7 Kids in Africa left PARALYZED by vaccine-derived polio bankrolled by Gates Foundation

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(Natural News) Health officials in two African nations announced that seven children were left paralyzed by vaccine-derived polio linked to the novel oral poliomyelitis vaccine type 2 (nOPV2).

Health authorities from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi, alongside the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), confirmed the cases on March 16. The circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was detected “from the stool samples of seven children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) – six in DRC … and one in Burundi,” the GPEI said. Aside from the seven children, the VDP virus was also found in five environmental samples from the Bujumbura Mairie province in Burundi.

The GPEI added that the isolated viral samples stem from two separate and new cVDPV2 outbreaks linked to nOPV2. These outbreaks reportedly began in the DRC’s Tangyanika and South Kivu provinces. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Burundi had already declared a national emergency following eight cases and five wastewater samples testing positive for cVDPV2.

The oral polio vaccines (OPVs) – administered in much of Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia – contain a live-but-weakened form of the polio virus modified to minimize its ability to paralyze. However, the attenuated virus in the live oral vaccine strains can revert to virulence, circulate, infect and paralyze “in places with low immunization rates” over the course o 12 to 18 months.

“Vaccine of choice” for polio ironically spreading the disease

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), one of GPEI’s partners, funded the development and clinical trials for nOPV2. “We are disappointed. Any such outbreak is disappointing,” lamented Dr. Ananda Bandyopadhyay, deputy director for technology, research and analytics on the BMGF’s polio team.


According to the Defender, GPEI and BMGF rushed to develop new OPVs that would make the virus less prone to mutations – which are responsible for the health problems it causes. The WHO granted nOPV2 an emergency use listing in November 2020, and the global health body’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization recommended the BMGF-funded nOPV2 to become the “vaccine of choice” for responding to type 2 vaccine-derived polio outbreaks. However, nOPV2 is now associated with vaccine-related polio outbreaks. (Related: UKHSA: Vaccine-derived poliovirus found in London sewage samples.)

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Brian Hooker lamented the cVDPV2 outbreaks in the DRC and Burundi.

“It is tragic, but not unexpected that the use of live virus vaccines would cause the spread of vaccine-derived polio – given the propensity of these viruses to back-mutate into their paralytic form,” he wrote in an email. “It is even more alarming that the paralytic form is now circulating among the population of the [DRC’s] and Burundi’s children.”

Meanwhile, GPEI said 600 million doses of the new vaccine were administered in 28 countries since March 2021. While it reiterated that nOPV2  was “safe and effective,” data would otherwise debunk this claim. According to CHD, 800 children developed paralytic polio from the oral vaccines in 2022.

Watch InfoWars founder Alex Jones discuss Russell Brand exposing Bill Gates’ vaccine polio attack on “The Joe Rogan Experience” below.

This video is from the InfoWars channel on Brighteon.com.

More related stories:

Bill Gates: Next pandemic likely to be man-made and worse than COVID-19.

WHO recommends new Gates-funded polio vaccine to address vaccine-derived polio outbreak in UK.

MEDICAL MADNESS: Bill Gates developing new vaccine that claims to prevent polio caused by polio vaccines.

POLIO is a man-made disease caused by heavy metals exposure, not a virus… the entire history of polio and vaccines was fabricated.

Instead of preventing the disease, polio vaccinations CAUSE polio.

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Twitter Files Reveal Government-led Censorship Network

  • Over the past three months, a small group of independent journalists, including Michael Shellenberger and Matt Taibbi, have sifted through Elon Musk’s Twitter Files, exposing the many ways in which social media platforms have censored Americans at the behest of the U.S. government, and spread fabricated propaganda intended to “debunk” truthful stories

  • March 9, 2023, Shellenberger and Taibbi testified before Congress, explaining how “a highly organized network of U.S. government agencies and government contractors has been creating blacklists and pressuring social media companies to censor Americans”

  • A long list of government agencies has special departments or teams whose duty it is to manage public censorship, in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution

  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security justifies censorship by placing “misinformation” on par with a “cyberattack” on critical infrastructure, which makes it a threat to national security

  • Congress must immediately defund and dismantle the censorship-industrial complex in its entirety

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Over the past three months, a small group of independent journalists, including Michael Shellenberger and Matt Taibbi, have sifted through Elon Musk’s Twitter Files, exposing the many ways in which social media platforms have censored Americans at the behest of the U.S. government, and spread fabricated propaganda intended to “debunk” truthful stories.

March 9, 2023, Shellenberger and Taibbi testified before Congress, explaining how “a highly organized network of U.S. government agencies and government contractors has been creating blacklists and pressuring social media companies to censor Americans.”

To say that their findings are shocking would be an understatement.

As it turns out, a long list of government agencies has special departments or teams whose duty it is to manage public censorship, in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution, which they swore an oath to uphold. In short, there’s a secret “censorship-industrial complex” in the U.S., to use Shellenberger’s term, and they are actively engaged in all-out information warfare against the American public.

Shellenberger and Taibbi are now calling on Congress to defund and dismantle this censorship-industrial complex in its entirety, and to do so immediately. We cannot afford to let this treasonous cancer to grow any further. If we do not put a permanent end to it now, we will lose this republic and all the freedoms we’ve enjoyed under it.

Shellenberger’s testimony before Congress is 68 pages long, so I cannot review all the details here. You can download and/or read it on his Substack.

Here’s an excerpt from his opening remarks:

“The Twitter Files, state attorneys general lawsuits, and investigative reporters have revealed a large and growing network of government agencies, academic institutions, and nongovernmental organizations that are actively censoring American citizens, often without their knowledge, on a range of issues, including on the origins of COVID, COVID vaccines, emails relating to Hunter Biden’s business dealings, climate change, renewable energy, fossil fuels, and many other issues …

‘If government officials are directing or facilitating such censorship,’ notes George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, ‘it raises serious First Amendment questions. It is axiomatic that the government cannot do indirectly what it is prohibited from doing directly.’

Moreover, we know that the U.S. government has funded organizations that pressure advertisers to boycott news media organizations and social media platforms that a) refuse to censor and/or b) spread disinformation, including alleged conspiracy theories.

The Stanford Internet Observatory, the University of Washington, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, and Graphika all have inadequately disclosed ties to the Department of Defense, the C.I.A., and other intelligence agencies. They work with multiple U.S. government agencies to institutionalize censorship research and advocacy within dozens of other universities and think tanks.

It is important to understand how these groups function … they are creating blacklists of disfavored people and then pressuring, cajoling, and demanding that social media platforms censor, deamplify, and even ban the people on these blacklists …

These organizations and others are also running their own influence operations, often under the guise of ‘fact-checking’ … In many instances, censorship, such as labeling social media posts, is part of the influence operation aimed at discrediting factual information …

Importantly, the bar for bringing in military-grade government monitoring and speech-countering techniques has moved from ‘countering terrorism’ to ‘countering extremism’ to countering simple misinformation.

The government no longer needs a predicate of calling you a terrorist or extremist to deploy government resources to counter your political activity. The only predicate it needs is simply the assertion that the opinion you expressed on social media is wrong.”

Shallenberger’s full testimony reviews the roles of key organizations and individuals within the government’s censorship network and provides specific examples disinformation campaigns created and propagated by this network, including the Trump-Russian collusion conspiracy theory, the delegitimization of the COVID lab leak theory, and the Hunter Biden laptop conspiracy theory.

In the case of the Hunter Biden laptop, the FBI initiated the plot to quench the story. In collaboration with Twitter, Facebook and the Aspen Institute, the FBI held a tabletop exercise to practice the shaping of the media’s coverage of a potential “hack and dump” operation involving Hunter Biden material,

several weeks before the New York Post broke the story (which was subsequently censored everywhere).

Shallenberger also details how Renee DiResta, who is part of the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) — the nongovernmental side of the censorship network — helped derail Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s campaign in 2017 by launching thousands of fake bots against him on Facebook and Twitter.

DiResta is now a research manager and top lieutenant at the Stanford Internet Observatory, where she’s directly connected to the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) censorship directorate. She’s also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR),

the goal of which is to bring about a totalitarian one world government.

DiResta’s work history also includes a stint of unknown duration with the CIA.

While CISA, which is a sub-department of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was originally tasked with defending the U.S. against foreign cybersecurity threats, it quickly morphed into a government entity focused almost solely on domestic censorship.

Chris Krebs, who oversaw CISA’s transformation, was fired by President Donald Trump in mid-November 2020. Krebs then formed the cyber consulting firm Krebs Stamos Group together with Alex Stamos, director of the Stanford Internet Observatory and former chief of security at Facebook. Krebs and Stamos are also leaders at the Aspen Institute, which was part of the FBI’s exercise to train social media on how to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story.

In a more recent Substack article,

Shellenberger shares his thoughts on why the Democratic Party are so supportive of and insistent on censorship. He believes it was triggered by “two seismic challenges to the postwar liberal order of 2016: Brexit in June and the election of Donald Trump as president in November.”

“The two events shocked and frightened national security leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. Many openly said that the political threat to NATO and the Western Alliance was bigger than any security threat, a conclusion dramatically reinforced by the election of Trump in 2016, who had repeatedly criticized NATO and hinted at withdrawing the U.S. from it …

Elites spent the following six years reacting to this blow to their control over the media discourse and, thus, their ability to manufacture consent. In January 2017, The Department of Homeland Security DHS quietly expanded its mission from cybersecurity to cybercensorship by arguing that ‘misinformation’ is a ‘cyberattack’ on US critical infrastructure.

On January 6th, 2017, in his final act as Director of DHS, Jeh Johnson declared elections ‘critical infrastructure.’ The concept of critical infrastructure went from physical things like satellites and dams and federal buildings to events like elections or public health campaigns.”

So, the DHS basically justified censorship by placing “misinformation” on par with a “cyberattack” on critical infrastructure, which makes it a threat to national security. Shallenberger goes on to review the unique role of the EIP, which consists of the Stanford Internet Observatory, Washington University’s Center for an Informed Public, The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Research Lab and Graphika.

The EIP and CISA entered into a formal partnership to censor election misinformation in late June 2020, and as explained by EIP leader Stamos himself, the purpose of the partnership was to do the censoring that the U.S. government could not do due to lack of legal authority.

Ever since then, the EIP has acted as a bridge between government and social media platforms, monitoring and instructing social media on what to remove on the government’s behalf.

When censorship of COVID information first became apparent, I warned that it wouldn’t stop there, and it hasn’t. Denying manmade climate change is now an offense that will get you axed, and as reported by Shellenberger,

CISA in June 2022 “announced that it would also demand censorship of information relating to the financial world.”

We cannot wait until the day when merely stating the obvious — that we’re in a recession — will get you booted off social media. CISA and all other government departments and teams engaged in censorship must be defunded and abolished.

We must also open up a conversation about the use of artificial intelligence and quantum technologies to improve and automate censorship capabilities, because that’s precisely what the National Science Foundation (NSF) is doing — and this work is being funded by the U.S. government. As reported by the Foundation for Freedom Online:

“In the promo video below, National Science Foundation (NSF) grant project WiseDex explains how the federal government is funding it to provide social media platforms with ‘fast, comprehensive and consistent’ censorship solutions.

WiseDex builds sprawling databases of banned keywords and factual claims to sell to companies like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. It then integrates this banned-claims databases into censorship algorithms, so that ‘harmful misinformation stops reaching big audiences’ … And the Biden Administration, via the NSF, is providing start-up capital for tech tools to get social media platforms to censor more aggressively.”

Another NSF censorship superweapon under development is called Course Correct. According to the promo video (above), they are:

“… building the core machine learning data science and artificial intelligence technology to identify misinformation, using logistics, network science, and temporal behavior, so that we can very accurately identify what misinformation, where misinformation is spreading, who is consuming the misinformation, and what is the reach of the misinformation …

Course Correct has pioneered experimental evidence showing that the strategic placement of corrective information in social media networks can reduce misinformation flow … Course Correct can tell journalists the most effective ways to correct misinformation in the actual networks where the misinformation is doing the most damage.”

Basically, what they’ve discovered is that the most effective way to shut down an undesirable counternarrative is to strike it down when it first appears. If the first instance is deleted, then the idea can’t “gain legs.”

This means that the primary “enemies of the state” are thought-leaders, people who share ideas, positions or viewpoints that differ from the official narrative. Without doubt, I’m already on that list, and unless Congress takes swift action to rein in this madness, things are only going to get more dangerous from here.

And, as disturbing as all of that is already, WiseDex and Course Correct are just two of about a dozen or so censorship tools being developed by the NSF with government funding!

By now, it ought to be apparent that our government is at war, and the enemy is we the people. The fact that it’s an information war doesn’t make it any less serious. As reported by Foundation for Freedom Online:

“One of the most disturbing aspects of the [NSF’s] Convergence Accelerator Track F domestic censorship projects is how similar they are to military-grade social media network censorship and monitoring tools developed by the Pentagon for the counterinsurgency and counterterrorism contexts abroad.”

The mere fact that the government is developing and deploying military-grade censorship and propaganda weapons at us — the very people paying their salaries with our hard-earned tax dollars — is telling and does absolutely nothing to instill trust.

Eroding public trust even more, the federal government recently announced it will decommission FOIAonline as of September 30, 2023.

This is the website where all Freedom of Information Act responses were made available to the public.

Now, the only way you can view the documents a government agency has released in response to a previous FOIA request is by re-requesting them for yourself, which can be both time-consuming and costly, or somehow obtaining them from the original requester, if you know who they are.

As of September 2021, the U.S. Department of Defense has also paid NewsGuard $749,387 to censor and suppress conservative media,

a fact that again highlights the military nature of all this censorship.

NewsGuard, which claims to rate news websites for reliability, accuracy and trustworthiness, was founded in 2018 with seed money from the Publicis Groupe, one of the largest PR companies in the world that services several of the largest drug companies on the planet. As noted by The Gateway Pundit:

“NewsGuard has consistently attacked The Gateway Pundit on COVID, the Hunter Biden laptop, and vaccines that have all been proven to be accurate. NewsGuard has NEVER criticized the mainstream media for lying about Trump-Russia collusion, the Hunter Biden laptop, COVID and vaccines. So why is the federal government funding this radical censorship outfit?”

Needless to say, I’ve been a constant target of NewsGuard, whose so-called “fact-checkers” can’t seem to get their facts straight no matter how many references you give them. Nor do they have the expertise to evaluate the evidence.

Here is the latest exchange my team had with John Gregory, a “health editor” at NewsGuard. He contacted us March 9, 2023, saying they were updating their existing review of Mercola.com content and had questions about our editorial practices. The exchange starts at the bottom, so you’ll have to read it from bottom-up.

The Twitter Files have really opened a huge window into the U.S. government’s illegal censorship of American citizens, and the extent of this censorship network is far greater than anyone previously suspected. Is this really the government we want? Should the DOD be allowed to use military-grade social engineering and propaganda tools against the American public?

“Congress must immediately defund and dismantle the censorship-industrial complex in its entirety.”

I, for one, second Shellenberger’s statement to Congress:

“Congress should immediately cut off funding to the censors and investigate their activities. Second, it should mandate instant reporting of all conversations between social media executives, government employees, and contractors concerning content moderation. Third, Congress should limit the broad permission given to social media platforms to censor, deplatform, and spread propaganda.”

The government censorship machine must be dismantled, now, before it’s too late.

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Economic Impact of Obesity to Surpass $4 Trillion by 2035

  • The growing obesity epidemic shows no sign of stopping and is predicted to cost over $4.3 trillion by 2035, when experts estimate more than half of the global population will be overweight or obese, and nearly 2 million will be obese

  • The rising number of children with obesity not only increases a child’s risk of health challenges during childhood, but also raises their risk for health concerns in adulthood including blood clots, overweight and obesity, cardiovascular disease and premature death

  • According to the Pentagon, 77% of persons aged 17 to 24 do not qualify for military service for three critical reasons, one of which is being overweight or obese

  • Obesity is the leading cause of knee replacements, infertility, liver failure and severe COVID-19. Conflicts of interest obstruct truthful nutritional guidance, such as Coca-Cola’s campaign to promote exercise and drink Coke and pushing seed oils high in linoleic acid, which increases inflammation and increases snacking

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In 1954, obesity was called a common physical abnormality.

Today it’s called an epidemic.

Many of the complications related to obesity are health conditions that negatively impact quality of life and increase health costs. These include lung, liver and heart diseases, arthritis and gout.

The 2023 report

from the World Obesity Federation estimates that the economic impact of overweight and obesity will surpass $4.3 trillion annually by 2035. In the U.S., the CDC

reports the prevalence of obesity in adults was 41.9% measured from 2017 to March 2020. This represented an increase from 30.5% from 1999 to 2000. The estimated annual medical costs were roughly $173 billion in 2019 dollars.

Using this estimate, medical costs for obese adults were $1,861 higher than those who had a healthy weight. In children and adolescents

aged 2 to 19 years from 2017 to 2020, the prevalence of obesity was 19.7%, which in raw numbers was approximately 14.7 million adolescents and children. The prevalence ranged from 12.7% in 2- to 5-year-olds to as high as 22.2% in 12- to 19-year-olds.

According to data collected by the CDC, obesity affects some groups more than others

and some areas of the country more than others.

Kentucky and West Virginia have the highest percentage of the population who are obese in the country, while Washington, D.C., has the lowest.

The World Obesity Federation 2023 report

predicts that more than half of the global population will be overweight or obese by 2035 and nearly 2 billion will be obese. The 2022 estimate

was that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men or roughly over 1 billion people will be obese by 2030. In other words, in just five years, from 2030 to 2035, they estimate the number of individuals who will be obese will nearly double.

According to the World Obesity Federation,

1 in 7 people across the globe is living with obesity. They estimate this number will increase to 1 in 4 by 2035. The rising number of overweight and obese individuals has a significant impact on health care costs. According to the report, the economic impact in 2035 will reach 3% of the global GDP which is comparable to the cost of COVID-19 in 2020.

Additionally, childhood obesity may double from 2020 levels in boys and is predicted to more than double in girls. Of the 10 countries with the greatest estimated increase, all are either in Asia or Africa and nine are from low or lower-middle-income countries.

They estimate that continued failure in prevention and treatment will lead to these 12-year estimates, and they call for the development of national plans around the world to address this growing epidemic.

According to the Federation, the report emphasizes the need for action plans but acknowledges the impact of several external factors such as climate change, COVID-19 restrictions, chemical pollutants and new pandemics. The Federation’s partners include pharmaceutical, technology and weight loss companies, including:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim

  • IFA Celtics

  • Medtronics

  • Allurion

  • Vivus

  • Lilly

  • Pfizer

The report is used to promote World Obesity Day, during which the Federation encourages conversations about obesity to correct misconceptions, “acknowledge its complexities, and take effective, collective action. Because when we all talk, debate and share, we can shift norms and transform health outcomes for everybody.”

The rising number of children with obesity not only increases a child’s risk of health challenges during childhood but also raises their risk for health concerns in adulthood. Obese children

are more likely to have other serious physical and mental health conditions. Mental health challenges may include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, a higher risk of being teased and bullied, and poor social skills.

Some of the serious medical problems that can arise from childhood obesity during childhood are liver disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, sleep disorders, respiratory problems and premature puberty. Each of these conditions also raises health care costs.

Yet, as data have demonstrated, the psychological, physical and financial challenges associated with childhood obesity follow an individual into adulthood. One study

published in March 2023 from the University of Gothenburg demonstrated that overweight children had an increased risk of blood clots as they moved into adulthood.

The researchers sought to evaluate the contribution that childhood obesity may play in the one-third of thromboembolic events that are known to be related to obesity. They gathered data from 37,672 men for whom they had data on height and weight during childhood, puberty and young adulthood.

They concluded that being overweight as a young adult was a strong determinant in the risk of adult venous and arterial thromboembolic events in men and that being overweight as a child was a moderate determinant.

A 2016 meta-analysis of 15 studies and 200,777 participants demonstrated that obese children and adolescents had a five times higher risk of being obese in adulthood than those who were not obese.

Although childhood obesity can increase the risk of certain cardiovascular health challenges in childhood, a 2017 systematic review with meta-analysis

also demonstrated that childhood obesity could be a risk factor for adult cardiovascular disease.

A 2020 literature review

acknowledged that the rise in body mass index in children triggers a variety of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases that increase the risk of early onset disease in young adults that ultimately reduces their productive years and may lead to early disability.

Childhood obesity also increases the risk of premature death beginning in middle age. A 2020 study

published in PLOS Medicine sought to evaluate whether that risk also occurred in young adulthood. The researchers collected data from 41,359 individuals and determined that the risk of mortality in early adulthood could be higher for individuals who were obese as a child.

A 2009 military fitness report from the Pentagon entitled “Ready, Willing, and Unable to Serve,”

revealed that 75% of Americans aged 17 to 24 were ineligible for the military based on three crucial reasons — lacking a high school diploma, having at least one prior criminal conviction or being physically unfit.

The report revealed 27% of potential recruits are too overweight to join the military and many of them are turned away by recruiters. Roughly 15,000 potential recruits failed their entrance physicals because they were overweight or obese. These numbers rose further in the 2022 Pentagon report.

The 2022 study showed 77% of individuals aged 17 to 24 would not qualify for military service due to being overweight, using drugs or having physical or mental health challenges. Most of the applicants were disqualified for multiple reasons. Major Charlie Dietz, a spokesperson for the Department of Defense, noted that other factors are also involved including a declining veteran population and youth who are more disconnected and disinterested than previous generations.

“The retired admirals and generals of Mission: Readiness recognize that the underlying causes of obesity cannot be solved by the efforts of the military alone,” the Council for a Strong America said in a statement.

“With an increase in youth being ineligible for military service, it is more important than ever for policymakers, including state and local school boards, to promote healthy eating, increased access to fresh and nutritious foods, and physical activity for children from an early age.”

Obesity increases the risk of several multiple health conditions in adults,

including but not limited to high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems, gallstones and gallbladder disease and joint problems.

Obesity is also a leading cause of knee replacements, infertility, liver failure and severe COVID-19. One Australian study

of 56,217 patients showed that obesity increased the risk of knee replacement surgery. Of the patients who received a knee replacement due to osteoarthritis, 31.9% were overweight and 57.7% were obese.

Obesity also affects male fertility. Research presented at the Endocrine Society’s 2022 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia,

revealed that maintaining healthy body weight in childhood could help prevent male infertility later in life.

Children and adolescents who were overweight or obese, or who had high levels of insulin or insulin resistance, tended to have smaller testicles compared to their normal-weight peers with normal insulin levels. According to the study’s lead researcher, “More careful control of body weight in childhood and adolescence may help to maintain testicular function later in life.”

High fructose intake and obesity are also driving factors in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This is the most common chronic liver disease in developed countries

that results from lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise, weight management and smoking, and is not related to heavy alcohol use.

In the U.S., 24% of adults have NAFLD, and another study

presented at the Endocrine Society’s 2022 annual meeting suggested that high fructose consumption was associated with an increased risk of NAFLD. Foods high in fructose, including soda and candy, are associated with obesity and diabetes, which are also associated with NAFLD.

Data has also shown that obesity increases your risk of severe consequences from COVID-19. A July 25, 2021, article

by Joel Hirschhorn on Trial Site News highlights what he refers to as a “missed public health opportunity.”

Hirschhorn is a full professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a senior official at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the National Governors Association, and a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and America’s Frontline Doctors.

Even though we’ve known for well over a year that obesity is one of the most common and most significant risk factors for COVID-19 (aside from age, which you have no control over), public health authorities have ignored the issue and failed to provide guidance on how to reduce excess weight.

“Would not fighting obesity qualify as a valid prevention approach to curbing the ill effects of the COVID pandemic?” Hirschhorn asks. “Could the reason for the government’s lack of aggressively pursuing an anti-obesity campaign be a bias for promoting vaccines? It seems a likely explanation.”

Many factors contribute to overweight and obesity challenges, but the primary focus must be on the food and beverages you consume. However, instead of producing healthier products, the food industry develops campaigns designed to increase their profits without regard to your life.

For example, to improve the perception of their product, Coca-Cola created a public relations campaign promoting exercise to fight obesity and argued that their beverages are part of a healthy lifestyle.

The campaign blamed the growing obesity problem on a lack of exercise in children and adults. Yet, as research has demonstrated, this was a lie since you can never out-exercise a bad diet.

Other factors that contribute to the growing obesity problem is chronic inflammation

and the endocannabinoid receptors in your brain. One food substance you eat that is related to both factors is linoleic acid (LA). As I have written before, LA is a significant contributor to the inflammatory domino effect that eventually kills.

LA also stimulates the endocannabinoid receptors in your brain that cause an effect similar to the “munchies” people experience after consuming cannabis. Blocking these endocannabinoid receptors was the mechanism the obesity drug Rimonabant used to cause people to lose weight. However, it also caused a significant increase in suicidal depression and was removed from the market, which was a strong illustration of the law of unintended consequences.

Collectively, consuming too much LA is a primary factor driving the overweight and obesity epidemics. The obvious solution? Radically limit PUFA and LA so as not to stimulate the endocannabinoid receptors in the first place. PUFA also impairs mitochondrial function to decrease energy production, along with impairing thyroid function, so there are additional reasons to cut way down on your intake, even if you’re not overweight.

Examples of seed oils high in omega-6 PUFAs include soybean, cottonseed, sunflower, rapeseed (canola), corn and safflower.

These processed seed oils and vegetable oils get integrated into your cell and mitochondrial membranes, damaging the structures

and setting the stage for health problems. With a half-life of 680 days,

it can take years to clear them out of your body.

They also get incorporated into tissues such as your heart and brain. One result of this could be memory impairment and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Canola oil, in particular, has been linked to further damage in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

One thing standing in the way of proper nutrition guidance from the government is also a conflict of interest. In her book, “The Obesity Epidemic: What Caused It? How Can We Stop It?” Zoe Harcombe exposes the fallacy that a calorie isn’t a calorie and explains:

“The UK has something that it calls the Responsibility Deal. We call it the Irresponsibility Deal. It’s actually the stated intent of the government to work with the fake food industry, to try to do something about obesity.

There’s a professor in the UK who said, “You may as well put Dracula in charge of the blood bank.” It really is as crazy as that. I have a little chart [showing] these conflicts of interest. Those are the organizations behind public health dietary advice.”

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RFK Jr. exploratory committee is now live

No way RFKjr can win…as the Democrats and RINOs have created a UniParty system working for Globalist Cartels like EU and CCP. The only chance we have is to keep working hard to have MAGA candidates take over Republican Party so we can go back to a 2 PARTY system and the ONLY way this will happen is under POTUS TRUMP leadership 🙏🇺🇸🙏

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Lockdown pusher admits: Closing schools during the pandemic was a MISTAKE

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(Natural News) Scotland’s top advocate for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns admitted that shutting down schools during the pandemic was a mistake three years later.

Professor Jason Leitch, Scotland’s national clinical director, made the admission days before the third anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns to curb its spread on March 23, 2020. He said that had authorities known the full impact of the lockdowns, different decisions might have been made.

“I made some missteps. We did what we did because of the knowledge we had at the time,” Leitch said during a talk at Christ Church in Edinburgh. “I don’t know if we’d do it the same way again because we have different knowledge now. I wonder if closing the schools is something we’d reconsider.”

The expert recounted how he was drafted for the Scottish government’s TV briefings over fears that only half the nation liked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. During that time, he served as a spokesman for the Scottish National Party instead of a decision maker. Leitch remarked that his role in the daily briefing was necessary to win “public consent,” adding he would advise ministers when he felt that it was necessary to “go hard” on certain things.

“The feeling was that a clinical leader would be better than a politician because only half [of Scotland] liked Sturgeon and the other half didn’t,” said the clinical director.

“During the pandemic, I had a family I did not see and that were not being educated. That was horrible. And what was happening in care homes and in schools will stay with me forever.” (Related: COVID-related school closures cause DROP in reading, math test scores.)


Leitch ultimately denounced the use of lockdowns during his talk in Edinburgh, calling it “an old-fashioned approach to managing a disease that is going around the world in an airplane.”

Shutting down schools a “terrible political decision”

According to the Daily Mail, the professor’s comments appear to undermine the hardline tactics adopted by the Scottish government and the U.K. government at large. These tactics caused huge disruptions to education, healthcare, business and society for two years.

Children’s rights group UFTScotland welcomed Leitch’s admission and acknowledgement that shutting down schools and shifting to home schooling was a terrible political decision that impacted a generation.

“We knew from the data at the time that COVID was affecting older people and was not an issue for younger people. The harm of closing schools was never considered,” a spokesperson for the group said. “Everyone lost their mind and children were thrown under a bus. Now, Leitch is admitting children were not being educated.”

Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, a member of the Scottish Parliament under the Scottish Conservative Party, revealed that they have repeatedly called on Sturgeon’s government to prioritize schools when it came to easing lockdown restrictions. However, schools were last to see COVID-19 pandemic restrictions lifted.

The Scottish government meanwhile said it was committed to a public inquiry into its handling of the pandemic. “Our priority throughout the pandemic was to save lives and reduce the harms of the disease,” a government spokesman said.

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Treatments for Fungus and Yeast Part Two – Candida Auris Could Cause A Pandemic


A projection of the C. Auris fungus on a microscope slide.

CreditMelissa Golden for The New York Times

Cases of the drug-resistant fungus Candida auris are now climbing at an “alarming” rate in health care facilities around the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned after reports of infected patients nearly doubled in 2021. Now, only a weeks later the CDC’s language is getting more desperate saying the infection “is tearing through U.S. hospitals and other healthcare facilities at an “alarming rate.”

Fungal infections can be life-threatening to those most at risk in hospital settings, including patients who are very sick, have invasive medical devices, or have long or frequent stays in healthcare facilities.

For several years after the first American cases were reported in 2016, only a few dozen Candida auris patients were reported to the CDC annually. But cases have begun to accelerate in recent years, according to the new CDC data published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. By 2021, the annual tally of cases had increased 95%, from 756 in 2020 to 1,471 in 2021. Preliminary figures count at least another 2,377 cases for 2022. Docconcerned by the number of infections resistant to echinocandins, the antifungal medication recommended for treatment, which tripled compared with the previous two years.

Nearly all of the samples tested of Candida auris are already resistant to at least one class of antifungal drug. One in three patients with invasive infections dies. Even in patients who survive invasive infections, some can remain “colonized” with Candida auris for years after they were treated.

The CDC is rightly concerned about C. Auris for three main reasons:

  1. It is often multidrug-resistant, meaning that it is resistant to multiple antifungal drugs commonly used to treat Candida Some strains are resistant to all three available classes of antifungals.
  2. It is difficult to identify with standard laboratory methods, and it can be misidentified in labs without specific technology. Misidentification may lead to inappropriate management.
  3. It has caused outbreaks in health-care settings. For this reason, it is important to quickly identify  Aurisin a hospitalized patient so that health-care facilities can take special precautions to stop its spread.

Antifungal medicines commonly used to treat other fungal infections often don’t work on C. Auris. Doctors and medical organizations like the CDC would rather let patients with C. Auris die than promote natural medicines as the best medical solution for these infections.

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When fungal colonization and mycotoxin contamination is maximal
one finds cancer growing and metastasizing at a maximal rate.

The over-prescription of antimicrobial drugs has laid the groundwork for this relatively new germ that preys on people with weakened immune systems, according to the New York Times. According to the CDC, Candida Auris kills almost half of all patients who contract it within 90 days – as it’s impervious to most major antifungal medications. First described in 2009 after a 70-year-old Japanese woman showed up at a Tokyo hospital with C. Auris in her ear canal, the aggressive yeast infection has spread across Asia and Europe – arriving in the US by 2016.

Candida species are by far the predominant cause of fungal sepsis, accounting for about 5% of all sepsis cases. Candida accounts for 70–90% of all invasive fungal infections, and Aspergillus accounts for 10–20%. Candida is commonly found in healthy amounts in the throat, gut, and vagina, but Candida yeasts can cause an infection when they grow out of control. People who have compromised immune systems are at the highest risk of developing fungal infections. Now it seems people who wear masks are at increased risk.

Fungal infections cannot only be extremely contagious, but they also go hand in hand with leukemia—every oncologist knows this. And these infections are devastating once a child who has become a bone marrow transplant recipient gets a “secondary” fungal infection, his chances of living, despite all the antifungal medicines in the world, are only 20%, at best,” writes Dr. David Holland.

Valley Fever

Emily Arellano, second from left, has Valley fever and underwent treatment three days a week at San Joaquin Valley Pulmonary back in 2005. She, along with others who undergo the same treatment, sits in a room full of recliners and falls asleep during the hour-long treatment with intravenous antibiotics.

Doctors are warning this dangerous fungal illness is rapidly spreading across the country, especially affecting those living or visiting the California and Arizona areas. If you think it sounds like something from the cutting room floor of “The Last of Us” series, where a parasitic fungal infection devastates mankind, there are some very base-level similarities. Valley fever (also called coccidioidomycosis or “cocci”) is a significant cause of pneumonia, said Dr. Brad Perkins.

One cannot trust the medical press or doctors when it comes to fungus infections. In the above picture and explaining text these patients are using intravenous antibiotics but, antibiotics do not treat fungus infections. Dr. Perkins said, “If you see a physician, whether you’re hospitalized or as an outpatient, they will likely prescribe medicines that are for bacteria and won’t have any impact on this (or any) fungus.”

A yeast infection is a fungal infection. Many yeast infections surface as vaginal infections, also known as vaginal candidiasis, and can cause a range of symptoms including discharge and irritation. Stinging sensations when urinating are fairly common too. Meanwhile, a complicated infection is when four or more episodes are experienced within the space of 12 months.

A big misconception is the belief that fungal infections are rare. Another misconception is fungal infections are like every other severe infection. However, they are harder to manage, harder to eradicate, and more frequent than most people including doctors realize.

Fungus and Covid

Doctors at a medical facility in Delhi have reported multiple cases of a deadly fungal infection in patients, which they claim was triggered by Covid-19. The fungal infection, called mucormycosis, has caused many of the patients to lose their eyesight. Physicians at the Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi have diagnosed mucormycosis in over 12 patients. It can lead to loss of eyesight, affect the nose and jawbone, and lead to 50% mortality when it involves the brain in about fifteen days.

Last July, a team of researchers has for the first time discovered hybrid fungus involved in lung infections and are investigating the role of fungi in Covid-19. Several Covid-19 patients have died owing to concomitant infection by Aspergillus.

“In about 90 percent of cases, infection by Aspergillus is caused by A. fumigatus, but in some human genetic diseases, A. nidulans is a more frequent cause. “To our surprise, six out ten samples contained a fungus that had never before been found to infect people,” said Gustavo Henrique Goldman. The fungus gains significant advantages from being a hybrid.

Fungus, Tuberculosis and Cancer

Over one million people worldwide are misdiagnosed with tuberculosis when in reality they have an incurable disease with a similar outlook to many cancers, says a report published in 2011 in the Bulletin of the WHO. The condition called “chronic pulmonary aspergillosis” (CPA) is a fungal infection, not a bacterial infection. Is this incurable, totally drug-resistant TB infection fungal or bacterial? It looks very much like, or is identical to, TB when doctors look at it on a chest X-ray, and it has very similar symptoms initially. Doctors mistake it for TB and prescribe antibiotics as standard practice.

Dr. Luke Curtis is reporting on research that deals with 27 lung “cancer” patients who were later diagnosed with lung “fungus” instead of lung cancer. “Fungal infection can present with clinical and radiological features that are indistinguishable from thoracic malignancy, such as lung nodules or masses.” Doctors who diagnose lung cancer are unaware of the fact that cancer mimics fungal infections. Over one million people worldwide are misdiagnosed with tuberculosis when in reality they have an incurable disease with a similar outlook to many cancers, says a recent report published in 2011 in the Bulletin of the WHO.

The disease called “chronic pulmonary aspergillosis” (CPA) is a fungal infection not a bacterial infection. It looks very much like, or identical to TB when doctors look at it on a chest X-ray. Fungal infections kill at least 1,350,000 patients with, cancer, TB, asthma, or following AIDS; as well as causing untold misery and blindness to tens of millions more worldwide. Yet, like a Trojan horse its symptoms are mostly hidden, and occur as a consequence of other health problems.

Fungal disease is like the Trojan horse that threatens the world as deaths reach approximately 150 people per hour. Doctors need to wake up to the plight of millions people worldwide who suffer and die every year from fungal disease. Fungal disease is worldwide catastrophe that is growing year on year and now with this new anti-fungal resistant strain more deaths can be anticipated.