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This week, Mary Holland Children’s Health Defense (CHD) president, and Polly Tommey, co-producer of “Vaxxed,” cover the latest COVID headlines, including the latest VAERS data by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which included a total of 837,595 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 17,619 deaths and 127,457 serious injuries.

Also on tap this week: ​​How dangerous is COVID for children? A survey of the latest data, compiled by the Alliance for Natural Health USA, should provide some comfort to worried parents about the risks faced by children. Plus, side effects of the COVID-19 vaccination in children ages 5 to 11 are considered “mild,” according to a chief medical officer.

Polly and Mary also discussed how the American Academy of Pediatrics is pushing the COVID vaccine for children and has a history of supporting the position of Big Pharma, denying the dangers of mercury and thimerosal in vaccines, endorsing routine HPV vaccines and recommending Ritalin, a psychiatric drug, for 4-year-olds. Plus, some fully vaccinated parents aren’t rushing to get their children the COVID vaccination.

Here are more of this week’s highlights:

  • An opinion piece on how Dr. Anthony Fauci got major epidemiology and public health questions wrong and “fooled America.” “This is amazing,” said Mary. “It’s a very powerful article, I urge people to read it.”
  • Dr. Fauci approved drug trial experiments on hundreds of AIDS orphans in New York City. Over 200 of the orphans died during or after the experiments. Watch the BBC documentary on the experiments here. “It’s unforgettable and everyone should watch it,” said Mary.
  • A longtime Minnesota general surgeon was dismissed from his hospital after arguing parents should make healthcare decisions for their children.
  • In Mexico, Health Minister Jorge Alcocer has once again claimed COVID vaccines could inhibit the development of children’s immune systems.
  • Dr. Wilbur H. Chen, whose conflicts of interest include accepting $437,250 from vaccine makers, should be removed immediately from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. “An article you should share around” said Polly.
  • People who are fully vaccinated against COVID yet catch the virus are just as infectious to others in their household as infected unvaccinated people, research suggests.
  • Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, has tested positive for COVID.
  • Emergency rooms are packed with seriously unwell patients, but most of them don’t have COVID. “These are the injuries that we are hearing about,” said Polly. “I find this interesting.”
  • Individuals who have had two COVID vaccine doses can be just as infectious as those who have not been vaccinated.
  • A Washington D.C., district court judge issued a minute order asking the Biden administration to agree that both civilian and active-duty military plaintiffs will not be terminated while they await a ruling after they sued the administration over religious exemptions to COVID vaccines.
  • Federal contractors will have broad leeway to enforce President Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate, according to new guidance the White House released Monday, laying out details on implementation of the rules.
  • The Supreme Court won’t block Maine’s vaccination mandate for healthcare workers.
  • Twenty-one Republican state attorneys sent a letter to President Biden saying they think his COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors “stands on shaky legal ground,” is confusing to contractors and could exacerbate supply-chain problems. “That was wow,” said Polly.
  • The FDNY is preparing to shutter as many as 20% of all New York fire companies — and take an equal portion of its ambulances off the streets — ahead of the impending deadline for all city workers to be vaccinated against COVID. “This is extraordinary,” said Mary. “It will make New York City less livable.”
  • Los Angeles (L.A.) County Sheriff Alex Villanueva warned public safety will be threatened by a “mass exodus” of employees from his department caused by a vaccination mandate for all L.A. County employees issued by the Board of Supervisors.
  • Entertainer Ice Cube left the cast of pending Sony comedy “Oh Hell No” and walked away from a $9 million payday after refusing the COVID vaccination.
  • The CDC is now signaling some people may need a fourth vaccine shot. “This is breathtaking,” said Mary. “We know that they are going to redefine what fully vaccinated is. This is so disturbing.”
  • Across the country, dozens of election recall campaigns are underway, many led by people who oppose any COVID-related rules. “It’s a mess,” said Polly.
  • Researchers are creating needle-free vaccine patches that deliver drugs painlessly to the skin, a development that could “revolutionize medicine.” “I’m not feeling very reassured by this,” said Polly. “It filled me with horror.”
  • A nasal COVID vaccine could be the solution to ending the pandemic, experts say, and early trial data looks promising. “You can’t make this up,” said Polly.
  • Merck predicts billions in global sales from its COVID-19 antiviral molnupiravir and has tens of millions of pills ready to go once the drug is greenlit by regulators. “It’s just obscene,” said Mary.
  • Chicago police union head John Catanzara is no longer prohibited from publicly encouraging his members to disobey the city’s COVID vaccine mandate, which expired after a judge refused to extend it.
  • According to a new study in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, fast food from popular chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Pizza Hut contain harmful chemicals linked to a suite of health problems. “It’s a very good article,” said Mary. “I was shocked to read this.”
  • Unvaccinated nurses from Kamloops, British Columbia, have set up a wellness center offering free healthcare to all, regardless of vaccination status. “I think this is where the future is going,” said Polly.
  • Join Robert. F. Kennedy, Jr., Mary Holland, and more at the Wise Traditions Conference in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 5 – 7.
  • Apply to our new fellowship program! CHD is accepting applications for full-time or part-time fellowships across many of its program areas, including legal, science, 5G, online news, social media, CHD.TV and advocacy.
  • Double your impact! Make a donation to CHD by midnight Nov. 30, and a generous benefactor will match your donation. This is our second million-dollar match!

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