the number of people registered to vote. Machine shenanigans were everywhere, too. Todd, who helped represent her state at the summit, also described how Governor Sununu ordered state police to arrest her and numerous other peaceful activists for expressing their concern”
Have you ever considered how we have created this great illusion with ouremotions and actions. We are energetic beings and have unknowingly created our own reality as well as those around us. Worldwide, there are over 7 billion of us thinking, talking, emotional, acting and reacting, all generating positive and negative energy. To complicate the issue, as humans, we have approximately 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day, most with unruly minds.
When a person thinks, speaks or acts negatively, or by gestures, criticizing, judging or controlling, energy is not sent only to the person intended, but into the world. The personal energy affects everyone around even though they may not be consciously aware. We all have experienced that moment when someone walks into our space smiling or crying, and how this affects the emotional vibrations. Sporting events are a prime example of how emotions affect the masses. A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology studied the effects of worrying on performing a task. Thinking negatively about your problems not only doesn’t help solve anything, it actually makes it harder for you to think of a helpful solution.
On the other hand, thinking positively generates energetic Traditional views suggest experiences of positive emotions signal well-being and guide positive behavior in the moment. Positive emotions, although fleeting, have more long-lasting consequences. Positive emotions transform people for the better, providing a spiritual path for the future.affecting all of those around us and even the world.
Mainstream and social media creates news, provoking thought, creating emotions resulting in actions and reactions, fueling our monkey mind. Energy prevails everywhere, in beings and objects including mother earth, creating our reality. The effects are not seen immediately, but can be defined as a garden, slowing growing and taking hold in whatever soil we have prepared.
Buddha said our lives are products of our mind. What we are today is a result of what we thought yesterday. What we think today influences what happens to us tomorrow. Our entire lives are products of our mind.
Lao Tzu said the world is transformed by those who love all people, just as you love yourself.
Jesus said in the Gospel of the Egyptians, You receive no benefit from loving only those who love you. Great benefits comes from loving those who hate you.
We are in the Greatest Spiritual Awaken we have ever known. We are a product of our society which we created and now we can recreate. It starts now, watch your thoughts, choose your thoughts wisely. With love in your heart, be aware of your thoughts and be of service to others in your own way. This is your journey, along with 7 billion others, and it starts with love. Whatever you have in your heart you will become.
Facebook is in BIG TROUBLE.
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Washington’s behavior on the world stage risks direct conflict between the nuclear states, the Russian embassy in the US has warned.
“Today, the United States continues to act with no regard to other countries’ security and interests, which contributes to an increase in nuclear risks,” the embassy said in a statement on its Telegram channel.
“The [US’] steps to further engage in a hybrid confrontation with Russia in the context of the Ukrainian crisis are fraught with unpredictable escalation and a direct military clash of nuclear powers.”
The embassy noted that Washington has recently withdrawn from two key arms control agreements, the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which banned certain classes of land-based missiles, and the 1992 Treaty on Open Skies, which allowed for surveillance flights over each other’s territories.
The embassy urged the US to “take a closer look at its own nuclear policy instead of making unfounded accusations against the countries whose worldviews do not coincide with the American ones.”
“Our country faithfully fulfills its obligations as a nuclear-weapon state and makes every effort to reduce nuclear risks,” the diplomats said.
The statement comes after the US accused Moscow of using the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine as cover for its soldiers. The plant, the largest in Europe, was seized by Russian troops during the early stages of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine, which was launched in late February. It continues to operate with Ukrainian personnel under Russian control.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Russia’s action at the facility “the height of irresponsibility.” Russia and Ukraine, meanwhile, have been accusing each other of shelling the plant. According to Moscow, artillery fire by Ukrainians forces caused several fires and partial power outages this month.
Russia initiated a UN Security Council meeting last week regarding the situation around the Zaporozhye power plant. Russian envoy Vassily Nebenzia said that Moscow supports the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect the facility as quickly as possible.
“In a speech in the European Parliament earlier this month, German MP Christine Anderson described the coercion of people into taking COVID vaccines as the ‘biggest crime ever committed on humanity.’
‘This vaccine campaign will go down as the biggest scandal in medical history,’ Anderson declared, adding ‘moreover, it will be known as the biggest crime ever committed on humanity.’
The MEP was addressing mass flight cancellations and staff shortages in airports and on planes, asserting that while it is claimed the situation stems from companies not hiring back enough staff after the pandemic, the real reason is that pilots and other staff have refused to get vaccinated.
Anderson further warned that ‘unscrupulous globalist elites’ have used the pandemic for their own ends, asking ‘What in God’s name have they done with this?’…”more
Programs in countries around the world have begun quietly compensating people who have been injured by or died as a result of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Humans are biologically diverse, with respect to both genetic makeup and past environmental exposures. Because of this, explained neurologist Dr. Robert Lowry, people can react very differently to the same medication or vaccination. Whenever a new drug or biologic hits the market, some people will have bad reactions and others may even suffer serious adverse events as a result.
Even under the best testing conditions, rare reactions will be missed. This is especially true for any product which is fast-tracked or authorized for emergency use before all the phases of necessary testing are complete.
COVID-19 vaccines are no exception. Despite the fact that we are constantly and consistently assured that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, and that severe adverse reactions are “very rare,” the FDA and the CDC with its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, as well as the scientists and executives at each of the participating drug companies, know that some people will become permanently disabled or even die as a result of vaccination.
In fact, in 2011 the Supreme Court of the United States (pdf) reiterated the idea that vaccines, like other pharmaceutical products, are “unavoidably unsafe.”
In many countries around the world, consumers who are injured as a result of vaccines are covered by government compensation programs. In the United States there are two government-funded programs that are designed to compensate consumers for injuries, at the same time shielding vaccine manufacturers from liability for any serious injuries their products cause: The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP).
As of July 1, 2022, not a single claim has been compensated by the CICP. However, 31 COVID-19 countermeasure claims have been denied, “because the standard of proof for causation was not met and/or a covered injury was not sustained,” according to the CICP website. “One COVID-19 countermeasure claim, a COVID-19 vaccine claim due to an anaphylactic reaction, has been determined eligible for compensation and is pending a review of eligible expenses.”
At the same time, countries around the world are quietly compensating families whose loved ones have been injured or have died as a result of COVID-19 vaccines.
The Japan Times reported this week that a 91-year-old woman who died after suffering an allergic response and sudden heart attack is the first person in Japan to be compensated for a COVID vaccine injury.
A ministry of health panel ruled that a causal relationship “could not be denied” in her case. Her family will receive a lump sum worth approximately $325,000.
The panel reviewed another 11 cases ranging in age from 20s to 90s but did not reach any other ruling.
So far in Japan, according to the article, 3,680 people have applied for compensation, 820 have been approved and 62 denied, with decisions on another 16 being “postponed.”
On June 24, 2022, Taiwan’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program held a meeting to review 65 cases, according to the Taipei Times. The Taiwanese program awarded compensation to 10 claimants. These awards included a lump sum worth $116,877 to the family of someone who died after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
This patient was hospitalized 10 days after receiving the vaccine due to a headache and vomiting. Testing revealed thrombocytopenia, a sometimes-lethal blood disorder that is characterized by low platelets.
However, the patient was discharged the next day, only to return that evening after losing consciousness. The patient died of intracerebral hemorrhage, a common cause of stroke.
When the vaccination program first rolled out in the United States, in December of 2020, an otherwise healthy obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Gregory Michael, 56, of Miami Beach, Florida, also died of thrombocytopenia.
Although his death occurred approximately two weeks after he got Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, and prompted an article exploring this side effect in the New York Times, the coroner deemed that there was no medical certainty that the complications from immune thrombocytopenia was vaccine-induced.
Vicki Spit was the first of a handful of people in the United Kingdom to be awarded compensation for injuries due to COVID vaccines, according to a June 24, 2022 article in the British Medical Journal.
Spit’s 48-year-old partner, Zion, became ill eight days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine and died. The victims were awarded the maximum: $150,000. As of May 2022, 1,681 claims for vaccine injury following COVID-19 vaccinations had been filed.
As quoted in the BMJ, Sarah Moore, a spokeswoman for the law firm representing the victims or their families, pointed out that though the awards will not do much to alleviate the financial hardships caused by the injuries, they constitute “the clearest statement yet, by the government, that in some rare instances the COVID-19 vaccines have caused very significant injury or death.”
Moore believes most of the compensation awards were for vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) or cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.
At the same time, Yahoo News has reported that 444 cases of VITT have been recorded in the United Kingdom from 49 million doses of the vaccine, with 81 deaths.
According to Canada’s Vaccine Injury Support Program (VISP), from June 1, 2021 to June 1, 2022, 774 claims have been received. Eight of these claims were “approved by the Medical Review Board,” meaning “these claims represent cases where it has been determined by the Medical Review Board that there is a probable link between the injury and the vaccine and that the injury is serious and permanent.”
According to the VISP website, “eligible individuals may receive income replacement indemnities; injury indemnities; death benefits; coverage for funeral expenses; reimbursement of eligible costs such as otherwise uncovered medical expenses.”
Thrombocytopenia can lead to blood clots as well as hemorrhaging. Thrombosis is another word for blood clots. Since it is very unusual for an otherwise healthy younger person to suffer from blood clots, the connection between the vaccines and this injury are difficult to refute.
Scandinavian countries have paid more attention to COVID-19 vaccine injuries than other countries. Norway compensated its first three victims in July of last year, a woman in her 40s who died, as well as a man and a woman in their 30s who both survived their vaccine injuries.
All three were healthcare workers who received the AstraZeneca vaccine, which Norway stopped administering on March 11, 2021, due to reports of serious blood clots, low platelet counts, and abnormal bleeding.
In fact, Norwegian doctors were among the first to point out the connection between the vaccine and these injuries.
Denmark, too, has been quickly and quietly processing vaccine injury claims. The Danish government awarded compensation for their first case of VITT in May of 2021.
At the time, 158 people had filed claims for COVID-19 vaccine injuries. The director of the patient compensation board, Karen Inger-Bast, said, “Generally, we often see injuries from vaccination. We also see them from, for example, vaccination against influenza and children’s diseases. That’s also how it will be with COVID-19, with up to 5 million people being vaccinated.”
Yet, while other countries are compensating people who have been injured by COVID-19 vaccines, America has yet to financially assist a single claimant. According to the Health Resources and Service Administration, as of July 1, 2022, the CICP had yet to award compensation to anyone for damages due to a COVID-19 vaccine.
Thirty-one claims have been denied compensation because the “standard of proof for causation was not met and/or a covered injury was not sustained.”
A single claim on behalf of someone who suffered an immediate anaphylactic reaction has been deemed eligible for compensation but is pending a review of eligible expenses. For the majority of claims, the CICP is “still waiting for records and documentation to be submitted,” the website claims.
The AstraZeneca vaccine associated with so many of the injuries quietly compensated has not been made available in the United States.
At the same time, as of July 22, 2022, 86,604 serious adverse events from COVID-19 vaccines administered in the United States have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), including 13,805 deaths.
It’s difficult to determine exactly how many of those involve blood clots, abnormal bleeding, or low platelets because each of those conditions can be coded in many different ways, but a search by The Epoch Times retrieved 2,609 cases that included some mention of thrombosis or thrombocytopenia, including 420 deaths.
These conditions account for only a small portion of the adverse events that have been reported to the CDC and the FDA. In order for people who have suffered from these adverse events to make a claim, a temporal association between the vaccine and the injury or some kind of causation must be established, as the Norwegian doctors and others did for VITT.
In the United States, we may wait a long time for science that establishes causation with respect to vaccine injuries.
In 2011, the Institute of Medicine conducted a detailed investigation into the science available on 158 suspected links between vaccines and specific adverse outcomes. In this report, the IOM ruled that the science was not sufficient to determine whether a causal link existed or not for 135 of the vaccine injuries patients had sustained.
A 2014 Associated Press investigation found that many families with medically documented non-COVID vaccine injuries have been waiting for years—some over a decade—for the government to help them.
For now, while other countries are quietly making amends, American families who have lost loved ones and Americans who have seen sharp declines in their health following COVID-19 vaccination have nowhere to turn.
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These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.
(1) And he said, “Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death.”
(2) Jesus said, “Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All.”
(3) Jesus said, “If those who lead you say to you, ‘See, the kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.”
What is being done to protect Aussie children from pedophiles. Time to stop talking about the flu and recognize real issues for the vulnerable of our communities around the world
Recent studies have discovered that middle-aged and elderly people who cannot stand on one leg for more than 10 seconds have almost double the risk of death in the next decade. Why is the ability to stand on one leg” related to mortality? There are two key reasons, and improving these issues can help reduce the risk of death.
The British Journal of Sports Medicine published a new study assessing the association between the ability to complete a 10-second one-legged stance and all-cause mortality in middle-aged and older adults.
Between 2008 and 2020, a total of 1,702 (68 percent male) volunteers aged 51 to 75 years participated in the study. A total of 20.4 percent were unable to complete the 10-second one-legged stance, and the older the volunteers, the higher the probability of failing the test.
During a follow-up (median of 7 years), 7.2 percent of the volunteers passed away, with cancer and cardiovascular diseases as the main causes of death, as well as respiratory diseases and COVID-19 complications. Among them, 4.6 percent were able to stand on one leg for more than 10 seconds, and 17.5 percent were unable to stand for more than 10 seconds.
Compared with those who passed the test, those who could not stand on one leg for more than 10 seconds had significant differences in age, waist-to-height ratio, and BMI. Moreover, their health status was also relatively poor, mostly suffering from hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity.
After taking age, gender, and underlying conditions into account, the study pointed out that people who were unable to stand on one leg for 10 seconds had an 84 percent increased risk of death from any cause in the next decade, which is equivalent to almost double the risk of people who passed the test.
The length of time a person can stand on one leg is related to his or her sense of balance and muscle strength.
Dr. Scott Wang, director of Star Rehabilitation Clinic in Neihu District, Taiwan, pointed out that sense of balance is very important, and elderly people with poor balance are prone to falls. He said, “Some of my patients in their 60s and 70s will tell me things like they fell again last week, or fell three times in the last month.”
Falls are a major threat to seniors.
This is because the harm caused by falls can be minor or major, ranging from scratches and bruises to serious fractures and even loss of life.
“When I was working in a hospital, a patient fell out of bed, causing a brain hemorrhage, and he passed away,” Dr. Wang said.
Sense of balance deteriorates as one ages, and the maintenance of sense of balance involves vision, the semicircular canals (the organs responsible for the sense of balance) in the ear, and proprioception. Vision deteriorates with age, affecting the elderly’s ability to walk; the semicircular canals are also affected by aging, as well as vertigo; and proprioception does not only deteriorate due to aging, but is also related to diabetes.
Most people can close their eyes and still put the index fingers of both of hands together, which is a function of proprioception. Proprioception allows a person to detect the position of a limb in space without being able to see it.
Diabetic patients with poor blood sugar control can suffer damage to their proprioceptive nerves, resulting in insensitivity of the peripheral limbs and a poor sense of balance. Dr. Wang said that one of his patients doesn’t have feeling in his feet, so when he walks, he feels as if walking on a marshmallow. “This kind of feeling is very scary, and the general population can’t really imagine it,” he said.
In addition, a deteriorated sense of balance may also be a sign of an asymptomatic stroke (silent stroke).
Dr. Chih Hao Lin, neurologist and director of the Brain Stroke Center at Lin Shin Hospital in Taiwan, said that most asymptomatic strokes are small strokes, in which small blood vessels or capillaries under the cerebral cortex become embolized. Since the symptoms are very mild, they may not be detected without special attention or examination. However, these asymptomatic strokes may lead to major strokes.
Patients with asymptomatic strokes may experience a slight loss of balance, unstable gait, weakness in walking, and changes in their field of vision, including not being able to see with one of their eyes. The danger is that the symptoms are so light the patients do not detect them.
Muscle strength is also an important factor that affects the sense of balance. “Even if a person has good vision, balance and proprioception, if his muscles are severely atrophied, he is still prone to falls,” Dr. Wang said.
At the same time, muscle strength alone can predict a person’s longevity.
In addition to standing on one leg, a meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal in 2010 found that people with poor grip strength, a slow walking speed, and slow chair rises also have relatively high future all-cause mortality:
These abilities are also related to muscle strength. The most effective way to improve muscle strength is weight training, and Dr. Wang emphasized that “weight training can cure various diseases.” Excellent muscle strength brings many health benefits.
As muscle mass increases, it can prevent sarcopenia, increase bone density, reduce the risk of fractures, maintain joint flexibility to reduce arthritis symptoms, lose weight, and increase physical flexibility and balance.
People with a thick waist circumference have a lot of visceral fat accumulation, and their body is in a state of chronic inflammation, with metabolic problems. They are prone to fatty liver, and having high blood pressure, high blood lipid, and high blood sugar levels, and their future risks of cancer and diabetes are also relatively high. Compared to aerobic exercise, weight training has the best effect on reducing and controlling waist circumference.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published a comprehensive review last year, showing that 60 to 150 minutes of muscle-strengthening activities per week can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 20 percent to 25 percent, the risk of type 2 diabetes by 30 percent, cancer mortality by 15 percent to 20 percent, and all-cause mortality by about 20 percent to 25 percent.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a study from Switzerland found that people with greater grip strength had lower hospitalization rates for COVID-19.
Dr. Wang added that weight training is good for blood sugar and blood pressure control. Some people may worry that when doing weight training, people’s faces tend to turn red, so won’t weight training increase blood pressure instead? He explained that the blood pressure will rise during exercise, but it will decrease after exercise. People who do weight training regularly have well-controlled blood pressure when they are not exercising.
In addition to the sense of balance and muscle strength, whether or not someone can stand on one foot for more than 10 seconds also reflects a person’s exercise habits. People who habitually exercise are more physically fit and can stand on one leg for a longer period of time.
If you want to train your sense of balance and improve your muscle strength, first of all, it is necessary to cultivate exercise habits, and add the following training to your weekly routine:
Excellent weight training needs to take into account both upper and lower body muscles, but muscle training of the lower body brings the greatest benefits, because the muscles below the waist account for two-thirds of the total body muscle mass.
Deadlifts and deep squats mainly exercise the lower body. They also work the muscles of the entire body, making them highly efficient exercises for gaining muscle.
This training method is very simple: on the floor, draw (or paste) a line, and walk heel-to-toe along the line back and forth.
Dr. Wang pointed out that to enhance one’s sense of balance, improving muscle strength is indispensable, and some balance training should also be added to form a complete approach.
Regardless of whether it is weight training or balance training, seniors are advised to have a coach to assist them in doing these exercises to avoid falls and movement errors that can cause sports injuries.
Not that long ago, people knew the healing properties of plants that grew in the fields and forests where they lived. This knowledge was invaluable when doctors might be hours or even days away. It was also a way of life.
Today, knowing we can treat the most common ailments with plants grown in our gardens makes us more self-sufficient and ensures we can take care of our basic health needs now and in the future.
Here are six medicinal herbs to add to your “healing garden.”
Nervous System Tonic/Anxiety/Depression/Sleep Aid/Headaches/Stress/Pain and Inflammation
Lavender’s beautiful flowers and enticing aroma are a wonderful addition to any garden. Lavender also adds a host of healing properties that are very useful for everyday health problems such as headaches—especially those associated with stress. Lavender is considered a nervous system tonic and is an excellent natural remedy for nervousness, anxiety, and depression. Lavender is also ideal for promoting natural sleep because of its calming effect on the nervous system. You can put lavender flowers in your bedroom, or place a few drops of lavender essential oil in a bath or on your pillow or bedsheets to help you relax and fall into a restful sleep.
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For depression, anxiety, or general stress and tension, you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a carrier oil such as extra-virgin olive oil or jojoba oil and apply to various parts of the body like the temples, inside of the wrists and elbows, or the bottoms of the feet. Adding a few drops of lavender essential oil to a diffuser also helps with anxiety and depression, and relaxes the body to help you sleep.
Externally, the oil can be used as a stimulating liniment to help aches and pains from inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, and other tissues.
Part Used: Flowers
Collection: Lavender flowers should be gathered just before opening, usually between early summer and early fall. Flowers should be gently dried at temperatures no higher than 35 degrees C/95 degrees F.
Preparation and Dosage: For tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of the dried flowers and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink this tea three times a day.
When using essential oils, always try to use high-quality organic oils and mix them with a carrier oil such as coconut, jojoba, avocado, almond, argan, grapeseed, or rosehip if they are applied to the skin.
Eliminates Toxins/Fevers/Urinary Infections/Wound Healing
Yarrow is a powerful herb with a vast range of medicinal actions, making it an excellent addition to your healing garden. It’s one of the best diaphoretic herbs, which induce sweating, helping the body to eliminate toxins through the skin and urine.
Yarrow is also well known for its ability to treat fevers. It regulates blood flow to all parts of the body and, combined with its sweat-inducing abilities, helps to regulate body temperature and fluids and to release heat and toxins, reducing a fever. For a fever, you can drink yarrow tea (instructions below) or add 8 cups of yarrow tea to a hot bath.
Yarrow has a powerful effect on blood and lowers blood pressure due to its ability to dilate peripheral blood vessels. It also tones and strengthens vessels, is excellent for treating bruises, bleeding, and clotting problems, and can be used externally for wound healing.
Yarrow’s antibacterial properties make it an excellent choice for urinary tract infections. It strengthens and tones the bladder, improving incontinence and helping to decrease the chance of reinfection. Yarrow also reduces pain in these conditions. It helps cystitis, an inflammation of the bladder often associated with a bladder infection. In these cases, you can use a tincture (a preparation using alcohol that is taken internally) or drink yarrow tea.
Yarrow has long been used in European, Native American, and Chinese medicine. In Chinese medicine, yarrow, or ya luo, is an herb that moves both qi (energy) and blood. It reduces inflammation, stops bleeding, and heals wounds. Yarrow treats fevers, colds, flus, headaches, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, bladder infections, urinary stones, frequent urination, and heavy or delayed menstruation. It also has a spiritual component in Chinese medicine and is seen to unite all aspects of a person: physical, emotional, and spiritual. In Eastern medicine, this unity personifies health, happiness, and well-being.
Parts Used: Aerial parts (the parts of a plant that grow above the ground)
Collection: The entire part of the plant that grows above ground can be collected when it’s in flower, which is generally between early summer and early fall.
Preparation and Dosage: For tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls of the dried herb and leave to infuse for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink this tea three times a day. For a fever, drink the tea hot, hourly.
Echinacea angustifolia / Echinacea purpurea
Infections/Colds and Flus/Immune Booster/Mouthwash/Sores and Cuts
Echinacea is a powerful infection fighter and vital addition to any healing garden. The echinacea plant produces pretty daisy-like flowers that range in color from white to pink to light purple.
In recent years, echinacea has come into the mainstream and become a popular remedy for colds and flus. It’s now widely available as a tea, supplements, lozenges, and tinctures to boost the immune system and rid the body of the common cold and influenza. It’s also a prophylactic, fortifying our external defenses and keeping infections from taking hold.
Echinacea is well known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties and its ability to treat all kinds of infections, especially in the upper respiratory tract. A study published in the journal Holistic Nursing Practice in 2016 found that using echinacea for four months reduced the total number of cold episodes, decreased the number of days with colds, and reduced the cold episodes that required additional medication.
Echinacea is also effective for sores and cuts when applied topically as a lotion.
Echinacea can be made into a mouthwash to treat oral conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis. A tincture or a decoction (tea) works for this purpose. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. Periodontitis is a more severe infection affecting the ligaments and bones supporting the teeth.
Parts used: Flowers and roots
Collection: The roots should be harvested in the fall.
Preparation and Dosage: For tea, put 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls of the root in 1 cup of water and slowly bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink this tea three times a day.
For a tincture, take 1 to 4 milliliters three times a day.
Gentle Sedative/Calms Nervous System/Helps Digestion/Anti-Inflammatory/Analgesic/Antiseptic
Chamomile is an incredibly versatile herb and an excellent choice for a healing garden. It’s a highly effective but gentle sedative that’s safe to use with children. It’s often used in combination with other herbs to add a relaxing effect. Chamomile helps with insomnia, anxiety, and stress because of its calming effects on the nervous system. For these, chamomile tea is ideal.
As a carminative, chamomile affects the digestive system by relaxing stomach muscles, helping the movement of food through the system, and reducing the production of gas, which helps to ease pain and bloating. A study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology in 2018 demonstrated that the flavonoids in Roman chamomile had a direct and prolonged muscle-relaxant effect on the smooth muscle in the small intestinal tissue of guinea pigs and humans.
Roman chamomile has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, and diaphoretic properties. Chamomile is used for inflammatory conditions, is an excellent remedy for pain, combats the growth of microorganisms (which is why it’s a common ingredient in many soaps and cleaning products), and induces sweating, helping the body to cleanse itself of toxins and other debris.
Adding a handful of chamomile flowers to a large bowl, pouring boiling water over them, and inhaling the steam is a natural remedy for nasal congestion and other inflammations of the upper respiratory tract. Once the water has cooled, you can splash it onto the eyes for pain and swelling.
Made into a balm, chamomile speeds the healing of cuts and other wounds.
Parts used: Flowers and leaves
Collection: Flowers should be collected between late spring and late summer when they aren’t wet with dew or rain. Flowers should be dried gently at not too high a temperature.
Preparation and Dosage: For tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water on 2 teaspoonfuls of the dried herb and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes. For digestive problems, drink the tea after meals. A stronger tea should be used for conditions such as gingivitis or periodontitis. Boil 1/2 cup flowers in 2 liters (approximately 8.4 cups) of water to make a steam bath. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam.
Skin Inflammation/Gallbladder Issues/Indigestion/Fungal Infections/Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers
Marigold’s sunny yellow-orange flowers add a lovely splash of color to your garden, and their medicinal properties help a variety of common ailments.
Marigold is particularly good for skin inflammation resulting from infection or physical damage, and for any external bleeding, wounds, bruising, strains, minor burns, and scalds. In these cases, marigold can be used as a lotion, balm, poultice, or compress.
Marigold is a cholagogue—causing contraction of the gallbladder and stimulating the secretion of bile—and is used to relieve gallbladder problems and indigestion. It also treats gastric and duodenal ulcers.
Marigold has antifungal properties and can be used internally and externally for fungal infections. It’s also an effective remedy for delayed menstruation and painful periods.
If you raise chickens, marigolds are an excellent supplement to chicken feed to improve chickens’ health and the quality of their eggs. A study published in the International Journal of Poultry Science found that chickens fed marigold or marigold extract laid healthier eggs with considerably less cholesterol.
Parts used: Yellow petals (florets)
Collection: You can collect the entire flower tops or just the petals between early summer and early fall. The flowers must be dried very carefully to make sure there’s no discoloration.
Preparation and Dosage: For tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls of the florets and leave to infuse for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink this tea three times a day.
Simple Marigold Balm Recipe
This marigold ointment is excellent for use on cuts, sores, or minor burns.
Recipe: Take 60 grams/2 ounces (or about a handful) of freshly picked marigold flowers, add them to 200 grams/7 ounces of melted petroleum jelly, and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer very gently for about 10 minutes, stirring well. Then sift it through fine gauze, squeezing out all the liquid from the flowers. Pour the liquid into a container and seal it after it has cooled.
This recipe is from “Holistic Herbal” by David Hoffmann.
Natural Bandages/Speed Healing of Cuts, Wounds, and Burns/Natural Toilet Paper/Antimicrobial
Lamb’s ear is a very appealing plant and is often grown as an ornamental because of its fuzzy leaves that look like the soft ears of baby lambs. For this reason, it’s also popular in children’s gardens, as the soft leaves make them fun to touch. Lamb’s ear is part of the mint family and native to the Middle East. It’s easy to grow, requiring full sun and soil with good drainage.
Lamb’s ear leaves have antiseptic and astringent properties and are excellent for speeding the healing of wounds, cuts, and scrapes, with the leaves being placed directly on the skin. The plant’s leaves were actually used as bandages during the Civil War, and some stories suggest that they were used this way as far back as the Middle Ages.
Lamb’s ear can also be used as an alternative to toilet paper, and there are accounts that the Boy Scouts used them for this purpose. Always be sure your plant identification skills are excellent if you are going to use lamb’s ear this way.
In a study published in Plants in 2021, lamb’s ear and two other species from the same genus (Stachys) were studied for their antimicrobial activity. Lamb’s ear (Stachys byzantina) showed antimicrobial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria strains—eight in total.
Parts used: Flowers and leaves
Collection: Harvest the aerial parts in mid-summer, just as it’s beginning to flower.
Preparation and Dosage: You can place leaves directly on cuts and wounds, or crush the leaves and put them on stings and insect bites. Tea made of dried leaves is beneficial for colds and infections of the gums and throat. Tea that’s been cooled can be used as an eye wash for styes.
Plants are our allies in the natural world, and if we learn how to harness their gifts, we can reconnect with the planet and improve our health and well-being in the process.