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This week, Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president, and Polly Tommey, co-producer of “Vaxxed,” covered the latest headlines on COVID-19, Big Pharma and other issues, including the latest monkeypox news.
Mary and Polly noted the first monkeypox outbreak happened in the exact week predicted by a biosecurity simulation conducted a year ago. Plus, the World Health Organization has called an emergency meeting to discuss the outbreak as health officials brace for more cases.
The U.K. and EU have ordered thousands of monkeypox vaccinations despite minimal cases, and the Biden administration spent more than $119 million on vaccinations after just one case was reported in the U.S.
Also on tap this week: Belgium introduced quarantine after a fourth monkeypox case was confirmed in the country.
More of this week’s highlights:
- Mozambique declared a polio outbreak after identifying the country’s first case in 30 years.
- Nepal reported the first African swine fever outbreak and Italy established Rome as an infected zone for the disease. Pig health is threatened worldwide. “This is an attack on protein supply,” said Mary. “This is troubling.”
- Bird flu is harmless to humans, but Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci funded research to develop a bird flu pathogen capable of infecting humans. Will this be the next pandemic? “I can’t recommend enough that you read this,” said Polly.
- A Chinese COVID-19 vaccine was validated by the WHO. The vaccination is based on a human adenovirus.
- Health authorities in Scotland launched an investigation after a mysterious surge in deaths of newborn babies, the second time in six months the phenomenon has been recorded. “This is a really important article to me,” said Mary.
- The world was unprepared for COVID-19 and remains unprepared for the next pandemic, research found.
- Amendments proposed by the U.S. to the 2005 International Health Regulations — a multilateral treaty regulating the global architecture for health emergency, preparedness, response and resilience — could have far-reaching implications, experts warned. “If I were to recommend one article to read this week, it would be this one,” said Polly.
- U.S. taxpayers ponied up $60 million to support the World Economic Forum, which is hosting a meeting of the world’s billionaire business elite in Davos, Switzerland. “This is eye-opening,” said Polly. “This is disgusting,” said Mary.
- The Department of Homeland Security paused its disinformation board three weeks after creating it.
- Vaccinated and boosted people make up most of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine documents released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shed light on Pfizer’s vaccine trials, including the story of a trial participant whose vaccine reaction was deleted. “This really highlights the deception,” said Polly.
- A family takes legal action after their son died following the AstraZeneca vaccine.
- AstraZeneca’s contract with the White House for 300 million COVID-19 vaccines was quietly canceled in December.
- A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientific advisory committee voted to recommend a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. “Utter nonsense,” said Mary. “This is so disturbing.”
- CHD seeks help from parents in 13 Texas counties in a lawsuit against the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.
- A North Carolina dentist’s experiment, which involves giving bottled water with fluoride to infants starting at age 3-6 months and continuing to age 4, violates the National Institutes of Health informed consent guidelines by failing to tell parents that studies show fluoride exposure can result in a lower IQ.
- Louisiana’s Democratic Governor, John Bel Edwards, reversed the state’s vaccine mandate requiring students to be fully vaccinated beginning with the 2022-23 school year. “This is very exciting,” said Mary.
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