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Huh… Doctors and scientists are human?

This story in the Atlanta Journal about epilepsy patients being enrolled in drug trials without their consent revealed that doctors and researchers are in fact humans with human foibles. Huh… go figure. I thought they were immune to bias and always “followed the science.”

Hospitals and doctors used feelings and prejudices regarding which drugs? You mean to say they played favorites perhaps over clinical experience?

Researchers and scientists didn’t have patients health in mind and instead were more concerned with their research? What?!? You must be kidding. I can’t believe it because I’ve been told all these people are heroes and do things out of altruism.

For example, the researchers who did the epilepsy drug study said, doctors in different hospitals often had feelings or prejudices about one of the three drugs that didn’t really have a basis in fact. The study put those to rest.

Critics of EFIC say abuses against patients have piled up under it, because the leaders involved in designing, approving and publishing studies are also usually researchers and people sympathetic to researchers. Their mindset inevitably tips over from care from the individual patients in the study to the public gains that might be made, said George Annas, director of the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights at Boston University.

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So… now that we know they’re human does any of that translate to COVID-19 mania??

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Study: Post vaccination, COVID-19 propagation rates higher than when unvaccinated?

I follow a well known diet and nutrition reseacher out of the UK. Her name is Dr. Zoë Harcombe. Read more about her here. Since the pandemic began she has examined the data coming from all official sources and this latest find is a doozy. She looked at the data from a study in Scotland which looked at COVID-19 transmission post vaccination. Does the virus continue to propagate after someone was vaccinated.

The study examined healthcare workers and members of their households. It concluded that after the vaccine people were less likely to spread the virus.

The study reported that the positive test rate per 100 person years was 9.40 for household members during the period when the healthcare workers in the household were unvaccinated and 5.93 for household members during the period when the healthcare workers in the household were ≥ 14 days post vaccination. The conclusion was thus that “Vaccinating healthcare workers for SARS-CoV-2 reduces documented cases and hospitalisation in both those individuals vaccinated and members of their households.”

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But that is not what their data showed. The data within their own report showed the exact opposite of their conclusions.

The cases claim came from a particular table, which reported cases in healthcare workers and household members in the unvaccinated and vaccinated periods. The table provided an alternative conclusion. For every 100 healthcare worker cases in the unvaccinated period there were 64 household cases and for every 100 healthcare worker cases in the vaccinated period there were 94 household cases. We could conclude, therefore, that transmission was higher from healthcare workers to household members post vaccination.

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The numbers above are kind of fantastic. You get vaccinated and you spread the virus more than when unvaccinated. Now, vaccines don’t prevent you from getting infected or spreading a virus. What they do is prevent the person getting infected from having a severe case of the illness. Logic would dictate that if you have a less severe form of the virus then you are less likely to spread it because your symptoms are not as severe. You’re not coughing, sneezing, or spewing crap into the air more than a person with a severe case. But with COVID-19 it seems the opposite is true. Somehow vaccinated people are spreading it more.

Let’s put on our tin foil hats for a moment. I was listening to the No Agenda Show this morning. This is the show posted on May 2, 2021. Adam Curry had this little gem so I clipped it.

Self propagating vaccine

Could the mRNA vaccines be the self propagating vaccines Adam was talking about? Hmmmm? A quick search online comes up with news stories about “self disseminating vaccines”. Could this be true?

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MIT study shows social distancing is a farce

MIT did a study that shows there is no difference between being 6 feet apart or 60 feet apart when dealing with COVID-19 transmission. And that’s with or without a mask.

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 indoors is as great at 60 feet as it is at 6 feet — even when wearing a mask, according to a new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers who challenge social distancing guidelines adopted across the world.

MIT professors Martin Z. Bazant, who teaches chemical engineering and applied mathematics, and John W.M. Bush, who teaches applied mathematics, developed a method of calculating exposure risk to Covid-19 in an indoor setting that factors in a variety of issues that could affect transmission, including the amount of time spent inside, air filtration and circulation, immunization, variant strains, mask use, and even respiratory activity such as breathing, eating, speaking or singing.

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If you’re gonna get it you’re gonna get it. Take as many precautions as you can but the virus will do what viruses do and that’s jump from person to person to person. This won’t end until it moves through the population. End the lockdowns now.

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Science is creating vampires to stave off aging

First they started with mice.

The infusion of new blood led to a threefold increase in the number of new nerve cells generated in the brains of the elderly mice. But that was not the only revelation. He had already shown that the young members of the conjoined old-young mouse pairs generated far fewer new nerve cells than young mice left to roam free, untethered to their elderly cousins. And while the old mice grew more energetic, the younger mice suddenly behaved as if they were middle-aged.

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Now they’re coming for the people.

In 2016, a former Stanford Medical School student named Jesse Karmazin, opened up Ambrosia, a clinic in Monterey, California, offering to infuse clients with the blood of donors between the ages of 16 and 25 for $8000 a liter.

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How long until we’re harvesting baby blood!!

But seriously… this was part of a long article on aging and what scientists are doing to thwart its effects. The article goes through a litany of pharmaceutical interventions and research for new drugs but side stepped this gem in the middle of the story.

Emerging science now explains why there may be something to this method of bio-hacking. In humans, insulin is the hormonal signal that cues our cells to absorb sugar and convert it to energy. Along with a closely related hormone called Insulin like-Growth Factor 1 (IGF1), insulin affects a large number of other cellular processes, including the rate of cellular division, which many believe is directly related to aging. When the insulin and IGF1 in humans or analogous compounds in worms are dialed down—because we are starving, or the genes have been tweaked—a host of cellular repair mechanisms that are normally on standby kick into high-gear.

The adaptation makes sense from the perspective of evolution. Prehistoric times consisted of long periods of scarcity punctuated by precious windows of abundance. Since there was no telling how long the good times would last, our ancestors evolved the ability to grow and build fat and muscle as quickly as possible. A feast triggered the body to release insulin and IGF1, which allowed our cells to begin absorbing glucose and spurred them to pour energy into cellular reproduction and regeneration for as long as our insulin levels remain high.

When calories were no longer easy to come by, our bodies adjusted by lowering insulin and IGF1 levels—a cue for our cells to slow regeneration and reproduction, and instead divert energy into cellular processes most likely to facilitate our survival through cold, lean times. The human body protects cells it already has: it produces more enzymes to ensure proteins don’t misfold, it ramps up the machinery designed to repair broken DNA and it breaks down cellular debris and defective cells it might otherwise ignore, scavenging for parts it can use to feed its healthier cells through the lean days. In the process, it cleans up cellular garbage that, particularly as we grow older, likely promotes low-level inflammation.

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Do you know what non-pharmaceutical interventions exist that directly addresses this problem? A low carbohydrate diet combined with intermittent fasting.

A low carbohydrate diet doesn’t trigger insulin and makes your body more sensitive to it over time. The lack of insulin in your blood tells your body to use the energy already stored and to go in to cellular repair mode. Intermittent fasting aids in that effort by not spiking your insulin levels several times through out the day.

Instead of buying pharmaceuticals in the quest to live forever why not exercise to maintain strength and flexibility and stop eating so much (especially sugars and carbohydrates) and so often to give your body a chance to repair. You won’t spend thousands on drugs and their potential side effects and you’ll save money on all the food you won’t be eating.

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There is a universe where we aren’t panicking over COVID-19

How can I get there? I’m a little tired of this one.