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This week, Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense (CHD) president, and Polly Tommey, CHD.TV programming manager, covered the latest headlines on COVID-19, Big Pharma and other issues, including the latest Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) data that shows 1,437,273 reports of adverse events and 31,470 deaths after COVID-19 vaccines.

Polly and Mary also discussed that children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster aimed at both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants.

Plus, Brian Hooker, Ph.D., called the decision by U.S. public health officials to authorize the untested vaccines for young children “preposterous,” adding, “It is time to stop this criminal experiment on America’s children.”

Also on tap this week: Pfizer and Marvel this month released a customized Avengers comic book that urges people to become an “everyday hero” by staying up-to-date with the latest Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots.

More of this week’s highlights:

  • Steven A. Ordonia of Pensacola, Florida, was a police lieutenant and a U.S. Air Force veteran. But after receiving his Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot, the 62-year-old was forced to retire, is largely confined to his home and cannot drive a car. “People need to understand the human toll,” said Mary.
  • A Pfizer executive said that before Pfizer released its COVID-19 vaccine into the market, neither she nor other Pfizer officials knew whether the vaccine would prevent transmission because the drugmaker hadn’t tested for it. “Another sign that this is crumbling,” said Polly.
  • Is Kaiser Permanente, which is both an insurance company and a healthcare provider company, starting to worry about the amount of excess illness it’s seeing? “Lots more people have died or been injured than they could have anticipated,” said Mary.
  • After Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, M.D., Ph.D., recommended against administering mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to males ages 18 to 39 based on an analysis showing an increased risk of cardiac death, MedPage Today was quick to publish an article criticizing the analysis. “This should be waking people up,” said Mary.
  • CHD calls on all medical freedom advocates to join in the campaign to demand all states analyze and release their COVID-19 vaccine data to the public using Florida’s self-controlled case series model — a technique developed to evaluate vaccine safety. “This is very important,” said Polly.
  • Maine’s Board of Licensure in Medicine held the first of several hearings to determine whether Dr. Meryl Nass will be able to continue practicing medicine. The hearing focused on allegations that Nass prescribed ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to three patients. “This was essentially a show trial,” said Mary.
  • Boston University scientists were condemned for “playing with fire” after information emerged that they had created a lethal new COVID-19 strain in a laboratory. “This is bioweapons research and we need to stop it,” said Mary.
  • President Biden recently signed the “Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe and Secure American Bioeconomy” — the order promises we’ll see additional manmade pandemics. “This is one of the most important articles of this week,” said Mary.
  • Despite EcoHealth Alliance’s shady history and potential role in the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci gave EcoHealth another $3.3 million in additional funding for dangerous gain-of-function research. “We need to ban all funding to bioweapons research,” said Mary.
  • The Real Anthony Fauci,” a full-length feature documentary based on Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s runaway bestseller, will be available to watch for 10 days only beginning Oct. 18.
  • Bill Gates and the World Economic Forum are among the biggest promoters of CRISPR, a recently developed gene-editing technology, but scientists interviewed by The Defender warned about the technology’s flaws and risks.
  • As once-feared Omicron subvariant BA.4 fades into the sunset, one of its offspring, the “Aeterna” variant BA.4.6, is picking up steam in the U.S.
  • The husband-and-wife team who co-founded BioNTech has predicted that a cancer vaccine could be widely available within the next decade. “This may absolutely backfire on what they are trying to do,” said Mary.
  • World-famous astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson joins Piers Morgan to discuss how science can solve war.
  • “My farm has been in my family for five generations, and now it is threatened by an industrial mega-chicken operation next door,” said Christina Eastman,  member of Farmers Against Foster Farms and an individual plaintiff in alawsuit recently filed by farmer groups to stop a proposed mega-chicken operation in Oregon.
  • One of the most important preparations you can make is securing a potable water supply, such as a large cistern to collect rainwater. “Weather modification has been going on for some time,” said Mary. “We are vulnerable and water is critical.”
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture favorably reviewed genetically engineered purple tomatoes, engineered by Norfolk Plant Sciences to be rich in anthocyanins, the pigments that give blueberries, blackberries and certain other deeply hued produce their color. “I don’t know why they can’t just leave nature alone,” said Polly.
  • Wireless headphones, like Apple’s popular AirPods, could be dangerous to human health, according to a petition signed by 250 scientists. “There are ways to minimize hazards from this technology,” said Mary.
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