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Let’s be honest. If the CDC and FDA were really looking out for your safety, they would be running ads like this one.

Fibrous clots forming post-vaccine are a huge problem. A significant number of embalmers have noticed this since the vaccines rolled out. This can kill people. Some embalmers saw this in over 90% of their cases in the recent past.

But when the guy collecting the information (Thomas Haviland) tried to ask the FDA to investigate, they ignored him.

Here is his latest e-mail:

Subject: Are You Investigating the “White Fibrous Clots” and Their Potential Link to the COVID-19 Vaccines?

To the FDA, CDC, and NIH,

As you can see below, I submitted a written package on 19 Jan 2023 to the FDA to alert the Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) to a very serious potential link between the COVID-19 vaccines and the formation of these new, large, and unusual “white fibrous clots/structures” that embalmers across the United States and the world are seeing in their corpses, most since 2021 and continuing to present.

The embalmers that I am in contact with are still seeing these “white fibrous clots” in a high percentage of their corpses in Fall 2023. Keep in mind that most of these embalmers have been embalming bodies for over ten or twenty years, yet they have never seen these white fibrous clots before until 2021, which just happens to be the year that the COVID-19 vaccines rolled out.

Attached to this email are the original files that I submitted to the FDA on 19 Jan 2023, including a PowerPoint presentation with the results of an online survey that I conducted in Dec 2022 – Jan 2023 which solicited responses from 30 state funeral director associations and over 800 funeral homes in major cities across the United States. Also included is an “updated” version of the PowerPoint presentation that now also includes the survey results from Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand that were collected in March 2023. 

My hope is that you have reviewed the information that I sent to you in January, and that you are already thoroughly investigating these new and unusual “white fibrous clots” that embalmers are still seeing in the veins and arteries of the deceased, and their potential link to the COVID-19 vaccines.

Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions.

This is a serious problem, and it deserves your immediate attention.

Respectfully,

Thomas F. Haviland
USAF Major, Retired
Beavercreek, OH

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Fibrous clot, DNA adulteration, excess deaths, vaccine injuries, ….

The FDA and CDC aren’t looking into any of these.

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The Profound Health Benefits of Being Grateful

  • The ability to experience gratitude to others is a fundamental feature of human cognition

  • Positive effects linked to gratitude include social, psychological and physical benefits, which increase the more you make gratitude a regular part of your daily routine

  • Gratitude has a positive effect on psychopathology, especially depression, adaptive personality characteristic, positive social relationships and physical health, including stress and sleep

  • Those who are grateful have even been found to have a better sense of the meaning of life by being able to perceive good family function and peer relationships

  • Two gratitude interventions that you can try in your daily life to promote gratitude include keeping a gratitude journal and expressing gratitude to others, such as by writing thank you notes

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Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint. It was originally published November 25, 2021.

Gratitude is a simple practice that can have profound effects on your health and well-being. Its underpinnings are believed to be principles of cooperation that were pivotal in the development of human communication and social reciprocity, and the ability to experience gratitude to others is a fundamental feature of human cognition.1

The positive effects linked to gratitude include social, psychological and physical benefits,2 which increase the more you make gratitude a regular part of your daily routine.

“The limits to gratitude’s health benefits are really in how much you pay attention to feeling and practicing gratitude,” noted neuroscientist Glenn Fox, Ph.D., a gratitude expert at the University of Southern California. “It’s very similar to working out, in that the more you practice, the better you get. The more you practice, the easier it is to feel grateful when you need it.”3

Gratitude has distinct neurobiological correlates, including in brain regions associated with interpersonal bonding and stress relief.4 When Fox and colleagues elicited gratitude in 23 female subjects, via stories of survivors of the Holocaust, “ratings of gratitude correlated with brain activity in the anterior cingulate cortex and medial prefrontal cortex,” which are associated with moral cognition, value judgment and theory of mind.5

Individual differences in proneness to gratitude are also linked to increased gray matter volume in the brain,6 and it’s possible that it elicits long-term changes in your psyche. Fox grew deeply interested in gratitude after his mother’s death from ovarian cancer. During her illness, he would send her studies on the benefits of gratitude in cancer patients, and she kept a gratitude journal in her last years.

In one example, 92 adults with advanced cancer engaged in mindful gratitude journaling or routine journaling. After seven days, those who kept a gratitude journal had significant improvements in measures of anxiety, depression and spiritual well-being, such that the researchers concluded “mindful gratitude journaling could positively affect the state of suffering, psychological distress and quality of life of patients with advanced cancer.”7

“Grateful people tend to recover faster from trauma and injury,” Fox told The Pulse. “They tend to have better and closer personal relationships and may even just have improved health overall.”8 When he tried to find gratitude after losing his mother, what he experienced wasn’t a quick fix or an immediate route to happiness, but a way to make his grief more manageable in the moment.

As it turns out, grateful writing such as letters of gratitude is a positive psychological intervention that leads to longer term changes in mental health. Among 293 adults who sought out psychotherapy services, those who engaged in gratitude writing reported significantly better mental health after four and 12 weeks than people who did not writing or who wrote about their thoughts and feelings.9

Gratitude can be difficult to define, as it has elements of an emotion, a virtue and a behavior, all rolled into one. Robert Emmons, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and an expert on gratitude, defines it as a two-step process.

As explained in “The Science of Gratitude,” a white paper by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, the two steps include “1) ‘recognizing that one has obtained a positive outcome’ and 2) ‘recognizing that there is an external source for this positive outcome.’”10

In this regard, the benefits of gratitude may be gleaned from the actions of other people or experienced in an internalized manner, such as when feeling gratitude about good fate or nature. In this way, gratitude is both a state and a trait.11

As a state, it’s based on a person’s ability to be empathic and elicit grateful emotions that promote prosocial behavior. As a trait, gratitude describes the practice of being grateful, noticing the little things in life and appreciating the positive in the world and other people. Gratitude can be felt both from being helped by others and habitually focusing on the good in your life.

A study published in Clinical Psychology Review found that gratitude has a positive effect on psychopathology, especially depression, adaptive personality characteristic, positive social relationships and physical health, including stress and sleep. What’s more, they noted that “the benefits of gratitude to well-being may be causal.”12

Fox also explained, “Benefits associated with gratitude include better sleep, more exercise, reduced symptoms of physical pain, lower levels of inflammation, lower blood pressure and a host of other things we associate with better health,”13 including improved resilience.

It’s likely that gratitude leads to benefits via multiple mechanisms, not only by improving life satisfaction14 but also by contributing to an increase in healthy activities and a willingness to seek help for health problems.15 Those who are grateful have even been found to have a better sense of the meaning of life by being able to perceive good family function and peer relationships.16

Gratitude is known to facilitate improvements in healthy eating17 and benefits depression by enhancing self-esteem and wellbeing.18 Further, people who are more grateful tend to be:19

  • Happier

  • Less materialistic

  • Less likely to suffer from burnout

A 2021 study comparing gratitude and optimism similarly found that both traits were associated with:20

  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure

  • Better sleep quality

  • More exercise

  • Less stress

  • More positive expectations and reflections

  • Greater feelings of appreciation toward others

Feeling gracious can help you sleep better and longer, too, perhaps by improving your thoughts prior to sleep. “The relationship between gratitude and each of the sleep variables was mediated by more positive pre-sleep cognitions and less negative pre-sleep cognitions,” according to a study in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research.21

Those who scored higher on measures of gratitude had better sleep quality and sleep duration and less sleep latency (the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep) and daytime dysfunction. Among adolescents, the simple practice of keeping a gratitude journal significantly reduce materialism while reducing the negative effect of materialism on generosity.22

Those who wrote down what they were grateful for donated 60% more of their earnings to charity, for instance. There’s good reason to teach children the importance of gratitude, too, as doing so can improve school performance and orient individuals toward a positive life approach.23

Fox likens gratitude to a muscle that must be trained — something that you can practice and become better at over time:24

“I think that gratitude can be much more like a muscle, like a trained response or a skill that we can develop over time as we’ve learned to recognize abundance and gifts and things that we didn’t previously notice as being important. And that itself is its own skill that can be practiced and manifested over time.”

Rather than a magic bullet, Fox added, it’s the regular practice of being grateful that makes a difference: “You know, it’s like water cutting rock through a canyon,” he said. “It’s not done all at once, and it’s just steady practice is where you start to get things.”25 Two “gratitude interventions” that you can try in your daily life to promote gratitude include keeping a gratitude journal and expressing gratitude.

With a gratitude journal, you write down lists of what you’re grateful for on a regular basis. The behavioral expression of gratitude involves expressing grateful feelings to others, such as by saying thank you or writing gratitude letters, which you then read to the recipients.26

Music also holds the potential to be a gratifying and fulfilling force. Take a moment to appreciate this heartfelt song sent in by longtime subscriber, Frank Buono.

Showing gratitude to your partner is also a good way to boost your relationship. In a study of romantic partners, gratitude from interactions was linked to increased connection and satisfaction with the relationship, with researchers suggesting, “gratitude had uniquely predictive power in relationship promotion, perhaps acting as a booster shot for the relationship.”27 Emmons also shared tips for living a more grateful life:28

  • Remember hard times in your life, which remind you how much you have to be grateful for now. “[T]his contrast is fertile ground for gratefulness,” Emmons says.29

  • Appreciate what it means to be human by tuning into and appreciating your sense of touch, sight, smell, taste and hearing.

  • Use visual reminders, including people, to trigger gratitude. This helps to combat “the two primary obstacles to gratefulness,” which Emmons cites as “forgetfulness and a lack of mindful awareness.”30

  • Make an oath of gratitude. Simply vowing to be grateful can increase the likelihood that you’ll stick to the behavior, so write a note “vowing to count your blessings” and post it somewhere where you’ll see it often.

If you want to get started today, keep a notebook by your bedside and make a point to jot down one or two things you’re grateful for each night before bed, and express gratitude to others often, such as writing quick thank you notes to friends.

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Strawberries Are Good for Your Heart and Brain

  • Data from a randomized clinical trial presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nutrition showed strawberries have health benefits on your heart, metabolic and cognitive systems

  • Past research showed strawberries improved colon health and reduced the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

  • Strawberries are a source of several important nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, phytosterols and polyphenols. Phytosterols and polyphenols are not traditional nutrients, but are bioactive compounds; some of the most abundant in strawberries are quercetin, catechin and anthocyanin

  • If you are unable to purchase organic food 100% of the time, it pays to know which foods to prioritize. Strawberries are so heavily contaminated with pesticides they have ranked No. 1 on the EWG’s Dirty Dozen list of the most heavily adulterated fruits and vegetables for several years

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According to a 2022 study by researchers from Columbia University,1 nearly 10% of U.S. adults aged 65 and older have some form of dementia and another 22% have mild cognitive impairment. The study was based on nearly 3,500 individuals who completed a comprehensive set of neuropsychological testing and in-depth interviews. Researchers estimate the impact of dementia in the U.S. alone, including family caregiving, is $257 billion each year.

The CDC2 estimates the rate of subjective cognitive decline is 11.1%, or 1 in 9 adults overall who believe they are experiencing symptoms. In individuals 65 and older, the rate was 11.7%, as compared to 10.8% in adults 45 to 64 years. Also according to the CDC,3 heart disease remains the number one leading cause of death in the U.S.

These numbers may not be surprising, but did you know that a new study finds eating strawberries may help prevent cognitive decline and boost heart health?4

Data from the randomized clinical trial funded by the California Strawberry Commission was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nutrition.5 Researchers from San Diego State University demonstrated that strawberries had health benefits on cardiovascular, metabolic and cognitive systems. The researchers engaged 35 participants from age 66 to 78 over a 20-week period.

The group was split, and each consumed a strawberry powder intervention or placebo for eight weeks with a four-week washout between the two. The researchers evaluated the participants’ waist size, blood pressure and other heart health indicators as well as kept track of episodic memory.

After eight weeks of consuming freeze-dried strawberry powder, participants demonstrated a 5.2% improvement in cognitive processing speed and a 3.6% decrease in systolic blood pressure. The individual’s waist circumference decreased while taking the freeze-dried strawberries and the placebo.

However, when consuming the placebo, there was an increase in serum triglycerides and while taking the freeze-dried strawberries there was an increase in antioxidant capacity by 10.2%. Shirin Hooshmand, professor in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at San Diego State and principal investigator on the study, was encouraged by the data, saying in a press release:6

“This study demonstrates that consuming strawberries may promote cognitive function and improve cardiovascular risk factors like hypertension. We’re encouraged that a simple dietary change, like adding strawberries to the daily diet, may improve these outcomes in older adults.”

The links between consuming strawberries, heart health and cognitive health have been the focus of past studies. Strawberries are a source of several nutritional requirements, including vitamin C, potassium, phytosterols and polyphenols.

Polyphenols and other phytochemicals are classified as bioactive compounds but are not traditional nutrients. The most abundant of these in strawberries are ellagic acid, anthocyanin, catechin, quercetin and kaempferol,7 which researchers believe play important roles in preventive health and treatments.

Research published in 20198 showed the health benefits of strawberries extended to improving colon health and reducing the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The umbrella term of IBD includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which are risk factors for colorectal cancer.

The study was from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the researchers discovered that less than a cup of strawberries each day could help reverse the symptoms of IBD. The lead study author, Hang Xiao, Ph.D., from the university’s department of food science, said the increased risk of IBD lies with a sedentary lifestyle and dietary habits that include low fiber and high sugar food choices.9

This study used whole berries and not purified compounds or extracts, thus including dietary fiber and phenolic compounds that are bound to those fibers. The animal study used amounts of strawberries that would generally be consumed by humans.

The data revealed that just three-quarters of 1 cup of strawberries suppressed weight loss and bloody diarrhea in the mice with IBD. The treatment also improved the gut microbiome by reducing harmful bacteria and increasing healthy bacteria.

According to the International Functional Foods Association,10 functional foods “provide a breadth of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that enhance well-being.” It appears, however, that in the push for fake food, “a rational definition for functional food” has been proposed by the Canadian Center for Science that could be used to justify eating formulated foodstuffs:11

“Functional foods are novel foods that have been formulated so that they contain substances or live microorganisms that have a possible health-enhancing or disease-preventing value, and at a concentration that is both safe and sufficiently high to achieve the intended benefit. The added ingredients may include nutrients, dietary fiber, phytochemicals, other substances, or probiotics.”

In addition to vitamins and nutrients, strawberries also have bioactive compounds that help lower cardiovascular disease, improve vascular endothelial function, lower the risk for blood clots and promote plaque stability.12 Animal studies have also demonstrated that strawberries have the potential to benefit cognitive performance in an aging brain.

Data have also shown that strawberry extract can inhibit COX enzymes, which is a pathway that could mitigate the inflammatory process. When used individually in research studies, compounds in the bright red fruit have shown anticancer properties by blocking the initiation of carcinogenesis and suppressing the spread of tumors.

One of those compounds is fisetin, a flavonoid found in strawberries, apples, cucumbers, onions, grapes and persimmons.13 Data have demonstrated that fisetin has neurotrophic, anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Both in vitro and in vivo studies are necessary to confirm these observed effects.

In a review of the literature,14 researchers found multiple anticancer activities in cell culture and animal models, suggesting that more research focused on identifying the molecular targets could lead to fisetin as a chemotherapeutic agent.

Some of the healthiest food choices you can make are fresh fruits and vegetables, whether they are organic or conventionally grown. However, organic produce tends to be more nutritious, tastes better and does not contain pesticide residues like conventional produce. Most people eat organic produce to avoid pesticides and other chemicals.

If your budget prevents you from buying organic food 100% of the time or there’s not an adequate selection in your area, it’s useful to know which foods to prioritize. In other words, what conventional foods are most contaminated and therefore most important to buy organic?

Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases its Dirty Dozen list of produce. These are the most heavily contaminated fruits and vegetables. For several years, strawberries have topped the list, including 2023.15 In 2019, the EWG reported that nonorganic strawberries tested by the Department of Agriculture contained an average of 7.8 different pesticides as compared to other produce that contains 2.2 pesticides per sample.16

Strawberry growers also use massive amounts of poisonous gas to sterilize the fields and the USDA found that strawberries were the most likely to be contaminated with pesticides even after they were “rinsed in the field and washed before eating.”

From January 2015 to October 2016, the USDA tested 1,174 batches of conventionally grown strawberries and found that 99% of those had detectable residues of at least one pesticide and 30% had residues of 10 or more pesticides.

All told, they found 81 different pesticides in different combinations across all samples. While some of these are not linked with significant health problems, others are associated with hormone disruption, neurological damage, cancer, and reproductive and developmental issues.

According to the EWG,17 aggressive marketing along with chemically aided growing methods have prompted increased consumption in the U.S. The average American today eats four times more strawberries than in 1980.

The greatest number of strawberries in the U.S. are grown in California and only 20% of the chemicals used on those strawberries leave residue on the fruit. However, 80% are poisonous gases called fumigants that are injected into the ground to sterilize the soil and control the buildup of pests and pathogens. These fumigants poison farm workers and neighboring farms.

The organic alternative is a combination of crop rotation and application of a mixture of carbon-rich materials that are then saturated with water and covered with a plastic tarp. This organic slurry is toxic to pathogens and works as effectively as poisonous gases with almost no loss in crop yield.

However, the organic growing process drives the price of strawberries higher than the conventional variety. The EWG18 believes that as more growers stop using fumigants and pesticides, the price of organic produce should drop.

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Tea With or Without Plastic?

  • In an analysis of tea bags, researchers found that those sealed in plastic release billions of plastic particles with every cup that’s brewed. The plastic caused aquatic organisms to behave abnormally

  • Tea is an ancient beverage, recognized for the positive impact it has on health and the important role it plays in cultures around the world. While tea sold in plastic tea bags increases your toxic load, paper tea bags are not safer because they are infused with a known carcinogen

  • One study found humans excrete microparticles of plastic in stool, which is not removed during processing in wastewater treatment plants. These particles may then end up in municipal water supplies, giving a whole new meaning to recycling

  • There are significant health benefits to drinking tea, so it would be wise to continue the habit, while substituting loose leaf tea for tea bags. Tea may help develop better brain connections and improve cardiovascular health. It’s believed to also reduce beta-amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer’s disease and reduce the development of atherosclerotic plaques

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Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint. It was originally published October 19, 2019.

Tea is important to people of many cultures around the world and it has been recognized for centuries as having dramatic and positive impacts on health. It is one of the most popular beverages worldwide, second only to water. There are several easy-to-grow herbs and plants that may be used to make tea at home, but most consumers choose a tea bag to brew their morning or afternoon beverage.

Chances are you’ve never given the tea bag a second thought. But some bags are made with a variety of plastics; researchers have found these leach out of the bag while it’s being brewed. Whether the bag is infused or sealed with plastic, exposure to heat may release microparticles into your tea.

As you become more aware of how plastic is finding its way into the water and food supply, it may spark questions about just how much you’re consuming. Plastics may be found in micro and nano sizes, some too small to be seen by the naked eye.

One key to understanding the size of plastic particles is their dynamic nature since the size and shape may change over time, or under environmental stress. Microplastics fall into a large range, defined as those from 5 mm to 0.1 micrometers (µm) in size, while nanoparticles are as small as 0.001 µm.1

To grasp the size of these plastic particles, note that 5 mm is roughly the size of five grains of salt.2 A hair shaft is approximately 100 µm, and the smallest microplastic is 1/10 the size of a single bacteria.3

A soothing cup of hot tea may be just what your body needs to boost phytochemicals and other nutrients. But did you know you may also be drinking 11.6 billion microplastic pieces and 3.1 billion nanoplastics with every cup of tea? Researchers from McGill University published the results of a study4 in which they analyzed plastic pollution released from tea bags.

They questioned whether plastic tea bags were releasing microplastics or nanoplastics after being submerged in hot water during the brewing process.5 They used four commercial products packaged in plastic tea bags. The tea leaves were removed to ensure any plastic particles in the tea did not contaminate the analysis of the tea bags.

The empty bags were then placed in hot water to simulate the brewing process. The water was evaluated using an electron microscope, in which the team found a single bag released billions of particles. The researchers report this contamination is at a level thousands of times greater than has been reported with other foods and beverages.

In addition to analyzing the amount of plastic released, the team also sought to determine the effect the particles may have on small aquatic organisms. Using water fleas, which are commonly used to model organisms in environmental studies, the researchers found that when treated with the microparticles and nanoparticles from the tea bags, the organisms survived but demonstrated anatomical and behavioral abnormalities.

The researchers acknowledged the effects on humans from drinking billions of particles of plastic remain unknown and they call for further study in this area.6 But, using paper tea bags is just as dangerous. Most tea bags and even coffee filters are treated with epichlorohydrin to reduce the chances of the product tearing during use.7

Epichlorohydrin is an industrial solvent and a known carcinogen; this chemical gets sprayed on some tea bags.8 In addition to the toxicity associated with the original chemical added to tea bags to reduce tearing, the California Environmental Protection Agency9 notes it degrades in water and may contain a certain impurity also known to cause cancer.

If you’ve been brewing your tea or coffee with bottled water in the hopes of avoiding contaminants commonly found in tap water, it is important to note most bottled water contains microplastics, which actually adds to the toxic burden from your tea bags.

Bottled water is often obtained from municipal water supplies, well water or spring water which is not regulated for polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) by the EPA. The FDA places responsibility for testing on the manufacturer without any oversight from a federal agency.

In an analysis by the World Wildlife Fund10 (WWF) undertaken by the University of Newcastle in Australia, scientists found that on average, people are consuming approximately 5 grams of plastic every week in their food and water supply.

The researchers analyzed 52 studies, which highlighted a list of common foods and drinks. They found the average person may ingest as many as 1,769 particles of plastic every week in their water intake. The WWF reports that one-third of plastic waste ends up in the environment, with most of it being the result of mismanaged waste.

While plastic was initially advertised as reusable, half of all new plastic produced over the last 76 years has been manufactured in the most recent 16 years. As noted in the report, the largest source of ingested plastic microparticles is drinking water. Other foods and beverages with high levels include shellfish, salt and beer.11

When you add microparticles ingested from your tea bags, the weight multiplies quickly. The average person is consuming enough plastic every week — just from water — to make one credit card. When the amount of plastic in tea bags is factored into the equation, the charge against your health may come due soon.

A study evaluating plastic particles in human stool from the Medical University of Vienna was presented at the Annual United European Gastroenterology conference in October 2018. As reported in Salon Magazine:12

“Eight people from Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom and Austria participated in the study. Each person kept a food diary the week before the stool sampling occurred which showed researchers that all participants were exposed to foods that were either wrapped in plastic, or they drank from plastic bottles. Six of the eight ate sea fish, too; none of them were vegetarians.”

Each participant’s stool was tested for 10 different types of plastics, nine of which were found. The impact plastic has on your gut has still not been established. Lead researcher Dr. Philipp Schwabl from the Medical University of Vienna found the results astounding and believes the initial indications are13 “that microplastics can damage the gastrointestinal tract by promoting inflammatory reactions or absorbing harmful substances.”

As human waste is flushed down the toilet and processed at wastewater treatment plants, the process may be ineffective according to results from one study. Researchers14 in the United Kingdom evaluated water supply from six rivers in the northern part of England. Their data showed a higher number of microplastics in receiving waters that were downstream of the wastewater treatment plants.

Researchers believe this confirms that treated sewage is a key source of microplastics. Following those microplastics even farther downstream, it is likely they end up in the environment and may someday become part of the municipal water supply.

There are a significant number of health benefits to drinking tea, so it would be wise to continue the habit, while substituting loose leaf tea for tea bags. As I shared in a previous article, drinking tea may help you develop better brain connections, improve your cardiovascular health, reduce beta-amyloid plaques found in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and reduce the development of atherosclerosis plaques.

While brewing loose leaf tea may require an additional step or two, the process is a simple art form. Here are a few simple guidelines for making the “perfect” cup of tea:

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a boil in a tea kettle (avoid using a nonstick pot, as they too can release harmful chemicals when heated).

  2. Preheat your teapot to prevent the water from cooling quickly. Add a small amount of boiling water to the pot or tea cup that you’re going to steep the tea in. Ceramic and porcelain retain heat well. Cover the pot or cup with a lid. Add a tea cozy if you have one, or drape with a towel. Let stand until warm, then pour out the water.

  3. Put the tea into an infuser or strainer or put loose leaf tea into the teapot. Steeping without an infuser or strainer will produce a more flavorful tea. Start with 1 heaping teaspoon per cup of tea and 1 for the pot. The robustness of the flavor can be tweaked by using more or less tea.

  4. Add boiling water. Use the correct amount for the amount of tea you added (i.e., for 4 teaspoons of tea, add 4 cups of water). The ideal water temperature varies based on the type of tea being steeped:

    1. White and green teas (full leaf) — Well below boiling (170 to 185 degrees F or 76 to 85 degrees C). Once the water has been brought to a boil, remove from heat and let the water cool for about 30 seconds for white tea and 60 seconds for green tea before pouring it over the leaves

    2. Oolongs (full leaf) — 185 to 210 degrees F or 85 to 98 degrees C

    3. Black teas (full leaf) — Full rolling boil (212 degrees F or 100 degrees C)

  5. Cover the pot with a cozy or towel and let it steep, following the instructions on the package. If there are none, here are some general guidelines. Taste frequently as you want it to be flavorful but not bitter:

    1. Oolong teas — Four to seven minutes

    2. Black teas — Three to five minutes

    3. Green teas Two to three minutes

  6. Once the desired flavor has been achieved, remove the strainer or infuser. If using loose leaves, pour the tea through a strainer into your cup and any leftover into another vessel (cover with a cozy to retain heat).

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Meet Ben Haynes: Director of Media Relations for the CDC

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I met Ben Haynes at CDC headquarters. He admits that CDC doesn’t have vaccination records for people. So that means that they cannot assess vaccine safety. They don’t want to see the records. They want to just keep believing they are safe.

Months ago, CDC Director of Media Relations admitted to me face to face that they don’t have the record level data needed to assess vaccine safety.

He said Congress never granted them the authority to ask for this information.

When I asked him, “Have you tried asking nicely? I’m sure Gov. Newsom would give you the data!”

He said, they don’t have the authority to ask for the information.

In other words, they don’t want to know.

I believe that it is because if they got the information, I could legally FOIA the information, so they don’t ask.

After I finally got record-level vaccination/alive/death data from an official State source via a whistleblower, I offered Ben the opportunity to see the data that they don’t have and have never seen.

He refused.

This is gold-standard data and it shows truth. It can be fully authenticated. There is no way to hide a signal in data like this. There is no better source of truth than this data. I have been saying this like a broken record. They should be jumping to see “ground truth.” Instead, they are running away from it.

Through other sources I discovered that the CDC and FDA don’t want to see any data showing the vaccines are unsafe because they know that the vaccines are safe, so there is no point in seeing data that is obviously flawed.

Record level vaccination-alive-death data is the gold standard. A time-series cohort analysis of this data always will unambiguously tell you if a vaccine is safe or not. There are four independent variables (calendar time, dose, age, and time since a given dose) and one dependent variable (mortality rate). You can tell the story in just four plots.

I can’t e-mail Ben because the CDC and FDA block all my e-mails.

But you can e-mail Ben here media@cdc.gov and let him know what you think of their refusal to view the record-level data.

I finally have record-level data from an official government source. Millions of records. The analysis is clear. I’ll reveal it on Nov 30 at my MIT talk which will be livestreamed.

But before I went public, I offered both the CDC and FDA the opportunity to view the data and the analysis as well as the opportunity to fully authenticate that the data was legit. They refused to talk to me.

You can’t make this stuff up. You really can’t.

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FOIA’d FDA ‘Establishment Inspection Reports’ of Pfizer COVID Vaccine Manufacturing Facilities Reveal “Inadequate Quality Oversight,” Deficient Deviation Investigations, Ignored Standard Operating Procedures, and More.

Amy Kelly, COO of DailyClout.io and Project Director for the WarRoom/DailyClout Pfizer and Moderna Documents Analysis Project, received a partial production of documents in response to her Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for “all FDA inspection reports from inspections of Pfizer manufacturing facilities, both domestically and internationally, used in the manufacturing of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2, drug as well as Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine boosters” for the date range of January 1, 2020, through October 31, 2023. Ms. Kelly’s FOIA request specified that the FDA search for inspection reports for the following manufacturing facilities:

  1. Pfizer Inc. 875 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, MO 63017
  2. Wyeth BioPharma Division of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals LLC 1 Burt Road Andover, MA 01810
  3. Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC 7000 Portage Road Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  4. Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV Rijksweg 12 Puurs, 2870 Belgium
  5. Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals Grange Castle Business Park Clondalkin, Dublin 22 Ireland
  6. Hospira Zagreb Ltd Prudnicka cesta 60 10291 Prigorje Brdovecko Croatia
  7. SGS Lab Simon SA Vieux Chemin due Poete 10 Wavre, 1301 Belgium
  8. Hospira, Inc., McPherson, Kansas (Pfizer, McPherson)
  9. BioNTech Marburg, Germany
  10. Pfizer Inc. 875 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, MO 63017
  11. Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC 7000 Portage Road Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  12. Hospira Zagreb Ltd Prudnicka cesta 60 10291 Prigorje Brdovecko Croatia
  13. SGS Lab Simon SA Vieux Chemin due Poete 10 Wavre, 1301 Belgium
  14. BioNTech Marburg, Germany
  15. Pfizer Pearl River, NY

The inspection reports sent in response to the FOIA show the facilities not following established manufacturing and cleaning procedures, as well generally inadequate quality oversight, thus leading to a concerning decrease in product quality.

The Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) sent these documents to Ms. Kelly. CBER is the “center within FDA that regulates biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. CBER protects and advances the public health by ensuring that biological products are safe and effective and available to those who need them. CBER also provides the public with information to promote the safe and appropriate use of biological products.” (https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/fda-organization/center-biologics-evaluation-and-research-cber) In its response, CBER wrote, “After a thorough and diligent investigation, a search of our records did not locate any CBER inspections responsive to your request for the following locations:

  • Pfizer Inc. 875 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC 7000 Portage Road Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  • Hospira Zagreb Ltd Prudnicka cesta 60 10291 Prigorje Brdovecko Croatia
  • SGS Lab Simon SA Vieux Chemin due Poete 10 Wavre, 1301 Belgium
  • BioNTech Marburg, Germany
  • Pfizer Pearl River, NY” (Bold in original.)

CBER produced only two inspection reports, both of which cover inspections that happened months after the public rollout of Pfizer’s mRNA COVID vaccine: “Establishment Inspection Reports for the inspection of Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV in Puurs, Belgium ending July 2,2021 and Wyeth Biopharma Division of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals LLC in Andover, Massachusetts ending July 23,2021.” (Bold added.)

In the letter accompanying the documents production, CBER addressed the three FOIA exemptions used to heavily redact the inspection reports:

“We have withheld portions of pages under Exemption (b)(4), 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(4). That exemption permits the withholding of trade secrets and commercial or financial information that was obtained from a person outside the government and that is privileged or confidential.

In addition, we have withheld portions of pages under Exemption (b)(6), 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(6). That exemption protects information from disclosure when its release would cause a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. FOIA Exemption 6 is available to protect information in personnel or medical files and similar files. This requires a balancing of the public’s right to disclosure against the individual’s right to privacy.

In addition, we have withheld portions of pages under Exemption (b)(7), 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7). That exemption protects from disclosure records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes, but only to the extent that the production of such law enforcement records or information (A) could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings, (B) would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (C) could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, (D) could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a confidential source, including a State, local, or foreign agency or authority or any private institution which furnished information on a confidential basis, and, in the case of a record or information compiled by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence investigation, information furnished by a confidential source, (E) would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions if such disclosure could reasonably be expected to risk circumvention of the law, or (F) could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety of any individual.” (Bold and italics added.)

DailyClout finds it to be of particular interest that redaction exemption (b)(7) — an exemption that applies only to records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes — applies to manufacturing facility documentation.

A detailed analysis of the Andover, Massachusetts, and Purrs, Belgium, inspection reports will be posted on DailyClout once the reports are thoroughly reviewed. After seeing concerning information as shown below, DailyClout wants to make these important documents immediately available to the public.

Excerpt from Andover, MA, Establishment Inspection Report.

Please read the full inspection reports below.

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