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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 news that the United States will keep in place the public health emergency status of the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing millions of Americans to still receive free tests, vaccines and treatments.

Polly and Mary also discussed that while influenza, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can be problematic and dangerous for certain high-risk individuals, the overall risks associated with them are negligible for most — but “fear sells,” and for Big Pharma, it sells more vaccines.

Plus, Southern California’s Orange County Health Department declared a local health emergency over concerns around the rising number of pediatric cases of RSV amid news Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline are close to seeking approval for new RSV vaccines.

Also on tap this week: Human trials are underway to assess the safety and efficacy of a flu-COVID-19 combination vaccine.

More of this week’s highlights:

  • Pfizer and Moderna are developing a combination vaccine using mRNA coding for the BA4/BA5 Omicron subvariant and new mRNA coding for antigens contained in the influenza virus — and that’s a terrible idea, according to Dr. Peter McCullough and John Leake. “This is a disaster in the making,” said Polly.
  • Pfizer is teeing up to dominate the maternal vaccine market with an RSV vaccine, even as OB-GYNs on the front lines of maternal care sound the alarm about the COVID-19 shots’ infanticidal fallout. “This is chilling,” said Mary. “This RSV vaccine for pregnant women is not necessarily going to be safe.”
  • A 10-year-old boy died of cardiac arrest six days after receiving a third dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. “They have given us a false narrative and many people have died,” said Mary.
  • Philadelphia’s most prominent immunization expert, Paul Offit, isn’t planning to get the latest COVID-19 booster shot and doesn’t think most others need to, either. “There are going to be major public disputes from this,” said Mary.
  • A recent study concluded that Moderna’s Spikevax vaccine carries a higher risk of myocarditis than Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine.
  • Johnson & Johnson is buying a heart device maker company.
  • Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki claims dedicating time to testify would be “highly disruptive” to her life, but a federal court in Virginia found that the public interest in preserving free speech significantly outweighs the inconvenience. “They are finally going to have to answer questions,” said Mary.
  • The World Health Organization appointed itself the supreme arbiter of what constitutes online misinformation, with Big Tech, Google and its video arm YouTube acting as censors and enforcers.
  • Long COVID-19 refers to symptoms that persist for four or more weeks after an initial COVID-19 infection, but many people also report long COVID-19 symptoms after getting the COVID-19 shot. “These shots are causing tremendous damage,” said Mary.
  • Pfizer’s Paxlovid is widely associated with rebound infection, and people who take the treatment can still transmit COVID-19 to others — even if they’re asymptomatic.
  • In his book, “The War on Ivermectin: The Medicine That Saved Millions and Could Have Ended the COVID Pandemic,” Dr. Pierre Kory details the history of ivermectin and how and why Big Pharma suppressed this drug when it was found to work against COVID-19. “People like this have been on an extraordinarily high learning curve,” said Mary.
  • There can be no amnesty for COVID-19 narrative pushers as long as people proven right for resisting are still being persecuted as “misinformation spreaders” and illegal government censorship continues without abatement. “This article is outstanding,” said Mary.
  • A childcare facility in Columbus closed temporarily after four children had confirmed cases of measles, according to public health officials.
  • A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court’s finding that Rockland County, New York, public health authorities were justified in issuing an emergency order banning students unvaccinated against measles, including those with religious exemptions, from public spaces.
  • In a study of 12 face masks, every mask contained titanium dioxide (TiO2) particles in at least one layer, at levels that “exceeded the acceptable exposure level.” “It is not human,” said Mary. “This is a good article.”
  • National Public Radio originated as a publicly funded voice for all Americans, but media critics allege the shift to more private, corporate funding has led the station to become a voice exclusively for elite leftists. “This is totally corporate radio,” said Mary.
  • The wireless industry is rolling out thousands of new transmitters amid a growing body of research that calls cellphone safety into question. Federal regulators say there’s nothing to worry about — even as they rely on standards established in 1996. “These are death sentences,” said Mary.
  • Using strategies to position it as a healthy alternative for natural meat, the industry’s fake meat is just another name for ultra-processed food, full of genetically engineered and pesticide-laden ingredients designed to look as much like meat as possible. “These products are dangerous, pesticide-ladened and ultra-processed,” said Mary.
  • Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., chairman and chief legal counsel for CHD, filed a lawsuit against Merck on behalf of 16-year-old Catherine Boss, who said she is now physically unable to pursue a career working with animals after receiving the Gardasil vaccine. “This is hard to watch, but so important,” said Polly.
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