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Posted in: 'Blood on your hands' if world steps back on tackling COVID now: WHO official See in context

The WHO knows a lot about having blood on your hands

Indeed, the WHO has blood on their hands, but who doesn't?

These people have ZERO credibility to discuss anything, anytime, anywhere.

Indeed, the WHO has no credibility, but who does?

Though, we should give them credit for announcing quite early on that Remdesivir doesn't work. Too bad nobody listened to them then. Surprisingly, they changed their minds a few months ago!

So I hear you loud and clear, but we do need to get as many people in the developing world vaccinated as possible, just so we can avoid another Omicron style variant.

I think we should leave them alone. The less a country is vaccinated, the better off they are; and vice-versa....

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Posted in: Japan simplifies COVID tracking to focus on elderly, high-risk people See in context

I certainly would participate in any Covid tracking system if I believed that the government and health agencies were competent and had our health and well being at heart. But I quickly realized this was not the case, far from it. So I will continue to ignore and/or resist any measure they try to introduce, no matter how simplified it is...

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Posted in: Japan bans export of chemical weapons goods to Russia See in context

Asked if Japan approves of the possible use of nuclear weapons by the United States against Russia, Matsuno refused to comment on the grounds that it was a hypothetical question.

As a representative of the world’s only country to have suffered nuclear attacks, Matsuno is quite a hypocrite...

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Posted in: Conspiracy theories are dangerous even if very few people believe them See in context

Are these true?

Horse dewormer cures COVID...

Depends. The drug, which was administered billions of times to humans and resulted in a Nobel prize, was later shown to be as effective against Covid as any of the new drugs approved by the FDA.

Yes, it is also used as a horse dewormer, but why was there a sudden switch to referring to IVM as a horse dewormer by the provaxxers, including the MSM, despite billions of doses having been given to humans over several decades? Was there a conspiracy? It appears so, y'all...

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Posted in: Rising obesity projected to hamper developing economies: report See in context

I gave up all food containing carbohydrates (rice, bread, biscuits, cakes, etc.etc.)

Yes, that's the way to go!

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Posted in: Conspiracy theories are dangerous even if very few people believe them See in context

Does anyone think Alex Jones will one day be viewed on a level with Galileo?

AJ is a gatekeeper, his job is to make "conspiracy theorists" look silly.

As for conspiracy theories about the covid vaccines, these are being proved true with alarming frequency.

And yet you have never provided any evidence that would prove anything of those conspiracy theories,

We've provided lots of evidence (including peer-reviewed papers) showing that the "safe and effective" narrative is not valid; same with the zoonotic origin of Covid and the ineffectiveness or repurposed drugs.

The fact that the official narrative regarding Covid has been so wrong and yet so aggressively pushed and promoted in a highly coordinated manner, while equally aggressively silencing and attacking opposite views strongly suggests that a conspiracy was behind it.

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Posted in: Conspiracy theories are dangerous even if very few people believe them See in context

Yes, conspiracy theories are dangerous... for the powers that be, especially when they are true.

They are dangerous for everybody in general specially when they are not true but people keep pushing them even when they can be categorically disproved.

Yes, I agree. But I am referring to the many "conspiracy theories" that are increasingly being shown to be true, but which continue being attacked and censored.

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Posted in: Conspiracy theories are dangerous even if very few people believe them See in context

Yes, conspiracy theories are dangerous... for the powers that be, especially when they are true.

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Posted in: 4.4 mil Americans roll up sleeves for Omicron-targeted boosters See in context

And there's no explanation as to why the numbers volunteering for a shot are plummeting. Wouldn't be anything to do with short-lived efficacy or the nasty side-effects that narrative pushers try to downplay or simply ignore, would it?

Yes, that plus:

The vast majority of us have already been infected with omicron, and therefore already have a significant level of long lasting immunity.

The current variant is so much milder than earlier ones.

Accumulating data continues to show that for young (under 60) and healthy people, the risks from the vaccines are greater than from the virus, even for earlier variants.

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Posted in: U.S. becoming a 'developing country' on global rankings that measure democracy, inequality See in context

a devotion to “American exceptionalism” keeps the country

in denial...

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Posted in: New 007 to 'serve king and country' as producers vow to keep Bond 'fresh' See in context

indeed, don’t mess with James Bond !

Isn't it too late already? They killed him off in the last one...

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Posted in: How the new bivalent COVID vaccines work See in context

since neutralization titers are a well characterized surrogate of protection that means those results CAN be used to demonstrate protection

Paul Offit, a vaccine researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (member of FDA’s vaccine committee), begs to differ. He described that in the early studies (Dec 2020) Moderna gave 2X more neutralizing antibodies than Pfizer, but that did not translate into comparable greater effectiveness; i.e. more neutralizing antibodies does not equal greater protection.

So again, the experiments on the BA.1 bivalent vaccine showed an increase in neutralizing antibodies, and it is misleading to say that they "demonstrated an increase of efficacy". They is no evidence demonstrating greater effectiveness. And we have even less data with the BA.4/BA.5 bivalent vaccine, which was only studied in mice.

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Posted in: How the new bivalent COVID vaccines work See in context

A global expert confirming that no clinical trials have been done.

5 billion vaccines administered worldwide, no mass deaths, no mass life threatening side effects, meanwhile deaths from covid now at 6.5 million and rising

He was referring to the bivalent, you're referring to the original monovalent, which BTW has resulted in mass deaths countless serious adverse effects (see VAERS and similar systems in other countries).

But in both cases, they only tested for production of serum antibodies, not for effectiveness at preventing infection or symptoms.

That is false, the testing is about the neutralization ability of the antibodies...

Analyzed in vitro, no data to show effectiveness at preventing infection or symptoms. You claimed clinical trials demonstrated an increase of efficacy; I am simply pointing out that that was not done.

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Posted in: How the new bivalent COVID vaccines work See in context

A global expert confirming that no clinical trials have been done.

Clinical trials have been done with omicron variant booster that demonstrate an increase of efficacy, so this argument is not correct.

The bivalent based on BA.1 was tested in humans, and the one based BA.4/BA.5 was only tested in mice.

But in both cases, they only tested for production of serum antibodies, not for effectiveness at preventing infection or symptoms.

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Posted in: Japan begins giving Omicron booster shots to stem 7th COVID wave See in context

and you honestly, with a straight face claim these things happened in the millions across Japan without anyone noticing or alerting anyone?

No.

I don't know where you're getting those numbers from. Do you believe that the vaccines prevented millions (or several hundreds of thousands) of hospitalizations in Japan in the young and healthy?

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Posted in: Japan begins giving Omicron booster shots to stem 7th COVID wave See in context

And when they look at vaccine serious adverse events, these are defined as "an adverse event that results in any of the following conditions: death; life-threatening at the time of the event; inpatient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization; persistent or significant disability/incapacity; a congenital anomaly/birth defect; medically important event, based on medical judgment."

It isn't just someone reporting a sore arm or diarrhea.

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Posted in: Japan begins giving Omicron booster shots to stem 7th COVID wave See in context

If the data is invalidly manipulated this means the conclusions are also invalid,

As I wrote, the authors discuss in the paper the points you mentioned about their data analysis. The paper underwent peer review and it was accepted. So your comments about it being an invalid study is just your opinion, which you are unable to support.

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Posted in: Japan begins giving Omicron booster shots to stem 7th COVID wave See in context

One point I forgot to include in my previous point is that the studies showing that the risk from the injection was greater that from the infection are generally based on data obtained before omicron.

But today we are dealing with a much milder virus and the vast majority of people have been infected and therefore have a level of natural immunity, the risk benefit ratio is much greater.

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Posted in: Japan begins giving Omicron booster shots to stem 7th COVID wave See in context

A report that has been already debunked...

Every study that goes against the pharma narrative will get some people criticizing them. This does not qualify as debunking.

When terribly obvious manipulations like counting every patient several times for the vaccines...

Every patient? No, there are some patients that were included more than once, because they were counting adverse effects. But the authors address this in their paper, and showed that it does not affect their conclusion. It's better to read the actual paper, rather relying on the so called "debunkers".

Multiple studies have shown that except for the old and/or people with other health issues, the risk from the injection is greater than the risk from the infection: for each Covid hospitalization prevented by the injection, we get between 4 and 100 (depending on the study) serious vaccine adverse effects.

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Posted in: Japan to roll out Omicron booster shots free of charge from Tuesday See in context

In Japan, the official ministry recommendation is to vaccinate over 65 yo,

That recommendation is somewhat reasonable. Anyone below that age should stay away from it, if they don't have any other health issues. Below that age, the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA products were found to cause over 4 serious adverse effects for every hospitalization they prevented:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36055877/

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Posted in: With all the bad news in the world, whether it is the war in Ukraine, coronavirus, climate change , economic problems or political divisions, do you sometimes get tired of the news and just "switch it off?" See in context

What bothers me with the news is the spin. It's important to learn what is happening around us, but what we get is mainly agenda-driving narratives that are often diametrically opposed to the truth.

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Posted in: German man convicted of murder after killing over mask rules See in context

I have nothing against someone disregarding a silly rule, but there is something seriously wrong with this dude, and I agree with the punishment.

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Posted in: Western arms production to ramp up as Ukraine burns through stockpiles See in context

Considering only about 30% of the weapons sent by the west actually make it to the front lines, I wonder where those weapons are being diverted, and who is pocketing the profits, as tax payers are getting fleeced.

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Posted in: Sweeteners may be linked to heart disease risk, study suggests See in context

I hate the artificial sweeteners because I can taste the sweetness hours after consuming it, and I suspect they're bad for our health. But I also believe that soda with regular sugar is even worse, and even fruit juices are not much better. Though I haven't looked much into it, I have more faith in stevia as a sweetener.

Tried many times to "change" my life style, trying every single bottled tea they have available here. But I'm sorry, they are simply undrinkanble. Every single one. Cant wash down a good meal with japanese tea, it only makes the food bitter and you thirsty.

I used to be like that when I was young (could not drink coffee or tea without several teaspoons of sugar), now I very much prefer unsweetened drinks. As we age, we become less sensitive to bitterness.

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Posted in: Most human embryos naturally die after conception – restrictive abortion laws fail to take this embryo loss into account See in context

All human beings eventually die – restrictive murder laws fail to take this loss into account...

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Posted in: Japan reports 99,491 new coronavirus cases; 9,240 in Tokyo See in context

Isn't it well established that the current vaccines on offer do little to nothing to prevent infection of current strains, but do still significantly mitigate serious symptoms including death?

Yeah, they provide some protection against severe symptoms... for a few weeks...

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Posted in: There is a need to set up medical institutions where people can be inoculated against the novel coronavirus and the flu, making for an efficient rollout of the vaccines. See in context

There is a need to set up medical institutions that provide something that actually works, not these vaccines...

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Posted in: Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no See in context

Some scientists say something, and they are said to represent "scientists", as if it was a homogeneous group that represented truth and knowledge.

Some scientists will never give up on pushing vaccines as the only or main approach that must be followed by everyone, while completely ignoring natural immunity.

Dr. Ashish Jha recently said: "The good news is you can get both your flu shot and COVID shot at the same time. It’s actually a good idea. I really believe this is why God gave us two arms — one for the flu shot and the other one for the COVID shot."

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Posted in: Will Omicron-specific booster shots be more effective at combating COVID-19? See in context

Again, the data included for the approval application includes the clinical trial that proves increased efficacy by the bivalent booster compared with the original vaccine, pretending this is not the case only makes it more apparent the desire to mislead people.

They only looked at the production of serum antibodies (in humans for BA.1, and in mice for BA.4/BA.5). As far as I know, they never looked at protection against infection or against severe symptoms. So they do not have any data that "proves increased efficacy".

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Posted in: Will Omicron-specific booster shots be more effective at combating COVID-19? See in context

It might provide limited protection for a few weeks for the highly vulnerable.

But for everyone else, there's no point, and the risks of nasty side effects are likely higher than serious illness from the virus.

Exactly! That sums up very well what the data is increasingly confirming. Some studies have actually shown that for younger people, the serious adverse effects from vaccines are greater than from the infection.

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