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Why Are ‘Experts’ Disagreeing With Each Other Over Covid Vaccine? (Ron Paul)
CDC Real-World Study Confirms Protective Benefits of mRNA Vaccines (CDC)
Faith in Quick Test Leads to Epidemic That Wasn’t (NYT)
Quadruple Therapy With Ivermectin Is Effective In Treating COVID-19 (Hindu)
Texas COVID-Positivity-Rate Drops To Record Low After Mask-Mandate Lifted (ZH)
Fewer Than 1 In 5 Britons With Symptoms Gets Tested, Only 2 In 5 Isolate (RT)
Almost Third Of UK Covid Hospital Patients Readmitted Within 4 Months (G.)
GOP Rep. Greene Introduces Bill To Cut Fauci’s $400,000 Salary To Zero (JTN)
Kremlin Responds To Anger Over Ukraine Border Build-Up (ZH)
We‘ll Talk To NATO ‘But Not Just About Ukraine’ – Lavrov (RT)
Analyst Pleads To Leaking Secrets About Drone Program (AP)
The Empire State Building Falls into the Suez Canal (Stoller)
Massive DNA Damage Caused By CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing (GMW)
New Digital Archive Preserves and Protects Indigenous Folk Medicine (Smiths.)

 

 

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“Deaths in Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), since its start in 1990. 2021 is off the charts.”

 

 

Ron Paul is a Doctor of Medicine. Will he be censored too?

Why Are ‘Experts’ Disagreeing With Each Other Over Covid Vaccine? (Ron Paul)

Even the establishment experts seem to be in total disagreement with each other – and often with themselves – over the experimental Covid “vaccine.” Does it prevent the illness? Lessen the illness? Provide lasting immunity? Temporary immunity? Is it safe for all? So many questions, but so few reliable answers.

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Pfizer’s sales team.

CDC Real-World Study Confirms Protective Benefits of mRNA Vaccines (CDC)

A new CDC study provides strong evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers. These groups are more likely than the general population to be exposed to the virus because of their occupations. The study looked at the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections among 3,950 study participants in six states over a 13-week period from December 14, 2020 to March 13, 2021. Results showed that following the second dose of vaccine (the recommended number of doses), risk of infection was reduced by 90 percent two or more weeks after vaccination.

Following a single dose of either vaccine, the participants’ risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 was reduced by 80 percent two or more weeks after vaccination. It takes about two weeks following each dose of vaccine for the body to produce antibodies that protect against infection. As a result, people are considered “partially vaccinated” two weeks after their first dose of mRNA vaccine and “fully vaccinated” two weeks after their second dose. These new vaccine effectiveness findings are consistent with those from Phase 3 clinical trials conducted with the vaccines before they received Emergency Use Authorizations from the Food and Drug Administration. Those clinical trials evaluated vaccine efficacy against COVID-19 disease, while this study evaluated vaccine effectiveness against infection, including infections that did not result in symptoms.

“This study shows that our national vaccination efforts are working. The authorized mRNA COVID-19 vaccines provided early, substantial real-world protection against infection for our nation’s health care personnel, first responders, and other frontline essential workers,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH. “These findings should offer hope to the millions of Americans receiving COVID-19 vaccines each day and to those who will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated in the weeks ahead. The authorized vaccines are the key tool that will help bring an end to this devastating pandemic.”

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PCR history.

From New York Times Jan. 22, 2007

Faith in Quick Test Leads to Epidemic That Wasn’t (NYT)

Dr. Brooke Herndon, an internist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, could not stop coughing. For two weeks starting in mid-April last year, she coughed, seemingly nonstop, followed by another week when she coughed sporadically, annoying, she said, everyone who worked with her.Before long, Dr. Kathryn Kirkland, an infectious disease specialist at Dartmouth, had a chilling thought: Could she be seeing the start of a whooping cough epidemic? By late April, other health care workers at the hospital were coughing, and severe, intractable coughing is a whooping cough hallmark. And if it was whooping cough, the epidemic had to be contained immediately because the disease could be deadly to babies in the hospital and could lead to pneumonia in the frail and vulnerable adult patients there. It was the start of a bizarre episode at the medical center: the story of the epidemic that wasn’t.

[..] For months, nearly everyone involved thought the medical center had had a huge whooping cough outbreak, with extensive ramifications. Nearly 1,000 health care workers at the hospital in Lebanon, N.H., were given a preliminary test and furloughed from work until their results were in; 142 people, including Dr. Herndon, were told they appeared to have the disease; and thousands were given antibiotics and a vaccine for protection. Hospital beds were taken out of commission, including some in intensive care. Then, about eight months later, health care workers were dumbfounded to receive an e-mail message from the hospital administration informing them that the whole thing was a false alarm. Not a single case of whooping cough was confirmed with the definitive test, growing the bacterium, Bordetella pertussis, in the laboratory. Instead, it appears the health care workers probably were afflicted with ordinary respiratory diseases like the common cold.

[..] “You’re in a little bit of no man’s land,” with the new molecular tests, said Dr. Mark Perkins, an infectious disease specialist and chief scientific officer at the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, a nonprofit foundation supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “All bets are off on exact performance.” Of course, that leads to the question of why rely on them at all. “At face value, obviously they shouldn’t be doing it,” Dr. Perl said. But, she said, often when answers are needed and an organism like the pertussis bacterium is finicky and hard to grow in a laboratory, “you don’t have great options.” Waiting to see if the bacteria grow can take weeks, but the quick molecular test can be wrong. “It’s almost like you’re trying to pick the least of two evils,” Dr. Perl said.

At Dartmouth the decision was to use a test, P.C.R., for polymerase chain reaction. It is a molecular test that, until recently, was confined to molecular biology laboratories. “That’s kind of what’s happening,” said Dr. Kathryn Edwards, an infectious disease specialist and professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. “That’s the reality out there. We are trying to figure out how to use methods that have been the purview of bench scientists. The Dartmouth whooping cough story shows what can ensue.

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From September 2020.

Quadruple Therapy With Ivermectin Is Effective In Treating COVID-19 (Hindu)

Elaborating on the effective methods being followed for treating COVID-19 across the globe, Shashikanth Manikappa, a specialist cardiac anaesthetist working at Monash Health in Melbourne, Australia, has strongly advised what he termed Quadruple Therapy involving four medicines — Ivermectin, Doxycycline, Zinc and Vitamin D3 — as a preventive as well as treating method. Addressing a media conference in Kalaburagi on Monday, the senior doctor said that the use of Ivermectin would be more effective than that of Hydroxychloroquine which was widely being used worldwide, right from the outbreak of the pandemic.

Referring to a pre-official release of a randomised controlled trial using Ivermectin in three doses in primary contacts of COVID-19, Dr. Manikappa said that 93 % of primary contacts who received Ivermectin did not develop any symptoms and 58 % of primary contacts who did not receive Ivermectin did progress to have symptoms of the pandemic. “Quadruple Therapy includes Ivermectin 12 mg one dose, Doxycycline 100 mg once a day for four days, Zinc 50 mg once a day for four days and Vitamin D3 once a week. Ivermectin, Doxycycline and Zinc are to be repeated every 14 days and Vitamin D3 every week with blood levels monitored. The synergistic effect of these medicine acts to prevent viral multiplication and also stop the virus from entering human cells.

Thomas Borody, an Australian gastroenterologist who is known for curing peptic ulcers with triple antibiotic therapy, has revealed that one block in South America that received Ivermectin combination prophylaxis did not contract coronavirus infection while others did,” he said. On the side effects, Dr. Manikappa said that Ivermectin was being used in 3.7 billion people for intestinal parasites and was found to be safe. “These are not new medicine. They are already in use for treating different ailments and are found to be safe. They can be prescribed by any doctor to control the pandemic,” he said.

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“The 4.95 percent test positivity rate is the lowest the state has seen since the start of the pandemic.”

Texas COVID-Positivity-Rate Drops To Record Low After Mask-Mandate Lifted (ZH)

For the better part of the past year, the US public was bombarded with “science” how only the wearing of a mask (or two masks, or three masks or more) was the only thing that stood between the Western way of life and Armageddon (despite the periodic emergence of cold, hard data showing no improvement in covid transmission in states that mandated masks vs those that did not, at least until Twitter decided to ban it). Then, one month ago, Texas had had enough and its governor shocked the Faucis of the world – and the White House – when he declared that the mask mandate in the state was officially over. What happened then? Well, in a development that would likely shock Dr. Fauci, newly confirmed Coronavirus cases in Texas plunged to their lowest since June, roughly three weeks after the state lifted its mask mandate and reopened businesses.

Additionally, the 7-day Covid positivity rate dropped to a new recorded low: 4.95%…

Texas Governor Greg Abbott wrote in a tweet over the weekend. “Everyone now qualifies for a shot. They are highly recommended to prevent getting Covid but always voluntary.” The 4.95 percent test positivity rate is the lowest the state has seen since the start of the pandemic. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, some 1,900 new virus cases were reported on Sunday, which is the lowest daily number the state has seen since early June. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the seven-day moving average number of cases in Texas dropped to the lowest level since mid-June. According to the CDC, Texas was averaging 3,783 daily cases as of March 27.

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National Health Service’s Test and Trace program costs £37 billion over two years.

Fewer Than 1 In 5 Britons With Symptoms Gets Tested, Only 2 In 5 Isolate (RT)

Only half of Britons know the main symptoms of Covid-19, and most don’t get tested or self-isolate, a new study has shown, raising questions about the UK’s Test and Trace system and placing emergence from the pandemic at risk The large study, exploring the effectiveness of the National Health Service’s Test and Trace program, was published in the British Medical Journal on Wednesday. Designed to identify, find and test those who have coronavirus, it has been allocated a massive budget of £37 billion over two years. Researchers at King’s College London, University College London and Public Health England looked at aggregated data from some 37 national online surveys, encompassing more than 75,000 responses from nearly 54,000 people living in the UK.

Only some 51.5% of those surveyed managed to properly identify the symptoms of Covid-19 – which include a cough, high temperature, fever, and loss of sense of smell or taste – that have been “actively promoted to members of the UK public,” the study reads. Moreover, the willingness to get tested should any of those symptoms be experienced turned out to be extremely low, with only 18% of those who reported suffering such symptoms having requested a test to confirm whether they had coronavirus. Such low figures call into question the effectiveness of the whole Test and Trace system, the researchers said, while acknowledging a slight improvement in people’s willingness to follow the rules over time.

With such low rates for symptom recognition, testing, and full self-isolation, the effectiveness of the current form of the UK’s test, trace, and isolate system is limited. Only 43% of respondents said they had adhered to self-isolation. The need to go to work or to leave the house to shop or attend to medical needs other than Covid-19 were among the most common excuses given for breaking the rules. Young people, those on a low income and/or from a working-class background were identified as the ones most likely to break the rules. The researchers suggested targeted messaging and increased financial support as methods by which to improve adherence.

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“..far from a benign illness..”

Almost Third Of UK Covid Hospital Patients Readmitted Within 4 Months (G.)

Nearly a third of people who have been in hospital suffering from Covid-19 are readmitted for further treatment within four months of being discharged, and one in eight of patients dies in the same period, doctors have found. The striking long-term impact of the disease has prompted doctors to call for ongoing tests and monitoring of former coronavirus patients to detect early signs of organ damage and other complications caused by the virus. While Covid is widely known to cause serious respiratory problems, the virus can also infect and damage other organs such as the heart, liver and kidneys. Researchers at University College London, the Office for National Statistics, and the University of Leicester, compared medical records of nearly 48,000 people who had had hospital treatment for Covid and had been discharged by 31 August 2020, with records from a matched control group of people in the general population.


The records were used to track rates of readmission, of deaths, and of diagnoses for a range of respiratory, heart, kidney, liver and metabolic diseases, such as diabetes. After an average follow-up time of 140 days, nearly a third of the Covid patients who had been discharged from hospital had been readmitted and about one in eight had died, rates considerably higher than seen in the control group. “This is a concern and we need to take it seriously,” said Dr Amitava Banerjee, at the Institute of Health Informatics at University College London. “We show conclusively here that this is very far from a benign illness. We need to monitor post-Covid patients so we can pick up organ impairment early on.”

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Ha ha ha!

GOP Rep. Greene Introduces Bill To Cut Fauci’s $400,000 Salary To Zero (JTN)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Thursday said she is introducing a bill to strip Dr. Anthony Fauci of his government salary. In a press release Greene posted on Twitter, the controversial Georgia Republican said her “Fire Fauci Act” would decrease “Dr. Always Wrong’s pay to $0 and the ‘We Will Not Comply Act’ will ‘prevent discrimination against the unvaccinated.’ ” Greene said the Fire Fauci Act will: • Remind the American public that Dr. Fauci is the highest paid ($434,312) of all 4 million federal employees, including the president. • Cite numerous findings about Dr. Fauci’s evolving and contradictory advice on COVID-19. • Reduce Dr. Fauci’s salary to $0 until a new NIAID administrator is confirmed by the Senate. • Direct the Government Accounting Office to conduct a study about the correspondence, financials, and policy memos inside the NIAID before COVID through the end of this year. This will allow us to see what Fauci and the NIAID knew, when they knew it, what they spent money on, and how the agency responded to the virus.


The bill has little if any chance of passage in the Democrat-controlled House. Fauci has made several seemingly contradictory statements during the pandemic about the virus and related health-safety measures – including one on mask wearing. The annual salary for Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, makes him “the highest paid doctor in the federal government and the highest paid out of all 4 million federal employees,” Forbes reported. In fact, Fauci’s salary is more than the president of the United States’ annual $400,000 pay.

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Who do YOU think is the agressor here?

Kremlin Responds To Anger Over Ukraine Border Build-Up (ZH)

Various reports strongly suggest that over the past week there’s been a significant uptick in shelling and fighting in the war-torn Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. This has served to thrust the over 5-year long crisis back in the media spotlight in the past days, particularly after the US Army ( via US European Command, or EUCOM) raised its Europe threat level to its highest of “potential imminent crisis”. At the same time The New York Times and others are detailing the escalation while alleging ‘Russian aggression’ is fueling the fresh flare-up, which has signaled the collapse of yet another cease-fire. And more alarmingly the reports allege a major build-up of Russian troops and tanks along Ukraine’s eastern border. But even as the NY Times report mused, it’s also likely that the estimated 4,000 regular Russian soldiers there were simply left over from recent scheduled military exercises common during this time of year.


The Kremlin has responded to the slew of reports on Thursday, underscoring that given the troops remain entirely within Russia’s national boundaries, it’s essentially ‘nobody’s business’ where they go. “The Russian Federation transfers the Armed Forces on its soil as it wants to. This should not concern anyone and this is not posing any threat to anyone,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov emphasized. Moscow is taking “all the necessary measures to ensure security of its frontiers,” he stressed according to TASS. Peskov added that: “As for the participation of Russian troops in the armed conflict on Ukraine’s soil, the Russian troops have never taken part in it and are not participating now.” He further said: “And we, the European countries and all world states would not like the civil war in Ukraine as a result of provocations and provocative steps by Ukraine’s military to flare up again.”

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“we do not refuse to work, we just don’t want to sit there and hear about Ukraine.”

We‘ll Talk To NATO ‘But Not Just About Ukraine’ – Lavrov (RT)

Moscow has rejected claims that it is unwilling to participate in talks with NATO, arguing instead that it would be eager to hold a summit, but only if it sticks to topics that are actually within the US-led military bloc’s remit. Last week, the faction’s General Secretary, Jens Stoltenberg, claimed that a breakdown in communication was the fault of one side alone. “Since the summer of 2019, there have been no meetings of the NATO-Russia Council,” he said. “And that’s because Russia has not responded positively to our invitation to convene the Council.” “I regret that, because I think that dialogue is important, especially when times are difficult as they are now, then it is important that we sit down, discuss also difficult issues,” Stoltenberg added.

“I believe in dialogue with Russia partly to strive for a better relationship with [that country].” However, on Wednesday, Moscow hit back at the remarks, with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arguing that his country was not opposed to talks with the bloc. “Our colleague Mr Stoltenberg declares that Russia refuses to work in the Russia-NATO Council,” Lavrov said, insisting that “we do not refuse to work, we just don’t want to sit there and hear about Ukraine.” “NATO has nothing to do with Ukraine,” the Minister said, “and yet when they offer to convene the Russia-NATO Council, they always insist that the first question should be about Ukraine. We sat down a couple of times, listened, we all know this.

Therefore, we have proposed to restore contacts between our militaries in order to save complex agreements that we have previously signed.” In February, Stoltenberg said that the ball was in Moscow’s court when it comes to relations with the bloc. “We need to send a clear signal to Russia,” he said. “If they want clashes, we are ready. If they want to co-operate, we will be glad.”

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“Damn, @theintercept got yet another whistleblower pinched. It’s almost like Omidyar is running a sting operation there.”

Analyst Pleads To Leaking Secrets About Drone Program (AP)

A former Air Force intelligence analyst pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter about military drone strikes against al-Qaida and other terrorist targets. The guilty plea from Daniel Hale, 33, of Nashville, Tennessee, comes just days before he was slated to go on trial in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, for violating the World War I-era Espionage Act. Hale admitted leaking roughly a dozen secret and top-secret documents to a reporter in 2014 and 2015, when he was working for a contractor as an analyst at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). While court papers never specified the recipient of the leak, details about the case make it clear that the documents were given to Jeremy Scahill, a reporter at The Intercept, who used the documents as part of a series of critical reports on how the military conducted drone strikes on foreign targets.


He faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for July 13. The original indictment against Hale states that he reached out to the reporter in April 2013 while still enlisted in the Air Force and assigned to the National Security Agency. The leaks continued after Hale became a private contractor and was assigned to NGA. Hale’s lawyers sought unsuccessfully last year to have the case tossed on First Amendment grounds. They also argued that the case was a selective and vindictive prosecution. Defense lawyers said that while Hale was being punished for leaking information about negative aspects of the drone program, the government seemed unconcerned about anonymous leaks by government officials about successful strikes.

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“And frankly, we should have seen this coming, because a lot of people have been noticing supply chain fragility, even if Thomas Friedman didn’t.”

The Empire State Building Falls into the Suez Canal (Stoller)

Over the last few decades, ships have gotten really really big, four times the size of what they were 25 years ago, what the FT calls “too big to sail.’ The argument behind making such massive boats was efficiency, since you can carry more at a lower cost. The downside of such mega-ships should have been obvious. Ships like this, which are in effect floating islands, are really hard to steer in tight spaces like ports and canals, and if they get stuck, they are difficult to unstick. In other words, the super smart wizard financiers who run global trade made ships that don’t fit in the canals they need to fit into. The rise of mega-ships is paralleled by the consolidation of the shipping industry itself. In 2000, the ten biggest shipping companies had a 12% market share, by 2019 that share had increased to 82%.

This understates the consolidation, because there are alliances among these shippers. The stuck ship is being run by the Taiwanese shipping conglomerate Evergreen, which bought Italian shipping firm Italia Marittima in 1998 and London-based Hatsu in 2002, and is itself part of the OCEAN alliance, which has more than a third of global shipping. Making ships massive, and combining such massive ships into massive shipping monopolies, is a bad way to run global commerce. We’ve already seen significant problems from big shipping lines helping to transmit financial shocks into trade shocks, such as when Korean shipper Hanjin went under and stranded $14 billion of cargo on the ocean while in bankruptcy. It’s also much harder for small producers and retailers to get shipping space, because large shippers want to deal with large clients.

And fewer ports can handle these mega-ships, so such ships induce geographical inequality. Increasingly, we’re not moving ships between cities, we’re moving cities to where the small number of giant shipping lines find it efficient to ship. Dumb big ships owned by monopolies are the result of dumb big ideas, the physical manifestation of what Thomas Friedman was pushing in the 1990s and 2000s with books such as The Lexus and the Olive Tree and The World is Flat, the idea that “taking fat out of the system at every joint” was leading towards a more prosperous, peaceful and competitive world. Friedman’s was a finance-friendly perspective, a belief that making us all interdependent with a very thin margin of error would force global cooperation.

Just make ships bigger, went the thinking, until a big boat got stuck in a canal, taking down global supply chains with it. It seems so dumb. And it is. But it’s also reality, because for whatever reason, a lot of powerful people at one point thought Thomas Friedman was a genius. And frankly, we should have seen this coming, because a lot of people have been noticing supply chain fragility, even if Thomas Friedman didn’t.

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Bigger than God.

Massive DNA Damage Caused By CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing (GMW)

New research from Chinese scientists shows that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing causes massive damage to the genome, much of which would have been missed by the analytical tools used so far. In a previous study, the same authors described a novel DNA sequencing procedure, which they called a “primer-extension-mediated sequencing assay” or PEM-seq. By applying this procedure, they found that DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) brought about by the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool could lead to unintended chromosomal translocations and large deletions. In their latest follow-up report, the researchers describe a new computer program, which enabled them to analyse the PEM-seq data to greater depth than previous programs had allowed.

They used this program to analyse real sequence data from their own new experiments, as well as previous ones, following CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in mouse and human cells. In gene editing, while the initial double-strand break made by the DNA “scissors” or gene-editing tool can be targeted to a given location, the subsequent DNA repair that makes the “edit” is performed by the cell’s own repair mechanisms and is not controllable or precise. The researchers analysed the outcomes of the gene edit – and found what they call “tremendous deleterious DSB repair byproducts of CRISPR/Cas9 editing”. The unintended outcomes or genetic errors ranged from unintended small insertions or deletions (indels) to large deletions, plasmid (gene-editing tool delivery vehicle) integrations, and chromosomal translocations.

The researchers wrote, “Our findings provide an extra dimension for genome editing safety besides off-targets” – the well documented unintentional DNA damage at locations of the genome that were not targeted for editing. They added, “Caution should be exercised to avoid not only off-target damages but also deleterious DSB repair byproducts during genome editing.” Worryingly, these unintended deleterious outcomes of gene editing were not overcome even when a high-fidelity CRISPR/Cas tool was used. Furthermore, when components of the DNA repair machinery were inhibited in an attempt to force a specific gene sequence modification outcome (known as SDN-2), this resulted in large deletions, large insertions, and DNA cuts around the start site of genes.

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Smithsonian. The Archive of Healing lists traditional remedies, procedures and practices from all seven continents.

New Digital Archive Preserves and Protects Indigenous Folk Medicine (Smiths.)

For thousands of years, people around the world have relied on medicinal folklore, herbal treatments and rituals to heal an array of ailments. Now, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have created an online platform featuring hundreds of thousands of these traditional therapies. Spanning seven continents and 200 years, the Archive of Healing draws on such sources as anthropologists’ field notes, scholarly journals, oral histories and folktales. “The whole goal here is to democratize what we think of as healing and knowledge about healing, and take it across cultures in a way that’s respectful and gives attention to intellectual property rights,” says David Shorter, director of the digital archive, in a statement.

As Valentina Di Liscia reports for Hyperallergic, the database is one of the most inclusive catalogues of medicinal folklore in the world. A key goal of the project is preserving Indigenous treatments while ensuring that this knowledge is protected against exploitation by pharmaceutical companies seeking to make a profit. To that end, certain identifying details for plants and recipes are omitted from the archive. Western medicine has, historically, overlooked herbal remedies used by women and Indigenous peoples. As folk herbalist Sade Musa explained for Healthline in 2019, many traditional treatments were passed down orally and, as a result, overlooked in favor of written documentation.

“[C]olonialism built a medical industrial complex through often violent means of cultural suppression, erasure, and exploitation,” noted Heathline. “The rise of the patriarchy also authorized only white male physicians to practice and define medicine for the world.” Former faculty member Wayland Hand launched the UCLA database more than 40 years ago. In 1996, folklorist Michael Owen Jones began digitizing the collection of more than one million notecards—then known as the Archive of Traditional Medicine—after receiving a grant. Speaking with Jeyling Chou of the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s independent student newspaper, in 2005, Jones said, “Folk medicine [includes] the beliefs and practices that we learn and teach in our first-hand interactions with one another in our everyday lives.” He added, “It’s not institutional medicine, it’s not medicine that requires a license.”

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  • #72301
    Mr. House
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    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/trump-was-right-sunlight-destroys-covid-8x-faster-scientists-believed-study-shows

    Seems like he was right about a lot of stuff on covid and very early also. I find that strange, who was telling him this stuff?

    #72302
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Was it all made up? Was it all just the flu from the getgo and then made worse by those who were supposed to be treating it? Was it worth a year of your life and the rest of your freedoms?

    #72303
    zerosum
    Participant

    I’m trying to do my part with positive ivermectin stories

    https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/03/its-time-to-talk-about-ivermectin.htmlQuote from Yves Smith
    Read the comment section

    “Big Pharma Merck has recently been doing all it can to discourage the use of this drug as well. Merck used to hold the patent on ivermectin in the USA. Interestingly, they have a new drug that will be very expensive that they are now touting (no data released yet). I wonder what their motivations are for attempting to blackball their own drug ivermectin?”
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    Why ivermectin will not be approved.
    It [Ivermectin] actually had an EUA March to June, but revoked I think on June 25, no doubt due to industry pressure. One of the dirty little secrets of the vaccine EUA’s is that by law they can’t be used unless FDA is able to find there is no other alternative, preventive, or treatment. So widely available HCQ or Ivermectin would have prevented the vaccine EUA which would have required proceeding to a full BLA [biologics license application] and that would have taken years or so, even ‘hurrying’ as much as possible.

    https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/overview/public-health-threats/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/treatments-vaccines/covid-19-vaccines

    Did you get it?
    Approving HCQ or Ivermectin would have prevented everyone else from getting their vaccine approved and laughing all the way to the bank.

    #72304
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Its almost like every official action that was taken was actually going to make things worse………….

    #72305
    Mr. House
    Participant

    stolen from zerohedge

    “They lied about masks.

    They lied about social distancing.

    They lied about shut downs.

    They lied about HQC.

    They lied about ivermectin.

    They lied about the vaccines.

    They lied about covid.

    Now they want vaccine passports, why?

    To protect your health, naw, there is something in that vaccine that they want everyone to have!”

    #72306
    Mr. House
    Participant
    #72307
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    No one has commented on “CDC Real-World Study Confirms Protective Benefits of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines”

    I followed the link, read through the page, didn’t find anything that makes sense. Am I missing something? Here is one paragraph …

    “One of this study’s strengths is its design: participants self-collected nasal swabs each week for RT-PCR laboratory testing, regardless of whether they had developed symptoms of illness. Researchers were able to look for evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection irrespective of symptoms. A small number (10.7 percent) of infections in this study were asymptomatic (i.e., did not result in symptoms). However, the majority of infections (58 percent) occurred among people whose infections were identified by testing before they developed symptoms or knew they were infected. The study demonstrates that these two mRNA vaccines can reduce the risk of all SARS-CoV-2 infections, not just symptomatic infections.”

    Huh? Am I completely incapable of reading and understanding basic English? What did that activity prove and how did it equate with a study??

    #72308
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @zerosum: Isn’t Yves Smith a bit late to the game? TAE has covered Ivermectin extensively since … idk, someone help me out here … last year sometime …

    #72309
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Yves smith is a coward in many ways. She goes which ever way the wind blows. Also she won’t admit she’s wrong or apologize to anyone she censored or banned because they didn’t believe in the religion of covid. Read the comments on that article. Still tons of people who refuse to admit they were wrong.

    #72310
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @Mr. House: I don’t visit the NK site anymore. Ever. Yves Smith has censored and banned over way more topics than just covid. You either agree and are in “the club” or you are tossed over the wall.

    I was being kind and generous with my question to zerosum. 🙂

    #72311

    //doctors4covidethics.medium.com/rebuttal-letter-to-european-medicines-agency-from-doctors-for-covid-ethics-april-1-2021-7d867f0121e

    #72312
    Mr. House
    Participant

    She banned me once around the 2016 election because i called hillary clinton a carpet muncher. Not that their is anything wrong with that, i just think hillary is and due to “politics” won’t admit it, which in my eyes is worse then calling someone a name.

    #72313
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    This is the only place I comment so never got banned at NK, but when the most interesting commenters starting getting berated and then banned I quit visiting.

    #72314
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    upstateNYer: No one has commented on “CDC Real-World Study Confirms Protective Benefits of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines”

    That’s from a poorly-written press release. Here’s the full report:
    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7013e3.htm

    Unlike the vaccine trials done by the drug companies before Emergency Use Authorization, this study did better testing for asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic infections. which added to the number of people for whom the vaccine didn’t prevent infection.

    “Estimated adjusted vaccine effectiveness of full immunization was 90% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 68%–97%); vaccine effectiveness of partial immunization was 80% (95% CI = 59%–90%)”

    According to these results, and subject to the limitations of the study, there is 95% confidence that the effectiveness of full immunization, against the Covid strains present at the time of the study, is somewhere between 68% and 97%, for a 3-month period (December 14, 2020–March 13, 2021).

    #72315
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Online discourse should never be banned or censored unless you are advocating some very vile things. But asking questions and asking people to consider alternatives is never ban worthy. Funny she moved out of NYC right at the end of 2019. Just like the record number of CEOS that resigned in 2019. Almost like someone said here’s the gameplan, and they didn’t want to be a part of it. But who knows, up is down and down is up these days.

    #72316

    Oh my goodness! It’s not green and you’ll have to cut and paste and add the aitch-teetee-pee-ess,
    but it posted!
    It’s worth a read.

    #72317
    Mr. House
    Participant

    pointing out a coup might be occurring or that the media is trying to scare the shit out of people, or that the medical industry is corrupted, are not ban worthy in my opinion. Neither is not agreeing with MMT. The problem with people wedded to ideology or ideas (Yves, Wolf Richter) is that they can not think without them. I belong to the common sense party, we’re now accepting members!

    #72318
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Thanks, Doc Robinson, should have known you would find the actual study. 🙂 I skimmed it. I understand the logic behind their conclusion but, as in other studies on these vaccines, the inherent flaw is exposure since that variable can’t be controlled without purposeful exposure of people to the virus. To determine whether reduced infection was a result of vaccination the researchers would need to pair a vaccinated and non-vaccinated person to work/live together for that time period. They could then compare infection rates between the two. That would be closer to a valid study, if they had also factored in for any co-morbidity, etc.

    Thank you for providing the link!

    #72319

    We put the pontoon in yesterday (there was still some ice on the lake), but today is 60 and sunny and the ten day outlook is 20+ over average (F) temps.
    I have Spring Fever, and I hope it turns into a pandemic!

    #72320
    Germ
    Participant

    I bought Ivermectin from Swiss Policy Research, and also bought Azithromycin and Budesonide inhalers.
    I’m in UK.

    Paid using my Revolut card. Very simple.

    Was taking 15mg IVM every three weeks prophylactically from beginning Oct until a few weeks ago,
    Have stopped now.

    Will restart at the beginning of the next flu season.

    #72321
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    If anyone wants to know what the smell and taste of home was for me as child, learn to make homemade bread. I am doing that today and cooking it in the Kitchen Queen wood stove

    #72322
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Does it strike anyone as bizarre that we’re purchasing meds from India and self-treating for covid? I’d wager most of us didn’t see this coming a year ago. Is there a LOL emoticon I can insert here?

    #72323
    zerosum
    Participant

    upstateNYer
    Mr. House
    ” Isn’t Yves Smith a bit late to the game?”

    Yes. However, I did find new info, links, and opinions to pass on to everyone.
    Besides, I would say that we, at TAE, are early.
    There are way too many negative things being said about Ivermectin.
    The scales needs positive balancing

    #72324
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @zerosum, you are correct. Here on TAE we’re early. Was texting with a friend in FL the other day who worries about the state relaxing guidelines. I mentioned Ivermectin being effective. She came back with a link to Ivermectin that described it as a dog wormer, then added an “lol” to make sure I wasn’t offended, I guess. I sent her a link to the “Yale dr/researcher backs use of Ivermectin in treating covid” article. Ya gotta start small, that’s an easy article to read, and the word Yale is in it. One baby step to spreading the word.

    #72325
    Germ
    Participant

    Dr Mike Yeadon, former CSO and VP, Allergy and Respiratory Research Head with Pfizer Global R&D and co-Founder of Ziarco Pharma Ltd, talks about his grave concerns about the Coronavirus jab –

    A worthwhile listen:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-delingpod-the-james-delingpole-podcast/id1449753062?i=1000515435267

    #72326
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    Mr. House wrote:

    “Was it all made up? Was it all just the flu from the getgo and then made worse by those who were supposed to be treating it? Was it worth a year of your life and the rest of your freedoms?”

    That is what I believe among other things

    #72327
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Germ: Dr Mike Yeardon podcast link. Listening now. Good lord.

    #72328
    Boogaloo
    Participant

    I have mixed feelings about Naked Capitalism. I appreciate that they made a determined effort to keep covering a wide range of topics other than COVID. I think they cover a lot of worthwhile topics that the mainstream press ignores. I will continue to visit — but these days I mostly stay away from the comments, especially on contentious topics where I hold a differing view — like on Bitcoin. The comments section is an echo chamber when it comes to MMT and all things monetary.

    I have also ordered from India. A heads up about the site: You post what you want, and then a dozen Indian companies will email you their offers until you pick one. The emails stop after a couple weeks — they give up, and they don’t spam you after that. The service and speed will depend on the particular company you select. I had my Ivermectin in a week.

    #72329
    WES
    Participant

    Michael Reid:

    Well we definately share a common interest!
    A love of fresh bread!

    Your kitchen queen wood stove reminds me of the many such wood stoves I encountered as a youth.
    My Grandmother on my Mom’s side had a big kitchen wood stove which she used to cook meals on.
    I can remember using an axe to cut splinters for starting the wood stove fire plus getting cut dried wood from the woodshed just off the kitchen. There was an axe and a wood stump for splitting dried firewood on the floor.
    (My Father, told me, when he was courting my Mom, had to split wood in there, to prove himself worthy!) You know the traditional farm test of the day!

    Grandpa would cut trees in the winter from the farms wood lot and then cut them up with a big saw blade attached to various farm equipment. Then the cut wood was left out in the sun to dry before being put in a wood storage shed. I think it was a 2 year cycle. From there the wood made it’s way to the farmhouse wood shed beside the kitchen. Naturally I loved getting firewood for Grandma!

    My Grandmother would prepare a big hot lunch (basically supper) for all of my Grandfather’s hired farm workers (3 to 5). He had about 4 to 5 farms (over 600 acres).
    My Grandfather once said to me he couldn’t pay his hired help anymore than anybody else but he sure could feed then better, thanks to Grandma! Meals were always 3 course plus desert plus pies. Everybody then took a brief nap afterwards! Naturally Mom was a great cook too! I think Mom got Dad through his tummy!

    The other neat thing about the wood stove was it’s exhaust pipe went up through the upstairs floor through a very fancy floor grate. In the morning we often would often look down through the grate on the floor to see what Grandma was doing! Also we could feel the hot air rising on chilly mornings!

    Basically everything about life on the farm revolved around that kitchen wood stove!

    #72330
    WES
    Participant

    I see President Trump has now been totally banned from Facebook and the other big techs!

    You can’t post anything about President Trump!

    None of his speeches, his answers to press questions, no written words, absolutely nothing about him even if second hand stuff!

    President Trump has been totally cancelled!

    I guess they are still afraid of him!

    #72332
    WES
    Participant

    I am rather amused that the main stream media are having a lot of trouble making their “white supremacy” narrative stories attacking the capital guarded by all those troops, stick these days!

    Today some poor sumuck, down on his luck, rammed his vehicle into a police road barricade in Washington DC. Headlines “Terrorists attacks Capital!” Umm not quite! An African American and oh my God, a Muslim to boot. The poor sucker brought a knife to a gun fight! (We know how that ended!) We the press will all just skip those unimportant irrelevant minor details and push the narrative anyway!

    Asian women viciously attacked by “white supremist”. Umm not quite! Sorry wrong color and recently paroled convict, so we will just sort of quietly drop that story and hope nobody notices!

    White supremacy terrorist mass shoots a whole bunch of people! Umm not quite! Yeah lots of dead people but the narrative won’t work because uh well muslim so we will just not report that part!

    #72333
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Approving HCQ or Ivermectin would have prevented everyone else from getting their vaccine approved and laughing all the way to the bank.

    Yep, and those are the dirtbags who should be reviled for “trying to kill grandma”.

    #72334
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    @ WES

    It sounds like a beautiful memory to me

    #72335
    WES
    Participant

    I see the democrat controlled Phoenix, Arizona County election board has denied the Arizona senate access to their election ballets and especially to their vote counting machines, despite state court approval!

    I am wondering what the Phoenix election board has to hide, if the official election results are on the up and up? Besides, what does it matter, the election is over! Everyone knows the most popular president ever, won!

    I mean what is wrong with not allowing these ballots to be run through the vote counting machines, a second time? What could possibly go wrong?

    Nothing! A corrupt democratic judge will accidently get stuck in the voting machine invalidating the recount!

    #72336
    WES
    Participant

    Did you know you now can only “like” joe’s videos on all the big tech sites?
    Yeah, you know the thumbs up icon if you like it!
    9
    The thumb ‘s down icon, if you don’t like joe, the most popular President “ever” shows no number beside it!
    So, now you can’t “cancel” poor joe even if you want to!
    Disliking joe is considered a “hate” crime now!

    #72337
    zerosum
    Participant

    Michael Reid:, WES + others
    Memory lane. Did you encounter a daybed in your youth?
    Do a search for “Yellow kitchen with daybed” and see if a memory comes out and into the light. 🙂

    #72338
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    @ madamski

    In my mind I have tried to post to you on significant issues (perhaps only in my mind). Maybe tomorrow

    #72339
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    @ Germ
    Dr Mike Yeadon, former CSO and VP, Allergy and Respiratory Research Head with Pfizer Global R&D and co-Founder of Ziarco Pharma Ltd, talks about his grave concerns about the Coronavirus jab –

    Thank you for that excellent Podcast.
    My father worked for Pfizer for about a decade way back when (50’s/60’s/70’s).
    So many things have changed over the decades…

    Dr Mike Yeadon basically confirmed what most of us here at TAE already know…
    And a very big tip of the hat to our host, Ilargi, for being literally on the cutting edge of the Covid pandemic and all the peripherals.
    Not a small effort…especially in today’s world of lies and false flag events…
    IMO, the take-away is; believe nothing; verify, verify, verify, everything…everything!!!!

    #72340
    WES
    Participant

    Hey, you won’t believe this exciting news!

    The drug companies have issued findings from a Swedish study showing that older men who take Viagra frequently, live longer!

    Duh! Right!

    Maybe men who have sex more frequently are likely getting more healthy exercise chasing their women around the bedroom? It is hard exhausting work trying to keep the women folk happy and content!

    I don’t suppose it has anything to do with “enlarging” drug company profits?

    #72341
    WES
    Participant

    V. Arnold:

    You need to take more Viagra! It is supposed to be good for you!

    Unfortunately, I can’t take Viagra because it is “contra indicated” for anyone with Ushers Syndrome (combines RP with hearing loss – the eye and ear light and sound nerve cells are identical) like me! Not really sure why though.

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