As the northern hemisphere heads towards autumn, predictably the fear narrative is already starting to ramp up. Covid cases across highly injected countries are also on the rise again, so we're not surprised to see a swathe of calls to return to mask wearing, clamp downs and restrictions. How much of this is to hide the extent of vaccine damage or the strength of the pushbacks that continue? Lawsuits, disclosure and scientific journals publishing data supporting the concerns of those who, not so long ago, were labelled conspiracy theorists. Read on, it's all in this week's roundup of covid news from across the globe.
Pushbacks & positives!
- In Canada a Citizens Hearing took place on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th June sponsored by the Canadian Covid Care Alliance, in partnership with CAERS, Fearless Canada, United Healthcare Workers of Ontario and the Frontier Centre For Public Policy among others. The hearing heard from a range of legal and healthcare practitioners whose testimonials challenged the official responses of Canada’s federal and regional governments and made recommendations for better handling any future public health crisis. The recordings from the Hearing can be accessed here
- Approximately 60,000 US Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers remain resolutely jab free a week before the deadline for them to conform and show no signs of obeying the dictats
- Austria is scrapping its covid jab mandate following its suspension in March after it became obvious that the threatened financial penalties weren’t having any effect on those who've chosen to remain jab-free
- Dr Francis Christian from Saskatoon was sacked from his position with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine after he drew attention to the risks of covid jabs for children. He is now challenging his sacking by the University in court, saying it breached his rights of expression under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- The Danish National Board of Health has publicly admitted, (article in Danish) click here for an English report, that covid jabbing kids was a mistake as it did little to prevent the spread of covid. The remarks were made by the Director of the National Board of Health, Søren Brostrøm, during a TV interview. He also said given what is now known the health authorities would not make the same decisions again
- Dozens of former employees of the US Mayo Clinic are suing the clinic for wrongful dismissal after they were refused religious exemptions from covid jabs
- US non-profit, Defending the Republic, is suing the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to disclose documents relating to the FDA’s approval of the Moderna covid jab after the FDA refused to expedite their release following a freedom of information request
- Over 60 US scientists and healthcare professionals have signed an open letter supporting Drs McCullough and Kory and others who are under threat of losing their medical certification for spreading ‘medical misinformation’ due to their work saving covid patients’ lives and supporting those who have been injured by covid jabs. The authors of the letter stat that actions of certification and medical boards taking such actions is putting American citizens wellbeing and right to life at risk.
Censorship, misinformation & nudges
- Twitter suspended the account of US based doctor, Dr Andrew Bostom, after he shared a peer-reviewed study raising concerns over the impact on sperm concentration and motility because he was deemed to be spreading misinformation.
Restrictions & controls
- The European Parliament has voted to renew the EU Digital Covid Certificate for another year, despite an overwhelmingly negative response to its consultation earlier in the year. The consultation attracted over 385,000 responses virtually all of which appear to be opposed to the renewal. Although the approval doesn’t mean the system will be rolled out again immediately it does leave the infrastructure in place so it can be reintroduced at any point members states wish to implement it
- Lord Frost is the latest influential UK Conservative politician to urge MPs to oppose government plans to impose draconian laws on social media use via the Online Safety Bill saying the move will be highly damaging to free speech
- Also in the UK, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act came into effect yesterday. Amongst the raft of changes in the Act, is a clause that gives Police the ability to crack down on people protesting if they are deemed to be too noisy. Under the Act, protestors face up to 10 years in prison if they are deemed to be an infection risk. After a series of defeats in the House of Lords, the government brought in the Public Order Bill, which allows Police to stop and search anyone who is protesting, tag protestors, restrict their internet access and stop them from protesting altogether. Big Brother Watch is calling for those who oppose such measures to sign its petition and support its campaign to defeat such draconian laws
- Scottish members of Parliament have narrowly voted (66 to 52) to make some covid emergency powers permanent. More than 90 amendments will now be made to the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Bill. Opponents of the legislation have dubbed this a further 'power grab' by the Scottish government
- Leaked documents suggest the French government is planning to introduce a scheme that will require travellers over the age of 12, to provide proof of covid jab, recovery from the virus or a negative test result until at least March 2023 as covid cases start to rise in the country.
- The French Health Minister is asking French people to wear masks on public transport again as covid infections rise once again, despite high levels of people being covid jabbed. At this point the Health Minister is 'requesting' rather than mandating mask wearing
- The Irish government is bringing in new legislation that will allow it to mandate mask wearing in any setting it deems necessary as cases rise in Ireland
- In Wales, two health boards have asked staff and visitors to start wearing masks in all healthcare settings once again as covid cases increase
- Smile Free is a campaign calling on NHS trusts to stop the use of face coverings in healthcare settings with immediate effect due to known harms caused by their use and lack of robust scientific evidence to support their use. As part of its campaign, it's published an open letter to the Chief Executives of the four nations of the UK, which has attracted 8,850 signatures from healthcare professionals, scientists and the general public to date.
- Lockdowns did not lead to a significant reduction in the spread of covid in 2020 according to a new study published in the Journal of Preventive Medicine & Public Health. The authors of the study found that in some countries lockdowns led to the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreading more rapidly than in countries that merely restricted the movements of citizens
- An additional 75 million people worldwide have been pushed into poverty by the response to the coronavirus crisis according to a report from the World Bank published in Nature. The report doesn’t specify how covid has impacted those affected choosing instead to focus on numbers rather than actual causes such as lockdowns.
- Australia is sounding a warning over a sharp increase in the number of babies suffering from co-infections of respiratory viruses (respiratory syncytial virus (RSV, flu and covid). Dubbed 'pandemic babies', reports say they are being born without immunity to respiratory viruses. Some babies are presenting with heart, brain and chest infections, which is being blamed on the viral illness. However, no mention is made as to the jab status of their mothers.
- Concerns are being raised over data showing significant decreases in live births in the early part of 2022 in Germany, Switzerland and in Taiwan in May. Germany and Switzerland have both experienced a 10-15% drop in live births, while Taiwan is reporting a drop of 23% in May 2022. The Swiss Policy Research also reports similar decreases in live births in Britain and Sweden. It's still too early to make a judgement based on the available data. Monitoring is required over the coming months to ascertain if this is a continuing trend
- A new preprint study has found "no discernible vaccine effectiveness among ≥18 years of age, vaccinated third dose population since the beginning of the Omicron variant surge" in the UK
- mRNA covid jabs carry an increased risk of myo- and pericarditis following injection. The risk is particularly high in the first week following receipt of a jab with an even greater risk following a second injection. French researchers analysing data from French health records, publishing in Nature Briefing, also found the risk was higher in young adults (18-25) although men aged over 30 years can also develop myocarditis whereas women over the age of 30 are more likely to develop pericarditis. The Moderna jabs were found to come with a much higher risk than the Pfizer jabs
- German scientists publishing in the International Journal of Molecuar Sciences suggest that vaccination-induced myocarditis may be autoimmune related. They studied 15 patients, of whom 14 had confirmed myocarditis following covid injection. They detected the spike protein and immune cells in the hearts of the 14 patients with myocardial inflammation
- Analysing data from the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS), the HART Group highlight a significant increase in rates of long-term sickness across the UK since Spring 2021. The article suggests the rise is not consistent with long covid, as has been suggested by many, from the previous year however, it notes that the timing of the increase coincides with the rollout of covid jabs amongst working age people
- A recent modelling study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases claims covid jabs have prevented nearly 20 million deaths from covid. A fact that has been widely shared by the legacy media. The analysis was carried out by researchers at the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London. Writing for Brownstone Institute, Roger Koops PhD, picks the study apart. His first point is that it’s virtually impossible to predict mortality. He then goes on to discuss the factors that have been ignored by the authors and the reliability (or lack of) of the data used for the analysis. His conclusion – essentially, this is junk science at its best
- More and more people are choosing to speak out about injuries suffered following covid injections. For those that missed the launch of the #CanWeTalkAboutIt campaign, you can now sign up to watch the whole event. In Queensland, Australia, a young teacher is speaking out after she suffered a severe adverse reaction following her first jab and doctors refused to give her exemption from further injections. She eventually found a doctor who gave her a 3-month exemption but this has now run out and she is unable to work due to ongoing jab requirements
- The Future Framework will allow pharma companies, such as Pfizer and Moderna, to reformulate covid jabs without the need for clinical trials to test safety and efficacy. On Tuesday 28th June 2022, the Food and Drug Administration met to vote on the introduction of the Framework. No information is available as yet in regard to how the Committee voted but it's likely it will vote in favour of the Framework given it's previous performance
- The Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM) in France is encouraging women (original article in French) who have experienced menstrual abnormalities following covid jabs, to report their experiences to the French vaccine adverse event reporting system to provide additional data to aid further investigations into the issue
- American Football star, Jaylon Ferguson, passed away suddenly at the age of 26. News of his passing was closely followed by that of former Baltimore Ravens player, 55 year old, Tony Siragusa, who died unexpectedly. No cause of death has been given for either player
- In Brazil, former Miss Brazil, Glycy Correia, aged 27 died from a massive heart attack following an operation to remove her tonsils
- Swelling of lymph glands detected by breast screening has been found to last far longer than originally thought. Publishing in the American Journal of Roentgenology, researchers found jab related lymphadenopathy lasted over 100 days following the first injection before it improved. Swelling following Moderna jabs lasted longer than the Pfizer jab and took longer to resolve after the second dose. The study authors are using this information as a way of reassuring radiologists and women undergoing breast health checks that swelling found during an examination is not a concern when it’s related to the jabs.
- Israel is once again grappling with rising covid infections. More concerning is the increase in the number of seriously ill patients requiring hospitalisation, and the number of deaths in one of the most highly covid-injected countries in the world. The Health Ministry is also advising the wearing of masks indoors even though there is scant evidence of their ability to reduce transmission of the virus
- In a new Substack article, Thorsteinn Siglaugsson, questions claims of the benefit of covid injections to unborn babies through maternal vaccination made in a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The authors claim infants under 6 months of age are at high risk of complications from covid infection. On checking the supposed source of the information, he found it did not contain information to support such a claim. Siglaugsson challenges how the approximately 40 doctors and PhDs listed as authors on the study can have put their names to such a patently untrue claim and asks, “Has dishonesty become normalized now in medical science?”
- TrialSite news reports on increasing covid cases and rising deaths in New South Wales, Australia despite its highly covid-injected population.
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