WHO Director questions origin report Vaccines & blood clots Cherry picking vaccine effectiveness data Exercise improves kids health Tai Chi good for elder health Masks damaging wildlife Gen X & Gen Y health issues Lockdowns harm GM lobby bully boy tactics EU botanical ban
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for more research into the origins of the virus that causes covid-19 after the WHO investigative team published its report. The report does not draw any firm conclusions, but ranked a range of hypotheses according to how likely they were. The least likely option was a lab leak and the most likely that the virus had jumped from an unknown animal to humans. Referring to the possibility that the virus came from a lab, he said, "I do not believe that this assessment was extensive enough", commenting that further thorough investigation is needed and that all hypotheses remain on the table. The US Department of State issued a statement this week on behalf of the United States, along with 13 allied countries, expressing concern over the findings of the report and calling for further, detailed investigations. The truth will always out, but some truths take longer than others to find the light of day. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely.
Risk of blood clots following covid vaccination
Multiple countries have suspended use of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine (under brand names Covishield and Vaxzevria) amid concerns over serious adverse reactions in the form of blood clots. Now Germany has said it will limit use of the vaccine to those aged over 55 along with Canada who is recommending the vaccine only for use in those aged over 60 years. Although the issue has been highlighted in relation to the Astrazeneca vaccine, in January, a US doctor was found to have died due to a blood clotting disorder following vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine. A new preprint from German researchers suggests that covid vaccines are causing an autoimmune reaction leading to thrombocytopenia. Having declared the vaccine to be safe, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has now put a warning on its website in regard to the risk. Many scientists are sounding the alarm of the risks of mass vaccination, particularly in regard to the potential for the development of autoimmune issues. The lack of long-term safety data combined with ongoing reports of serious adverse events following vaccination should be raising a serious question mark over the safety of these experimental vaccines and triggering immediate investigations before others are harmed.
Cherry picking covid vaccine effectiveness data
A new preprint study from University College London, looking at data from more than 10,000 vaccinated care home residents, found that a single dose of covid vaccine is 62% effective at preventing infection after five weeks. A statistic that the mainstream media are triumphantly proclaiming proves that the vaccine works. However, the reports neglect to mention that this figure is a result of combined data for the Pfizer and Astrazeneca vaccines or that it drops after seven weeks. There are a multitude of discrepancies in the study that are laid bare by a recent analysis including a reduction in effectiveness to 51% after seven weeks, increased infection rates in the three weeks following vaccination and a higher rate of infections in vaccinated as opposed to unvaccinated individuals after seven weeks. Altogether, it appears that yet more smoke and mirrors are being deployed to obfuscate the reality of vaccine effectiveness to coerce people into complying with exhortations to ‘get the jab’. All the while authorities continue to ignore the significantly reduced risk from the virus in younger people. Particularly those with effective and resilient immune responses — as nature intended.
Exercise reduces children’s risk of chronic disease
Children that are physically active are at reduced risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes as they have lower levels of inflammation. Published in the European Journal of Sport Science, a new study, based on the ongoing Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland, found that the less time children spend sitting around the fewer inflammatory markers they had. Researchers also found the type of diet the children ate had no influence on the results of the study. Although physical activity can offset some of the damage caused by a poor diet, for the long-term, both dietary and lifestyle changes are required to create health and reduce the risk of developing chronic disease. Start your kids on the path to health creation by registering your interest in buying our new and updated book RESET EATING and open the (kitchen) door to a whole new world of information and advice to futureproof the health of your kids.
Tai Chi improves health in older adults
A new review published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine demonstrates the positive impact Tai Chi has on the health of older people. The authors reviewed 27 meta-analyses assessing the health benefits of Tai Chi. Results of the analysis found Tai Chi can significantly improve balance, cardiorespiratory fitness, cognition, mobility, sleep, and strength as well as reduce the amount of falls and non-fatal strokes in older adults. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that’s suitable for everyone including those with limited movement.
Masks are killing wildlife
Alarms have already been sounded over the deadly hazards of discarded covid related PPE on the environment. Now a new study reveals the damage being done to wildlife and the surrounding environment from poorly managed disposable PPE mandated by governments. Writing in Animal Biology researchers from The Netherlands share the results of data collected globally of the harm to wildlife from such debris due to entanglement or starvation where animals and birds have eaten the waste. Some animals have even been found to be using these materials in their nests. At ANH we’ve shared the harms of mask wearing to humans. It now seems those harms have extended to animals and the wider environment with scant regard for the long-term consequences. Once again, humans are the most destructive force on the Planet.
Deteriorating health of Gen X and Gen Y
The health of Gen Xers (born 1965-1980) and Millennials or Gen Y (born 1981-99) is in crisis compared to their parents and grandparents at the same age. Researchers from Ohio State University expressed alarm at their findings published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The study revealed Gen Xers and Millennial’s in the US are far more likely to engage in increasingly unhealthy behaviours such as smoking and increased alcohol consumption as well as suffering from higher levels of anxiety and depression. Their research bears out recent research by Cross Blue Shield exposing the same shocking decline in the health of Millennials. Such poor health not only affects the current generation, but that of future generations due to the epigenetic and transgenerational nature of the impacts of modern life to our DNA. If you missed our article on this subject last week, it brings the particular stress of the past year into sharp focus.
Lockdowns cause harm
In an interview with Newsweek, Prof Jay Bhattacharya recently declared pandemic lockdowns will be remembered as the “single worst public health mistake” in the last 100 years. Dr Bhattacharya is a co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, which calls for governments to stop using lockdowns as a pandemic control measure. Over 30 different studies now reveal the indirect harms of universal lockdowns, with two new papers being published in March. The first one published in The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology concludes that the impact of lockdowns are uncertain and highly dependent on the models being used to estimate their benefits or harms. The second published in SESifo Economic Studies finds no clear association between lockdowns and levels of mortality. Nick Hudson, co-founder of PANDA (Pandemics – data and analysis), gave a keynote speech at the inaugural BizNews Investment Conference recently describing the very real harms from lockdowns. Worth listening to in full (c. 27 mins). Update: 02/04/21 YouTube has removed the PANDA video, but it can now be viewed here.
GMO lobby uses bully tactics
A new report from the Corporate Europe Observatory has exposed the underhand lobbying tactics being employed by corporations seeking to counter restrictions on the use of new gene editing techniques in the EU. It’s of no surprise to find the Gates Foundation sticking its fingers into the pie with a large grant to set up a new Taskforce to pave the way for GM deregulation. The corruption spirals into the heart of European politics as politicians are hand-picked to work with lobbyists to overturn existing safety checks and bring new technologies in through the backdoor not only in the EU, but the UK also, with scant regard for the impact of the off-target effects of such technologies. Once the monster is unleashed it will be almost impossible to put it back in the box.
EU botanical ban
The European Commission (EC) is set to ban botanicals that contain hydroxyanthracene derivatives (HAD) including aloe extracts. The decision is likely to have far reaching consequences for both the nutriceutical and nutri-cosmetic industry. The regulation, which is due to be implemented on 7th April, has triggered vociferous objections amongst the industry.