New ‘breakthrough’ Alzheimer’s drug fast-tracked by US watchdog

The first drug that could halt Alzheimer’s is to be fast-tracked for approval, in what experts say could be the biggest breakthrough yet in the fight against the disease. Charities said the decision by US watchdogs to give the treatment a “priority review” could mean it would be prescribed within six months, giving hope to sufferers everywhere. Trials have found that patients given aducanumab showed improvements in their language skills and ability to keep track of time and place, and a slower loss of memory. Source

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“Within Days I Was Able To Breathe”: NYC Democratic Councilman Says Hydroxychloroquine Saved His Life

“Within a week I was back on my feet” Source: Zero Hedge An immunocompromised New York City Councilman who underplayed the severity of his COVID-19 diagnosis in April now says that it was actually much worse, and hydroxychloroquine saved his life. Paul Vallone, a Democrat who represents Queens, says he took the drug along with a ‘Z-pack’ antibiotic and drastically improved within days. “I couldn’t breathe, very weak, couldn’t get out of bed. My doctor prescribed it. My pharmacy had it. Took it that day and within two to three…

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The best way to measure rates of COVID immunity?

In my previous post on the covid pandemic I mentioned that the body’s main defence against viruses is T-cells, not antibodies, and that the only reason we test for antibodies instead in clinicial practice is because it is easier and cheaper. I also ventured a hypothesis that the levels of population immunity are much higher than is being found in the antibody tests, and that this is because lots of people who don’t have antibodies do have covid specific T-cells. It turns out that this hypothesis is supported by new…

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New virus passed via tick bites emerges in China, seven killed so far

A new type of virus, which is likely to be passed to be infected after bite by ticks, is emerging in China, with more than 60 people infected and killed at least seven. According to media reports, more than 37 people in East China’s Jiangsu Province have contracted with the virus – SFTS Virus in the first half of the year; and later 23 people was found infected in East China’s Anhui Province. Wang, a woman in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu who suffered from the virus showed onset of symptoms…

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BEST OF THE WEB FLASHBACK: These NHS staff were told the swine flu vaccine was safe, now they’re suffering the consequences

Dozens of NHS workers are fighting for compensation after developing narcolepsy from a swine flu vaccine that was rushed into service without the usual testing when the disease spread across the globe in 2009. They say it has destroyed their careers and their health. When nurse Meleney Gallagher was told to line up with her colleagues on the renal ward at Sunderland Royal Hospital, for her swine flu vaccination, she had no idea the injection she was about to have had not gone through the usual testing process. It had…

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‘Vaccines-or-masks’ policy of Canadian health authorities ruled ‘unreasonable’ in 2015 arbitration case

The Ontario arbitration fight about masks is really stunning. The background: several Ontario hospitals wanted to make all nurses get flu vaccinations. Legally they couldn’t. So they required the nurses who wouldn’t get vaccinated to wear masks. The nurses filed a grievance saying that masks were useless and they should not be forced to wear them. Both sides took the arbitration very seriously. A long fight ensued. Both sides called experts and offered evidence. And in two decisions – in 2015 and 2018 – separate arbitrators ruled for the nurses.…

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World’s Top Epidemiologists: Masks Don’t Work!

Denmark boasts one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the world. As of August 4, the Danes have suffered 616 COVID-19 deaths, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. That’s less than one-third of the number of Danes who die from pneumonia or influenza in a given year. Despite this success, Danish leaders recently found themselves on the defensive. The reason is that Danes aren’t wearing face masks, and local authorities for the most part aren’t even recommending them. This prompted Berlingske, the country’s oldest newspaper, to complain that Danes had positioned themselves “to…

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SOTT FOCUS: Fact-Checking a “Fact-Checker”: A Response to HealthFeedback.org

On July 12 an organization called Health Feedback posted a review of my and Patrick Corbett’s July 2 OffGuardian article on the bombshell revelations of Bulgarian Pathology Association President Dr. Stoian Alexov. They stamped it “inaccurate.” This article is a refutation of Health Feedback’s so-called fact-checking. I show why Dr. Alexov’s statements, in fact, fit the evidence, and punch plenty of other holes in Health Feedback’s claim that our article is “clearly wrong” and has “very little credibility.” Health Feedback’s review is fatally faulty right off the top, when the…

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SOTT FOCUS: Fact-Checking a ‘Fact-Checker’ on Covid-19: A Response to HealthFeedback.org

On July 12 an organization called Health Feedback posted a review of my and Patrick Corbett’s July 2 OffGuardian article on the bombshell revelations of Bulgarian Pathology Association President Dr. Stoian Alexov. They stamped it “inaccurate.” This article is a refutation of Health Feedback’s so-called fact-checking. I show why Dr. Alexov’s statements, in fact, fit the evidence, and punch plenty of other holes in Health Feedback’s claim that our article is “clearly wrong” and has “very little credibility.” Health Feedback’s review is fatally faulty right off the top, when the…

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Lithium-laced drinking water could be curbing suicide rates, scientists say

For communities with a low rate of depression and suicide, there may be something in the water, according to a new study. A comprehensive analysis of findings from previous studies has revealed that regions where the public drinking water contains a high level of naturally occurring lithium — a mineral used most often for the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder — also boast a lower rate of suicide than other areas. The review included all prior research on the effects of lithium, as well as regional water samples and…

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Mexico state bans sale of sugary drinks and junk food to children

The southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has banned the sale of sugary drinks and high-calorie snack foods to children – a measure aimed at curbing obesity. The bill to reform the state’s children and adolescents’ rights law proposed fines and the possible closure of stores for selling soft drinks and sweets to children. It in effect puts sugary items into the same category as cigarettes and alcohol. “It’s important to finally put the brakes on this industry, which has already sickened our country and our children,” said Magaly López Domínguez,…

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CDC warns parents to be on lookout for acute flaccid myelitis in children

Parents and pediatricians need to be on the lookout in the coming months for a rare, paralyzing condition that affects young children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The polio-like condition, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, tends to peak every other year, and the last surge of cases was in 2018, when 238 cases were diagnosed across the US, the CDC said. This year is likely to see another upsurge but things will be complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. “AFM is a priority for CDC as…

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If you pay taxes, you’re funding coronavirus vaccines while making Big Pharma executives even richer

(Natural News) Business has never been better for the vaccine industry, which is raking in billions of dollars from the federal government to produce new vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). And footing the bill, as usual, is the American taxpayer. President Donald Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” (OWS) initiative, which promises to unveil fast-tracked Wuhan… Source

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